Desiree & Lorenzo Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Joanne & Kory Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Kenzie & Blake Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Julia & Glenn Reception Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Julia & Glenn Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I went down to the Newport Beach LDS Temple a few days before the wedding and the conditions were perfect for our wedding film pre-shoot. Julia had blind-folded Glenn when they met up with each other that afternoon and kept him blindfolded until the cameras were rolling, so what you see here in the beginning of the film is Glenn seeing his beautiful bride for the first time in her wedding dress. It was a very special moment for all of us.

This film, from the footage to the song, has a very romantic and beautiful feel to it. Enjoy!

Maggie & Steven Reception Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Ericka & Court Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Last month I got to spend a Saturday at the most amazing location, The Hummingbird Nest Ranch Mansion in Simi Valley, California, with two awesome people that became great friends of mine within the past few years. Of course I was honored to fly down to film for them and once again work with William Innes from William Innes Photography.

Ericka and Court… what can I say other than “Wow! What a fantastic looking couple!!!” Days like this make being a wedding videographer even more cool than it usually is (which is pretty cool)!

Krista & Cam Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Annalisa & Mark Reception Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

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Annalisa & Mark Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Kate & Taylor Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I’ve been making these Temple Wedding Films for over ten years now, and yesterday I filmed at the Salt Lake Temple for the first time. In fact, it was the first time I’ve done a video in the great state of Utah.

An absolutely beautiful day, a beautiful bride, a handsome groom, and two happy families made for an awesome afternoon at Temple Square.

Tiffany & Jared Wedding & Reception Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I filmed for Tiffany’s brother earlier this year at the San Diego Temple, and was honored to head this time to the Los Angeles Temple for Tiffany and Jared’s wedding. As you will see in the film, it was another absolutely beautiful day in Southern California. I left the 25 degree weather in Salt Lake at 6:50 in the morning and was enjoying the sunshine a few hours later when I stepped outside of LAX.

A very fun day, a fun bride and groom, and an awesome wedding date: 11-11-11.

Congrats Tiffany and Jared!

Great Father-Daughter Wedding Dance from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

In all my years filming at weddings and wedding receptions, this has got to be the best father-of-the-bride moment I’ve been able to witness. Congratulations to Tiffany and her awesome dad!

Lexi & Stephen Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I filmed for Lexi’s sister Nikki last summer. This year, I had the wonderful privileged of being involved in another wedding for this really fun family. Both weddings were at the beautiful Newport Beach LDS Temple in sunny Southern California.

As you will see in this film, Lexi and Stephen had a blast during our pre-shoot and again on their wedding day. These two will go down in the history for their “rolling down the hill” scenes in this film. Awesome!!!

Lindsay & Bryan Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Awesome Wedding, Awesome Bride, Awesome Groom! So much fun!!!

Lindsay wanted to have a carnival themed wedding, and apparently Bryan was up for it as well. Sure enough, we found ourselves in the middle of a carnival right there in their backyard in Valencia, California.

The thing that I may remember most of all about this wedding was the love that Lindsay and Bryan shared for each other during the ceremony. You’ll see some of their comments in this wedding film.

Cassie & Andrew Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Cassie and Andrew were super fun to work with. From the time I helped with the engagement photos, I was excited for their wedding day to finally come.

I love the “rock-and-roll” type feel that this video has with some of the quick and fast video clips. And you’re going to absolutely LOVE Andrew’s dancing!!! Very fun!

You can see some of their wedding photographs at http://daveneeley.com/weddings

Hannah & Danny Wedding Film – Nauvoo Temple from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I went with my family to the Nauvoo Temple when it was dedicated in June of 2002. Nine years later, I found myself there again photographing and filming for Hannah and Danny.

Just a few minutes after leaving Chicago, Illinois, we were hit with one of the most powerful thunderstorms any of us westerners could ever imagine. But by the time we arrived in Nauvoo, we were in the midst of the most beautiful day I’ve ever had the privilege of working in.

