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As a husband and wife team, we truly understand the importance of your wedding day. Our approach to cinematography is to create a beautifully produced film that is fresh and unique to each couple. Film making is our passion and capturing love is our life.
Awesome team :)10/20/2013 Michelle M
Major Diamond Productions is one of the best wedding vendors of all time! Since the day we first met, Jennifer Mae and Cris have been both very professional, approachable and most important of all, hands-on. They are very passionate about their craft and it definitely showed in the finished product! They are not the type of videographers who will just come on your big day and press the record button. They are there with a goal in mind - to tell your story. And that is what we and our wedding guests witnessed! I have seen our extended SDE for about 10x now and I have cried every single time. Jennifer Mae really tried to know us personally so she knew the background of our love story. She knew that there was a story to tell and she delivered it with so much life and emotion. Before our wedding day, they asked us for our love story and our favorite artists. To our surprise, they used songs from the singers we listed down even though they weren't mainstream! Talk about tedious work! They even asked us for a copy of our proposal video. I was wondering why they needed it but lo and behold, they were able to connect it to our wedding day video which added even more "awwws" and "aaahs" to it! These guys are really amazing! On our wedding day, we were expecting two videographers as we have discussed. BUT they came with an additional videographer which made them even more awesome! All of them were very nice and accommodating. They made the nervous bride and groom feel comfortable and at ease. They even took better photos than our actual photographer! Months after our wedding, we were expecting to receive a plain dvd with an handwritten title on it. We were so wrong. As soon as we arrived to their office, we were given not just one but 8 copied of our wedding DVD nested in a basket of goodies - popcorn, chocolates, candies and so much more! They said it was something for us to enjoy while watching our wedding video! Wow! Thank you Jennifer Mae and Chris! We were not the only ones who made the right choice in choosing you as our wedding videographers! "The Knot" was also right in hailing you as videographers of the year! We will always have a wonderful remembrance for our wedding day because of you. Your talent, professionalism and passion will always make you the best among the rest! :)
Best people to capture your special moments10/30/2014 janice j
Very simply put, you will not find a photographer/videographer team with: 1. more jaw dropping technical talent; 2. a higher quality of work product; 3. a more selfless and determined work ethic; 4. more out of the box creative thinking; 5. a higher level of initiative and drive to capture the perfect shot; 6. genuine passion for making a video that is unique to your story; 7. the high priority they give to you as a client ensuring you get the video you want; or 8. more personal investment in you as a couple. These simple words are merely inadequate in truly describing the professional quality of the distinctive video you will receive, the special experience you will have with Major Diamond Productions investing in you as a couple, or the depth of beauty that exudes from their sincerely passionate team. Chris’s musical aptitude and Jennifer Mae’s visionary ideas (in addition to the editing, work ethic, passion, and personal investment from their entire team) will leave you with 0 regrets and one phenomenal, memorable, and bad-ass video. Whether it is a save the date trailer, a same date edit, a proposal video, or your entire wedding photography/videography – I WOULD NOT TRUST ANYONE ELSE WITH THESE SPECIAL MOMENTS. We used a ton of vendors throughout our wedding planning process, and -truly- few people will leave you so impressed. It is a great pleasure that I write this review for them as they are phenomenal videographers, and even better people. Save yourself the time and hassle of looking for other folks - and just sit down with them at a coffee shop to discuss your vision, let them show you their portfolio and how they can turn your dreams into a reality. Totally worth every second and tightly budgeted penny.
