Monday, December 7, 2009

Salt Lake Temple: Matt + Amy

It's great to see a groom as outwardly excited as Matt was on his wedding day. He was exited for good reason too - after dating for a time at Dixie College - Matt left to serve a mission. In a classic tale of "waiting for your missionary" Amy waited for 2 years as he served in the Dominican Republic. When he returned home they hit it off again like he had never been gone - rekindling their friendship and love for each other. Glad I was there to capture it - thanks guys.

Insane work by Lindsay Jane Photo below - see more by clicking here!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Canterbury Place

We are now the preferred videographer of The Canterbury Place - located just a block east of our office. We are very excited for the privilege of working with their professional wedding coordinators and we are looking forward to serving the great families that their beautiful location attracts.

Side Note: Nobody does a party better than Laughing Gravy - this reception was no exception - Did you see Durven in the video? Click Here to find out more about how to get the party started at your reception-

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Engagement: Stephanie + Brandon

Photos by

As you may have noticed - the date video I had shot with Gideon Photo a couple of months back was taken down. Since then we've been anxious to collaborate once again on an updated engagement photo/video. Because, Jimmy and I are good friends its a given that we and the couple are going to have some good laughs - while still taking the time to make every shot count.

Some things to know about Gideon Photo: Jimmy is not interested in just going out to shoot a bunch of pictures and hoping to bring home enough to make the client happy, but his true talent lies in his ability to capture incredible candid moments as he closely considers the couple, their personality, the location, and the lighting. Knowing how to combine the best of these elements and just being the fun guy that he is - he's able to achieve some amazing shots.

The catch phrase quality versus quantity simply applies. His work is quality and I'm glad my friend Jimmy and I are able to work together. It's rare that you'll find a Photographer who cares so much about the clients and the art that they deliver like that of Gideon Photo. Click the link and check out his work - You'll be hooked.

And of course enjoy the video!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Heber: Matt + Amy

While dating, these two have enjoyed many trips up to Heber at the grandparents cabin. Naturally they chose this spot for their engagement video/pictures.

The old swing in the backyard on the side of the hill, four-wheeling up the mountain, and my personal favorite - the golden wheat fields. Simply amazing.

Shot along side the ever talented Lindsay Jane Photography - check out a sample of her talent below and to see the rest by CLICKING HERE. The excitment is mounting for Matt + Amy's wedding!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dream Songs

I love music - SO MUCH! Are you like me and ever hear a song from the past and immediately you can remember a place, time, or person? Even your senses begin to percolate and you can recall tastes and smell? Or am I just strange? Regardless of what you answer on the first two questions the last will always be yes!

I always preach that Music / Audio is video's backbone - without it - video cannot stand on its own. And Often times I will hear great songs that I can picture amazing video to - but this incredible list seems to dwindle when people ask me what song I think they should use for their video. So, I decided that I would post a few of those songs here. No worries; if you're disgusted by them and decide that you don't love them at all - even if would never consider them - the song you love is always better to use, because it will help the video bring out your own personality.

A couple of tunes I'm dying to make videos to:

Artist: Owl City
Song Name: "If My Heart Was a House"
Slower romantic song with some fun beat changes that gives a kick of spunk!
Good for: Date and maybe Temple video for the right couple

Artist: Ms. John Soda
Song Name: "Hands"
Fun, Fast, and points out the back and forth relationship of Love
Good for: Date video

Monday, October 5, 2009

Woman Finds Ring in Manure...

The Parade of Brides kick off event:

Heritage Park
6AM - 38 very cold degrees
30 Couples battling for a $20,000 wedding giveaway - contests included:
Cake Eating
Handcart Pulling
Chicken Catching
and digging through manure to find the special ring for the grand prize

What a fun event - thanks to all who came and congratulations to the winner!

The Parade of Brides goes through this Saturday - check out THIS LINK to find out more!

Fox 13 News Story on the winner


Little teaser of recent video shoots - enjoy!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Park City: Read Family

The family video of the great folks from Dallas Texas is now complete! Check it out and tell me what you think.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Salt Lake Temple:Taylor + Josh

Taylor was so excited to be married. After she came up the stairs, standing there with her new husband Josh before going out to see her family, she was shaking with excitement as she told Lindsay and I, "I don't want this moment to pass too quickly!" But as time often does in these happy times - it went by fast and we had a great time documenting it.

This is that same day edit that we filmed in the morning and had ready to play that night at the reception. Filmed in 5D Cinematic Style - enjoy!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October 2: Wedding Giveaway!

We were lucky enough to be selected as the exclusive videographer for the first Parade of Brides, not only the first in Utah, but ANYWHERE!

This unique event kicks off on October 2 at 6:30 AM at This is the Place (Heritage Park) - Why so early? The Fox News morning show with Big Budha will be there along with the morning show from 97.1 ZHT. 30 "Brides to be" will be competing for some really cool prizes including a FREE WEDDING VIDEO from yours truly! I'll also be filming the whole time - so come see what it is all about!

