“Documentary” has been described as a “filmmaking practice, a cinematic tradition, and mode of creatively observing life that is continually evolving” and as a “new art form in which there is creative treatment of actuality.”
So why weddings?
Weddings are kind of like the ultimate documentary. They tell the story of two lives coming together and of tradition, the past, and new beginnings. They’re dramatic, emotional, beautiful and deeply personal.
The idea of Wedding Films also hit close to home when my now wife and I found ourselves spending months looking for a cinematographer for our own wedding a few years ago. It wasn’t as easy as expected to find work that not only looked beautiful and filmic but was also incredibly personal, natural and emotional.
We didn’t want to be treated like just another couple plugged in as the characters of the same story line “vows-venue-cake” nor did we want to be awkwardly stuck in the middle of a big, constantly sliding-sweeping-swirling production team running around with gear. Our film had to be personal, reflect us, our style, our voices, our little quirks. And we had to feel comfortable.
We decided to put our talents together to not only have our own wedding captured in the way that we wanted but also to build a uniquely creative wedding cinematography studio from the ground up. We weren’t sure how couples would respond to a guy who really loves film and who spent his whole life filming documentaries, applying his storytelling approach to their wedding films but it works.
Now we celebrate with couples through every step of their planning process and after— whether they are planning a very private and intimate event or being featured in a national magazine. It’s an adventure and we love every minute of it.
Our goal at the end of each day is to create great films that make brides and grooms, families, and potential grandchildren very happy.