TEAM AWESOMESAUCE10/04/2013 Abigail
Jennifer and Chris are awesome. COMPLETELY blew my mind away with the amount of detail and care put into our wedding. From the very first phone call, to the most recent update, Major Diamond Productions has been outstanding with their genuine love of helping couples capture their biggest moment of their lives through film and photography. Yes we ended up booking them for both our photos and our video, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. I was skeptical at first because having the same vendor handle both responsibilities of photos and video seemed daunting. I couldn't have been more wrong! It was PERFECT. It was great because since the photo and video teams were the same vendor, no one was fighting for our attention! What separates Jennifer and Chris from the other vendors (we've talked to and met with probably 5 others before choosing MDP) was their real attention to detail. I know I've stated this before, but I can't stress this enough. They get into your heads! During our first meeting, we discussed what we wanted, how it could be done, what we enjoyed doing, how we came across them (Robert and Darlene!!), what they thought could work, what packages they offered...and we just talked for hours! We had to stop because they had to pick up their little champ from school, but what we discussed during that time never left their minds. Given we didn't ask for much, they gave a whole lot! We had a Same Day Edit as well, and watching the video during the reception was probably one of the highest points of our day (save the vows and whole marriage thing ;) ). One thing that stands out from our SDE was their use of our kiss cam footage. Being on the kiss cam for some couples is a huge deal, like it is for us, and having them tie it into our SDE was so cool. I can go on about how awesome their set ups are (great use of the camera rail), how awesome their crew is, how great their flexibility is, how great their packages are, and so forth, but I'm sure you get the idea. Major Diamond Productions captured our wedding perfectly, and I hope you find the same satisfaction with them as I did!
Where's the 10 star button?!8/17/2013
Jennifer Mae, Chris, and their entire crew are beyond professional, personable, and talented. They're simply amazing! They were wonderful to work with for many reasons. They have a great eye for capturing such a special day. They're professional and always find ways to accommodate their clients. Their final products are mind blowing! We knew they would be the photographers and videographers we wanted to hire the second we started watching their Same Day Edits on their blog. This is a team you would regret not hiring!
Filmmaker quality for your wedding! A product you will cherish.9/21/2013 Teresa K
Jennifer Mae, Chris and their team are not your typical wedding videographers - they are true filmmakers, and top quality ones at that. They will get to know you as a couple and your unique story and what will come out of it is a cinematic beauty of a film that you will cherish. We were blown away by our same day preview, and then hired them many times to tell the stories of children at a charity that is near and dear to our hearts. Each film they produce is touching, beautiful and a joy to behold. Jennifer Mae, Chris and their team are the kind of people you feel honored to know, and their love for their work, and for people in general shows in all that they do. As for the wedding day, they are very talented at capturing all the best moments without you even realizing that they are there - one of the most important qualities in a wedding videographer or photographer. Speaking of photography, some of our most beautiful shots came from them as they also capture a few stills while they are filming. Another thing that sets them apart is the unique camera angles they choose. Watch their previews and you will see what I mean. That is one of the things that provides the cinematic type beauty as apposed to just a video of your wedding. I feel so fortunate that they have dedicated their business to providing quality filmmaking to capture some of the most precious moments of a couples life together. If you hire then, I am sure you will feel the same way. In my opinion, they are not even in the same league as other wedding video companies. You will be very happy you hired them!
Major Diamond is wonderful. I don't know what else to say to start a review. People talk about having a photographer's eye. Jennifer Mae not only has that but she has tremendous emotional insight. They don't just record beautiful images of the wedding, they created a story that draws out the essence of our relationship. My wife and I were overwhelmed when we viewed the video for the first time and every time since. Jennifer, Chris and their crew are so good that after seeing the first small video we asked them to delay our full video so that they could work with us on documenting issues faced by youth in the developing world and solutions to this issues. This is a passion of my wife and I. Jennifer brought that same empathy that she used in our wedding videos and she and her crew totally identifies the issues and opportunities. They created breathtaking compelling videos. We loved working with Major Diamond and they were by far the easiest to work with of all the vendors involved in our wedding. I simply can't say enough good things about them and we continue our relationship with them on our non profit work.
Best videographer out there :)10/25/2014 Marissa W
Jennifer, Chris and Christine were amazing!! I'm so blessed they were a part of our wedding and captured all of our special moments! They were right there for everything. I couldn't of chosen a better team to video our day! I loved that we went in and met them before the wedding so they could get to know us. Jennifer was amazing, I didn't have a day of planner so she put together a timeline for me to help me have my day run smoother. I was so happy she was willing to help me with this :) I had so many compliments of how great they were from all of my guests! I would highly recommend major diamond productions, you will NOT be disappointed. I know I wasn't!
