Kristin + Matt || Wedding Highlight Film || San Clemente, CA

Hi friends! Hello to 2015! This was the first wedding were our full photo and video team were able to work together to create something special. Recently we’ve been seeing an influx of videographers into the industry and have noticed a generally accepted, safer, but yet beautiful style become the standard for artistic wedding films. With this influx, we found a need to evolve away from the industry standard and in our eyes stay one step ahead. This 2015 year we welcome something different, something we’ve been working hard on to bring change, edge, and out of the box thinking to our cinema style. I truly believe steps in this direction will compliment the original approach I truly hold closely to my heart when I first started our business. I think you may understand when you see it yourself. So cheers to a new year, a new beginning, and thank you so much for joining us along for the ride. And as always, please enjoy.

Photo teasers of this wedding can be found here.


Kristin and Matt’s wedding this past Saturday was definitely a day of firsts. First wedding of the year, first time shooting at the gorgeous St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church and The Casino event hall, and our first time trying out a new indie inspired shooting and editing style for a wedding. Kristin and Matt have spent the past year waiting for their special day to arrive, and in the morning when we asked how they were feeling, the only thing each of them could say was “excited.”

Well, we’re excited to finally get to share this highlight video with you, so you can relive the day through everyone else’s eyes. Thanks for inviting us to witness your love and celebrations. Enjoy!


*Also shoutout to Yosuke Murakami for creating our amazing new logo animation! <3

Matthew + Kristin || Wedding Highlight Film from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Frances Mencias - February 6, 2015 - 5:45 am


Catherine Engibous Holder - February 6, 2015 - 5:53 am

Beautiful! Perfect song selection, who sings it?

Athena Alberto || Debut Preview

There’s a saying that goes something like “restrictions breed creativity,” and I can’t think of a better recent example than this Save the Date video we filmed for Athena Alberto’s 18th birthday. Her vision was a sort of scavenger hunt through Downtown Los Angeles, which — thanks to filming restrictions and the rain— required us to go completely guerrilla style — two cameras only, one monopod and one glidecam. The result was something a little different from what we normally do, but definitely something super unique, vibrant, and fun. Hope you guys like it!


Athena Alberto || Debut Preview from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Rachel Querido || Debut Highlight Film || Orange, CA

Happy first video of 2015! Well, technically this was our last video of 2014, an 18th birthday party filmed on December 28th, but it’s definitely the first in what I hope will be a long period of experimentation and growth in our work. We definitely tried out some new techniques and fine-tuned a few old ones, and I couldn’t be prouder of the final result. Thank you again Rachel for giving us the opportunity to share your special day. I can’t believe how much you’ve grown since I first met you over seven years ago, but you really have become an amazing, amazing young woman. Hope you love the video, happy birthday again, and please enjoy!


Rachel Querido || Debut Highlight from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Kim + Norleo || Wedding Highlight Film || Costa Mesa, CA

It’s finally here, one of our very last video weddings of 2014 is done and can be seen here to help kick off our 2015 season. Kim and Norleo, one of our favorite couples who we had absolute fun with on their engagement photo session ended their year in a big way, tying the knot. It was a whole day event starting from their humble abode in Long Beach and ending at The Westin in Costa Mesa. Thank you Kim and Norleo for giving us the chance to cover two amazing people, we wish you the best in the New Year.


Kim + Norleo || Wedding Highlight Film from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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JustinElement Team Cinematic Yearbook 2014

So the 2014 year has come to a close and we have so much to be thankful for and celebrate. I’m excited to be coming into the 2015 year with a solid team full of experience, talent, and as you can see here, personality and character. I can’t thank my team, old and new, enough for all the hard work we put in this year. Come join us as we stroll through the 2014 year and all our shenanigans and my many (or only one) dance moves. Here is our 2014 Cinematic Yearbook, created by our very own Videographer, Kevin. Please enjoy!

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Melanie + Philip || Wedding Highlight Film || Claremont, CA

About three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of meeting the former miss Melanie Sabado — now Liwag — one late night after a long engagement session in San Diego. With just a week until her wedding, there was little room for uncertainty or beating around the bush, but we were lucky enough that Melanie already trusted us after seeing our team shoot before at previous weddings. And I’m so, so glad she did.

This one’s especially close to my heart as it’s the first wedding I’ve done both as editor and show-runner, and I’m ecstatic with how everything turned out. Melanie and Philip, thank you both for being so amazing. I’ve never met a couple who cared so much more about whether their guests were having a good time than themselves — or who so strongly believed that we as vendors counted as among those “guests.” I really hope you guys enjoy this highlight video as much as I enjoyed making it. I wish you the happiest of lives together. Congrats again!


Melanie + Philip || Wedding Highlight Film || Claremont, CA from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Belle Dimabuyo - October 31, 2014 - 1:40 am

Wonderful! Great! Utterly beautiful! Don!t have enough words to describe it.

La Juana Smith - October 31, 2014 - 2:51 am

Enjoyed this so much. I feel like I was a guest at the wedding too! Love love luv this so much. You can feel the love from the bride n groom the friends and family. So classy and genuine. I’m smiling and thanks for letting me be a guest to view such an awesome wedding celebration!

Janet Cordero - November 1, 2014 - 9:40 pm

The best wedding video I’ve seen! Very touching! Congratulations and God bless! Sam’s next and you’re both invited. Hope I guys can come… Luv Tita Janet

Monica + Leo || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight Film || Santa Monica, CA

Just thinking about Monica and Leo’s wedding this past Saturday still gives me a little rush remembering how beautiful the day was. From the gorgeously lit bridal suite with a view of the beach, to the breathtaking St. Monica’s church, all the way to the final dance and ribbon wand send-off, everything about this wedding was an absolute dream come true to shoot. Thank you Monica and Leo for making our jobs so easy, and please enjoy the night’s same day edit!


