Sacramento, Fairfield, Sonoma, Napa, San Fransisco, San Jose
About This Vendor
Northern California Wedding Films
I’m a Bay Area wedding filmmaker that has been producing compelling wedding films that style conscious couples have obsessed over since 2012.
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Video, Full-Length Video, Highlight Video
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
Awards and Affiliations
FRESH | Wedding Cinematography Reviews
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Reviewed On 7/20/2020 by Agnes W
Brian was so amazing to work with. From our first call, I could tell that he was professional, he responded in such a timely manner, and I never worried about anything. After chatting with him, I knew that I could entrust him with my vision! Br...
ian's goal was to create a film that really captured the feeling and mood of the day, and I was not disappointed when I received the video. The way Brian edited, choose the music, and put together the film truly captured everything about our day. Every time I watch the video, it brings me to tears and reminds me how magical and special our day was! Brian was also realistic with timing, and when he did deliver our video, the format and media used was very easy to use, and really did feel like a film. Brian truly creates beautiful films that helps memorialize all the little details of such an important day.
Reviewed On 3/27/2020 by Tamara H
I spent a lot of time searching for a wedding video vendor, like a LOT. I reached out to Brian after finding his video under the Instagram for our venue. I wanted someone familiar with our venue who could provide drone footage. From our first i...
nteraction until the end of the big day I really felt like Brian was committed to capturing our big day.
When I looked online I thought he might be out of our price range. But after reaching out Brian, he provided some detailed packages I knew this was an important investment. I loved that he offered so many different types of packages and edits to fit what we needed.
On the big day Brian was so professional and worked with our photographers to get some amazing footage.
The video was amazing. The quality of the footage, the edits and the story he was able to capture was just everything I dreamed of! I would totally recommend Brian for your wedding!
Reviewed On 3/22/2020 by Katrina d
I absolutely loved our wedding video. Brian did an amazing job highlighting all the things we loved most about our special day, from our heartfelt & sentimental ceremony to the reception where the real fun began. He worked really well with our ...
photographer and I was surprised he got some of the shots because I hardly even noticed her was there. He puts a ton of care and passion into his work and it shows.
Reviewed On 3/16/2020 by Hsu-Kuei L
We were blown away with Brian and his team. His preparation, day-of shooting, and final product are all absolutely amazing.
Before our big day Brian walked through the details of his shooting style, equipment, timeline, and answered all of ou...
r questions, giving us total peace of mind.
On our big day Brian worked seamlessly with our awesome photographer, and made our day very enjoyable. Brian's team were able to give us the minimal amount of instructions to get their perfect shot, while letting us be ourselves. Somehow between all that's going on during our wedding they were able to capture gorgeous drone shots, detail shots of our decorations, and candids of our guests. We definitely recommend hiring Brian to capture your big day!
Reviewed On 3/03/2020 by Derek K
We had the best experience working with Brian and FRESH Wedding Cinematography! Our wedding was along the coast and Brians' coastal drone shots were pretty amazing. They were on time, very professional and captured every moment perfectly making...
our wedding video everything we hoped for!
Reviewed On 1/28/2020 by Brittany R
Brian and his team were amazing!! From the beginning, during our first call up until delivery the completed video Brian was so great at communication and has a very friendly personality. Also - very very easy to work with and get along with the...
day of the wedding. We are so happy with our video and the editing that was done.
Reviewed On 1/17/2020 by Jeffrey B
Brian Winckel and Fresh Wedding Cinematography did our wedding in August 2019 and we couldn’t be happier with their work! Brian and his partner did an amazing job during our wedding. Brian’s communication was excellent from the get go, starting...
a whole year before our wedding date.
He has different price packages to help with your budget which helped us out a lot. Brian is very knowledgeable and helped guide us through the whole process without making us feel like he was taking over. Brian is very professional and very understanding when it came to meetings.
During our wedding they made it feel like the cameras weren’t even there even though they caught multiple angles and moments during our wedding video. The wedding video highlight turned out amazing and we can’t stop watching it! Brian also stepped in and dealt with issues we were having with our photographer and made sure everything was resolved.
Thank you Brian and Fresh Wedding Cinematography for all your hard work and we would definitely recommend you guys to anyone!