You can see some of their wedding photographs at http://daveneeley.com/weddings

Jennie & Eric Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Over the past year I’ve filmed for two of Jennie’s friends from BYU, and had the privilege of filming for her as well. The song they chose fits along nicely with the love that they showed throughout the day at the San Diego Temple in beautiful Southern California.

I put this film together on the wedding day and had it ready to show at the reception later that night to their many guests at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Thanks to Jennie and Eric for being so fun to work with. Next stop, Nauvoo (tomorrow!)!

When Jason asked me several months ago if I was available to film for him on July 29th, I said “Absolutely. But it’s my birthday, so all I ask is that you provide the birthday cake.” And sure enough, but not surprisingly, there was cake!

In an earlier post, I mentioned my favorite part of making wedding films. Another of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer and videographer is the opportunity I have to meet, work with, and become friends with such wonderful people. Katie & Jason (and their families) absolutely fall into this category!

I’ve also had the pleasure of working with a lot of BYU fans on their wedding day, but Katie and Jason take the cake on this category! To get their large group to get a good cheer going on the front steps of the Temple, I had to shout out “pretend that BYU just won the National Championship!” No other cue was needed after that! Such an awesome family! I’m also glad that I had a special BYU prop in my trunk that came in handy for one of the clips in this film.

Thanks so much to this happy couple for an awesome two days of filming and photographing!

Oh ya, and GO COUGARS!!! :D

You can see some of their wedding photographs at http://daveneeley.com/weddings

I have been asked, “What is your favorite part about being a wedding videographer?” My answer is simple. The thing I love most about creating these wedding films is seeing the reaction of the brides and grooms of each couple when they see the video for the first time. I couldn’t help but notice the huge smiles on Karly’s and Dave’s face last night when we showed the video at the reception, which in turn brings a smile to mine. :)

It was an absolutely beautiful day in Southern California, and more specifically at the Newport Beach LDS Temple featuring a lovely bride, an excited groom, and two great families. They were all so amazing to work with!

Ashley & Garrett Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Pay close attention to the beginning of this wedding video (hint: one of the photographs comes to life!). I’ve had fun implementing new ideas into my wedding videos.

Ashley and Garrett were fun to film with as we made it to all the nice spots on the grounds of the Los Angeles Temple.

You can see some of their wedding photographs at http://daveneeley.com/weddings

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Location: Los Angeles California LDS Temple

Josh & Caitlin Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

The clouds left San Diego about 15 minutes before Josh and Caitlin walked out of the San Diego Temple as husband and wife. It became a beautiful day and I got to spend it with a good looking couple, which is apparent in this wedding video.

When we were done at the San Diego Temple, we went west to the Salk Institute and found the architecture there to be a pretty neat place to get some more great shots.

Song: “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds

Location: San Diego LDS Temple

Jeff & Lauren Reception Video from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

After the wedding, we took a drive through some beautiful neighborhoods in Northern California on our way to the wedding reception. I haven’t spent much time in San Francisco, Oakland, or Sacramento, but from what I’ve seen on this trip, it sure is a pretty part of California.

We had a blast at the reception. Jeff’s nieces were constantly dancing, which you’ll see on this reception video. It was a fun crowd to be with for the evening.

And for your information, no one got hurt as Jeff sped out of the parking lot! :)

Jeff & Lauren Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

What do you get when you put these things together: A sunny day at the Oakland Temple, a good looking couple, a Canon 7D High Definition video camera, and a fun song? If you want the answer, watch Jeff and Lauren’s wedding video!

Song: “Smile” by Uncle Kracker

Location: Oakland California LDS Temple

This was the first time in a long time that I’ve done some filming outside of Southern California, which I was very excited about. I was also excited about visiting the Oakland Temple for the first time in my life, and it was definately everything that I imagined it would be.

I don’t know if the weather in San Francisco typically allows for it, but we could see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Oakland Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, the San Francisco Skyline, and the Oakland Skyline, all from just outside the front door to the temple. It truly was amazing!

I put this video together to get you all excited about the full video which will be shown at Jeff and Lauren’s open house this weekend. We’ll have more video clips from the temple, and a full highlight video from the reception for your viewing pleasure.

