There is a very interesting story about how this wedding video came to be. It literately saved my butt.
My wife, newborn baby boy (Beau) and our Boston Terrier decided it was time to move out of our tiny two bedroom apartment in SF. We just couldn't fit anymore. During this time I'd been out of film school for over a year now and was trying to land an internship anywhere that I thought could get me experience and my foot in the door. My wife would work 6-3pm while I studied every filmmaking tutorial I could get my hands on back in our tiny apartment. I studied everything from the theory of color correction, motion graphics and advanced editing techniques. I knew I had to learn it all if I wanted to get work here in the Bay Area. Then we decided that the market was at it's lowest and it was a good time to buy a home at a third of what it cost just a few years prior. We left San Francisco after 10 of the best years of my life. We moved into our new home 6 months later. One day my wife comes home and tells me she quit her job. I was pretty shocked by the news and thought there couldn't be a worst time to quit your job while living on just her income, but I knew why she did it and I sucked it up that I needed to do something fast. I had to get a job fast. A few months went by and I couldn't find a thing. The market for a semi experienced videographer or editor was next to nothing, so I decide to apply at what I did while in college; sell appliances and TV's, so I applied for a sales job at Best Buy.
Best Buy was paying pennies and barely getting us by, so I needed to find something bigger and better fast. Sometime later I got a call from my friend Jeff, a good friend and the first couple I ever shot a wedding for, telling me he has a co-worker who needed a wedding video. I was willing to do it but there was one big problem. I couldn't show up to a wedding with my cheap piece of junk camera, no tripod and no proper audio equipment. Plus, I had no funds to buy new pro camera equipment. The camera I used for Jeff's wedding was a $600 consumer camera. I needed something better. One day I was sitting at my station at Best Buy, it was near closing and the store was empty. I began thinking about how I could possibly get my hands on some better equipment. I needed a good camera, wireless mic, tripod and a shoulder rig. It didn't take me long to think of what to do. I did something that was definitely going to be a big NO from my wife... I applied for a Best Buy credit card. After my c.c application was approved I walked over to the video camcorders and bought the best camera $2000 could buy. I got everything I needed to do my first wedding with some decent gear. I ended up shooting this wedding all by myself. Took it back to the studio and created this. This very video landed me 47 weddings the following year.
Fast Forward to today..
It excites and amazes me that people scroll this far down to watch my work. This was the the very first wedding I officially did under my new business name in Nov of 2009. The location is quite amazing. It's called Point 16 in Big Sur, California and is owned by a some congress guy. The space is very limited to the number of weddings that can be here each year and is probably thee most gorgeous view I've ever been so lucky to work at.
This is the beginning of a new journey, a new life.....