Wednesday
Jun052013

6 am Wedding Day First Look // Salt Lake Temple

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 :)

Tuesday
Jun042013

Daniel & Savana's First Look // Bountiful Temple


Daniel and Savana are so perfect for each other. I love that prayer and inspiration are a huge part of their relationship and it's easy to see God's hand in their lives. I filmed Daniel's sister Camille's wedding in December and it feels like I've been adopted into their family. I was so grateful to attend their sealing and it was so beautiful, peaceful and a spiritual experience for me. I love the temple and the blessings that come from the temple as it has changed my life in so many wonderful ways. Every time I attend I leave feeling peaceful, hopeful and full of love for others :)

Although I didn't film their wedding dinner, they invited me and my wife to attend as guests and it was a wonderful evening. Savana's brother made me laugh with his toast. Savana comes from a small town (Tabiona, UT) and he mentioned that being from a small town they always have to approve of their sisters date. They were waiting for Daniel to arrive with Savana to visit the family for the first time and when Daniel stepped out of the car and they saw how big he is, they walked right up and said, "Welcome to the family!" ha ha.

We sat at the same table as Camille (Daniel's sister) and her husband Logan Laycock. I've filmed Logan's sister's wedding as well (that's how Daniel's family found me)and his parents were also at our table with whom we had a wonderful conversation. It turns out that their great something grandfather is John Taylor and my great something grandfather's are John Solomon Fullmer and William Riley Cole who knew John Taylor very well. In fact, they were both there when Joseph Smith and the others went to Carthage Jail and were later martyred. I wonder if they were aware of our little chat that evening :).

So grateful for the Lord's tender mercies that bring wonderful people into my life, especially Daniel and Savana. Hope this video captures how special they are for each other as well as the blessing of the temple and our ancestors.

Music licensed via www.songfreedom.com
Tuesday
May212013

Marlies and Dillon's Same Day Edit // Salt Lake Temple

Marlies and Dillon have known each other since 9th grade and they are definitely perfect for each other. She had a crush on Dillon while at the same time Dillon was writing Marlies' name in all the dictionaries next to the word "cute". It took a few years for them to figure it out, but they finally started dating right before Dillon went on his mission to Asia. From his mission, Dillon wrote Marlies a letter in Cambodian and upon his return home he transalted it for her to let her know he loved her. She felt the same way and now they are married :)

Marlies' dress was made by her grandmother and patterned after an Anthropologie dress. Love it!

Special thanks to Heather Telford for being such a great photographer to hang with today :)

Music licensed via www.songfreedom.com

Wednesday
Apr242013

Spring First Look // Salt Lake Temple



Madeline and Zach are getting married tomorrow, but their video is already half way done :)

Filming prior to the wedding is a way for you two to have your own time together. I had no idea until I was married how insane it gets the last couple weeks before the wedding and of course the wedding day. I had to take a break with my fiance from everything just to catch our breath and remember WHY we were getting married.

A pre shoot is a great time to do that. We take our time to get some amazing shots and really just enjoy the break from everything. When I film it's really just hanging out capturing candid moments and it's actually fun and relaxing. Fortunately for me I have a very easy going personality and often receive comments from brides that I help them relax and just be themselves. That's probably because the most important thing to me at a wedding is that you enjoy your wedding. It's not the video, nor the pictures, nor the cake or anything else. It's your experience! Everything else will fall into place if you focus on the reason WHY you are getting married and surround yourself with others who do the same.

I absolutely love filming and enjoying the experience of the day and you should too!

Mindy Gledhill's amazing music licensed via www.songfreedom.com
Tuesday
Mar052013

Let it Snow!!!!



Crazy snow - crazy party. Craziness all around :)
Music licensed via www.songfreedom.com
Tuesday
Dec182012

Coleton + Sarah's Date Video/Wedding Day Teaser

Today was just heaven with the snowfall. I wish every winter wedding could look like this :). I threw in some shots from their date film and tonight's reception as well. Had so much fun today with Coleton and Sarah!!

Music licensed via www.songfreedom.com
Tuesday
Dec112012

Hudson's 3rd Birthday Cake

Hudson was quite the chef baking up his birthday cake today. Grateful for the beautiful snow, hot chocolate and Christmas music :)

Music licensed via www.songfreedom.com
Saturday
Nov032012

Jared + Kristen Eyring // Salt Lake Temple

Jared and Kristen's same day edit from today. It was a beautiful fall day with the lovely Jessica Kettle from www.jessicakettle.com. Jared said he had a headache until he watched the video at the wedding dinner, then his headache was magically gone. Perhaps this could be a source of future 'headache remedy" in the future :)

Saturday
Nov032012

Rusty + Jenna's Teaser // San Diego Temple

Not only are Rusty and Jenna incredibly kind, loving and spiritual - they are crazy fun! Had a great time in Southern California escaping the snow storms in Utah :)

Monday
Aug202012

Jared + Eden's Teaser // Manti Temple

 

Jared & Eden are an amazing example of temple marriage. They are both so giving and centered on Jesus Christ and I felt honored to film their wedding.
Check out the new park below which was just stunning for the video!
Elder Holland talks about the importance of the temple and staying pure.
Music is by Stop Motion Poetry "A Walk Outside" licensed thru www.songfreedom.com.