Entries in wedding video (16)


matt + alison: des moines, iowa wedding

we've known alison for several years.  her brother, adam, was one of our first weddings and we work with her and her family doing some commercial work as well.  

this wedding did not lack for style!  alison and her mom are professionals when it comes to staging, decor and style and it showed.  every detail was considered.

the day was beautiful, in spite of the rain... they had an intimate ceremony with family and friends in a beautiful little chapel in desoto.  thanks to a wonderful couple for including us in your day.


A locomotive way of shooting.

I'm not claiming to know exactly why Boone, IA is famous for trains.  It may have something to do with a huge train bridge that runs near by or maybe that the town had some train business in the past (what that was I don't know).  But the fact is, there were A LOT of trains going through town that day.  At first, I was getting really annoyed because we were trying to get from place to place to shoot Lisa and Neil's awesome wedding.  Then I figured, "dang. Lisa and Neil are proud citizens of Boone and trains are a big part of that."  So I jumped out of my car and shot as much train footage as I could.  Then poof- we had our first train themed SDE.

On a personal note.  Lisa and Neil were great.  Lisa is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet and she was such a huge fan of our work it was hard not to go over the moon making a great film.  And Neil is this big burly dude that has that smile that explains how he must charm everybody all the time.  

Hope you guys love their same day edit.


brett + meredith: a SURPRISE same day edit

last april, we had the priviledge of shooting noah and kara's video and getting to know their family throughout the process.  i love their family!  it was at her sister's (kara) wedding, that meredith came up to me and said they wanted us to be part of their day too.  what an honor!  

even though we were scheduled to produce a highlights video of their day, meredith's father called me a few weeks before the wedding and asked if we'd be willing to do a surprise same day edit to play at their reception.  of course!!  so, i spent much of the day editing in the car from location to location and trying to be very covert in my mobile editing suite.

you can see from the video that these people are fun.  but now that all of kara and meredith's siblings are married, we'll have to move on to their extended family to continue the tradition.  who's next?

screenshot of the video of them watching the same day edit at the reception.


What's his name?

So on a Sunday afternoon in Burnsville, MN I hosted about 12 people at my house to film what would become Mike and Katie Harper's eShoot film.  Their video was our first to incorporate stories and interviews from the couples whole family and close friends.  

One of my favorite moments in the interviews was learning that upon meeting Mike, the McQuillan family was unaware that he had a first name.  Actually they were just unaware that his first name was actually Mike.  He had been only called Harper, his last name and nickname.  You will just have to watch. 

Then came their wedding day.  We had an absolute blast going bowling in the morning all the way through to the golf course reception.  Here is their same day edit, enjoy.


The city, in the country.

The Nahas/Fyfe wedding was very much centered around family.  In our case we got nice and close with the Nahas side of the family (not to take away from the wonderful Fyfe people we met!).  My relationship with the Nahas clan started 3 years ago when I was asked to play my guitar at their beautiful home on the outskirts of West Des Moines for an outdoor party.  

Fast forward three years and daughter Melissa has found the perfect young man, TJ.  We find ourselves at their home again but this time on the inside getting ready for a wedding.  Their home in the country is the exact opposite on the inside.  A sheik, modern, minimalist style that touches a clean place in my heart, defines their decor.  An artistic family with an appreciation for the time and effort it takes to make things beautiful.

Andy and I snuck out before sunlight to the Nahas compound and shot the beginnings of an amazing storm.  The day was rainy, then not rainy but was filled with nothing but love all the way around.  That is until TJ took out his angst on a few golfballs at the Glen Oaks Country Club first tee!!!

Enjoy this short film of a great couple.