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Distinctive Video

South Lake Tahoe , CA

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South Lake Tahoe, CA US 96150 (map)
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ABOUT US

Distinctive Video offers you a creative, yet affordable way to capture your precious memories. We shoot in HD, and whatever package you choose, we will post your highlights video on the... Read more
Distinctive Video offers you a creative, yet affordable way to capture your precious memories. We shoot in HD, and whatever package you choose, we will post your highlights video on the web for all your friends and family to enjoy. You will enjoy working with us- we personalize a package that is tailored to your wishes, we're easy to work with, and you will have your edited video after only a short wait. We look forward to talking with you about creating some special memories! Contact Howard: hmcoleman@ charter.net. 530. 541-5280 Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Initially we weren't going to hire a videographer, but we had a little extra room in the budget, so I started looking into it. My wedding planner referred Distinctive Video and we couldn't be happier!

After initially speaking with Howard, I was sold on NEEDING a video and he really worked with us to get a package that worked with our budget. (So many people I spoke with after my initial consultation with Howard all told me that they wish they would have hired a videographer for their weddings, so it definitely was an easy decision!)

We met with Howard prior to the wedding to be interviewed for voice-over bits in the video. He also discussed what he would do on the wedding day and how everything would turn out, showing us his editing process and some finished examples. He really made us feel comfortable with the entire process and outcome we could expect.

On the wedding day we hardly noticed the cameras and are so pleased with the outcome. Our wedding highlights video was done within a month of the wedding and was a great way to share our special day with guests that weren't able to attend and all of our friends on social media.

The full video is professionally packaged and was delivered timely. Howard even checked in to make sure we received it.

We couldn't be happier with our video and the great work Howard and his team did. He was incredibly professional and fun to work with.

The wedding day went by so fast, so we definitely recommend having a video of it all and using Howard at Distinctive Video to capture it!
Initially we weren't going to hire a videographer, but we had a little extra room in the budget, so I started looking into Read more...
Initially we weren't going to hire a videographer, but we had a little extra room in the budget, so I started looking into it. My wedding planner referred Distinctive Video and we couldn't be happier!

After initially speaking with Howard, I was sold on NEEDING a video and he really worked with us to get a package that worked with our budget. (So many people I spoke with after my initial consultation with Howard all told me that they wish they would have hired a videographer for their weddings, so it definitely was an easy decision!)

We met with Howard prior to the wedding to be interviewed for voice-over bits in the video. He also discussed what he would do on the wedding day and how everything would turn out, showing us his editing process and some finished examples. He really made us feel comfortable with the entire process and outcome we could expect.

On the wedding day we hardly noticed the cameras and are so pleased with the outcome. Our wedding highlights video was done within a month of the wedding and was a great way to share our special day with guests that weren't able to attend and all of our friends on social media.

The full video is professionally packaged and was delivered timely. Howard even checked in to make sure we received it.

We couldn't be happier with our video and the great work Howard and his team did. He was incredibly professional and fun to work with.

