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Holy Schmoly ya'll...
I feel like I have so few words after sending a couple their film and getting back responses like the one above.
It's hard to explain the PURPOSE and pure JOY I feel from being able to capture a couples relationship and then present it back to them like a mirror that says "Look how badass you two are! Look at how your relationship brings inspiration and beauty to the world! Can you believe how incredibly lucky we are to experience love like this in our lives?"
It's such a gift to be welcomed into people's lives like this.
Amy and Lindsay, I had such a freaking blast celebrating your wedding with you.
So much love on this new journey together as a married couple <3
When making this film of Melissa + Josh I knew I had to express the ferocity of their chemistry. Their love seemed magnetic and passionate. It became more and more obvious each minute we spent with them; When Josh kissed Melissa on the shoulder when buttoning her dress or when Melissa kissed Josh's finger after she placed the ring on it... I spent a majority of the day amazed at how open-hearted they not only were with each other, but with us being around as well. It blew me away. Love isn't something to hide.
Therefore, I wanted to represent the beauty I saw in their relationship as powerfully as I could.. I hope I did it justice.
Check out the feature on Junebug!
Photography: Fox & Owl Studio
Florals: Little Wild Bloom
Dress: Wildflower Bridal
Hair + MU: Powder Me Pretty
Cake: OWL Bakery
Rentals: East West Venue & Vintage Rentals
Macrame: Find Your Fiber
Ring: Stephanie Ellis Jewelry
Linens: Green Earth Studio
Jessica + Christopher
A bit of their story:
Jess and Chris live in Florida, so when they decided to elope they made a grande adventure out of it. They left home before their wedding day, taking their time, stopping at different locations along the way. They went horse back riding, rented a cabin, and enjoyed local hot springs before eventually meeting up with Fox & Owl Studio and us on their wedding day. Wouldn't you know it that it had been beautiful sunny weather every day except the one planned to elope, but we all embraced what was given and made a memory all 6 of us will never forget.
We always embrace the rain.
By the time we finished shooting it was pitch black and they were soaking wet, but they excitedly jumped in their jeep to get take out pizza to celebrate.
Over the next few days they adventured more, going ziplining, blue ridge parkway cruising, and they even got to enjoy some mountain snow!
My 3 favorite things:
-getting dressed in the woods with clothes hanging on branches and rocks
-personal vows handwritten in little booklets
-popping champagne in the headlights of their jeep and passing it around drinking from the bottle
Listen to this if you want to cry... but usually in an uplifting way!
Storycorps is the largest audio compilation in the Library of Congress, recording stories from people all over the United States.
What I love most about it: How incredible the act of interviewing someone can be for a relationship.
Invisibilia is co-hosted by 3 women who interview and explore ideas and concepts that we can't see. Things that are intangible.
What I love most about it: They explore things from many different angles AND they are topics I haven't fully heard about before.
Most of you have probably heard of TED talks. This podcast is a compilation of different speakers presentations blended with further interview conversations on their topic. They usually interview 3 different people who are all relating to a central topic.
What I love most about it: The fact that they dig deeper into the topics that are spoken on the TED stage to give you more background and information than just watching the video.
This podcast is one of my absolute favorites. Even though they don't focus on any topic in particular, they explore interesting ideas with open minds and a sense of true discovery.
What I love most about it: The sound effects they use throughout the podcast are like any other - they make it an experience and immerse you into the story in a beautiful and intriguing way!
Another NPR Podcast, Modern Love is a beautiful mix of storytelling, theatre, and writing. Actors present essays written about love that were submitted to the NY Times, representing real people who live among us.
What I love most about it: It provides a larger perspective of what love is like - what it can do, what it means, and what it looks like.
Need some convincing that you should hire a videographer for your wedding or elopement? I'll let these articles speak for themselves!
Is Wedding Video A Must or a Maybe?
"You may be thinking wedding photos and a video are overkill, but trust us, you will want both. Don't just take our word for it -- listen to feedback from these Knotties..."
9 Things Brides Wish They Had Done Differently
"I’d hire a videographer"
"Having endured too many viewings of hours-long wedding videos, Christine Fennessy didn’t once consider hiring a videographer to capture her lakeside nuptials. But a year later, she confesses, she’d love to be able to hit play and revisit the day she was married on the shores of Owasco Lake in Auburn, NY. “I never thought I would say that, but I know I would cry every time I watched it.”
Christine’s not alone in this regard — it was the most repeated “regret” among brides we interviewed. Michelle Engvall, owner of Married + More, A Wedding Planning Boutique in Seattle, says having a videographer “is money well spent, and it doesn’t have to break the bank.” She suggests looking for a professional who offers a “highlights” video package. “These are typically 5 to 10 minutes long, and tell the story of the day from start to finish in a condensed version.”"
98 Percent of Brides Regret This Choice After Their Weddings
"Like most brides, I looked forward to my wedding for 4 reasons:
- I was marrying a man better than I ever could have dreamed for myself
- The Big Day was a creative outlet for my DIY dreams
- Friends and Family were coming together from all across the country
- Biggest. Party. Ever.
After the wedding, here is what I had to show for it:
- Gorgeous photos
- A preserved wedding gown
- Stories from friends and family about it being the best party, not just wedding, they had ever attended
Why 98 Percent of Brides Say You Should Definitely Get a Videographer (I Didn't, and Now I Regret It)
"When we were in the midst of wedding planning, we agreed pretty wholeheartedly on just about everything...like waffles being a "go," of course, and videography a "no." I don't know, filming everything seemed kind of unnecessary at the time, I think.
But then, last night, I was watching some video from my cousin's wedding in—oh my gosh, 1995, I think?—and the funniest thing happened: I suddenly had videography regret! There, on my cousin's video, were loved relatives who have since passed away—it was amazing to see them again, looking so happy and celebratory. And my little cousins when they were still just tiny, dancing and singing."
5 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Wedding Videographer
"One of the most underrated and underused vendor is the videographer. You'll hear brides raving about their florist, their planner and of course they want an amazing photographer, but a videographer is always seen as an added expense. Trust me, you may see it as an unnecessary expense, but here are a few reasons why that expense is worth every penny..."