Your wedding day is a rare collection of memories and experiences when every moment seems to be gone in a flash despite your desire to hold them in your heart for a lifetime. That’s why you only trust your wedding and special event photography to a professional that captures your beauty and uniqueness while telling your story in your voice.
Motion 8 Films is a team of highly-skilled, trained, and proven storytellers, known for providing the best-rated photography service for Indian weddings in Stockton, Lodi and Modesto. With over a decade of experience in creating photos and films that stand the test of time, you can feel confident trusting us with your priceless moments.
Built during the California Gold Rush and as the gateway to the Central Valley, Stockton’s dynamic, multi-ethnic community has developed a diverse blend of California culture and modern melting pot. Its abundance of green space and history makes it the perfect backdrop to highlight the rich traditions, grandiose ceremonies, and festive celebrations we all love about Indian weddings.
Whether you’re a Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, or follower of another faith, Motion 8 is uniquely experienced with Indian wedding culture. With South Asian Indian weddings lasting multiple days and covering a wide variety of activities, our team will be beside you at every step of the way to capture each smile, laugh, and special moment between you and your loved ones.
With color being central in Indian weddings, the Motion 8 team takes full advantage of Stockton sunshine by day and expert lighting by night to capture the majesty of these gorgeous experiences and events. But we don’t stop with just framing and capturing the moments on film. Post-production editing is as important as the time our team spends on-site, amplifying and softening colors or changing the framing to fit your love story, merging video from events into a cinematic reel that encapsulates the joy and excitement of your wedding moments.
Each image and video frame will be hand-reviewed and touched: the Motion 8 team does not bulk edit as there is no formula that can appropriately enhance and highlight the love and joy you feel on your special day.
Stockton is diverse and our team has enjoyed the wide variety of opportunities it presents for unique locations that tell the story of the Central Valley experience. Here are some of our favorites:
Spanning 4,800 acres on the shores of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, River Island offers numerous opportunities for beautiful, natural backdrops. This planned community in Lathrop has parks, trails, and waterfront all in one stunning locale.
The heart of downtown Stockton isn’t where you’d imagine a picturesque waterfront photo opportunity for your engagement and event photos, and yet the Downtown Stockton Marina delivers. Whether your style is attracted to the yachts and boats moored at the marina, the surrounding architecture, or the river skyline, you’ll find a variety of modern photo opportunities.
The Stockton Arena is an iconic structure in the Stockton community that also offers a number of gorgeous photo opportunities due to its modern architecture and waterfront locale. On nights when the arena is lit, sunset shots can precede beautifully colorful and unique nighttime photos imparting an essence of romance and whimsy to your engagement or special event photos.
One of our county’s most cherished landmarks of historic and aesthetic value—the Japanese Garden—has been a treasure for visitors since 1965. Lovely bamboo thickets, Japanese maples, and stone lanterns adorn trails and skirt stone steps. A large pond rests at the very center, thick with vibrantly colored koi and bridges believed to hinder evil spirits. Lapping along the waterline is the tea house, used for both ceremonial events and rental purposes.
A lovely oasis in the city, Oak Grove Regional Park spans 180 oak-filled acres and boasts a 10-acre lake. Nature trails highlight local plant life while offering beautiful old grove trees for fabulous photos. Rent a paddle boat or aqua cycles to accentuate your fun side while creating and capturing unforgettable moments in your love and life.
The oldest University in California, this stunning historical landmark was chartered in 1851. Surrounded by lush gardens with flowering trees and tended grasses, the University of the Pacific offers a breathtaking backdrop for Stockton area photos, capturing an iconic architectural element while highlighting all the best that Stockton has to offer.