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A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography

Central Coast , CA

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Central Coast, CA 93101 US (map)

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805-320-0930

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ABOUT US

Exceptional Quality at an Affordable Price!

We offer 3 different types of services. Photography, videography and a combination of both. Go to our web site to view our prices.... Read more
Exceptional Quality at an Affordable Price!

We offer 3 different types of services. Photography, videography and a combination of both. Go to our web site to view our prices. Our packages are value-minded, yet competitively priced. We believe we offer a high quality product at a price that is unmatched. Receive a considerable discount when you book a package that includes both photography and videography. Additional 10% discounts are available on bookings made 6 months or more in advance, weddings held November 15th - April 30th or weddings held Sunday - Friday. Read some of our prior clients reviews, watch some of our wedding highlights, then you will know why we are in such demand. Reserve your wedding date today before someone else snaps it up.



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We want you to be happy with the entire experience and absolutely satisfied by the final product. We take the time to listen to your requests and find out what is important to you.



Call or email us to find out if your date is still available!.



We serve Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County and Ventura County,.


Call Jerry and Zelle at 805.320.0930 or email us at ZelleOlson@mac.com for more information
Professional, Elegant, Creative, High Quality Wedding Photography and Videography! You can trust Zelle Olson Studios to capture the moments that matter and deliver an unforgettable record of your day. Our work speaks for itself and with the commitment to our clients’ satisfaction, we are repeatedly chosen as the resource of choice. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes - We also carry state of the art lighting to capture things after dark or when more light is needed.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a married couple team with over 15 years of experience in video and still photography. We use a 3rd shooter on larger jobs.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes - you hire Zelle & Jerry you get Zelle and Jerry.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Only one booking per day
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, however, we never have had a situation where we needed to replace one of us.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
9 cameras of different types and sizes. We use the best camera for the situation.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
With 9 cameras we always have backup equipment : )
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Go to our website and view our packages. Each of our value minded packages can be customized for your personal needs.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We charge $200 extra per hour over the packaged contract price. The fee includes 2 photographers ............ remember, married couple team : )
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We will work in a few breaks around the schedule. We do ask that a meal of your choice is provided. We prefer to sit in the back when possible so if a spontaneous event happens we can grab our cameras quickly and capture the moment.
Do you charge for travel?
We do not charge a travel fee so long as the event is located in Santa Barbara county, Ventura county or San Luis Obispo county
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually with in 10 - 14 days depending on our schedule.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
On-line
How long can the client keep the proofs?
As long as you wish, we do not copyright our work, they are yours to do with as you please.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
No
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
We prefer to give you the high resolution files and have you go to a out source company for albums ............ saves you a bunch! We do provide your first wedding album in the price of all our packages.
When will the client get the final album?
See above

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
Many of our videos are on-line for review. Go to "videos"
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We have several small cameras that we can hide in and around the ceremony area to capture special moments. We hide them in flowers and other such spots. We film with up to 5 cameras depending on the setting but pride ourselves that while we capturing many video angles we are rarely close to the 'action'. Our job is to capture your special day in a non intrusive way.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
We want to please you. You can give us direction in how you wish the final video to look.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes, we use high end video lighting to catch moments that are in dimly lit areas such as first dance etc etc
How many videographers do you work with?
We are a married couple team. We always film together and never film more than one wedding on the same day. We never send someone else. You get us, the ones you have been communicating with the whole time prior to your special day.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
If we are close by to make such a meeting happen we will be more than happy to do so. We can also Skype.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
As stated above, we never send someone else to do the filming, you get us! In over 10 years of filming we have never missed a wedding shoot. However, we can not guarantee when acts of God can alter the plan.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We onlt shoot one wedding a day. We occasionally have a wedding on a Saturday and lets say a Sunday, but we never try and film 2 weddings on the same day.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
It has never happened but yes, we do have a backup trained videographer.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
A minimum of 6 cameras. We usually film with 5 cameras when the setting allows. We always have a backup camera with us. We have 4 tripods, 2 mono-pods, 3 specialty camera mounts (for hidden cameras) & one glide-cam to give you that floating in the clouds effect. We also bring lighting for 3 of our cameras for the reception time. To top off our equipment inventory we have 3 wireless microphones. We usually place one on the officiant and one on the groom, of course an extra one as backup : )
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes, see above.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We grab a breather every now and then when the action has slowed down. We keep a camera with us at all times just in case something happens UN-planned so we can catch it. We do require a meal be provided. The meal provided can be at the discretion of the client. This means it can be what's on the menu and we will sit at the spot provided or a boxed lunch ........... you get the picture.
Do you charge overtime?
We have always provided more coverage hours than we bill for. Going over a bit isn't a big deal so long as a 6 hour package doesn't turn out to be an 8 hour package. Up and beyond the hours mentioned in each package we will allow up to 1 hour of pre-ceremony filming time with one videographer. Please advise prior to the contract being sent out to you.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
We will provide raw footage at an extra coast. Please call to discuss if you are wanting the raw footage.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
We reserve the right to use for demos so future brides can see examples. We usually cut out anything that we would consider private that we may have included in the video sent to the client.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
We will allow clients to suggest songs to use though we do not guarantee the use of them. Today there are laws which forbid the use of certain songs and in such cases we will not use them. Frankly Zelle who does the edit picks out wonderful songs to use in the edit. I have never heard anyone not liking what Zelle has picked out. Beyond the suggested song we use our own discretion on the edit.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
usually in 2-4 weeks depending on how busy we are at the time. For every man hour of video filming Zelle will spend 5 hours in the edit process. THe average wedding has 13 man hours of filming thus Zelle will spend another 65 hours in the edit process. Remember we normally use 5 cameras during the ceremony. A 5 camera shoot takes considerable more time than when only 2 cameras are being used. Yes we normally have around 80 hours into a wedding project ......
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
Our packages can be modified to meet your needs, please contact us to discuss your situation.