Awesome!8/02/2014 Emily M
We used MDP for our video for our August wedding & couldn't have been happier! I was planning the wedding remotely, so had to truly go off internet reviews when picking my vendors. First of all, I wasn't sure if I wanted to splurge for the video - wasn't in our original budget. With that said, I am SOOO glad that we did! It was definitely worth it & I would encourage anyone on the fence about having video to go for it. Such a wonderful thing to be able to look back and watch later on. It is also great for some of our family & friends that weren't able to attend the wedding. So so glad that I chose MDP - everything about the day was great. I had so much confidence in their ability & the got some amazing shots. You truly do get what you pay for! Would definitely recommend!
Awesome Videographer!8/10/2014 Jessica H
From our first conversation to our wedding, Major Diamond Productions was very congenial and professional. They worked with us to make sure we would have beautiful memories of our special day. Their many years of experience were evident. They directed us smoothly to ensure great footage while being gentle and supportive in the process. We really enjoyed that they worked well in tandem with our other vendors, which we've heard from other bride and grooms that this isn't always the case. We are so glad that they did our wedding videographer. We know without a doubt the product we will get will be AMAZING!
I was the maid of honor at my best friend's wedding and it was such a wonderful day. It seemed to go by so fast but thankfully she hired the Major Diamond Productions team to capture it in video. I loved sitting down with her, her husband and family to watch their wedding DVDs. It was so cool being able to relive the day by watching the awesome highlight video as well as the full ceremony and toasts. The DVDs were really nice, too! My friend loves how Major Diamond made their DVDs look so professional- like they are movie stars in their own beautiful love story. The highlight really captured the essence of the day. It was perfect in every way and I am so happy for my friend. :)
The BEST videographers EVER!8/17/2013 Maria M
Where is the 10 star button? 😃 My husband and I hired Major Diamond Production as our photographers and videographers for our wedding. Jennifer Mae & Chris are both extremely talented and passionate at what they do. From the time we met with them, we felt so thankful for having had the opportunity to work with them. From our engagement photos to our Same Day Edit, everything turned out spectacular. I would highly recommend them!
Can't stop crying happy tears!8/10/2013 Jessica K
Jennifer Mae and Chris were very easy to work with on the day of our wedding and in the process leading up to it. They even stayed longer than we contracted, due to some drawn out toasts from our loved ones at the reception. As a photographer myself, I have always felt the photography and videography at a wedding is the MOST important thing and the only thing that remains after the day. The dress is stored, food has been eaten, flowers have died, but the still and moving images are what remains. I am so incredibly happy that my husband and I found Major Diamond Productions! The final product did take a year to receive (the only thing I would change), but the wait was totally made worth it with the final product. I love to watch the highlight video over and over, and I am always crying within 20 seconds from the start. Worth every penny!
The people you want filming your wedding8/23/2013
Well let me first start this review by saying, I know my wedding wasn't the easiest to film. I had gotten sick during the reception of my wedding and Jennifer made magic happen. Some how she got all the vendors to put on a mini tradition ( cake cutting, first dance, father daughter dance ect...) to all happen in my bridal suit with my closets loved ones. She was accommodating, and actually cares about the people whom wedding she shoots. It meant alot to me that she was willing to practically do anything for me. Now lets get to the good stuff, thus far I have only seen my " same day edit" and i fell in love. They captured our personalities in the video to perfection. And they have some awesome editing skills. I can not wait until i see my wedding video. They are the best photographers i could ask for.
