Distinctive Video Productions
Howard was so easy to work with and endlessly patient with us. He has such a sweet and warm disposition... you feel comfortable with him immediately. He did a great job on the highlight reel and was even willing to make changes for me after he'd already finished it. I haven't had a chance to watch the full length yet, but I'm confident it's going to be amazing. In a nutshell - Great guy. Great videographer.
As a Wedding Coordinator in town, I have worked with many different vendors. Howard is great to work with! He is always very responsive to myself and my clients. I have not had any complaints from any clients about his work or his professionalism, in fact they all rave once they have received their videos! Even clients who were hesitant about hiring a Videographer because they didn't want it to "look cheesy" or be put into any "forced poses" were ecstatic about the results!! Howard gets all the shots he needs without being pushy or in the way! His pricing is VERY fair! I recommend him to most of my clients!
These 5/5 ratings on this Web site do Howard's work injustice, as he is truly beyond 5 stars with regards to all of the above criteria. Not only is he extremely responsive, kind, professional, accommodating, but the final product (MASTERPIECE) created at the end is worth every penny. My wife and I high expectations as Howard had done an excellent job on my sister's wedding over 5 years ago. Despite those expectations, we were still blown away at the work he had put into our wedding's videography. The final video though only 9 minutes in length was somehow able to capture the right amount of each part of the wedding ceremony and reception... and this taking into account that our wedding was huge (at least in this part of the world) with almost 300 people and it was amazing to see how just about everyone was captured in all of the different scenes. As I have some background into music, I highly appreciated that the background music was appropriately attuned to each scene and transitioned well with the moments. Howard and his team had done a phenomenal job, and I apologize that the words from this review still cannot give a fraction of the amount of praise that they deserve. There is no doubt that my wife and I would highly recommend his services to any couple taking that next big step!
You will not regret working with Distinctive Video Productions!
Distinctive Video Productions is the absolute best videographer that I could have selected to capture our wedding day. My parents gifted us a wedding videographer as our wedding present, and I can't believe I almost went without one.
We worked mainly with Howard who was willing to accommodate us every step of the way. As we were planning our music festival themed wedding, we explained that we were planning a few unconventional activities like having a bounce house, mega-bubbles, and smoke grenades. Howard was impressed with our plans and I felt that he was just as excited as we were about our wedding day.
Howard and his team were exceptionally easy to work with. He has a great sense of humor, which helped me relax as I was feeling anxious/nervous because we were a little behind schedule.
The entire crew was very professional and more importantly, fun to be around. I saw them running around behind-the-scenes capturing all the moments I missed, which now I get to watch for years to come. They worked so well with all my other vendors and as a team really helping one another out. It can feel pretty awkward to be in front of the camera, but the team works so efficiently and blends so well into the background that everything felt natural.
Howard is creative, energetic, and motivated - he genuinely enjoys capturing wedding videography and getting to know the couples. He is a retired videography teacher, so I knew we were in good hands. I truly enjoyed having him and his team as part of our #FestWeddingEver.
Our wedding video is absolutely stunning and I am so happy can look back at it and help me remember the little details that tend to fade with time. Howard went above and beyond and provided us with several video additions that weren't included in our contract, which I am so thankful for.
I would recommend Distinctive Video Productions fully without hesitation to anyone looking for an amazing wedding videographer (which should be every bride and groom. Trust me, you'll want a video on top of photographs)!
We had sort of a special situation - my grandma had a stroke a month before our wedding and she was no longer going to be able to fly across the country to Lake Tahoe. We hadn't planned on videoing our wedding, so at the last minute we looked for a videographer who would be willing to film just the ceremony so my grandma could watch it later since she couldn't be there in person. After contacting several videographers who offered only very expensive full-day video packages, we were referred to Howard at Distinctive Video Productions. After listening to our story, he agreed to drive to our remote wedding site, record our ceremony, and prioritize editing our video so my grandma could see it ASAP after the wedding, all for only $500. We were so thankful that we found Howard. The video he created is so beautiful, and my grandma loved it. Thank you Howard for your kindness and generosity, and for making our wedding that much more special.