REVIEWS

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Erica
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
When I chose to hire Zelle and Jerry to video our wedding, I went off of reviews and ratings on wedding wire because I didn't know any videographer's on a personal level. Photography and videography is something that was extremely important to me, seeing that weddings go by really quickly and you just possibly can't be in every place at once. Jerry and Zelle seemed to have really great reviews, but as a bride, I was still a little nervous with my decision. When calling Zelle and Jerry, they put me at ease and made me feel extremely comfortable with my decision. They were two of the most professional people that I ever had the chance to meet. Every conversation and every concern was answered in a punctual manner. They wedding day they showed up at a very hectic time, when all of us girls were getting ready and of course running late. Zelle took a minute to talk to me to make sure I was calm. Upon getting the video footage back I was more than happy. The quality of the film was amazing and the sound blew me away. They went over and beyond anything we could have asked for, incorporating every little detail and helping us relive every moment. They even included things we never expected. It was nice to see two people fall in love as much as you did with your wedding. Looking back at the video we laughed the whole time with all the little things we never got to see. I would recommend them to anyone. They by far just gained both of our entire families business. Thanks Zelle and Jerry for videographing our most perfect day and capturing everything our heart desired. We are more than grateful for everything you have both done.
When I chose to hire Zelle and Jerry to video our wedding, I went off of reviews and ratings on wedding wire because I Read more...
When I chose to hire Zelle and Jerry to video our wedding, I went off of reviews and ratings on wedding wire because I didn't know any videographer's on a personal level. Photography and videography is something that was extremely important to me, seeing that weddings go by really quickly and you just possibly can't be in every place at once. Jerry and Zelle seemed to have really great reviews, but as a bride, I was still a little nervous with my decision. When calling Zelle and Jerry, they put me at ease and made me feel extremely comfortable with my decision. They were two of the most professional people that I ever had the chance to meet. Every conversation and every concern was answered in a punctual manner. They wedding day they showed up at a very hectic time, when all of us girls were getting ready and of course running late. Zelle took a minute to talk to me to make sure I was calm. Upon getting the video footage back I was more than happy. The quality of the film was amazing and the sound blew me away. They went over and beyond anything we could have asked for, incorporating every little detail and helping us relive every moment. They even included things we never expected. It was nice to see two people fall in love as much as you did with your wedding. Looking back at the video we laughed the whole time with all the little things we never got to see. I would recommend them to anyone. They by far just gained both of our entire families business. Thanks Zelle and Jerry for videographing our most perfect day and capturing everything our heart desired. We are more than grateful for everything you have both done. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Zelle and Jerry did an incredible job on our wedding video. They went above and beyond for us before, during and after our wedding. Honestly, when we watched the video it was more then we could have asked for…just beautiful and extremely special. They made sure to get all the moments we missed during the day. Not only is their work amazing, they are wonderful to work with and extremely professional. I know they had several cameras throughout the day, and I never noticed them. Thank you Zelle Productions for a video we will cherish forever! ~Alison and Kevin
Zelle and Jerry did an incredible job on our wedding video. They went above and beyond for us before, during and after our Read more...
Zelle and Jerry did an incredible job on our wedding video. They went above and beyond for us before, during and after our wedding. Honestly, when we watched the video it was more then we could have asked for…just beautiful and extremely special. They made sure to get all the moments we missed during the day. Not only is their work amazing, they are wonderful to work with and extremely professional. I know they had several cameras throughout the day, and I never noticed them. Thank you Zelle Productions for a video we will cherish forever! ~Alison and Kevin Read less
Services Used: Videography
A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Alison & Kevin - Thank you for the heart felt review. Your wedding was a joy to be part of. The 'Father' (Priest), more like an uncle in your case, gave a touching story during the wedding ceremony. The band was fantastic, the settings were incredible. Mission weddings are very cool IMO and Villa Toscana, what can I say, one of my top picks for a place for a reception or for that matter a place to get married, great choices! Your father is bigger than life, what a toast he gave and how about his dancing skills ........ what a hoot. Now on to you ........ what can I saw, your a picture perfect bride, just beautiful and so full of life. Kevin is a blessed man and BTW, he is so much a man's man, your a bless bride. Again blessings to you and Kevin ....... Jerry & Zelle
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Erin
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Zelle and Jerry are incredible to work with! I highly recommend Zelle Olson Production. They are very professional and their equipment is top of the line. They went above and beyond my expectations. They used 7 cameras at my wedding, which allowed for a variety of great angles. I barely even noticed they were there because most of the cameras where hidden and out of the way. Furthermore, I got my completed video in less than 3 weeks!! Zelle did a wonderful job putting it together. It is beautiful and is such a special way for my husband and I to remember our wedding day.
Zelle and Jerry are incredible to work with! I highly recommend Zelle Olson Production. They are very professional and Read more...
Zelle and Jerry are incredible to work with! I highly recommend Zelle Olson Production. They are very professional and their equipment is top of the line. They went above and beyond my expectations. They used 7 cameras at my wedding, which allowed for a variety of great angles. I barely even noticed they were there because most of the cameras where hidden and out of the way. Furthermore, I got my completed video in less than 3 weeks!! Zelle did a wonderful job putting it together. It is beautiful and is such a special way for my husband and I to remember our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Videography
A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Erin,

