Jon and Lindsay were married at First United Methodist Church in Athens, GA on a brisk January day. Lots of pictures and lots of laughter would be a good summation of this beautiful wedding as we captured the First Look at the Botanical Gardens, stopped by the UGA Arch for a few shots, then ventured on to the church for the ceremony.
Surrounded by greenery, the reception back at the Botanical Gardens capped off the whole wedding day as the newlyweds danced the night away with friends and family. We wish these two the best!
Patrick and Kaitlyn were married in November in Atlanta, GA. From the getting ready at their cute newlywed house, to the beautiful ceremony at Our Lady of Assumption, all the way to the breathtaking reception at King Plow, every detail about this day was personal, heart-felt, and perfect. This has to be one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever met and their families echoed this sentiment as they joined in the merriment of the celebration with lots of laughter and sweet words for the groom and bride. We wish you guys the very best in your new life together, Patrick and Kaitlyn.
John and Lauren were married on April 5th at Fair Weather Farms in Monroe, GA. With a gorgeous lake as their backdrop and even prettier weather they shared their vows in front of friends and family that truly loved them and wanted to be around them…which was evident by the energetic crowd that saw them off…still ready to keep the night going.
The country feel of the day, cowboy boots and all, made for a wonderful afternoon and some amazing shots. We had a blast watching their dog, Jake, run and jump (and even pose) while we captured the moments. Also, pralines. Oh, man, those pralines. I’ve been licking my lips every time I edited a clip with one of those delicious delectables.
John and Lauren, we wish you the very best and are excited for your new life together!
Song: Best Day of My Life by American Authors
We had a chance to spend a few hours with Troy and Morgan at there wedding ceremony back in April at the beautiful Carl House in Auburn, GA. It was our first time shooting there, and let me just say that it is an incredible venue. The gardens were phenomenal and completely set the stage for Morgan and Troy’s outdoor wedding.
We were only asked to film the actual ceremony, but the creative juices started flowing and we just couldn’t help ourselves when we saw Troy and Morgan about to see each other for the first time. I love First Looks.
My favorite part of the ceremony, as evidenced by the video below, was towards the end where the minister tells the groom that he may kiss his bride. Troy was so excited he practically couldn’t wait for the minister’s “ok” and jumped the gun a little early. It was great!
We wish Troy and Morgan the very best on their new life together!
On Father’s Day of this year, I received a few frantic emails from a friend of ours asking if we were available to film an adoption homecoming video for a client. They had been asked to do it, but the day their flight was coming back from Africa was the only day they were unavailable, so I checked our schedule and determined that we could work it in. After a few emails back and forth from Uganda, where Julie was, we decided to meet up on I-20 with her husband and 4 of their 5 kids. From that point I jumped in the vehicle with the whole crew and we made our way to the airport to welcome home Ruby Kai from Uganda with only one pit stop:).
Even Faith and Favor were able to make it to the airport to welcome their friend from Uganda to the United States. As you’ll see, it didn’t take her long to get warmed up to her new family…AND the cameras.
Welcome Home Ruby Kai!
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Chuck for quite a few years (since college…we took a basketball class together), so when they asked us to film his and Braden’s wedding, Trisha and I were ecstatic, to say the least. It hadn’t even been a full year since we filmed his brother’s wedding (Walt + Kayla) so we knew we were in for another treat hanging out with the Holland gang…
From rehearsal to the dinner to decorating for the wedding day festivities, even as a vendor, they made us feel like family. As a videographer, I can truthfully say that I love that because it allows us to work freely inside of our creativity and capture those intimate shots that might feel otherwise too intrusive to film.
As you’ll be able to tell from the highlight, Chuck is all about style. Everything matches…from the pink and blue shoes to the table decorations to the rings to the unity sand. It all ties in together. Even during the ceremony, you can see through the design (four aisles and four sets of chairs that form a spoke around the marriage platform) that it is laden with style purpose, not purpose to impress, but purpose to glorify God with their marriage. That’s extremely encouraging. What is beautiful is that even behind our camera lens, we are able to tell that the commitment that Chuck and Braden made to each other was pure and honest and destined for a lifetime.
Congratulations Chuck and Braden…here’s to a lifetime of happiness and Christ-centeredness!
We had the privilege of filming Andy and Katie’s Wedding a few weeks ago at the gorgeous Braselton-Stover House. There were A LOT of unique things about their wedding, especially the ceremony. ; some of which I can’t wait to share with you once the editing is done, but in the mean time, I wanted to pass along this creative idea that Katie helped ponder up.
We set up a Video Booth during the reception in which all of the guests could come by and pull a card out of a bag. Each card had a Truth or a Dare written on it and the guest was required to answer/act it out. What resulted was 30 minutes worth (final edit) of hilarity and shenanigans and I can’t wait to show Andy and Katie the whole thing.
But in the meantime, there’s this 5 minute clip of some of the silliness that took place.
Best wishes to Andy and Katie! If this video is any indication, you’ve surrounded yourself with entertaining friends that will always keep a smile on your face.
The other day I was perusing the interwebs when I came across an article that was trying to put a wedding day into perspective. The point was to take each element of a typical wedding and consider the amount of time that specific part takes up in the day and compare it in the grand scheme of things in a lifetime of a marriage. I decided to make a little graphic to illustrate the point:
When you take a step back and look at it, the things that really last from your wedding day are the memories…and I believe that videography is one of the BEST ways to capture and remember those moments.
PS. I also want to draw on the fact that Vows have a lifetime expectancy. The only catch to doing wedding videography for me is that I really don’t want repeat business. I want those memories captured to be just as beautiful 50 years from now as they were on their wedding day. Just as I believe that photography and videography are meant to last a lifetime, I believe that vows are meant to last a lifetime as well. It’s a beautiful thing.
We’ve seen a lot of interesting things at weddings over the years. Some funny, some touching, and some just flat out embarrassing. Most of my experiences have led to some form of “Advice for the Couple” that I would pass on as they are preparing for their wedding day.
Thanks to Ben and Rebecca’s wedding I have a new one, and it is this:
Check your luggage BEFORE you leave the premises.
You never know what you may find.
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