Lead Videographer: Dominique Zamora
Lead Editor: Kevin Truong
Shooters: Wynston Fernando, Mimi Lee

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Carissa + Andrew || Wedding Highlight Film || Aliso Viejo, CA

It’s the third week of October and it’s finally starting to feel like fall. But just a couple weeks ago, the whole team got to spend one last, gorgeous, late-summer afternoon shooting Carissa and Andrew’s wedding at Soka University. Even though the temperatures were high, we were so lucky to have such a fun, goofy couple and wedding party in general. Funny story, as I was going through the clips for first dance, I heard this faint chant coming from one of the guest tables off camera, saying “We want babies! We want babies! Thrust your hips! Thrust your hips!”

So yeah, their outtake reel should be fun, haha. For now, please enjoy the highlight!


Carissa + Andrew || Wedding Highlight Film from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Elizabeth Dela Cruz - October 22, 2014 - 2:56 am

how beautiful! what beautiful couple…I wish you both bless happy and always love each other.

Lina + Michael || Wedding Highlight Film || Huntington Beach, CA

A beach wedding during the summer is one of the best things any couple could do to keep their guests and vendors cool! Michael and Lina invited us out to Huntington Beach for an awesome jam packed day. Any wedding can be done like a pinterest wedding, having all the things that you’d expect from any wedding, but these two went above and beyond and make it an entertaining night from everyone. First, never have I seen a groom shed so many tears at the thought of his wife before, secondly, an awesome band and an original performance was the icing on the cake. For those who weren’t there and for those who were, enjoy the night again with their highlight video here.


Lina + Michael – Wedding Highlight Film from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Wendy + Nick || Wedding Highlight Film || Angelus Mountain Center

We met the extremely active Wendy and Nick about a year ago as they were beginning to plan their wedding, and up to now, they still haven’t slowed down. From one of the most daring proposals to one of the biggest days of their lives, we’re happy to finally see them get to this point. The wedding was held at the Angelus Nature Center, which just seems so fitting for them, and we enjoyed getting out of the urban scene for a day, it allowed us to get in touch with mother nature for once. Please enjoy your this highlight of their wedding and relive the night with us!


Wendy Nick Highlight from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Assistant Videographer Position Application 2014-2015

Hi friends, our team is looking to expand a little more and we’re in need of a team member to help us at our weddings. At first the position will fill an assistant videographer hole we have and eventually become a Videographer position in full. We usually work weekends, sometimes Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays and usually almost every weekend during the wedding season. If you are interested in working with us, please fill out the application below and we can get back to you as soon as possible! Please tell any friends that may be interested! Thank you!



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Stacey + Kevin || Wedding Highlight Film || Los Angeles, CA

It’s always an adventure when we’re shooting in LA. For Stacey and Kevin’s wedding, it wasn’t any different. we took over the town, from the Disney Concert Hall to LA’s grand Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels church, and even with the Made in America music festival just next door, nothing could compare to the beautiful wedding of the new Mr. and Mrs. Ilagan. I would not hesitate saying that it was a perfect wedding day. Time was on our side and even when it wasn’t no one was worried, Kevin pulled off some new romantic moves that I myself have never seen before. The day ending with a view of the golden state’s sunset from the 50th floor of The City Club brought it all together. Have a wonderful life together, we thank you Stacey and Kevin for inviting us out to be a part of your memorable day.


Stacey + Kevin – Wedding Highlight Film from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Oscar-Shirley Calinaya - September 26, 2014 - 6:32 pm

Super sweet…

Helen + Peter || Same Day Edit Wedding Highlight || Claremont, CA

Helen and Peter called me under two months ago to tell me about their wedding plans at the beautiful Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont. Peter and I had a nice chat over the phone and almost immediately the two lovebirds booked our team. It’s always a little exciting and mysterious going into a wedding and not physically meeting our couple in person, but as soon as we started our day and met Peter and Helen, it was like running into old friends. Peter and Helen did everything possible to make us feel like we were right at home and really made our jobs as easy as possible. We had a blast covering their beautiful day with photo and video and putting together this same day edit film. Thank you for welcoming us into your day and choosing us to capture your most intimate moments, hope you enjoy watching this again!


Helen + Peter Same Day Edit Highlight Film from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Jill + Chris || Same Day Wedding Highlight Film || Hotel Maya

When we had first met Jill and Chris way back when we began offering videography services, we knew the road to their date would be a long one. They booked us so early and we immediately loved them from the start of our lengthy meeting (remember how late it was that we all left?). This saddened us knowing that we’d have to wait so long to do their same day edit. Jill and Chris’s wedding at the Hotel Maya would be the first time that we would start and end the day of a wedding there, so we were happy that we would actually get to use everything that makes it unique. On top of everything, the fact that their day was actually cool out of all the other hot hot summer days was just the icing on the cake for us. We’ve never felt more comfortable at a wedding thanks to their awesome friendly and enthusiastic bridal party and their sponsors and parents who wanted to party as much as they wanted to.

Not only do I love this same day edit for the couple and what we’ve done with it, but this is personally a favorite video of mine, whom I would like to dedicate to the videographer who has inspired me since the start of my video career, Mon. Thank you Jill and Chris for being so good to us, picking my favorite song, and also letting us enjoy your wedding day with you! Your appreciation and love makes this job worth doing.


Jill + Chris – SDE from Justin Element on Vimeo.

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Jillian Jill - August 26, 2014 - 6:35 am

THANK YOU KEVIN and to the whole Justin Element Team! You guys are amazing and truly talented. You totally captured and highlighted our special day! Can’t wait to see our full feature documentary! xo