The wedding day went by so fast, so we definitely recommend having a video of it all and using Howard at Distinctive Video to capture it! Read less
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Joni
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
In addition to being a sweet, likeable guy, Howard Coleman is a truly gifted videographer. Howard had come highly recommended by our wedding planner and when we first spoke on the phone, we knew we needn't look any further. Opting for a complete package including the "Love Story" highlight, we first met with Howard at a breathtaking spot overlooking Emerald Bay to shoot some pre-wedding footage. He knew how to how to make us feel comfortable in front of a camera and he made it fun as well. Afterwards, we went back to our home where Howard sat and talked with us individually, asking just the right questions while he recorded our responses and integrated them into our most precious wedding keepsake! During the wedding itself, we hardly realized he was there, yet he managed to capture the most important events, and all of the little ones as well. We love watching our wedding video, it makes us laugh and cry, and helps keep the memories of that day alive. We treasure having this recorded piece of our history, and can't wait to show it to our grandchildren in years to come. Howard is a consummate videographer, a very gentle and kind soul with a killer instinct for capturing just the right special moments and bringing them to life. He has a true gift for bringing out couples' most beautiful stories, and crafting them into memories that will last for generations.
In addition to being a sweet, likeable guy, Howard Coleman is a truly gifted videographer. Howard had come highly Read more...
In addition to being a sweet, likeable guy, Howard Coleman is a truly gifted videographer. Howard had come highly recommended by our wedding planner and when we first spoke on the phone, we knew we needn't look any further. Opting for a complete package including the "Love Story" highlight, we first met with Howard at a breathtaking spot overlooking Emerald Bay to shoot some pre-wedding footage. He knew how to how to make us feel comfortable in front of a camera and he made it fun as well. Afterwards, we went back to our home where Howard sat and talked with us individually, asking just the right questions while he recorded our responses and integrated them into our most precious wedding keepsake! During the wedding itself, we hardly realized he was there, yet he managed to capture the most important events, and all of the little ones as well. We love watching our wedding video, it makes us laugh and cry, and helps keep the memories of that day alive. We treasure having this recorded piece of our history, and can't wait to show it to our grandchildren in years to come. Howard is a consummate videographer, a very gentle and kind soul with a killer instinct for capturing just the right special moments and bringing them to life. He has a true gift for bringing out couples' most beautiful stories, and crafting them into memories that will last for generations. Read less
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Ali
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
It was my personal goal to seek out the one thing most brides regretted post wedding day. I quickly found that it was having a videographer. To be honest it never even crossed my mind. I decided to commit to it and I am SO glad I did. Howard was so kind and helpful and was sure to capture every moment that we wanted to relive. Just a short month after our wedding we received the video and spent a whole hour laughing and crying. It was priceless. We plan to watch it every year on our anniversary (and probably more). If you are a bride contemplating this... DO it. You can't relive the moments in photos like you can in video....
It was my personal goal to seek out the one thing most brides regretted post wedding day. I quickly found that it was Read more...
It was my personal goal to seek out the one thing most brides regretted post wedding day. I quickly found that it was having a videographer. To be honest it never even crossed my mind. I decided to commit to it and I am SO glad I did. Howard was so kind and helpful and was sure to capture every moment that we wanted to relive. Just a short month after our wedding we received the video and spent a whole hour laughing and crying. It was priceless. We plan to watch it every year on our anniversary (and probably more). If you are a bride contemplating this... DO it. You can't relive the moments in photos like you can in video.... Read less
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Andreas
Wedding:
7/22/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW **** Howard and his team were just FANTASTIC.
*PERSONABLE**HONEST***CARING***THOROUGH***PASSIONATE***
Our wedding video was one of the most important items to us (right after the bride:) Howard made us feel so special on our day. He was a natural around our family. He blended in easily and not only focused on what was important to us but he also figured out on his own intuition what we needed. For our family he spent extra time interviewing my wife's 90 year old grandparents which was a real gift to her. The final video was just breath taking. You can see it on his website (Edrich wedding). My family just loved seeing the video.
If you have ANY questions on Howard and his awesome work PLS call me anytime 303-332-6529

Andreas and Heather Edrich
WOW **** Howard and his team were just FANTASTIC.
*PERSONABLE**HONEST***CARING***THOROUGH***PASSIONATE***
Our Read more...
WOW **** Howard and his team were just FANTASTIC.
*PERSONABLE**HONEST***CARING***THOROUGH***PASSIONATE***
Our wedding video was one of the most important items to us (right after the bride:) Howard made us feel so special on our day. He was a natural around our family. He blended in easily and not only focused on what was important to us but he also figured out on his own intuition what we needed. For our family he spent extra time interviewing my wife's 90 year old grandparents which was a real gift to her. The final video was just breath taking. You can see it on his website (Edrich wedding). My family just loved seeing the video.
If you have ANY questions on Howard and his awesome work PLS call me anytime 303-332-6529

