RON + SUSAN

We met our Bride Susan at Clos LaChance Winery where Ron and Susan will be tying the knot

for their big wedding day.

Then we headed off for our evening at CordeValle Golf Club in search of the perfect spots for the sunset.

Brian MacStay and I love working together and we create a super fun experience for

our clients as well as double the creativity for each of our shots.

Once we were with Cameras in hand we soon drove off towards the sunset which turned out to

be pretty epic as far as sun rays and great temperature.

A few of Brian’s images are below.

I really like this couple and they are so perfect for each other as we found out in my movie.

Can’t Wait to create your hand crafted Wedding Video at our favorite South Bay Wedding Winery!

Cheers Ron & Susan!

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Jake & Andrea

Jake and Andrea have a rich New York family and culture but, also live, laugh, enjoy their active life in California.

I love small private weddings were its all about close friends and family simply being surround by everyones love for a night.

Our wedding videos really capture the essence of each couples background and I love being a part of each family for a day.

We specialize in just wedding videos for our local Bay Area Weddings, Carmel and Monterey Weddings and my favorite

when my brides love my work enough that we send me to a destination wedding video location anywhere in the states, Hawaii,

Tahoe Weddings and Alaska or East Coast Weddings.

My personal favorites are of course coastal beach wedding videos where I always make a weekend out of it with my amazing wife.

Check us out anytime, give me a call, lets hear about your wedding here: http://www.avrfilms.com/

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Christopher + Heather

Wish Upon a Wedding

One of thee most touching weddings I have ever filmed was Wish Upon A Wedding for my Bride Heather who was from Portland.

The Northern California Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding picks a special bride every year that usually is a very special bride.

Heather told us she didn’t know what lies ahead for her in this journey, but she did know that she wanted to celebrate her love for Chris and his unwavering love for her.

She knew that she wanted it “without drama, without stress, and simply in joy.” We like to think that everything was done to make that happen for the both of them.

Heather has been diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer, and upon her celebration of three years in remission this past February she learned that the cancer has metastasized to her lungs.

”Your idea of ‘future’ changes,” says Heather, who also has a nine-year-old daughter.

Granting her Wedding Wish is just one way that we hope to help them make the most of that future.

This spectacular event would not have been possible if it were not for the kindness and generosity of our vendors from all

over the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and Portland.

They are affectionately known as Wish Granters:

Venue:Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley, CA

Wedding Planner: Shana Goldberg of Simcha Sisters

Photographer: Rachel Capil of Rachel Capil Photography

Cinematographer: David Ethridge of AVR Films

Catering: Nancy Rohan of Paradise Catering

Officiant: Brian Lyke of Life Celebrations

Linens and Decor: Sue Leggett of Classic Party Rentals

DressBrides For A Cause (Portland)

Guitarist: Javier Sanchez of Kelly Productions

DJ Entertainment: Adam Goldstein of Gatsby Entertainment Group

Hair and Makeup: Katie Nash of Kate Nash Beauty

Pies and Sweets: Lauren Martin of Sweet Lauren Cakes

FloristConnie J Moore Floral Design

Stationary: Marian Sosnick of Write Invite

Engagement Photography & Videography: James Kugler of Inspire Film Studios (Portland)

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Tony & Denelle

Denelle and Tony were engaged in wine country so what better place to

shoot their Wedding Engagement Video than at the magnificent Castillo de Amarosa in Calistoga!

Our afternoon began, of course, with a wine tasting of Castillo de Amarosa‘s amazing wines!

The winery was incredibly accommodating,welcoming and kind for

letting us use their property as a backdrop for this beautiful couple’s Wedding Engagement Video and Photos!

I would love to have the opportunity to film an event here some day!

Denelle and Tony are getting married in June 2015 at the amazing  

Erhman Mansion in Tahoe!

I can’t wait until their wedding day!

Brian MacStay Photography joined us for the afternoon, and

we spent over two hours on the property filming the couple in the gorgeous light

of a beautiful summer afternoon!

Hope you enjoy a sneak peak of a handful of my favorite photos from Denelle and Tony’s

wedding engagement photos by Brian MacStay Photography.

Hover our cursor over the Pictures and Pinterest any of them.

Hope you enjoy movie and FB LIKE or share our blog posting at the bottom of the Blog.

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AVR Films Bridal Styled Shoot

We spent an afternoon in beautiful wine country on the amazingly gorgeous grounds of Jamieson Ranch Winery in American Canyon

with Brian MacStay Photography.

On a rare weekend where we all didn’t have a wedding we still found a way to all get together for a beautiful afternoon and

create beautiful moments that captivated our eyes and cameras for video and photography.

The day started at La Soie Bridal in Walnut Creek where the immeasurably talented Armando Arabia of Get Your Do Up 

worked his magic with magnificent hair and makeup on the girls.

With bridal wedding dresses from La Soie Bridal we headed for the winery for a beautiful afternoon of filming.