-Jeffrey & Jennifer
Reviewed On 12/10/2019 by Anita N
Having our wedding captured through a video was one of the most important priorities for us. We reviewed several (a LOT of) vendors but as soon as we saw Brian's work, we were set--it was the easiest decision we made during our wedding planning...
process and Brian did not prove us wrong.
**Before the wedding** Brian was very responsive to all our questions and requests. Because we cared so much, we were quite specific on what we wanted, and Brian was always professional, patient and honest with his recommendations. Brian also had questionnaires for us to fill in order for him to get a sense of what we liked in a video--it was helpful in guiding us to decide what we liked the most and showed how attentive and flexible he was to what wanted as opposed to applying a one size fit all template to all videos.
**Day of** Brian and his assistant arrived on time and immediately started filming. They were both very professional and stayed on schedule with our timeline which we really appreciated! We (my husband and I, our bridal party, our families) did not always know what to do. It was a lot of people to manage but Brian was great at giving directions and making us all feel comfortable. It ended up being really fun, and he was able to make us feel carefree during what could have been a stressful day.
**Wedding video** WE LOVE IT SO MUCH! We cannot express this enough. The choice of music, the drone shots, how Brian captured the sunset, how he tied the shots to the words being said in the video and to the music rhythm--it was so thoughtful. Our wedding was in French and English and we were wowed by how Brian mixed both languages in the video. We probably watched it a dozen times now, but Brian did such a good job capturing all the feels, love, and atmosphere of our big day.
We couldn't have asked for a better cinematographer. You rock, Brian!
Reviewed On 11/22/2019 by Kim M
My husband and I weren't originally planning on getting a videographer, but decided last minute that we wanted to be able to re-live one of the best days of our lives through film. Given the last minute decision, we were SO lucky that Brian was...
available! He was quick to reply to all our messages and set up a meeting to get caught up on all the wedding planning- you couldn't even tell it was a last minute decision with how fast he was able to get everything set up for us! The day of the wedding, we couldn't even tell he was there! He and his team were like shadows, documenting all of the festivities without ever being in the way or "forcing scenes", which is exactly what we were looking for. The turnaround time was just as expected and the final product was AMAZING. Everyone who watched it said it was just like watching a movie and we are so glad we decided to have videography- and even happier that we went with Brian! He created the most beautiful video of our special day that my husband and I now have to share with our kids. We plan on watching this every anniversary and are so glad we can re-live this day just like it was yesterday! Brian was such a pleasure to work with and was definitely one of our best investments from our special day. To this day, we can't stop raving about him to our friends and family and those who are currently planning their special day! If you're like us and still contemplating whether or not to get a videographer or who to go with- save yourself time and book him now!
Reviewed On 10/10/2019 by Andrew S
Brian did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding video. He captured the most important moments throughout the day in a seamless, flowing way and the video never missed a beat.
The video straight up made more than a handful of our friends a...
nd family tear up or cry. Can you think of better feedback than that? Would highly recommend Brian to all of our friends!
Reviewed On 8/31/2019 by Taylor O
The team at Fresh Wedding Cinematography was so easy to work with and got our vision from the first meeting. The communication was easy, all emails and questions were answered in a timely manner. They captured our wedding in the exact way we ha...
ve envisioned. Nothing was missed and the video is so special and so perfect. I could not have asked for a better video to capture our day. The turnaround time to get the video was just as we were told and we got updates on the status. The price is so affordable and the product is amazing! It’s highly recommend Fresh Wedding Cinematography to capture your day!
Reviewed On 7/25/2019 by Sharnay M
Brian was a joy to work with. He made the entire process very easy and straight forward. I appreciated that he wanted to have a phone call/meeting before agreeing to anything to ensure we were a good match. He was also very detailed and resp...
onsive which is sometimes hard to find. Another concern of mine was that I didn't want the videographer to be in the way of guests or make their experience unpleasant. Most of guests didn't even notice that they were there. I loved every part of working with Brian and his team, I would definitely recommend him.
Reviewed On 7/23/2019 by Brooke M
Brian at Fresh Wedding Cinematography simply blew our minds with our wedding video. His work turned out AMAZINGLY, his initial phone calls with us ensured that we were a personality match (he's super chill but extremely good at what he does in ...
a fun and unobtrusive way), and his organizational skills and communication with us throughout made me very comfortable as a bride with so many moving pieces. I knew I never had to worry about Brian.
