Hi! I'm Mike Salcedo and I’m a Wedding videographer and photographer. I love my work and this is my passion.

Chris and Tina Same Day Edit

It’s the usual Monday for all of us except Chris and Tina. Theirs started with a beautifully smiling gorgeous bride and a sharp looking groom wearing a bow tie in a classic tux. We rushed to the place where the bride stays and found a roomful of family, friends and loved ones. They surrounded the bride as she prepares, making herself ready for her wedding day. The bride turned up on her stunning dress holding an elegant looking little bouquet of flowers. Our bride, Tina, was ready to become Mrs. Bautista.

Chris is being his usual self – keeping calm and cool, throwing jokes around his buddies – except today’s the day he would marry the woman he loves most. So today he gets to look trimmed, classy and stylish.
This made all the difference to Chris. He and Tina has been looking forward to this day to say their marriage vows. To start a life together was an easy choice. Made easy with love, care, kindness and respect. Plus, they get to live out their lives alongside each other. Everything else is icing on the cake ;)

Congratulations to Chris and Tina!

Dennis and Kathleen’s Same Day Edit

A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home. ~Rumi

Dennis and Kathleen’s wedding day has all the elements of a successful life changing milestone. It started on the day they met and kept on till today as bride and groom. The used to be dull black and white life became as bright as a rainbow. Everyone would agree that it has not been as colorful as on the wedding day itself. The hues of love flooded over the couple with joy and happiness.

They took each other’s hearts home the day they said “I do”. It meant more than two small words. It was a express assurance to waking up everyday knowing their hearts are together – beating strongly than ever, faithfully, and never left alone.

Our sincere congratulations to wife and husband, Dennis and Kathleen.

Allan and Claire’s Wedding Same Day Edit

Completing ValveOn wedding video sdes for the year is Allan and Claire. This couple made sure they are involved with all the tiny details of their wedding day. They sure did tons of research on venue, designer gown, and food among others. How do I know this? Well, they sure did tons of research on wedding videographers too and we are only too honored they chose us.

On the venue: Tagaytay is one popular place for tying the knot and yet we are still very surprised at how much it can be improved and captured beautifully on video. We did quite a few wedding videos there and, admittedly, Meteora made it to the top of our list. It an open concept Greek inspired bed and breakfast place with ample natural light, cool breeze, rustic room features – a perfect piece of Tagaytay. The place is that beautiful we started suggesting it to couples inquiring our video services.

On our December bride and groom: Allan and Claire has so much love between them they glow with it. Our bride looks like she took the sun with her and came out shining in her gown. Allan waits at the altar and tears started to burst from his eyes when he finally saw his bride. They are for each other and would do everything together, by each other’s side – these are the same words in their vows, the very same one their marriage will keep.

Best wishes to our lovely couple Allan and Claire!

Allen and Jam’s Wedding Same Day Edit

It was a packed weekend driving up for a wedding. The day was looking dapper as the event unfolded with a calm morning, cool breeze and nature’s lush forest backdrop. Our couple decided to say their vows at Momarco, Tanay Rizal. Perfect venue for family and friends to celebrate with the bride and groom. The setting is just as wonderful for capturing a wedding video and shooting stills. There is only one way to plan for a wedding on a day this – an outdoor one.

The day took an interesting turn when it started to rain shortly following the wedding reception. Everyone was asked to be shifted indoor. The program, albeit interrupted, resumed cheerfully as rain continued on outside. Allen and Jam’s earlier life together began pretty much that way too. Like the weather, they were exposed to changes, bright days and dark seasons.

Allen and Jam’s relationship spanned a decade. This decade long affair started way back in college and led up to their wedding day. While Allen remembered being drunk and badgering at Jam’s apartment, Jam was out of words and was teary eyed when asked how everything started between them. A lot has happened yet there were no words, just tears. They have remained in love in all weathers and enjoyed the sun rising and setting together. Tears of realizing a dream happily fulfilled and looking forward to many more decades as husband and wife.

