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Unsolicited Comments From Past Clients


wedding vows, sample clip of wedding video from Focal Point Digital Media
(Please also see our client reviews on WeddingWire.com)

"Where do we begin thanking you?! Our wedding video is so beyond amazing. Pictures are wonderful, but this video has to be the best purchase of the entire wedding! You are so incredibly talented and we are so honored to have had the opportunity to work with you. I have been getting the most wonderful feedback from people who have been able to watch our video online. You should be VERY proud of the work you've done! So many of our friends and family have said that they've cried when they watched it. For those people that weren't able to make it to our wedding, it's been so awesome to still be able to share our day with them. Thank you for all of your time and effort, and please send any prospective couples my way for a recommendation! We are spreading the word: Focal Point is the best!"

  1. • Shannon & Ryan (click here to view a sample of their wedding video)

I just wanted to say thank you so much. I’ve been crying. The wedding video is unbelievable, and you guys did a fantastic job.  You made this the best gift ever and the best money spent; there is no price for this. It's just unbelievable work and I know all my family is going to appreciate it. You are a fantastic person and you edited it so great; I appreciate everything–it's awesome!  I love you guys!”

• Lorene & Shawn (click here to listen to audio of this message)

"...I am pretty speechless. My mom literally started crying in the first minute and I have watched it maybe six times now and still cry every time. How do you DO that? :)  After seeing so many shining examples of your work, I definitely had high expectations, and you exceeded them in our video. My mom and I agree that it was THE best investment we made in the whole wedding. Feel free to send doubting brides my way--I will assure them that they won't be sorry! My mom kept saying "he did SUCH a good job" and she was "so glad we did this." It really is priceless to be able to share our wedding with everyone who couldn't make it, and to revisit it ourselves whenever we want. I just really can't thank you enough. Not only have you created a beautiful memory of our wedding day, but you have also been a joy to work with, and I'm so thankful it was you there with me all day. I will definitely be recommending you to everyone I can. I'm sure you are only going to be more successful as time goes on, and I just wish you nothing but the best! Thank you SO much again.”

• Aleina & Jesse (click here to view a sample of their wedding video, click here to view their comments on LiveJournal’s Wedding Plans forum)

Focal Point Video: stained glass silhouette bride groom, wedding video sample clip
"Wow! I don't even know where to begin... Words cannot thank you enough for the beautiful wedding video. It is more incredible than we could have ever imagined! Each time we watch it we are moved to tears and can't believe how you captured the magic of our wedding day so perfectly. Everyone who has seen it has been completely blown away... The special effects are amazing and the way everything came together is so beautiful. I loved how you were able to capture such incredible detail–there were so many little things that were picked up that we didn't remember, and now we'll have them to treasure forever. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this gift. We will treasure it for the rest of our lives... You are amazing!"

Katie & Todd, California

"As a wedding coordinator, I have had the privilege of working with Ryan many times and can wholeheartedly say that he is the best of the best! His work is second to none...creatively captured and expertly edited, with his clients' unique personalities and wedding day in mind every step of the way. He is professional, sincere, and a prompt and clear communicator, and his finished products are always stunning...and on time! I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for superior quality video services and unmatched, authentic service: he delivers them both!"

Christie Wilson, lead coordinator at Blush Bridal Consultation Group

“I just wanted to tell you: the videos are amazing! We absolutely love them.  Greg and I watched them the other night and just had tears running down our faces.  What a great way to capture those memories!  Thank you for all your work, it was worth every penny. Nice, nice work!"

Barb, mother of a bride (click here to listen to audio of this message)

"Ryan, thank you for being such a kind and wonderful person! We truly enjoyed working with you and we have been raving on about you to all of our family and friends!”

• Mytien & James (click here to view their Theatrical Trailer)

"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the video! It was absolutely spectacular! We watched it start to finish with all of the special features etc., and then watched the short-form version again–wow, we really love it!  Months ago we were unable to decide whether or not we wanted to have the video at all and when we saw it we both decided it was the best money we spent on the wedding–it is absolutely amazing and we can't thank you enough. Believe me, if anyone ever asks for the name of a videographer, you will get my highest recommendation! It has been an absolute pleasure working with you–thank you for the amazing video and for helping to record our wedding day."

