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Katie & Gabe's Temecula Wedding at Leoness Cellars

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“Even when we went our separate ways I knew in my heart that what we had wasn’t over… We have something so special and I’m just so happy that our lives led us back to each other”  – Katie

Katie & Gabe

I have so much to say… so much about you two, and how your story just resonated with me so much… I want to write it all down, and properly place words to emotions that aren’t always easy to convey; in place of those words, we usually just call it ‘bittersweet.’ Not because it leaves bitterness in one’s soul, but because the sweetness of it all doesn’t always linger for the amount of time we find satisfactory. While editing this film, I found myself laughing with your interview footage and sometimes crying along to all the sweet things that didn’t get to make it into this film. I wish it were 30 minutes longer so everything could be seen, but I did my best to pull what we would consider to be the ‘best of the best’ in terms of what makes a wedding film. Yes, bittersweet, it was. 

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I’ll just have to come back, visit this article, and better put my words to use in place of just the feelings from watching this over and over.

I wish you two a wonderful life, and many thanks for trusting me with this and placing your confidence that it could be one of a kind for you and your story.


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Hello, and welcome to my site. My name is Ricky and I am a full-time creative. I shoot wedding films, do photography, build websites, and all other kinds of creative stuff but weddings are by far my favorite bits to work. I am from Los Angeles and currently reside in Orange County, CA with my wife, Deelisa, and our beautiful daughter, Elia.

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Ricky was the best surprise 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.
The video was never cheesy, never flashy, never wannabe “Vogue”, swoopy, nor trying to be too artsy or trendy. Also, I’m so glad my voice was not on that video and I’m so relieved Ricky took that risk to go a little off the usual script and was able to tell a compelling story.

Thank you Ricky for your editing and story-telling magic and professionalism.
Anyone interested in hiring this man, do not hesitate. Book him now! You won’t be disappointed.

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