Reviews

No one can tell you what it’s like to work with us better than our couples, other vendors, and our actual videos. Here are just a few of their stories and thoughts. We’ve compiled them here from a variety of sources for your convenience but you’re welcome to check out Google local and WeddingWire as well for more.



“… FAR exceeded the already-lofty expectations we had built
from watching their past work.

 

Initially, we researched 10+ videographers, narrowed it down to 2…
The difference between the two was incredible; we instantly knew Nathan and Ashley they were the ones we wanted to document our special day.”

 

"We cannot emphasize enough how wonderful it was to work with Nathan and Ashley. Not only were they very proactive in obtaining all wedding schedule logistics, extremely efficient within a limited planning time frame, and professional in all regards, but their end product – a 7 minute highlights video + full wedding footage – FAR exceeded the already-lofty expectations we had built from watching their past work. Initially, we researched 10+ videographers, narrowed it down to 2, and then met in person with Nathan and Ashley and the other candidate. The difference between the two was incredible; we instantly knew Nathan and Ashley they were the ones we wanted to document our special day. We just received the competed highlights video and we LOVE it!! They did a fantastic job editing everything and really captured the spirit of the day. If you are on the fence about getting a videographer for your wedding, look no further than Oak City Films, as you will NOT regret investing in what will surely become your favorite feature film in the years to come 🙂 We truly cannot thank you enough, Nathan and Ashley, you have given us an amazing gift – the ability to re-live our wedding day for decades and decades to come!”

  • Rachel and Isaac
    Prestonwood Grand Ballroom / St. David’s School

“I feel so blessed that we found Oak City Films

and [I] am incredibly grateful for the care that they took and their investment in our wedding.”

 

We couldn’t have asked for a more wonderful couple to capture our favorite day. Nathan and Ashley were amazing. They were responsive and helpful leading up to our wedding and made our big day a dream. Watching our wedding video, it is everything that we could have wanted and more. They captured everything beautifully – from our personal vows, to sweet private moments together, to my choreographed dance with my mom.

Aside from the message at our ceremony, the aspects I cared most about for our wedding day were photography and videography. Your wedding day goes by so quickly and it was important to my husband and me that we have captured memories to look back on for the rest of our lives. I feel so blessed that we found Nathan and Ashley with Oak City Films and am incredibly grateful for the care that they took and their investment in our wedding.

  • Jessica and Brian
  • The Sutherland

“[Nathan and Ashley] You tell our story with perfection….”

Thank you will never be enough for how perfect this film is and how grateful we are to have worked with you.”

 

Nathan and Ashley of Oak City Films were phenomenal to work with and they truly captured the feeling of our wedding day. The videos are more than we ever could have imagined and they tell our love story perfectly. The final product is truly cinematic! We have watched our videos over and over and are so thankful to have these wonderful memories. Nathan and Ashley are AMAZING and they went above and beyond every step of the way, from the very first time we spoke to them until our videos were completed. Thank you will never be enough for how perfect everything was and how grateful we are to have worked with them. We highly recommend Oak City Films – you will not be disappointed!

  • Kim and Scott
  • Rigmor House

Nathan and Ashley did an amazing job! They were professional and friendly and really helped ease our stress on our big day. They take care of so many behind the scenes details in addition to making an incredible video! Thanks to them we will have footage of the most important day in our life forever!

  • Courtney and Mike

“[They were] very interested in our love story, [They] learned about our culture and embraced it…”

 

Our wedding was not the typical American wedding we had a cultural wedding and we had so many requests. …..Any videographer we spoke to refused to do it because it’s not something they would feel comfortable doing.

However , the second I spoke to Nathan, he was very interested in hearing about our love story , what we exactly wanted, he asked about our time line in depth and details, and learned about our culture and embraced it . When we met Ashley and Nathan , you know how amazing of a team they are . They did an amazing job with not only capturing our wedding, but also they kept us calm the whole time when everything was going south and we were running late lol .

“They did a better job than our wedding planner.”

 

The [film] was amazing they got every single detail.. . The video turned out amazing and everyone loved the film. It was difficult at the beginning to explain to any videographer the chronological order of a middle eastern wedding because we did not have the typical ceremony and reception but Nathan and Ashley embraced it and were more than willing to accept any request we wanted . they did an AMAZZZZZIIING JOB . We are very lucky to have worked with them , the end result is amazing !

