This year we have filmed three weddings in a row at the Georgetown Ballroom in Seattle. All three weddings were beautiful in very different ways, and I thought that it would be fun to combine all three of the wedding trailers into one blog post to highlight the variety involved.
All three weddings might appear to be very similar on paper: they all prepared in hotels in downtown Seattle (two of them at the Alexis Hotel, one at the W Hotel), two of them took party buses to Georgetown, and all of them had their ceremonies and receptions in the same spaces. Despite their similarities, the results are very different, and it was wonderful to see how much the personality of each couple was demonstrated in their wedding.
Casey & Lissa:
Casey & Lissa – Wedding Trailer from Aderyn Productions on Vimeo.
Becky & Tom:
Becky & Tom – Wedding Trailer from Aderyn Productions on Vimeo.
Krystal & Dave:
Krystal & Dave – Wedding Trailer from Aderyn Productions on Vimeo.
Here are some awesome photos of the Georgetown Ballroom by Salinas Holcomb, taken at Krystal and Dave’s wedding.
We were fortunate enough to visit Machu Picchu last September, where we took photos and filmed video footage for Destination Peru a travel agency and tour service based in nearby Cusco, Peru. You can view some of the photos from Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu in this gallery.
Garrett filmed a ton of steadicam footage while we were there, walking through the ruins and trails, and he thought that the nearly-raw footage might be useful to future travelers who are trying to get an idea of what the terrain is like and what they can expect. Garrett has already also cut a cinematic ad for Destination Peru based on some of this footage, but it won’t be ready for a while (composer Richard Williams is writing the music based on the edit, and will be recording the music with an orchestra early in 2014).
In the meantime, here’s the walkthrough of Machu Picchu:
Here’s a walkthrough of the hike from Machu Picchu to the top of Huayna Picchu (the peak that we see so prominently behind the ruins):
Jill and I are both dancers (we met and danced together as partners on a touring dance company before we dated), and we love working with dancers. Here are a few of my favorites from a recent ballet photography session with Madison Abeo at the Seattle Art Museum Olympic Sculpture Park near the Seattle waterfront. Click on any of the photos to see a full gallery.
Ara & Casey’s wedding at the Monte Cristo Ballroom was a fairytale princess event that enchanted us. Michael from Lucid Captures was a wonderful photographer to work with, and the Monte Cristo staff provided 5-star service throughout the evening. Ara was regal and graceful and Casey seemed very smitten with love for his beautiful bride. Congratulations, Ara & Casey!
Joyce and Arif’s wedding reflected a beautiful multicultural background including Chinese, Indian and Western elements. Joyce wore no fewer than thee beautiful wedding dresses (a white Western gown, a red sari and a Xi Pao), and their first dance broke into a choreographed Bhangra routine featuring the other members of the wedding party.
The wedding vendor team worked amazingly well together. Liana Woo at Modern Seattle Weddings handled the event without creating stress for the rest of us. Siang and his assistant photographer from Lightphoria took gorgeous photos and was a pleasure to work with as always. Marc from Integral DJs was professional, friendly and amazingly good at his craft. The staff members at the beautiful Semiahmoo Resort were relaxed and helpful throughout the day.
Garrett filmed this wedding announcement video last week for Carlos and Techy in Miami, FL and Naples, FL. Their wedding is in Lima, Peru in September and we’re excited to be the photographers and videographers at their gala event. ¡Felicitaciones Carlos y Techy! Son una pareja sumamente cariñosa.
(I must add that Spanish love songs are much more romantic than anything I hear in English!)
Click on any of the photos to see a full gallery.
Sarah and Andy were amazing. Jill and I have been astonished at how many wonderful couples we’ve been blessed to work. We are so grateful for each couple who we’ve worked with during the last few years, as wedding photographers and videographers in Seattle.
Sarah and Andy were married at Lord Hill Farms in Snohomish, WA. Nickel Images did the photography and were awesome to work with. Pat at A Heavenly Ceremony facilitated a beautiful, touching ceremony,and Valerie at A Vibrant Wedding worked her tush off to make sure everything went smoothly.
The song in this trailer was specifically requested by Sarah, and was also the song for their first dance. We’re often asked: “How do you pick the music in your wedding trailers?” The short answer is: we don’t really pick the music. The longer answer is: when a couple doesn’t have a specific song in mind, we make a decision from their list of favorite music to be used in the full-length wedding film, based on the feel of the day, the tone of the footage, and how we feel the couple’s personalities are best represented through music.
I always get nervous before a wedding, just because I know that I could completely ruin everything if I’m not 100%. The morning of a wedding day is the worst; usually I feel more confident as the day goes on and the footage turns out, but the morning is the worst.
Sarah and her bridesmaids were getting ready while watching Bride Wars at her mom’s house. Jill and I quietly started setting up our cameras and support gear when Sarah told me that she’s been looking forward to her wedding video more than anything else about her wedding. No pressure or anything. If my fear of messing everything up at a wedding is normally at level 100, I was suddenly over 9,000. Her expression of excitement was very sweet, however, and gradually sank in as a very encouraging thought. I hope that Sarah enjoys the trailer and the full-length wedding film to come!
Britany & Mike were married on May 27 at Trophy Lake Golf and Casting in Port Orchard, WA.
They met while working together as welders, which is awesome. Instead of a unity sand or a unity candles ceremony, they did a pre-wedding unity weld! Here’s the video from that as well.
Congratulations, you two!