My wife and I recently ventured to Iceland for a shoot and explored the most dangerous beach in Iceland, called Reynisfjara. Reynisfjara is a world famous black sand beach found on the South Coast of Iceland, just beside the small fishing village of Vík í Mýrdal. This is also the most dangerous beach in Iceland.
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Venue: Gaie Lea in Staunton, VA
Bridal Gown: Celebration Bridal in Lynchburg, VA
Floral Design: Sweet Pea Floral Designs
Hair and Makeup: Creative Images Hair and Makeup
Groom/Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse
Videography: Gibby Visuals
Band: The Dundies
Cake and Desserts: Sweet Treats Bakery
Invitations: Wilson's Graphics
Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth Shinaberry
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Transcendence operates out of Gymnastics, Inc., in Hampton, VA. With plenty of height for climbing and drops, spring floors, safety mats and a designated, fully equipped dance studio (coming this fall), students are guaranteed an extraordinary experience.
Safety is of our upmost concern; therefore, strict protocols are in place regarding equipment inspection and class etiquette.
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Congratulations Erika and Jason! It was such an honor to capture your amazing day, in a fun way. We had a blast and I know this is will certainly be a wedding I'll never forget. Both your families were wonderfully supportive. Congratulations to you both and enjoy the journey.
Last fall, when I bought my iPhone 8 Plus, with 256GBs of storage and an amazing camera. I had a goal for 2018! It was to shoot an ENTIRE WEDDING with just phones and I knew it would take an adventurous couple do so. So grateful for these two, in trusting us and hiring us with their wedding, in this crazy way.
It wasn’t easy shooting with only phones. We had to fully charge the phones 3 times, two Anker power banks, Moment lenses (60mm & 16mm), RØDE Microphones , DJI gimbal, ikan lights, Tascam Audio Recorders, Zoom h5, Benro tripods, and several stabilizers to make it happen.
We had all our gear as backup, just in case and the minivan was packed! We had more gear at this wedding than our normal weddings, just in case. I love challenges and this was one of them for 2018. #whatshallournextchallengebe #iphone #iphone8plus #iphonewedding #smartphonewedding
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
(We did use a couple other cameras)
Phantom 4 Pro+
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Luke and Ashley Photography
VENUE: Ford's Colony Country Club
DJ: Vossome Music
PHOTO BOOTH: Astro DJs (Entertainment)
DAY OF COORDINATING: Lauren Jones
2ND VIDEOGRAPHER: Brandon Jones aka B_Optics
DRESS: Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach
Melody and Dustin had an amazing wedding celebration. It was a 7-Day Caribbean Cruise Wedding that started in Miami. From the Carnival cruise, we visited Cayman Islands (Wedding Location), Honduras, Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico with 26 of Melody and Dustin's group. Such an unforgettable adventure to document.
My wife and I had a blast!!! I'm ready to go again!!!
We loved Brooke and Kaleb's Norfolk Botanical Garden Wedding! From the heartfelt words during the ceremony to the open air reception--everything was perfect! We had a blast working with your star team of vendors!
VENUE: Norfolk Botanical Gardens (Ashley Nardiello & Liz Le)
FLORIST: Isha Foss Events
WEDDING COORDINATOR: Soirees by Lauren (Ashley Fussell)
PHOTOGRARPHER: Blush Wood Studios (Courtney & Michael Manion)
OFFICIANT: Cory Newell
DJ: Astro DJ
CEREMONY MUSIC: And I Lover Her Violins
CEREMONY CHAIRS & STRING LIGHTS: Distinctive Events Rentals
CATERER: Sweetwater Cuisine
CAKE: May’s Parlor
Congratulations Brooke and Kaleb! Enjoy this memory now and 20 years from now. We loved working with your families and getting to know both of you. If we could, I'd shoot your wedding all over again. Enjoy the advice at the end. ;) Keep in touch!
30 Days, 11 Hours, 56 Minutes, and 9 Seconds. WOW!
Rachel + Ben
Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club Wedding
Rachel and Ben's wedding was an amazing day at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club. We were so honored to be a part of this day. We had a little rain to start, but it left us right before photos and sunny the rest of the day.
