Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Engagement: Stephanie + Brandon

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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.