We are Moon Orchid, a trio of lifelong friends who share a passion for storytelling! We specialize in capturing the beauty and emotion of your wedding day through cinematic documentary films. We're based in the San Francisco Bay Area and are available worldwide!
Our Wedding Film is the heart of our services, a short cinematic documentary that captures and celebrates every significant moment of your special day as it unfolds. We take great care to tailor it to your unique personality, showcasing the funniest, most heartfelt, and genuine moments that make your day special.
We understand that your wedding day is not just a celebration of your love, but also a milestone in your journey as a couple. That's why we capture the essence of your unique love story and craft it into a one-of-a-kind piece of art that will become a cherished family heirloom for generations to come. We consider it an honor to be a part of your journey and to help you preserve these precious memories in the most meaningful way possible.
Erick Rapanut Steiner
Our Same Day Edit is a spectacular documentary short film that premieres at your reception, shot and edited entirely during the day of your wedding.
Same Day Edits!
Each of our custom documentary films is carefully crafted to reflect your unique personalities, capturing and highlighting the most genuine moments of your wedding day as it unfolds!
We do what we love!
We are a team of lifelong friends who are passionate about storytelling!
Hey there! I'm Erick, the Founder of Moon Orchid Wedding Films. I'm a graduate of the SFSU School of Cinema and have been honing my storytelling skills by creating documentary shorts, government videos, corporate videos, and commercial content for renowned companies. I developed a passion for filming weddings as a way to share my love for storytelling with families worldwide. During the week, I work as a corporate and commercial Cinematographer and Editor. In my free time, I'm a die-hard Star Wars fan, 3D printing enthusiast, and enjoy exploring different art forms.
During his college years, Justin discovered his passion for film and worked alongside his best friend Erick as an Assistant Camera Operator on many short films. After college, he pursued photography and freelanced for companies such as Barbizon and Genentech, and has shot various elopements and events. Currently, he serves as the Educational Program Coordinator at UCSF General Hospital. He is recently engaged to his fiance Sulema, and In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and spending time with his furry friend, Pancham.
Onsite Editor & Cinematographer
Ken is a multi-talented member of our team. He is an experienced UI designer who also serves as our onsite editor with more than 12 years of experience filming visually stunning weddings. His passion for storytelling was sparked during his college years when he also worked as a part-time DJ for various events. With an eye for cinematic visuals and a knack for crafting engaging mobile app experiences, Ken brings a unique perspective to each wedding he films.
The whole video was joyful and inviting from beginning to end, and it truly reflected the Happiest Day of our Life! We want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU to Erick Steiner and Justin Aquino, along with the Moon Orchid Wedding Films Team for capturing our Special Day to remember forever! MUCH LOVE & GRATITUDE from MR&MRS PABLO!"
Erick is the epitome of professionalism. My wife and I were able to communicate our vision for our wedding and Erick was able to produce. Everything that Erick promised we received. Our wedding was Disney themed and he found a way to just make everything even more magical. I don't know if anyone could have done it better. From our slideshow to our teaser, to our film, our ceremony, our toast, EVERYTHING was perfect.
I was extremely skeptical beforehand. It took a lot of convincing for me to agree to have a videographer. I was worried that it would be too cheesy or cringy. I was completely wrong. These guys were very interactive and most importantly to me, they were true to us as a couple. The video was incredible, many guests raved about the same-day edit video during the reception. Even months later, friends will mention how great the video was- and I have to eat crow every time, haha.
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