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We capture the sights and sounds of your special events through professionally filmed and edited video to create a lasting treasure you and your family will love for generations to come.



Photos are great, but do not capture the feel of the ceremony, the emotion of the toasts, or the excitement of the First Dance, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss. Brides constantly tell me the following: “I was in a fog on my big day.” “I loved having another pair of eyes to re-live my day,” and finally, “I didn’t know that happened.”


Howard Coleman - Lake Tahoe Videographer
Hi, I’m Howard of Distinctive Video. I’ve been creating wedding memories professionally since 1998, and discovered my love of this almost by accident. I teach fulltime at South Tahoe High School (video productions and history), and a former student invited me to videotape her wedding. I fell in love with the creativity, joy, and passion of wedding videography and I bring the same energy to all my wedding videos. The technology of DSLR cameras and editing has gotten so amazing, why WOULDN’T you want to capture these really cool memories? Besides the latest in technology, my expressive close-ups, creative camera angles, and artistic editing will ensure you a video of beautiful memories.

When not teaching or doing video, you can find me somewhere outdoors in Tahoe – riding bikes, paddle boarding, or playing the guitar. I feel blessed to live here and be able to create special memories. Contact me, and let’s get started on creating your memories to last a lifetime – (775) 392-4073 or hmcoleman@charter.net.

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Some Things To Remember:

Photos are great, but do not capture the mood or sounds of the ceremony or emotion of the toasts. Neither do they capture the excitement of the First Dance, cake cutting, bouquet and garter toss. Brides constantly tell me, “I was in a fog on my big day. I loved having another pair of eyes to re-live my day.”

Among The Knot’s top 5 biggest regrets was not having a professional video. Don’t miss out on a lifetime of memories to enjoy over and over.

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“We added this service late in our wedding planning so it was not in our original budget. It was the best money spent, and we have a wonderful memory now of our daughter’s wedding! It’s something that still photographs alone can’t capture. Howard was wonderful and did an excellent job! He was kind, thoughtful and captured moments we wouldn’t have thought of. We’re so glad we decided to have a video made, and even more glad we hired Howard!”
–Cheryl – WeddingWire.com on DistinctiveVideo’s services  posted 6.29.13

“I have worked with Howard for about ten years. I have found him to be very professional and a true team player, which is very important when working weddings. Viewing a sample of his work, the beauty of the video brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend Howard to any wedding couple.”
–Karen Linsley – Image Angels Photography

“Howard has a very easy-going, calm demeanor which is extremely important at a wedding. He also covers every moment of the wedding day, which makes for wonderful video coverage. We enjoy working with him.”
Beata and Erik Jarvis – Jarvis Photography

“I wanted to let you know how happy we are with the video. You did an awesome job and captured everything! I would highly recommend you to anybody looking for a videographer…. Feel free to use me as a reference. Watching your video made me laugh and made me cry. It was perfect.”
–Rashelle Stark

“We just received the video yesterday and were up till 2 a.m. watching it. You did a fantastic job and Julia and I could not be more pleased. Definitely, if we know any weddings coming up we will absolutely recommend you. Again, thanks… it turned out better than we could have imagined!”
–Jon and Julia Wildenradt

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