Filmmaker Marcella Hoekstra has been creating wedding films since 2005. Heirloom Pictures is a small, in-house boutique wedding film studio that crafts unique and personalized wedding films for its clients.

What makes the experience "boutique"? Firstly, Marcella shoots lead camera at every Heirloom wedding and edits all highlights films herself. Also, the Heirloom Pictures team communicates with its clients every step of the way from "Hello" to "Here are your films, Enjoy!".

By keeping our experienced production team small and consistent, it allows for intimacy with each project that ensures quality and attention to detail at every stage. Whether your wedding is "Big City" beautiful or intimate backyard elegance, we've got you covered.

Welcome to Heirloom Pictures!

About
Heirloom Pictures

Our Team

About

Our Team

Filmmaker Marcella Hoekstra has been creating wedding films since 2005. With a degree in Film and Video from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has spent over two decades as an independent filmmaker, director, producer and business owner. Combining her extensive filmmaking experience with her sincere love of telling a couples story has brought her, joyfully, to Heirloom Pictures 13th season.

Jeremy Abraham has been creating wedding films since 1998. With almost 20 years of experience, Jeremy brings his talent and creativity as a cinematographer to every job whether its shooting weddings, commercial projects or corporate work. Jeremy has been a member of the Heirloom Pictures team since our 2015 season. 2017 will be his first season as lead second shooter for Heirloom Pictures.  

Jon graduated from Rhode Island College in 2003 with a degree in media studies. Although he's worked on many acclaimed short films, music videos, documentaries, and corporate and commercial videos, wedding videos are his specialty. Jon creates all documentary edits for Heirloom Pictures and has been bringing his creative and technicals skills to clients as part of the team since 2014. 

Having worked in the hospitality industry since 1996, New England native, Megan Whithed, brings her unique insight to her role as Client Concierge. She fine tuned her attention to detail and love of weddings as a full service Wedding Planner and Catering Sales Director. She loves the details and brings along a passion for creative and effortless planning to help transform a couple's wedding film in to reality. 

MARCELLA HOEKSTRA - Owner
Lead Cinematographer, Highlights editor

MEGAN WHITHED
Client Concierge

JEREMY ABRAHAM
2nd Cinematographer

JON DOWNS
Documentary Editor

13 Years in the wedding industry

1600 weddings
Edited 

18 Years in the Wedding Industry

670 Weddings
Shot

13 Years in the wedding Industry

230 Weddings
Planned


13 Years in the wedding industry

250 weddings shot

Cathy + Gabe
Homiski

"When we watched the film with my family, there was not a dry eye in the room.."

We hired Heirloom Pictures to capture our wedding in November and it was one of the best decisions we made in the wedding planning process. Marcella filmed my brother’s wedding in 2012 and when I got engaged, I knew I had to have her film mine! The members of Heirloom Pictures are extremely talented and they’re the type of people you want to have around on your special day! They are courteous, professional, friendly…and are excellent communicators (something I really appreciated in the midst of wedding planning). Our wedding day flew by, but having Heirloom’s films allows us to relive and soak in all of the moments that made our day so special. When we watched the film with my family, there was not a dry eye in the room. I am excited and proud to show this film for years to come. I would choose Heirloom Pictures 100/100 times! 

Testimonials

"Our day – both in the moment and in playback – would not have been the same without Heirloom Pictures."

Mallory + Dustin
Atkinson

I must imagine that the toughest customer to please is one with a personality like that of my own: type ‘A’, over-analytical to the point of self-exhaustion, and yet, Heirloom Pictures rose to the challenge of said Bride, smiled and said, “Don’t worry, we’ve got this.” And that, they did. Sure, Marcella and team’s flawless execution can be seen in the overflow of comments on the trailer posted to my Instagram feed and Facebook; or in the tears of a family friend in town visiting watching from an iPad after having to miss our Big Day. But most importantly, her precision is apparent in the feelings her work evokes within my husband and I both every time we hit ‘replay’. This is not just a videographer who simply “showed up to the party” and delivered a wedding video to us. She was so much more; an integral part of our big day, from the utmost professional videographer to a much-needed calming presence. Marcella was there to capture it all; through every rain drop to the rainbow at the very end. It may be in my nature to second-guess myself and dwell on the things outside of my control but one thing is for certain: Our day – both in the moment and in playback – would not have been the same without Heirloom Pictures.

Testimonials

"All of my expectations had been exceeded."

Keylyn + Jarrid
McDougall

From the moment I began planning my wedding, I knew I wanted a videographer. I was fortunate enough to find Heirloom Pictures. Marcella set up a phone consultation, and the moment we started talking; I knew she was “the one”. She was professional yet personal, took a genuine interest in our wedding day vision and most importantly, kind and patient with all of my questions and requests.