VENDORS FROM THE DAY:
Planner: As You Wish Events
Venue & Catering: Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club
Ceremony: St Nicholas Catholic Church
Flowers: Palette of Petals
Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design
Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals
Stationery: Amanda Day Rose
Hair and Makeup: EyeDeux Makeup and Hair, LLC
DJ: Danny from Astro Entertainment
Cake: Incredible Edibles
Bridal gown: Hayley Paige
Transportation: VIP Style Limousines, LLC
Men’s attire: Generation Tux
ABBY + TODD
Washington DC Temple Wedding
Congratulations to these two! My wife and I were honored to be there.
Venue: Washington D.C. Temple
Reception Venue: Noah's Event Venue
Bridal Gown: Latter-Day Bride (Aviana) from Gateway Bridal
Bridesmaids: Latter-Day Bride from Gateway Bridal
Groomsmen: Tie Bar
Invitations: Jaffa Printing
Wholesale Flowers: Norfolk Wholesale
Floral Design and Reception Design: Abby's Incredibly Talented Aunts!
Catering & Cake: Selena Wiseman
Questions to ask your Wedding Videographer
This post was created today from an email. I was writing a prospective Bride back and wanted to let her know I'm happy to answer any questions she has, in an un-biased way. Then I thought I'd write some questions for her to ask the videographers she was researching. Below is the list.
As you research videographers, you'll learn they either do this for a Hobby, Side Business, a Photographer that says they shoot video, or someone who does it Full-Time. Price will range from $1000 to $10000, it’s one of those things you get what you pay for…
Either way, the video business is what I'm meant to be in and I've met a lot others that I would say the same about. It's a blast! Shooting the event is one thing, then it comes to the edit. Do they know how to edit, audio mix, and tell a story? Or do they just know how to make a music video...you decide.
Here are some questions to ask a Videographer:
How long have you been shooting weddings?
Do you have LAV Mic’s for the Ceremony Officiant? Groom?
Do you have LAV Mic’s or a Audio recorder for the Toasts/Speeches?
Do you have a 2nd video shooter?
How do you shoot the Ceremony without being distracting to guests?
Have you worked with a Photographer before and do you communicate well with them?
When did you shoot your first wedding?
Do you have any Vendor References for your work?
Do you license your music for my video?
Have you shot a wedding with your camera before?
Do you bring a Gimbal for smooth cinematic video shots?
Will you have a Wide Lens and a Telephoto lens?
Can I see one of your recent wedding videos?
What's more important to you, marketing footage or a good memory for the couple?
Do you outsource video editing?
Do you use a Video Cameras with fixed lens at all?
Do you have a Drone and are you Certified by the FAA? Do you own a backup drone?
Do you carry Liability Insurance for your business?
Are you good at making my wedding guest comfortable in front of a camera?
Do you bring LIGHTS for a dark reception?
Is your Business licensed and Insured?
Have you shot at this Venue before?
What do you do if it Rains, you get sick or even hurt and can't make the wedding?
How do you protect the footage, after the Wedding?
How many cameras do you bring to a wedding?
How much card space do you bring? Do you have backups?
How many batteries do you bring for your cameras?
These were all off the top of my head and could change with time, but here you go.
This was a delicious photography shoot for 5 restaurant locations. We're helping with their branding, photos, video, social media, and possible web design. We started with the photography side of things first.
WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHT VIDEO (2 Minutes)
My wife and I were hired by Audrey to capture her workshop. We shot about 124GB's of footage with two cameras in 4k and ended up with this highlight. I think it turned out great and will show a lot of value in Audrey's workshops. She's a talented photographer in the industry and she has a lot of experience to backup what she teaches. Check her out!
