Most people know the importance of hiring a quality photographer for a wedding. However, for couples that want to truly preserve their special day's memories, a good videographer can ensure the memories stay alive via a wedding film for years to come.
InMotionPro of Bakersfield does both, with an emphasis on wedding films. Owned by Joseph and Rosa Hernandez, InMotionPro is a full-service production house that has filmed over 250 weddings and events since its inception.
"Video not only captures a moment but also evokes emotion and, when done right, allows you to feel that moment again and again as if you were right there," Joseph said. "Also, the meaningful audio video will contain can not be replaced by pictures. To go back and listen to your vows from your ceremony, the funny speeches or that powerful heartfelt message from your parents at your reception is priceless. These are just a few things you don't get to relive when you only have a photographer capturing your wedding day."
From a young age, Hernandez enjoyed playing around with video and creating sports-related content for himself and his friends. He recognized the potential to turn his passion into a career when he created and edited a wedding video for a family friend in 2003. After receiving praise from the bride and her family, he began contacting local wedding photographers and asking if they needed an event videographer. One of them did, and hired Hernandez. A few years later, he and his wife launched InMotionPro.
In addition to filming events, the couple offers photography services, shooting engagements, family portraits, head shots for professionals, models, and high school seniors, and more. They've driven hours to accommodate their clients outside of the Bakersfield area. Hernandez and his team strive to make everyone feel completely comfortable in front of the camera, and clients often cite the convenience of hiring one company to film their event.
"They tell us they felt at ease knowing they had one company with a team of artists capturing all their wedding day memories," Hernandez said. "In most cases any separate photography and video businesses will work professionally together to capture great images at each event but nothing beats having a company with a team of artists that have been shooting weddings together for over 10 years."
InMotionPro's wedding portfolio shows that there's more to filming a wedding than just the ceremony and reception. Whether a couple hires the company to film or photograph their cherished day, they can be assured their anticipation will be shown through the smaller, intimate details, whether it's the bride having her makeup applied or the groom lacing up his shoes. Even the jewelry and bouquets are photographed with the same level of care.
InMotionPro won the Couples Choice award for the highest wedding photography ratings in Kern County on WeddingWire.com, but as Hernandez states, earning awards does not compare to making his clients happy.
"In the end, the awards have never been our goal," he said. "The satisfaction of our clients have always been and will always be number one in our book."