Alan Silva Stills and Cinema (formerly artistic imagery)
If I could give more than 5, I would, no joke, for real.
Getting a video was one of the best and most worthwhile decisions my wife and I made regarding our wedding. I know most people consider it one more additional cost and think having photos will be enough to remember the most important and best day of their life, but those people are making a big mistake or they highly regret their decision once they see the level of high quality video Alan Silva and his team are able to produce.
My wife saw a video by Alan at another friend's wedding and immediately she decided we had to hire him. After I saw the same video and spent countless hours, almost 50, watching other wedding videographers in California and all over the US I knew Silva Stills and Cinema needed to be our videographer also.
On top of the basic video package we also ordered a Same Day Edit (SDE) which meant the night of our wedding, before the party was over, Alan had a five minute highly produced video from earlier that day he was able to show us and our guests. Way better then a lame powerpoint photo slideshow like most people do at their wedding.
Our video if you want to see Alan's work.
We got tons of compliments on our video and it was a great way to relive our wedding day which was flying by. Another bonus of ordering the SDE was we were able to have that video the very next day and could show it to our friends and family who weren't able to attend our wedding. We didn't have to wait a few months for a finished product.
I can honestly say we love our SDE. And after I posted the video on my Facebook I can't tell you how many people wrote things like, "This is an amazing wedding video!" "That was the best wedding video I've ever seen," or "That made me cry," basically tons of compliments.
Alan and his team were great. It was a large team so they were able to capture a lot, but it never felt like they were in the way. Alan's creativity and artistic eye are amazing and worth every penny.
Again, I can't reiterate how happy we were with our wedding video. If you don't have the budget, make a budget, and if you are getting a videographer, you should get one of the best and...
Where do I begin with this amazingly awesome crew?! I am soooooooo happy with the decision to hire Silva stills and Cinema to video our 16 April 2011 wedding in Sonoma, CA. It was one of the best decisions my Husband and I made.
When I first met Alan, he was so awesome asking questions about our wedding theme/planning and songs we will like to hear! He loved the fact that my husband plays the guiter and was looking for ways to include that in the video of the day. He was more excited than I was about the details and I love that about all of my vendors!
To top it off on the day of our wedding I believe Alan and crew got there before 5am because he wanted to get a shot of the sun rising! Keep in mind him and his crew were scheduled to get there at 2:30pm! Talk about dedication! I cannot begin to thank Alan and his crew enough.
Through out the day Silva stills crew were poised and professional. They worked very well with the photographer and the makeup artists to make sure they capture the most perfect parts or our amazing day. My Husband and I were relaxed around them and that is very hard to do with my Husband since he doesn’t like being the center of attention.
During the reception, they showed the Same Day Edit and I cried because it was perfect and it captured the day perfectly. My husband was at awe and was very happy that we hired Silva Stills and Cinema for our wedding. See getting a videographer was one of those things that we disagreed on during the wedding planning process. I am glad I won this disagreement because he said it was one of the best decisions we made among others. Wooooohoooooo! If you are looking for someone who has eye for style, awesome, and artistic look no further than Silva stills and cinema!
Again Alan and Crew, thanks you for making our day even more perfect and giving us something that we can always look back on with fond memories for a lifetime. We look forward to hanging out with you next time we are in California.
Silva Stills & Cinema were just so wonderful to work with starting from our engagement session, to creating the save-the dates, the actual wedding day to creating our thank you cards.
I have received a multitude of compliments regarding our wedding pictures, here are some (and we totally agree with all of them):
"These are the most stunningly gorgeous, breathtakingly beautiful wedding photos I've ever seen. In my entire life!"
"Woooow Remy, these pics and video are absolutely perfect."
"I absolutely LOVE the video and the photos. Gorgeous!"
If you're looking for a great photographer, better book them now! :)
They have a young, hip style. Definitely recommended for young couples or couples who want stylish, modern photos and videography. Cost for services were the best we encountered during search.
Could not have been happier with their services! And they are bargain compared to other vendors. But don't think the lower price means lower quality. They are definitely the best around. Highly recommended!
My husband and I cannot say enough about Alan and Amber of Silva Stills & Cinema. Of all the vendors we worked with for our Memorial Day Weekend wedding, we felt Alan and Amber were the best...by far. They were consummate professionals who responded to our emails right away ALL the time! They arrived way earlier on the day of the wedding just so they could get those amazing time-lapse shots. Their crew was courteous and professional. They made us feel very comfortable and happy. Alan is such a hardworker, he looked like he was "locked-in" during the whole day. You could tell his genius brain was piecing together the same-day video as he was filming different parts of the day. Even after the wedding, he still responded to us and gave us updates as to when we should expect our wedding video. When we saw our same-day video at the wedding, we were blown away. It was better than I had even anticipated. We ran into them at another wedding three months later and were again blown away by the same-day edit...we were even a bit jealous because Alan just gets more and more creative. After the wedding, we could not stop watching our same-day edit....it really helped us get through our wedding-withdrawal. We highly recommend Amber and Alan because you will not be disappointed.
I recommend Silva Stills and Cinema to EVERY bride I meet. They are very easy to work with, very accommodating to our needs and expectations. Our videos turned out AWESOME! (I wish we met them before I booked my photographer because the photography is top notch!) Till this day, we get compliments on our videos. Yes, just a bit pricey, but worth every penny. I can't tell you how much we LOVE their work. I am a very satisfied bride. Silva Stills and Cinema, you are AMAZING!
Artistic Imagery Pro was so amazing to work with from beginning to end. Amber and Alan do photography and videography and are really good at it. They are both so creative and come up with shots that neither I or anyone else has seen before. When you look at there work it speaks for itself they are just really good at what they do. Everyone could not believe all the shots and videos they took of us that day was playing by the reception. Artistic Imagery are also very easy going people that we all have become friends now.
Amber & Alan are creative geniuses! Their acute eye for visual imagery is transparent in the work they produce. If you're looking for an artistic - non-cookie-cutter team to capture your wedding, weather it be photography or videography - Silva Stills and Cinema are the ones to hire!
A (what we like to do): If we haven’t met with you yet, we sure want to! Don’t worry if you’re out of the area – that’s what Skype is for!! If we are available for your wedding day, a signed and completed contract and 50% retainer will secure our services for your event. Please request a contract to begin the process.
Q: Who will be my photographer/cinematographer?
A: Amber will be your primary photographer, and will be accompanied by and additional lead photographer. Alan may have a fellow cinematographer provide coverage on your Wedding Day if the appropriate circumstance arises, but will attend to all other cinematographic details, himself.
Q: Do you travel?
A: We absolutely do! Travel for weddings within California are included in the collection price. Sessions outside of the Sacramento area include a travel fee of $100 for Napa/San Francisco/Bay Area and $250 for Southern California. All other locations require a custom quote. Please contact us for more information about your national/international wedding plans.