Our Vision

We create films driven by a spirit of adventure and a passion for storytelling.

Our Goals

Every couple has a uniquely compelling story and we are ambitious in our desire to creatively and authentically interpret that story. We believe your wedding film should be artistic and beautiful, fun and exciting, molded by your adventure together. We want the personality of your relationship and the energy of your wedding to be on beautiful display throughout your film.

We don’t churn out our work according to some template we’ve devised, we carefully craft your film to honor you and the start of your greatest adventure. Because your wedding film will last. You will show this film to your kids and even your grandkids someday. That’s why we want your wedding film to be a piece of art that is truly unique to you. We want your film to feel like you. 

We want you to not just remember the events and emotions of your wedding day, but to be moved by them, feeling the same giggly love, passion, and purest joy as you did on that wonderful day. Every time you watch your wedding film, we hope your love for one another will be refreshed and reignited. That is our ultimate goal.

Our Goals

Every couple has a uniquely compelling story and we are ambitious in our desire to creatively and authentically interpret that story. We believe your wedding film should be artistic and beautiful, fun and exciting, molded by your adventure together. We want the personality of your relationship and the energy of your wedding to be on beautiful display throughout your film.

We don’t churn out our work according to some template we’ve devised, we carefully craft your film to honor you and the start of your greatest adventure. Because your wedding film will last. You will show this film to your kids and even your grandkids someday. That’s why we want your wedding film to be a piece of art that is truly unique to you. We want your film to feel like you. 

We want you to not just remember the events and emotions of your wedding day, but to be moved by them, feeling the same giggly love, passion, and purest joy as you did on that wonderful day. Every time you watch your wedding film, we hope your love for one another will be refreshed and reignited. That is our ultimate goal.

Our Couples

We are looking to work with couples that view life as an adventure and live it with passion! Couples that are captivated by each other and can’t contain your excitement about living your lives together. We are inspired by couples who are vulnerable and genuine with each other and are unafraid to be so with us, because that will allow us to best tell your story. We want to know who you are, hearing not just about your love story, but understanding what’s important to you, what excites you, and what you love to do.

Whether you’re planning an intimate elopement or the biggest party ever, we’re looking to work with couples that are free-spirited and non-traditional in marrying how you want, not necessarily how you should. You are unique and creative as you plan your perfect wedding. Stylistically, we love the outdoors and natural, organic weddings; boho, vintage, as well as industrial, urban, fashionable weddings.

More than anything else, we want to work with couples that truly value their wedding film and want it to be an authentic and exciting celebration of the start of their greatest adventure!

Getting excited about your film? So are we.

Meet The Filmmaker

Prescott Van Leer

Founder/Filmmaker

Our Westward Hearts is an expression of my vision of marriage and of how wedding films should honor marriage. I work with a rotating team of great filmmakers dedicated to helping me make this vision come to life. We are based in Orange County, CA, but love to travel and experience new places.

My work is not about making a “wedding film”, but telling a great story about two people. I get pumped when I experience a great story; whether from a movie or tv show, talking to a person about their life, or crafting a film to celebrate a wedding. I am intent on telling stories in the most tactful and impactful way, constantly analyzing the way each detail of a film will influence the message of the story. Good, dramatic light and artistic compositions inspire me, so those are shots I’m actively searching for when I’m filming. I want my work to feel natural and unforced, letting the real emotion of your wedding day guide every frame.

If you’d like to chat with me about capturing the start of your greatest adventure, please head to the contact page to reach out and set up a consultation. My team and I would love to partner with you!

Prescott Van Leer

Founder/Filmmaker

Our Westward Hearts is an expression of my vision of marriage and of how wedding films should honor marriage. I work with a rotating team of great filmmakers dedicated to helping me make this vision come to life. We are based in Orange County, CA, but love to travel and experience new places.

My work is not about making a “wedding film”, but telling a great story about two people. I get pumped when I experience a great story; whether from a movie or tv show, talking to a person about their life, or crafting a film to celebrate a wedding. I am intent on telling stories in the most tactful and impactful way, constantly analyzing the way each detail of a film will influence the message of the story. Good, dramatic light and artistic compositions inspire me, so those are shots I’m actively searching for when I’m filming. I want my work to feel natural and unforced, letting the real emotion of your wedding day guide every frame.

If you’d like to chat with me about capturing the start of your greatest adventure, please head to the contact page to reach out and set up a consultation. My team and I would love to partner with you!

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Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: Out on Shoots

Sun: Closed

(c) 2017 Our Westward Hearts – Southern California and Destination Wedding Filmmakers

For new brand or lifestyle inquiries,

contact our partner studio

The Cinematic Age

Business Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

Sat: Out on Shoots

Sun: Closed

For new brand or lifestyle inquiries,

contact our partner studio

The Cinematic Age

(c) 2017 Our Westward Hearts – Southern California and Destination Wedding Filmmakers