One year ago, on January 14, 2010 my brother Vitaliy and I went to the administrative offices in downtown Sacramento, filled out a bunch of paperwork and made our dream come true. We have both been doing photography and cinema for years before, but we always talked about opening up a studio together. Aperina Studios was our dream come true. We always talked about the company and how it would function but we never imagined it to be as successful and notable as it is today. God has truly blessed us with amazing talents and helped us develop Aperina Studios into one of the most creative and sought after photo and cinema companies among the Slavic community in the west coast. We truly want to thank all those young, beautiful couples that have trusted our brand new company with capturing their most exciting day of their lives. As a new company starting up in a horrible economic atmosphere, we also had financial fears, but we believed that we could make Aperina Studios happen and here we are. In the spring of 2010, Aperina Studios has made the decision to continue the Inquestic tradition of creativity by acquiring all Inquestic website design studio equipment and folding graphic and web design into our extensive list of services. In addition, we welcomed Igor Sagan to our team. Igor has been a web programmer and graphic designer for Inquestic Design for the past three years. His capabilities are a perfect match to join the talented Aperina Studios’ team. Aperina Studios - so what does it mean?. Many people ask us of how we came up with that name. It's completely made up, but we did take the “aper-“ root from aperture. Having a unique name, we worked all year on creating our identity and expanding our name using various networking techniques. One big positive boom to our company came before our official birthday. We filmed various comical video clips for Bethany Slavic Missionary Church for their New Year 2010 celebration. Below is one of the most popular clips.Once the videos were posted onto our blog, our website...

Ugol Ministries is working hard at preparing to film/produce the Slavic Chorale Christmas Concert with House of Bread Church. Here at Aperina Studios, we are going to contribute and our team will be working in the production as well as our cameras. Of course, the service will be filmed in HD (High Definition), however, this time we are not able to live stream it online (that might be next year). Nevertheless, we are excited to be part of this amazing concert. You are all invited, as it is a free event for the community. Bring your friends and family as it will be an amazing experience for the audience. For more information visit SlavicChorale.org or view some basic information below.Concert Details: Date/Time: December 19, 2010 @ 2PM. Where: 6401 Standford Ranch Rd. Roseville, CA 95678 And of course, enjoy the production...

Couple people came up to us and asked us what the final product/film looks like. This question was very difficult to answer because you can't just explain a creative process in just one sentence. So we put together this wedding film for this couple. On top of this clip, they did get the full documentary of their Ceremony and Reception. We chose all the songs for them as they trusted our music choice and our creative process. We kept in contact with the couple and posted daily updates to this film while it was in proofing stage so they can watch and comment on our edits. So far I got this from Irina: Hey Vitaliy! How are ya? I love the cover! It looks great! I saw the last proof yesterday and I must say its awesome!!! I am spilling the beans to everyone and letting everyone watch it already on vimeo! Everything looks aaaaaa-mazing! Before you watch the wedding film, here are somethings you need to know. We used 4 Cameras for this shoot. Most of the time is was 3 filming, however, on more exciting/complex moments, we used 4. The audio didn't work as well as we expected  it to (I wish it was better) but we have already improved in that area and are using more audio backups to get a crispier and cleaner sound from each wedding. We did use a mixed camera shoot. 2 Sony EX1r cameras' and 2 Canon EOS 5D MII cameras' and learned that even though the Sony cameras' are very amazing cameras and easy to work with, but the Canon 5D MIIs outperformed the Sony cameras' on this wedding. The follow wedding, the Sony cameras' performed very well because we shot outside. Don't get me worng, the Sony camera's are very good cameras, and I love them just as much, but in some situations, the Canons' are better to film with.So here is the wedding film. Enjoy it and comment below. [vimeo id="17110358" width="853" height="363"]  Wedding Film song credits: Confidence (For You I Will) - Teddy Geiger Season of Love - Shiny Toy Guns Built to Last - Hearland All...

Forecast said heavy rain for saturday! We got lucky! No rain. This helped us pull of the amazing colors and no hard shadows on the face. About the couple, they are a very enjoyable couple. They were relaxed and friendly. Zackary was always trying to keep  the bride "warm" and had us repeat shots over and over again. We got the hint :) lol. So here is the short teaser from their wedding. :) Enjoy and comment below. Maybe give us some feedback on what works and what doesn't work or weddings as we do want to improve our product.Photoshoot location: Old Sacramento ...

We at Aperina Studios, a wedding videography company in sacramento, were recently hired to film a wedding of Sergey & Sveta. During the wedding day photoshoot, their friend tagged along to Old Sacramento for our creative session with the bride and groom. It was a fun day until it got hilarious with this guy doing some weird movement/dance...

My uncle Igor Pyavka, from Perfect Angle Productions, asked me and my brother Paul to film and put together a wedding teaser before their ceremony. We happily agreed as he was an uncle that we both spent a lot of time hanging out, camping, fishing, volleyball, and also creating the company Perfect Angle Productions together. We have a lot of memories together and this day went down as good memories too.The day was very relaxing with no rush. We got plenty of footage and here is a short teaser that I put together. Enjoy....