• Kassandra & Michael, New York

"We watched our video last night and enjoyed it so much.  It really allowed us to see things we don’t even remember taking place; we had a blast that day and re-lived it last night...  Thank you for that!"

• Darla & Todd (click here to view their Theatrical Trailer)

Focal Point Digital Media: casual photo of bride groom wedding party at the Old Church in Portland, wedding film sample clip
"The many people we have shown our video to have bawled their way through it, even those that attended the actual event, and all have remarked that our video is the best they have ever seen.  I have let all my family, friends, acquaintances, even strangers, know that Focal Point is the one they can trust to not only produce an outstanding show, but to help the actual day go so much more smoothly.  I remember the hectic time before the ceremony, and I was about to breakdown crying from the confusion of the moment, when you, Ryan, saw my face, took charge, and started directing our photo shoot. I would have lost it without you knowing from experience how to read your bride and advocate for her!  You saved the day (or at least my makeup)!  From start to finish, from filming our Love Story to viewing the DVD, our experience with Focal Point was nothing but fun, easy and worry-free!  Thank you so much for giving Jason and I the most precious of wedding gifts." 

• Katie & Jason

"Thank you again for your work at the wedding. I thought the entire wedding was just superb and Laura was so pleased, as was everyone.  And it is because all the details came together, including the great work you guys did. Having the wedding day shots included in the Love Story video was so fantastic. I would recommend that product to any of your clients. When the guests saw it at the reception they all got that "wow" factor that put the whole thing over the top!!! Thank you for doing it.”

• Dave, father of a bride

"Our videos came yesterday, and all we can say is OHMYGOSH, WOW!!!! You did such an amazing job, the videos are everything we hoped for and more!! I can't believe we even considered passing on the video, it is so important and caught a ton of things we forgot about or never saw. John and I always say we don't know what we'd do without our wedding video and I feel very strongly that every couple getting married needs one. And not just ANY video of course, it has to be shot by you! You captured the most sincere moments we had with each other and with family and friends, and these things are now preserved on these videos we'll have forever. It's just incredible. We will definitely continue to sing your praises and recommend you to anyone we know getting married. I can't say it enough: it's WONDERFUL. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your hard work and amazing talent!! You were a pleasure to work with and I am so grateful to you guys for the work you do. You're the best!!!"

• Lindsay & John

Oregon Garden wedding, sample videography clip from Focal Point Digital Media in Salem
"I just wanted to let you know how thrilled Brenda and Jason are with their wedding video. Brenda's words were, "Mom, you don't have to get us anything or do anything for us ever again, because nothing can top this." I was so happy to hear that. She has just watched it over and over and over and says she can't believe what an awesome job you did putting it together. Thank you soooo much."

• Sheryl, mother of a groom

"I don't know how I can express how much we really are so happy with our wedding video. We have looked at our pictures twice since we've gotten them but we've probably watched the video at least a dozen times! It's not that we like to watch ourselves but it just captures every moment perfectly, with BEAUTIFUL music and cool features... something pictures just can't do. So thank you again for doing such a wonderful job. We even have a list of people wanting to "rent" it from our parents–people that couldn't attend our wedding and even people that were there and loved watching the Love Story that you shot. You were a huge hit."

  1. • Ginny & Aaron (click here to read additional comments from this client)

“What can I say?? I have watched our wedding video over and over, and each time I seem to have a constant smile that then turns into tears and laughter. The video brings out every emotion I have. It is truly amazing! I am so happy to have met you and for our video. You are so talented, and thank you for giving us the opportunity to relive our special day when ever we want! That is truly a dream come true in itself. Thank you for capturing each and every special moment and for sharing all the emotions on video. We are so pleased with our purchase, and truly feel it was our best investment of the entire wedding! We have received so much feedback from family who have watched it online. All seem to say the same thing..."amazing, beautiful, unbelievable, and special." For us, to be able to share the video with our family from out of town is a gift in itself. Ryan, you are so awesome! Thank you for the best gift a bride could ever ask for! Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you, and for making us feel so comfortable while filming. We are honored to have been able to work with you, and we are SO pleased!! I will highly recommend you to anyone that comes my way!! Thank you so so much!!”