Amazing Production, Amazing People- Simply the Best4/07/2013 David S
Major Diamond Productions (MDP) was absolutely fantastic. The same day edit- amazing. Collecting tons of creative and beautiful shots throughout the day, they edited together a mini-movie in just a few hours and showed it by the end of the reception. Being able to sit back, relive and soak up all the precious moments and emotions of that rush of a day- it was just awesome. The video captured who we are as a couple and all the raw emotions of the wedding perfectly. (They were even able to throw in a clip that my family secretly filmed of our engagement!) It left nary a dry eye that day and even still gets me to tear up- and I’m just the groom! It’s truly amazing to revisit the wedding day not just in photos, but in video; and not just plain camcorder video, but top-notch, stunning, superbly edited video. I can’t wait for them to finish editing the rest of the footage. But until then, the same day edit will hold me over just fine! And not only was the end result incredible, but the process and the individuals putting it all together were great as well. Jen, Chris, and Julian were all very friendly, professional, and fun. Chris and Julian arrived at my house early in the day to film the groom prep, being even more punctual than my groomsmen! Meanwhile Jen filmed all the bride prep happenings. They stuck around throughout the day, from very beginning til very end to grab all the shots they could, from prep, to door-breaking games and tea ceremony, to photo shoot time, ceremony, reception, and send-off. Yet it never felt as though they were in the way or distracting from the experience and emotions. They’re experts at being able to grab creative shots without seeming to interfere. It’s tough to balance, but they knew just when to direct us in order to create a beautiful shot or moment and also when to take a more hands off approach to capture the magic that was already happening. For any wedding planners out there, from my perspective there’s no need to stress over whether to get videography or whom to choose. Looking back now, having video, especially of the peerless quality Major Diamond produces...it’s really just priceless! All the planning was indeed stressful at times, but the day itself was incredible. And the video especially highlights that, allowing us to vividly remember all those cherished moments. It just makes the whole day seem magical! With MDP, Jen and the team really did create for us a work of art as exquisitely beautiful as a diamond, one we can watch over and over and forever remember all our planning as culminating in nothing less than a major victory! All in all, Major Diamond is amazing. They are great people who work hard and absolutely love what they do. They really make it YOUR day, and they truly make it unforgettable. You can’t go wrong with them. They won’t let you down. They are simply the best!
More than I could hav ever asked for6/29/2013 Scott H
Interesting enough, this is my first time ever writing a review for anything. But that being said, these two wonderful people deserve it. My wife was the planner of the wedding, so I actually had no idea what was to be had, for example, DJ, Save the Dates, and even a videographer. It was cool to hear that you could have somebody come to your wedding and film the whole thing, but I had no idea what to expect. I was blown away. From just the shear quality of the videos, the light and fun atmosphere they have around them, to the great professionalism from the beginning to the end. They made the whole process very smooth and enjoyable the entire way. The Same Day Edit was amazing, and so many people cried during it. That in of itself should be a good enough testimony to the great work they had done. I am so glad we found out about Major Diamond Productions because they are great videographers, and great people as well. I hope people will read this review and take my word, because if you do, you will never regret it.
Jennifer Mae and Chris are great!9/19/2012 Jenny F
I found out about Major Diamond Productions (MDP) through a very dear friend of mine, and quickly fell in love with the style of many of the Same Day Edits and Highlights shown on MDP's site. The wedding videos that Jennifer Mae and Chris produce are truly cinematographic works of art as the bride and groom become stars on their wedding day. Jennifer Mae and Chris are a great team and they do their very best to work well with the couple. I felt at home sharing about wedding details that I envisioned for my special day and felt as though Jennifer Mae genuinely cared and was excited with me in capturing the special moments that would take place. On the wedding day, they showed up early and eager to shoot our wedding. They were thorough, methodical, professional, and efficient in capturing detail and beauty shots. They were also very flexible and were able to work around last minute surprises and even around my photographer also working to capture our wedding day. The wedding video was well worth the wait, and Jennifer Mae and Chris went well out of their way to make it extra special in so many ways. It was so beautiful and personalized, it was if they had known my husband and I for a long time. They not only caught our wedding on film, they captured who we are as a couple. They are very passionate about their work and I truly believe they are some of the best. ~Jenny and Tommy C.
Shaila Yoder/ Scott Hogan wedding10/03/2014
I should have written this review earlier but was told by my daughter now was the time. It's kind of funny because I just sat here tonight watching the short clip of the same day editing from Diamond productions of our daughters wedding. All I can ever say about the entire experience was that I couldn't have asked for a better company to record this special occasion. We worked along with Scotts family for almost a year to clear and modify their property to make this happen. I have to say everything about the wedding turned out great. What Diamond Productions did on that day was turn a hectic but great wedding into something.... magical ! With their expertise we are able to relive that moment over and over. I just can't express enough how much Diamond Productions made such a special event magical. I almost cry each time I watch it and I'm the dad. I couldn't recommend Diamond Productions highly enough.
