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5 Mistakes We Made as Filmmakers When We Were Just Getting Started

Filmmaker Education

Ty and I are big believers in the phrase “everyone starts somewhere.” Neither one of us set out to own our own business and we both never dreamed that one day filmmaking would be our life’s work. But in the age of entrepreneurship, we are grateful that our passion for serving and loving people, alongside Continue Reading

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3 Reasons You Should Invest in Educational Opportunities as a Business Owner

Education

When Ty first started the business, he was in college. He was scheduled to take photo classes to fulfill his art electives for his graphic design major. So, with that in mind, he asked for a nice camera the Christmas of his freshman year. The excitement of this new piece of gear made him eager Continue Reading

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The Power of the Same-Day-Edit

How a 1-Minute Film Can Transform Your Business

“I hate to be THAT guy, but can I ask you a few questions about that gimbal you’re using?” “That guy” (Zack) was a guest at the wedding we were shooting and ultimately ended up being one of our grooms! As a result of that conversation he booked us to film his wedding just THREE Continue Reading

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Color Grading Tutorial: How to Match Canon & Sony Footage

Wedding Filmmaking Tips & Tricks

At the end of last year we invested in our first ever non-Canon camera, the Sony A6300. Ever since then the #1 question I have received over and over again is “how do you get your Sony footage to match your Canon footage?” And to be honest, it took me quite a while before I Continue Reading

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5 Highlights from the Creative at Heart Conference | Round 7

Raleigh, NC

Photo by the amazing: Holly Felts Last week Ty and I were in Raleigh at the Creative at Heart Conference. This was our 7th C@H conference that we have attended and filmed!! Every time we leave I always say “man, this is going to be so hard to describe” and then I sit down to Continue Reading

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5 Tips for Writing a Killer Best Man + MOH Speech

Wedding Toasts + Speeches

Over the past 4 years of running this business together Ty and I have heard hundreds of different Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor speeches. Trust me when I say, we’ve heard it all. Funny ones, tearful ones, practical ones, cringe worthy ones, and ones where Ty and I are literally air high-fiving one another Continue Reading

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5 Productivity Hacks You Need to Implement

Productivity has become quite the “buzz word” in the entrepreneur world. Everyone is all about optimizing the time that they have to get as much done as possible. Who wouldn’t want that? Being a work-from-home entrepreneur, productivity is even more important to me because there are so many other things surrounding me, vying for my Continue Reading

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In Home Coaching Sessions: Why We Love Them!

Personalized Education for Wedding Filmmakers

Ty and I are big believers in using our platform to raise up, encourage, and support those around us. We wouldn’t be where we are today if others hadn’t come alongside us when we were first getting started. If others hadn’t encouraged us to keep going, to keep doing the next thing, and that our Continue Reading

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5 Tips For Transitioning from 9-5 Office Grind to Work-From-Home Life

My sister and I have never been able to talk much about work in a way that we can both “relate” to the topic at hand. She’s a nurse turned government contractor in the dialysis field. I, on the other hand, have worked in ministry and now in the wedding industry since I graduated from college. Continue Reading

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3 Tips For Writing Your Wedding Day Letter to Your Future Spouse

Tips & Tricks for Future Brides and Grooms

This is one of my favorite moments of the wedding day. The moment when the bride, fully dressed in her gown, sits down to read her wedding day letter from her soon-to-be-groom. And when the groom, alone for possibly the first time all morning, sits down to read his letter from his bride. It’s almost as if time Continue Reading

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