Thank you for the kind words, was a beautiful wedding and the toast at the reception were a real hoot. Blessings to you both and may you have a wonderful life together.

Jerry & Zelle
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Cheryl
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our son's wedding took place outdoors during a strong Santa Ana wind. We were worried about the quality of the sound but it was crystal clear and the clarity of the video was amazing.
Our son's wedding took place outdoors during a strong Santa Ana wind. We were worried about the quality of the sound but Read more...
Our son's wedding took place outdoors during a strong Santa Ana wind. We were worried about the quality of the sound but it was crystal clear and the clarity of the video was amazing. Read less
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A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Your son's vows were so touching but humorous at the same time, the words touched the heart of his beautiful bride. Joy & tears at the same time are priceless! Thank you for your support ...... Zelle & Jerry
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Carolyn
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Zelle Olson for her videography services. My bride and I just received our video from our wedding and it looks amazing. Zelle was very responsive before our event and took care of eveything as anticipated during the wedding. Honestly, I didn't even notice her and her team during the wedding but the footage of the ceremony and reception was perfect and had great sound.

Our video caught all the parts of our wedding that we missed which we really appreciated after the fact. I shopped several videographers and Zelle offered a great value.

Memories for a lifetime.
I highly recommend Zelle Olson for her videography services. My bride and I just received our video from our wedding and Read more...
I highly recommend Zelle Olson for her videography services. My bride and I just received our video from our wedding and it looks amazing. Zelle was very responsive before our event and took care of eveything as anticipated during the wedding. Honestly, I didn't even notice her and her team during the wedding but the footage of the ceremony and reception was perfect and had great sound.

Our video caught all the parts of our wedding that we missed which we really appreciated after the fact. I shopped several videographers and Zelle offered a great value.