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leah
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
If your looking for a reliable videographer that will capture your special day then distinctive video is great! Aaron and I have absolutely no complaints but only compliments for Howard. Howard showed up on time and even left a little later than what was agreed on. We received our highlight video and it brought tears to our eyes. If you are debating on hiring a videographer do not debate anymore. It is worth every cent! The video brought back all the amazing feelings that we were feeling on the day of. Also, the day goes by so quick that you wont remember everything. Make sure you capture your special day on film so you can remember every second of your day. Howard was so great that he even posted a few pictures the day after the wedding so we could have a sneak peek of what was coming our way. Thank you Howard for helping make our day perfect!!! :)
If your looking for a reliable videographer that will capture your special day then distinctive video is great! Aaron and Read more...
If your looking for a reliable videographer that will capture your special day then distinctive video is great! Aaron and I have absolutely no complaints but only compliments for Howard. Howard showed up on time and even left a little later than what was agreed on. We received our highlight video and it brought tears to our eyes. If you are debating on hiring a videographer do not debate anymore. It is worth every cent! The video brought back all the amazing feelings that we were feeling on the day of. Also, the day goes by so quick that you wont remember everything. Make sure you capture your special day on film so you can remember every second of your day. Howard was so great that he even posted a few pictures the day after the wedding so we could have a sneak peek of what was coming our way. Thank you Howard for helping make our day perfect!!! :) Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Howard is so sweet and great to work with. He made it so comfortable that you didn't notice the cameras and he edited the video beautifully. I'm so thankful we have these memories to look back on and watch forever.
Howard is so sweet and great to work with. He made it so comfortable that you didn't notice the cameras and he edited the Read more...
Howard is so sweet and great to work with. He made it so comfortable that you didn't notice the cameras and he edited the video beautifully. I'm so thankful we have these memories to look back on and watch forever. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Cheryl
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
We added this service late in our wedding planning so it was not in our original budget. It was the best money spent, and we have a wonderful memory now of our daughter's wedding! It's something that still photographs alone can't capture. Howard was wonderful and did an excellent job! He was kind, thoughtful and captured moments we wouldn't have thought of. We're so glad we decided to have a video made, and even more glad we hired Howard!
We added this service late in our wedding planning so it was not in our original budget. It was the best money spent, and Read more...
We added this service late in our wedding planning so it was not in our original budget. It was the best money spent, and we have a wonderful memory now of our daughter's wedding! It's something that still photographs alone can't capture. Howard was wonderful and did an excellent job! He was kind, thoughtful and captured moments we wouldn't have thought of. We're so glad we decided to have a video made, and even more glad we hired Howard! Read less
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nixon
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Howard did an amazing job capturing every moment on our wedding. He's very friendly and much accommodating. Our wedding video is such a reflection on how excellent he is in his craft. We highly recommend him.. Another excellent work Howard, thank you so much!!!
Howard did an amazing job capturing every moment on our wedding. He's very friendly and much accommodating. Our wedding Read more...
Howard did an amazing job capturing every moment on our wedding. He's very friendly and much accommodating. Our wedding video is such a reflection on how excellent he is in his craft. We highly recommend him.. Another excellent work Howard, thank you so much!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Howard was excellent to work with. He was very friendly and delivered on all of his promises.
Howard was excellent to work with. He was very friendly and delivered on all of his promises.
Howard was excellent to work with. He was very friendly and delivered on all of his promises. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Gautam
Wedding:
7/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Howard did an amazing job on our wedding video! We were blown away when we watched it and I actually cried I was so happy. He caught all the important moments and allowed us to relive the day and remember all the little things we had forgotten. He even incorporated music from our wedding into the final edit. Everything in the video from the packaging to the opening screen through the end was spectacular. Howard not only met but exceeded all of our expectations! He was never intrusive and got better shots than our photographer. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone. The video is definitely the best way for us to remember our wedding day for years to come. Thanks Howard!
Howard did an amazing job on our wedding video! We were blown away when we watched it and I actually cried I was so happy. Read more...
Howard did an amazing job on our wedding video! We were blown away when we watched it and I actually cried I was so happy. He caught all the important moments and allowed us to relive the day and remember all the little things we had forgotten. He even incorporated music from our wedding into the final edit. Everything in the video from the packaging to the opening screen through the end was spectacular. Howard not only met but exceeded all of our expectations! He was never intrusive and got better shots than our photographer. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone. The video is definitely the best way for us to remember our wedding day for years to come. Thanks Howard! Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I made a last minute decision to find a videographer. Howard came highly recommended by several professional and trustworthy sources in the Tahoe area. We contacted Howard a few days prior to our wedding and we were very fortunate that he had an opening . We had rain on our wedding day and Howard went above and beyond to get footage of us outside. From the "highlight video" ( I recommend all clients purchase the package that includes this) to the final cut, everything was captured on our special day and we could not be more thankful. Howard was great to work with and we were more than pleased with his incredible eye and appropriate editing skills. We both cried when we re-lived our wedding nday from our couch...Whatever you do don't skip out on hiring a videographer !!! Distincitve Video is AMAZING!
My husband and I made a last minute decision to find a videographer. Howard came highly recommended by several Read more...
My husband and I made a last minute decision to find a videographer. Howard came highly recommended by several professional and trustworthy sources in the Tahoe area. We contacted Howard a few days prior to our wedding and we were very fortunate that he had an opening . We had rain on our wedding day and Howard went above and beyond to get footage of us outside. From the "highlight video" ( I recommend all clients purchase the package that includes this) to the final cut, everything was captured on our special day and we could not be more thankful. Howard was great to work with and we were more than pleased with his incredible eye and appropriate editing skills. We both cried when we re-lived our wedding nday from our couch...Whatever you do don't skip out on hiring a videographer !!! Distincitve Video is AMAZING! Read less
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Our Daughter's Wedding
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Howard Coleman of Distinctive Video was so easy to work with. He captured all the perfect moments in our daughter's wedding.
Howard Coleman of Distinctive Video was so easy to work with. He captured all the perfect moments in our daughter's Read more...
Howard Coleman of Distinctive Video was so easy to work with. He captured all the perfect moments in our daughter's wedding. Read less
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Jakkki
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
this is not a fabricated or over inflated review. It is simply from the bottom of my heart! Howard Coleman videotaped our wedding on 8/8/10 at Zephyr Cove Resort. As i look back today I can not begin to imagine what I would have done with out his work... Howard captured the entire event through my eyes and to think I would have missed so much! He is a master at his craft and one of the most skilled and professional vendors I have ever worked with. Not to mention he is an incredible human being! I am honored to know you! Howard it is with great joy and appreciation that we give you this review!

