Today I got a new toy (piece of equipment) in, and I started thinking back to the first wedding films I created. When I first started off, I had one DSLR, my father's camcorder, and his not so great microphones. Things have changed a lot since then, but I'm still amazed at how good these early films turned out. Erin and Austin's Fayetteville wedding at Center Street Church of Christ was one of my first films, and I'm still proud of it.
Fayetteville wedding at Center Street Church of Christ
It's been over three years since this wedding, and I can still remember many things about it. One thing was how nervous I was. I had played around with my camera and doing video and practiced, but the thought of doing a real wedding scared me a bit.
I was lucky to have a lot of things go right that day and no major, major issues. That might have scared me away from wedding films forever. There were some definite things I should have done differently, but that's the learning process. You never start off perfect. You keep going and making mistakes and adjusting. I still find myself doing stuff differently at wedding today.
There are a few things that pop out in my mind from this wedding. One, Erin and Austin were extremely nice, just kind people. They were easy to work with and you could tell they were loved. Two, they had some interesting details in their wedding. Austin was a coach, so for the garter toss, he tied it to a basketball and threw it. That was neat. I also loved his cake. It had a superhero person on it. I want to say it was He-Man.
Shooting wedding films is different than doing photography, and I'm glad that it's come into my world. Erin and Austin's Fayetteville wedding at Center Street Church of Christ was the beginning of this journey, and it has been a blast since.