"If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more is video worth?" - J Merino
Based in Ventura County and with over 10 years in the Wedding Video industry, and over 7 years in the Wedding Photography industry, serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties and beyond, J Merino Cinematography has been part of many wonderful memories being captured on video and photo, for couples to relive their special day. We take a more cinematic approach of story telling when it comes to the story of the most special day of your life. We take pride in being equipped not only with years of experience, but also with the right equipment to capture every angle of your day. Particularly during the ceremony, as we have a 3 camera set up so we won't miss any key moment of your wedding. Our professional audio not only captures your vows and speeches, but also every wisper and sigh! And needless to say our Drone feature captures areal footage of your venue, the surroundings and details so you can get a bird's eyeview and add more cinematic value to your final video.
We are passionate about our work and LOVE creating personalized stories for every couple and their uniqueness. We believe everything starts with mentality, so we not only try to stay updated with our gear, but also in top shape and as healthy as possible thorughout the year. Being booked sometimes 2 years in advance, it is important to us to be able to be there when you need us the most, so we take our heatlh and eating habits seriously in order to meet the demand of the wedding season. Not many people think about this when hiring a professional for their wedding...but we do! ;) However we can never predict when we will get sick or be indisposed, that's why J Merino has a back up team of great and talented individuals ready to fill any spot at any given time...although we are grateful for them, we've never had to use them or miss a day due to any illness or special circumstance (knock on wood).
Your wedding day will pass by in a flash and we are certain and confident in our service and delivery of all the details of your wedding day. We know more than anyone that a wedding is a live event, and being in the industry for over 10 years is only prove that we are here to stay. We LOVE what we do, but LOVE even more the fact that you get to cherish your memories for a lifetime. At the end of the day, all you have left will be the memories...and that's when we come in.
***Remember, we offer Wedding Video and Photo... Save up to $1,000 when you bundle***
J Merino Cinematography...Capturing Life and Love....One Wedding at a Time!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Mike Byrne · Married on 10/07/2017
It was a pleasure having Jesus travel to Missouri to film our special day. Jesus is professional, polite, and caring. We highly recommend Jesus!
We knew we wanted Jesus to travel to Missouri and film our wedding. And he agreed to do it with no reservation. Being an outdoor wedding in Missouri in October the weather was a major factor and rain was in the forecast the day of. But Jesus assured us that our plan-B location (Church) would roll without a hitch if need be. Well, the weather cleared out just hours before the ceremony and we were blessed with awesome natural light which Jesus took advantage. The results are fantastic and the video he brought home for the subsequent wedding reception two weeks later in Ventura is beautiful. Moreover, we got a lot of positive feedback regarding the video. And on another note, the photographer taking the stills (NOT JESUS) "lost" all of the still photos. I knew Jesus took a few stills while he was there. So I asked him if he could send them to me. Not only did Jesus send me his stills but he created dozens of stills from the video. So, for a Christmas present one year later, Jesus helped me deliver a proper wedding photo album to my heartbroken wife. Thank you so much Jesus! You want a photographer/videographer for your special event who knows his craft, Jesus is your man.Sent on 06/09/2019
J Merino Cinematography's reply:Mike, thank you so much for your kinds words! As, I was also a bit devastated to hear about the loss of your photos. But I was glad I could help out! Thanks for trusting me with one of the most important days of your life! :)
Hilda Ocampo · Married on 09/11/2015
We loved our wedding photos and video. Jesus was very responsive throughout the planning process and even asked if I had any specific poses I’d like to incorporate into the session the day of. We’ve continued to use him for our special events/days as our family has grown. Thank you J Merino photography for your professionalism and talent!Sent on 06/09/2019
J Merino Cinematography's reply:It was our absolute pleasure to capture your special day! And furthermore special moments with your family! Looking forward to capture more moments! :)
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