 On the wedding day, when Marcella arrived I was so excited to meet her; I felt like she was my friend! I had been nervous her camera would distract me from staying in the moment, but she blended right in. I knew I was in the best hands possible!  Prior to our ceremony, we had planned to shoot all of our photographs and video. We got a bit rushed, but Marcella handled the shortened timeline with ease. She stayed calm and in turn, kept me calm. My husband, who is very camera shy, expressed how easy it was have Marcella and her team at the wedding, too.

 In the end, I was over the moon in love with our trailer, it actually looks like a fairytale! All of my expectations had been exceeded. I will cherish my wedding video for the rest of my life, and feel so fortunate to have had Marcella be the person to capture it all!

Testimonials

Mia + Corbin
decker

"we could not believe how beautifully done it was!"

Finding the perfect videographer to capture your big day is difficult. As soon as I came across Heirloom Pictures and spoke with Marcella, I knew she would be the perfect videographer for our wedding day. Marcella and her entire team were so kind and accommodating from the start. Marcella took her time explaining many different options that were available to suit our needs. We knew we were going to be happy with our video, but once we received it we could not believe how beautifully done it was! It totally exceeded our expectations! I would recommend Heirloom Pictures to any of my friends or family members! They are one of a kind and extremely talented.

Testimonials

Testimonial

Recent Video Stills

All-day coverage, our most popular package.

2 Cinematographers

7 - 8 Hours of Shooting
4  Ceremony Cameras
2 -3 Reception Cameras

Full Documentary Edits of Ceremony and Reception

Highlights

White Ribbon

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Packages

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 - Instagram Sneak Peek Video is posted the week after your wedding.

- Drone, Car-top, stabilizer and time-lapse shots included as weather, time and clearance allow.

- Wedding day Highlights Film with your choice of music.

 -  All films are delivered via online gallery for private on-demand viewing and unlimited downloads.

 - Highlights only posted to Vimeo to share. 







Perfect for a single location wedding.

2 Cinematographers

6 - 7 Hours of Shooting
2 -3 Ceremony Cameras
2 -3 Reception Cameras

Full Documentary Edits of Ceremony and Reception

3 - 5 minute Highlights

Le Petite

For when you want it all, you won't miss a thing.

2 Cinematographers

8 - 9 Hours of Shooting
4+  Ceremony Cameras
2 -3 Reception Cameras

Full Documentary Edits of Ceremony and Reception

7 - 10 minute Highlights

BLACK TIE

Contact page for couples only, all other inquires through social media please.

HOW DO WE SHOOT?

I consider your wedding film and documentary, and rule number one of documentary filmmaking is never to get involved. We will never put our cameras in your face, we will never blind you with lights. We will also never direct you. The fun of documentary filmmaking is capturing natural and authentic moments. We simply aren't going to capture those moments if we are a constant distraction. Your wedding day is your wedding day, not our movie set. At the end of the night, the best thing my couples can say to me is, "We didn't even know you were there!", to me that means my couple was allowed to enjoy the natural flow of their day, that means a lot.



WHAT DO WE SHOOT?

Filmmaking is story telling, if we are truly going to tell the story of your day we will make sure we capture not only the grander moments of the day, but also the little things. The look on a grooms face when he sees his bride for the first time, the tear in your moms eye, the flowers girls giggling, the bride actually blushing...I love that stuff. I am a very sentimental person and I genuinely enjoy capturing no only the images of the day but also the emotions.



HOW DO WE WORK?

Being a wedding filmmaker is being party of a team, a team of vendors that come together for a couple on one of the biggest days of their lives. Teamwork and communication is so important to make sure that all vendors are allowed to perform to the best of their ability. This is especially important for filmmakers and photographers. We are capturing the same subject all day...YOU! Without good communication we would be getting in each other shots and not providing you with the image quality you hired us for.




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Information

- 2 Cinematographers
- All-Day, Multi-Camera Coverage
- Sneak Peek Video the week after your wedding
- Full Documentary Edits of your Ceremony and Reception
- Full Highlights Film
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- All films are delivered via online gallery for private
on-demand viewing and unlimited downloads.
- Highlights posted on Vimeo to share
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- Specialty shots like Drone and Time-Lapse are included
- Customization and A La Carte Items options are available


all packages include...

Contact us for detailed Pricing Sheet & A La Carte Menu

Frequently Asked Questions


Please watch this short video to hear owner, Marcella Hoekstra, answer some of her most frequently asked questions.

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