• Kelly & Ross (click here to view their Theatrical Trailer)

“Matt and I just want to thank you guys again for the AMAZING wedding video! We watched it with some of my family this evening and it moved many of them to tears. My Dad absolutely loved the father-daughter photo montage and said to tell you both that it made the whole wedding and really is "priceless." We are so blessed that we could have you guys do the video and really just can't thank you enough. We now have something to treasure and remember "our special day" forever after the cake has been cut and the bouquet has been tossed. You guys truly are the best and I will never hesitate to recommend you to future brides. Thanks a million!!!

• Kristin & Matt

Pumpkin Ridge wedding photo, from wedding video by Focal Point Digital Media in Oregon
“We got the videos today and have already watched it. It was WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC, BEAUTIFUL, and PERFECT!!!!!!!!  The parts you chose and the way you worked with the colors was more than I could've imagined. I can't wait to send a copy to my grandparents. It was wonderful to work with you. Thank you so much for really capturing the day.”

• Teri & Jeff, Belgium

"I wanted to drop you a line after seeing our fantastic video. It was more than we could have ever expected! The way you edited the footage is beyond professional. The moments you captured were emotionally charged and a joy to watch. The highlight section in particular was the perfect memento of our perfect day. Thank you for a fabulous job and a painless experience."

• Michelle & Steve, Michigan

"I've been meaning to contact you to let you know how THRILLED we are with the video! It has far surpassed our expectations, although they were high to start with after watching clips of other videos you had done! We cried like we did the day of, watching everything again ... So great to experience the day all over again! Thank you for giving us that opportunity! We are absolutely thrilled with how it all turned out and the memories it holds are priceless! And, we LOVED the touch you added at the end: E-Harmony theme music! Amazing! We will sing your praises and highly recommend you to every newly-engaged couple we encounter. We love our wedding photography but agree with other clients of yours who claim that they would choose your video over any photography if both aren't an option. Thank you again!”

• Michelle & Rich

“Hiring Ryan & Gary for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made! As a bridal consultant, and having worked with Focal Point in the past, I knew as soon as I was engaged that they had to shoot our wedding. Thankfully they were available and we immediately booked! Not only are they two of the nicest guys in the wedding industry, they are equally talented and offer superior videography. In addition to our wedding video we had Ryan shoot our Love Story several months earlier and he did a phenomenal job of adding extra touches so that the final product was exactly what we envisioned and our guests loved the slideshow that we presented during dinner. We cannot wait to see our video this spring and know it will be amazing! I am excited to continue referring Focal Point to my clients knowing they will be thrilled with the entire experience.”

• Amy Nuttman, owner of Blush Bridal Consultation Group

“WOW! That video was incredible, we loved it! You and your team did such a wonderful job. I loved the video of the whole wedding and then I loved having the options of seeing the raw footage. You made everything flow perfectly; Kyle and I were in awe. Thank you for everything you did!”

• Taylor & Kyle

Focal Point Video: bride groom kiss near antique Bentley or Rolls-Royce in Portland, from wedding video clip
"Let me start by saying we loved the video! We have watched it so many times, and it brings us and others to tears every time we watch it."

• Sallie & Mike

"A large heartfelt thanks to Ryan and Dan for those unforgettable images they captured on our wedding day. The video exceeded our expectations! To be able to watch our special day whenever we desire is truly exceptional. Janell and I agree this is by far the best investment we have ever made–together!"

• Jed & Janell

“ I have never been a big fan of wedding videography. What I’ve seen in the past has usually been somewhat cheesy and of very poor quality. However, the first time I saw Ryan’s work, I became a believer.  What he offers is unlike anything you’ve seen elsewhere. I encourage you to check it out for yourself!”