Enter now to WIN by clicking HERE

After the kickoff on Oct. 2nd the reception centers will be open and ready to visit until the 10th Of October (excluding Sunday) so get your tickets now!

What is the Parade of Brides?
16 Reception centers located in Salt Lake County will be open to preview - setup so that you can envision the place on your wedding! More info at the links below:

Parade of Brides Website


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Now Booking - Family Videos!

We followed Lindsay Jane and her family along as they spent the day at the Utah State Fair and the results were AMAZING! What a fun place for a shoot. With more than enough to do, together with a cute little family, the pieces were in place for a fresh, fun, and unique video. Enjoy below the stills that Lindsay pulled from the video and added her magic to.


Whats the cost?
$250 1/hr Session and $350 2/hr Session
What do we get?
-Includes 1 location of your choice (travel fees may apply if outside of Davis, Salt Lake or Utah County)
-Online Hosting (An edited version of your video that can be shared on blogs or most any social networking site) Great for sharing with friends and family!
-1 DVD of the Finished Video
What would we do - Where would we go?
-What do you enjoy doing most as a family? What traditions do you have? Don't discredit the ordinary - these seemingly ordinary activities are often the basis of lasting family memories. Don't know what to do still? Before the shoot we will discuss your favorite activities and the best places to do that - maybe even try something new and out of the ordinary (that always makes for fun video!)


Considering fall family pictures? We've partnered with Lindsay Jane Photography to bring you the best of both worlds into one convenient and FUN package!

$500 Package - Includes:
-2 hours of coverage
-1 location
-High-resolution disc with copyright release
-Sweet Family Video with all the perks listed above

CLICK HERE for more info on Family Portraits + Video

Questions? email us at
or call (801) 628-5439

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Office - NP FILMS

This is the new location of Nathan Pickett Films. Conveniently placed right off of 5th south in Bountiful at 485 S 100 E. This is a much needed change as many of you were making the drive from South Salt Lake County (and further) all the way up to my home office in Layton to meet with me - thank you! Others who were coming from up North to meet with me will find that it is a nice centralized location between the two ends of the valley.

The move has been a long time in the making and has proven to be quite the task. Putting together the perfect mix of work and style all while feverishly working to finish the summer backlog.

Thanks to everyone who helped put the place together (decorating is not my forte) and a very special thanks to Lindsay Jane Photography for inviting me to office out of the same building. Lindsay is a good friend and a GREAT photographer! Consistency is her best asset and that's what you can expect from her and her studio of trained professionals - consistently great pictures. I look forward to working just footsteps away!

See Lindsay's work for yourself by clicking HERE!

Once we get the finishing touches up we will be posting more pictures!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The after years...

Its hard to imagine now, but what will be your biggest day after the wedding day is over? Can you possibly top that grand celbration?

As you can imagine, for me that day was when my sons were born. At whatever time you both decide it to be right for you and your new honey - your future will hopefully include kids.

As some of you know my future came almost 5 years after being married when my life was blessed with my twin boys! My little Sam and Eli - you'll quickly see how truly adorable they are and why snuggling them is a must! This picture was snapped by my friend from Dallas, Texas, Stephanie, with "Auburn Soul Photography". She did a great job and I wanted to share with all of you a quick glimpse of what great fun lies in store - even when they refuse to sleep all night long. Now back to the wedding day planning! :)


Monday, August 24, 2009

Step it up guys: Luncheon

For your wedding, will you be having a luncheon or dinner program? If the answer is yes - you and your fiance may have possibly talked and decided that no one will be asked to speak at your program. Or you may have thought that it will just be a causal meal, with only but a few words spoken by a small number of close family members or your best friends.

In either case - if you are having a luncheon or dinner program - it is most likely that you have not thought about what is going to happen at all. And that's okay, for everyone except for the groom.

While your families may have the rest of the program covered, the groom will - 9 out of 10 times - be placed in a situation where he will be asked to say some words to those in attendance. Be prepared gentlemen, to make it count - and in addition to whatever you decide that you would like to say - make sure that they hear from you the feelings you have regarding your beautiful new wife and best friend. And also make sure that we are there to film it :) Like we were when Orrin spoke to his new sweet wife - see the video below.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Park: Kelsie + Orrin

Spontaneous fun - that is Kelsie and Orrin. I loved the dog that they brought along, my favorite is when dogs make that inquisitive tilting head look. And the longboards were quite unique also. By the end football was even cute - okay maybe not so much, but it was still a lot of fun. Thanks guys - can't wait till the wedding!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Salt Lake Temple: Jon + Annie

It may sound somewhat odd coming from a video perspective to say that music chosen for a video is just as an important as the video itself. But, it is absolutely true - Imagine your favorite movie, think of your favorite part, then imagine that scene without a soundtrack. As you think about it you may realize that the music compliments and magnifies the emotion and that it also brings to life the thoughts and feelings that are often unspoken. Annie and Jon choose an amazing song and it was my pleasure to be a part of their day - together with their wonderful photographer Rebecca Westover.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Park City: The Family Video - Coming Soon

This is a little tease for a fun little video shoot I did with a family from Dallas Texas. Check back again soon for the video!

