There is something about interviewing the couple beforehand that makes the day of the wedding something really special. We always try to meet with our clients before weddings, but this is mostly a logistics meeting (something my wife handles brilliantly). Nailing down the arrival time, important family members (or ones to avoid), and maybe music preferences. When I shoot an Our Story, it is done at our home, maybe after a beer (except for these two because it was at 9:00 in the morning!), and I really get to know each person. The questions are never the same because everyone's story is different. And as we progress, I get to see what makes this couple work, how comfortable they are on camera, and what I can do to ease any apprehension about being on camera so that their true selves shine!
So much of what we shoot the day of is not staged or posed. Our goal is to capture a real feeling. One of our favorite pictures from our wedding shot by the amazingly talented Josh McCullock is just after the ceremony, when we think no one is watching, and we are looking at each other with such shock and giddiness at the fact we just got married. THAT is our goal. For you to be able to look back and watch your video, and remember how YOU felt. That doesn't happen when you are uncomfortable with your videographer. Those moments happen when you forget we are even there. That's what happens after shooting an Our Story.
With Madison and Steven, these two have a fantastic story and we were so fortunate to capture it. Thank you both so much and congratulations!
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