Booking Charles Lauren Films was hands down the best decision my husband and I made for our wedding. We began our search for videographers very early on in the planning process and found Kelsey and David through other reviews we had read on the Knot. Kelsey was quick to respond and immediately suggested an in person meeting to discuss what we wanted for our wedding and to discuss their ideas for us. We met them at a coffee shop and they were so enjoyable to talk to. They are a really sweet couple and clearly love their work, and have so much experience and creativity to share.
Throughout the wedding planning process, we kept in touch with Kelsey and David. Each time we had a question, request, or wanted to share a detail about our wedding, they were responsive, extremely organized and really positive. We had some tricky details including two ceremonies to capture (one at church and one at the reception venue) and they were great about coordinating with us to make sure to capture everything we wanted.
The day of the wedding we were so happy to see them again. Their infectious energy and hard working ethic was so impressive to everyone at my wedding. They worked well with all of our vendors too, particularly our photographer and his assistants, and they coordinated shots very well together. It was easy for our guests to be involved in the videos because Kelsey and David made it efficient and interesting for them.
We are a few weeks out from our wedding and Kelsey and David sent us a highlights video of our wedding. It completely captures everything we asked for from the tone and spirit of the video, to the content, and music soundtrack. Their editing skills are superb and everyone we have shared the video with has commented on how much it captures the emotions of the wedding day so well and that the video just radiates pure joy and brings smiles to everyone's faces. The first time my husband watched the video, he cried, and each time we have enjoyed the video together, both of us have gotten very sentimental and teary at just how wonderful it was put together and how much of our emotions it captured. It is a wonderful way to remember our special day with live action, candid shots, interviews from friends and family, and action shots of people enjoying the ceremony and the reception.
We also ordered a longer video from Kelsey and David and we cannot wait to see what they put together for us. They are extremely talented, resourceful, and just generally wonderful to be around. You definitely want this couple to be in charge of videography for your wedding day. You will be so happy they were there to capture memories you can reflect on for a lifetime.
We were so excited to have David and Kelsey at our wedding to capture the day on video. The video turned out to be so beautiful. Very high quality! Being a same-sex couple, we couldn't be happier with how easy it was to work with Charles Lauren Videography. They were open to ideas and came prepared. They were efficient to say the least! We would HIGHLY recommend this company to anyone looking to get a feature film quality video for their wedding!! A+++++++
Charles Lauren was suggested by our photographer, Desi Baytan, and after seeing snipits of some of their videos online, and then visiting them at their office and seeing another one, we were sold. The shots are so professional and beautiful, but when they set the video shots to music, truly spectacular. My wife and I married in April, but since then I think we have watched it a dozen times with friends and family, and it still remains very special to us. We would definitely recommend Charles Lauren Films for any event that you would like to capture on film. They were awesome.
If you are looking for a very professional and thorough husband and wife team this is the way to go! They never left my side all day, and I feel confident that all of the important memories of the day were captured. Highly recommend!!!
My husband and I are so happy we went with Charles Lauren Films for our wedding videographer. Kelsey and David are a great team and they did such an AMAZING job! We watched our wedding video for the first time and we were both in tears. We were absolutely thrilled with how our video turned out. They do an incredible job of telling your story and do the perfect mix of wedding shots, sound bites and music. I couldn’t imagine anything better to remember our special day. Kelsey and David really make sure to get the best shots and they were all over wedding, working tirelessly to make sure they didn’t miss a thing. They captured some amazing moments of our family, bridal party and guests that I would not have otherwise been able to see and they just have a skill for getting the most touching, beautiful, fun and emotional moments. Being married themselves, Kelsey and David just know how to capture the love and emotions from the day and they translate that into a beautiful video. My husband and I will truly cherish our wedding video and we can’t express enough how happy we are with their work. If you’re not sure about getting a videographer, I highly, highly recommend that you do and that you choose Charles Lauren Films!
I knew that I wanted to have Charles Lauren Films be a part of our wedding when I saw my friends breathtaking wedding video. When we began planning our wedding they were the first vendor that we booked after booking our venue. When we met with Kelsey for the first time, we felt very comfortable and it made the decision very easy. This was one of the only decisions of the entire wedding planning process that we did not have to analyze, debate about and compare with other vendors. We just knew that we wanted them to be the ones to capture our day in their unique and special way. They were friendly, professional and organized. They always responded promptly to any questions that we had. We have nothing but good thing to say about them! The way that they were able to capture everthing from the set-up, getting ready, the vineyard, people gathering, the ceremony and even small butterflies flying off of flowers was just amazing. They were able to capture hours and hours of footage and somehow put it all together in an amazing way. We LOVE our wedding video and are so grateful that we have this special keepsake to remember our day. Thank you David and Kelsey!!!! We love you guys!
Kelsey and David from Charles Lauren Films were amazing to work with! I knew from the second I found their site that they were the BEST videographers. They were also so sweet and made the stresses of wedding/vendor planning disappear! They captured every moment on the wedding day! The finished product is amazing. All of my friends come over and want to watch our video. It is so captivating and not just your regular wedding video. It makes me and others cry every time we watch it! So beautiful! My husband and I would highly recommend them to capture any special moment in life. I can't wait for another event when we can use their skill and expertise. They were fantastic!
