This wedding day started out with a surfing session in Laguna Beach! Not your average start to wedding cinematography coverage, but super fun to film! Check out this super sweet couple’s highlights!
Photo courtesy of Jason + Gina Photographers (loved working with them!):
Chris first contacted me last year through our website. In the comments section of the form he wrote, “feel free to find me on aim, skype, or gtalk!” So of course my first reaction was to get on ichat and find out more about this couple. Anyone that uses chat tools like this is someone I want to know! Here’s what I found out:
These two are MADLY in love. And they were planning a super fun wedding for their friends & family in my home state of Colorado (where Amy grew up). I couldn’t be more excited!
As I got to know this couple better (after all, I could chat with them anytime I was in the office since I’m slightly addicted to ichat) I found out that they had actually taken off half a year to travel the world together. I also found out that Chris and Amy are totally down to earth and would literally do anything for each other. I couldn’t wait to tell their story in their wedding film.
Their wedding weekend included a rodeo, ballooning over steamboat, shotski’s (yes… shotski’s!), and a GORGEOUS mountain landscape that’s close to my heart. This one is for the books my friends. It’s a much watch.
Something that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time now is blog time-lapses! We usually do at least one (if we have time) on a wedding day. In fact we’re kind of addicted to them. Lately we’ve been getting into more motion time-lapses but for now, I wanted to post a quick non-motion time-lapse that we did at a recent wedding in Tuscany!
This one was done at the very end of the wedding night. I noticed that the stars were super bright because we were in such a remote location. I definitely wanted to capture the stars moving as the earth rotated but I was trying to figure out a cool foreground to add to the shot. Then it came to me… those tall lanky Tuscany trees! There was a path up to the couple’s villa that was lined with these trees so I used them to frame the shot and then let the camera take shots for about an hour and a half. Each exposure was about 30 seconds, so the end result is about a 6 second stunning time lapse. enjoy! (there’s no audio obviously but I will definitely be adding this to the couple’s film!)
One thing I love about what we do, is being able to interpret such a wide range of couples’ styles and personalities. In fact, I think that is one thing that we do best. I always hear from brides and other vendors “all of your films are so different!” which is a huge compliment because that means we are doing exactly what we set out to do! Our films are created from scratch each and every time to reflect the uniqueness of every couple and event. That means we can make a sentimental/DIY wedding film just as amazing as an edgy/cosmopolitan wedding like this one.
You might remember Kelly & Andrew from the Save the Date film we created with them in Lake Como. Again… this couple knows how to do things different and their wedding followed the same trend. To start, the bride wore a silver Pnina Tornai gown (seen on Say Yes to the Dress). Second, the wedding took place under an absolutely gorgeous canopy of foliage designed by White Lilac, and third… the ballroom was designed with mirrors on the wall and gorgeous pink and lavender accents everywhere. The SLS itself is also unique so in essence, everyone walked around saying “this is SOOOO Kelly & Andrew!!” Here is their Same Day Edit that was displayed via plasma screens versus the standard projection screen. Way to step it up Kelly & Andrew!!! Thanks to Jeannie from Details Details who did an incredible job pulling this event and all it’s details together!!
(ps. I love Kelly’s mom. Jan… you are the best!!)
Happy 4th of July! To honor this great day, I thought I’d share a highlights from a very emotional wedding we filmed last November. You see, Adam is a Marine and thus a lot of he and Sara’s relationship consisted of long distance phone calls and of course a lot of worry while he was deployed. What makes this wedding awesome though, is that these two completely share themselves with their guests. I rarely see this much emotion at a wedding, but I think these two are just so full of love for each other that they couldn’t help but express it. The groom’s father officiated the ceremony which made it extra special and very personal (you’ll see what I mean).
I personally don’t have any relatives in the military (except for my cousin and my grandfathers who both served) so I’m a bit removed from all of this. But I have to say… I had major goosebumps shooting this wedding when seeing what a tight-knit group these Marines were. I definitely got the feeling they would do anything to defend our country and even more than that, protect each other and their families.
I admire you Adam (and everyone that serves) for all you do for us. And thank you for loving Sara the way you do. You guys make an incredible couple!!
Venue: Terranea Resort
Wedding Planner: Sophia from The Special Day
Cinematographer: Elysium Productions
Photographer: Joe Buissink
Floral Design: Nisies Enchanted Florist
Hair & Makeup: Stormi Yates
Lounge Furniture: Luxe Rentals
DJ: Richard Blade
Cake/Dessert Bar: Vanilla Bake Shop
Bridal Gown: Badgely Mishka
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo