Emma + Garrett
If I could, I would give Crown Street Productions 100 stars. Karen and Mari are amazing to work with. I have only seen the short video (they are still working on the final video) but it is beautiful and moving and everything I could have asked for. They captured every moment except I never felt like they were in the way or intrusive. If you looked for them they were there, but they did not draw attention or make you feel like they were intruding on private moments. A real art!
We needed a videographer last minute and I am so grateful and happy they were available! They came through on one day's notice and were so professional throughout the entire process and after. The reason we needed a videographer last minute was that my mom fell ill and was unable to attend the wedding. Karen and Mari rushed the first video so my mom could experience our wedding day and stayed longer at the reception than typical to make sure they got everything. In their follow-up communications, they asked after how my mom was doing and just could not have been any more amazing.
If you need a videographer (and I think everyone does but your wedding day is such a blur!) definitely hire Karen and Mari. Their professionalism, quality of work and compassion is of the highest possible caliber.
Kind Words from New Friends.
Karen and Mari from Crown Street Productions were a dream to work with on my wedding day. We of course loved our final video (beautifully shot and edited, capturing moments that I had forgotten about - I've rewatched our video maybe a 100 times) but perhaps more importantly, they were such a warm, calming and professional presence on the day of the wedding itself. They were incredibly unobtrusive when capturing private moments, but also knew when to step in with a needed laugh or kind comment that helps ease you through long photo sessions and some pre-ceremony nerves. Guests and families raved about the video and barely even knew they were on the job, considering how seamlessly they incorporated themselves into the area with their cameras . I can't recommend them highly enough!
Kishori + Terence
Tarrytown House Estate
When I decided to surprise my boyfriend Tim with a proposal in Central Park, I asked my best friend Karen to snap some photos as it all went down. And it went down and he said "yes". Thankfully my sleuthing friend Karen caught all the right moments.
Three years later, as we prepared for a very intimate wedding in our home base of San Francisco, I knew we had to have this same look and feel as the original engagementand so Karen needed to capture the day again, only this time we wanted video.
Well, what we got was something neither of us was prepared for. Anyone that was not there for the day and watched the video could only say "i was there. that video gave me your day".
It's an amazing record of the event that we've been able to share with all of our friends and relatives who weren't there.
and somehow she was also able to include those sleuthing pics from years ago, which was the added bonus to an already perfect video.
Writing this gives me joy that i can brag, thank, and recommend Karen for the amazing gift that she created for us.
Karen is a consummate professional, who shot so naturally, I would often forget that there was a camera around. We didn't have a typical wedding or wedding day and wasn't sure what to expect in the video, but what we ended up with blew my mind. It was masterfully cut and my husband (so cool to say that) and I couldn't be happier with the way Karen created our day.
I'll sum it up. I had no idea that Karen could create a "brand" of sorts of Dan and Tim, but she did. That video is us, from the editing to the shot angles all the way to the song that she chose for us. Unfortunately the first time i watched it i was at my desk and cried like a 8 year old girl, but that's my fault, not Karens:). If you're in the market for a unique, high quality video, for a wedding or otherwise and you also appreciate someone who will get to know your style and create your day: hire Crown Street Productions!
Dan + Tim
San Francisco, CA
Everyone gave me the same piece of advice before I got married, that the day would go by so fast I wouldn't eat or drink a thing, and I wouldn't remember anything. That seemingly minor token, is 100% true, which makes having a video of that day, pretty much priceless.
I wasn't that interested in a hiring a videographer, it seemed intrusive, and we wanted our wedding to be very personal. That being said, I was completely wrong about the experience, CSP was kind, attentive, and made suggestions for our wedding that I never would have thought of. They also helped our photographer get some really beautiful shots. Karen and Mari took so much time to get to know us, that on our wedding day it felt like true friends were filming it for us. And that was essentially the result of the video, it really felt and looked like it was made by people that cared about us, and I can't describe how unique and valuable that was.
I love that I can watch that video, squeeze my husband's hand, cry (every time I watch it) and remember what a beautiful day it was. Also, being able to share it with friends or family who couldn't make it, is such a gift in its own.
Of all the many vendors we used on our wedding day, CSP was by far the one that blew us away. I recommend them to all of my friends planning to get hitched.
Lauren + Kein
Hilary + Ryan
Crossed Keys Inn
Mari and Karen are absolutely amazing (and that's an understatement)! We could not have asked for a more beautiful video (both our long and short one). We both teared up the first time we saw it, and have easily watched it a dozen more times, probably more. While watching it, I didn't even remember some moments from that day, and they captured all these little details while being completely unobtrusive. We got endless compliments from our family and friends, and I'm so happy they were available to work with us on our wedding day. When we had issues with our photographer, they provided us with extra snippets from our day, which was beyond thoughtful. Seriously, engaged people: if you want an amazing wedding video done by two incredibly sweet and talented ladies, Crown Street should be your top choice.
Lisa + John
The Fox Hill Inn
Karen and Mari are AWESOME!! I cannot say enough good things about these two wonderful individuals and the fabulous work that they do.
We weren't sure if we were going to hire videographers for our wedding, but decided to at the last minute...and it was, hands down, one of the best decisions that we made around our wedding. They are such a joy to work with, and captured our day so perfectly. My husband and I have watched our video over and over, and I am still in awe of the incredible job that CSP did. They captured so many sweet, intimate moments, and the video really conveys the love and joy that we and our families felt that day. Additionally, Karen and Mari were always quickly responsive and available, and I felt like we were always their priority--which is such an important feeling when you are stressed about planning a wedding! We will cherish this video forever and would strongly urge anyone thinking about a videographer to hire Crown Street Productions!!
Marlo + Joe
I have no words for how happy my husband and I are with our video. We interviewed SO MANY wedding videographers (after ours cancelled on us) but, when we met with Karen and Mari we knew it was a match. We had coffee together for THREE hours, and felt like they really understood us. They were a joy to work with throughout.
Then, a few months after our wedding, we got the most incredible video. We were able to relive our wedding all over again! And Karen and Mari took into account the things we really loved about their other videos (which we watched obsessively) and cut ours to the 2 songs we picked PERFECTLY. Within moments of my sending the video to friends and family I was inundated with comments that is was, hands down, the BEST video they have ever seen! On facebook I received message from people I have not spoken to in years just because they wanted to compliment the amazing work!
They caught incredible moments that I know I will treasure forever. For example, they got a shot of my grandmother clapping during the reception and my going to hug her. But that was a hard moment to capture and they needed to get the shot as I was hugging in between roughly 5-10 people. These moments alone are enough to recommend them!
In addition, they completely blended into the background on the day of. You would imagine with the two of them, plus our two photographers, the presence our be obvious and a bit much. It absolutely was not. They captured the mood and tone of our day perfectly. We love Crown Street!!!