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Wedding video in Mendocino, Sonoma & the San Francisco Bay Area

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Taylor and Arjun at their wedding ceremony

We approach wedding-day films with a photojournalistic, documentary style, seeking to capture emotions and moments in their authenticity—rather than directing and controlling the scene. Mixing different elements of a couple’s celebration, each wedding-day film is captured with an unobtrusive presence, aerial drone footage, personal and heartfelt messages from guests, and candid moments. Learn More >

About

Nile Sprague Portrait
Nile Sprague
Proprietor & Cinematographer
Photo by Michelle Feileacan

Nile Sprague is the proprietor and primary cinematographer and director at Mendocino Photo & Video. With a lifelong career in documentary filmmaking and photojournalism working for  non-profit organizations around the globe, Nile brings with him immense experience in working with families of different cultures and backgrounds. Nile’s passion to tell the organic stories in life led him to sharing with couples their most exceptional day: a wedding, marriage, or celebration of love. He has been showcasing the joy and candid nature of these occasions since 2008, presenting photographs and films that embody the beauty and wonder of lives coming together.

When working with Nile, couples receive a personal experience in wedding photography and videography. Because Nile limits the number of couples with which he works, Mendocino Photo & Video offers a boutique wedding videography experience. Nile provides individual attention to each couple, making the entire experience all the more intimate and special. Nile is a true people person with a warmhearted spirit, jovial nature, and an endearing ability to make those around him feel comfortable. This makes Nile a welcoming wedding-day photographer and videographer and one whose presence is never obtrusive.

His tenured experience puts wedding-day couples at ease, letting them experience their momentous occasion in real time without worrying about the camera. Capturing people’s hearts is both a lifestyle and a passion that comes innately for Nile, and his rapport-building and guidance are genuine. With Mendocino Photo & Video, couples can relax on their wedding day and be more present, knowing that they will be able to relive all the beautiful moments later through Nile’s very personal and incredible work.

Alexander F 6/17/2023

Mendocino Photo and Video was such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process. Nile took the time to get to know us as a couple, gave us great feedback along the way, and helped us come up with a game plan to capture our wedding where we could fully enjoy our day worry-free. We had so much going on at our wedding, and Nile was able to capture it all so beautifully and put together an incredible teaser and highlights video. He has an immense talent for cinematography and video editing and his work wonderfully brought out all the rich emotions during our wedding and told such a captivating story. Can’t recommend enough!!!

– Alexander F

Evan A 10/07/2022

“Nile made our special day a fairy tale. He met with us prior to the wedding to get to know us, who we are as individuals and who we are as a couple. He did that so he could get a glimpse of what we would like and see our day through our eyes and I believe that is one of the reasons he did such a great job. He did a phenomenal job at our wedding and after. He is very professional but also kind and it shows through his work. I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer/videographer. I will be seeking him out for future photo/video ideas.”

– Evan A.

Jill S – 11/08/2022

“I was blown away by how Nile was able to capture the beauty, spirit, joy, humor and FUN of my daughter’s wedding. Words hardly do his work justice — here is the link so you can see for yourself. On top of his artistry, he’s just a really cool, chill guy who brought a sense of calm and fun to his work (which rubbed off on the nervous bride and groom). It’s not possible to recommend someone more highly than I recommend Nile Sprague.”

– Jill S.

Robyn H 5/20/2023

One of the best vendors we booked for our wedding was Mendocino Photo and Video! We weren’t sure if we were going to have a videographer at our wedding, but now it is the most cherished item we have taken away from the day. Nile made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on our wedding day, and the footage he shot was unbelievable. My husband and I are so thrilled with the ceremony footage and interviews with our family and friends. We are eternally grateful for the hard work from Nile and his team. Thank you, Mendocino Photo and Video! You made our day one we will remember for years to come.

– Robyn H

Kimberley S 8/13/2023

From our very first call, Nile was keenly interested in our vision and started figuring out how to make it come alive. He communicated clearly and consistently with us throughout the process, demonstrated his breadth of experience, answered our many questions, and was generous, flexible, and good-humored.

When reviewing other videographers, we watched example wedding videos that felt rather strung together and less connected. We chose Mendocino Photo & Video as our wedding videographer because their portfolio displays well-crafted videos that have more of a narrative.

We’re very happy with our decision and we love the videos that Nile and his team produced. His skill with piloting drones is also quite impressive. We highly recommend Mendocino Photo & Video.

– Kimberley S

Dan S 09/30/2022

“Nile at Mendocino Photo was amazing! The videos we received were perfect and something my wife and I will cherish for a lifetime. The artistry of the angles and shots are second to none. He was able to capture words for our friends and family to interlace them with the video which was very special. Nile was very accommodating and understanding to our crazy schedule and requests we made both before and after the wedding. I would very highly recommend using Mendocino Photo & Video. You will not regret it.”

– Dan S.

Chris M 6/23/2023 (Elisha and Jared)

I had the privilege to work alongside Mendocino Photo & Video as an officiant. Immediately, there was something unique and special about Nile’s approach. He managed to manage the shots ensuring his ability to capture the perfect moments while not disrupting the flow of the service and the natural interactions of the couple and guests. This created a level of authenticity that seems to be missing from most wedding videos with the high quality scenes you would expect from a professional videographer. The final product was an absolute masterpiece brimming with the artistry of story telling and accurately capturing the joy and excitement of the special day. I couldn’t Mendocino Photo & Video (MPV) more although they really should be considered the MVP for any wedding.

– Chris M

Emily S 11/15/2022

“Nile Sprague the videographer and photographer is absolutely amazing down to every detail. He listens to make note of what your wanting for your desired wedding. He is kind and his work left me and my husband speechless. Would pick him over and over again! ❤️❤️❤️”

– Emily S.

Vanessa D. & Kristina O. 7/27/2022

“We are positively over the moon for this incredible video. We both just cried non-stop watching it. You captured everything so beautifully. The speech tie-ins are so moving. Thank you for this incredible work and we can’t wait to see more. You are a very special person and have a very special talent. We are so lucky to have found you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

– Vanessa D.

“Laughter, tears, joy. Thank you, thank you, thank you. That was hours ago. I’ve now watched it two times in a row. So happy. So grateful to be connected back to that day through words, images, your art.”

– Kristina O.

Robyn + Chris – 5/20/2023

“We can’t thank you enough for this beautiful video! We’ve already watched it so many times and cried every single time (in a good way). You captured us and all the people we love so well, and we are TRULY so grateful for this. It’s perfect.

Thank you, again! We are just so happy we had you both there to help us celebrate and capture the best day ever :)”

– Robyn + Chris