Chris and Steph have a really soft love that is perfectly surrounded with blossoms. This is the kind of video I love doing - very subtle yet powerful. It's all the little things that matter and a video shows the small smiles, tender hugs and little nuances that nothing else can share. These are the kinds of moments that you can't explain to your future children and they really need to see it to experience it... and they will :)
David & Samantha held their reception at Wadley Farms, where it's so beautiful outside in the gardens. Outdoor receptions are always the best for candid shots as everyone is typically more comfortable outside with plenty of room to roam and it's always great to capture the sunset during that magic hour of golden light.
Brad and Annie are the coolest! I just love seeing two people over the top excited to get married and to have some fun in the process :).
Fun info from the wedding:
Annie sewed a heart on the back of Brad's tie, Brad gave Annie a surprise gift while we were filming the first look before they went in for their sealing, Annie gave Brad an "Ellie Pin" (grape soda pin from the movie "Up!") which is "the highest honor one can bestow." all the suits were purchased for the same price if they would have rented tuxedos, Brad and Annie have known each other for ten years, It was 93 degrees today, Brad and Annie were sealed by the temple president who is being released in a few weeks so this was his very last sealing as temple president, I got to attend the sealing :), lucky to work with the photographer Dallas Graham who has an incredible project you can check out at http://redfredproject.com/dallas-graham/, Brad has Superman cuff links, and this video isn't the actual video. The real video is set to a different song and is longer but you have to come to the reception to see it ;).
I love being around happy people. I love filming happy people and I love watching videos about happy people. This video definitely qualifies for the happy category :).
Was on vacation at one of my favorite spots in the world last week: Banff and Lake Louise! Lake Louise is a glacier lake in the Canadian Rockies that has suspended silt which relfects the light and creates an incredible aqua color. Just stunning! You have to make time for family :)
Some of the craziest wind is at the Oquirrh Mountain Temple in South Jordan (The city was originally named "Gale"). Take a look at Kaitlyn and Justin's Teaser to see why I absolutely love filming in the wind. I'm always looking for motion and movement and this is one of the biggest differences from photography.
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People ask me if I get burned out shooting weddings for the past 13 years.
It's just the opposite. That's what has kept me young.
How can you get tired of seeing the look on a couples face when they see each other for the first time in their wedding attire? It reaffirms that there is still hope, love and goodness in this crazy world of ours.
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This is what you call "smitten". Love it!
You'll notice the city shot near the end with a glass bridge in the background. McKay proposed by the bridge and she said yes :) He had his family on the bridge with umbrellas that once opened said "WILL U MARRY ME?" They were down below looking up.
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Oh how I love the Darrow Family!! This is their third wedding I've been so lucky to film and it's like being with family :). I've filmed many of their friends weddings as well (shout out to Jordan and Eden at the temple today) so it's good times all around. I'm so fortunate to be surrounded by amazing people. People ask me to tell them "Bridezilla" stories, but you know what? I don't have any. I film super cool people and their friends are all super cool as well. Kind of nice to be caught in that market ;).
The reception tonight is at This is The Place Heritage Park so we shot at the park as well as at the temple for the pre wedding shoot. Loved Alex's text about the first look "I had no idea that's the face I made when I saw her. Priceless!"
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Ali and Jon made me a believer. Morning shoots are amazing for lighting! They wanted their first look to be the day of their wedding so we filmed them prior to going into the temple then captured their family shots when they came out. Congrats you love birds!!!
Shout out to Dave Labrum from www.davelabrumphotography.com for telling Ali and Jon about me and for being so great to work with.
Song by One Republic (Licensed via www.songfreedom.com). Love that the song mentions 6 on the clock because this took place at 6 AM :)