Love, Laughter + Fabulous Location: A Wedding Film Winner

Have you ever been to Ojai Valley? No? Well then, book a trip pronto because it’s beyond fabulous. One viewing of this film by Robert Michael Films and we’re sold. The Ojai Valley Inn hosted this love and laughter filled wedding, with a beaming Bride (who wore a gown we can’t get over), her handsome Groom and all their friends and family for a celebration that they aren’t bound to forget anytime soon. I’d say this is a winner if we ever did see one – enjoy!

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From Robert Michael FilmsLaura and Lauran’s wedding took place at the beautiful Ojai Valley Inn, where the city is affectionately nicknamed “Shangri-La” referencing the natural beauty of this health-and-spirituality-focused region. Laura and Lauran were married under one of the many oak trees at Ojai Valley Inn, which is great symbol of lasting marriage. The scenic venue provided a lot of great atmosphere without needing much added to it.

The bride’s style seemed to favor a timeless approach and she chose a photographer who shoots film which you don’t see often these days. I choose to grade the film with a heavy film look to match the feel getting away from the latest push for ultra high sharp looking videos and staying away from effects like slow motion and drones. I prefer to focus on the important moments of the day by being patient and letting the action unfold in front of the camera rather than chasing it or setting up fake scenarios. Natural emotion, solid composition, finding the light and great audio are to me what makes this film stand apart. The music was licensed via the Musicbed and I choose to edit this film in mostly sequential manner rather than jumping around too much so the energy would build to a climax through the ceremony and into the party. I loved the couples energy and my favorite part was when Laura asked if she could ditch her shoes and run/jump into her groom’s arms during the photo session.

From the Bride… Our wedding inspiration came from a love of natural beauty, being outdoors and elegance in simplicity. We felt the Ojai Valley Inn encompassed all of these things without needing much more support, so our intention was to enrich it but let the location speak for itself. Robert was fantastic to work with, let us be ourselves and capturing our wedding and us as a couple without any direction in his vision, execution and creativity – seemingly effortless.

Photography: Kurt Boomer | Cinematography: Robert Michael Films | Event Planning: Details Event Planning | Floral Design: TOAST Santa Barbara | Wedding Dress: Amanda Wakeley | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Hair + Makeup: 10.11 Makeup | DJ: DJ Hye FX | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Officiant: Pastor Jason Matossian | Wedding Venue: Ojai Valley Inn | Decor: Bella Vista Designs, Inc