Howard is truly a master of his craft. My new husband and I have watched our video so many times. Each time we watch it, we cry and we laugh because Howard put our story together so beautifully. Our family and friends love the video. The guests that attended stated that they felt like there were there all over again after watching it. The guests that could not attend were able to experience the emotions and joy of that wonderful day. Howard is so cool and laid back. He's so easy to work with as he gives directions to provide the best shots possible. At first, my husband was not sold on the idea of a videographer..."because we will have all of those photos". He admitted that he was glad I pushed the issue. He's watched the video more than I have. I wish I could post a short clip of our video to show how wonderful his creations are. If you want quality work from a professional compassionate about his work...Hire Howard. You will not regret it. Watching the video over and over again is worth every penny!
We had Howard as our videographer for our wedding and to say he was amazing is an understatement. He was so involved and did a
Great job capturing every moment of our special day. He did a great teaser video and the final
Copy is something I will truly treasure forever. He has the best personality and was so kind and thoughtful and fantastic throughout the entire process. He got everything done in such a timely manner and with such incredible quality. I cannot speak more highly Of Howard and his skills and having him document your special moments and wedding like we did. We would and do recommend his work to everyone. If I could give him more than 5 stars I would. He even sent us still shots on social media within a day of the wedding that were stunning as well! He can truly capture the moments you saw, remember, want to remember and didn't see that just makes it even better. He gave us digital and DVD versions of our video as well making it easy to share with everyone! He is absolutely hands down the best!
We were so pleased with our wedding video and absolutely loved the highlight tape. Howard was such a joy to work with from the beginning. He took the time to get to know my husband and me to fit the video to our personalities and style. We would definitely suggest choosing Howard to capture your special day. He is exceptional!!!
Howard with Distinctive Video Productions is an absolute treat to work with. His kind and unobtrusive demeanor is always a breath of fresh air. As a photographer in the wedding industry, working alongside a vendor who is easy to work, creative, gets the job done, it sure makes the day run in a seamless manner. I highly recommend Distinctive Video for your special day!
This past September we had the opportunity to hire Howard w distinctive video production.
An we couldn't be more pleased with his product.
Our wedding was at the Edgewood Golf resort, which has all the ingredients for a beautiful experience!
Howard was able to capture all the special moments that will last a lifetime! He is very easy to work with an let's the natural flow of a wedding be captured by video.
Me an my wife highly recommend him for your special event. Thank you again Howard.. your video will be with us forever!! Peace an love to all!!
We were Married on Labor Day Weekend 2017 at the Beach Retreat in Lake Tahoe. Our Wedding was on the Beach and since it was a holiday weekend it was very busy around the Wedding area.Howard did an AMAZING job on our Wedding Video He was able to capture our Special Day as if we were the only ones on the Beach. We were very impressed with the highlight Video, as it captured so much emotion. He is a very kind man and very easy to work with. He made us feel very comfortable during the entire event! I highly recommend Howard and Distinctive Video!
My husband and I received our wedding video today and we are so grateful to Howard for the care and hard work he put into making it a joy to watch. So many couples say that they watch their wedding video once and never again and this justifies their choosing to bypass investing in capturing the memory in a video. I can honestly say that our video will be watched more than that and it's because of what Howard refers to as his 'labor of love.' He is a compassionate individual who loves to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Easy to talk to and down to earth...it will feel as though a longtime friend is shooting the video for you. He handled the background sounds (motor boats) very well and that includes the sudden gusts of wind that normally tamper with clarity of sound. Howard takes everything into consideration as if he were the groom himself and it was the most important day of his life. I'm NOT kidding! Although we paid for his services, he went above and beyond the call of duty to deliver his product and I can honestly say that we feel as though we got a great deal for what we paid. We feel blessed to know Howard and I now call him a friend that I wish to market in the community so others can have a similar recording of their special day. Howard was the first individual at our venue when we arrived and he was genuinely excited to be there and take part. His happiness eased my nerves and was contagious to all who were present. He offered suggestions on what to do/behave to help us relax and make the video unique. I could go on and on about this man but for now, I recommend him without so much as an inkling of reservation. Howard is the epitome of what it means to put passion into his work and I can assure you that the results will be evident in the final product. Thank you Howard! You are a blessing to so many couples!!!
P.S. We used Ciprian Photography as well as Rev. Dave Beronio and the three made an AMAZING TEAM!!!