Once Cameron and I got engaged, as any newly-engaged girl does- I began watching all sorts of wedding videos- searching for a videographer that has all the things we want (emotion, beauty, love, talent). And then one day- Steelhead Cinema asked me to become their friend on Instagram and I immediately fell in LOVE with their videos. After watching about 5-6 of them, I realized they lived across the country in California (I’m from Florida)! But that truly didn’t matter, I had such a good feeling about them and they were so responsive and happy to answer any questions I had from the start. And, now I can safely say that hiring Steelhead was one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding.
John is so professional, caring, and just a joy to be around. From the moment you meet him, you can tell that he is extremely passionate about his work and boy, is he talented! What he has created for me and my husband, Cameron, I can’t even put into words. We received a 1 minute teaser video from him while on our honeymoon and it was so beyond perfect. I didn’t know how it could get much better. BUT THEN IT DID!
We just received our full wedding film and it has left us in absolute awe. He so beautifully captured the love, energy, and joy of the day- it just amazes me. I truly can’t watch it without crying. All of those feelings from the day itself just rush back and it is truly such a gift for us to re-live the best day of our life. What is so unique to me about John and his work is the way he so carefully chose beautiful moments and was able to link them all together in a way that evokes so many different emotions… he’s such a talented artist. And the songs are simply gorgeous- they are so true to the day.
Thank you so much, John for experiencing our wedding day with us and creating something so authentic and so US- we will truly cherish this forever. Not to mention, John provided us our full-length ceremony, first dance, and toasts film that we had a blast watching and can’t wait to re-watch as the years go by (we also requested the raw film that he is going to send as well just for kicks!). If you can’t tell already- I could NOT be happier that we chose Steelhead Cinema and working with John has been an absolute pleasure.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that if you are considering hiring a videographer you hire Steelhead- they are one of a kind.
— Shelby
I am SO happy that we changed our minds about not having videography for our wedding. We were trying to be mindful of our budget and cut some items out, videography being one of them, but we figured we were already spending so much money on one day that we may as well memorialize it. So literally 4 months before our wedding, we started looking for available videographers and were referred to Steelhead by our photographer Kelsey Stewart. Having seen our fair share of cheesy wedding videos, we were completely blown away when we looked through Steelhead’s work. We were so happy that not only were they available for our date, but they were also not ridiculously priced! We were fortunate to have the opportunity to meet with them in person before we booked them and right away, we knew that John and James were exactly the type of guys we wanted to document our special day. They were extremely easy going and we really got the sense that they got into the wedding videography because they enjoyed it and took pride in their craft. Videography is one of those things you book then you just forget about until a few weeks before the wedding, but through the process, it was super easy to communicate with them and we felt like we were in great hands that we didn’t really need to provide too much direction.

On the day of, like another reviewer mentioned, John and James completely blended in. They worked seamlessly (or at least it appeared that way) with our photographer and made it so easy to be in front of the camera. I was super anxious about having my photo/video taken, but James and John made us feel super at ease.

Our ceremony/reception had a lot of bilingual (Spanish/English) moments, so through the editing process, we were able to collaborate more than I’m sure other couples do since we helped them translate. We were a little nervous about how translation would work out since the entire ceremony and majority of speeches were in Spanish, but wow, when we saw our highlight video for the first time, we were absolutely blown away! It captured all of the different emotions of our day in such a beautiful, almost poetic way. We immediately shared it with friends and family and so many commented that it was “the best wedding video” they’ve ever seen! One of my favorite comments from a friend was “It had everything. Felt like i just watched the trailer to a movie i really really want to watch this upcoming Valentines day.”

At this point, we’ve both watched it probably 100 times because everytime someone comments on how much they loved it, how it had them in tears, etc I feel like I need to watch it again. In fact, I think I’m going to go watch it right now. Best decision ever to book Steelhead!!!!
— Lorena
It doesn’t get any better than Steelhead. I can’t say enough good things about John. From the moment we sat down with John for our introductory meeting to the moment we hugged goodbye after the wedding, all around awesomeness.

John himself is just a wonderful person. He’s friendly, warm and kind, and we immediately felt at ease in his presence. My husband and I are both a bit stiff in front of the camera, but John’s affable and easy-going manner made the entire experience just plain fun. He worked extremely well with our other vendors, including our photographer, which is obviously very important.

We just got married last month, so we’re eagerly awaiting the footage. But we know it’s going to be beautiful, based on his other videos.

Thanks, John for being your awesome self.
— Sandy
Hiring Steelhead Cinema to produce our wedding videos was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding! So much goes into your big day and then you blink your eye and it’s over! But with Steelhead, they beautifully captured moments from our wedding that we can relive every single day. To me, what sets them apart from other videographers is how their wedding videos tell the story of your wedding. For our wedding, they took our vows and matched them with moments throughout the day that exemplified what we wanted our marriage to be. When researching videographers, I ended up watching all of their videos and I haven’t seen a single video from a different videographer that I liked better than Steelhead.