• Becky Simpson, owner of No Ordinary Affair Wedding & Event Planning

“Focal Point Digital Media is the ONLY videography studio that I would trust with my wedding. Simply put, they love weddings and they love capturing weddings! I always felt like the most important bride in the world when I was with them (even though I know they had many other brides they were working with at the same time). They were so organized, professional, supportive, and talented. They also filmed my sisters wedding two years ago, and everyone who sees the video starts bawling with happiness. It is hilarious, but feels SO good to know your wedding was captured so perfectly and beautifully, even grown men cry when they watch it! They are the best!”

• Laura & Jerod

"We have been so impressed with your work since you did my daughter Sarah's wedding video. We have said so many times that the money that we spent on that video was the best money we could have spent. To think that we were going to pass on the video.  We have shown the video over and over again to many people. Sarah's best friend will be getting married I think, within the next year or so, and I will strongly encourage her to hire you.  It would be good to see you again and see more of your work. Congratulations again Ryan, and lot's of continued success to you!!!!"

• Janis, mother of a bride

“Hiring Ryan from Focal Point was without a doubt the best expense of our wedding. This is not your average wedding video but a full-on production! Exceptional shots timed with music make for an emotional experience. Our video is AWESOME and very beautifully done! We highly recommend the wedding trailer, a brief "movie trailer" of your wedding day to tease you until the final video is finished. It leaves you wanting more and was available to us within a week from the wedding. Definitely worth it! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Ryan. We appreciated his professionalism and creativity! You won't be disappointed to hire Focal Point Digital Media.”

• Carly & Anthony (click here to view their Theatrical Trailer)

Abernethy Center reception bride is lifted up dancing, sample wedding video clip by Focal Point Digital Media in Oregon
"Ryan, I know you worked really hard on the video, and Lamont and I love it. There were parts that made me cry... We love you and the video, and we are so happy Focal Point filmed our day. You deserve a lot of credit for everything you do. Thanks again for all of your effort from beginning to end!"

• Monica & Lamont, Arizona; 2007-2008 WEVA Creative Excellence Award-winning video (click here to listen to their extended comments)

“Jeff hates being the center of attention and having his picture taken and wasn’t all that excited about having a video. He said he was surprised at how unobtrusive you were, and like I said before, was impressed with the video. It was hard coming to Oregon and finding the right people to capture our wedding, but you did that and more. You really caught the mood of the day and a few special moments (that I thought were lost) that I will always treasure. Thank you so much again. Working with you and having the perfect video helped to make the day and memories. I am more than happy, and if you ever need a reference, call us!”

• Teri & Jeff, Belgium

“...I wanted to let you know that Jesse's great grandma, who had been planning to be at the wedding but couldn't make it at the last minute, was hospitalized this weekend and was given less than two days to live.  We were able to go visit her one last time and show her the wedding video in her last days of life.  How amazing is that??  I just really can't thank you enough (...again).  I mean, I know it was our choice to hire you, but you really just preserved it so beautifully. Thank you thank you.”

• Aleina & Jesse (click here to view a sample of their wedding video, click here to view their comments on LiveJournal’s Wedding Plans forum)

"We just received the DVDs for our daughter's wedding and we were thrilled to get the video. We were filled with emotion as we watched the entire video that evening. You did a SPECTACULAR job. I especially enjoyed the special features and how you arranged everything; it's much nicer than we ever expected and very professional. Thank you so much for all the work, time and extra effort you put into creating this. This is a lifelong gift to us and for Angie and James that we could never duplicate. We will definitely recommend you to others."

  1. • Don & Ruth, parents of a bride

"Ryan, I can't even tell you in words how much we LLLOOOVVVEEE!!!!!!!!!! the video! It is the best I've ever seen!! Thank you so very much!! I promise you, everyone I know who is getting married I will make sure they get a hold of you. I can' tell you how nice it was working with you. You made my experience so easy... you are the best!"

• Erika & Dylan

“Wow. That is all I can say. I am so pleased with the video, it turned out absolutely amazing. Thank you so much for working so hard on this. Jared and I will treasure this for many years.”

• Mallory & Jared, North Carolina

"The video is incredible! We can't get enough of it, we watch it over and over. Thank you so much for preserving the memories of Danielle and Ryan's wedding in such an awesome way. We love it! Thanks for all your hard work at the wedding , saving the day by having back up DVDs with you, and capturing every moment of the day. You were absolutely wonderful to work with, especially with our last minute ideas. We are looking forward to working with you again when our other daughter decides to get married. Thanks again for everything!"

