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First Day Films

Northport , NY
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Northport, NY 11768 US (map)

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917-568-4266

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ABOUT US

"I'm not sure that I want a videographer at my wedding."

Prospective clients tell me this quite often. Over time, people have come to expect the videgrapher to be a major... Read more
"I'm not sure that I want a videographer at my wedding."

Prospective clients tell me this quite often. Over time, people have come to expect the videgrapher to be a major distraction during the most important day of their lives. But when I shoot a wedding, my first priority is to remain as unobtrusive as possible. In fact, many of my clients have told me that they didn't even realize that I was there.

I bring a background in documentary filmmaking to every project. Simply put, I focus on capturing your event exactly as it happens. My finished videos are simple and elegant. They contain no special effects, no glitter, no "cheesy" animations. I want to capture you and your guests naturally. I do not interrupt anyone with spotlights or requests for interviews. In the end, I want you to be able to revisit your wedding day for years to come.

Take a moment to read a bit about me and my acclaimed style of wedding videography. And please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns you might have. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I knew I would give First Day Films 5 stars before we received our video, and now that I saw it, I wish we could give them more! John is so kind, fun, easy to work with and extremely talented. So many people told me after the wedding that they didn't even notice that his team was filming - there were no bright lights or huge cameras in anyone's face. I couldn't be happier with the experience and finished product, and recommend First Day Films to all - THANK YOU, JOHN!
I knew I would give First Day Films 5 stars before we received our video, and now that I saw it, I wish we could give them Read more...
I knew I would give First Day Films 5 stars before we received our video, and now that I saw it, I wish we could give them more! John is so kind, fun, easy to work with and extremely talented. So many people told me after the wedding that they didn't even notice that his team was filming - there were no bright lights or huge cameras in anyone's face. I couldn't be happier with the experience and finished product, and recommend First Day Films to all - THANK YOU, JOHN! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
After having the wedding of a lifetime, my husband and I were anxious to relive that special day through the eyes of our family and friends. Once we saw our recap video (not even the whole video) we were beyond thrilled. John Miller was incredibly easy to work with and made the whole experience easy - as it should be! John and his team were extremely professional and when our wedding photos came back, we were unfortunately disappointed. John and his team did all they could to help recreate the special moments and memories that were missed in our still photos. My father and I practiced our father - daughter dance for over two months (it was a tap dance - and neither of us tap!) and it was captured beautifully! It is that extra special memory from the weekend that will always hold a special place in my heart and something that will be treasured forever! Words cannot describe how truly happy we were with the results and I think this email I sent to John sums up my initial response and gratitude for his work on our magical day.

Hi John,

WOW!!! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful and magical memory for us to always be able to look back on. Eric and I watched (over and over again) the video and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We couldn't have been happier with how it turned out and my parents are in love with it too! And thank you again for sending me our father daughter dance. It was such a special thing for my dad and I to do and so happy we were able to relive it together.

Thank you so much again!!!

Best,
Amy
After having the wedding of a lifetime, my husband and I were anxious to relive that special day through the eyes of our Read more...
After having the wedding of a lifetime, my husband and I were anxious to relive that special day through the eyes of our family and friends. Once we saw our recap video (not even the whole video) we were beyond thrilled. John Miller was incredibly easy to work with and made the whole experience easy - as it should be! John and his team were extremely professional and when our wedding photos came back, we were unfortunately disappointed. John and his team did all they could to help recreate the special moments and memories that were missed in our still photos. My father and I practiced our father - daughter dance for over two months (it was a tap dance - and neither of us tap!) and it was captured beautifully! It is that extra special memory from the weekend that will always hold a special place in my heart and something that will be treasured forever! Words cannot describe how truly happy we were with the results and I think this email I sent to John sums up my initial response and gratitude for his work on our magical day.

Hi John,

WOW!!! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful and magical memory for us to always be able to look back on. Eric and I watched (over and over again) the video and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We couldn't have been happier with how it turned out and my parents are in love with it too! And thank you again for sending me our father daughter dance. It was such a special thing for my dad and I to do and so happy we were able to relive it together.

Thank you so much again!!!

Best,
Amy Read less
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Leigh
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
John and his assistant are amazing to work with. I never once felt awkward being filmed like I thought I would. John is funny and easy going, so it's like hanging out with a friend. It made it even better than he is friendly with our photographer, so they worked seamlessly together. John's work is incredible and worth every penny. Having a video provides an opportunity to see the event years from now and remember what a blast it was.
John and his assistant are amazing to work with. I never once felt awkward being filmed like I thought I would. John is Read more...
John and his assistant are amazing to work with. I never once felt awkward being filmed like I thought I would. John is funny and easy going, so it's like hanging out with a friend. It made it even better than he is friendly with our photographer, so they worked seamlessly together. John's work is incredible and worth every penny. Having a video provides an opportunity to see the event years from now and remember what a blast it was. Read less
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Jess
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved working with John for our September 1st 2013 wedding! He indulged my need for a video and my groom feel at ease when he was reluctant to a videographer in the first place.

He was kind enough to squeeze us in at the last minute and i couldn't be happier! Can't wait to see the finished product!
Loved working with John for our September 1st 2013 wedding! He indulged my need for a video and my groom feel at ease when Read more...
Loved working with John for our September 1st 2013 wedding! He indulged my need for a video and my groom feel at ease when he was reluctant to a videographer in the first place.

