John Arriola Films

John Arriola Films

McAllen, TX
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Flexibility
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5.0

I absolutely loved the final product that John presented to my husband and I. I knew from the day that we booked him I was not going to be disappointed. When he showed us previous work that he did I started crying because he does such a beautiful job. John doesn't just create a wedding video, he creates a movie of that magical day. You can see his passion and enthusiasm that john has for his work and it shows in the final product. Overall and I'm so thankful that I went with John because I know I'm always going to cherish the film he made of my wedding day.

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5.0

My daughter was not so sure she wanted to have a film made of her wedding but, as soon as she saw John's work during our first meeting, she was completely sold on the idea. John delivered a beautiful memory to us which my daughter and her husband are going to cherish for many years. The film is amazing! We are so happy we chose John for this job!

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Kendra
2 Reviews
05/10/2014
5.0

From the moment that we got engaged, there was no question as to who was going to be our wedding videographer. John had been my sister's wedding videographer when she got married back in 2004, and we're still captivated by her video every time we watch it. He was my first vendor that I officially booked...there was no question! Thank goodness we decided to! John was very quick to respond to any of our questions/concerns in the whole year leading up to our wedding. The fact that I was able to give monthly payments was also less stress on us. On our big day, I saw him hard at work capturing so many details, but little did I know how amazing it was going to be reflected in our wedding video. So many details that I had forgotten about were shown, and it brought tears to my eyes just how beautifully everything was presented in our final video. My husband and I will forever be grateful to John and his amazing work that he did for us.

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5.0

When I first saw John's work I told my fiancé we had to hire him as our wedding videographer! There was no doubt about it! I had seen other videographers work, but none compared!
John worked with us very well and was flexible with his schedule. We were always able to get in contact with him and he was always quick to respond.
His work is amazing! He captures emotions that often go unnoticed. When he shot our engagement film, it must've been the most humid day of the year. We were sweaty and sticky, but you would never know! He just made it all look so "right."
Also as important, I have to say that John and Brenda were a pleasure to work with. Choosing wedding vendors can be a taunting task. The last thing you'd want is to hire someone who is unreliable or doesn't meet your expectations. I'd highly recommend John Arriola Films!
Can't wait to see our wedding day film!

John Arriola Films responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jennifer and Luciano! We had so much fun at your wedding day and cannot wait to edit it all together...

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5.0

From the day Steven and I were engaged we knew, without any doubt, that capturing our wedding day was essential for us. What we didn’t realize at the time was that there would be endless planning and preparing or that the day would come faster than we realized! By the time we knew it, we were taking a deep breathe, feeling our hearts pound with excitement as we prepared to meet at the wedding mass and in the blink of an eye, the day would pass us by. When we first saw John’s work, we were certain that we wanted to work with him. What we didn’t expect was the relationship we would form. The way he would find a way to not only capture every beautiful detail of our endless planning, but also how he reached somewhere within and interpreted the emotion behind everything that day meant. Every tear, every smile, joyous laughter, dancing, family, friends, fireworks and all the love that filled our day, he told our story! John Arriola Films is unlike any other wedding cinematography in the business and his work clearly speaks for itself! He has mastered the art of piecing every essential part of the puzzle together in such a manner that is beautifully special. This is your wedding day, the start to a blessed union, the beginning of your marriage and although it is “just” the start, it is a memory that you hope to someday share with your children, your family. Although pictures can say a thousand words, there is something to be said about the art of cinematography and how that, in itself, says it all! We wanted the story of our wedding day and John Arriola Films delivered more than anything we could have every put together in our imaginations. John Arriola was a delight to work with, his professionalism was undeniable and his work ethic speaks for itself. We knew we wanted someone to help us remember our beautiful wedding, instead we got John who masterfully told our story and reminded us of the eternal love that transpired through every bit of our journey!

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5.0

John Arriola is truly a talented artist. I was honored to work with him. I witnessed his work at my sister's wedding and knew that he had to capture mine as well. John is professional and fun to work with. His passion for his work is obvious in the finished product. I can not wait to share the video of our special day with everyone.

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Aaron
1 Review
12/22/2012
5.0

Hiring John as our videographer was one of the best wedding decisions we made. He is a true professional and the work he did on our Engagement, Bridal and actual Wedding video was nothing short of spectacular.

Aaron & Vanessa Garza

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5.0

Absolutely the best decision we made regarding our wedding vendors! John Arriola is "Simply the Best!"

