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Life-Cycle Events

Fri, Jan 15 2010 10:40 | Permalink OMG has it been a busy 2010 so far. Being in the event industry has some ups and downs. "UPs" include having the distinct privilege of capturing special moments and creating beautiful keepsakes for families to literally treasure forever...we make "most prized possessions!" That is seriously amazing to me!

But, for BHVP, being in the event industry isn't all happy and cheery best-day-of-your-life videos. We also do funerals. Funerals are definitely not as fun to do. We have little time to prepare for them, throwing our entire schedule off balance and they are very sad and uncomfortable. They immediately jolt us into the exact opposite of what we normally do. We are present for the worst day, rather than the best day of our clients lives. We really come full circle here.

So many of our clients (and brides) might wonder why the heck anybody would pay for or want a funeral recorded, but for us it is simple. Life cycle events should be remembered. When you are under stress, pressure and adrenaline you can't remember everything that is said. Is the speech your dad gives at your wedding more important than the speech his best friend gives at his funeral? Would you want to remember the eulogy any less?

Over the past month we have videotaped six funerals and memorials. It isn't something we like to do, but it is part of our duty to the San Diego community and our clients.

Rest In Peace:

Eric Ott
Sol Price
Daniel Alessio
Leo Barrozo

We wish your families the best.

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Questions to Ask Your Videographer

Mon, Dec 7 2009 03:32 | Permalink I recently recieved an email from a prospective bride
with the longest list of questions I have ever seen!
It took me a while to answer them, but I thought it was
really smart of her to ask. They were questions I thought
other couples might not think of! So, I hope they help.

How long have you been in business?
Is this your primary job, or a hobby?
Do you have an office?
How many weddings have you worked at? (for
videographers/photographers this is more important than
"Have you worked at my venue before?")
What do your DVD covers look like?
How do I receive the DVDs?
Regular mail? UPS? Pick them up in person?
What is your travel fee?
(It is customary for vendors to charge a travel
fee and/or flight/hotel costs if
your wedding is not with in their city/county).
Who shoots the weddings? Who edits them?
What type of equipment are you using?
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Jen + Jason, October 2, 2009

Wed, Nov 25 2009 12:12 | Permalink Jen found us from our ad on theknot.com. Videography was important to her because some of her family were unable to make the wedding. Plus she understood the value of having such a precious celebration on video for years to come. She and Jason stayed at The Bay Club hotel and had their ceremony at Point Loma Nazarene University where Jen went to school. Everybody feared rain, but as it turned out, the pre-rain clouds made for one of the most beautiful sunsets we have ever captured on video! Following the ceremony guests enjoyed the sunset with a group photo and toast in place of a cocktail hour. Their Reception took place at Tom Ham's Lighthouse.

Jen chose our Timeless Memories package and we captured the day with two cameras at the ceremony and one at the reception.
Enjoy their recap:

Mary Bowerman helped plan their beautiful day!
p.s. LOVE LOVE LOVE the sparkler grand exit!!

Jen and Jason - Thank you for the opportunity to attend your beautiful wedding. You are adorable together!
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