He was kind enough to squeeze us in at the last minute and i couldn't be happier! Can't wait to see the finished product! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married on May 31, 2013 and thanks to John and his team at First Day Films, the most memorable day of our lives was captured on film...beautifully! We highly recommend First Day Films, you won't regret it!
My husband and I were married on May 31, 2013 and thanks to John and his team at First Day Films, the most memorable day Read more...
My husband and I were married on May 31, 2013 and thanks to John and his team at First Day Films, the most memorable day of our lives was captured on film...beautifully! We highly recommend First Day Films, you won't regret it! Read less
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Nao
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with John from First Day Films. My husband and I were impressed by the quality of his videos and he was very amenable to working with us regarding our budget and expectations.

The true joy was being able to share the videos with family members who weren't able to attend the wedding. First Day Films took music recommendations into consideration and created a natural and well-paced film, including a highlight.

John is very easy going and I remember all of us joking around as we were getting ready for the big day. It definitely helped during the more emotional moments!
It was a pleasure working with John from First Day Films. My husband and I were impressed by the quality of his videos and Read more...
It was a pleasure working with John from First Day Films. My husband and I were impressed by the quality of his videos and he was very amenable to working with us regarding our budget and expectations.

The true joy was being able to share the videos with family members who weren't able to attend the wedding. First Day Films took music recommendations into consideration and created a natural and well-paced film, including a highlight.

John is very easy going and I remember all of us joking around as we were getting ready for the big day. It definitely helped during the more emotional moments! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Doreen
Wedding:
4/29/2012
4.9/5.0
I loved the videos I saw from First Day Films from the second I visited the website. I was hooked and needed to hire John, to film my wedding. Our initial meeting was awesome - he's so cool, really seems excited and passionate about his work and about getting to know the couples, and I instantly knew he would create an amazing film for us. We haven't seen it yet, but on our wedding day, John was great. I knew he was there, but we didn't really notice him (which is kind of the point) - he didn't get in the way of the guests dancing and there was no giant video recorder over his shoulder with a blinding light - everything was really subtle which I appreciated so much. I'm probably most excited to see the outcome of our film than anything else, but based on his previous work I'm sure it will be unbelievable! Once anyone views his site for examples of his work, I know they'll be hooked just like me!
I loved the videos I saw from First Day Films from the second I visited the website. I was hooked and needed to hire John, Read more...
I loved the videos I saw from First Day Films from the second I visited the website. I was hooked and needed to hire John, to film my wedding. Our initial meeting was awesome - he's so cool, really seems excited and passionate about his work and about getting to know the couples, and I instantly knew he would create an amazing film for us. We haven't seen it yet, but on our wedding day, John was great. I knew he was there, but we didn't really notice him (which is kind of the point) - he didn't get in the way of the guests dancing and there was no giant video recorder over his shoulder with a blinding light - everything was really subtle which I appreciated so much. I'm probably most excited to see the outcome of our film than anything else, but based on his previous work I'm sure it will be unbelievable! Once anyone views his site for examples of his work, I know they'll be hooked just like me! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Frances
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We watched the entire Noa & Warren DVD ( with a big tub of popcorn) and loved every moment. It was like being back at the wedding all over again & we thank you for capturing a very special day for all of us. The music is wonderful & everyone who see it says it is the BEST WEDDING VIDEO ever. I think so!
So once again thanks for all your special work and we love how it turned out.
We watched the entire Noa & Warren DVD ( with a big tub of popcorn) and loved every moment. It was like being back at the Read more...
We watched the entire Noa & Warren DVD ( with a big tub of popcorn) and loved every moment. It was like being back at the wedding all over again & we thank you for capturing a very special day for all of us. The music is wonderful & everyone who see it says it is the BEST WEDDING VIDEO ever. I think so!
So once again thanks for all your special work and we love how it turned out. Read less
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classycuban
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
John did an AMAZING job on my daughter's wedding. He captured every moment of one of the most important days in my life. He was so professional that half the time, I didn't remember he was there. But watching the video showed just how much care he took to capture every moment. We are THRILLED with the finished product. I will recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you, John, for an incredible job!
John did an AMAZING job on my daughter's wedding. He captured every moment of one of the most important days in my life. Read more...
John did an AMAZING job on my daughter's wedding. He captured every moment of one of the most important days in my life. He was so professional that half the time, I didn't remember he was there. But watching the video showed just how much care he took to capture every moment. We are THRILLED with the finished product. I will recommend him to everyone I know. Thank you, John, for an incredible job! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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SundaySundae
Wedding:
6/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We absolutely love John Miller Videography! (His company is now called FIRST DAY FILMS) We weren't sure if we wanted to have a video, we were trying to save money, but it was so worth it, I can't imagine not having video of our wedding day. John was such a pleasure to work with. He gave us personal attention and got to know us as a couple so that he could really document our story. He was also very flexible (we often had to reschedule things and he was so great about it). His style is so honest and beautiful, documentary style, nothing like the old school wedding videos. Also, the day of our wedding he was so helpful, he really went above and beyond. I can tell that he cares about each couple he works with.

http://firstdayfilms.com/
We absolutely love John Miller Videography! (His company is now called FIRST DAY FILMS) We weren't sure if we wanted to Read more...
We absolutely love John Miller Videography! (His company is now called FIRST DAY FILMS) We weren't sure if we wanted to have a video, we were trying to save money, but it was so worth it, I can't imagine not having video of our wedding day. John was such a pleasure to work with. He gave us personal attention and got to know us as a couple so that he could really document our story. He was also very flexible (we often had to reschedule things and he was so great about it). His style is so honest and beautiful, documentary style, nothing like the old school wedding videos. Also, the day of our wedding he was so helpful, he really went above and beyond. I can tell that he cares about each couple he works with.

http://firstdayfilms.com/ Read less
Services Used: Videography

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