Shantelle + Jean-Pierre | The Highlight Film { Carmel, California }

Shantelle + Jean-Pierre {JP} are so much fun to be around! We loved getting to know them and their sweet love story. JP is a pilot and took Shantelle up in his plane for his proposal. JP recorded the journey, and we edited it together! Click here to check out their fun film that we made ! Their wedding day in Carmel, was beautiful and fun, as you can see in the film below. Photography was with Mark Janzen and Coordination by Coastside Couture. The Venue is the amazing Holman Ranch and the incredible flowers were created by Christine Cater! Enjoy!

Music from the Highlight Film:

Helios – Hope Valley Hill
Stick Figure – Breathe

Stills from the Highlight Film:

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David + Hanieh | The Highlight Film { St. Regis, Kauai }

David + Hanieh, the super couple! They blessed us all with an unforgettable experience to join them for their destination wedding in Kauai, Hawaii. It was a very beautiful day at the St. Regis Resort in Princeville. We loved working together with Jay + Caitlin Winter Photography, who introduced us to David + Hanieh. The whole group was amazing to be with. The love that those two have for each other and for their family and friends truly lifted our spirits! We hope you enjoy their romantic Love story as much as we do! Zachary + Wendy

Music from the Highlight Film:

Empire of the Sun – Country
Madcon – Beggin’

Stills from the Highlight Film:

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Dan + Jess | The Highlight Film { Vine Hill House in Sebastopol }

We are so happy that Dan + Jess found each other! They are an incredible couple, which is easy to say when you see their Wedding Film! Wendy and I are both dog people, so we were excited to learn that they were dog people as well! On their wedding day, they had their two dogs, Ducky and Jonah join them for their ceremony! So sweet! We had an outstanding time working alongside the amazing Kristy from Volatile Photography. She is the real deal. Fun, creative and easy going… Thanks for taking the time to enjoy the sweet romance…

Music from the Highlight Film:

The music was recorded live, as Jessica’s Dad is the Bass player in the band! They play Weddings…

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Caleb + Brooke | Highlight Film { See Canyon Fruit Ranch }

Caleb + Brooke! Two beaming souls full of Light, Joy and Laughter! We LOVE being around these two and their sweet group of friends. We feel SO blessed to have been able to be a part of their magical day, we hope you enjoy their Love Story! Thanks to the big team that made this Magical Day come true! Zest it Up Catering for the delicious and fun Taco Bar where Caleb + Brooke greeted us all with warmth and plates! Thanks to photographer David Pascolla and team for being creative and fun to work with! And to the sweet team we worked with, CJN Event Planning for being organized and easy to be around! And a final thanks to the jolly DJ, Mr. DJ Chad Stevens!

Music from the Highlight Film:

Young Man – Being Alone
Falling In Love At a Coffee Shop (Karaoke Version In the Style of Landon Pigg)
The Lumineers – Ho Hey

Stills from the Highlight Film:

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From Soquel,

FANTASTIC!!!! Zach and Wendy are an absolute dream!! We had the pleasure of working with this lovely couple for our September wedding and just can’t express enough how much we love them! They are not only fabulous at their craft, but truly inspirational and joy to have with you on your special day. They were seemingly there for every important moment and undoubtably several more that my husband and I missed. From putting on the dress, to the ceremony and closing down the dance floor, these two are truly non-stop. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the Stowasser’s!! Thanks again you two!!

From Heidi,

Zach and Wendy were phenomenal. The highlight film they created for us was like a dream. I couldn’t have imagined it any better and I watched A TON of videos from other companies. The footage of the ceremony and the reception were wonderful as well. It was great to be able to see everything that happened behind the scenes since being the Bride and Groom means you miss out on so much. As a couple and a team, they worked so well with each other and with us and our guests. They blended in well even with their cameras. I never felt they were intruding or that they were in the way, yet they got beautiful, memorable footage. I was very impressed with the still images as well! I would use them again and recommend them highly to anyone looking for a unique, incredible, gorgeous and memorable wedding video. We played ours at our hometown wedding reception and our guests were just gushing over how much they loved it and felt like they were right in the audience. Looking forward to watching it every year on our Anniversary and showing it to others.

