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Christine + Brooke – A teaser trailer

They say that laughter is an important ingredient to a happy marriage. We have found this to be true, and seeing so much easy-going laughter between Christine and Brooke, these two seem to have plenty of this basic element to last them a lifetime. They just “get” each other. At the end of the day, isn’t that what we all want?

I’ll be honest, sometimes when we are hired to film a wedding, either the Bride or the Groom isn’t initially thrilled that we are going to be there. This was the case with Brooke. He didn’t like that Christine had brought us on. He wasn’t “on board” with having video for his wedding, but he went along with it since she really wanted it. Once we arrived, however, Brooke quickly became comfortable with our presence. In fact, he was so glad we were there to capture the pleasant memories they were making and being creative about how that was to be done. By the end of the day, having felt that we were unobtrusive and personable he had nothing but compliments for us.

As far as the location, the York Harbor Reading Room is such a great place to have a wedding! The staff warmly welcomed us, showed us around and made sure that we had all the information we would need. Located right on the Atlantic Ocean, we really enjoyed filming at this unique Maine venue. We tried out a new filming tecnique that day inside the reception room that we are pleased with. I would have to say, though, that the releasing of lanterns was our favorite memory from this day. Our off-camera light (we never use on-cam. lights) came in VERY handy when the Bride, Groom and their guests took an incredibly long walk along a cliff in the dark to get to the beach where the lighting and releasing would take place. The way the light of the lanters lit up everyone’s faces was great, and as you can see in the closing shot of this trailer, the design they created in the sky was exquisite.

Special thanks to Patrick McNamara (the photographer that Christine and Brooke had hired) for recommending us to the two of them. We always enjoy working with Patrick. His calm professionalism puts even the most anxious bride at ease (not that this was Christine’s state), and his photographs speak for themselves! Click on the link below to see his work. We also want to thank Ron Risman for filling in for Nikki so that she could travel to Indiana to see her Niece graduate. Summertime events like these are often a casualty of our busy wedding schedule.

Other professionals we worked with at this wedding were:

Photographer: Patrick McNamara

Venue/Caterer: York Harbor Reading Room

Florist: York Flower Shop

BB Pie: Pie in the Sky

Additional Desserts: Kate’s Designer Delights (she made cupcakes, whoopie pies & mini eclairs)

Hair: Shelley  Chesson

Makeup: Tiffany Blakney of Polished Spa

Band: Winiker Brothers

Other Musicians: New England String Quartet

Jeweler (engagement ring): Small Pleasures

(wedding rings): E.B. Horn

 

 

Sarah + Ryan at The Wolfeboro Inn Teaser

We enjoy filming at the Wolfeboro Inn. This is a lovely location set in charming downtown Wolfeboro. People who have not been there may not realize what beautiful shots can be had withing a relatively small space – as it is right on Lake Winnipesaukee. Nicole, the Inn’s wedding coordinator, noticeably went above and beyond her title. Communicating before the big day, after the day, and making sure that we had what we needed to do our job well on the day. The Wolfeboro Inn is one of those venues that “gets” that a successful wedding is when all parts of the team work in harmony. In fact, everyone we worked with that day was fantastic! We have put links below in case anyone is shopping around for professionals.:)

This was one of the weddings where the father’s toast really stood out to us. Toasts really say a lot about who the individuals are who are getting married, and what they are like together. As much as we enjoy hearing a good toast, we appreciate how much the family (those who were present, who couldn’t make it, and those who are not yet born) will benefit from being able to hear all of the sentiment, hilarity and rich stories that were shared – again and again. We are thrilled to be a part of the wedding film industry that can make this experience a reality. We want to thank our friend and fellow cinematographer Meg Simone for recommending us to Sarah and Ryan and their family. Meg had filmed Sarah’s sister’s wedding but was booked for Sarah’s date. Sarah and Ryan – thank you for letting us be a part of your day. We enjoyed re-living it through the edit. Many blessings to you both. We look forward to watching your family grow!   -Bryan and Nikki

 

Catering: Wolfeboro Inn

Hair: Moods of Manhattan

Makeup: LiSacha’s Beauty Lounge

Florist: Lakes Region Floral Studio

DJ: DJ Jeff Lines

Cake: Cakes by Karen ph(603) 524-8345

Wedding Photographer: Robin Baron ph(603) 524-4551

Jessica + Edward at Willowdale Estate

This is one of our ‘Short Features’ (about twice as long as a typical highlights film). Our clients, like Jessica and Edward, choose this when a highlights is just not long enough – yet it is still short enough to share online with friends and family. We believe that the friends and family that show up to a wedding are just as important to the film as the bride and groom are. Some of Jessica and Eddie’s family and friends traveled a very long way to participate in their big day; Edward is from Ireland. When we filmed their wedding, we were looking for every opportunity to incorporate the reactions of these special people to as much of the day as possible. This is a standard we bring to every wedding we film. When shopping for someone to film their wedding – this is one thing that a bride and groom should be looking for as they watch the work of every wedding film professional they consider.

Filming at Willowdale makes a wedding easy to shoot. Not only is this historic mansion gorgeously castle-like, but the staff makes the whole day flow by in an easy, relaxing, and efficient way for all involved. They treat everyone, including every other professional brought in like family. So, yes, we can recommend booking a wedding there with confidence.  Below is a list of the other professionals that were a part of making this wedding a success.

Wedding Photographer: Lisa Rigby - Lisa does a great job and has the confidence to shoot by herself; she is so easy to work with and really seems to understand our role in the day, not just her own. She is relaxed, cheerful, and gives her couples helpful direction when necessary.

Hair & Makeup: Sundara Salon

Florist: Flowers by Petros

DJ: Chris Paul

Cake: Frederick’s Pastries

Jeweler: Roman Jewelers

Charlie + Maggie at The Mansion on Turner Hill

“I wondered on occasion about the man who would meet us on the end of that walk.”

Speaking as a father of two young daughters myself, these words really resonated with me that day because that very thing crosses my mind as well. The gravity of THAT moment is a powerful force and I’m particularly sensitive to it when I witness it, especially when the closeness of father and daughter is as palpable as it was between Maggie and her dad. Nikki and I are so blessed to be able to not only witness this, and moments like them, but to know they’ll be preserved forever. This was our first time filming at The Mansion on Turner Hill and both of us were immediately overwhelmed by the beauty of this location. We hope this film reflects how the beauty of the location and the love Maggie and Charlie shared were a perfect match. Thanks for watching! Enjoy!

Bryan + Nikki:)

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Jason + Mer : Rivermill at Dover Landing

We are very excited to be sharing a few of the many amazing moments that made up Jason and Mer’s wedding day. From the moment we arrived, the excitement in the air was palatable. It was so cool to be able to setup a 1st look with Mer’s dad. Nikki and I had so much fun all day long. Rivermill is an incredible location and provided the perfect backdrop for everything that followed. Thank you, Jason and Mer, for having us along. Every wedding we film is unique and we always feel very lucky to be able to help couples see their day from so many perspectives they can’t. Imagine all that planning, being the center of attention, and now you get the opportunity to see it all from your guests perspective. What a gift you give yourselves, your marriage and future generations getting to see how it all began.Thanks for watching!

Bryan + Nikki:)

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