On our wedding day, I barely even knew he was there because he was so adept at working AROUND us and our loved ones. He was sweet and personable and sensitive to our needs on the day of and our family's privacy. He was so very sweet working with our photographer and other vendors as well...he just got along organically with everyone.
Now let me get to the finished product. The wedding video. When I say that I cry often in movies, it's not an understatement. But the raw feelings that I got watching our wedding video that Brian recorded and edited made both my husband and I well up with tears like I was walking down the aisle again. He can capture emotion and almost feel what his customers are feeling and express it in a package that will last forever. The music that he picked matched my emotions so well, I was almost alarmed! The edits and drone footage were both incredibly touching and also hilarious, when appropriate. All in all, Brian captured the FEELINGS of our day more than anyone else could. Of course the footage is beautiful, but I didn't think the feeling I got could ever be replicated from my wedding day. I was mistaken once I saw his video.
I couldn't give a higher recommendation than to use Brian and Fresh Wedding Cinematography for your wedding. The rates are extremely reasonable for the end product, and I feel like I got a forever wedding that I can keep returning to over and over again. Even our friends and family can't get enough of it! My husband was initially reluctant to have a "stranger" capture our wedding day via video, but he admitted he couldn't have been more wrong after seeing this video. It's as if Brian knew us throughout our whole courtship until our wedding day. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 7/21/2019 by Henry S
I just want to start off by saying thank you so much to Brian and his team for their wonderful services throughout our entire wedding process. From the beggining Brian has been amazing, he is by far the most professional and detailed vendor th...
at we worked with. From our initial consult to after the wedding, Brian was extremely proactive in his communication and ensured that we would be well prepared for our magical day.
Our wedding was a bit complex as we had ceremonies/key events that spaned different locations, but he was flexible and worked with us to ensure we captured all these important moments.
The day of our wedding, Brian and his team arrived with a positive comforting aura that helped our wedding party be themselves while being filmed to capture genuine candid videos. Brian also guided us throughout the entire day of wedding and came up with creative ideas that translated to some amazing shots! Being a typical groom, I would be been so lost without their guidance.
After the wedding, my wife and I had such high expectations for our wedding video and it’s safe to say that Brian exceeded those expectations. His post-editing skills and creativity just show you that he is an artist. I loved the tone and spirit of the video and well as the music soundtrack that matched supurbly. The video was beautifally balanced with comedic tidbits that made for some great laughs. Once again, I can’t thank Brian and his team enough for their professionalism and creativity that resulted in our treasured wedding video. Do yourself a favor and book Brian and his team, and you can rest assured knowing your wedding video will be in a true professional’s hands.
Reviewed On 7/15/2019 by Gianna V
Brian is a very skilled videographer and very easy to feel comfortable with. He was very prompt and easy to get ahold of throughout the whole process of planning our wedding and also had some great recommendations that helped us to personalize ...
our video even though our ceremony had no self written vows. I would definitely choose him again for his skill, level of finish and general vibe on the wedding day. He keeps things very calm and fun, which is a good balance to all the chaos that seems to go on that day. My one piece of advice to brides/grooms would be to make sure when you are filling out the questionnaire about the wedding beforehand, that you keep in mind that what you list as most important will be what he puts the most footage of in your highlight video. If I would have known that beforehand, it may have shifted my answers a bit because I was thinking more abstractly in terms of sentimental importance and not the importance of what I wanted to see most in the video. Regardless of that, our wedding video turned out beautifully and we will cherish it forever. I would definitely recommend!!
Reviewed On 5/21/2019 by Lienne K
Brian was great to work with. He was very professional and worked well with our photographers. He gave us a beautiful final product and we can't wait to see all the raw footage (coming soon!) I loved the drone footage and how pieces of our Vows...
were scattered throughout the whole film. I also enjoyed the footage that he had while the credits rolled at the end.
The only side note: I wish I had specified the "important" people or "important events" that we wanted to make sure was featured in the film, my parents and brother, my husbands mother and sister were in it but my husbands father and stepmother were not in the film at all.
Other than that, definitely would recommend Fresh Cinematography.
Reviewed On 4/30/2019 by Jay G
My wife and I didn't initially plan on hiring a videographer until we saw the video Brian made for our friend, and we couldn't be happier with the decision. Brian was thorough, easy to work with and gave us helpful tips throughout the day to ma...
ke sure we got the best shots. Overall, we're thrilled with the film he made us, as well as the additional edits he provided. We would highly recommend Brian!
