Love on the Lake - Our Feature in Inside Weddings Magazine

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"I promise to kiss you first thing each morning and last thing each evening, so long as we both shall live."

Oh! To be in that backyard on the lake, witnessing these childhood sweethearts tenderly repeat these vows, through their tears and laughter, together.  It was a truly humbling experience for us.   We feel so lucky to have been chosen to be the team that had an opportunity to create a wedding film for Kellye and Dustin.   From the story of how she waited as a little girl on the edge of the lawn to see Dustin go by, all the way to her father's description of every moment with Kellye in his life being "like Christmas morning," their love story will inspire you to cherish your own family with such tenderness.

Their beautiful story  is being featured in Inside Weddings Magazine, on newsstands this week.  You have got to check it out!  We love that the magazine recognized the incredibly romantic and lasting qualities of Kellye & Dustin's love story in addition to Tara Wilson's beautiful design and coordination.  Their article is truly worth reading!

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I wanted to tell you the video made us all cry all over again. You caught incredible moments and it was absolutely breathtaking. I want to tell you how thankful we are and your work is just incredible. Genya with Vue contacted me, we are actually going to be in Inside Weddings magazine!  I said that I would splurge on you guys a million times over!!! I cannot thank you enough, this is something we will forever have and the closest thing to reliving it we have!  Thank you so much!!



Watch Kellye & Dustin's breath-taking vows:



You can read and see more of Kellye's story through our post with her full wedding video of love on the lake, Genya's beautiful wedding photography at Vue Photography, and on newsstands with Inside Weddings!

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Featured by Glamour and Grace || Romantic, Vintage Wedding at Maison Montegut

Designing her wedding reception to "feel like coming home" to her mother's house, Mary made sure to select decor details that spoke to her heart.  All the crystal, lace, silver, mercury glass, and family photos were brought in by her mother for this truly romantic event at Maison Montegut.  We are excited to announce that our film has been featured alongside the  work of their  fantastic New Orleans photographer, Mark Eric, in the blog for brides who love vintage and handmade details, Glamour and Grace.

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2014 glamour and grace feature

Enjoy their full film below.  Mary's personal touches and gifts for her groom and family will have you misty-eyed in minutes, I promise!  Plus, every location seems like a scene out of Downton Abbey, between the historic venue locations and the classic Victorian outfits worn by the bridesmaids and ring bearers. 

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wedding video package heirloom

For a full look at the beautiful photography from the event, you must check out Mark Eric's blog.  Here's a little sneak peek at why we think he's one of the best wedding photographers around:


Bridal Prep & Groom Prep: The Roosevelt Hotel New Orleans

123 Baronne St  New Orleans, LA 70112

(504) 648-1200

Ceremony: Christ Church Cathedral

Reception: Maison Montegut

Event Planner: Elyse Skansi, Tying the Knot Wedding Coordination

Photographer: Mark Eric

Catering: Joel's

Florist: Iris Floral and Event Design Studio

Cocktail Hour Music: John Royen Band

2nd Line Band: The Jaywalkers

Reception Entertainment: Crystal Clear Band

We've been featured! Rustic Lake-side Wedding || Once In A Lifetime

[pix_dropcap]W[/pix_dropcap]hat an honor!  An online German bridal magazine (similar to Style Me Pretty) has featured Kellye & Dustin's wedding video & story as an example of true romance.  Who could argue with that when they see that these childhood sweethearts exchanged personalized vows like these?

"I promise to kiss you

first thing each morning,

and last thing each evening,

so long as we both shall live."

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Click here to see the perfect rustic wedding photos that Genya from Vue Photography took at the event.  The famed Tara Wilson (who has been featured on morning shows like the TODAY show and manymore!) of Tara Wilson Events coordinated and designed this backyard soirée.

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romantische hochzeit in texas hochzeitvideos rustikale gartendeko

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Home

Event Design, Styling & Coordination: Tara Wilson & Lee Anne Jackson of Tara Wilson Events

Photographer: Vue Photography Catering: Sissy's Southern Kitchen

Florist: Branching Out

Reception Band: The Good Nights

Cake: Cake Walk Bake Shop

paper goods: Blue Eye Brown Eye

Bride's Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin

We've been featured! Wedding Video Press Coverage

We are excited to announce that we were recently featured on love24FPS, a leading style blog that features the best of wedding filmmaking in the industry.  

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The story the editors selected to feature was the sneak peek we put together to introduce Kacy & Jason's film.  Of course, they were as smitten by Kacy & Jason's personalities as we were, and they gushed about it in their coverage of the film, saying,  "it’s hard to take your eyes off the screen because you know this couple is going to be worth watching."

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...and we agree!  When we first heard from Jason about filming his wedding to Kacy, we were enamored with their passion for our craft and for one another.  This bold groom held our attention with stories about his proposal in a hot air balloon, how zebras would be wandering the grounds at their wedding reception, how he drives a Tesla, works for the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and with stories of how much he loves his bride, Kacy.  

 You can read our full post about their wedding and watch their wedding video in its entirety here.

Wedding Vendor Details:

Ceremony: First United Methodist Missouri City
3900 Lexington Blvd  Missouri City, TX 77459
Reception: Safari Texas Ranch
11627 FM 1464 Rd  Richmond, TX 77407
Photographer: Daniel Colvin
Videographer: Mason Jar Films
Florist: Floriography; Ines Negrin
DJ: Johnny Bravo
Getaway Car: Tesla
Wedding Bands: Tiffany
Wedding Gifts: Converse & Pandora

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Soundtrack: “And Then Came A Sudden Validation” by Austin, TX band and national darling, The Quiet Company
Musical track licensed through The Music Bed


CanonFilmmakers Live - An Educational Jaunt


Famed British Cinematographer/Educator Philip Bloom issuing the charge.

Since I spend a lot of my potential educational time planning and organizing an international educational event for filmmakers, it's rare that I get to sit back and enjoy being educated myself.

Recently, I was able to attend CanonFilmmakersLive at the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Austin, Texas.  CanonFilmmakersLive is a full day excursion into how to best use DSLR technology to do filmmaking work for whatever purpose you might need it.

I've been using DSLR's for about 18 months now, but this was the first time I was able to get schooled on some things that would've taken much longer to discover through trial and error.  For example, I picked up tips on the best ISO's to use, the proper white balance settings for overnight timelapses, an insurance company to employ for equipment coverage, a software program to rescue data from faulty CF cards, and much much more.

There are hundreds if not thousands of decisions to make in operating cameras/running a business to produce work for clients, and being unaware and unprepared in one area can create a life or death (for the project) situation.  It's much more than knowing how to shoot well, and you'll pick up enough small  tips to more than make up for the cost of admission.

I was also impressed with the networking that I was able to do.  Attendees come from all walks to life seeking the same thing, to improve their craft.  Some were on the media team from their churches, some work in schools, others shoot music videos - the man to my right was looking how to best make promotional videos for his company which sells and installs acquariums.  With such a diverse audience, I was able to connect with new colleagues who have strengths that complement mine.  You can expect us to be collaborating on future projects together (and I didn't even have to do a craigslist search!)

If you have a chance to attend in one of the remaining cities, I encourage to spend the day investing in your business with the CanonFilmmakers.

My hats off to my colleagues Cristina Valdivieso and Jon Connor for their hard work in putting together this magnificent tour, and to Philip Bloom for sharing his knowledge in order to help others to get further faster (and for being a good sport as well, even when, to his chagrin, I won the Zacuto Z(ed)Grip iPhone Jr.).