Review from Adriana & Ben:
After being referred by a friend to use Zachariah for our wedding, we couldn’t have been happier. In the weeks building up to the wedding, he was very attentive and accommodating to our needs and wishes for the big day. He was very quick to respond to any questions we had and provided us with invaluable advice as to how to capture the day. Upon meeting at the venue he offered fantastic suggestions on how we could use the space, he also spent the evening before scouting out how to best optimize sunset. Our guests were equally impressed with his ability to work the room without being distracting. After receiving our highlight film we were blown away by the creativity and the personal touches he had incorporated. The film has brought tears and joy to many and will be something we treasure for a lifetime. We can’t thank you enough for your hard work and wish you the best!
Review from Grace “Kimia” and Bill:
We could not be happier with our wedding video! My husband and I were absolutely over the moon with it.
Initially, it was an exhausting task to try and figure out which videography team we should choose. Our wedding planner sent us more than two dozen videographers in the Bay Area, and it was nearly impossible to tell any of the different choices apart. Finally, I came across Stillwater, and immediately saw a stylistic difference.. the couple’s on Zachariah’s website were all individually genuine and several of the wedding video’s brought me to tears.
We got lucky that he was available and decided to stretch our budget because his work and creativity speaks for itself and we really felt that his style matched our own. From the onset, working with Zachariah was seamless. On phone calls with our wedding planner and photographer, he was easy to work with. He came a day early to the wedding venue to scout out the site and took areal footage as well.
I’m a California gal but have spent the last 11 years living in NYC, working in finance. I’d say that my expectations as a ‘type A’ bride are pretty high and all about 1) quick responses to any questions we come across 2) a real commitment to working with us and understanding what focal points really matter 3) ease of working together. Zachariah excelled in each of these areas and we just love love love our wedding video! Our wedding had unlimited mistakes .. from the ceremony .. to one of the speeches .. and the fact that it should have been 90 degrees on our wedding day, but instead turned out freezing!
Zachariah is a creative GENIUS was able to gloss over some of the less desirable aspects of our wedding and help us focus on the things that matter – our love for one another, all the little details we worked hard to incorporate for our big day, and all the fun and jokes we shared with our guests! If you choose Zachariah, rest assured, you are in EXCELLENT hands.
Review from Sami and Stephen:
We recently hired Zachariah of Stillwater Cinematography to film our wedding and make a highlight film. To say we are happy and impressed with his work is an understatement. Zachariah was caring and thoughtful in the lead up to our big day, he made thoughtful suggestions and was flexible with our needs. He was timely, easy, and joyful to work with. All of that combined with his technical talent lead to a beautiful film that really captured the vibe of our wedding.
He arrived the day before our wedding to capture aerial sunset footage of our venue. We were unsure whether to get the aerial footage, but Zachariah encouraged us to and in the end we are so happy we did! His drone footage was incredible and seriously added to the filming of our event.
On the day of our wedding, he arrived early and worked really well with our photographer who he’d never met. He directed us well during necessary moments, but mostly went with the flow of the wedding. His expertise was clear when he knew where to place his many cameras and move them accordingly as the night went on. Additionally, his music background makes for wonderful audio to complement his video.
We were lucky to have him also take pictures and delivered us a sneak-peek picture the day after the wedding! He then sent our wedding highlight film under a month after the wedding (honestly the only reason it took him that long is because we were slow in giving him the music suggestions)! The video is incredible. We have watched our wedding film multiple times already and know that it will be cherished for the rest of our lives. Everyone who was at our wedding has commented that our film truly captures the essence of our wedding. We are so happy we hired Zachariah to be our wedding videographer and would highly recommend him to all! THANK YOU STILLWATER CINEMATOGRAPHY!!! You are the best.
From Leanne and Bryan:
Can’t say enough about Zachariah and team! We are absolutely thrilled with our video. If you are on the fence about getting a wedding video….DO IT. best money spent on our wedding and so happy we hired Stillwater. Not only was Zachariah extremely easy to work with, but truly captured us as a couple. We also received a hard drive with a ton of raw footage which has so many special moments that are easy to forget. THANK YOU Zachariah for creating something we will cherish forever and enjoy sharing with family and friends.
