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Best Wedding Videographers in Santa Barbara, CA

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Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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After several years working in the commercial and film industries, the owners created a company that specializes in cinematic storytelling and strives to deliver unique content. Our team of talented filmmakers provides the highest quality video and photography services in Santa Barbara, Ventura County, and Socal. We also provide destination weddings. Using professional filmmaking techniques we have the ability to create unique, cinematic, wedding videos that you can enjoy for years to come.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Like a Letter Weddings is a studio in Santa Barbara that creates timeless films about celebrations of love, including engagements and elopements. The owners and lead operators are a married couple, who know exactly how to capture precious moments and transform these into heirloom pieces for the family, and they take the passionate cinematic storytelling approach that will make brides and grooms smile long after they have begun their happily-ever-after journey. The husband earned his bachelor’s in professional photography from Brooks Institute of Film and Photography, and the wife received hers in Texas. Like a Letter Weddings welcomes requests for destination shoots in other parts of the United States, and its flagship product is the 4K film with up to three fully licensed tracks.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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5.0 (2)

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805 Productions is a studio in Santa Barbara that offers engagement and wedding videography services. The team commits to demonstrating “high-quality cinematic video artistry” in each of the projects, and it aims for the customer’s utmost satisfaction. The company takes pride in the professionalism and technical ability of its crew, and it uses only state-of-the-art equipment, including drones, to capture precious moments and transform these into family treasures. 805 Productions has another office in Paris, France, and it also engages in the creation of audio-visual corporate presentations, multimedia marketing and instructional materials, non-profit and fundraiser videos, web commercials, tributes, and similar works. Some of the corporate clients are Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Institute of Law, Renaud’s Patisserie and Bistro, Lost Horizon Bookstore, Ducati, and Google.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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5.0 (24)

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Agápe Films is a studio in Santa Barbara that crafts real-life fairy tale movies “with love.” The crew strives to illuminate the bliss that fills the air as the bride and groom profess their unconditional and undying affection for each other, and it offers flexibility in form and style to accommodate the clients’ project vision, goals, and preferences. Agápe Films Films covers the county, and it welcomes requests for destination shoots outside of California. Some of the products are cinematic highlights, full features, love story reels, and same-day edits that the hosts can show during the reception. Clients can call to ask for a consultation.

Ventura, CA 93001

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5.0 (2)
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5.0 (1)

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Euro Star Productions is a provider of wedding videography in Ventura. The team handcrafts the films that become lasting keepsakes, and its approach is “simple and creative storytelling.” The company can create photo montages, family history videos, and other movie types, and some of the supplemental services are DVD duplication and film transfers. Euro Star Productions also offers business solutions, and the products include commercials and training materials.

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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5.0 (22)

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Satellite Weddings is a studio in Santa Barbara that focuses on contemporary wedding filmmaking. The company produces meticulously handcrafted reels, and the team aims to capture the spirit, emotion, and magic of the blissful day. Satellite Weddings posts some of its works on the shop’s website and Vimeo, and the movies feature the highlights of the bridal preparation, ceremony proper, grand entrance, speeches, and dances. Customers can call or e-mail to request client references and ask about the shop’s policy on using licensed music for the films.

4550 W Pico Blvd STE C2320, Los Angeles, CA 90019

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5.0 (14)
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5.0 (4)

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West Films is a Los Angeles wedding film house that also serves clients in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Owner and videographer Igor Raevskii offers different wedding videography packages to clients. His film house has a highlight collection package that includes a five-minute video and one videographer. It also has a classic collection package wherein two videographers create a six- to seven-minute video, and a featurette collection package, which includes a video that lasts for eight to nine minutes.