It was a quick trip, but a good trip indeed. Hopefully it won’t be long until I’m back there in Northern California again! I still need to see the Sacramento Temple! ;)

Song: “How Does She Knew?” by Amy Adams

Location: Oakland LDS Temple

Nikki & James from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Nikki wanted an up-beat and exciting wedding video, so I made sure that’s what she got. Fortunately, she told me tonight at the reception that it was her favorite wedding video!

This is my first High-Def video, and it’s also the first time I’ve been able to include a time-lapse scene in one of my videos.

The Newport Beach Temple has some of the most beautiful photography spots on the Temple grounds. This provided us with a lot of opportunities to get some really fun and unique video clips of Nikki and James.

The still photographs were taken by Paige and Blake Green. It was my pleasure to meet them and I think we were quite the team! Visit their blog by clicking here.

Best of luck to Nikki and James. They were so fun to work with!

Song: “Stolen” by Dashboard Confessional

Location: Newport Beach LDS Temple



I’ve always wanted to put a time-lapse segment in one of my wedding videos, and this time I was able to do it! I got to the Temple early enough to film this while James and Nikki were getting sealed. The sky and clouds were absolutely perfect!

The Newport Beach Temple is one of the newer Mormon temples in California, and it sure is beautiful. I fell in love with the temple grounds there and found some great places to take some videos and photographs!

James & Nikki Love Story from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Nikki and James are from different states, and they wanted a video to show at the reception explaining how they met each, how they fell in love, and why they’ve decided to get married.

We filmed this at Newport Beach, and despite the cold wind, had a very fun time. They shared lots of laughs and smiles with each other as they talked about the past and looked forward to the future!

Song: “Love Story” by Taylor Swift

Location: Newport Beach Pier

Rob & Danica Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Rob & Danica have been good friends of mine for several years. We were all so happy when Rob finally proposed! They got married on a beautiful day in Newport Beach at the Newport Beach Temple. My favorite parts of this wedding video are when they wave at the camera.

Congrats Rob and Danica!

Song: “Then” by Brad Paisley

Location: Newport Beach LDS Temple

Luke & Ashley from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I wanted to make this video a little bit more upbeat than some of my previous videos had been. I hope you like the intro! So far this is my most exciting beginning to one of my wedding videos as I show quick clips of the words on the Los Angeles Temple.

Luke and Ashley met each other in a dance class at BYU-Idaho, and you won’t have a hard time noticing that they have kept dancing. You should have seen their first dance at the reception! It was amazing!

This was the first video in which I was able to use my new GlideCam, and it certainly helped me get some really nice shots of the bride and groom.

ENJOY!

Song: “The Day Before You” by Rascal Flatts

Location: Los Angeles LDS Temple

Jonny & Stephanie from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

I had a fun time filming Jonny and Stephanie. They were both so energetic and excited (you’ll see what I’m talking about when you watch!)! And of course it was another beautiful day in Southern California, especially at the Los Angeles Temple!

Mid-way through the day Stephanie’s dress got some black stuff on it, so Jonny tried to come to the rescue with his first act of service towards his new bride! Moments likes this are captured perfectly by a wedding video.

Song: “Amazed” by Lonestar

Location: Los Angeles LDS Temple

Kirk & Kelli Wedding Film from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

Beautiful Bride + Beautiful Groom = Beautiful Couple!

I loved working with Kelli and Kirk. This was the second wedding video I’d done for Kelli’s family at the Los Angeles Temple.

I had upgraded to a new Panasonic camcorder just the day before and I couldn’t have been happier with the new camera!

Song: “When You Say Nothing At All” by Ronan Keating

Location: Los Angeles LDS Temple

Clean Up

Clean Up! from DaveNeeley.com on Vimeo.

At every wedding and reception that I’m filming at, I try to do something creative and clever for my clients. At this particular reception, I came up with this idea!

The family loved seeing this in the DVD! I think of all the “Extra Features” that I’ve created over the past several years, this one might be my favorite!

Song: “Trashing up the Camp” by Phil Collins and N’SYNC

Location: Jake and Rachel’s Wedding Reception. Palmdale, CA