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Wimberly Super 8 Wedding Highlights - Austin, TX

Our Super 8 wedding highlights are finally here!! **does happy dance** When Cassie approached me over a year ago, she had a special vision in mind for her wedding film. She remembered an old Super 8 wedding video that she’d seen years before, and the feelings that it evoked when she watched it. She fell completely in love with the nostalgia and timelessness of the film look, and for years it had been her dream to have her wedding captured in that same vintage style.

I had never shot Super 8 before, but after talking through Cassie’s vision, I was completely bought in on the idea. I researched cameras and film stock for months in preparation, and we did a test shoot just weeks before the wedding to make sure we would be able to capture all of the reception footage in the dark. I ended up purchasing an old Canon 310 XL Super 8 camera for shooting, and for film stock I went with Vision3 200T color negative film for the daylight portions of the day, and Vision3 500T color negative film for the nighttime portions. On the wedding day we only shot five rolls of film, about 15 minutes total. A single roll is only 3 minutes long, and the cost of the film plus processing comes out to about $100 a roll, so we carefully executed a shot list throughout the day to capture everything we wanted on Super 8, saving it for only the most important moments. David and I captured digital footage of everything in between, and so we would have a backup in case the film failed for any reason.

I had an extremely difficult time choosing what type of music to use for this (something slow and emotional was my other choice), but ultimately I was inspired by the juxtaposition of the vintage footage with the hip hop style music. Although the music was technically hip hop, the synthesizer evoked a bit of an 80’s vibe that worked so well with the Super 8 footage. I also loved that by mixing the digital and film footage, I was forced to get creative with some of my transitions and editing choices. I wanted the video to feel as though we were reminiscing back on old memories, and the switch from digital to Super 8 feels almost like flashback scenes. I’m so thrilled with how this creative endeavor came out, and I’m so grateful for Cassie’s strong vision and eagerness to trust me with trying something new. Cheers to the happy couple!

Styled Shoot - Angel Springs Event Center - Georgetown, TX

Yesterday I took part in an incredible styled shoot and y’all, I’m just DYING over this footage! I couldn’t help myself from throwing together a quick little teaser to share. There is sooo much more footage to come (we shot with FOUR couples!) and I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming weeks! Please check out all of the vendors below. They are all incredible talents and I’m so grateful to get to work with them!

Bass Wedding Highlights - Horseshoe Bay, TX

Everything about Megan and Andrew’s day was stunning from beginning to end! The venue itself, Escondido Golf & Lake Club, was like a little slice of Tuscany in the Texas hill country. The florals, the dessert table, the ceremony site, everything was beautiful and I’m pretty sure I could have died from gorgeousness!

Megan and Andrew were extremely laid back on the big day, and having fun with their friends and family was definitely the biggest priority. I love working with couples to collaborate on what is most important to them in their wedding video, and they emphasized that they wanted their video to be uplifting and joyful. When letting them narrow down what song they wanted for their video they chose this one, which I think fits them so perfectly! More than having my own creative autonomy, I want my videos to reflect the couple and their story, and I think this video captures Megan and Andrew so well.

Cheers to the Basses!

Martinez Wedding Highlights - Austin, TX

It’s been a hot minute since I shared on here! But that’s only because the last two months have been extremely busy with work work work. I have several Christmas family shoots I have yet to share here, some corporate client projects coming up, plus several back to back weddings I shot in November that I’m wrapping up in the next few weeks. The first of which is the Martinez wedding!

Becky and Adrian’s entire wedding day was centered around their commitment to each other and to the Lord. In asking them about what they wanted out of their video, Becky emphasized the importance of their vows. I had no idea how beautifully written and personal their vows would be, and once I heard them I knew they needed a video that was as romantic and epic as the promises they made to each other. Their vows are everything, and are truly what makes this video great. Just be sure to have the tissues handy! ;)