Robert Michael Films: Santa Barbara Wedding Videographer - Los Angeles based luxury and destination wedding cinematographer creating stunning wedding films since 2001. Robert Michael Films focuses on crafting unique films with a documentary style. Capturing every style of weddings from rustic weddings with a vintage decor to million dollar weddings with an elegant feel.

Welcome! Currently seeking dreamers for capturing emotive love stories. I’m a California based wedding filmmaker traveling the world capturing breathtaking visuals and heartfelt emotions. Please scroll down to view my wedding films.


Abigail & Chris

“I do in Malibu”
Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding Trailer

House of the Golden Sun // Villa del Oro d’Sol

“The Vignette Series” // Candace and Jason

Ojai Valley “Shangri-La”

The wedding of Laura and Lauran

Amanda & Michael

Fours Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara Wedding Film

Cari & Drew

Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara

About me

You are unique and your wedding film should be as well. I filmed my first wedding in 2001, which started as a way to practice my craft with a goal towards making movies. I quickly discovered that I really loved the challenge of capturing something where you can’t do a second take.

I often hear from my clients how their wedding “was just like watching a movie”.

And it’s true, I’m able to express myself creativity through the art of the audio-visual language and apply the classic rules of cinema to my work.

No wedding is alike and each film that I create is different. For me that means I need to be more creative than just having a collection of beautiful shots layered over music. I like to craft a narrative using the audio from the day that is unique to each couple.

My goal as a wedding filmmaker is to inspire you with my films; to craft something that is timeless, romantic, fun and everything in between.


Simply put my goal is to create the best film possible. That’s why I don’t make it complicated with multiple packages and levels of coverage. I offer one package that includes myself as your exclusive filmmaker to document your day accompanied by one of my talented second shooters. I personally edit a highlights film of your wedding as well as a documentary cut of the entire ceremony and all of the speeches.

I find that this works great for most of the weddings I do in the local Southern California area. For travel and destination weddings or for a small intimate wedding with less then 75 guests, I do occasionally work alone. Once I know all of the details of your day I will provide you with a custom quote.

Your film will be delivered online to share with family and friends. It will also be available for immediate download. I also offer popular add-ons such as filming the rehearsal dinner, aerial footage and USB. Please inquire for an estimate.



What Robert created with our wedding video, in just under two months, should be submitted for an award to a short film festival. I could very well be biased because it was my wedding video, but I am probably the most harsh critic when it comes to film. What is incredible, aside from the shots and the editing, is the tone and voice he used. He was able to capture every moment throughout the weekend with a lens that only a true auteur could accomplish. If you want a wedding videographer that just gets the night then get someone else. If you want a wedding videographer that can give you the purity, the essence, and the moments of the night, then Robert Michael Films is your best choice. From cost to equipment to hours to deliverables, Robert is by far better than anyone out there. Trust me, I went through close to 50 wedding videos on Vimeo and made calls to 10 wedding videographers. Robert, thank you is an understatement for what you have given my wife, my family, my friends, and my future children.

-Cari and Drew

We can’t believe the quality of our wedding video that Robert so skillfully captured. We found Robert by luck. We had two ceremonies, one East Indian and one American, in one day!!! Not only did Robert and his team capture both of the ceremonies and reception, the video we saw was so emotional and beautiful that all our friends and family fell in love with it! The videos help us relive the great moments of our wedding day. We had a beautiful location but it started raining that day. Even then the lighting was amazing, the editing was on point and the drone capture provided the breathtaking ariel view of the location. We couldn’t be happier with the end products. We highly recommend Robert and his team. Thank you, Robert Michael Films!!!

-Hina and Matt

This is an overdue review for my wedding from this past March. If I could give Robert six stars, I would! Robert was one of our best vendors at the wedding. He was able to work within my budget and was very prompt with the communication. On the wedding day, he went above and beyond with every aspect — he made sure to film my wedding from start to finish and he arrived much earlier and left later than what we expected. The results were creative, yet flawless, and he was able to achieve the “crisp” look I had envisioned perfectly! I’ve heard that many videographers take over six months to complete the final videos, but Robert was able to complete the videos much faster than that. Another reason why he was great was because he was able to work well with the photographer to not overlap each other and shoot other things that weren’t part of my photos. Our parents were overjoyed to see the final DVD’s that he created, and we could not be happier with the results! Finally, Robert has a great personality and I knew instantly after meeting with him that I wanted him as our videographer for our big day. I am so happy with our decision to go with Robert, and I definitely recommend everyone to go with him as well!


-Emily and Stephen

We are extremely happy with 1. Deciding to hire a videographer for our wedding and 2. Hiring Robert to be that videographer. From start to finish, Robert was professional, accommodating and extremely patient. After watching the video, both my husband and I got a feeling that he’s a true artist at what he does. Perfect is not enough of a word to describe his work! He listens to what a couple wants and he ensures to capture that exact style. He was very communicative, friendly and just a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone without a doubt!!!
Thank you so much Robert for your amazing work!

-Alexandra and Louis

I’m not sure if 5 stars are enough. If I could give more, I certainly would. Rob and Aron were my videographers on our wedding day and they were nothing short of amazing. In addition to being a delight to work with both before, during and after our wedding, the real treat is the end product which is our amazing video. They have an incredible artistic and creative talent that captures all of the elements of your day that you never want to forget and some you didn’t even know happened. Every time I watch our video, I smile and get filled with all the same emotions. Everything was done with such professional finish as well. Really I can’t say enough wonderful things about Rob and his team. Thank you Rob & Aron for capturing our day in such an amazing way. If anyone is reading reviews and on the edge of deciding to have a video of your day, DO IT! There are few items that you can keep with you after your day is complete, this is something that you can not put a price tag on – it is something you will hold on to for the rest of your life, share with your children, family, friends and re-live the magic of your very special day… I know we will. Thanks guys!

-Meghan and Jesse


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