  • Dhuha and Selah
  • Prestonwood Grand Ballroom

We hired Nathan & Ashley for our daughter and new son-in-law’s wedding and it was the best money ever spent.

They worked so well together as if they could read each other’s minds. They moved around getting shots, even working with our photographvers, but they were never in the way. We were amazed at how relaxed we all were with them being there because they could talk to you without you realizing what they were doing.

Our final production made us laugh, sigh and cry, and laugh some more. It was beautiful! We felt like we were living that incredible day all over again. And it’s wonderful to have such a precious gift to share with our family & friends that could not attend the wedding.

  • The Ivanoff Family
  • The Umstead Hotel and Spa

This was the best investment we made for our wedding by far! Nathan and Ashley were amazing. They were so fun to work with. They are upbeat and obviously love what they do. The wedding highlight film was such an awesome keepsake to have. We got it on our honeymoon and it was an amazing experience being able to relive our day through their eyes. The editing and the music were beyond our expectation. I almost forgot that we would receive more footage in the mail. They packaged a customized USB so beautifully and we were able to get excited all over again! I love being able to watch all the important moments from the wedding, especially because everything goes by so fast! I hope to have more special events so we can use them in the future!!!

  • Sarah and Garett
  • Raffaldini Vineyards

We had the most wonderful experience with Oak City Films! Nathan and Ashley were a delight to work with. They are so passionate about the work they do, and they captured our wedding flawlessly!

  • Sallie and Charlie
  • Rose Hill Plantation

“They made me look beautiful and elegant…

…professional, quality work, easy to work with, quick to respond, and the price was worth every penny!”

 

I can’t say enough great things about Oak City Films! They were professional, quality work, easy to work with, quick to respond, and the price was worth every penny! They were spot on. They did great working with my photographer who they had never met before. They made me look beautiful and elegant. They captured the essence of our day and my family and I are so please. My mother has family friends calling her crying saying what a gift watching the video was.

If you are a bride who is on the fence about using a videographer, do it! Oak city films is worth it! You will not regret using this team. It is such a great way to remember your big day, and they captured moments that I totally forgot about or even parts I had missed, so it was great looking back on so many amazing moments. It’s also great for family and friends to watch who werent able to be there. I’ve watched my video AT LEAST 50 times already, catching a new memory every time. I know, it’s that good! This will be a video I will watch forever and I can’t wait to show my children one day!

  • Kristen and Steve

Listen here future bride and groom; look no further for your videographer than Oak City. These guys are legit the BEST in the business and there is a reason they get 5/5 stars in every category. You know how some people are just meant to be (fill in the blank)? This is Ashley and Nate. They are straight up talented like nothing I’ve ever seen. They take the time to get to know each couple and they take the time to make sure everything is perfect. They became not just vendors but our friends, because they are just awesome people. Ashley was “one of the girls” on my wedding day. There’s so many more wonderful things I can say but just check out their site and watch their videos.

I also give props to Kelley Ann from A Southern Soiree for referring us to the people who have forever impacted our lives, because thanks to Ashley & Nate w Oak City we now we have beautiful videos capturing the most important day that we will show to our family, friends, future children and grandchildren for years and years to come.

  • Morgan and Greg
  • NC Museum of Natural History

“Professionalism, skill, artistry, dance, stealth, unobtrusive, AMAZING…”

 

…these are a few of the words I use to describe Nathan W. Morris (Oak city films) .  The professionalism you guys showed during the ENTIRE weekend (both the rehearsal AND wedding) and the calmness you had during what is a stressful event (and saying things to make us laugh) was something friends and family kept raving about. The artistry and dance with your “interactions” with one another to capture shots and not get in each others way, and the ability to work together as if you guys are a team that performs this ALL the time did not go unnoticed. You were able to get shots (as shown in this video) that I didn’t even see you get, and you guys did not obstruct each others views to capture moments in our wedding. Sammi and I are truly happy with what we saw during our wedding and can’t wait to see the finished photos and videos you both captured this weekend!!!! 3 thumbs up to both of you.

