Cinematography was something I had thought about but we certainly didn’t have the budget for it. About 7 months before my wedding I started to research it, considering every other vendor had already had been selected and I had some free time. I quickly realized this wasn’t just someone recording your day. This was telling a beautiful story of your day, a way that pictures can’t. I researched nearly every cinematographer in Denver, I spent hours looking into it. Chris was so passionate about what he does and I knew he would be fantastic! Not to mention, his work speaks for itself!!! Our pictures are INCERDIBLE but our video is HANDS DOWN the best decision we made throughout the entire wedding process. It’s our favorite thing! We have watched it a dozen time; laughed, cried and were able to see SO many things that we missed and SO many moments we will absolutely cherish forever. I can’t WAIT for our future children so see this!!
-- Britney & Nick Papinchak
Location: Della Terra Mountain Château - Estes Park, Colorado wedding
I knew from the beginning of planning our wedding that we wanted video of our day, but was not sure it was a necessity. And then the wonderful Rachel, owner of Intricate Icings, told us about Chris Orwat at Pure Cinematography. She highly recommended his Cinematography Services. Once we looked at his website, and viewed several of his highlight videos on his theater page, we were sold. We knew then we HAD to have video of our day! So we crossed our fingers and hoped his prices would be reasonable. And they were! We felt fortunate to have found him with only 2 short months to go before the wedding.
Chris met with us at his location, StudioWed. He was very interested in what we were looking for, and how he could personalize our video for us. He even came to our rehearsal and shot footage (which he later included for us), which we were not even expecting.
The day of our wedding, unfortunately for us, was drizzling rain. We knew that we had to move our planned outdoor wedding inside. But to our complete astonishment, Chris had brought with him over 20 white umbrellas (just in case), and we were able to have our ceremony outside, with our guests covered from the rain. Now that is what I call above and beyond!!
But the real review is for his cinematography. We were truly blown away by our finished Blu Ray DVD. The quality was excellent, the high definition made for very clean, crisp images. Chris is truly talented! He had some great ideas for shots, and was very professional throughout working him. With his eye for detail, his creativity, and modern artistic approach, he captured our day better than we could have ever imagined. Through video, he told a story of our wedding- starting with getting ready, and ending with us pulling away at the end of the night. Chris caught the emotions, the glances…everything so that we can literally relive our day whenever we want. Being able to hear our ceremony back, along with the speeches, and the well wishes of our guest, are all memories that we are so happy to have captured on DVD. It was the best wedding investment that we made!
-- Monica & Brett Brock
Location: Grant-Humpreys Mansion - Denver, Colorado Wedding
Chris did a fabulous job for us! He was very professional, flexible, and went above and beyond the call of duty! The end product was more that I could have hoped for. Don’t shop around, Chris is definitely your guy, you won’t regret it.
-- Jocelia & Robin
Location: Aspen Chapel and Jerome Hotel - Aspen, Colorado Wedding
It has been such a pleasure working with Pure Cinematography!! From the planning stages of our wedding throughout the wedding day itself and these several months after our wedding was over, Chris Orwat with Pure Cinematography has been incredible to work with! From our initial meeting with Chris, his professionalism, passion and talent for what he does was very obvious!
I was one of the many brides who had gone over budget throughout the planning process, and went back and forth about hiring a videographer for our wedding. All I can say is it was THE BEST decision we made to hire Pure Cinematography to capture our wedding day! Only a few weeks after our wedding, we received the DVD which was absolutely AMAZING!!! The wedding day of was somewhat chaotic and stressful, but Chris’ positive attitude, energy and professionalism had Ryan and I, our families and guests at ease. Chris captured so many subtleties that we were totally unaware of on our wedding day…he was always in the right place at the right time (he literally did not miss one thing), and I was blown away at his ability to put the most memorable day of our lives into a 2 hour story for us to enjoy for the rest of our lives. The clarity and digital effects are top notch, not to mention all of the creativity he used for the music, subtitles, still shots and digital effects! What a gift it has been and will continue to be throughout the years, that we can “rewind” back to the greatest day of our life and hear our vows, remember the toasts, laugh about our friend’s crazy dance moves and remember all of details that we spent so much time planning that disappear after the day is done.