It's been almost a year since my wedding and I still have warm feelings for Charles Lauren. I recommend them to everyone. They were so incredible the day of our wedding, not pushy or in your face, yet they captured every moment. They edit beautifully, and honored all of our requests. They sent us a link to our highlight reel the week after the wedding and the full video shortly after. The quality of their work combined with their incredibly affordable pricing makes using Charles Lauren a no-brainer. Book them tomorrow!!
These people are the best! I am so pleased by their demeanor and professionalism and their work. I went to a friend's wedding who used a videographer that carried around a big, bulky camcorder with a big bright flashlight attached to the front that it was really distracting. Charles Lauren Films uses good updated equipment that is very subtle. They did a great job with filming and it didn't feel like we were being filmed at all, which would have made me and my husband feel self-conscience and nervous. The final product has all the best pieces of the day. I would recommend them to anyone getting married!
All I can say is that my wedding video was truly amazing!!! I couldn't have asked for better. David and Kelsey are and awesome couple who captured all of the best moments of our wedding. They are very sweet and easy to work with. My friends and family loved, loved the video. They were amazed at how the video turned out. If you are considering hiring them for your wedding, you will not be sorry.
I was so satisfied with Charles Lauren Films. They are a married couple who are amazingly sweet and so warm. They really capture your moments and turn them into something that could be a movie. I have seen the video they did for my cousin and all there sample videos made me cry. I can't wait to see our video. If you are wondering whether or not to hire a videographer let me tell you. In 30 years when you can look back at your wedding video and see everyone celebrating you, and see some people who have passed on and see how happy everyone is, you will not regret having one. It is a privilege in my opinion to have a video that captures your memories in motion and I HIGHLY recommend Charles Lauren Films to take on that responsibility. They are the best!!!
I began researching videographers for my two-weekend, three-day Indian wedding a year in advance. I had done extensive research, met with, and sampled videos from many popular Southern California vendors. No one came close to Charles Lauren Films.
David and Kelsey responded to my RFP quickly, and were amenable to working with me and meeting my wants and needs. They really took their time with me during our initial consultation, were attentive, patient, and addressed all of my concerns. I left the meeting feeling very comfortable and confident that they could do the job and deliver the product the way I wanted.
We filmed a "Love Story" to be shown at our reception--and spent a couple of hours interviewing with them. When we watched the final product, we were amazed by their talent and editing skills. I was so afraid we would sound silly as we had a lot of bloopers during the interviewing, but without even having to say anything--they extracted just what they needed to make the whole thing come together. Our guests were blown away by the concept of the love story and what an entertaining introduction it was to the evening. No one could stop talking about it!
They also made 3 highlight reels--one for each event. We received them so quickly and were able to send to our guests and friends and family all over the world who missed our events. These went over really well also; many of our friends and family said they felt like they were there! Again, the editing and the skill that went into making these were phenomenal! I had given David and Kelsey a music guide with a mix of Indian and American songs--and they did such a fantastic job placing them and balancing the musical selections.
The full video was also excellent! I cried when I watched it and I'm not even sure why--they really managed to capture the emotion of that day in a 2.5 hour film. They made it so easy to relive. Thank you again, David and Kelsey!
Overall, David and Kelsey are true talents with film school backgrounds. They know exactly what they are doing, and you can trust them to do a professional and quality job filming your wedding. I put my non-traditional wedding in their hands, and I was beyond pleased with results. They don't give you a cookie-cutter product, and I could tell it was personalized to my preferences.
They were a delight to work with as well--very organized, and genuinely nice and caring!
Also photographers, Charles Lauren has a great business. The company is started and owned by a sweet couple. It is evident that this is their passion. we received numerous compliments from our guests. Their hardwork paid off and the photographs are amazing!
We now receive Christmas cards from them every year. It is great to know that they stand behind their work 100%.
We used Charles Lauren Films for both our photography and video. They did an amazing job with both. David and Kelsey are sweet people and are very easy to work with. They listened to us and made sure we got everything we asked for. We couldn't be happier with our photos and our video. We highly recommend them!
We love our wedding film!! They were so easy to work with. I didn't have to manage them or follow up with calls- they called me to confirm everything, which gave me one less thing to stress about. We didn't even notice them during the day, completely unobtrusive. Just about a week after our wedding, our highlight film was already up on the web for all of our friends and family to see. We were amazed! This company knows how to make a wedding film and is the best company out there!! We loved working with them. Seriously, it was the best experience in service and professionalism we’ve ever had.
Very Creative! Easy to work with. They roll with the day!
Just like the photographers, you just didn't realize they were around. David and Kelsey also got married during the time they were editing our video so we had to wait a little longer to get the video back but the quality was excellent. And there were 2 typos on the video and they fixed them and sent the videos back to us in about 2 weeks.
Our videographer was simply amazing- from the details of my day to being a fly on the wall- they captured it like no other. During the day I thought it was great and that they did a fantastic job- but didn't think much more of it. Once I got my DVD back I was blown away. I didn't know a wedding video could turn out so amazing, I had hoped to just document it- but instead I got so much more. The creativity, the footage, everything was the best! I will recommend them to anyone.