  • Chris and Sammi
  • North Ridge Country Club

Nathan and Ashley are amazing. The wedding film was awesome. So heartfelt and better than we ever could have envisioned! It was a great reminder of how special our wedding day was, and what a great time we had hanging out with each other and all of our friends and family. If you’re planning on getting married in the Triangle Area in NC, you should definitely hire Nathan and Ashley as your videographers. They were both super nice and supportive, and I can’t believe they got all the shots they did. We could not have hoped for better people to work with and for a better video!

  • Amanda and John
  • The Sutherland

Nathan and Ashley are amazing!!!! The first time my husband and I met them we instantly felt like they were old friends and it only got better from there. On the day of the wedding they captured every detail and were immersed in the action without being intrusive to us or our guest. Our wedding day flew by so fast, that our video is a blessing and reminder of the love that surrounded us that day. I highly recommend Oak City Films if you’re looking for a breathtaking video filled with love and joy!!!!

  • Katie and Scott
  • Carolina Inn

My twin daughters were both married this summer 6 weeks apart. The first wedding was in Durham, NC on May 23, 2015 and the second wedding was on July 11, 2015 in Charleston, SC. Before meeting with Nathan, we had viewed many wedding videos and had interviewed other videographers. We were very drawn to Oak City’s work and after meeting with Nathan, we felt he was the perfect match for what we were looking for in a videographer. When we met with him, we were only looking for a videographer for the Durham wedding but we were so impressed with him that we booked him for both weddings. The couples wanted a video that would capture the love, joy and sacredness of their weddings and that is exactly what Oak City delivered. Watching the videos transports us back to the wedding days! They are both beautifully done! The two videos are each unique but equally stunning! They captured the heart of the weddings! Ashley and Nathan are professional in every way and were also a joy to have share this special time with our family and friends! They were truly a blessing! I had initially thought that foregoing a videographer would have been one way to cut cost and stay within our budget. I am so happy that the brides were passionate about having their weddings videotaped! I am so glad that we did not cut this because the videos are a treasure and a priceless keepsake! I would tell any future bride to cut cost in other ways. I had no idea how amazing they would be and how they would capture the weddings so beautifully. I would highly recommend Oak City Films and Ashley and Nathan!

  • Patty Lamb

Having a videographer was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. I was unsure at first if the investment of a videographer is worth it, but it absolutely is! I was also worried if the videographers would be in the way, but I hardly knew they were there. From the very first contact with Oak City Films, I knew this would be a great experience. The planning was effortless. Nathan met with us and genuinely took the time to get to know us. When we left the meeting, we knew our wedding video would be awesome! We received our short film last week and love it!! Nathan and Hattie were able to capture ALL of our favorite ceremony and reception moments. Having a short film is a great way to share the memories with those who could not make it, without sitting through hours of video. Our documentary film is on its way to us and I can barely contain my excitement. I can’t wait to relive our favorite moments and the ones we missed. Thank you Nathan and Oak City Films for a wonderful experience and memories to last a lifetime!

  • Kayla and Jesse
  • The Garden on Millbrook

“At first I was skeptical about having a wedding video made because I had this mental image of the old-fashioned
wedding video… “

 

At first I was skeptical about having a wedding video made because I had this mental image of the old-fashioned, home made wedding video, taken by your drunk cousin with his $50 video recorder. My maid of honor talked me into thinking about hiring a professional videographer, and wow, am I grateful that she did!

My wedding planner recommended Oak City Films. Ashley and Nathan showed up on time and on location. They were both friendly and very professional; they managed to capture all those little special moments without being intrusive. I also had a couple professional photographers there from a different company, and Ashley and Nathan worked with/around them seamlessly and without issue. I didn’t give them any guidelines, but I know they would be receptive to any specific things that a client wants or doesn’t want in their video.

Our final product is breathtaking. I cried (again) and so have many of our family and friends. I cannot give enough praise — if you go with Oak City Films, you won’t regret it!