From Jay,

ZACH AND WENDY ROCK! From the moment my wife and I met them we loved them. Being a wedding photographer myself I have seen and worked with countless videographers…. One being Stillwater. We were pretty picky (as you could have guessed) with the people and product we wanted to capture our day. Stillwater was the ONLY vendor we knew that we wanted for sure. We contacted them day after we got engaged on the drive up to our engagement party.

I believe that your vendor’s personality is just as important as the quality of their product. Zach and Wendy have nothing but a positive and kind energy about them and are pleasant to be with, which is important on your wedding day! As far as their product goes, they have a vision and an eye that simply understands the beautiful moments and how and when to capture them. The littlest things, the tiny glances, the wind in tress, the happy tears…. it is all captured. Everything about your event and it’s surroundings is all there, then they create a video and give you something that lets you see something as magical as your day felt.

Ok, I think I made my point…… yes, you should have them capture your day! Zach and Wendy, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Much love.

From Healey,

Zachary and Wendy are simply said: perfect. They captured our wedding in an incredibly beautiful way, were a joy to work with, and extremely professional. We could not have had a better way to invest in our memories than with these two.

And to push you over the edge, not only did we love it, but almost every single friend we’ve seen has coo’ed over it, shown it to friends…even co-workers, haha. They are AMAZING!

Can’t give them a high enough rating, but suffice to say there wasn’t a moment left un-captured, and enhanced, from the whole wedding.

From Nicole,

We love these guys! Wendy and Zachary are so much fun to work with and they make being in front of the camera so much easier. I feel like many people are like me and don’t feel like themselves when they are being filmed, but they make it so easy! They are flexible in their schedule and they really take the time to get to know you. We sat down for coffee in Cayucos for our initial meeting and they made it so relaxing and personable. We got to tell our story and have casual conversation so we knew more about them as a couple as well. I didn’t want to hire a videographer at first, but now I am so happy that Zachary and Wendy popped into our lives last minute. If you want someone with creativity and is easy to work with, hire Zachary and Wendy!

From Ellen,

Zach and Wendy from Stillwater Cinematography were truly incredible. From our first phone consultation I could tell that they really cared about creating a film that would reflect our relationship and our wedding day.

They are personable, kind, thoughtful, professional, and were extraordinarily helpful on our wedding day.

The finished product is amazing – their music choices were spot-on, the editing is flawless, and the film will be something we always treasure!

We were reluctant to hire a videographer — nervous we would get something terribly cheezy — but when we found Stillwater we knew we had found something pretty special. They make beautiful and touching wedding films and we can’t recommend them highly enough!

From Kelley,

Everything about Zachary and his team is amazing. My husband and I at the very last minute (like a week before the wedding) decided to hire Zachary and from that moment on he was spectacular. He emailed me right away to set up a time to meet with us so that he could get a feel for who we are as a couple. Now this was no easy task since we were having a destination wedding and wouldnt be in the area until the Thursday before. But he met with us that night and then ran all over downtown SLO to help us find umbrellas in case there was rain. From that point on he was completely involved with everything. He made contact with our amazing photographer (Ashley Blake) and our DJ – Ryan from Kramer Entertainment and he really did everything he could to make sure he was ready for our big day. And let me tell you I cry every time I watch our video. It is so amazing and we have received nothing but compliments. We were lucky to have them and you will be to! Book them now!

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Anna + Bryce | Highlight Film { Kaleidoscope Inn and Gardens }

Anna + Bryce! Wow, what a great couple. It’s obvious they are perfect for each other. Being around them brings forth smiles, good cheer and lots of hugs! So happy we were a witness to this incredible union. We also loved working alongside our friends Jay + Caitlin Winter at the sweet little Kaleidoscope Inn in Nipomo. We also had the pleasure of working alongside Adept Events who rocked the dancefloor and provided an overall clean, smooth and professional DJ and MC experience!

BĂ©la Fleck & Mike Marshall – Sliding Down
Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up


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