Best wishes to our beautiful bride and groom!

Nikki & Rommel Same Day Edit

Rommel and Nikki is a couple everyone loves. They are cool, thoughtful, warm and a playful bride and groom whose idea of a prenup shoot is simply light and love. This June couple shows each guest how fun it is to be in love just by being themselves.

Their prenup photos looked as if taken out of a Korean movie – complete with bicycles, flower pots, cupcakes, and hearts. A reminder that love is a day in spring.

Our team wishes Rommel and Nikki’s marriage as one to witness many years of bliss and even more seasons of lasting love and happiness. May you always remember your very first day of spring and how it was lovingly spent together.

Original music by: American Authors “Best Day Of My Life”

Abby & Jon Same Day Edit

Abby and Jon’s wedding is an instant favorite. The venue itself is a vintage church surrounded by thick walls of garden, water fountains and overhead pathways decked in sculpted pieces of art. It’s a perfect choice and offered an excellent contrast for their wedding. Abby is a modern bride who intended her vows to be sweet yet cool and quirky. Jon, on the other hand, looks to be a simple guy about to marry the woman he loves most; taking each moment with smile and content.

The church wedding provided an intimate group of family and friends to celebrate, share laughters, hugs and even tears seeing Abby and Jon fulfilling their lifetime vow of marriage. Abby and Jon’s wedding day takes all the vibes and sounds of a wonderful and exciting life they both will live together.

Original music by McFly “Love is Easy”


FAQs for the Wedding Videographer

There is nothing complicated about ValveOn videography service. Our aim is to simplify it for our valued customers (read: you). If you have any questions, concept which isn’t clear or a wedding film style you want to know more about, we make sure to reach back out to you with answers. To cover some very basic ones, here goes ValveOn’s list of FAQs;

1. What is your approach to filming a wedding day?
It’s a collaborative approach between us and the client but the couple takes center stage. ValveOn team is keen in listening to customers’ suggestions and how they expect the wedding day would turn out to be. They are basically our directors. Once we have a good understanding of the look and feel based on their inputs, the rest is all about taking good angles, capturing remarkable moments and a great deal of technical skills to go about telling a story in moving pictures.

2. What is a Save the date film or a Same Day Edit?
Everybody loves movie trailers. Save the date video is a prelude to the full wedding film, a teaser complete with a release date (the big day). On the other hand, a Same Day Edit (SDE) aka Onsite Wedding Video is a short film shot during the entire day. It is edited and shown during reception. SDE, on average, runs a full duration of one song (about 3-4mins). Same Day Edit video is a more comprehensive layout of your story whereas Save the Date video serves as a brief yet exciting introduction.

It is especially interesting to have both in your wedding if you ask me. The footages are real and as natural as the emotion which comes along with making it.

3. How do you present yourselves on the wedding day?
We will come in our smart casual clothes and rubber shoes footwear – because we will be running around quite a bit – chasing highlights of your wedding day. ValveOn does not have a company uniform. No two wedding films we produce are alike, so neither do we.

4. Am I going to look good on my wedding video? What post process do you apply in order to achieve or capture the best in the video?
Definitely! Most of the processes and enhancements we do improve the overall look and feel of wedding film. Colors, like actions, move and even invoke emotions. It helps a lot especially how each scene or mood is presented, felt and celebrated during your wedding. Like every piece of artwork, every stroke and detail makes up the masterpiece. A good example is how a documentary film feels different than movies. Documentaries are more natural whereas movies are cinematic. Documentary style wedding film has all the element of being natural. Emotions burst as real time as when a scene is being shot. Pure and unprecedented.

5. How long will the final wedding video be?
Onsite wedding video is often a length of one song (3-4 minutes give or take) while Wedding Highlights Video usually runs for 45mins to an hour. Note that we are just referring to final edited videos. Our clients get a copy of raw footages provided they have a Mac-compatible hard drive with at least 100GB of free space. We give this freebie as an added value.

