This First Look was perfect!! Trevor loves Maycee so much and I love how blown away he was by how amazing she looked in her dress. This was filmed at the International Peace Gardens in SLC, Utah. The funnest part about this video is the fact that the weather was supposed to be thunder and lighting with heavy rain. Yea, that didn’t happen, fortunately for them and we got some amazing shots the entire night. The International Peace Gardens is a great place for pre wedding shoots, family pictures, senior pictures, and just about anything else involving a camera – and it’s free!!
This Utah Wedding Video for Jessica & James at the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple has some fun history behind it for Pointe Digital. Long before Pointe Digital was formed, I helped Davey (the other videographer here at Pointe Digital) make some Country Dancing Instructional videos that he would sell at the place he and his wife met. James purchased those videos so he could get better at country dancing and then several years later he met Jessica there also and now the rest is history. So the moral of the story is this, buy Davey’s Country Dancing instructional videos so you can impress your future wife. : ) Or at least go country dancing – I met my wife country dancing but it was not my dancing that skills that impressed her – I guess I needed Davey’s videos also.
Another Utah Wedding Video that just turned out amazing. The Draper Temple was just beautiful. It’s always fun when you know the family, I did Jennifer’s sisters wedding a few years ago and then we moved 1/2 mile away from their parents last year. And then at the wedding, I recognized another bride I did the video for and she is Ammon’s cousin. It’s such a small world in Utah. The “first look” part of the video is very touching. We put a wireless mic on Ammon so you could hear his reaction to seeing Jennifer for the first time in her wedding dress from Allyses Bridal. It was also the first day that the weather was good, it has been raining so much lately that everyone was nervous but it was simply amazing. And they had us do the photography also – some of their pictures are so stunning. You can just feel the love they have for each other. We were honored to capture their special day for them.
Save the date videos are a perfect way to announce your wedding or to invite your family and friends to your wedding? Should they take the place of a traditional invitation? No way!! Maycee & Trevor decided on Thanksgiving Point for the location for their save the date video. We actually did the shoot in the morning and it turned out great. These videos are sometimes called engagement videos but with a little text at the beginning and the end, voila, it turns into an invitation. The other nice part about this is now they won’t be nervous in front of the camera at their wedding and that makes their wedding day highlight film even better. My favorite shot is the last shot of the video, where they are kissing with the blue sky in the background and you see two birds fly overhead. This particular shot was captured in super slow motion. I think it turned out good, what do you think?
This Manti Temple Wedding Highlight Film is one of my favorites for so many reasons. First, the Christensen Family is amazing, I’m sad that this is their last kid to get married. They made me feel like one of the family and truly epitomize the saying, the salt of the earth. Next, I love it when so many different seasons of weather happen in a 2-3 hour period – it makes for some dramatic video for sure. The hail, the wind, the beautiful blue sky, the clouds racing over the Manti Temple, the thunder and lightning right before they came out of the Temple, the bone chilling cold wind, the warm splash of sun, and of course capturing the clouds in quick motion and the hail in slow motion. Add all of that to a couple who is in love and voilà, you have an amazing wedding highlight film. Last, but not least, I really do love my job. Yes, it makes it even better when you get to hang out with the Christensens for two days, but being able to create wedding highlight films like this and have it ready for the reception the next night, makes my job the best in the world. And then there was the reception…as they had me do last year, I brought a sound system for the background music and then turned it up a bit for the Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son dances and also for their first dance. This is a perfect way to enhance a wedding reception when you just want to play background music and a few songs to dance to. That said, we also have DJ’s for hire that are amazing. Our sound system rentals are only $100 if we are already going to be there. You can choose the best of both worlds for your wedding. Of course, we also brought a large flat screen tv to show their Manti Temple Wedding Highlight Film. The weekend was perfect!! Congratulations McKenzie & Bryant!!!!
We love how Allie & Tanner’s SLC Temple Wedding Film turned out. We have known Allie and her family for more than 10 years, so it was fun to see her grow up to be a beautiful bride and then to share that with her and her family on her wedding day is priceless. The day ended up to be perfect, even though the storm clouds kept threatening to, all that happened was a few drops (at the Temple that is). Fortunately, the reception was indoor at The Northampton House because the rain came down at that point. Allie & Tanner also had us do their photography which turned out amazing. Some of those photos will be posted on our website next week. They even had us bring our photo booth which is always a hit. The fun story from this wedding begins with Allie’s brother. He and Tanner were best friends when Allie and Tanner started dating. This picture was Braiden’s idea and I love it!!