From Maddie & Michael:
We Highly recommend Zachariah ! My husband and I were on the border of not having a videographer due to finances and last minute decision we thought we’d never get a videographer. It so happened that it was Zachariah’s only free available weekend in that month. It was the best last minute decision and investment we ever made for our wedding and these memories will last a life time and to be passed down to our children!!!
I cannot express how grateful we are to Zachariah for being so diligent throughout the entire process- getting to know us , our story, how we met , answering ALL of my detailed questions to creating our video with our music to go along in background.
Zachariah was so down to earth and really personable, friendly, professional right when we met him. During the wedding all our guest loved him. He was so friendly and blended in like a family member and was amazing capturing everyone’s emotions. It is clear Zachariah has a passion to capture every single aspect of weddings so that when the bride and groom watch it over-and-over again they relive their wedding experience.
Our video was so beautifully created together from the drone view capturing the whole venue and up close footage of the ceremony, the reception and getting ready and most importantly our emotions. My husband and I and along with our family members cried immediately when we watched our video and said this was the most amazing wedding film they ever watched!!!
** highly recommend getting the package with the drone included or add it on it was spectacular ***
From Lex & Josh:
WE LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We watched it twice already. I’m guessing I’ll watch it another 5 times before bed. Absolutely truly love it. It just captured the day perfectly. Josh says its the best wedding video he’s ever seen, and he does not say thing to be nice or just because he’s in it… he also said “it brought back all the feels and tears, and now he’s emotionally spent”. I love love love it so much. Thank you so much for giving us something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
From Anna & Brad:
This video is gold! There is no way for me to describe just how perfect it is and how much we love it!!!! We’ve watched it 10 times! Brad and I both started bawling our eyes out as soon as it started! It is such a perfect representation of the day and our love for each other. Thank you so much! You are incredibly talented and we could not be happier with the final product! We would highly recommend you to anyone and everything!
So much love my friend,
A & B
From Paige and Andy:
Hiring Zachariah was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. My husband and I were initially on the fence about whether to hire a videographer, but after talking to multiple brides and looking at Zachariah’s work, we decided to go for it. Boy are we glad we did!! Zachariah was a pleasure to work with, blending into the crowd and working seamlessly with our photographer. And most importantly, we are completely obsessed with the gorgeous video he made of our big day! We cannot stop watching it. Multiple friends have told us it they teared up while watching it, and even said it’s the best wedding video they’ve ever seen. We highly recommend Stillwater Cinematography!
From Averyl and Ben:
WOW!!!! We are so blown away by how wonderful the film is!! We absolutely love it and thank you so much for incorporating all of our music into it. It’s just perfect 🙂
A very grateful Averyl and Ben 🙂
From Megan and Andrew:
We just got back from Belize a couple days ago and I’m finally catching up on emails and everything and I CANT tell you how amazing the video is!! Thank you so much for everything – for all of the love and energy you poured into this for us. We absolutely loved having you with us on that day. You are gold. You captured and articulated the essence of our day so beautifully and honestly. Thank you thank you!
From Kyle and Lindsey:
This is amazing! Thank you for all your time and effort to make this so beautiful. Lindsey and I are grateful to have such a wonderful work of art to remember our wedding day!
From Heather & Ryan:
ohh myyy goshhh!!!!! I love the video, the vows footage, and all the pictures Zachariah!!! Awww I cried!!!!! Thank you soooooo much!!! Ryan is gone tonight and hasn’t seen yet but I know he’ll love it all too! Thank you so much for getting this to us so quickly and for capturing our special day!!!! We cannot thank you enough!
Zachariah! The videos are amazing. Doug and I spent the night in watching all of it. Brought tears and many, many laughs. Memories to have and to watch for forever. I am so happy you were with us that day – we both are. Thank you so very, very much. So excited we have them! You are so incredibly talented!!!!
Hi, Zachariah! We haven’t seen the longer films yet, but you did a phenomenal job on the highlights film! We must have played it a zillion zillion times! I love what you did with the music! You made it look like not a single thing went wrong that day, and that’s how I would like to remember the day, lol. We will set aside some time soon to just sit down, relax, and watch the longer films when things aren’t so hectic because that deserves our undivided attention.
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.
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 Stillwater.
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.
* Note from Zachariah – This is the first wedding that I shot as Stillwater Cinematography in 2010… My mom was my assistant! *
Everything about Zachariah and his team is amazing. My husband and I at the very last minute (like a week before the wedding) decided to hire Zachariah 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!