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Abby + Kalebh // Boone Elopement Film

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Abby + Kalebh // Boone Elopement Film

Kathryn,

It is hard for me to put into words how appreciative, grateful, and in awe I am of not only your work but who you are as a person. Working with you has been such a pleasure. When Kalebh and I made the decision to elope, I knew the people I surrounded myself with on that amazing day would be very important to me. The peace and comfort that we experienced is something I will never forget. Thank you for being who you are and kicking ass as a videographer!

Please keep in touch. I will cherish this film forever!
— Abby

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Kat + Rich // Black Balsam Elopement Film

Oh my GOODNESS KATHRYN!
We are weeping over here!!!!!!! This was so beautiful!!!!! I am just as emotional as I was that day. You did it, you showed us as exactly who we are, all of our love and our laughs and our tears and our more laughs!! I cannot believe you created this for us, we will CHERISH this forever and I will be watching this every day! You are such a star!!!! Thank you for doing this for us, thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us.

Omgosh forgot to mention - all of the really cool shots with our outline but then looking at the moutains/trees in the background were awesome!!! I never dreamed we’d have those type of shots in our wedding video! You really smashed this out of the park Kathryn <3<3<3<3<3
— Kat + Rich

Kat & Rich,

Thanks for letting me embrace my creativity in the telling of your story. Thank you for talking about not only the joys of a marriage in your vows, but also the reality of the struggles and hardships you will face. Thank you for being silly & honest with yourselves and with us. Rich - thank you for trusting me to put on your boutonniere and saying it looked good with the slight tilt. Kat - thank you for being willing to take off your jacket in the most freezing wind and jump around in it for a while.

Thank you for choosing me to create this for you. So much love to you both <3

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Emily + Max // Maggie Valley N.C. Wedding Film

I’m so glad we chose Kathryn to be a part of our wedding day. She created the most special film that we will cherish forever. She’s so friendly and we immediately felt at ease the first time we talked to her. On the wedding day I didn’t even know she was capturing some of the moments that she did. It was so fun reliving that day with my family. Everyone was in tears...again. I could not be happier with the way our film turned out. Thank you!!
— Emily + Max

Emily + Max

With each unique couple,
each shaky & honest vow,
I grow.
I continue to learn more about love through these partnerships -
these people that allow me into their life for just a day or even as short as an afternoon.
Because on this day they are their most raw,
their most vulnerable,
and their most alive.
The choices they made have brought them here and I am a choice as well,
a witness;
And with each quirky first dance,
each intimately chosen location,
each grateful hug,
so so many hugs,
I grow.

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A Wedding Without Rings

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A Wedding Without Rings

Evergreen Era Films Wedding Videography

Most of you out there might think I'm crazy, but it's true. I hate wedding rings.
But the reality is I don't just hate wedding rings. I hate all metal jewelry. I always have. It's some weird quirk that I've never fully understood. Just the thought of metal jewelry touching my skin makes me squirm. I can't stand it.

Thankfully that weird quirk has saved me a lot of money over the years (as well as previous boyfriends) and gives me lots of extra time in the morning to get ready. 

But whenever I tell anyone this about me, they always ask - "What will you do when you get engaged or married?!"
I've come up with some funny answers over the years, like asking for a puppy instead of an engagement ring. I still like this idea a lot by the way... =)
I have also thought about the idea of spending the money on tickets for a trip, a down payment on a tiny home, or new adventure equipment instead.
Who knows! The sky is the limit to what could be done! I have always thought that something different and personal, unique to our relationship would be even more special.

Side note: Ian and I have zero plans on getting married in the near future, if ever really.
We live life very untraditionally and purposefully, taking the waves of life as they come and doing what feels right to who we are.
We have learned to love life this way for the time being - hearts and minds open to our experiences and loving each other as deeply and best we can along the way.


Now, I know that the exchanging of rings in marriage is a deep rooted tradition.
I know that they traditionally represent eternity and they are worn on the 4th finger of the left hand because it was believed the vein in that finger lead directly to the heart.
They are glamorous, and shiny, and expensive and something you only get once in your lifetime.
I get it. Tradition is hard to break.

But I want to take a moment here and question this tradition, like I typically like to do.

Disclaimer: This is not to make anyone feel bad about having a wedding ring or wanting a wedding ring. It is simply to share my personal thoughts and experiences in order to provide encouragement to do something differently for those who might benefit from it. 

My dislike for jewelry in general has forced me to think about the exchanging of rings in a new way. It has forced me to look inside myself and imagine what my heart would want, apart from preconceived traditions or social norms, on my wedding day.

So, maybe this will encourage you to do this same. If you were able to free yourself of all the expectations and listen to your heart, what would mean the most to you personally, intimately, uniquely?

Traditions aren't rules. It's okay to break them!

 

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Kasey + Wes Wedding Film Trailer // Boone N.C. Wedding Videography

Kasey and Wes are so obviously madly in love with each other.

They even told us that they were just really good at kissing - and they were right! If I had to guess they just naturally kissed about a hundred times throughout the day. They just couldn't help it.

The way they interacted with each other throughout their wedding day was gentle, intimate, and compassionate with one another. They had their hand-fasting ceremony in the fog laden woods with their closest family members and explored the parkway on the drive back to their sweet little home in Yadkinville, where more family and friends awaited to celebrate them.

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Package: White Pine
Film: 1-2 minute trailer
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Location: near Boone, N.C.
Venue: Elk Knob State Park Amphitheater
Photographer: Rachel McIntosh Photography

 

 

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