• Rhonda & Don, parents of a bride

"I can't tell you how many times my family, friends and I have watched our wedding video - and we can't hear enough good things about it!  It really is the best money we ever spent!"

• Sarah & Michael

"Thank you for all your hard work on our wedding day! James and I thought you did a really great job and covered all of the special moments of the day without seeming intrusive at all. You were great to work with and very accommodating. Lots of our guests commented on how great our videographer was, so we'll pass along your name. Our DVD, as expected, is fantastic! We really like the short form edited version of the video and the soundtrack, and also the way all of the special features are broken down and available in full length. The guest comments section was pretty funny... those are our crazy friends for you!"

• Angie & James, Australia

"Ryan has been blessed with a gift in videography! He did an INCREDIBLE job on our wedding!!!! He is very down to earth, not intimidating at all, and very easy to work with. His attention to detail was obvious with our final product which is absolutely AMAZING; I can't emphasize that enough. I have to say I was nervous about what the video might look like, not because of Ryan’s abilities but because some details didn’t come out right in the decor and how I thought I would look. However, NO WORRIES!!!, he camouflaged all details that weren’t just right. If you don't hire Ryan to take care of your special day, you will definitely regret it. I'm soooooooooo glad we did!!! We almost went with someone else, but what a mistake that would have been! (If this was live you would hear me squeal with glee :)) Thank you so much Ryan! You rock!”

• Alicia & Nic 

"We received our wedding DVD and loved it!!! I think we have watched it about five times now! Thank you for doing such a great job!!  It is priceless and I am SO glad we decided to use you guys... it was truly the best thing we did by having you guys document our wedding day. Thank you for the wonderful memories we will have forever!"

• Nicole & Nat, Washington 

"Thanks to all of you for the excellent jobs that each of you did for us. You created and captured our children's most important days in their lives, and you did it with such professionalism and integrity. My mother passed away shortly after Stacey and Dustin's wedding and I will forever treasure having her last days on film. You were fun to work with and we would highly recommend Focal Point to anyone looking for excellent videography. Again, thanks to each of you!"

• Cindy & Bill, repeat customers & parents of a bride and a groom

“I just wanted to THANK YOU for everything! Ross and I had so much fun and wanted to tell you thank you for making us feel so comfortable with the camera, and for suffering through the heat with us!  The day was perfect and we cannot wait to see the video.  I wish I could do it all over again!  Thank you again, it was a pleasure working with you.”

• Kelly & Ross (click here to view their Theatrical Trailer)

"The video is AWESOME!!! We loved it and we laughed so hard at all the interviews. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job, we will definitely enjoy watching it over the years."

• Kathryn & Dionisio

"I will be eternally grateful for everything. Every time I watch the video I cry (tears of joy, of course!) and feel like I am right there all over again. By FAR, the best money we spent on the whole wedding. Thanks again for all your effort. You do amazing and beautiful work!!”

• Kristin & Matt

“Thank you! I appreciate how easy you are to work with. It sure is nice to have such open lines of communication with you and to know that you are so helpful and laid back."

• Kelsey & Jordon

"Both Jason and I are stunned by the quality and professionalism of our DVDs.  As a couple who spent a pretty penny on photography and were significantly disappointed in the results, we would tell brides-to-be SPEND the money on Focal Point.  These guys do not get it wrong.  Do what you have to do in your wedding budget, cut what you have to cut, to make Ryan your videographer.  It will be the best decision you will make in the wedding planning process and the best money you will ever spend.  To have those moments caught on tape is more precious than we could have imagined before the actual day and I know that for years to come we will cherish the ability to re-live that first glance, our vows, and the toasts from our loved ones!"

• Katie & Jason

"We watched our video last weekend for the first time. We loved it! You did a very nice job and we liked all the shots. I am so thankful we got a video! The video is almost better, if not equal to our photos! I love all the memories, the moments you captured on video are awesome! Thank you again for all your help. Beautiful job, well done! It's like our own movie!"