Reviewed On 3/03/2019 by Charissa C
Brian was an amazing videographer for our August wedding in wine country! He's one of our favorite vendors and if we could give him more than five stars, we would! He was great at getting updates about our timeline and even met up with us the d...
ay before our wedding to check out our venue. Aside from the stunning 15 minute full length video, Brian also made us a same-day edit (projector and screen included) to show our guests that night which was a major hit!! Throughout the whole day, Brian and his team never rushed us through the process and let us enjoy the moment. He was able to slow things down for us so we could soak in the experience. We would definitely recommend Brian as an awesome wedding videographer!
Reviewed On 1/26/2019 by Jonathan O
Brian filmed our wedding in the Santa Cruz mountains in the summer of 2018. Working with him was a breeze and the film came out *beautifully*. Brian provides a truly A-level service for a great value!
Reviewed On 1/17/2019 by Yukti M
Planing and Indian wedding is stressful, But Brian Made one thing easy for me (Cinematography). He put in so much work and time into my wedding (2 FULL DAYS EVENT) showing up early, Capturing all the meaningful moments, Getting amazing shots wi...
th his Drone. He did such an amazing job turning my wedding into one of my all time favorite movies to watch over and over again! I would recommend Brian to every single newly engaged couple I know! Hands down the easiest to work with and gave my husband and I the most beautiful gift to cherish. Thank You Brian Winckel for your Creative Talent
Reviewed On 12/26/2018 by Nicole M
HIRE BRIAN NOW!!! Seriously Robert and I can not describe how amazing, wonderful our wedding video is. I never thought It would be as special as it is to us. He captured everything and more. The angles, the lighting, the memories were all captu...
red perfectly. Brian was the best to work with too. He is so flexible, relaxed, talented, and easy to work with. 1000 times over, his work and his talents are NEEDED for ur wedding weekend. It’s so worth it!
Reviewed On 12/10/2018 by Parisa S
Hands down, Brian and his crew were the best decision and money we spent for our wedding day! I wasn't sure if I wanted a wedding video at all at first, but after my dad insisted we would regret it when we were older we decided to hire Brian. ...
He was always professional and worked so well with our photographer. Between the two of them, they kept our wedding running like clockwork. There were so many other mishaps and things that didn't go as planned and vendor mistakes, but they kept everything together and moving smoothly. Brian dedicated so much time and went above and beyond to accommodate our multiple day wedding, I really could not have asked more of him. The best part is the video he made!! Our whole family was blown away with the quality, editing style, and production of the video and all the features we added!! It came out better than we could have imaged and captured everything beautiful from that weekend. I still watch this video with a HUGE smile on my face and remember what a amazing weekend it really was! In the end, our video and photos were the most special things we got to keep from our wedding because they captured all those precious memories that we now get to share and relive. My husband and I will continue to recommend Brian to everyone we know!!
Reviewed On 12/10/2018 by Victor B
I have to say that working with Brian was such a successful and most memorable day of our lives. My wife and I are just blown away with how amazing the video came out, we couldn’t have asked for a better videoagrapher that was there for such a ...
special day for both of us. His work is just implacable I am so grateful for his hard work and his professionalism. Thank you so much for being part of this event that will forever be in our hearts and now thanks to you in video to show our family and friends.
Reviewed On 11/24/2018 by Kara M
We couldn't be happier with not only, the result of our wedding video, but also working with Brian. Right from the beginning he was friendly, knowledgable and professional. He was accommodating when it came time to set up times to meet & workin...
g with our budget. When I first started looking for a videographer I came across Fresh and was completely captivated by the videos he had on his site. He did not fail to do the same when he delivered ours. It was like reliving our wedding in an out of body experience. It. Was. Perfect. The day of the wedding Brian and his assistant were on point & didn't miss a beat, they needed little direction, which is amazing because it's one less thing to think about when you just want to be apart of your wedding day. They were fun & easy to work with, & we would happily hire Fresh again in a heart beat.
Reviewed On 6/04/2018 by Matthew M
We worked with Brian for our wedding reception and I must say he did an awesome job with our video. Brian's great to work with. He's friendly, understanding, flexible and easy to approach, which definitely helped us during our busy schedule wit...
h wedding planning. The video was amazing. Top notch quality and very creative story-telling style. He definitely knew what he was doing picking out the right scenes/moments and created a wonderful video for us to keep and remember. We want to say it was a great pleasure working with Brian!
