How do you get a wedding film that's different from everyone else's?

Let’s face it. In a way, every wedding is the same. And because of that, most wedding videos look alike. Two people get all dressed up and stand in front of other people to say “I do.” Perhaps this is followed by cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Later there’s dinner, drinks, dancing, and hopefully cake. So how do I give you a wedding film that’s different from everyone else’s?

It’s simple. I focus on what truly makes your wedding unique. You and your story.

Most people think they want a wedding film but what they really want is to not forget.

So then, the question is, what do you want to remember? I’m the videographer for those who want to remember how they felt and who they were as individuals and as a couple during such an important part of their lives. They want to remember, not just what happened during the wedding, but the courtship that led up to it and the dreams they imagined for their future. And what about the other people who watch your film? How do I want them to feel? My goal is not for them to feel as if they were there at your wedding. That’s simple documentary. I think anyone who knows how to can set up a few cameras on tripods and press the record button can easily do that. Instead, I want them to feel like they know who you are.

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BEFORE YOUR WEDDING

Plan

I get to know you and your future spouse. I want to know what makes you unique and the most compelling parts of your story. Then I’ll propose how we’ll tell your story that goes beyond the wedding day.

ON THE DAY

Shoot

Here’s a shocking truth – not everything matters. I won’t capture everything and everyone. But, because I took the time to find out what is actually important to you,  I focus on those people and things.

AND AFTER

overdeliver

I’ll artfully create a film that not only represents your wedding day but the essence of you as a couple. You’re not just buying a film but a time capsule for a very special time in both of your lives. 

Working with me

That’s a candid photo my wife took of me while we were halfway up a volcano in Ecuador… with our 3-yr old son. But, that’s a story for another day. We travel a lot. But as I write this in the summer of 2020, we’re looking for a place to plant our roots in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.

My wedding filmmaking style is all about artistically capturing real moments as they happen. My bet is you’ll want to remember the version of you showing off your signature dance moves much more than the version that’s posing with a fake smile.

In addition to the unique aspects of my creative work, I set myself apart by being exceptionally organized. I know wedding planning can be a stressful time and I want to make working with me easy and fun. I only take on a limited number of clients so I can give you the attention you deserve and I invest in tools that allow us to stay on the same page before, during, and after your wedding.

On a personal note, I love good coffee, hiking in the mountains, riding my motorcycle, French pastries, and building things with my hands..