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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5.0 (21)

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Riviera Productions is a creator of wonderful wedding films in Santa Barbara. The team consists of spirited and inspired storytellers, who have more than two decades of combined experience in the bridal industry, and it crafts visual narratives that families will want to watch over and over. The crew delivers feature documentaries and other types of movies, depending on the client’s project vision and lifestyle, and it applies good and ethical practices that involve respect for the solemnity of the occasion and sensitivity to the culture of the hosts and guests. Riviera Productions also handles non-matrimonial events, such as family picnics, dance recitals, school plays, fundraisers, and corporate team-building activities, and it posts some of its audio-visual masterpieces on Vimeo.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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5.0 (7)

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Michael Scott Productions is a studio in Santa Barbara that offers wedding videography and photography services. The founder has more than 20 years of industry experience, and his flagship products are 4K films, which have four times the resolution of the standard 1080P high-definition motion pictures. Michael Scott Productions also engages in commercial filmmaking, and it caters to real estate companies, architectural firms, restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers, and other businesses. The team also creates videos for people seeking personal branding, and it handles 3D and 2D animations as well.

Ventura, CA 93003

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5.0 (12)
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4.8 (10)

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Brett Munoz Photography and Video is one of the most trusted portraiture studios and event vendors in Ventura. The company has been part of the industry since 2002, and it covers engagements, weddings, and other special occasions in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. The owner and lead visual artist has decades of professional experience, and he has accepted commissions in other parts of the world, including France and Switzerland. Brett Munoz Photography and Video sends a team of up to four camera professionals to cover the occasion, and its style ranges from modern and playful to journalistic and traditional. The team is a 2015 and 2013 The Knot Best of Weddings pick.

Compare our Top Wedding Videographers

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
J Rachelle Cinematic Event Photos and Videos
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Like a Letter Weddings
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805 Productions
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Agápe Films
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Euro Star Productions
Ventura, CA 93001
Satellite Weddings
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
West Films
4550 W Pico Blvd STE C2320, Los Angeles, CA 90019
Riviera Productions
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Michael Scott Productions
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Brett Munoz Photography and Video
Ventura, CA 93003

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Wedding day memories may fade over the years, but a wedding video preserves those precious moments for a lifetime. Hiring a wedding videographer is a wise investment that will allow the happy couple to relive their special day year after year. A wedding video is also a great way to share the day with family members and friends that couldn't make it. And with today's technology, videos can be shared and made widely available via social media, YouTube, and other online platforms.

    From traditional weddings to vow renewals, hiring a wedding videographer ensures those special memories are expertly captured and edited and live on indefinitely.
  • What does a wedding videographer do?

    The primary role of a wedding videographer is to capture your wedding day on video and produce a film that can be rewatched and shared with others easily. They provide all equipment, including cameras, lighting, and audio, and edit the captured video to create a story complete with music, speeches, and candid moments.

  • Do I need a videographer for my wedding?

    There will always be parts of the day that are missed by the happy couple. From guests arriving and mingling to the confetti throw and cake cutting ceremony, the wedding video captures all of these moments perfectly. If you don't want to miss a single moment of your wedding, hiring a wedding videographer can be a wise choice.

  • What is included in wedding videography?

    Most wedding videographers offer a range of packages to suit different budgets. Basic packages typically include one videographer and equipment, a short edited video, recordings of guests congratulating the couple, and a choice of music. Luxury and bespoke packages allow for extras and customization.

  • How many videographers do I need for a wedding?

    The number of videographers required for a wedding will largely depend on the size of the wedding and the budget. For small weddings, one videographer should be sufficient. For larger weddings, a team of videographers will be able to cover more ground and ensure that every moment is captured.

  • How long should a wedding video be?

    The average length for a wedding video is three to five minutes for a wedding highlights video or short movie or 30 minutes to an hour or more for a cinematic or documentary-style film.

  • What should I look for in a wedding videographer?

    Experience is one of the most important requirements when selecting a videographer. They also need to have their own video, audio, and editing equipment and suitable insurance and provide a selection of packages to suit different requirements and budgets. Reviews can also steer you in the right direction.

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