Hello Brides of Long Island Family, my name is Steve and I am the owner of "Shot by Cruz". We are wedding cinematographers, producers and directors with one goal in mind, to create your perfect wedding movie. I have been in the wedding business for the past 8 years working with other wedding videographers developing my own style and approach to wedding filmmaking. Over the years I have noticed that there is an element of the filmmaking process that has been missing. In my company, i serve as quality control supervisor, creative producer and technical director working seamlessly with my cinematographers to curate content to produce your wedding film.
The Wedding Industry
I love everything about weddings. Meeting new beautiful couples, visiting extravagant venues, The music as the bride and groom lets loose. For a filmmaker, it is truly a gift to have all of these elements at your disposal to create something magical. I get excited whenever the bride steps into the right light, or when the grooms chin starts to quiver watching his bride walk down the aisle. Weddings are truly magical events and I am honored to be part of it. I have the best job!
The Wedding Memories
I am a huge super hero fan. Give me anything marvel or DC and I am happy. I had this one couple who shared that same passion and incorporated it into their special day. It was so awesome watching the bride and groom come out with a superman cape and a wonder woman shield. The crowd went wild and was a thread pulled through a lot of the details of the event. I will always remember them along with the fun and energy they brought to the night.
We do not treat your wedding like a documentary. Each of our brides and grooms are stars featuring in your own love story that we get to create.
Me and my family love snowboarding and going to the movies. I love and miss being able to sit in a packed theatre and share the experience with others. Favorite television show is Friends and may or may not have shed a tear during the reunion special.
I am a U.S. Army Veteran, served two tours in Iraq.