John was also great to work. He took the time to get to know me before our wedding through a Skype call to make sure that we’d be a good fit. He was super quick to respond, had fair prices, and him and his partner were amazing the day of. They blended right in with the wedding and by the time the night was over it felt like we had been long time friends! Seriously, cannot recommend Steelhead Cinema enough.
— Ali Atkinson
“If you are on the fence about hiring a videographer, do it! You won’t regret it. John filmed our wedding in September 2015. He was professional, easy to work with, and always available to answer questions throughout the planning process. We found him to be incredibly talented and his work of the highest caliber. His samples online really speak for themselves. We are so happy with our highlight video; truly captured the magic of that special day. We recommend Steelhead Cinema wholeheartedly!”
— Shawna
“We hired Steelhead for our Wedding in Paso Robles, May 2015. We looked at many different companies in the area, most of which offered the same type of Good, Better, Best package pricing.
Hands down, Steelhead Cinema has the best looking footage and style in the local market. Our finished product turned out better than we could have ever imagined. These guys have an eye for ‘the shot’, and they got it every time. Every one of our friends and family so impressed with the finished video.
Would absolutely hire again for future projects!”
— Chris Reddick
My fiance and I hired Steelhead Cinema to capture and produce our wedding video. Out of all the vendors we had to work with, whether it be food services, photography, flowers, etc, Steelhead was by far the easiest and most friendly group to work with.

John, our contact, was diligent and very patient. He helped tailor a video package that was exceptional but still within our budget. When we did receive the wedding video, my wife and I were completely blown away. We were literally moved to tears and could not have been happier with what they had put together. This team definitely has tremendous talent.

If you are looking for a cutting edge, high quality videographer team who are easy to work with and offer modest pricing, Steelhead Cinema is the way to go. My wife and I are very satisfied. Steelhead Cinema should be the benchmark in the wedding videography industry!
— Miles Greene
“Steelhead shot our wedding video. John and James were amazing to work with and did a phenomenal job. They make you feel so comfortable and in your element. I would recommend them to anyone!!”
— Quinn Thomas
“Steelhead was so fun and amazing at our wedding! We couldn’t have asked for a better team to shoot it. They were on time, knowledgeable of what shots to take, relaxed, and reliable...all the things you need from a videographer on your wedding day! We are thrilled with our video; the way it was edited and put together was done so beautifully. We are so happy with the quality and artistry of our video! Thank you Steelhead!”
— Meghan Engen
We hired Steelhead for our wedding at the Santa Margarita Ranch in October 2015. I was unsure if I wanted a videographer since I was a little scared that it might be too many people directing us with 2 photographers and 2 videographers. I would have been crushed had we not hired them or hired another videographer! Steelhead worked perfectly with our photographers, we didn’t feel overwhelmed in the least and they were so nice, laid back and fun!

Our wedding video is absolutely perfect and the way they work in the voiceovers from the speeches and ceremony with the shots from the different parts of the wedding is pure magic! They captured all of our special moments and more. Our family and friends love the video too! After my wedding one of my bridesmaids hired Steelhead to shoot their wedding up in Marin County next September because of the great experience we had on my wedding with them. I looked at a lot of other videographers in the Central Coast area and Bay Area and Steelhead really shined the brightest.

If you are on the fence on hiring a videographer, just do it! It is one of the best decisions you will make for your wedding and you will not regret spend months and months planning, make sure you get an amazing film that you can watch to relive your special day! Steelhead is the team that will give you that amazing film! I can’t wait to watch our video on our anniversary every year or any time I need to smile :)

Thank you so much John and James! You guys are the BEST!
— Liz Kraker
Using Steelhead Cinema for our wedding videography was the best decision we made in regards to vendors. My husband and I had a pretty short and stressful engagement, but working with Steelhead Cinema was the easiest part. I knew that whatever happened that I would be satisfied with their work because of the videos I had seen them do. Their prices are extremely competitive for the line of work they are in and we feel like we got the best quality video out there. I reviewed other videography out there before I made my decision and other companies were too expensive and corny. Plus, you get the benefits of working with a small business and not having to talk to a bunch of different people to communicate with them. John and James always personally were the ones in communication with me, which made the whole process that much easier. If you are on the fence about doing videography for your wedding, I would highly encourage you to do it. It was the best money we spent for our entire wedding and its one of the few things that actually last. I’ve watched our video many, many times since our wedding in August of 2015 and each time I watch it I love and appreciate it. No regrets what so ever, these guys are the best, truly talented professionals that take pride in their work and want you to love it as well. We have already referred to family and friends getting married and we look forward to using them in the future for other types of work!
— Amy Goymerac
John and James (Steelhead Cinemas) are the best- great to work with, humble guys, hilarious characters and they produce the most beautiful product. John and James managed to decipher, shoot and produce a video that was perfectly “us.” While it had traditional wedding video elements, their touch and insight into what was important to us came through in the video and we are absolutely in love. Additionally, the duo is a respectful blast to have at the wedding- hiding behind the scenes and shooting candidly at times and in the mix getting the greatest dancing footage ever when the time is right. FIVE STAR FOR SURE!
— Emily Palmer