Thomas Hughes Films

Cinematographers | Napa, CA


$$$$ - Splurge to Priceless

36 Weddings

Your wedding day only happens once in a lifetime. When it’s over, will you remember how your fiancé's voice cracked while he was saying “I do”? Will you recall the tempo of the first dance? And could you even see the wonderful crowd around you at the end of the night when you were saying your good-byes?

Thomas Hughes Films has been filming weddings and other special events in the San Franscisco Bay Area, and now Southern California, since 1985. Over the years, we have built a highly-experienced team of videographers, who pride themselves on documenting all the beauty of this special occasion, down to the smallest detail, in a professional, unobtrusive manner.

Thomas Hughes Films uses broadcast-quality HD cameras, high-end wireless microphones and state-of-the-art non-linear editing suites in the production of your film.

In our edit suites, our creative and extremely skilled editors will use their experience, sensitivity and patience to transform your wedding footage into a film which is breathtaking to watch and will take you right back to your wedding day. We use slow motion to prolong those special moments, black and white to make them timeless, and carefully selected music to blend it all together into a film you will surely treasure.

Our work has been featured on “Oprah”, A&E’s “An American Wedding”, Lifetime Television’s “Million Dollar Weddings” and “Weddings Through the Ages”.

In the last three years, we have filmed weddings in New York, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Singapore, Hawaii, Mexico, Phoenix, Oklahoma City, Belize, Puerto Vallarta, Oregon, Chicago and Las Vegas.

Please contact us so we may show you how we can beautifully document your most important day.


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Reviews (9)

May 21, 2017 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Thomas Hughes Films was super to work with. I had them at all the events throughout our four day wedding weekend. Our videographer was never obtrusive but captured all the perfect moments we'll remember forever. I'm so glad they were there to capture everything."

January 3, 2017 | This is a verified review

"Although I am sure this company has produced better results for other brides, I cannot say that I would select them again for videography. Yet, I didn't know this at first because the 10 minute preview or "highlight" of the full video was just beautiful. I cried tears of joy. But, the full length video turned out to be very amateur and not well done. We even paid for two videographers to be present at our church ceremony, but vows could barely be heard, I was not shown walking down the aisle from a frontal perspective, the camera was shaking at times, and other things were not to our liking. Additionally, it took more than 6 months for us to get the full video back, and we have been working with them since to edit it for improvements. The manager and Thomas Hughes himself have extended apologies and been very kind. They agree that it was not their best work. However, it is unfortunate that our wedding was the evidence of that. We had our one year anniversary two months ago, and the final video is still not completed. "

August 16, 2016 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Thomas Hughes Films lived up to its reputation in every respect. Alex and Thomas helped us to surpass our expectations regarding the creative vision for the film (not just a wedding video with music running over it) knowing that candids and real sound was important to us. Always available, patient, and expert at what they do. "

July 29, 2016 | This is a verified review

"We did not want to spend an arm and a leg on a wedding video however still wanted our special day to be documented on film. Thomas Hughes Film worked perfect as it was in our price range but still offered a good product. We will have the wedding video the rest of our lives and so happy we choice thomas hughes"

March 15, 2016 | This is a verified review

"Great experience, honestly not much interaction prior to the wedding and met the cinematographer the day of, he was professional & courteous. I am satisfied with our featured film, teaser (2-4 mins.) and highlight. They gave us what we wanted, which was to capture the day (great moments of our guests, clear, steady quality, professional) and be able to share with our family/friends for years to come. "

August 24, 2015 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Thomas Hughes Films did a great job on our wedding video. Our videographer was subtle in his presence and managed to record all of the important moments at the event as well as capture the subtle ones throughout our wedding. They captured the event beautifully from start to finish and now we have something to remember the day by for years to come. "

March 8, 2015 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"The videographer ended up staying later than originally scheduled because my wedding was running about a half hour behind schedule. The teaser film and feature film were amazing! They played music during the videos that suited us as a couple and the editing was excellent "

January 5, 2015 | This is a verified review
Highly Recommend!

"Alex is a pleasure to work with! He was recommended by a friend and we are so thankful to have worked with him. His work is impressive. Our venue went later than expected and he didn't blink an eye about staying longer for us. "

August 28, 2014 | This is a verified review

"Our Videographer was amazing. I knew he was around, but he was never in the way. We got the footage about 3 months after the wedding and I am in LOVE with the video. We splurged to get the raw footage, the full film and a highlight reel and I don't regret a second of it. They used the music we chose for the wedding, along with a few other important songs, to really make the whole wedding come to life everytime I watch the video. They're total professionals and I highly recommend it. I know some people have issues with the time span. We got our raw footage a few weeks after the wedding, and the edited film sent to us around 3 months later. It really was worth the wait. Promise"

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