Hi, I'm Jonathan! 👋 I am the founder and owner of Emerald Cinema. My history in photography and videography goes back to before I was born as my father was a wedding videographer many moons ago. You can say I was born with a camera in hand actually! I had taken further schooling in photography/filmmaking in high school and then in college. Along the way in my other endeavors, I had been recruited by local Sacramento firms for advertising and media needs. This corporate work then led a friend to ask me for a favor. He asked me to film their wedding. Who knew a favor would lead to a fruitful and truly enjoyable career photographing and filming couple's most special moments!
I am the main photographer and videographer of the weddings that we capture. I shoot about 60% of the weddings that we book.
Dakota is our in-house video editor. Dakota has worked extensively with our company to help create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
Sweet Emily is one of our associate photographers.
You can count on Emily to deliver some beautiful photos and an easygoing stress-free day!
Miguel has more than 15 years of experience in videography. Miguel is also currently one of the main cameramen for ABC news 10 Sacramento. Miguel shoots about 30% of our weddings.
Associate Videographer & Editor
Ivan brings corporate experience to our team as a second shooter and Editor. Ivan helps facilitate our vision for our couple's dream wedding,