Nile Sprague is the proprietor and cinematographer at Mendocino Photo & Video. He works with a team of camera people, editors, still photographers, and other professionals to ensure his clients receive the best and most personalized attention.

Nile Sprague - Proprietor

Nile Sprague
Proprietor & Cinematographer
Photo by Michelle Feileacan

Nile grew up traveling with his father, a professional photographer, watching him capture the emotions of people during both meaningful and daily events in their lives. He is a keen observer and developed his own unique talents in photojournalism, now chronicling in photographs and film the genuine moods and natural moments of a lifetime.

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. His work captures the candid experiences that organically unfold in life and showcase the beautiful nature of his clients.

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 pure 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 personalized 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 be present to experience their momentous occasion 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. Having grown up on the Mendocino Coast and spending his life in the North Bay and wine country communities, Nile also understands the special lighting and locations of the local area and how best to harness their aesthetic. He is comfortable traveling, and quick to adapt and creatively improvise when a challenge arises.

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.

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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.

Nile created a stunning wedding video for us. The footage is beautifully shot, capturing all the most important parts of the day, and the testimonials are great – it’s clear that Nile put our friends and family at ease. I can’t recommend Nile highly enough!
Emily H.

Nile was exceptional.  We used him for our wedding in Sebastopol.  He showed up with an assistant and worked the crowd, capturing a lot of great video footage which he then put together into two wonderful videos — the first is a short which we have shared with all our family and friends who all felt like they were reliving the highlights.  The second is a longer version.

His communication after the event has also been great.  He has worked with my wife on the final edits and has been very patient.  Very fun working with him.  And his prices were very, very reasonable by Sebastopol standards.

Seth H.

Nile produced a beautiful wedding video for me in 2012. He was meticulous, stayed within budget, and integrated smoothly with our wedding celebration. He seamlessly filmed the wedding and reception, integrated wonderfully with our guests, and captured many great moments. I enjoyed working with Nile as a videographer and highly recommend his work.
Whittney B.

Nile Sprague is a professional videographer who has an eye for story and attention to detail in editing. He produced a video for an event and did a great job incorporating slides into the speakers’ comments. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs video help!
Katharine B.