Friday, June 19, 2009

matt and lindsay: bountiful temple

All the time you hear about that when its overcast or cloudy day it makes for much better video and pictures. Although most prefer the sunny day - which looks great - don't be discouraged if the forecast calls for overcast on your wedding day. You'll see why after watching this video, which was shot under such conditions. Thanks Matt and Lindsay - I had a great time, especially the down pour at the reception :).


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

auburn soul: union station

Stephanie has been a friend of mine for over 5 years now. She is a very talented photographer and it was my pleasure to work along side her on this shoot. Check out her blog here. Thanks Steph.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

bj and emilee: old meeting house preview

This is a preview of a more traditional style video at the reception, which was located at the Old Meeting House. Bj, Emilee, and family you were all genuine and simply yourselves and it made the video great - and my job a lot more fun! Also, I had the privilege of shooting with Jimmy Bishop from Gideon Photography for the first time on this wedding. He does an extremely good job and it was a pleasure to work with him. Also, I found out he has two twin boys just like me. Here's to no sleep brother!
Click here to see Jimmy's work.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

matt and nicole: the wight house

The ceremony took place in the morning giving enough time to complete an edit to show at the reception. Congratulations to my little brother and nicole!


Saturday, May 2, 2009

tiffany and matthew: the date

Some of you may have never seen or heard of a date video. We'll here it is - it's the groom and bride to be - before the wedding day - where they just go out and do the things they love to do together.

I've often thought about how cool it would have been to see a date video starring my parents or my grandparents. Tiffany and Matthew's kids and grandkids won't have to worry about that. Thanks for letting me tag along guys - it was great.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

jordan and bonnie: salt lake

Jordan and Bonnie have known each other since they were just little kids. Their wedding was an event they had both - together - been literally looking forward to - for a very long time. This is their documentary style highlight edit.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

amy and chuck: mt timpanogos

After more than a week of sunshine - the clouds set in and the rain came down. For Chuck and Amy it didn't seem to phase them at all. It was great to work with such a classy couple. Their vintage choice of music fit their personalities perfectly. Like they were right of the 50's. Also, I was very happy to be working with Travis Gugleman an amazing photographer from Idaho. Enjoy this little snippet of their day.


Saturday, February 21, 2009

looking for something different?

Interested in a different kind of wedding highlight video? Then you'll want to watch this unique film. Shot with true film, using 8mm vintage film stock (reel to reel). This clip has not been modified to look like film--it is the genuine article.

Natural, classy, and very nostalgic. To set your video apart from the rest add "8mm vintage film stock" to your Nathan Pickett Films wedding package.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

my family

My wife took this picture with our two little 7 month old boys and sent it to me for valentines day. She is away this week visiting family, but still made sure I had something special on this day of love.

Aren't they all so cute?

- Nate

Sunday, February 1, 2009

La Caille: Danny + Marisa

Endless possibilities at La Caille. This is an example of a traditional bridal style. Special thanks to Danny and Marisa and their talented photographer - Swensen Photography.

Friday, January 30, 2009

mike and sierra: bountiful

The same day edit! Mike and Sierra were wonderful and the sun surprised us and kept us warm on this chilly winter day. The bride and groom were so sweet to sacrifice being a couple minutes late to their luncheon to get some really cool video and pictures. This was a great shoot and I have to say that I genuinely love what I do!



A videographer that loves his camera this much? Who wouldn't want to book him for their wedding :)

The booth next to me was Smile Now!... Photobooths. This is one of the coolest new things to have at your wedding and it is so much fun! The guests to the reception can get their picture taken in it and they get a copy to take then a second copy gets put into a stack that goes to the bride and groom. Very cool!

This was all at the Canterbury Bridal Show that was this past weekend and it was a lot of fun! Thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hello. It was great to meet so many of you! Wasn't the food excellent? Thanks to the couple of brides to be that snagged me some treats before they left.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bridal Shows

It was my pleasure to meet so many of you at the bridal shows these past couple weeks. I had so many asking what the songs were that played in the video that I am listing them here:

Artist Name: Sia - Song: Breath Me
Artist Name: Mat Kearney - Song: Breath In Breath Out

Just a coincidence that they both have to do with breathing.

Remember, all bridal show specials will finish at the end of this month, so reserve your wedding date now!
*send me an email for details*