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Ricky Hurtado Wedding Films and Photography

Wedding Videographer & Photographer in Los Angeles

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Shot at The Clarke Estate, 2023

Editorial Wedding Films

Looking for a Wedding Videographer?

I am a Wedding Videographer based in Orange County, CA and I make authentic and emotion-driven films for artistically minded couples. Our approach bridges the gap between editorial and photojournalistic. Real moments, captured elegantly by us, powered by you guys.

Our wedding videos are original, journalistic, visually striking, and artistic. Whether your Wedding is in California, Mexico, or abroad, I will work to craft a beautiful, one-of-a-kind wedding film of your special event.

Just a camera and a lens. No huge teams, rigs, or massive cameras. No silly posing, just subtle and natural direction. Simplicity rules.

“Ricky is incredible! My husband and I hired him as our wedding videographer and we couldn’t be happier that we did. Ricky went above and beyond, making us feel so special!”

Katie Araj

Editorial Wedding Films

What kind of Wedding Videographer are you?

The essence I strive to capture in documenting your day is best encapsulated by the terms classic reportage and modern editorial. My intention is to provide minimal guidance or direction, placing a premium on discretion.

If you’ve had the opportunity to peruse my portfolio, you’ll have observed that I deviate from the bright and airy wedding videography style often associated with weddings. Posing and scripting are not my forte, and you’ll find minimal if any, drone footage in my work. I specialize in creating evocative, moody films that tug at heartstrings.

I serve as a Wedding Videographer for those who prefer their intimate moments untouched by forced poses or scripts. My presence is discreet, my equipment minimal, and for the majority of the day, your wedding guests may not even realize that you’ve enlisted my services.

In the Wedding Industry a ‘Cinematic’ style film really just means it’s shot in a wide-open aperture so it has more ‘bokeh’ (blurred backgrounds), maybe a little color graded to resemble an older film like quality, or it could just be a music video with some moving camera sequences. Either way, it’s more a standard term in today’s industry and shouldn’t be taken that seriously. On the other hand, the term applies well as the filmmaker often delivers a product that incases all the things cinema demands: a score, lighting techniques, narrative, moving sequences, real-life characters, and more. 

Here, as a Wedding Videographer for this business, Cinematic means “engaging, beautiful, and entertaining.” Those are the films I make.

It means I will be documenting what I see, and not what I control. I will shoot your wedding the same way a journalist documents a story, almost unseen. I will not get in your way, control any of the sequences of the wedding day, or pose you or your family in any way. I will simply shoot what I see and edit it in a tasteful manner of which you can be proud to display.

Yes, absolutely. Though I am based in Southern California I would 100% want to come to film your wedding wherever you are. Simply contact me, and we can have a chat and see if it works for all of us. After that, we film your love story.

Hello and welcome! Your presence on this site is truly appreciated. I hope you’ll find that my work complements your unique style and perfectly aligns with the vision you have for your wedding day. For me, it all began in 2019 when a complete stranger took a leap of faith and entrusted me to be their wedding videographer and filmmaker. I’ve been in love with the process since.

A SoCal creative and an Orange County  Wedding videographer and photographer, Ricky films weddings in Los Angeles, Orange County, across California, and from time to time in other parts of the world. He films a wide array of wedding celebrations, ranging from intimate elopements to grand three-day extravaganzas and beyond. His lens captures the essence of both traditional weddings and romantic destination getaways.

Real moments captured elegantly by us, powered by you guys.

“Truly, we didn’t know how good of hands we were in until we saw the 30 second teaser and I was in a puddle of tears of utter happiness.”

Priscilla Stenzinger

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Need a Classy photo booth for your event? We have one.

A photo booth adds a touch of elegance to any festive occasion, serving as the perfect icebreaker. It becomes the center of attention for your guests, allowing them to capture cherished memories. With our high-quality photo booth images, your guests are sure to remember this memorable part of your event.

Irrelevant fact: Before I was a professional wedding filmmaker, I was a photo booth owner.