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Hilton Downtown Richmond Wedding Videography

Shooting in our little city is a rarity, but when we have the opportunity, we feel like we’ve hit the lottery! 10 minute commute? Sleeping in our own bed that night? Amazing!! Jobby and Elizabeth were married at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart downtown and had their reception at the Hilton. It was such Continue Reading

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A Hilton Downtown Richmond Wedding Videography Sneak Peek

Jobby + Elizabeth

Life takes us on various journeys, wouldn’t you agree? For these two, their paths seemed like the least likely to cross. Jobby living in St. Louis and Elizabeth living in Richmond. That is until they both wound up on an online Indian matchmaking site and we’re matched to one another. After just a few dates, Continue Reading

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#1 Tool That All Prime Lens Shooters Should Own

Ona Lens Changing Bag

In this week’s video, I’m sharing a tool we use that is crucial to our signature style. When it comes to filming weddings, we are strong advocates for shooting prime lenses! Prime lenses give us the dreamy, cinematic look we want to achieve in our films. But the only way to shoot prime lenses and still Continue Reading

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Canon 50mm 1.2 L Prime Lens

Our 3 Favorite Prime Lenses for Shooting Weddings

And Which One You Should Buy First!

I absolutely LOVE shooting with prime lenses. But it hasn’t always been that way. I still very clearly remember purchasing my first ever prime lens. This was back when I was in college, and I had just purchased a new camera, the Canon 60D. I was ROCKING the kit lens and thought it was super Continue Reading

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Color Grading Tutorial for Wedding Filmmakers

Lumetri Color Pannel & Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017

How to Achieve a Cinematic Look with Color Grading Today we’re back with another editing tutorial for you guys! We’re going to be in Premiere Pro talking all my process for color grading using  the Lumetri Color panel. Now if you know anything about color correcting or color grading in video, you know that for a really Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Footage Archiving System for Filmmakers

Featuring Drobo and Western Digital MyBook Drives

If you’re a wedding filmmaker, you know that we capture a TON of footage throughout the year. Managing all this data can be tricky for a few reasons. Not only do you need to make sure all that valuable data is backed up and safe in case of a hard drive failure, but you also Continue Reading

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Ryan + Colleen Feature Film

Mount Ida Lodge Wedding Videography

Ty and I are in the midst of making the final touches on our new website!! We’ve spent the past few weeks curating all of our work from the past few years and updating our new portfolio page. In doing so, we realized we never shared our sweet couple, Ryan and Colleen’s feature film. You Continue Reading

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Wedding Film Breakdown: Adam & Meredyth

Premiere Pro CC 2017

There is nothing we love more than sharing brand new wedding films on the blog! We love reading the reactions from our couple and their family and friends as they relive their wedding day in a whole new way!  But what most people don’t realize is how much decision making goes into each final film that Continue Reading

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5 Things a Wedding Filmmaker Should Consider When Buying a New Camera

This past week Panasonic announced their highly awaited successor to the popular GH4, the GH5 and the internet is buzzing about it. This camera packs a ton of very, very impressive specs, and the sample footage that has been released so far looks downright beautiful. Now, I obviously do not have a GH5 to test, Continue Reading

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2016 Highlight Reel

2016 you were an incredible wedding season for us!! With over 10 photo weddings and 14 video weddings and countless hours of footage logged full of beautiful memories for our couples turned dearest friends to treasure for a lifetime. There’s something so significantly special about capturing once in a lifetime moments. There’s something almost sacred Continue Reading

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