this is our version of what might otherwise be called a 'love story' (we just can't handle calling it that). the idea is to create a portrait of the couple, in this case tara and lee, through cinema.

the idea for all of this came straight from tara and lee. we asked what they liked to do together and what they enjoyed about new york. we spent the better part of the day following them around as they went through a walk in central park, got some cupcakes, and cooked dinner together.

what i love is how honest and intimate their film feels. by letting them take us where they normally do and allowing everything to happen naturally, it gives us a cute little window into their world. throughout the day we stopped in a couple places and encouraged them to chat with each other about some things related to the city, their engagement, and how they got here.

what was really special about putting this together was also how much they both enjoyed the experience. by keeping it so natural but also exploratory, it let them share a lot of things that they really hadn't had time to chat about in quite some time.

on a tech side this was shot all DSLR, MKIV, with our standard prime kit (14/24/35/50). we followed, or tried to stay a step ahead, with the manfrotto 561 BHDV-1 monopods. audio was captured with wireless lavs (senn EWG2) and countryman b6 mics. to keep things intimate and moving quickly we opted out of the boom and miced them both up before the walk.

this film debuted at their reception this past weekend. it helped to open the reception and invite the couple into the room. later that night it followed with their epic same day edit (which we will be posting soon :)


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