Reviewed On 4/18/2018 by Clarence T
Brian's work as a videographer is top notch. We only hired him because he did my brother's wedding and when we watched my brother's wedding video, we were floored because it was leaps and bounds better than other wedding videos we have seen. ...
Before the wedding, you could tell that Brian and his team were prepared because they asked us to fill out a form with details such as wedding schedule, key people, and key moments we wanted to capture. That was all of the feedback that they needed to deliver, although we also did one phone call a few weeks before to finalize. We also liked that all of his pricing and packages were clearly outlined on his website and it was clear what we were getting.
During the wedding his team was thorough and did not require any hand-holding. They were true professionals. When my wife and I decided to spend the money to hire Brian, we wanted someone who was an expert and Brian and his team was exactly that. They captured all of the little details and directed us during the key ceremonies. He told us what to do and the video that was produced on the other end made what seemed like a normal wedding look amazing.
He also included an aerial drone in his documentary video and didn't just do a normal fly by, but also did artistic shots of the fountain at the venue from above and did walking shots of us with it. To top it all off, he did this when he was sick! The day-of, he looked very pale, but insisted that the show go on and did what he needed to deliver a great video.
Brian's post-production is his greatest strength because of the artistic touch he puts on all of the little and big moments of our wedding. Without direction from us, he found the best moments of the wedding and built a story around them, stitching them together in one timeline. It is clearly a work of art because he adds the right music, filters, and angles to present the story of our wedding, not just a cut of video chunks presented in chronological order. He used one of my groomsmen's speeches to narrate the key moments of the wedding, which I thought was really cool.
Worth every penny and I would hire him again not only to do weddings but other events. He was that good.
Reviewed On 3/21/2018 by Thuy-Ann L
It was a true privilege working with Brian from the planning stages of our wedding to the final wedding films. We are so happy we had the opportunity to work with Brian for his professionalism, responsiveness, thoughtfulness and creativity. He ...
really helped eased us during the planning process by giving us great planning suggestions and working closely with us to record our vows, meeting our families and friends, and planning for the same day edit. During the wedding, he was patient, professional and so flexible to work with. Brian and Joel captivated everyone during the wedding reception with a beautiful same day edit (working under a lot of pressure) that our guests could not stop talking about! We especially appreciate Brian's creativity, patience and willingness to work with us and incorporate our feedback to create the most amazing feature film, beyond what we envisioned. Brian captured all our big moments, the little moments, and most importantly the unexpected moments and we're so happy we worked with Brian, who truly captured and told our story better than no one else could.
Reviewed On 1/25/2018 by Nova C
We hired Brian as our wedding videographer and we couldn't be more thrilled that we did! He was very easy to work with - from the planning process to the day of our wedding. He was very responsive whenever we had questions and followed up with ...
us weeks before our big day to make sure we were on the right track. Our video was so beautifully made that we couldn't stop watching it over and over again the day we got it. He truly is an artist! We highly recommend Brian and will definitely hire him again in the future!
Reviewed On 11/06/2017 by Sharlene Y
Brian was AWESOME. We felt it was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding hiring him. He was very professional, always responsive and made us feel like he truly cared about our wedding. He was also very flexible, which is extremely im...
portant as everyone knows how things always change last minute. Brian's creativity showed through in his videos and he truly captured what we wanted to remember most from our wedding. His detail and venue shots were also impeccable. Videography is usually pretty expensive, especially for the quality of videos that Brian provides.. but one of the best things about him is that he doesn't charge an arm and a leg for his work. We are so happy with the final product and wouldn't hesitate to hire him again, any day!
Reviewed On 6/28/2017 by Ashley R
All I can say is Brian is the most talented videographer around! If I could give him more than 5 stars, I would. He is truly passionate about what he does! Brian is very accommodating and an absolute pleasure to work with! Our wedding video t...
urned out even better than we could have ever imagined. Everything about was perfect! Our video was by far the BEST money we spent on our entire wedding. Worth every penny! We could not have asked for a better videographer for our special day! Thank you FRESH Cinematography!
Contact Info for FRESH | Wedding Cinematography
703 Rosemary Ct, Fairfield, CA | Sacramento, Fairfield, Sonoma, Napa, San Fransisco, San Jose(707) 718-2061