Happy Father of the groom10/03/2013 kimberly h
My son and daughter in law were married this summer. I met Jennifer and Chris (Major Diamond Productions)on the night before the wedding at the rehearsal dinner. They were such a pleasure to work with. They immediately felt like dear friends or family. They knew just how to capture all of the right moments, from the night of the rehearsal dinner all the way through the wedding and reception.It was truly a pleasure to have them be a part of the process and a part of the family. One of my favorite moments of the entire wedding weekend was the magical moment when, towards the end of the reception, when they turned down the lights and showed the "same-day edit" to everyone. I must say that I was in awe. The quality of the production was just incredible. Everyone kept talking about how wonderful it was. They not only picked out the most beautiful moments of the actual wedding but they also did their homework. They incorporated video from many months earlier when we were preparing the wedding site. They also spent time capturing video of the most beautiful parts of the Truckee area, which is where our home is and where the wedding took place. It was a masterpiece. A few days after the wedding, it was posted on their website and we all watched it over and over again. The full production is not due for several more weeks and we are all so excited to see it. If it is of the same quality of the same-day edit, then it will be a priceless possession. Part of what makes the end product even more precious to us is knowing the good people who worked behind the lenses. If you have an important event in your life coming up and need videography services, I could not recommend Major Diamond Productions any stronger. If I ever need their type of services again, I will certainly not bother to interview anyone else. They made a magical event in our lives even better.
BEST VIDEOGRAPHERS AROUND!9/07/2013 Alison D
We could not have chosen a better team to capture our special day! Major Diamond Productions is by far the best in the industry. As a husband and wife team, they went above and beyond to get to know my husband and I before our big day, just to make sure our video was top notch. Jennifer and Chris are two very talented and amazing people. My husband and I felt like we have known them forever and could be great friends with them. They captured everything and more on our wedding day and could not be more happy with our same day edit and know our full length video will be just that amazing as well. Everyone who has seen our video has said its the best that they have ever seen. As it has only been three weeks since the wedding, I have already had 3 couples asking me who our videographer was and if they could have their contact information. I could go on forever about this company and team, but one thing we know for sure is we made the BEST decision to go with Major Diamond Productions for our wedding!!!!!
Surprise! Surprise!7/28/2013 Vika T
When Jennifer Mae picked up the phone and I began telling her our details and all the fun activities we were planning, she was just as excited as we were. When I told her we've been rehearsing a surprise tap dance for our first dance, her husband Chris shouted from the background, "We have to shoot their dance rehearsal!" We quickly connected on the phone and I knew right then that they were artists who really love what they do and truly care about their clients. We exchanged several phone calls and emails in such a short period of time and Major Diamond was always available to talk, answer questions and set our minds at ease with any concerns we had. They took the time to get to know us, and it made our video so much better! When our wedding day arrived Jennifer May, Chris and Christine blew us away with their professionalism, creativity and attention to detail. They went the extra mile for us. We felt like rock stars! Near the end of the wedding Chris says to me, "Come inside in 15 minutes, we have a surprise for you." It was the Same Day Edit! My bride and I and my entire family went wild watching a fully edited music video of our day. We had no idea Jennifer Mae was in the back editing video. It was a perfect surprise to our perfect day. I cannot say enough about Major Diamond Productions. They went far beyond our expectations and totally rocked our wedding day. We're fans for life now and frequent their blog to check out their latest videos. If you are searching for the perfect wedding videographers, or are even on the fence about video for your wedding, call Major Diamond. Talk to Jennifer Mae and book them! Your future self will love you for it. "Major Diamond took the time to get to know us, and it made our video so much better!" Our friends and family still talk about the Same Day Edit! Thank you! Mr. & Mrs. Mac San Francisco
Great Video, Great Team7/20/2013
The Major Diamond Productions team was perfect. They got great footage for our video and were a pleasure to work with on our wedding day. And, the finished product (the video) is amazing. My wife and I still watch it all the time. I can't say enough great things about Chris and Jennifer Mae. Highly, highly recommended.
