Photo by Courtney Koester
I have a confession to make...
I never wanted to film weddings.
When I left college with dreams of working in television or film, I thought wedding video would be the death knell of my career. I had this image in my head of a sweaty dude with a huge ENG camera perched on his shoulder, sweeping panoramas of buffet chaffing dishes. I wanted to tell stories. I wanted to get deep into emotion and symbolism. I wanted to learn something, feel something. And so that's what I do.
I've been in your (fabulous) shoes before, trying to plan a wedding that was unique to us while battling a barrage of opinions and must-haves from people and publications that were not truly "us," traditions and expectations we didn't ask for. But my own wedding experiences as a bride or bridesmaid are secondary to my (nearly) decade of experience filming weddings - indoor and outdoor, short ceremonies and multi-day celebrations, in banquet halls and bookstores, experiencing a variety of cultures and watching couples carefully balance their family traditions with their own aesthetic.
I'm here to capture your wedding day with authenticity to who you are as a couple today. I want to support you in building the wedding day that is unique to you, because honestly, it's just way more fun that way. And I don't want you to forget a single moment.
That's why all of my videography packages include what I call a Doc Edit - a full length, documentary-style edit of your ceremonies and formal events like special dances and speeches, using multiple cameras and audio sources - so that you can relive and share this momentous occasion with your family and friends.
When I was a baby, my maternal grandmother bought a JVC camcorder. My paternal grandmother was an artist/photographer/toy designer who sometimes wrote scripts for the kids to act out. I grew up with more than my fair share of home movies, and to this day we watch and reference them. It's hard sometimes to know where the videos start and my memories end, and I love it. I love that I can be reminded of those relationships, share those events with my husband and daughter.