  • Jessie and Brad
  • Governor’s Club / Carolina Inn

Nathan & Ashley were AMAZING to work with! I knew that would be the case from the minute we met with them beforehand. Let me start by saying that I don’t care much for being in pictures, much less on video. My mom convinced me that we would regret not having video of our wonderful day, so I listened to her and I am so glad that I did! I cannot stop watching the video they created for us and tune up to cry every single time. I know it is going to be something that my husband and I cherish for the rest of our lives! Nathan and Ashley are very laid back and SO easy to be around. They are a ball of FUN and I was honored to have them a part of our special day! I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking to commemorate their special event with a video. Thank you so much Nathan & Ashley!!!

  • Erin and Dylon
  • The Cotton Room

I can’t believe I tried to convince my daughter that we didn’t need and couldn’t afford a videographer. Nathan was wonderful to work with and I’m so thrilled that I will be able to relive this special day whenever I want to!

  • Alex and Colette
  • Stockroom 230

Oak City was incredible. I would hire them time and time again. They absolutely went above and beyond…even sowed me into my dress! They were super friendly and provided an excellent service/ finished product. I’d HIGHLY recommend them for your special event.

  • Suzanne and Hunter
  • The Garden on Millbrook

Nathan and Ashley, Thank you for taking on perhaps the most important role on our wedding day — capturing it! The two of you were so attentive and worked tirelessly throughout the day to ensure important moments and details were not missed and we appreciate that greatly. We were able to see the teaser trailer while on our honeymoon and it made us oh so anxious for the full film. The film is beyond our expectations — captured the day perfectly and we can’t wait to start a tradition of watching it each anniversary. We can’t thank you enough for your beautiful work and being a part of our big day!

  • Brendan and Samantha
  • Fearrington Village / Sacred Heart Cathederal

My family had the privilege of having Nathan and Ashley from Oak City Films join us for my dad’s small, intimate wedding. I can’t explain how thankful we all are that they were there. The video that they created is something we will cherish for generations to come! They are very professional as well as wonderful company. The video that he created for us was beyond talented and will bring a tear to a strangers eye. He captures the emotion in such a special way! I highly recommend Oak City Films for any type of wedding! They will help you remember the details and emotions of that day for the rest of your life!

  • Walter family
  • Private Residence

Nathan and Ashley did an incredible job photographing and filming our special day. We hardly knew they were there and didn’t even notice the filming. The final product blew us away as it captured so many special moments of our day. Nathan is gifted in being able to capture the essence of the event. Every time we watch the video, it brings tears to our eyes as we remember the day. I would recommend Oak City Films to anyone who is looking for a unique video that will be a keepsake for a lifetime. We absolutely loved working with them.

  • Debbie and Doug

Oak City Films was one of the best investments we made for our wedding. Our video has such an amazing quality and completely captured the look and feel of our wedding. Nathan was able to capture every detail of our day, things that I missed on our wedding day, but thanks to him will never forget. Even two months later my husband and I can not stop watching our video. Every person we have shared it with has commented that it seems like a wedding you would see on TV because of the quality and design of the film. Nathan and Ashley went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of on our wedding day. Any time that I needed something, Ashley and Nathan stepped in to take care of it. Ashley even sewed my bustle on during the reception so that I would not have to keep worrying about it the rest of the evening! They both fit in so seamlessly with our wedding party, they felt like old friends. My husband and I appreciate them both so much and are so grateful we chose them to capture our special day.

  • Chandler and Darnell

We LOVED working with Nathan and Ashley for our wedding video. We, as well as our families, were so pleased with the love story and wedding videos and we love watching them over and over. The quality is amazing and they captured all the important moments of our day. Both were very helpful and easy to work with, especially on the wedding day when things were hectic. We are so happy that with their work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them!

  • Lauren and Brian

“We were already pushing the budget limits and we were hesitant to add to the list of expenses. I can now say it was one of the best decisions we made!”

