Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Importance of Wedding Video

Will photographs be enough to remember your wedding?

Watch this clip to find out.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Starbucks and the City

This is another post of Marissa and Justin's Post Wedding shoot. These stills are from a video that we shot on Mother's Day. If you recall, it was pretty chilly that day, so after we shot for a bit, we took a break at Starbucks to grab some coffee and warm up. Crowds just love seeing a bride and groom in an unexpected place. The staff and customers that caught sight of them couldn't help but smile. Who wouldn't. They are so adorable!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

City of Poughkeepsie

This is the second in my series of posts featuring a post wedding session that we filmed with Marissa and Justin. These are just preview stills that I pulled from the video that we shot around the Bardavon. We shot a little bit there on their wedding day and we wanted to go back and do some more.

**Note to future brides and grooms: Make sure you leave plenty of time on your wedding day to do formals with your photographer and videographer. You will most likely find that you enjoy this whole process a lot more than you think you will. It will give your photographer and videographer some time to get really creative and you will have awesome, fun and artsy pictures and video to remember how you looked in your wedding attire. Some couples have been setting aside time before the ceremony to do this in order get to enjoy their cocktail hour with their guests and to not make their guests wait through a long break between ceremony and reception. Also becoming popular are these post wedding day session with just you and your new spouse. This gives you an opportunity to do some shots you may never have considered because you were too worried about getting dirty on your wedding day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Walkway Over the Hudson

A Post-Wedding Shoot with Marissa and Justin

This is part one of a series of posts for a post-wedding shoot that we did with Marissa and Justin. On the day of their wedding, they were so willing to be filmed and had so much fun doing it that they decided to do a series of post wedding shoots with us. This first set of shots is from the Walkway over the Hudson, the newly opened walkway connecting Dutchess and Ulster County using the old Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge. Not only are the views fantastic, but it is also very peaceful and calming to be up above the river.

We took a walk with Marissa and Justin and they got quite a bit of attention. Not only were people surprised to see a bride and groom up there, but they were shocked to see that she took her coat off. We shot this on Mother's Day and it was VERY COLD and cloudy, especially way up there over the river! Marissa was so committed to having shots done up there that she shed her fleece jacket and worked that walkway like it was 80 degrees! Because of the heavy cloud cover, it made the shots look very dramatic. For now, I only have some video stills that I pulled from the footage we shot, but I can't wait to play with the video and edit it all together!!! I can't decide if I like the color shots as much as the black and white. Black and white just really pops the clouds and increases the drama for me. Hope you enjoy!