6. Can you explain or justify your wedding video rates and packages?
The investment and hard work we put in to ValveOn team is valuable. Like most things of value, it comes with cost. Our rates and packages validate guaranty and quality for a number of things at play (i.e., equipment, time, effort, talent and manpower skill). Your investment comes with a contract that gives you your money’s worth. What we always tell our couples is to check out wedding videos we shot previously and decide for themselves which package suits them and gives them value for money.

At the end of the day, you, too, would like to see where all that savings and effort go. ValveOn team is looking to give you fulfillment.

7. Can I use my own music?
Of course! It’s your wedding, your story and your music. However, we would appreciate if you give us a heads up or a list of songs we can use for the final video. It will certainly make things easier for all of us.

8. Do you accept pencil bookings?
Sorry we do not accept pencil bookings to avoid problems for future bookings/cancellations.

9. What makes you different from other video companies?
This is a good question! We really can’t speak for other companies out there doing similar work that we do. What we do know is we actually love our work and the impact its making to people we work for.

Our team members have daytime jobs. This is something we do out of passion. Its the same passion we put in every time we shoot weddings. Frankly speaking, the same one we think would make all of us successful. Oh and yeah – we are Pros.

10. What are the arrangements to fly you overseas to do our wedding?
This question is best answered in person or in email. We will be more than happy to shoot for you abroad or any part of the world you choose to tie the knot.

11. Do you require meals at the wedding day?
Even passionate artists need to be fed. We appreciate to receive packed meals as we know buffet tables are for the members of your guest list :) So yes, please feed us.

12. Do you have preferences with the photographers you work with?
No. We’re very adaptable and friendly.

13. Why does it take so long for the video to finish the editing process?
Reviewing all footages require a huge amount of time – especially with multi-camera setup. I don’t want to get very technical but believe you me, it’s worth the wait :)

14. Why do you call yourselves ValveOn?
The name came from my muse – she calls me Balbon. So, it should be pronounced as valve-on and not some french sounding name :P

Raymond & Ai Wedding Same Day Edit

ValveOn team’s just so fortunate to have Ai and Raymond on the first wedding video project for this year. So much cheerfulness and love goes around wherever they go which makes it so much easier to spot them. Not only that they are a very charming couple, they are also very easy to work with. What makes them enjoyable to be around is because they are genuinely good-natured people and they really took care of us.

In this video, they are attending not only a wedding ceremony but also a celebration of life , love and family. You see, Ai and Raymond is also a Mom and Dad to a charming little boy. They are blessed with a bond much stronger than marriage. A blessing of a beautiful family to hold and grow old with.

Ai and Raymond’s wedding is an extension of their everyday family life. Just watch the video and you’ll figure out why.

Best wishes to the lovely bride, handsome groom and to the most animated 2 year old boy we met!

C&C: Chito and Carol’s Wedding Same Day Edit

Like any other love story, theirs have gone through streams of failures, successes, discovery and celebration. In a movie where characters go through stages, Chito and Carol, too, walked past through struggles and challenges on their way to finding love. Then again, this is not just any other love story.

This is a story about looking to another person’s eyes and knowing you found not just love but also yourself.Chito and Carol belonged to each other as it ought to be from the start. At the wedding, they vowed to love and begin a life together as husband and wife.Unlike any other love story, theirs will not always be a happy-ever-after but a story of finding and never loosing.

Best wishes to the bride and groom!

C&C Save the Date

C&C Save The Date.

Special thanks to:

Allan Vargas – Events coordinator
Jude Erwin Lim – Photographer
Jay Calimlim – Photographer
Hohnen Cunanan – Technical Supervisor
Cel Sabile – MUA & Creative Styling
Rico Martin – Hair Styling

Credits to Manila Kingpin OST “Hari ng Tondo” by GLOC-9.