Ricky Hurtado Wedding Films

Crafting Cinematic Wedding Films & Loving Keepsakes

Orange County
Wedding Videographer

Editorial Wedding Films

Looking for a Wedding Videographer?

I am a Wedding Videographer based in Orange County, CA, dedicated to crafting genuine, emotion-driven films tailored for couples with an artistic sensibility.

Our distinctive approach seamlessly merges elements of editorial and photojournalistic styles. We specialize in elegantly capturing authentic moments, with your involvement serving as the catalyst for our creative process.

Armed with just a camera and a lens, we’ve foregone cumbersome crews, elaborate setups, and oversized equipment. Instead, our focus is on fostering genuine, unposed moments, guided by subtle and natural direction. Simplicity reigns supreme in our methodology.

Our wedding films are a testament to originality, journalistic integrity, visual prowess, and artistic finesse. Regardless of whether your wedding takes place in California, Mexico, or on foreign shores, I am dedicated to crafting a unique, unforgettable wedding film that encapsulates the essence of your special day.

Play Video about Matthew and Destiny Aguilar kissing on their wedding day at Saint Dominic Savio Church in Bellflower, CA

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.

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.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

What's a 'Cinematic' Wedding Film?

In the realm of the Wedding Industry, the term ‘Cinematic’ style film primarily implies a video shot with a wide-open aperture, resulting in a pronounced ‘bokeh’ effect, which creates beautifully blurred backgrounds. It may also involve some color grading to evoke the qualities of older films or even incorporate music video elements with dynamic camera movements. In essence, it’s a standard label within today’s industry, not to be overly emphasized.

However, it’s worth noting that this term is also fitting, as it accurately describes the filmmaker’s commitment to delivering a product that encompasses all the essential elements of cinema: a compelling score, skillful lighting techniques, a narrative structure, dynamic sequences, authentic characters, and more.

As a Wedding Videographer within this industry, when I use the term ‘Cinematic,’ I mean to convey videos that are “engaging, beautiful, and entertaining.” These are the films I specialize in creating.

What do you mean when you say you film in 'Classic Reportage' or 'Modern Editorial Style?'

This signifies my approach of capturing the genuine moments as they unfold, rather than orchestrating or directing them. I will document your wedding much like a journalist reports a story, discreetly and unobtrusively. My presence won’t disrupt the natural flow of your day, and I won’t stage any moments or poses for you or your family. Instead, I will simply observe and record what transpires, ensuring that the final edit is tastefully crafted, something you’ll be proud to showcase.

Do you Travel?

Certainly, without a doubt. While I am currently located in Southern California, I am wholeheartedly willing to travel to document your wedding, no matter where it takes place. All you need to do is reach out to me, and we can initiate a conversation to determine the feasibility and logistics. From there, we can move forward and capture the beautiful story of your love.

Destination Wedding Videographer

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Cabo San Lucas to film the wedding of Eric and Erin Johnson.

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Ricky Hurtado, Videographer

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. 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.

Recent Work

Kind Words

Priscilla Stenzinger
Priscilla Stenzinger@prose_zinger
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Ricky was the best surprise wedding videographer hand-picked by our incredible photographer. We never met him nor did we tell him what we wanted or needed in our video. 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.
To be able to tell a story that evokes such strong emotion in a wedding video is a gift. Most wedding videos are sweet and beautiful but Ricky’s video captured personal moments with sentimentality that is rare to find.
Diana Morataya Demeke
Diana Morataya Demeke@_dianademeke
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I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding videographer.
Ricky made my husband and I feel comfortable from the start to the end. He captured every moment I wanted and even the ones I didn’t plan for. I love that I can relive my wedding by watching the video.

Easy to work and communicate with. Incredible job!
Kathryn Montgomery
Kathryn Montgomery@_k.athryn_
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My wife & I had a small wedding ceremony in December on a small beach in Newport. We weren’t sure that we wanted to include a wedding photographer, but I’m so glad that we did! Ricky is incredibly professional- he arrived on time, he was communicative before & after the event, & he captured our small day so beautifully.
He was able to catch every moment, from when I teared up seeing my mom on Zoom to the joy on our faces after saying “I do.” We had the fully finished photos within 2 weeks & they were all amazing.

I don’t write reviews often, but I felt this one is especially deserved. Ricky is a wonderful photographer who is very dedicated to his craft & I’m so grateful for his work.