• Tiffanie & Warren

"The video is amazing!  We have decided to watch it every year on our anniversary!  Your art really added to our celebration, thank you so much!”

• Kate & Michael (click here to view a clip from their reception)

“Ryan was worth every penny we spent! I didn't want to spare any expense on the video of our one wedding day, and Ryan made it PERFECT! First of all, he was never pushy or obvious while taking video at the wedding, I never remember seeing him! He worked well with my photographer, I was told later, and the video was phenomenal!! We watch it often to remind ourselves of that day, and every wonderful moment was magically captured. The music and editing to the images he captured are blended and put together so amazing, it's almost more beautiful in the video than it was that day! Ryan is a GREAT choice for videography! I have a few minor regrets from that day, and I'm so glad my videographer was NOT one of them.”

• Lindsey & Ty

"Thanks for being such a talented, important and unobtrusive part of Kate & Michael’s wedding.”

• Mary, mother of a bride

"The video is absolutely AMAZING!!! We are soooo happy... you guys are really AWESOME! We love it! Thank you!"

• LaDonna, mother of a bride

"We love it! It was so fun to see parts of the day I don't remember, it was all such a blur! The video was all so beautiful and I love how the music worked with it too. We haven't watched everything on the DVD yet but we are really enjoying it. Thank you so much for all your hard work!"

• Becky & Darren

"Oh my gosh! We have watched the video a couple of times already and we just love it! So much thanks goes out to you... it is priceless."

• Lori & Matt

"Thank you guys so much for the video! We absolutely love it! We had so much fun watching our wedding all over again. It was really fun to watch the messages from our guests too! Thanks for all your hard work."

• Aja & Eric

“Working with Ryan and Focal Point was the BEST experience! We are so happy we decided to contact them. Our video is amazing and worthy every single penny. This was the BEST purchase of the ENTIRE wedding, and we are amazed at the quality and emotion that shows though. Every time we watch we laugh, cry, and giggle with a smile from ear to ear. Ryan made us feel completely comfortable while filming, and he captured every moment that touched our hearts. I would recommend Focal Point Digital Media again and again. PERFECT!! Thank you so much for giving us a gift that will last a lifetime. You are wonderful!!!”

• Kelly & Ross (click here to view their Theatrical Trailer)

“Ryan, we love our wedding video.  It made me cry, but it was a good cry!  Chris and I are very happy with the finished product, we love it!!”

• Julie & Chris

“The video is beautiful and reminds me of every single moment of that memorable day! What a day it was, just beautiful! Good job on capturing the moments and making them 're-livable' just by looking at them.”

• Ensieh & Farid, Washington

"We just love it! Your company did an outstanding job at my dear daughter's wedding. You guys get an A+++! Thanks for all the precious memories!"

• Patty, mother of a bride

"We're all very happy with the video! It turned out so beautifully and really captured the feelings of the day for us. Thank you so much for your work!"

• Erin & Michael

"I'm not sure if I ever told you how impressed I was with your work.  Many videographers produce fairly inferior products.  From what I saw, yours is hands-down the best videography I have come across.  If I haven't already told you, thank you...  I truly look forward to referring my clients to you!”

• Becky Simpson, owner of No Ordinary Affair Wedding & Event Planning

“It has been a pleasure working with the two of you on our son's wedding. We were all so pleased with the photo montage and with your attention to details..."

• Linda, mother of a groom

“We recently celebrated our first anniversary and watched the video again. We laughed, we cried... oh, you know!  Anyway, I just wanted to thank you again for capturing the best memories in such a beautiful way. I’m so glad I ran into you at that bridal show! I couldn’t have asked for the video to have come out any better!”

• Tresa & John

“Thank you so much for capturing our most special day on video. We really appreciate the time and effort that went into this project and will enjoy it for many years to come! Thanks again!"

• Karen & Nick

"We received a lot of comments on what a good job you both did and how unintrusive you both were. Thanks again!"

• Michaela, mother of a groom

"The video you put together for our wedding turned out so awesome, even better than I expected! We love it and the family loves it too. I will for sure be telling my friends about you as they get engaged. Thank you so much for your services, you guys rock!"

  1. • Jennifer & Doug

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