Sincerely,
Jakki & Ron Svetlik
this is not a fabricated or over inflated review. It is simply from the bottom of my heart! Howard Coleman videotaped our Read more...
this is not a fabricated or over inflated review. It is simply from the bottom of my heart! Howard Coleman videotaped our wedding on 8/8/10 at Zephyr Cove Resort. As i look back today I can not begin to imagine what I would have done with out his work... Howard captured the entire event through my eyes and to think I would have missed so much! He is a master at his craft and one of the most skilled and professional vendors I have ever worked with. Not to mention he is an incredible human being! I am honored to know you! Howard it is with great joy and appreciation that we give you this review!

Sincerely,
Jakki & Ron Svetlik Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Howard and his services were AMAZING!!! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to capture remarkable memories! Distinctive Video is professional & they provide you with quality work that will last you a lifetime!!!
Howard and his services were AMAZING!!! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to capture remarkable memories! Read more...
Howard and his services were AMAZING!!! I highly recommend him to anyone looking to capture remarkable memories! Distinctive Video is professional & they provide you with quality work that will last you a lifetime!!! Read less
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rashstark
Wedding:
9/7/2002
5.0/5.0
Hi Howard,

Just wanted to let you know that my husband & I watched the video you made for us 8 years ago and it was like living out our wedding all over again.. You did such a great job of capturing our whole day.. I wanted to pass this on to you to let you know your work is still very much appreciated..

