What a way to kick off 2018! That is an excited 2018, not the factorial......anywho! I had such a good time filming these two. They are both so sweet and clearly care for each other so much. Shelby's dad came through with an excellent speech, and I got to work with the fantastic Magnolia Adams Photography which is always a pleasure. Enjoy!
With 2018 here is full force, we are finishing up the last of our 2017 weddings! These two got hitched at the Waterford which is where Lauren and I celebrated our wedding! Jordan and Jeff are a fantastic couple with great friends and awesome families that made the day so much fun! The day was made all the better by Leslie Herring Events, she is so great and makes sure all her brides, grooms, vendors, really everyone are happy and taken care of! Jordan and Jeff, we are so happy for you two and thank you for choosing us to capture your wedding!
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Another fantastic couple! We were lucky enough to film Madison and Steven's story of how they met! It really makes the day so much more special when you have gotten to know their story and seen all their baby pictures too! It was a little rainy at Southwind Hills but that did not slow these two down at all. Fabulous dancing, a wheel barrow bridenapping, and a younger brother's toast that made this big brother's eyes a wee bit misty. Plus, half of this crew had an outstanding Michigander accent which just makes the day all the better. Thank you both so much for choosing us to film your wedding!
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What a wedding! And proof It is such a small world! When she booked, Jennifer's parents lived right across the street from us. One night we came home to a lot of cars on our street. We saw these love birds, all smiles, walking up to the house for their surprise engagement party! It was an "awe" moment for sure.
So we were super thrilled when she booked! It felt like it was coming full circle. And we always love working with the very talented photographer Randy Coleman---and shooting a new location, Broken Horn Ranch. When Randy first walked up on the day we both eyed the pecan orchard...grove? Not sure about the nomenclature...but it made for some amazing footage and photos! I am so excited to work on a wedding when toasts are given that are genuine and from the heart. Jennifer's little sister gave one of the best I've heard, and it really struck a chord for this older sibling. Enjoy!
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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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2017 has been treating us fantastic! We got to shoot this adorable couple with the incredibly talented Holli B who makes our day so smooth and enjoyable. Abby and Tanner has us cover their rehearsal dinner which made for some amazing toasts that help tell this couple's story. Abby had so many little details that made the everyone feel more at home at the Mayo Hotel. The band was maybe the funkiest I have ever seen and had the dance floor packed! They also got our Honeymoon Package which got them the latest GoPro and they got some amazing shots [part 2 coming shortly!].
Abby and Tanner, we can't thank you enough for choosing us to film your wedding! It was such a pleasure to see how much you two clearly care for one another and such an amazing group of friends and family! Enjoy!
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What a year for these two! It is going to be easy for these two Cubs fans to remember their first year of marriage! What a day we had with such a fantastic couple. With this being our seventh year as a business with over 200 weddings on the books, it would be hard to find a couple that had more genuine affection and downright giddiness for each other. They wrote their own vows, had very touching letters, and the groom even had hot air balloon socks harkening back to his proposal (which we filmed) at a hot air balloon festival! Just well done to these two. We couldn't be happier for this couple to have chosen us. Enjoy!
On Uber's Ice Cream Day, Oklahoma's own Gary Busey handed out ice cream to some lucky Uber users. This was a day to remember!
Ah summer.... As the wife of a teacher with summers off, I must say it is a magical time when you catch up and wipe stuff off the to do list as your husband cooks dinner and does laundry. Yes, a magical time indeed.
I thought I would use my free time, as Jared is currently tinkering in our darkroom (previously known solely as the laundry room) to post some of my favorite shots from the last birth I filmed. I always snap a few pics too. I mean, why not! I'm there. I have a camera. And, I love to do it.
Thank you again to the Jacksons for trusting me to be a part of the birth of their first born! Congrats! Such a beautiful family, inside and out.