Remarkable, Incredible, Perfect!9/20/2013 Meems K
Jennifer Mae, Chris, and Christine totally rock! After I saw a friend's same day edit, it was love at first sight! I was floored to see the talent these three possess and knew that was exactly what I wanted for my wedding. Their videos are not your typical "camcorder style" point and shoot. Theirs go above and beyond your imagination. You become movie stars in your own movie! After reaching out to Major Diamond Productions to inquire about my wedding, the whole process was pretty smooth. Jennifer Mae explained what they do, their style, and understood what concerns I could have as a bride when choosing the right videographers. She made me feel at ease and we made a connection right away. She is super friendly, sweet, and personable. After several email exchanges, my fiance and I met Jennifer Mae and Chris at a coffee shop to meet and get to know each other. Right from the beginning of our conversation, I could tell right away that our wedding would be in the right hands. I trusted them to blow us away and they sure did! Choosing to do the same day edit is the best way to go! To see what my fiance, his groomsmen, my bridesmaids, parents, and everyone else was doing before the big reveal was incredible. Our first look was simply magical. My fiance and I both cried when we first saw each other and MDP was able to capture our raw emotions. Our wedding day was emotional, fun, and jam packed with our production team of videographers and photographers leading the way, but to end the night with the same day edit that Jennifer Mae completes in just 3 hours was the icing on the cake! Everyone was speechless! All the emotions from early on in the day, all came back and the tears started flowing once again. No one wanted it to end! We wanted more! :) The music, the scenes, the creative shots were all picture perfect and just so "us"! I remember telling my now husband when we were selecting videographers that we would watch our wedding video every year on our anniversary. He, of course at the time shrugged it off. Now, he can't stop watching it! We've watched our same day edit at least 10 times now, and we are excited to see our final product with the extended edits and highlights. MDP is hands down, the most talented group of cinematographers and I can't wait to continue to see their work as they create more memorable memories! Thank you so much Jennifer Mae, Chris, and Christine! XOXO
Jennifer Mae, Chris, and the entire Major Diamond Productions team are truly amazing! When my mom and I saw one of their same-day edit videos right after my fiance (now husband!!) and I got engaged, I knew instantly that I wanted them to be a part of our wedding. What I loved about them from the start was how with every one of their videos, it was clear how much time they took to get to know not only the bride and groom, but also their families and any and every detail to capture what was unique and special about each wedding. Our experience was no different. From the first time we sat down for coffee to meet with Jennifer to when our same-day edit was shown at our wedding reception, I knew we would not only have an unbelievable video to always preserve our wedding day but that we would have lifelong friends in Jennifer Mae and Chris. Jennifer even took the time on the Saturday a week before our wedding to come film my final dress fitting because she knew how important the wedding dress experience was to me!! They go above and beyond, and right after our video was shown, so many of our wedding guests came up to us telling my husband and me that they had never seen a video like ours! Jennifer Mae and Chris picked the perfect song to accompany the film - it was clear they had gotten to know us so well, and I could not have chosen something more fitting of our day and our personalities. Jennifer Mae and Chris were able to give our guests a glimpse into our entire day leading up to the wedding ceremony, and I had no idea that a 3 and a half-minute long video could drum up so many emotions and touch everyone who watched the film. I continue to check out the videos that they have filmed since our big day, and I cannot even begin to explain talented and delightful this entire group of people is! We feel very fortunate to have worked with them - our wedding and all of our memories from that day would not be the same without them.
Absolutely the best5/04/2013 Emily P
I don't think I will ever know how to express to Chris and Jennifer Mae from MajorDiamond productions how much we treasure them and the amazing videos and images they created from our wedding day. As a team, there is no other that comes close to matching the collaboration, creativity, and professionalism that the two of them provide. From the first time we met with them to talk about our wedding to the moment our entire wedding party sat in amazement of the same day edit they made for us, we have thanked our lucky stars we had the opportunity to work with them and that we chose them to shoot our wedding. The video they created is so special to us, and it is truly a historical document for our new family and something we will treasure forever. I would choose MajorDiamond a million times over. Thank you Chris and Jennifer Mae for your true understanding of our love.
Major Diamond Productions - Amazing Team8/23/2013 Barbara M
My daughter picked Major Diamond Productions for her wedding on the recommendation of her photographer (1985 Luke Photography) and we couldn't have been more pleased. They are creative, energetic, fun to work with and best of all do a great job. They are very knowledgeable and have great ideas and are able to put everything together and make it serious and fun at the same time. As the mother of the bride I found them to be reasonably priced and would highly recommend Major Diamond Productions to anyone who lives in the bay area, they are a great team that would be very hard to beat!