Customer reviews

I have no words to express how great this divine project was, extremely professional, and every time I see it I end up with the same feeling as the first day, I cry with joy and with mixed emotions, I see it and relive every moment of the most important day of my life, OUR WEDDING. Seeing myself with my soul and emotions fully exposed makes me feel that I am in another dimension full of love. Thank you Kelvin for such a beautiful production without a doubt we were all extremely fascinated. There couldn't be a more perfect way to have a documentary of that day. I admire your work. My respects for having such good taste. Thank you very much Kelvin with all my heart thank you very much for capturing everything beautifully. You were great.
Marisol
Bride | Wedding April 2022
Working with Kelvin was very special and different from anything I've had before. He was interested, for REAL, in our story. He captured details that I hadn't thought of to make it into a compelling story. The final products were amazing at an unexpected level.
Wilson Ochoa
Founder | Inti Kamari Retreat Center
I like the way Kelvin got to know me before we began to work on the videos. To have a coffee, to chat. That was the most important thing - to form a friendship. Personally, the final product was beautiful, it gave me the chills. It's worth so much to me.
Alex Andrade
Founder | Anmay Leather Arts
Kelvin is a wonderful human being, always with a smile, very professional, and with excellent ideas to contribute. His work is impeccable and best of all, he has the ability to show through his videos a unique perspective of the reality he observes. Love it!
Yenis Bejas
General Manager | Expats Magazine Cuenca
Kelvin is extremely professional, open to feedback, and an overall joy to work with. He has an excellent eye for capturing special moments and editing content into videos that strike an emotional chord. He took direction really well and created a video for us that was beyond what I could have imagined.
Kenzie Barth
Co-Founder | Groundwork
It was amazing working with Kelvin, he took the time to understand our vision and then got to work. He was extremely professional and self-directed. At the end of the process he delivered a video that exceeded all my expectations. He did an amazing job in capturing the essence of our project and was a pleasure to work with.
Neal Hegarty
Founder | Granja Tz'ikin
Kelvin was easy to connect with. It was a pleasure to create this unique video with him. He understood what we were about and went from idea to committed execution FAST. He created a clear vision of the end product, made sure we all liked it, and we did the shoot with ease, pushing forward against any obstacle to get it done and done the right way. When working with Kelvin, expect nothing but excellence.
Alex Kronick
Founder | Caoba Farms
Kelvin has created an innovative video for my permaculture business that has improved my website's SEO. I felt that no one could have described all that I do better than Kelvin's video.
Paola Andrea Perez Garces
Founder | Ecohostel Medellin
Working with Kelvin was a true pleasure, he is very professional, creative and passionate about his work. He fully engaged in the task, capturing the essence of our farm-to-table concept and created an amazing video for us. I would highly recommend him!
Karin Rudberg
Owner | Caoba Farms
With the help of Kelvin I’ve recently just launched my own tourism business in Colombia. The web page and promotional video he created have ensured my business is expanding on a daily basis. His attention to detail and patience combined with unbelievable talent make him invaluable in promoting your business.
Santiago Lopez
Founder | Guacamaya Trips
I appreciated Kelvin’s project management approach to his creative works. His up-front planning meant we had all the critical people on-set when we needed them and saved us a lot of time. Kelvin’s relaxed manner put our people at ease, so their interviews came out natural and unscripted. He had a way of asking questions that made them open up and share their emotions in a comfortable way. Because Kelvin did such a good job of setting expectations about the outcome upfront, we only needed to make a few minor changes when it came to final editing.
Mar Rosati
Co-Founder | Proyecto Florecer

How it works:

You're 3 steps away from booking me.

1. Reach out to me

Click on any of the contact buttons on this page and you'll be taken to a contact form to answer a few simple questions about yourself and your wedding. I typically get back to new inquiries within a day.

2. We'll chat

I'll get to know you better through a questionnaire as well as an in-person or video call. If we're local, we can grab coffee or have dinner! You'll also be able to get to know more about me and how I work. The goal of this meeting is to see if we'll be a good fit for each other.

3. I'll present a proposal

If we find that we're a good fit, I'll send you the details of everything I'll give you as well as an outline of how I'll do it. If you agree, then we'll sign the contract and you'll pay a deposit so we can start the storytelling process!

Recent Films

Destination Wedding | Mexico

Marisol and Miguel, despite living far from one another decide to take a risk on a long-distance relationship. Three days after the decision, the pandemic hits, threatening to keep them apart. And literally on the day Miguel comes to visit to ask Marisol’s parents for their permission, the worst possible thing happens. As with all wedding videos, we sort of know the ending – they still end up getting married. But what captivated me about Marisol and Miguel’s story is how they managed to not only survive but grow through the toughest of times. Watch the video to see the whole story.

The Essentials

Two Separate Films

Eight Hours of Coverage

A Note to Wedding Planners and Vendors

We share the same vision.

Like you, I want offer my clients an extraordinary experience. I understand the importance of collaborating with planners and other vendors so you’ll see that I’m calm, confident, professional, organized, and a pleasure to work with.

I make wedding films because I believe they have the power to preserve the meaningful moments of a day that goes by in the blink of an eye. By combining the principles of storytelling with beautiful cinematic composition, my films make people feel something. And my hope is that when the couple watches their film, the feeling it evokes takes them back to that special time of their lives, no matter how much time has passed.

Let's make a film with heart and soul.

you have a story. I’LL Help you tell it.