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Okay so, this is a 50/50 thing right here. 50% me being “in trouble” with myself for not updating that crucial sidebar you see to your right to let you know that Candice [the lovely, lovely assistant that was with us for just over 1 year] has branched off to start her own video company with her husband. The other 50% is me literally glowing with pride over how she’s capturing love stories these days.

Favorite moment caught: during the ceremony, the way the bride is looking at her groom so emphatically. Like she’s letting every single moment of reality sink in. It’s really magical to watch.

Hello, how can you not want a wedding video?? [Had to say it- you know I did]

Be sure to check out their new company, LunchPail Pictures and get in with them before they explode into something you’ll only wish you could have experienced. I have all the faith in the world in this pair- and the way they caught the moments in this wedding above, the real authentic love expressed, I know that I’m right to believe!

xoxo,

I love videos. Like, really a lot. If you’ve been in a meeting with me and insist you aren’t interested in a videographer… you find this out quickly when you site my reaction to that statement. I’m not snobby about it, because I’m always seeking my clients’ best interest… but I am adamant. Only if I feel that my clients themselves may be ignoring their best interest. Because the truth it, the #1 thing you regret if you’re on the fence about it… is the video. And you can’t get that day back. Those looks. Those moments. Those words and that certain crack-in-the-voice from the one you love. It’s special and magical and made to be documented.

Here’s a quick snippit from Nick at Crafthouse Productions of just a quick styled shoot we threw together for Wedding Chicks. And even this is convincing me to pull out my own wedding video and watch it again [don’t hate- it’s a VHS]!! Hope it does for you, too!

Pearl Shoot from Crafthouse Productions on Vimeo.

xoxo,

Friday Lovely: Love.

POSTED BY Amanda

What is not lovely about love in all of it’s honesty and reality? I cried like a baby after watching this video from a link via twitter. And even now, just thinking about it, my heart is moved.

Danny & Annie from StoryCorps on Vimeo.

Sometimes I think the best decisions we make in life are the easiest, simple little things that set the tone for our days every day. Don’t lose that childlike spirit, that honest wholeness of love in the mess of life. Moments are made by the people in them. So, today- this Friday- here is to LOVE!

xoxo,

I’m just not sure I could love it any more than I currently do. My heart is just moved by seeing these two “get married” all over again [mistake in the vows and all]. Video keepsakes like this are moments frozen in time. Moments that are here to warm your heart for years to come. Moments that your kids can look back on and see you- in the flesh- way back when. I’m quite passionate about my stand on hiring a professional to shoot your wedding and edit it into a little masterpiece like this. And Nick Bowser of Crafthouse Productions makes it an easy argument. Listen to me, y’all. Listen! And then watch…

Melissa & Alfonso from Crafthouse Productions on Vimeo.

Lovingly yours- today and always…

xoxo,

A.

StyleLab Video!

POSTED BY Amanda

I know I’ve touted before about Crafthouse Productions but honestly, this video is over the top. Literally teary just WATCHING this faux-wedding [as yes, this was for a photo shoot for the Style Lab workshop back in May] unfold with this loving real-life couple.

Enjoy the two minutes set to adorable music and feel it with your hearts y’all. Feeeeel it!

Style Lab 2010 from Crafthouse Productions on Vimeo.

xoxo,

A.

How much are you loving all of these little videos I’ve been posting lately?? I know that I absolutely ADORE seeing my clients in live-action, and it’s always such an emotional connection for me to remember the details of their wedding after the fact. Therese and Jim are no different. I got to work with Therese so closely over the year or so prior to their wedding, and I have nothing but glowing memories of perfection from their wedding day. Seeing what Daniel Boswell of Imagique put together for them, as a same-day edit video, brings me back so vividly to their nuptials from their Santa Monica wedding. Plus, well, the bride’s a knock-out! Just look at that gorgeous, lioness mane of hair! So jealous!! Enjoy the video and hang on tight for images from Amelia Lyon in the future!!

Let your love grow today!

xoxo,

A.

Some of my long-term readers may remember the fabulousness that IS Laura and Mark, and the stylish wedding that they threw for 120 of their nearest and dearest last October. If you don’t, take a moment to click on the link above and spend some time with them. Their wedding was a dream combination of sweetness, true love, style, and details! My favorite kind. So when Christine from Wedding Spun Wedding Films emailed me, seemingly out of the blue, with their video… I about squealed with sheer delight! Their film is tender. Delicate. Passionate. Everything you look for in moments-captured-on-film. I just had to share it with you! Please enjoy the below, courtesy of the team at Well Spun.

Wedding FIlm from Well Spun Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Have a deliciously delightful day, my readers! Here’s to making memories of your own.

xoxo,

A.

I loooove this little “trailer” video for Stacey and John’s Rancho Las Lomas wedding!

Special thanks to Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills for this puppy, and for bringing their amazing 8-man crew to the wedding!! Love that. :)

See, y’all? THIS is why I recommend video. They just capture emotion that still frames never can. Feel me?

xoxo,

A.

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