Hi, I’m Howard of Distinctive Video.  I’m an expert in digital story telling – capturing your best memories and making them come alive.  I’ve always been interested in creativity – both as a videographer and educator.   Since 1998 I’ve been fascinated with the creativity, passion and joy of weddings.   I’ve also enjoyed being a ‘hands-on’ teacher at South Tahoe High where I taught history, psycholol0gy, and video production. After just retiring, I now have the freedom to re-invent myself- offering amazing wedding coverage, corporate and non-profit events, videos for social media, and mentoring for educators offering training and video workshops.

Bob Dylan once said, “He who is not busy being born is busy dying.”

Having kept up with the changing technology of DSLR and cinema cameras, creative editing, Distinctive Video has the skill, the drive, and the passion to capture your best memories in either a wedding film or corporate project.

When not teaching or doing video, you can find me somewhere outdoors in Tahoe or the Carson Valley – riding bikes, paddle boarding, or playing the guitar. I feel blessed to live here and be able to create special memories. 

Lake side wedding in Tahoe

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.

Lake Tahoe Bridal Video


“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

Tahoe wedding kiss