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"Daniel is the best! To be honest, I didn't want to have a videographer initially, as I didn't want to feel like I was on a reality TV show. That said, I am so, so happy that we decided to get a videographer for our wedding and most importantly that it was Daniel. Our videos (trailer and full wedding film) were both beyond my wildest expectations. Daniel perfectly captured our day and created the best videos. Also, the day-of the wedding I didn't even notice the cameras around ;) Our wedding day went by in a flash and I'm so happy that we are able to relive the day, thanks to Daniel!"
-Christie & Keegan
"Daniel Gruen was such an outstanding vendor. His communication was excellent from start to finish, and it's clear that he really enjoys and cares about his work. He made an effort to get to know my husband and I and talk to us about what we wanted to focus on with the videography for our wedding. He and Franz were excellent on the day of the wedding. They were very stealth in their capturing of our day - it was amazing watching the footage back. They are amazing at what they do. To top it off, Daniel is simply an incredibly nice person. Using Daniel Gruen Weddings for videography was one of the best choices we made with our wedding."
-Heather & Lawrence
"I was the groom, and not surprisingly, I played more of a "supporting cast" role in organizing and making stylistic decisions for our wedding. When it came to the decision about whether to hire a videographer, I had heard from friends and family that it was a good investment. But, costs of the wedding were mounting and I was skeptical. We decided to take the plunge and hire Dan. Dan was very professional but also friendly and casual-- perfect for settling the nerves. For the ceremony and the reception I barely noticed him or his assistants. However, when we received the video and the supplemental footage, I was more than happy. Not only did I feel he captured all the memorable moments of the entire day, he also captured the smaller moments allowing us to relive the feelings of the wedding (My wife has shown/emailed the video to countless friends and family-- she's so proud). I am forever grateful for Dan's work, for I will cherish it for the rest of our lives."
-Graham & Katherine
"We used Daniel for our wedding day and I will say up until we spoke to him this was the scariest part was trying to find an affordable videographer who wants to capture every moment of your special day as much as we did. I looked all over and came across him through wedding wire, I emailed him and he got backed to me right away. He worked with us to make sure we got what we wanted in our budget but while still getting a top quality film. He asked us questions and had us fill out questionnaires to ensure they included everything we wanted. He gave me the crews contact and made sure we knew who and what to expect with the film crew. He let us know up front it would take 4-6 months to get our film back and we agreed. Yes we were super impatient and wanted it right away but I can say so worth the wait. Everything was amazing, he sent a package with popcorn to enjoy and recommended low lights and wine while watching it together for the first time. He has remained so professional and helpful through out this whole process and still continues to answer my questions and help me months after the wedding. We really appreciate everything he has done and love his work! Thanks again Daniel!"
-Amanda & Chris
"Absolutely worth the money spent! I don't remember what the total we ended up with, but I do remember it was very reasonable compared to other videographers we were researching. And, to be honest, we loved Daniel's style more than others that were charging more! His videos are polished and beautifully edited, but they have a realness and personality that I thought other videographers lacked. I think I watched every short film on his site because I liked them all so much! I felt like Daniel took the time before the wedding to get to know us, he had a form for us to fill out to personalize our short film (ie: music preferences) and he threw in little extras for us throughout the process. Hands down one of my favorite purchases for the wedding and highly recommend to anyone in the Bay Area!"
-Bethany & Greg
"Daniel did an amazing job capturing our wedding day and providing us with a timeless account! We absolutely love our wedding video and how he was able to tell our story. The video not only captures the emotions and events of the wedding but also presents them in a way that allows for our loved ones and us to cherish that special day. Because of the excellent cinematography, editing, and music selection, we enjoy watching the video over and over without it losing its appeal. We will definitely have amazing memories from our special day and be able to look back on them thanks to him! When we were initially searching for a cinematographer for our wedding, we wanted someone with a more hands off approach and style that would blend well with our documentary style photographer. Daniel came very highly recommended! He and his team are very professional and worked well with our two photographers. It is very obvious that Daniel is passionate about his work and wants to deliver the best possible product that he can! He definitely did not disappoint. We enthusiastically recommend Daniel Gruen! His work has provided us with memories of our wedding to last a lifetime."
-Natalie & Gabe
"I can't even begin to describe how happy we were to work with Daniel for our wedding. My husband and I both have a creative eye, and we had a specific vision. When we first met Daniel, we knew he fit what we were looking for. We loved his cinematography style (looks like a movie) and the way he uses music to bring everything together. He's passionate about his work and is a master of his craft. He is very good at telling a story through a video reel. Our wedding was captured better than we could have imagined.....We were blown away! He was able to show our funny, goofy side, as well as the sweet, romantic tone of the day. I highly recommend working with him. It will be your best wedding investment."
-Yin & Audie
"Daniel did an absolutely wonderful job on our wedding video. He was so enthusiastic and made us feel so comfortable and at ease throughout the entire process. We looked at almost every videographer in the Bay Area and Napa Valley to find the best quality for the best price. Daniel was an easy choice. We loved his style and could tell how truly talented he was just from watching a few of the trailers of other weddings he had posted. He captured every single moment beautifully and didn't miss a beat. We could not have possibly been happier with Daniel and highly recommend him to anyone!"
-Camille & Nick
"We found Daniel relatively last minute (a few months before the wedding) and Daniel himself was actually booked that day but he sent two excellent associates to film the wedding. We actually never met in person but that was never an issue as he was extremely responsive on the phone and over email to our preferences in shooting style (less intrusive without interviewing people). The final videos were exceptional as both of our parents loved them. His services were very modestly priced especially considering the superb quality of the final product. Thanks again for such great service!!"
