Ummm pretty much the prettiest day I've ever experienced for a wedding and if our footage doesn't convey that, we did a poor job filming this one. Again at Kimball Hallfor the second time this year and it wasn't a mistake. I saw earlier in the week via Facebook that the Wisteria in the courtyard had bloomed and this is a once-a-year, only for a few weeks thing. So Jaime and I got our butts over there early to shoot the scenery in all it's glory. The courtyard imagery came out amazing. From there we headed over to Whitney's house to catch her putting on makeup and doing her hair. The house had a sign on the fridge counting down to the wedding date and a sign by the door announcing "the big day." It was very cute. Whitney did her own makeup and had a friend do her hair...very simple...I love simple. Simple gives us the freedom to make our shots more complex and I think we really stretched our creativity on this shoot using all our tools in every scenario. We then headed over to the hotel where the groom was getting ready. Did a quick sequence of him putting on his tux and a fun little slider, stedi-cam sequence of him leaving the hotel room. This all led into a little story of him arriving at Kimball Hall, where I was able to pull Whitney aside and have her stand at the end of the Hallway while Luke came in the front door. She was kinda freaking out not wanting to be seen by him but it made for a fun shot and a great little story in the middle of the highlight.
Again the light in Kimball Hall...glory be. I don't know what Julie does to get the sun to come through those windows like that but it paints such an amazing light onto every object in the room. If we just add a little diffusion to our lenses we can make it look so soft and wrap around anything. It's great. We had so many amazing shots of Whitney with her dress on I didn't even know where to begin. Because she only had one person in the bridal party we dragged her all over the Kimball Hall grounds getting footage before the ceremony began.
Then the pastor started in...I couldn't really believe what I was hearing it was kind of like he was narrating our morning shoot describing all the imagery we grabbed and I just knew this highlight film was going to be special. So here it is for the happy couple, Whitney and Luke. We had such a great time filming you all. Whitney your remark after I made you and Luke run through the garden at night "I feel like I'm in a Taylor Swift music video," will always make me laugh every time I watch this and remind me just how much more amazing a great film crew can make a wedding day! Cheers!
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