We feel SO incredibly lucky that we found JJ Films as our videographers. Since we were from Canada, having our wedding in Hawaii, we didn’t have an opportunity to meet in-person until the morning of our wedding day. However, it didn’t matter as we felt an instant ease and comfort that was so reassuring for a day when there was so much to think about. After seeing samples of their work, we had no doubt that they were were going to create something emotional, heartfelt and beautiful, but they really captured US so perfectly. It was all that we wanted and more! These guys make such beautiful films - from the imagery, to the music, etc. Everyone needs these guys to make a video of them, to make them feel like movie stars and to give them all the feels!! Also, we received our video so quickly after our wedding - within 3 weeks we got our Instagram video sneak peek and then a week after we got the full video. This was incredibly quick in our minds given the quality we got back, which is a testament to how talented these guys are! You have to hire them for your wedding - you won’t regret it!!
JJ Films is unreal. I know hiring a videographer can be a big decision, but I 100% recommend hiring JJ films immediately. Their work is truly amazing. As evident in all the online samples, Joel & Jess are very talented. But it’s not even the final product that puts them above and beyond- they’re nice people who were insanely easy to be around on your big day. Joel was the videographer for my sister’s wedding four years ago, so I’ve had my eye on his work for a long time. He does a great job capturing you authentically- asking you heartfelt questions and thoughts on camera but also catching you laughing, dancing, and crying candidly throughout the day. He is also a pretty calming, positive presence, which is a great presence to have around during a big event! He sent us a short preview, a medium length video, and a full length film- not to mention all the filmed speeches and first dances. He also sent us a lot of raw footage and a beautiful wooden box to hold it in. My husband and I absolutely LOVE the film, and I won’t lie- we’ve watched it a good number of times. He does a great job capturing the essence of our day in an 18 minute video & truly captured all the highlights. So, in short- hiring Joel & Jess was one of the best decisions of our wedding day. I completely recommend JJ films.
I originally wasn’t sure if I was going to hire a videographer. My (now) husband and I really liked the Super 8 films but they were just so expensive and I wasn’t sure if we could afford it. After searching through a lot of different videographers, I stumbled upon Joel from another company’s referral. What I found in Joel was 100x better than what I initially wanted and ever expected. I feel like his work combines the clarity of digital film with the cool Super 8 vintage look. Not only is his style amazing, but you can tell through his work that he’s an extremely talented film maker. He has a way of capturing the right moments and angles that help built the story. In addition, his editing and music selection are top notch. I can’t express enough how happy I am that Joel was our videographer. What a pleasure it was for us to have him capture our day. Out of all of the vendors I booked, Joel is one that I am most happy and satisfied with. 100% you should book him now. I’m not even exaggerating; his work is amazing, period.
Joel and Jess are simply amazing! As a bride I cannot recommend them enough. They captured our day so well. We felt comfortable with them and they were so discreet we hardly even noticed they were there! They captured all of the loud, funny, quirky, sarcastic, and even quiet - when you think no one is watching moments. The true aspects of your relationship. As a fellow vendor I cannot recommend them enough. Actually, Joel is the only videographer I feel comfortable referring to my clients. Working with him is amazing, which is really important as a bride you want your photography and video team on the same page. I’ve worked with other videographers who are loud, abrupt, forward, controlling, with tons of production equipment everywhere asking everyone to redo what they just did and ruining the moment. Not Joel. He captures everything as it happens. Hire JJFilms!
Wow. Wow. Wow. Words cannot even begin to describe how incredibly amazing and talented Joel is. We were BEYOND lucky to book him for our Sonoma Valley Wedding over Labor Day weekend. Even though Joel is based in Southern California, he made the trip up to the Bay Area for our big day. Joel was such a professional throughout the entire experience- from setting up initial calls/Skype conversations to discuss what we wanted from our video, to making our crazy wish of having the wedding filmed on a live stream come true. Joel was so on top of all the logistics and made the whole experience of working with him truly magical. His work is so romantic and natural, we really felt as though we could be our true selves in front of the camera. His work is exceptionally beautiful- his artistic eye is unlike many other wedding videographers. His style is truly incredible and you can really get a sense of who the couple is from his films. Everyone that watches our wedding video thinks it is an actual movie- it is THAT good. Thank you for the world class experience, Joel!
Joel is hands down an amazing videographer! I’m a wedding photographer myself, so when it came time for my own wedding, Joel was the obvious choice. He works great with photographers, he goes unnoticed and still gets the amazing shots! We appreciated how kind he was throughout our day, and just went with the flow of things. After working with A LOT of videographers over the years, I can tell you that Joel is the best! Hire him, you won’t regret it :)
JJ Films is incredible!!! We are so happy that they were available to film our wedding. Like other people have said, our video really portrays my husband and I personalities. J + J are very relaxed on the day of, which helps you feel more comfortable in front of the camera, which shows in the film! Joel has such an awesome eye, unlike a lot of so called “videographers” he knows what shot he wants, and gets it quickly without causing a disturbance. If anybody ask, I would definitely recommend Joel + Jess 100 times over!
Although the wedding is over and we are back in the flow of reality, we are lucky to have such a beautiful way to remember the day as a result of JJ Films. I have participated in weddings with awkward videographers who push and primp to create staged “meaningful” moments. That is not Joel. Joel was able to really be a part of the wedding in a way that made us so comfortable that we never felt posed or staged. As such, the moments he captured are the genuine, heartfelt moments that I’ll cherish forever. He is extremely talented and his work is simply gorgeous. The music, the way he captures light, and his creativity are remarkable. I couldn’t recommend Joel enough. His work is impeccable and he is extremely professional yet simultaneously warm and down to earth.
I am completely blown away by Joel and Jess’s work! I searched for a wedding videographer for weeks, and their work doesn’t compare to anyone else I came across. It was an easy decision to hire them as our videographer! Joel and Jess were so easy to communicate with and work with. On the day of our wedding, Joel showed up on time and was ready to go. He worked really well with my photographer, and never made anything uncomfortable or stressful. Our wedding video exceeded all expectations, and tells the story of our day perfectly! You can tell Joel and Jess love what they do, and it really shows in their work! I can’t recommend them enough!!