When Kinga reached out to me about her Hungarian/Texan wedding, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We spoke on the phone and she told me how important her wedding day would be and that she knew exactly what she wanted for her day, one of those things being that she wanted to work with me! I knew from talking to her that she and her fiancé were something special, and I was so excited to help capture their day in a way that honored the fact that Jason and Kinga were becoming a new family with a new blending of cultures. I can’t wait to share more of their day with you in the coming weeks! Congrats to the McCoys!
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!
Last weekend we spent our anniversary filming another amazing couple as they began their own marriage journey! Kelly and Daniel were a joy to work with, and we walked away from this wedding with new friends and forever anniversary buddies. I'm so excited to share this sneak preview of their beautiful hill country wedding! Congrats to the newly Roses!
Last week I was so excited to get to deliver this wedding video on none other than Valentine’s Day! Jeff and Madison are high school sweethearts and the real deal - their love for Jesus, their friends, family, and each other made this video such a joy to work on. Their friend group reminds me so much of my college friend group, and seeing how much love and support they have from them was so encouraging. Also Madison and Jeff picked this song which I LOVE, and feels like it fits them so well. Congrats to the Wrights!