09 Apr Sergey & Lena’s Short Film

Many times, I want to share my edits right away. I get so excited that I want everyone to see it hot off the press! However with this film, I held off for a few days before posting it. To me, the video felt like it was still a rough draft even though everyone in our office agreed it was perfect and ready to post.Sometimes when I create a film, I like to think of it as if I'm writing an essay. I would never turn something in, knowing that its worth a B-, but expect to get an A+. There are people that would do that, but not me. I'm a perfectionist. And when it comes to my films, they always have to be an A+.So I spent a few more days tweaking and (re)editing this film until I reached my standard of perfection. I let my wife heavily critique it and help me fix all the little thing that bothered me (and her). And after a few days of re-watching the film for what it seems like a thousand times,  I can confidently post it knowing that it's an A+. I love how amazing Sergey and Lena's short wedding film turned out! All this taught me that in order to be the best Sacramento Wedding Videography Company out there, my team and I have to consistently make these A+ films. That's a MUST in our company and we wouldn't settle for less.We traveled to Seattle, Washington to film this wedding. Sergey and Lena trusted the best Sacramento Wedding Videography company to tell their wedding story and we enjoyed doing just that.Enjoy this short wedding film of this beautiful couple.
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05 Apr Making an Impact – A missionary trip to Mexicali

As passionate as I am about Aperina Studios and wedding photography, I also love to film personal projects sometimes. I have done several projects for various churches but my biggest project happens every year during spring break when I go to a week-long missionary trip to Mexicali with Bayside Church. I have built great relations with many of the Bayside pastors and especially their media personel and it is always a pleasure working with passionate men of God and also great artists like Darren Takegami, Steve Batz, Brian Oxenham and Justin Boatman. I have been going to Mexicali with Bayside Church for three years and this year we had 1,000 people caravan in 160 minivans and trucks to Mexicali, Mexico to serve the people and make an impact.This "little army" of teenagers, college students and adults built 9 homes, served the poor by giving them food, encouraged many pastors and loved on thousands of little ninos. They spent their spring break doing what Jesus would do! I was honored to have witnessed and filmed the impact that was made in Mexico that weekend. All glory be to God....

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02 Feb Miss Russian California 2013

A week after coming back from filming a documentary in Russia and Ukraine, my brother Paul surprised me with this project  We came a day before the event to "scout the area" and realized that we have a bigger event on hand than thought -  we are going to need a bit more than just 2 cameras. Many times we run into issues where we film a project and then later wish while editing that we had way more camera angels and more creative shots. We didn't want to run into this issue here. So we brought 4 x Canon 5DMIIIs and started filming. We knew we had to make a short 2-4 minute clip out of all the filming, but we also keept in mind that we don't exactly know what we're going to be putting into the film - so we filmed a lot.
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22 Dec Straight Gospel

We got an amazing chance to give back to the community and help create a video to help promote Missionary Gospel Church's Ministry. It was definitely a fun and inspiring video production project. We spent a few hours planning, a bunch of hours filming and then even more hours editing. Learn more. ...

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22 Nov Kush & Lan’s Wedding Highlight Film

Driving to a wedding where we see beautiful rolling hills is amazing. We get excited because we know we will have stunning footage. We know we will have fun creating a wedding teaser! And we know that the wedding film will be simply amazing. At the end of the day when we were packing our bags with a flashlight, we knew 100% that we succeeded in filming that stunning footage. We were the best wedding videographers in Livermore, CA that day!

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01 Sep Ilya & Anna’s Wedding Teaser

Online dating is possible (as the Groom says). This couple met on Facebook after the grooms Dad went to Anna’s brothers wedding. He saw Anna and thought that she was pretty enough for his son. So he told Ilya to find Anna online. He did, so he sent her a Facebook friend request. After a small waiting period in Anna’s friend request queue, Ilya was accepted as a friend. Anna noticed a little thing that she liked in Ilya’s photos – Ilya cooking. That was enough for Anna to say yes to a date with Ilya. As you can tell, Ilya got many more dates and of course a YES on his marriage proposal to Anna....

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27 Jun Vitaly & Sveta | engagement, wedding and SDS

Summers are crazy for us wedding photographers!! Mine was no different. I've been so busy lately with photographing many gorgeous wedding, doing different photo shoots and other little projects, but it's about time to update our blog with some new photos from an amazing wedding I did about a week ago.I photographed Vitaly and Sveta's gorgeous wedding on September 18 right after shooting another wedding the day before. With formated cards, fresh batteries, and a Rockstar energy drink the next morning I set out to the grooms house with an amazing feeling. I was really excited to shoot the wedding of my new friends but also as excited to use my tilt-shift lens. That Saturday was just one of those days where you just don't know where the ideas keep coming from. Vitaly, the groom, recently came to America and I thought that it would become an issue with the different styles but I was amazed at the modern mentality he had. They were both very stylish and knew how to pose, requiring only a little bit of correcting from my side. The engagement session was amazing, the wedding was gorgeous and very lovely, and the second-day-shoot (SDS) we did in San Francisco was very beautiful and sexy. This blog post tells the story of their wedding day and includes my favorite photos from each of the three photo shoots I did for this amazing couple. Enjoy...

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26 Jun 24-Hr Music Video Production – Half Set

My video career mostly consists of filming weddings but sometimes I get very interesting and spontaneous assignments. In February of this year I got a call from my buddy Vadim who asked me to film a video production (music video) for him and his band called Half Set. The tricky situation was that it had to be filmed and edited within a couple of days. Coca Cola was having a competition for a theme song and Vadim wrote a song to submit into the competition but they required a video so he turned to me for help. I obviously love spontaneous challenges so I accepted the job with no hesitation (even though it sounded unrealistic at the time). I usually film with our team but none of the other guys could help me those days because we had other projects going on so I had a big task ahead of me that I had to do solo...

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09 Nov Vitaliy & Svetlana’s Wedding Teaser

Our team always tries to guide the couple through their wedding day so that we can get as much footage as we can to create a rich film full with a variety of content. Fortunately, with Vitaliy and Svetlana, this was very easy for us to do. They put their full trust into us and listened to the advice we gave them when we met up with them a few days before the wedding. They told us how they met, their favorite moments together, their experience being engaged and so on. This helped us to get to know them better as a couple and gave us some time to think about what ideas and story line we want to bring out while filming so we'd be able to make the best film possible.
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