Memories for a lifetime. Read less
Services Used: Videography
A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

So often wedding couples don't remember what happened the day they tied the knot. Everything happens so fast and with such intensity that it's hard to remember. Many times wedding couples look at the video for the first time and say, "when did that happen." The video is fun to watch now but in 20-30-40 years from now will be priceless! The #1 thing wedding couples wish they had done that they didn't is having a videographer .......... Glad we could capture what will be cherish memories .... Zelle & Jerry
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The video was beautiful. They were accommodating, professional and captured each event beautifully.
The video was beautiful. They were accommodating, professional and captured each event beautifully.
The video was beautiful. They were accommodating, professional and captured each event beautifully. Read less
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A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Accommodating is our specialty! We always try and meant all your expectations and then some. Being flexible is key, we want to make your special day .......... easy ....... well let's say less stressful : ) Zelle & Jerry
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Zelle Was great to work with. I appreciated their use of small hidden cameras a discretion during my entire wedding. People hardly noticed they were there and I never felt on the spot - good for me and my camera shy groom. Our video captured the highlights of the day in the perfect length.
Zelle Was great to work with. I appreciated their use of small hidden cameras a discretion during my entire wedding. Read more...
Zelle Was great to work with. I appreciated their use of small hidden cameras a discretion during my entire wedding. People hardly noticed they were there and I never felt on the spot - good for me and my camera shy groom. Our video captured the highlights of the day in the perfect length. Read less
Services Used: Videography
A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

I remember you saying your man is shy when we first talked. I remember telling you we would handle him with care : ) The little cameras we use here and there complement our ability to capture the day in an unobtrusive way and does help wedding couples relax during their special day. Thank you for your kind words. Zelle & Jerry
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Kristy
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I decided last minute to get a videographer for my wedding and am so glad I did. Zelle was so accommodating and gave me exactly what I wanted- a way to remember a day that goes by so fast. She captured the highlights of the day in a beautiful way. I hardly noticed her presence during my ceremony and reception (a great point for my camera shy groom). Her use of small hidden cameras around the chapel and reception site made sure she captured every angle while letting the day occur naturally.
I decided last minute to get a videographer for my wedding and am so glad I did. Zelle was so accommodating and gave me Read more...
I decided last minute to get a videographer for my wedding and am so glad I did. Zelle was so accommodating and gave me exactly what I wanted- a way to remember a day that goes by so fast. She captured the highlights of the day in a beautiful way. I hardly noticed her presence during my ceremony and reception (a great point for my camera shy groom). Her use of small hidden cameras around the chapel and reception site made sure she captured every angle while letting the day occur naturally. Read less
Services Used: Videography
A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Yes our little hidden cameras are so useful when we want to capture close ups but we ourselves don't want to be 'in' the setting. We try and keep our distance as much as possible, this allows everyone there to enjoy the moment without distractions. We have 8 cameras of different sizes and abilities, we use the right camera for the task at hand. It's all about making your special day .......... special : ) Zelle & Jerry
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Maura
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Zella Olson Productions was very professional and they did a great job with my wedding video
Zella Olson Productions was very professional and they did a great job with my wedding video
Zella Olson Productions was very professional and they did a great job with my wedding video Read less
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A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

Every wedding we film is special! We love doing what we do, where else can one find such positive energy, people having fun and a couple in love. Every time we film a wedding we remember our own wedding 15 years ago. The point is we just love doing what we do ...... Zelle & Jerry
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Ronnie
Wedding:
8/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Zelle and Jerry were wonderful to work with. The service and professionalism that we received from them was AWESOME. When we got back the edited videos we were amazed by the outcome. We have been married now for 2 years and we still share the videos that they took. We even recommended them to our friend that got married a year later. They were just as happy as we were.
If you are getting married or having any special event I would go with this power team. You will not be disappointed.
Zelle and Jerry were wonderful to work with. The service and professionalism that we received from them was AWESOME. When Read more...
Zelle and Jerry were wonderful to work with. The service and professionalism that we received from them was AWESOME. When we got back the edited videos we were amazed by the outcome. We have been married now for 2 years and we still share the videos that they took. We even recommended them to our friend that got married a year later. They were just as happy as we were.
If you are getting married or having any special event I would go with this power team. You will not be disappointed. Read less
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A Zelle Olson Production - Photography and Videography responded with the following comments:

"power team" ............. I like it! Thank you for the kind words. Your wedding was beautiful. Elings park in Santa Barbara is one of our favorite places to film. You guys are so much in love and it shows in the video. The way you two look at each other it's easy to tell. Blessings ....

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