I'm always asking myself, how can I ensure these films will stand the test of time? When the cameras and lenses and color filters change with each season, how can I make sure years later, my films will still inspire the same feelings they did when you first saw them?
Over time, I've learned that it's about focusing the film on you, the couple. It seems an observation like that would be obvious enough, however with so much competition in the field of wedding cinematography, it can sometimes be taken for granted how little a wedding film revolves around a couple, their friends, and their families. It can often be overlooked for flashier shots and editing tricks designed to impress, in a superficial sense, rather than truly seeking to capture what matters most.
Well, enough rambling. I know you have many options when considering a cinematographer but I hope you watch a few of my edits to get an idea of how personalized a wedding film can be.
They got married in the beatiful state, of Oregon! Thanks for flying us out.
Those <4 cufflinks.
The gift he gave her before the ceremony.
We got to film the proposal!
This one begins with her version of the proposal story, and ends with his.
A bit of a throwback but just thought they had so many great moments on their day.
This is a pretty old video but what makes this video timeless is what Chris wanted to say to Lucy without us having to ask.
So while I was editing this, Michael's (the groom) mother had passed away. They asked if I could make some sort of commemoration in the film for her. Of course I obliged. I wanted to pay respects to his mother while not letting the sadness of it overtake their wedding film. You can skip to 8:48 to see how I tried to balance it all.