Apollo Fotografie is a style savvy wedding photo & video boutique dedicated to modern lovers around the Bay Area.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Videographers in San Francisco Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Jonathon, from Apollo Fotografie.
Where have you been featured?
The Knot Hall of Fame, Today’s Bride, Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Wire, 7×7 Magazine, Here Comes the Guide, Offbeat Bride, H&H Weddings, PopSugar, Zola, LGBT Weddings, & many more!
Why do couples love working with you?
I like to be upfront and transparent as possible from the beginning of working with all of my couples. They know what the expectations are from the get-go & I am also clear what I’m expecting from them to make the magic happen on my end. A lot of couples tell me that they enjoy that I made their day easier for them & streamlined the process with systems & processes that I work with.
What do you love most about filming weddings?
Weddings are the perfect fusion of classic portraiture, filming a live event, and fashion & glamour. They come and go in the blink of an eye so you have to be 100% present the entire day of a wedding. It’s a wonderful feeling to help someone capture the memories that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
How did you get started?
I have been working in weddings for almost a DECADE now, wow! I started in 2009 when I filmed my first wedding for a friend. I showed that wedding to a few people and everyone loved it & I ended up shooting 50 weddings my first year. It was kind of snowball effect of having such great work & the referral networks of past happy clients.
What 3 words best describe your company?
Classic, Romanic, & FUN!
What budget range do you cater to?
My most popular photography & videography collections are in the $3K range.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to film?
Sunset portraits are always such a fav! Being there for those intimate moments between the couple when the rest of the stress of the wedding melts away is such a joy to capture. Weaving in these cinematic portraits into the wedding video always seems to bring the video alive during the editing process.
Choosing the photographer and videographer of your big day is a very important task, and I’m so glad we had Apollo Fotografie. They were responsive, communicative, and most of all, produced outstanding work. I watched hours of different wedding videos, but it was Apollo Fotografie’s sweeping shots, attention to detail, and smooth storytelling that brought us in.
Our wedding video did not disappoint, and multiple people told us that it made them cry. Apollo Fotografie was great at capturing the small, natural moments of beauty while also providing us with some pretty epic shots. On top of that, you can also purchase all the raw photos. Another plus is that our package came with a hardcover album of the printed photos of our choice.
Thank you Jonathon and the Apollo Fotografie team for capturing our special day!
One of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding was choosing Apollo Fotografie as both our photographers & videographers. The attention to detail, clear & constant communication, preparation & overall friendliness of everyone was exactly what we were looking for. The BEST San Francisco Wedding Photographer you will find! We were very happy! Jonathon was great, keeping us posted on things we needed to do ahead of time & being flexible with our needs. Our photographers Kate & Terilyn were perfect working with our family and their work matched our style perfectly. Last but not least, Sean our Videographer hit it out of the park! Everything turned out AMAZING! Would absolutely recommend!
From the very beginning, Jonathon was incredibly organized. From punctual, professional meetings discussing my overall vision and plan for the day, as well as asking all the right questions (including some I hadn’t even thought of), Jonathon had this whole process down to a science. As time went on, he checked in on us to make sure that if we had any questions, he was answering them; and he also provided more information which helped us stay calm about all of the logistics and details of photography and videography for our wedding.