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Love to Shoot a Love Story!

We love a good love story! It’s the essence of our films and the meaning behind the wedding day. So, we always love the opportunity to capture the special stories of our couples.

Swathi and Vikram wanted to do a casual shoot to tell their story. Their only stipulation was that they wanted to shoot near water. So, we found this great location and despite being rained out of our original shoot, we were able to shoot their wonderful story.

We had a great time laughing with Swathi and Vikram. What better way to prepare for the wedding day than by spending a couple of hours with our couples! It gives us great insight for the actual wedding day and allows a certain ease on the wedding day that is so important to creating a natural environment.

Stay tuned for their highlight film- an Indian wedding celebration that was just incredible!!

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The Gift that Keeps Giving

As a former bride, I know how easy it is to get caught up in all of the things that make up a perfect wedding day. Creating a fabulous wedding celebration is so important and something that all girls dream  of, but now as a bride whose day has come and gone, I understand the importance of the things you take away from your day. Alex and I recently celebrated our six year anniversary and as we always do, we sat and watched our wedding film. I laughed, I cried, I relived the magical day that I married my soul mate. I watched my nervous laughter. I saw my husband cry (something I never see) and I listened to the words our friends and family delivered to us that day. I sat and dreamed of the day when our son Enzo would watch this film and laugh as he saw his parents so young and in love. Nothing could replace this film for me. It is one of the most important “things” I own and one of the first things I would salvage if I could only take a few things with me.

Over the years we have heard so many stories of regret over not having a wedding film. We also hear back from so many brides who have enjoyed their films years after the wedding. Take a look at a recent email we received from a past couple. Do yourself a favor and make the investment in a quality wedding film.

Dear Jocelyn and Alex,

As our one year anniversary is approaching, I have been thinking of all the people who helped make our wedding day so magical.

 Words cannot express how much I love our wedding film. You captured every moment beautifully and I get chills each time I watch it. I love the music that was selected and felt it went perfectly with each moment of the film.

 Your team is incredibly talented and I was so lucky to have you there on our special day. I love the thought that we will have this video forever and that our children will be able to watch it over the years.

 Thank you again for helping us make our wedding day memorable and creating something that will be close to our hearts forever.

 

Tips for a Fabulous Film

 Wedding films have the opportunity to go from “good” to “amazing” by following a few insider tips. First, consider the time you have allotted for the filmmaker to be a part of the day. If the team is booked for 8 hours and the day is going to last 10 hours, it is often a better use of time to have the shooters come early and leave before the festivities are over. We feel that a large part of the “wedding story” happens prior to the ceremony. The emotions during the getting ready time are often at their most vulnerable and are such an important part of the day. The family seeing the bride for the first time, the groom toasting with his guys, the girls getting their make-up done are all such fun moments to capture on film. These moments are certainly more important than two hours of dancing at the end of the night.

 

Also, talk to the filmmaker about special moments and stories that are important to the family. Are the bride and groom exchanging gifts? Is their a family member having a birthday or anniversary that is going to be acknowledged? Have friends come from across the world to be a part of the event?  Is the ring the bride is wearing a family heirloom? These are all great pieces of information for the shooters to know so that they can capture the things that are most important to the couple.

 

Identify who you are as a couple to the filmmaker. Having a conversation in which the bride and groom talk about their interests, their hobbies, the key players in the day allows the filmmaker to know who he/she is working with on the day. If the bride and groom are a casual couple who love sports, they may be more comfortable getting shots on the beach that are organic and fun rather than formal posed shots in a church. All of these details help make a film that is unique to the couple rather than a cookie cutter product. 

 

Lastly, if a “first look” is happening, be sure that the first look will be uninterrupted by anyone. For example, the bride and groom should not be told to stop for a shot as they are walking towards one another. This is one of the most special moments of the day and the bride and groom should be able to enjoy it without feeling like there is a camera interrupting the moment. (Check out an uninterrupted first look below.) 

 

Follow these tips and the wedding film will be sure to dazzle! 

