About My Work
Wedding films are essentially documentaries about your wedding day, and that’s the perspective that I take while filming. I am documenting your wedding day and recording the details that you have put so much planning and effort towards. You want the details that you’ll forget, the moments and experiences that will never happen again, the laughs, the tears, the emotions. Your wedding film will focus on your relationships and the emotions you experience throughout your day while documenting the fine details and the big picture of your special day, so that years down the road you will still remember the moments you would have otherwise forgotten. See my blog post on “Do I Really Need a Wedding Videographer.”
Your video has the look and feel of a film while running anywhere between about 20-60 minutes. Your film is tailored to YOU, so no film is ever the same. You have a say-so in how the film is edited, and you’ll receive a link to review it before the USB/DVD is mailed to you. The full ceremony is included in the feature film with pictures and footage of your prep and first looks, followed by the reception and departure. If there is enough content (e.g. first looks, long toasts, interviews, etc.) to make a Special Features section, you may find some extra videos on your USB!
I typically dress like a guest in darker colors. The groom wears a microphone for clear audio capture (we don’t want to mess up that pretty white dress!).
During the Ceremony
During the ceremony, my second shooter and I are mostly stationary. Anna shoots from the back the whole time with long lens which gets fantastic shots. I shoot in the aisle during the processional, then move to the side and stay there for the rest of the ceremony. When possible I set up a hidden third camera around the stage or arbor to focus on the bride and groom’s faces as they are turned away from the audience and toward the officiant, because really, it’s ALL ABOUT YOU. You want to see your reactions to words and events, so the third camera is in place to capture those laughs and tears.
Sample Highlight Video
I would define myself as spunky, perky, and artsy. At the same time I am conservative and quiet. I married my college sweetheart while creating a short film. I stay home to love, teach, and guide our daughter. I love hats, headbands, and flowers – almost any type of head accessory – but particularly hats! I’m a garden enthusiast. I love to read old classics. And I sometimes knit for fun or for gifts. Mexican food is my absolute fave – you can’t go wrong with fajitas! Picnics and trips to the park are fun pastimes for me.
Why I Like Filming Weddings
- It’s fun. I’ve loved filming and editing videos since I learned how to do them.
- I am capturing a memory – that’s one of the happiest jobs on the planet! Which leads me to number 3.
- Weddings are very happy places, and I’m a happy person.
- I gain a sense of satisfaction to see the smiles on my client’s faces and to hear that they are happy with the service I provided to them.
I graduated in May 2012 as a President’s List Scholar with a Bachelor of Science in New Media and Communications, Summa Cum Laude. While in college, I worked extensively with MSC-TV, Macon State College’s (now Middle Georgia State University) closed circuit televisions station. I received the Student Leadership Award for my contributions to MSC-TV, as well as three Greenway Awards (MSC-TV’s yearly award ceremony): Best Show, Best Camera Work, and Best Overall Production (in combination with my then-partner, now-husband Andrew Goodman).
After college, I worked at WRWR-TV 38 the Patriot as Creative Director. That job provided me with vast, in-depth experience in creative video production. I learned to plan, write, direct, and edit my own video pieces, seeing them through from start to finish in a timely manner.
From there I moved on to a managerial position at ComSouth Channel 100 where I served as Video Production Manager. In that position, I scheduled and programmed the television station, trouble-shot technical difficulties, trained new videographers, filmed, directed, and/or edited an award-winning agricultural television show, local events, and also weddings.
While working at a ComSouth Channel 100, I learned that I loved to film weddings and documentaries more than anything else. So when I quit work to stay home with our daughter, I decided to specialize in weddings! I am working toward establishing my brand, and I aim to obtain my business license in the very near future!