As much as I was able, I endeavored to catch as many details as possible; all the bright, sharp moments and passing ephemera that really make a memory stand out in the mind.
More than capturing pretty b-roll, or creating a clinical document, I was most interested in telling a story. When I loaded the footage into the editing suite, I wanted to make sure I emerged with a narrative.
The bride, the groom and their families are all amazingly beautiful, layered, complex human beings, and though it’s insanely difficult to encapsulate an entire personality in 10 minutes, I made every effort to give the viewer some sense of who these people are.
The bride is brash, and brave and hilarious. The groom is a little terse and cool at first, but he’s a surprisingly kind, funny guy, with a dry, caustic sense of humor and an obviously deep affection for his wife. Both are absolutely at home in their own skin, and love that about each other. And SO many great faces and expressions in that family! Kids with seemingly endless supplies of energy, teens who marveled at the bride like she was a pop-star, and older faces whose smiles told that they had been there already, and were happy to remember what it felt like.
It was a ton of fun to try and catch that on video.
I’m very grateful for Tricia and John’s trust in allowing me to peek in on a day with so much joy and significance.
I hope I served them well.
My first foray into wedding / event videography and editing.
To be entirely honest, I was a little apprehensive about making a wedding my first experience with live event videography. I'm fairly confident in my abilities as a shooter and a story-teller, but as I considered the importance of the event, and it's genuinely fleeting, singular nature, I found myself getting pretty nervous.
I knew from the outset I wanted to provide the couple with something more than a flat, one-dimensional view of their wedding. This is an incredibly profound, meaningful moment in people's lives, and I wanted to make sure it was captured with grace, tenderness and sensitivity; something with a little more beauty and poignancy than a little-league soccer game.
Using several HDSLR cameras, and a variety of lenses and support rigs, I followed the bride from her preparation at the salon with friends and family, to the wedding venue, stopping a few times along the way to document her journey to the altar.