Tips for a Fabulous Film

 Wedding films have the opportunity to go from “good” to “amazing” by following a few insider tips. First, consider the time you have allotted for the filmmaker to be a part of the day. If the team is booked for 8 hours and the day is going to last 10 hours, it is often a better use of time to have the shooters come early and leave before the festivities are over. We feel that a large part of the “wedding story” happens prior to the ceremony. The emotions during the getting ready time are often at their most vulnerable and are such an important part of the day. The family seeing the bride for the first time, the groom toasting with his guys, the girls getting their make-up done are all such fun moments to capture on film. These moments are certainly more important than two hours of dancing at the end of the night.

 

Also, talk to the filmmaker about special moments and stories that are important to the family. Are the bride and groom exchanging gifts? Is their a family member having a birthday or anniversary that is going to be acknowledged? Have friends come from across the world to be a part of the event?  Is the ring the bride is wearing a family heirloom? These are all great pieces of information for the shooters to know so that they can capture the things that are most important to the couple.

 

Identify who you are as a couple to the filmmaker. Having a conversation in which the bride and groom talk about their interests, their hobbies, the key players in the day allows the filmmaker to know who he/she is working with on the day. If the bride and groom are a casual couple who love sports, they may be more comfortable getting shots on the beach that are organic and fun rather than formal posed shots in a church. All of these details help make a film that is unique to the couple rather than a cookie cutter product. 

 

Lastly, if a “first look” is happening, be sure that the first look will be uninterrupted by anyone. For example, the bride and groom should not be told to stop for a shot as they are walking towards one another. This is one of the most special moments of the day and the bride and groom should be able to enjoy it without feeling like there is a camera interrupting the moment. (Check out an uninterrupted first look below.) 

 

Follow these tips and the wedding film will be sure to dazzle! 

Winter Park Bridal Stroll 2012

We are so thrilled to once again be a part of the Winter Park Bridal Stroll. This year’s stroll will feature  some amazing wedding professionals including Weddings Unique, Michele Butler Events, Dragonfly Custom Designs, Lee James Floral and countless others. We hope that you can make it out to the event! What could be better than strolling the streets of beautiful Winter Park while taking in the sights, sounds, and tastes of some of the most innovative wedding vendors in town. Ticket and show information can be found at : http://www.winterparkbridalstroll.com/. Check out our film below from last year’s event. Hope to see you there!

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Crossing Paths

Lauren and Jonathan are an extraordinary couple and their wedding was one of the highlights of 2011! We learned a lot about the couple as we were preparing for their day and as we chatted, a common theme emerged from their story- crossing paths. Lauren and Jonathan had known each other for several years before deciding to start dating and throughout those years, their paths continued to cross. We used this idea as the theme for their film and kept that in our minds as we were shooting, editing, choosing tones, and producing the film. It seems their love was inevitable and we are so glad that their story turned out the way that it did!

We received some great feedback from both the couple (who had a premier with their friends before the Superbowl) and their coordinator. Check it out:

“I have done maybe 500 weddings in my career and very rarely do I shed a tear especially watching a video…but folks you had me weeping!! Absolutely stunning..stunning…stunning! You guys genuinely have a gift of capturing every last ounce of thoughtfulness and love from a wedding. You truly encompassed the feeling of the bride and groom and showcased exactly what their wedding was!! Every bit of the love, excitement, and character of that day was highlighted! Simply amazing!” – Lori, Table 6 Productions

“We are in LOVE with it (the film) and can’t wait to watch it over and over again!!! It really helped us relive out wedding day. Alex is an incredible talent, we can’t sing his praises enough. You are both two of the most genuine and nice people we have met.” – Bride Lauren

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TSE 2012 Opening Night Celebration

This year The Special Event was held in Tampa! TSE is an international events convention for event industry professionals. The week long event featured everything from educational opportunities and training to event set-ups and some of the most chic events ever held in Tampa Bay. We were honored to shoot the Opening Night Celebration at A La Carte Event Pavilion which featured the design of Showorks. Check out the film of this cutting edge event properly themed “Temptation.’ Featuring the work of the following vendors:
ALS
A1 Foliage
A La Carte Event Pavilion
Metropolis
OAI
AFR
Amici’s
Olympia
PKS
Atomic
AVI
Bay Stage Lighting
Verterra
Key Artist Group
Acolyte
Shop Wild Things
Showorks
Three20H
Bravo!
Catering by the Family
Connie Duglin
TSquare
Udream Events
Delectables Fine Catering
Flowerbuyer.com
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