-Sara & Scott
"Extremely professional, polite and did an excellent job of capturing moments. What we loved and appreciated was how they were everywhere during the wedding however, they were never intrusive. Family and friends had several compliments about the way the videography was done at our wedding. We are very pleased with the service."
-Susan & Jason
"Daniel came highly recommended to me, and the moment we first began discussing his role in our wedding, I understood why. Daniel is a true professional and a master of his craft. He managed to be everywhere, capturing the essence, the joy, the beauty of each memory and moment; and he did so without drawing any attention to himself. In this manner he was able to capture the intimate and beautiful footage of our wedding, drawing the viewer into each moment. Throughout our communication leading up to and proceeding our wedding, Daniel was always prompt in his responses and he was completely willing to work with us to meet our needs. When we received our completed package, our already heightened expectations were once again exceeded. I would strongly recommend Daniel Gruen Weddings...he is a must have on your list of wedding vendors for your big day!"
-Carolyn & Matt
"Daniel did a great job of capturing our wedding day and provided us with some wonderful memories. We met Daniel a few months before the wedding and spent some time discussing our likes, dislikes, and his general videography style. Daniel was very enthusiastic about our wedding day and was always responsive when we had any questions. He was also easy to work with in deciding the music to accompany the video. Once we received the final product we were more than happy with the results and were amazed how inconspicuous he had been during the ceremony and reception. We don't remember him being around us so much, and that's a testament to his talent and professionalism. We definitely recommend Daniel - thank you!"
-Daniel and Kristina
"Daniel is a videographer that is true to his word. He was a pleasure to work with from start to finish and we were able to put 100% trust in him from day one. He created the perfect composition for us. We couldn't have been happier with the final product. He is honest, prompt, and professional. The music, special effects, and editing were perfect. Give him a chance....you'll love him!!!!"
-Laurel and Brett
"Daniel is such an incredible and artistic videographer! We were amazed at how fabulous the results were! He captured our special day beautifully and I would recommend his services to anybody! He is very unobtrusive yet still took amazing footage! We are forever grateful to him for capturing our wedding so wonderfully. The highlight reel was spectacular and we have received rave reviews from all who have viewed it! The songs he chose were perfect!"
-Rowyn and Jason
"Daniel Gruen Weddings did an awesome job on our wedding video. Daniel showed up a bit early to make sure he was setup with very professional equipment. He had a microphone that I wore to record the ceremony and it came out great!!!! You can hear every word clearly. From capturing video of the pictures before to the cutting the cake, he was there, but I never really noticed him. We got our video on time and love it. Very smooth."
-Rick and Lisa
"We absolutely love our wedding video!!! We had a hard time trying to decide whether or not to have a video service and I am so glad we did. It captures the day so well and it truly is an everlasting memory. Every time I watch it, it brings back all those exciting and happy emotions! Daniel was great to work with and very professional. We had many guests comment on how kind, courteous and professional he was."
-April and Otis
"I had an unbelievable experience with Daneil. Not only did he get back to me immediately with any emails, but the day of, I barely even knew he was there! There were sooo many moments that he captured, that I didn't even know he was there for!! Our wedding highlight video was perfect as well as the full legnth video. He captured the amazing moments that I wanted as well as the little ones too like my dad and sister dancing and singing itsy bitsy spider to get my 1 year old daughter to smile during pictures!! It's hard to truly capture just how amazing your wedding is, but he did a perfect job of truly helping us remember all the fun, beautiful moments throughout the day!! Highly recommend him!!"
-Randi and Joseph
"My husband and I are extremely happy with our wedding video! Daniel was such a pleasure to work with! Anytime I had questions, I would always have a response within 24 hours! And during the wedding, I barely knew that Daniel was there taping! And I'm so glad that he was able to capture moments that I missed during our reception. We would highly recommend him to any couple!!!"
-Marili and Keo
"We had the wonderful opportunity to have Daniel film our wedding--I can only say that it was an absolutely pleasure to work with Daniel--He was easy to be reach and replied to emails within minutes--Our wedding was a wee bit different as my groom and his groomsmen came via a 1968 Vietnam era Huey Helicopter equpt with guns--LOL--Daniel captured this magical moments as I did not witness it--But the video with the heli sounds is awe inspiring--We can only say our wedding video is an utter cinematic masterpiece--He is professional and really listen to your visions and captures the special moments--We highly recommend Daniel Gruen one hundred per cent-!!!!!!!"
-Kerry and Jeremy
"Really enjoyed working with Daniel for our wedding video. He is professional and organized. Very on top of his video skills and editing. He made us a wonderful video and highlight reel. We felt lucky to have found him with just a few weeks remaining to our wedding. Definitely recommend working with him to capture those very special memories!"
-Neda and Omead
"I would highley recommend Daniel to any bride & groom looking for a videographer! My husband and I received our wedding video the other day and it well exceeded our expectations! He did such an amazing job putting everything together it was like we were at our wedding again! And we honestly do not remember seeing him all that much throughout the night! He captured every detail and did it in such a creative and talented way!"
-Kelly and Ryan
"Daniel, Thank you so much for all your wonderful work that you did for our wedding. You were everything we were looking for. The video is amazing and you capture every important moment of our day...I will def recommend you!"
-Diana and Ryan
"Daniel was amazing! From the get go he was just great. He responds very quickly, very affordable, very professional, and a very very nice person. This was not something that I budgeted in my wedding and I am so glad I found Gruen Weddings because this video will last a lifetime and was worth every penny. Every special moment was captured!! There are not enough thanks for this special video. So thankful for Gruen Weddings!!"
-Corrie and Josh