Hi! We’re destination wedding filmmakers and photographers, Ariel and Raul Esparza and nothing inspires us more than the connection between two people. For 4 years we’ve documented weddings across the beautiful landscape of the United States. For us there is nothing more fulfilling and humbling than documenting the story of two people in love. Please take a look through our portfolio and if you feel a connection to our work we’d love to hear from you!
watch our latest film
Every love story is unique and every love story deserves to be told in a beautiful way.
Cinema has always been our biggest inspiration so we’re excited to share with you these wedding films to experience the special moments we love to document.
enjoy some of our past films
DENNIS & MEISHEUE SANTIAGO
"First and foremost, before Raul and Ariel took our family photos, we knew them personally. We respected, trusted and valued them as individuals and as friends. So it truly was an honor and privilege to have them take photos of our little family of three. We loved how we were able to go into the photo session knowing that they thoroughly loved and enjoyed what they did as photographers. They are very professional and extremely passionate in capturing exactly what you want as well as the personalities of the people being photographed.They make you feel very comfortable, relaxed, and natural in the photos. They do a really good job instructing what they want you to do so they could capture the best photo and they talk to you to make sure you're not nervous or anxious. Our family really enjoyed our time with Raul and Ariel."
AMANDA & DJ HOSKINSON
"We loved your portfolio, your prices were great, and I trusted you would help us both feel comfortable on our special day. We knew that Ariel and Raul were the photographers for us the moment we first browsed their website. The pictures we saw seemed so natural and we could see the personality of each couple vividly through the photos. They were perfect and we knew we wanted for our wedding. But I (the bride) was nervous. These were the photos we would carry with us our whole lives! On top of that, I had always hated taking pictures because of insecurities. Ariel and Raul understood this going in and made sure to make ALL of the wedding party feel as comfortable as possible. I appreciated how relaxed and fun they made the whole experience feel while being professional at the same time. When we got our album, I was completely blown away by how perfectly they captured our special day."
CONNOR & BRITTanI KREBBS
"I love your style of photography! You capture love, laughter and beauty in such a natural way! I really loved how comfortable you made us feel. It was like my husband and I were just hanging out. I LOVED that! I also loved that you are guys are a team. It isn't just one person capturing a moment, but two capturing a moment from different points of view. This was by far my best experience when being photographed. Thank you so much for doing what you do!"
ariel & raul’s corner
A message from the esparzas:
One of our biggest aspirations is to help couples, whether newly engaged, newlywed or seriously dating, on becoming the best teammates for each other and future legacy. Even though we’re all in different seasons of life, we wholeheartedly believe that God can help us navigate through any season to enjoy this grand adventure. We want to share stories and what we’re currently learning, so you don’t feel alone on this journey. Join us on our YouTube channel for our vlogs and other videos from our daily life as full time creatives!
The Esparzas (Team Esparza)