Some weddings are just perfect, and this one has everything you could ever ask for: heart, humor, romance, family, love....and did I mention humor?
Kristen & Kurt had the perfect day. I have so much that I want to share from this wedding, because their unedited footage made me cry, and then laugh so hard that I cried again. The toasts are hilarious and heartfelt. Their highlight recap is one of my favorites. BUT, most of all I want to share the out-take reel that we made as a surprise to them! Most weddings just aren't this funny. First, their actual wedding highlight:
Jen and Scott were married at the Thursday Club in Point Loma. They hired us for Photography long before the big day, but we're quite set on video. I remember emailing with Jen while I was in New York two weeks before their wedding about how to make it work for them. I was SO happy when she told me they had decided to go for it.
Her email this morning made my day: "We LOVE it! And we are sooo happy that everything worked out and we even have a video to remember our wedding day!! Thanks for helping me see we needed one! It is a blessing!"
Some things are just too special not to be documented. Congrats again Mr. & Mrs. Martin
A few weeks ago a man named John came into our office to transfer his 8mm film to DVD. He was married in 1961 in Los Angeles, CA. At that time film cameras were new and very few people had them. Well, one of his weddings guests did! They filmed his wedding with their "new" camera, tucked the footage away in a closet and completely forgot about it......for 50 years!
In cleaning their house many years later, the now 70 year old friends found the footage and mailed it to John in La Jolla. The note read "found this in the closet, thought you might want to see it." John brought it to and we transferred it to DVD and added sound so that he could watch his wedding video for the first time.
The moments of their wedding day were forever captured. It's like being in a time machine. She hugs her mother, who surely isn't alive today. There are shots of their car, their friends, their hometown, her dress, the flowers....everything. They look so in love. This video is so romantic and amazing, I can't even believe it exists. Nobody was able to enjoy it for 50 years, which almost makes it sweeter. John took it home to his wife, children and grandchildren to enjoy and told them stories of all the people in the video. He called a few days later to thank us, and of course I couldn't help from choking back tears. It was the most sincere thank you I'd ever heard.
Do you wish your grandparents had a video like this? I certainly do. Nothing makes us happier than having clients come back to us 2, 5, 10 or even 20 years later to thank us and share their stories of what their wedding video means to them. I would love to hear your thoughts on wedding videography or what your video means to you. Please comment below.
Marie and Adam were married May 8, 2010 and we were pleased to document their celebration at The Grand Del Mar!!! We made a special wedding trailer for them. Plus it is always a blast working with Trena Lozano, Kathy Wright and Rabbi Ian.
Side Note: video quality looks less than ideal via blogger. Please view on our website for a much better sample.
We love working at the Estancia La Jolla, and we were thrilled to make a wedding demo for them comprised of weddings we have shot there over the past few years. Below is the short version of what we created for them, the longer version that really shows off the property can only be seen in our office or theirs :) I love everything about the Estancia and I love this video because it really shows off their property and our wedding video style all at once.
Rebecca and Barry's Wedding was the first at the Scripps Forum and it was beautiful! The weather couldn't have been more perfect, and all of the vendors brought their best to make the day absolutely fantastic.
Rebecca's parents are long-time clients of ours, but they didn't decide on video until the very last minute. When Rebecca's mom saw the footage they were so glad that they did because she got to see everything she missed!! She was amazed at everything we captured.