Before we started for the day we all sat for a quick wine tasting to enjoy (required by winery lol) and

little down time and some of the wonderful local Napa Valley wine.

The goal was to simply showcase the work of designer Karla Fuentes and her gowns provided by La Soie Bridal .

Here are a few of my favorite images of the day.

I hope you enjoy this blog!

Check out the awesome images of this shoot at the below by Brian MacStay Photography!

 

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Eric + Nicole

The Wedding Dress, Wedding Venue and of then the Wedding Photographer is
usually the 1st things that get booked soon after the couple gets engaged.
I love a bride who has seen the value of our wedding video and books us up front to
make sure their wedding video is amazing.
Like Melanie who booked us for her Nebraska Wedding with Brian MacStay Photography
over 6 months in advance since she loved our wedding engagement session so much.
 
If there ever was a powerful wedding video that truly sensed the excitement of the Bride before
the wedding ceremony and the intensity of the bride getting ready well, here is Nicole getting
wedding  jitters and excitement to see her groom Eric.
 
This wedding video will reveal the real reason for video filmed an composed to bring your
wedding video all together to enjoy for a lifetime.
 
Don’t wait to book your Wedding Cinematographer at the last minute,
the great Cinematographers book 6 to 12 months out.
 
You need to call us before the Tsunami of brides come to book us soon over the phone.
 
Eric and Nicole’s wedding ceremony was for about 10 people in a beautiful back yard with a
view overlooking Los Gatos, CA. 
The emotion captured on video was as big as the bronze wedding sunset golden hour
wedding photography and wedding video happened close to sunset for the epic golden
wedding video moment.
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Nima + Mahsa

The Palace Hotel Wedding Video

One of the most exciting parts I love to film is the excitement and laughter that happens while the bride is

starting her makeup and hair with all her ladies.

The tender moments when her mother presents her with a gift or hair-loom from her grandmother.

The bride as she sees her 1st viewing of her bouquets as they are presented to her and the bridesmaids look on.

The 1st time her father walks in to see the young girl who has become the beautiful women of a bride.

I love placing the dress in some unique place for our cinematic slider just before she puts it on.

I love the laughter as the dress is being place on the bride or sometimes just the silence of the moment.

I hope you will sense the emotion and tenderness of the moment Im describing in the movie below and

allow me to be an important part of your amazing day.

Cheers, David Ethridge AVR Films

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Kelvin + AnneMarie

SaintPaul’s Church Wedding

 The Olympic Club Reception

Wedding planner f. Duncan Reyes Events by Design

Photographer Orbie Pullen

This wedding video was filmed in San Francisco Bay Area

for beautiful Cinematic feature film by David Ethridge.

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Creative Director/Producer: David Ethridge

Equipment list:

Canon 5DM3

Canon 5DM2

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85mm

70-200mm

15mm Fisheye

16-35mm

3 Kessler Pocket Dollys

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Mark + Kathryn

Wedding Engagement Video

“We are fortunate enough to work with countless wedding and event professionals both locally and nationwide.

Over the years we have found that service, dedication to greatness, and most importantly passion for

what we do as wedding professionals is what ranks us as the elite event professionals in the industry.

We know that as our clients trust us to guide you in choosing wedding professionals that will help make

your day magnificent.   This is why when it comes to wedding cinematography we recommend the

amazing work of David Ethridge and his video team at AVR Films”

BRIAN MACSTAY PHOTOGRAPHY

Included in this blog are amazing photos taken by Brian MacStay Photography from our

wedding engagement shoot in Downtown Santa Cruz and one of my secret beaches north of Davenport.

After the shoot we went to Hulu’s in downtown Santa Cruz (One of my favorite restaurant’s in Santa Cruz BTW)

and shared allot of fun moments in our photos and video of the fun day!

Brian and I are both looking forward to shooting Kathryn and Mark’s wedding at Mountain Winery

in Saratoga this summer!

There is a Short wedding engagement video by AVR Films of our beautiful {E-Session} engagement session!

Cheers Mark & Kathryn!

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Creative Director/Producer: David Ethridge
Cameramen: David Ethridge
Editor: David Ethridge
Equipment list:
Canon 5DM3
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16-35mm F2.8
Glidecam HD2000
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Greg + Melanie

The weather this year in California has been amazing!

So creating amazing lights, cameras and action for Greg and Melanie’s engagement session in Capitola was easy.

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day, beautiful couple, and an amazing afternoon of laughs, photos and Dinner!

Brian MacStay of Brian MacStay Photography led us around as we ended downtown Capitola with the couple, and

then ended up on the beach for a beautiful sunset!

Below are a handful of my favorite moments from the day by Brian MacStay.

And then we all went to dinner at Zelda’s to review, drink, eat and laugh.

So excited to film their wedding in August in Nebraska with Brian MacStay Photography!

Their wedding in Nebraska this August is at The Stone Creek Event Center, McCool Junction!

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