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Oyster Farm Wedding in Charles City, Virginia // Jaime + Bobby

Jaime + Bobby

Feature Film Video from the day!

This was a fun wedding!!! Just wait until the dancing part! VENUE: Oyster Farms in Charles City, Virginia PLANNER: Blair Daniels PHOTO: Elizabeth Friske Photography DJ: Astro (Roger) FLORAL: Lindsay Gwin Floral VIDEO: Justin and Emily

Interested in seeing the photos too? Check out Elizabeth’s blog post and photos from the day. Such an amazing day!

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Iceland Beach in Slo Motion

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Iceland Beach in Slo Motion

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.

GEAR: 
GH5
12-60mm Leica Lens

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Gaie Lea Wedding in Staunton

FEATURE FILM

Vendors:  
Venue: Gaie Lea in Staunton, VA
Bridal Gown: Celebration Bridal in Lynchburg, VA
Bridesmaids: Azazie
Floral Design: Sweet Pea Floral Designs
Hair and Makeup: Creative Images Hair and Makeup
Groom/Groomsmen: Men's Warehouse
Videography: Gibby Visuals
Photography: elovephotos
Band: The Dundies
Cake and Desserts: Sweet Treats Bakery
Invitations: Wilson's Graphics
Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth Shinaberry

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Dance and Fly Highlight Video

Dance and Fly Aerial Dance in Hampton, Virginia

HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

If you're looking for a place to dance and fly, look no further! As you explore our site, you will see we offer a variety of dance and aerial classes for all ages and skill levels. 

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.

transcendenceaerialdance.com

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iPhone Only Wedding // Ford’s Colony Country Club Wedding // Jason + Erika

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iPhone Only Wedding // Ford’s Colony Country Club Wedding // Jason + Erika

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. 

BACK STORY
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
Samsung S9
OSMO Mobile
Moment Lenses

(We did use a couple other cameras)
Panasonic GH5s
Panasonic x1000
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
MAKEUP: BlushTones
DRESS: Studio I Do Bridals Virginia Beach

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Destination Wedding // Caribbean Cruise Wedding // Melody + Dustin

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Destination Wedding // Caribbean Cruise Wedding // Melody + Dustin

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!!!

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Norfolk Botanical Garden Wedding | Norfolk Wedding Videographer

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Norfolk Botanical Garden Wedding | Norfolk Wedding Videographer

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!

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Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club Wedding Video // Rachel+Ben

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Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club Wedding Video // Rachel+Ben

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

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Washington DC Temple Wedding Video // Abby + Todd // LDS Wedding

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Washington DC Temple Wedding Video // Abby + Todd // LDS Wedding

ABBY + TODD

Washington DC Temple Wedding



Congratulations to these two! My wife and I were honored to be there. 

Photography: elovephotos.com
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
Music: soundstripe.com

 PHOTO: Emily Gibby, elovephotos  

PHOTO: Emily Gibby, elovephotos  

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Questions to ask your Wedding Videographer

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Questions to ask your Wedding Videographer

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. 

 Behind the Scenes at the Upper Shirley Vineyard - Photo: Tiffany Heidenthal 

Behind the Scenes at the Upper Shirley Vineyard - Photo: Tiffany Heidenthal 


Here are some questions to ask a Videographer:

  1. How long have you been shooting weddings?

  2. Do you have LAV Mic’s for the Ceremony Officiant? Groom?

  3. Do you have LAV Mic’s or a Audio recorder for the Toasts/Speeches?

  4. Do you have a 2nd video shooter?

  5. How do you shoot the Ceremony without being distracting to guests?

  6. Have you worked with a Photographer before and do you communicate well with them?

  7. When did you shoot your first wedding?

  8. Do you have any Vendor References for your work?

  9. Do you license your music for my video?

  10. Have you shot a wedding with your camera before?

  11. Do you bring a Gimbal for smooth cinematic video shots? 

  12. Will you have a Wide Lens and a Telephoto lens?

  13. Can I see one of your recent wedding videos?

  14. What's more important to you, marketing footage or a good memory for the couple?

  15. Do you outsource video editing?

  16. Do you use a Video Cameras with fixed lens at all?

  17. Do you have a Drone and are you Certified by the FAA? Do you own a backup drone?

  18. Do you carry Liability Insurance for your business?

  19. Are you good at making my wedding guest comfortable in front of a camera?

  20. Do you bring LIGHTS for a dark reception?

  21. Is your Business licensed and Insured?

  22. Have you shot at this Venue before?

  23. What do you do if it Rains, you get sick or even hurt and can't make the wedding?

  24. How do you protect the footage, after the Wedding?

  25. How many cameras do you bring to a wedding?

  26. How much card space do you bring? Do you have backups?

  27. 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. 

Cheers, 

Justin 


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Food Photography in Virginia Beach

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. 

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Audrey Rose Photography Workshop // Highlight Video // Gibby Visuals

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
audreyrosephoto.com

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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! 

VENDORS:
shopjollity.co
asyouwishva.com
whippedupbymimi.com
dhaliaedwards.com
maggiesottero.com
studioido.com
madhattervintage.com
ceindyton.com
etsy.com/shop/KHallbergDesign
gibbyvisuals.com

Audrey Rose Workshop Video by Gibby Visuals

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Featured Teen Shoot for Melissa Neck Photography // Promo Video // Little England Farm in Hayes, Virginia

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Featured Teen Shoot for Melissa Neck Photography // Promo Video // Little England Farm in Hayes, Virginia

PROMO VIDEO

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) 

FEATURED ARTICLE:

 PHOTO: Melissa Neck 

PHOTO: Melissa Neck 

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

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