First Day Films is a professional wedding videography company based in New York City, serving couples throughout the Tri-State area. This team of video professionals will capture the true essence of your special day as it organically unfolds. From the nervous, butterfly-filled moments leading up to your vow-exchange, to the formalities of your wedding reception - the dedicated crew will be there for it all. First Day Films’ artistic style is defined by its split focus on subtle, beautiful details and key romantic moments.
First Day Films offers couples a wide range of special services to further enhance their wedding videography services. Couples can look back on their expertly-edited social media preview film, wedding highlight video, as well as a feature-length formalities film. In addition, First Day Films offers couples a wide range of special services to further enhance their wedding videography services:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Megan · Married on 06/02/2018
An amazing videographer
WOW where to even begin. First Day Films was hands down my favorite vendor to work with for my wedding and truly the best vendor I hired for my wedding in terms of quality, service, and exceeding expectations. John Miller is not only an amazing guy but incredibly personable and absolutely phenomenal to work with. It is truly a pleasure just knowing him and his team in addition to working with them. My older sister used First Day Films for her wedding 6 months prior to mine and prior to her wedding, I had been looking at some other videographer's that charged less (my wedding venue was a lot more pricey than my sister's so although she had given me their name and pricing info I wasn't sure it would fit into my budget). I started looking into several other videographers whose price point affordable but I could barely watch a minute of the video they had on their website or instagram because it was so cheesy and hard to get through honestly. At my sister's wedding, I met the whole team and amazing they were from the instant they got to the getting ready part. All of my sister's bridal party and I noted how nice and helpful John was throughout the entire day whether it was with her dress getting in and out of the bus just a pleasure to be around. After her wedding, I saw the highlight film First Day Films put up on Instagram LESS THAN 24 HOURS after her wedding and was in awe. I then allowed myself to do a deep dive into their instagram account to see their wedding videos and then found myself on their website watching their short 5 minute films from various weddings and KNEW I had to hire them. I found other items in my budget to cut so I could hire First Day Films because despite months of researching other videographers no one held a candle to John's work. Their videos are put together with such incredible detail to edit that is just such an amazing way to relive your day. I cant even tell you how exciting it was to watch my wedding video. They are incredibly easy to work with and make everyone so comfortable that you forget they are there but are completely engaged with you and your day and the shots you want. He is incredibly skilled at where to set up his camera and when to be there at just the right time. His team had worked with my photographer before but even if they hadn't worked together before I would have no hesitation because of how easy and nice he is to work with. I was absolutely obsessed with my video. I sadly had rain on my wedding day and did some shots outside but held my dress really high to avoid the ground and in one shot i had no idea that the crinolin from under layers of my dress was showing and I sent john a note to see if there was anything i could do to take it out of the shot. He immediately responded and we got on call that night to talk and the next day he edited my video so that the crinoline was not seen - his customer service is unbeatable. Above all, John and his team really differentiate themselves with the INCREDIBLE editing they do and their flexibility to clients - he is so patient and intune with any details you provide him. I am so thankful for his beautiful work and tremendous patience and really I appreciate how personable e and engaged he was in my entire process to get a flavor for my husband and I's story as a couple and our big day and what was important to us. As you can see by the length of my review - HIRE FIRST DAY FILMS :)Sent on 05/23/2019
Victoria · Married on 12/07/2018
My husband and I used John and his team for our 12/07/18 wedding and could not be happier!!!Sent on 12/18/2018
For the 2+ years leading up to my wedding, I was certain I did not want a videographer after seeing so many weddings with obstructive, awkward, and super posed videos… but after realizing that the most common wedding regret is not having a video, my husband and I had a change of heart. When our photographer recommended First Day Films, I immediately called up and booked John, and I am so glad we did!
Leading up to the wedding, John met with my husband and I in person and had us answer some questions to get to know us better, which I loved because it completely translates in his work - everything feels truly personalized. The day of the wedding, John and his assistant showed up on time and immediately began filming without us even noticing. Whether we were at the church, taking pictures outside, or celebrating at our reception, John was there every step of the way capturing every moment without disruption. The tagline for First Day Films is “Relax. Enjoy yourself. You won’t know we’re there.” and I cannot express how true this is!! Looking back at my wedding reception, I don’t even remember seeing John except for when I said goodbye at the end – HE’S THAT GOOD.
Within days of our wedding John had already posted an amazing one-minute highlight video to social media, which all our family and friends could not stop raving about! The quality of John’s work is unbelievably natural, clean, simple, and elegant, without any of the obviously cheesy and staged videos you so often see! He has the amazing ability to so clearly capture genuine, special moments without anything seeming fake or rehearsed.
I am so thankful that we hired First Day Films, and that we will always have our video to look back on to relive the best day of our lives!
Alyssa · Married on 11/10/2018
I could never imagine perfectly capturing the best day of our lives in 60 seconds (the Instagram video) or in 4 minutes (the vimeo recap), but First Day Films f*cking nailed it!Sent on 05/09/2019
John and team are amazing. They're responsive, flexible and ever so talented. The quality of their work is beyond expectations. You would do yourself a disservice not to have them capture your special day.
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John is always a pleasure to work with. I never hesitate to recommend First Day Films to my clients. He is very friendly and works in a very unobtrusive manner all the while capturing all the special moments without you knowing he's there. If you are unsure about having a videographer at your wedding, you'll change your mind once you meet John and see his work. Sarma Ozols Sarma & Co. Photography
Consistently great to work with, and clients love him.
I can't say enough good things about John Miller Videography. He is the first on my list of recommended Videographers. He approaches the day unobtrusively and is able to catch every moment while it unfolds which allows me as a photographer to do the same. His final product is clean, natural, and absolutely stunning!