spirited    Inspired     storytellers

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our history...

Riviera Productions grew out of a passion for telling real, personal stories. There are so many little moments in life that go by too fast - we see and capture them so those memories not only last, but are there to be replayed any time you want to remember, and smile. 

Our team consists of a small group who share a passion for film and storytelling..  We have over 25 years combined experience in video production, including everything from feature documentaries to cutting-edge surgical films.  

We love love!  A wedding is not just a celebration of one of your biggest days - there are countless moments between you and your family, guests and friends that help tell your story.  Every wedding is different, and we love to capture that romance, joy, love, friendship and celebration every time we film. We are passionate about capturing those feelings and giving you the chance to see, and hear, and feel each moment of your wedding again and again.

We consistently hear one thing from every couple we have filmed - that the day goes by "in a whirlwind."  When you see the film we created, you get to see the moments across the room that you missed, or experience again a moment that went by in a flash. That feedback is always our biggest thrill and compliment.

So, get in touch.  We want to hear your story.

 

 

 the team...

Owner Jennie Reinish started in television production working for CNBC in 1993.  She has extensive experience working on both feature and documentary films.  Her most recent documentary, "Behind the Lines" is a multi-national award winner.  She has worked on major motion pictures with the Montecito Picture Company , on television programs such as Falling Skies and Say Yes to the Dress, and on commercial projects with Gatorade, Weight Watchers, CNN and ABC World News.  Her passion for creating intensely personal documentaries such as wedding videos and family biographies was the catalyst for the creation of Riviera Productions.  When not filming or editing, Jennie teaches a filmmaking workshop for teens in Santa Barbara.  Jennie's hobbies include volunteering at the local no-kill dog shelter, running and nature photography.

Owner Jennie Reinish started in television production working for CNBC in 1993.  She has extensive experience working on both feature and documentary films.  Her most recent documentary, "Behind the Lines" is a multi-national award winner.  She has worked on major motion pictures with the Montecito Picture Company , on television programs such as Falling Skies and Say Yes to the Dress, and on commercial projects with Gatorade, Weight Watchers, CNN and ABC World News.  Her passion for creating intensely personal documentaries such as wedding videos and family biographies was the catalyst for the creation of Riviera Productions.  When not filming or editing, Jennie teaches a filmmaking workshop for teens in Santa Barbara.  Jennie's hobbies include volunteering at the local no-kill dog shelter, running and nature photography.

Raul Rodriguez and Emily Hay have been a part of the Riviera Productions team since 2015. Each brings a natural artistic eye to everything project we film. Raul, who is working on a degree in film,  is bilingual and allows us to communicate effortlessly with our Spanish speaking clients. His easygoing manner naturally puts everyone at ease while he captures beautiful images of each event we film. Emily has won awards for both her documentary and short film work. She is always looking for a new and different view to film, and her perspective always gives us unique and beautiful video to work with. . Raul and Emily collaborate on our weddings as well as working together or individually other client projects, both behind the camera and as editors.

Raul Rodriguez and Emily Hay have been a part of the Riviera Productions team since 2015. Each brings a natural artistic eye to everything project we film. Raul, who is working on a degree in film,  is bilingual and allows us to communicate effortlessly with our Spanish speaking clients. His easygoing manner naturally puts everyone at ease while he captures beautiful images of each event we film. Emily has won awards for both her documentary and short film work. She is always looking for a new and different view to film, and her perspective always gives us unique and beautiful video to work with. . Raul and Emily collaborate on our weddings as well as working together or individually other client projects, both behind the camera and as editors.

We'd love to hear from you! Call us at 805-965-2929 or email info at rivierasb.com