Highlight Video of Audrey's Photography Workshop
Wanna know all the ins and outs of running a photography business? Join me in my living room for this 1-day hands-on experience where you'll learn all there is to know about running a successful and profitable wedding photography business! 12+ hours of education content, a styled shoot, new headshots, live editing demo, website and branding review and more! I guarantee you'll leave this experience with the confidence and knowledge to take your business to a level you never thought possible! Head to the workshop website to learn more and find out how to register!
Featured Teen Shoot for Melissa Neck Photography // Promo Video // Little England Farm in Hayes, Virginia
So this was fun! Melissa Neck (www.melissaneck.com) contacted us about producing a promo video of her up and coming, Teen Styled Shoot at Little England Farm in Hayes, VA.
Hair - Joanie Seeley & Tamra Bouska
Makeup – Bonnie Woods
Location - Little England Farm (58 Acres)
PHOTO GEAR USED: Nikon D750, Nikon 85mm 1.8, and Nikon 50mm 1.8
VIDEO GEAR USED: Canon 7DM2, Glidecam HD4000, Filter, RODE Video Mic, 128Gb Sandisk, Edited on FCPX
Virginia Beach Slow Motion Booth. It's here!
After many months of research and contemplating this new service. We did it!!! We launched our Slow Motion Booth service as a standalone product or add-on service.
This is a fun service that you're guest will love! The LIVE Preview keep them coming back and helps the line keep flowing with laughter at your reception or party.
EVENTS - WEDDINGS - PARTIES
Our first official client is August 2017 with 650 guests and we can't wait to see the final product from that. It's going to be good!!!
As far as pricing, we have 3 packages with plenty of custom add-on's to make the experience perfect for you.
Contact us today for a quote!!!
DJ West reached out to us a little while ago with his vision and this entrepreneur gets it! He realized that photos and text really can't sell a business alone. So we lined up some shoots with him in action along with a sit down interview and boom!
Within a day of publishing his promo video he received 3 new inquiries and booked one of them at full price. He owes those and many more to this promo video because it shows him. It's unscripted, but well planned. Scripts don't always work and viewers can tell if it's sincere or not. We had an on-camera conversation and it came of REAL! Interviews are my favorite part on any video because that's when the story comes together and then it's brought together during the edit.
REVIEW FROM DJ WEST
"Justin did a promotional video for my Dj Company that was completelyphenomenal! Absolutely perfect in every way. Justin is an amazing videography who has a Discount passion for bringing out the best in people through video. We were able to work together 4 times in the last few months, 3 weddings & one interview. Each time we worked together it was like we knew each other for years.....he understood me and my vision for my business. Not only that but he is extremely professional, friendly and just an all around great guy! He spent countless hours and communication with me to put my video together and it has totally been a hit. Already in 3 days of having it up, it has gotten me 1 new wedding booking and several inquiries. I respect him and admire him as a videography and I recommend him to ANY and EVERY couple that is getting married and wants to have video footage of their wedding. This is something that I highly encourage as this is your wedding day and you want to be able to relive that memory through video for the rest of your life. You want to have an amazing videographer to capture those memories as well. Thanks Justin for all you do!"
- DJ WEST
4K Video on his Homepage
I love doing these types of project and I can't believe it's my job.
Thanks for listening,
These two Doctors had such an amazing wedding. They're both easy going, genuine, and perfect for each other. We were honored to capture their story of the day at the beautiful Upper Shirley Vineyards. The weather was perfect so we were able to fly some aerials to really show off the location. Just wait until you learn about them from from Pastor Hawley, Holly's Dad, and Bryan's Brother. Such a wonderful day filled with emotions, two first looks, dancing, lamb chops, tacos, a band, and lots more. Check it out!
Wedding Coordinator: Jess Aiken of Wedding Co. of Williamsburg, LLC
Caterer / Venue: Upper Shirley Vineyards
Photography: Tiffany Heidenthal (Thumbnail Photo too!)
Florist: The Proper Petal
Band: Blue Tips Rhythm Review
Ceremony Music: Diana Dunnavant
MUA: Faces by Nikki
Hairstylist: Scotland Street Salon
Pastor: Hawley Smith
Videography: Gibby Visuals, LLC (That's us!)