 

We were already pushing the budget limits and we were hesitant to add to the list of expenses. I can now say it was one of the best decisions we made! Nathan was a joy to work with. Since we live in California, Nathan met with my mom to get a feel for what our vision was for the wedding. He responded immediately to any worries or requests we made and he made the whole process fun. In addition to the wedding video, he made a “love story” video before the wedding. We came in from California just a few days before the wedding. Nathan met with us to film the video the day after we arrived and had it ready for us to share with our family at the rehearsal dinner two days later! It was amazing! We now have our finished video from our wedding day and I cannot describe how wonderful it is. Nathan captured everything beautifully. My brother is in the Army and he is deployed in Jordan now so he could not attend our wedding. It was so nice to be able to share our day with him in a way that photos just cannot capture. As amazing as the video is right now, I know it will become a treasured keepsake that will only become more precious as the years go by. Thanks to Nathan and his wonderful wife and assistant, Ashley, for providing us with such an amazing video!

  • Kate and Joe
  • Stockroom 230

Nathan and Ashley from Oak city films are amazing. They were wonderful to work with throughout the entire wedding process! They were organized, on time, and one of the sweetest couples we’ve met. The film they made uniquely for us is by far my favorite wedding investment and something we will cherish for years to come!

  • Renee and Brandon

This husband and wife duo was AMAZING on our wedding day! Nathan and Ashley captured the essence of what our wedding day meant to us in our wedding video. They were professional, happy and went above the role of videography to make sure that my husband and I had the perfect day. Oak City Films also worked VERY well with all of our other vendors to make the day go seamless. If you are even just considering having a wedding videographer PLEASE contact them, I am so thankful that we have this video and that it was Nathan and Ashley there there on our wedding day to capture it. They also filmed a short film of our “engagement story” in addition to our wedding video which we showed at our rehearsal dinner. Both videos are high quality wedding videography and we are so lucky to have worked with them! THANK YOU Oak City Films!

  • Sarah and Justin
  • The Garden on Millbrook

“I can’t stop watching the film & it brings me to tears every time…

…Nathan captured that special “something” that was a part of our day & everyone who has seen the film agrees.”

 

The hardest part of planning a wedding is trying to find the perfect venue, the perfect dress, the perfect cake, the perfect videographer and the list goes on! I’m getting dizzy just thinking about it!! My fiance & I searched for some time for the perfect videographer. We wanted someone who was passionate about their art, who wanted to get to know us & our story, and who we felt could confidently convey that in a video. We didn’t just want to be one of many wedding couples on their list! Our expectations were high & at the last minute, we found Nathan at Oak City Films! From the start, Nathan was professional, smart, & precise about his art. He knew how to listen for what made our love special & paid close attention to what we wanted. Sometimes when you meet a vendor, you’re not sure if they can pull off your vision, but his consultation made all of our worries go away. He was thorough & made sure to keep in contact with us along the way. He made a point to be a part of major meetings at the venue, so that he could scope out good shots & meet everyone who would be involved in our wedding. During the event he was in all the right places to capture the right shots, but he was never “in the way”. When the video came in the mail soon after the ceremony, I was at a loss for words at how great it was!! He somehow captured the essence of our love & the joy of our family and friends & conveyed that so effortlessly and poetically. It was AMAZING! I can’t stop watching the film & it brings me to tears every time. There’s just something so special about it. I can’t put my finger on it, but Nathan captured that special “something” that was a part of our day & everyone who has seen the film agrees. Nathan, I can’t thank you & Oak City Films enough for being our wedding videographer & for treating us as if we were family & for taking such great care in capturing our wedding. Because of you, our day will live on forever!! I could not have chosen a better videographer! THANK YOU!!

  • Meya and Tom
  • The Garden on Millbrook

“ ….a video my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives, and something we can one day share with our future children ”

Nathan just sent us our wedding video last night and I’ve already watched it at least 20 times! His work is incredible, he stayed with us the whole day to make sure he got the perfect shots, and the music he picked for the video perfectly set the tone. I’ve already sent it to friends and family who can’t believe how high quality the footage is. I love being able to watch our friends toasts and our ceremony again and again, and see some things I may have forgotten or didn’t notice the first time. I know this is a video my husband and I will cherish for the rest of our lives, and something we can one day share with our future children. Nathan, thank you for everything you did, we’re so honored to be your first wedding and wish you much success in the future. Brides, I know it can be a little nerve-wrecking to go with a new vendor, but you’re in excellent hands with Nathan! He will work with you to produce exactly what you are looking for 🙂

  • Jackie and Alex
  • Merrimon-Wynne House