Northern California’s premier wedding videography company.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Videographers in San Francisco Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Gusttavo, from Silver Tie Films.
Where have you been featured?
We have been featured in several blogs and websites such as Style Me Pretty, TheKnot, WeddingWire and Wedding Chicks. We also did a segment for a documentary that was shown in Brasil’s largest TV station called “Globo”.
Why do couples love working with you?
I think the main reason that couples love working with us is because we treat them like family. Our professionalism is, of course, part of the entire process of creating their wedding video, but I think because we have this “family” approach it is easier for them to connect with our team. During the wedding day, most clients already have built a relationship with us so it makes it easier for them to be who they really are in front of our cameras. That’s why our films are always full of true emotions – they don’t need to fake anything for us.
What do you love most about filming weddings?
I love being around the families and see all the happiness in people’s faces. In my opinion, weddings are one of the only moments where people from different backgrounds, cities, languages, etc. come together to celebrate love. That’s a beautiful thing. We need that more in our world. Being a father, I also get emotional every time I see a father/daughter dance.
How did you get started?
I started filming weddings in 2008 in San Francisco. I didn’t have a lot of money at the time, so I used to borrow cameras from our church. In 2012, I was able to open Silver Tie Films and create a more elegant style of wedding films. I started using DSLR cameras which gave me the freedom to be a lot more creative with my shots. The following year I was featured at Style Me Pretty for the first time and we started to get a lot of recognition in the Napa Valley and San Francisco area. Sometimes it’s crazy to think that I’ve been filming weddings for over a decade now!
What 3 words best describe your company?
Creative, trustworthy, professionalism.
What budget range do you cater to?
Our packages start around $4000, but we can always customize a package for most couples.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to film?
I think that the bridal preparation is my favorite part because I get to hang out with the couple for a few hours. I also like to film the dance floor when all the guests are having fun. But it’s hard to pick just one moment… even after all these years, filming a wedding is really fun for me!
I spent a lot of time researching videographers in the Bay Area, and was thrilled when I found Gusttavo. I immediately connected with his style, and got a really good sense for his thoroughness and professionalism when we first spoke over the phone. While I was wedding planning, I had countless friends tell me how worth the money it was to do a video, and I am truly SO glad we did! While a high quality video is not cheap, I found Gusttavo’s pricing to be very reasonable and worth the value. Meeting Gusttavo the day of my wedding, I felt comfortable right away and once again felt that we’d be in excellent hands. We got our video back and are so, so happy with the results.
Gusttavo was an absolute dream to work with. From the very beginning he was kind, understanding, and super informative about the videography process and what it would be like on my special day. He was extremely patient with my questions and requests, and the final product brought me to tears. I watched a lot of wedding videos in the process of choosing a videographer, and I can’t believe I have one of my own that surpasses anything I’ve seen. Something that I loved was that while he brought a wonderful energy to the day, he, his assistant, and their equipment weren’t intrusive. No one felt uncomfortable or was even aware of the camera; he created an atmosphere where we could be ourselves and experience the day, all while he captured every moment of it. His talent shines through his work, and I promise you’ll be happy you chose Silver Tie Films. Thank you Gusttavo!
Silver Tie Films is such an amazing team to work with, especially Gusttavo. Early on, I had a ton of questions for Gusttavo and he was super patient and responsive, willing to work with me to ensure I felt comfortable. I really appreciated this, as someone who works in the video industry! On the day of the wedding, they were amazing at capturing all of the moments and working with our photographer, which we recognized and appreciated! All of the videographers were professional and easy to work with. When we received our wedding highlight video – it was absolutely perfect – we couldn’t have imagined a better story, Gusttavo is truly talented! It was more amazing than we could have ever imagined, and video is such a powerful medium of sight/sound/motion. Thank you so much to Silver Tie Films for capturing our wedding so beautifully, we know this video is something we will treasure forever!