It’s interesting how people can be different in different situations. Often, people will act one way when we first are meeting, but they might be different on the wedding day. This isn’t a bad thing by any means. It’s really quite fun for me. A wedding is a party and people will usually loosen up. Ashley and Scott were pretty reserved when we met in the beginning, but on the wedding day, it was a crazy time, and you can feel it in their Peel Mansion Wedding Video. Continue reading "Peel Mansion Wedding Video: Ashley & Scott"
Every year I get the pleasure of working with a bunch of amazing couples. Each one is special and I love meeting them, but there are some that are really special to me. These are the ones that I had connections with before and knew somehow outside of the wedding world. This was the case with Lori and Chap and their Garden Room wedding film. Continue reading "Garden Room Wedding Film: Lori & Chap"
When I think about any wedding, there is always something that pops out in my mind. Sometimes there are a lot of emotions, other times crazy dancing, and often some really touching speeches. Well, for Alexis and Miles and their St. Catherine's at Bell Gable wedding video, the thing that sticks out the most to me is the laughing. Continue reading "St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable wedding video: Alexis and Miles"
People either love surprises or they hate them. Usually with weddings surprises aren't a great thing. Most weddings will have a wedding coordinator there just to make sure everything goes according to plan and there are no surprises. Well, not all wedding surprises are bad. There were several surprises in Courtney and Stephen's Rogers wedding film, and I really think it added to the day and made it something special. Continue reading "Rogers Wedding Film: Courtney and Stephen"
A few years ago we shot Anna's wedding video at the Cypress Barn, but I wasn't able to be there because I was photographing a wedding at another location. Well, for Leana and Andrew's Cypress Barn wedding video, I finally got to visit this great location, and it was a wonderful day! Continue reading "Cypress Barn Wedding Video: Leana and Andrew"
Zach and Morgan's Barn at the Springs wedding video turned out perfectly. Everything just went smoothly. The weather was beautiful, so we could do a lot of things outside, including their ceremony. There were no time issues with our schedule. Everyone was happy and two lovely people got married. A perfect day! Continue reading "Barn at the Springs Wedding Video: Morgan and Zach"
There are always challenges when dealing with a wedding video. Sometimes you have to deal with bad lighting or a small venue. Other times you have really bad speeches or whatever. We didn't have to deal with any of those problems with Alex and Misty's Magnolia Gardens Wedding video. Our biggest concern was the weather! Continue reading "Magnolia Gardens Wedding Video: Alex and Misty"
What a beautiful day! There were so many amazing things about Taylor and Donivan's Whitney Mountain Lodge Wedding Video. First of all, the venue was just gorgeous. We had such a great view of the lake and the mountain. Then you had all the beautiful relationships and emotions. So glad we were part of it. Continue reading "Whitney Mountain Lodge Wedding Video: Taylor and Donvian"
Reagan and Andy are loved by so many people and really like to have a good time. This was probably the biggest party of 2017. I know for sure it was the largest wedding party. I believe there were 9 or 10 on each side! Then you had all the ushers as well. It was sure crowded with all the guys inside their cabin at Mount Sequoyah. Anyway, it was a real pleasure getting to be around these two and helping create their Mount Sequoyah wedding video. Continue reading "Mount Sequoyah wedding video: Reagan and Andy"
Life is so interesting. Some people don't believe in fate, but I've seen too many things line up and happen to not believe that things are happening for a reason. Kylie and Derrick's wedding film at Fairlane Station was one of those situations.
Wedding Film at Fairlane Station: Kylie and Derrick
It all started when I randomly attended an open house at Fairlane Station. Some photographers had taken over running the place, so I wanted to meet them and see how things would be run now. Anyway, so there weren't many people there, and I actually stood around doing nothing the majority of the time, but something special did happen.
A mother and the bride were there, and they came up to me. The mother asked my name. Turns out her father is a great family friend, someone I was around a lot as a child. He had this trailer up in Branson, and our family would take trips there and always stay in his trailer. Without his help, I'm sure we wouldn't have been able to afford nearly as many trips.
After talking to them for awhile, I found out that they had a photographer, but video wasn't really in there budget. Her grandfather had done so much for me as a child that I decided to do their wedding film for free.
I didn't really know the couple, but I still enjoyed being part of their wedding day. Both Kylie and Derrick were extremely kind to me, and they made things easy. The wedding was a bunch of fun. I think my favorite part was the speeches. Sounds like Derrick use to be quite the handful back in the day. There was also a ton of dancing and everyone seemed to be extremely happy!
The film is a little different than what we normally do. She really just wanted the ceremony and the main events, so we just lined them all up for her to see.
I'm so glad I could help out Kylie and Derrick with their wedding film at Fairlane Station. It's strange to think that if I hadn't gone that night or if her mom hadn't approached me, none of this would have happened. Fate, I'm telling you!