Thank so much,
Dave & Rashelle Stark
Married Sept 7, 2002 - Lake Side Wedding Chapel & Tahoe Sesons Resort
Hi Howard,

Just wanted to let you know that my husband & I watched the video you made for us 8 years ago and it Read more...
Hi Howard,

Just wanted to let you know that my husband & I watched the video you made for us 8 years ago and it was like living out our wedding all over again.. You did such a great job of capturing our whole day.. I wanted to pass this on to you to let you know your work is still very much appreciated..

Thank so much,
Dave & Rashelle Stark
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Tiana
Wedding:
9/18/2009
4.9/5.0
Howard was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding video was truly better than I expected! I've seen wedding video's for years and the quality was just never as good as what I thought it should be, so when I got married I figured that is just the norm. I was wrong. My video is beautiful! I cry evertime I watch it, he captured everything and MORE! I highly recommend him to any bride in the Lake Tahoe area! I am from the South so when I was pricing all these vendors I kind of thought they were pricey, again, you have to keep in mind I am from OK and pricing is way different! But not only was Howard priced very competetively, he was the best man for the job and his craftsmanship in the details of my video shows it!
Howard was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding video was truly better than I expected! I've seen wedding video's for years Read more...
Howard was absolutely wonderful! Our wedding video was truly better than I expected! I've seen wedding video's for years and the quality was just never as good as what I thought it should be, so when I got married I figured that is just the norm. I was wrong. My video is beautiful! I cry evertime I watch it, he captured everything and MORE! I highly recommend him to any bride in the Lake Tahoe area! I am from the South so when I was pricing all these vendors I kind of thought they were pricey, again, you have to keep in mind I am from OK and pricing is way different! But not only was Howard priced very competetively, he was the best man for the job and his craftsmanship in the details of my video shows it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.7/5.0
Howard did a wonderful job with our wedding video. I was planning my South Lake Tahoe wedding from Indiana and had no vendor contacts out there. I was given his name by another vendor and decided to give him a call and I was glad I did. From the very start he was friendly, considerate, flexible and understanding of my budget, family situation and the stress I was under! We kept in contact constantly up until the wedding day, where he showed up plenty early and got some great shots of my husband riding up the tram with his dad and groomsmen, which was really special for me to see when I got the video. He was friendly to all of my guests and family and very professional. I planned a wedding reception back in my hometown just a month later and he specially made an early video so I could show it to my guests; they felt like a part of my wedding and many even cried! He puts your video to music that you choose and it makes it that much more special. I would recommend Howard for your wedding day videographer, he did a great job!
Howard did a wonderful job with our wedding video. I was planning my South Lake Tahoe wedding from Indiana and had no Read more...
Howard did a wonderful job with our wedding video. I was planning my South Lake Tahoe wedding from Indiana and had no vendor contacts out there. I was given his name by another vendor and decided to give him a call and I was glad I did. From the very start he was friendly, considerate, flexible and understanding of my budget, family situation and the stress I was under! We kept in contact constantly up until the wedding day, where he showed up plenty early and got some great shots of my husband riding up the tram with his dad and groomsmen, which was really special for me to see when I got the video. He was friendly to all of my guests and family and very professional. I planned a wedding reception back in my hometown just a month later and he specially made an early video so I could show it to my guests; they felt like a part of my wedding and many even cried! He puts your video to music that you choose and it makes it that much more special. I would recommend Howard for your wedding day videographer, he did a great job! Read less
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DEALS

September '14 only! $200 off main video package
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Promo Code: Distinctive Deal   $2,500 Value
: A great deal on my most popular package, ‘A Cut Above’ - 2 videographers shooting 7 hours of DSLR high definition quality- covers all the main events of your wedding. Fully edited. Also includes a ‘highlights’ video hosted on my website for hundreds of friends and family to watch! Remember: after your wedding day, the only thing you will have left is your photos and video. Choose wisely when planning your budget. I will also give $100 off my 2 smaller video packages.

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