Chris is confident, organized and extremely well prepared…not to mention, many of our guests commented on his friendly personality and ability to make himself part of the action without being distracting.
I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend hiring Chris with Pure Cinematography! It will honestly be the best life-long investment you will ever make!
-- Lisa & Ryan
Location: Tenmile Station - Breckenridge, Colorado Wedding
We are so happy with our wedding video made by Chris. The wedding day went by so fast and we saw a lot of things in the video that we did not see that day. Chris came to our rehearsal to get a feel for our wedding and came to our hotel early on the wedding day and stayed at the reception late. I cannot come up the words that would describe how happy and pleased we are with the video. Choose Pure Cinematography for your wedding.
-- Pamela & Brandon
Location: Salem Church and Mile High Station - Denver, Colorado Wedding
We cannot rave enough to our friends and family what great work our videographer did for our wedding. He was very talented in creating good images and it was like watching a movie. Got great shots that I wouldn’t even think of doing and the quality of lighting/sound was artistic. Overall, very excellent job!
Our experience with Chris, beginning to end, was outstanding; a 5++ Chris is extremely detail oriented and professional, which shows in the video he filmed and produced for our daughter’s wedding. He is also an extremely pleasant gentleman and was very accommodating.
The wedding video is very much like watching a music video or mini-movie. Chris’ filming and editing are far superior to anything I have seen produced by other wedding videographers.
Chris craftfully and artistically captured the fun and excitement of the Day by filming the “right look” or catching someone saying something funny.
You will not be disappointed in hiring Pure Cinematography; we definitely were not!
-- Emily & Brian Avila
Location: Loretto Chapel and Hudson Gardens - Denver, Colorado Wedding
Chris from Pure Cinematography created our dream wedding video. The day of the wedding Chris knew exactly how to get the great, fun shots we wanted. He captured the essence of our wedding perfectly. Not only did he get amazing video of our ceremony, reception and guests but he also filmed fun extras like the scenery, wildlife and behind the scenes to tie the whole wedding weekend together. We get teary eyed every time we watch our wedding video. The video is just what we wanted to remember our special day. Chris was wonderful to work with and we highly recommend him.
-- Carrie & Ben Moscowicz
Location: Saddle Ranch - Beaver Creek, Colorado Wedding
My wife and I were not sure if we really wanted to hire a Videographer for our wedding. We already had a photographer and didn’t really know if we should spend the extra money to have the video as well. We are so extremely happy that we decided to do the video too! Pictures are great to have but nothing can compare to seeing the actual day on video and remembering how wonderful everything was and hearing your guests give their best wishes to you, and actually hearing the speeches from the Maid of Honor and Best Man. Our video exceeded all of our expectations and was done so professionally with a wonderful menu option so we can jump to exactly the parts we want to share with people. We would strongly recommend Pure Cinematography to anyone about to get married that wants to be able to share and relive this wonderful occasion!
-- Christopher & Stephanie Giaccio
Location: Shadows Ranch - Georgetown, Colorado Wedding
Chris did an exceptional job for our wedding! We were told from friends and family that a video is must BUT when choosing Chris Orwat we received not a simple video but rather a storybook fairytale of the day. Chris was there every step of the way and truly knew how to capture our most special moments along with a lot of comedy with our entertaining friends and family. If you are expecting a simple video from Chris then think again, from our very own personal music video to wedding chapters and plenty of extras we will be able to forever remember all the details of our Wedding Day! Thanks Chris!
-- Andrea & Ryan Kvamme
Location: Union Depot - Pueblo, Colorado Wedding
We are so glad we went with Pure Cinematography for our wedding. Chris did a fantastic job and it came out looking so professional. We got extra copies for our parents. We will cherish having this DVD to watch in the years to come. Also, the price was so reasonable for all of the time he spent on our wedding day and then editing it! I will use him again for any big events.
-- Michele Merritt & Nathan Fairchild
Location: University Club - Denver, Colorado Wedding