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5.0

I knew even before I got married that John would one day be my videographer! He is truly the best videographer as many already know as evidenced by the numbers of weddings he has captured. He is such a nice down to earth guy that made it so enjoyable and easy for us to work with. He was always up for any suggestions we had and we really enjoyed our interactions with him throughout our engagement and wedding planning. We highly recommend him and know that anyone who contracts him for their event will not be disappointed.

John Arriola Films responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Amanda and Juby for having us at your wedding. We had such a great time with your engagement session, bridal and wedding day.

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5.0

Choosing Five Star Film to video my wedding was the best choice I made! Our video gave us chill and made us laugh, cry and smile all at the same time. It is an amazing feeling to have these memories captured forever. John and his wife were so wonderful to work with. They answered every phone call and e-mail leading up to the wedding and after the weddng. Communication is very important throughout the wedding process and they have mastered this skill! It was so easy to work with them during the big day! They captured every special moment and helped guide us to get the perfect shot. However, it felt like they weren't even there and I barly noticed cameras. I never me John until the wedding weekend and he was able to understand our style and it showed throughout the video. I can't say enough about how beautiful the film is. My husband and I love every moment of it and will be able to cherish it forever.

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Thank you so much Erin and Thomas. It was a pleasure filming your wedding day! I am so glad that you loved your film. Even though we had not met until the day before your wedding, I felt a connection with you two and knew exactly what you wanted. Thank You!!!!

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5.0

Wow! Working alongside John was an incredible journey in our wedding planning. It was fun and exciting every step of the way! John is truly a professional at what he does. Our engagement film, bridal film, and wedding film were simply beautiful and amazing! We were left speechless after watching and reliving those special moments in our lives. I would highly recommend Five Star Wedding Films!

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Francisco
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11/05/2011
5.0

I don't have the words for how amazing 5 star is. John is not only a great person, but he will stop at nothing to capture the perfect moments on your perfect day. You will cry when watching your video.

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5.0

John and Brenda are true professionals at what they do. I knew from the moment I saw a friend's wedding video I wanted Five Star Wedding Films to film our wedding. Watching my friend's wedding I felt as if I had been at the wedding. When we met with John and watch other weddings I couldn't help but tear up because of the emotion and feelings he was able to capture on film. John filmed our engagement session, my bridal session, our rehearsal and of course our wedding day. Both him and Brenda do everything they can to get the perfect shot and it is amazing how they make themselves nearly invisible during everything. While watching our video I couldn't help but cry because I was able to watch the father/daughter dance which was something I had never had the opportunity to do with my father before so seeing it and knowing I could watch it anytime I want means the world to me. I highly recommend a videographer for a wedding because you miss so many details as a bride & groom through the hustle and bustle of the big day and a talented videographer, such as John is able to capture all those special moments you may not even know took place. If you want to work with understanding, commited, and dedicated vendors I would definitely hire Five star Wedding Films.

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5.0

It's easy as well as natural to fall in love, as was and is the love story of my daughter and now, son...but falling in love with your vendors is just a heaven sent. I am sure everyone feels blessed by the experiences of their own wedding but I can attest to the natural flow and love of my kids and their videographer. As is in real life and family, things happen but it's how they cope that makes the difference. This day was such an exciting day that a lot of it was a blur, but the talent and passion of people like John bring it back to life. John stopped at nothing, from walking in the woods, hopping on their fishing boat, to capturing the elegance and sincere bliss of it all...so here's to John and the beautiful work he blesses us with...find him when you want the very best, that's what we GOT!! Mirta Guajardo (Mother of the Bride)

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5.0

ABSOLUTELY LOVE OUR HIGHLIGHT VIDEO! We just watched it and WE could not be HAPPIER! I think this was the best investment we have made as a married couple! We are truly looking forward to seeing the complete wedding film! It's completely worth the money and wait! Our wedding was in May and we recieved the video in December. We were in no rush because I wanted John's best work and creativity! Which I have to say he did more then anticipated. He's professional and very easy to work with, more importantly he knows exactly what he is doing and captured our special day Perfectly. We will cherish these memories for many years to come! I would give Five Star Productions 6 Stars if possible!

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Thank you so much Brigitte for you wonderful comments. I

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5.0

John was one of the best decisions I made regarding the documentation of my wedding. I only wish I could put more than 5 stars on this rating. He and his production company did an unbelievable job at our wedding and produced a wedding video that is beautiful and caught the day and feelings perfectly!

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Thank you so much Ana! We are so glad that you enjoyed your wedding video. It always brings a smile to my face when our bride's love their video. That is why I do what I do, I love to capture memories...

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