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Icelandic Wedding in Virginia Beach // Jordan and Stefan

 Aerial Photo in Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland (Westman Islands)

Aerial Photo in Vestmannaeyjar in Iceland (Westman Islands)

ENGAGEMENT VIDEO FROM ICELAND

6 Days of adventure in Iceland with these two! Wow! Jordan is from America and Stefan was born and raised in Iceland. They met in North Carolina while he was playing College Soccer. 

During this adventure, they showed my wife and I all the touristy spots and a ton of local spots. The hidden gems! We saw so much in a short time and were doing something every minute. These interviews finished at 1:45am one night and it was still light outside! 

Thanks for enjoying our adventure!

GEAR:
GH5 & GH5S 
Phantom 4 Pro+ w Filters
GoPro 3+ Black 
iPhone 8+ 
Rode Link

WOW! These two, Jordan and Stefån are so fun to be around. It could be because we spent a week with them in Iceland before this wedding, but I don't think so. They both just have the type of personalities of people you want to be around. I know it comes from great parents and how they were raised. 

Please enjoy this video for years to come and we can't wait to see the babies. Probably not as much as your parents wanting to see their grandkids. :) 

VENDOR FRIENDS:

Venue: Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach, Virginia
DJ: DJ Rodney Charles of Astro Entertainment Inc.
Photographer: Dustin Lewis Images
Lighting: Stage Right Lighting
Officiant: Tony Hash (Studio I Do)
Videography: Gibby Visuals (Brandon + Kersey)

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

Oyster Farms Wedding Video

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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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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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

DETAILS
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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Slow Motion Booth is in Virginia Beach!

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Slow Motion Booth is in Virginia Beach!

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!!! 

PRICING
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!!!

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DJ West Entertainment Promo Video

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DJ West Entertainment Promo Video

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

 Check out the video on his home page. 

Check out the video on his home page. 

I love doing these types of project and I can't believe it's my job. 

Thanks for listening,

Justin Gibby

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Upper Shirley Vineyard // Richmond Wedding Videography // Feature Film

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
Transportation: Oleta
Pastor: Hawley Smith
Videography: Gibby Visuals, LLC (That's us!)

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Top 5 Reasons I shoot Weddings

The wedding industry isn't for everyone. I know several business people that have been videographers, photographers or other vendors that stopped working in the wedding industry. Why? The industry can wear you out, IF you let and IF your not built for it. 

Every couple is unique in their own way and you have to be adaptable to every personality out there because you'll meet them all in the wedding industry. You're working with the couple, the parents, the extended family, the friends, the vendors, the venue, and everything in between. That's a lot of different personalities and if you can't adapt or mirror or just be sociable, it's going to be a stressful profession. 

So here are my Top 5 Reason why I'm shoot weddings

#1 REASON - I LOVE NEW EXPERIENCES

Every wedding is different in every way. The venue location, the couple, the cake, the photographer, the travel, the food, the dancing, the music, the garter toss, the exit, etc. I love new experiences with all of those things. I've traveled to 40 states and been to several countries for a reason and with weddings everyone is usually at their best. Most people are all Happy at weddings and that makes it fun!

Virginia Beach Wedding Videography

#2 REASON - FRESH STORIES TO FILM

Every wedding is a new story to share. Check out Ricky and Brianna's story. I probably would have never met them, never, but I did and now get to share this sweet story. For me, this isn't work, capturing the moment and then interviewing is so fun for me. The work is in marketing, editing (sometimes), and other areas of running a business. During the interview, is probably one of the most interesting parts of story telling because you never know where it will go and you have to be a good listener to be able to dig into their story a little. I know Ricky + Bri weren't thrilled about doing the interview, but now that they have it recorded for ever they can see why we did it. Enjoy! 

#3 REASON - TRAVEL & FOOD

I've always been one to travel and try new food locations. During my travels, I created an account on TripAdvisor. Well they just informed me I'm in the Top 15% of Reviewers in the Virginia Beach area. Ha! With Weddings...I get to go to new locations and try new food. It's a WIN WIN for me!

#4 REASON - THE RECEPTION

I have a blast at receptions. I'm usually the crazy guy running around with the Glidecam and camera smiling. I love me some good entertainment and I've definitely had some fun at many weddings. Plus, I always chat with the DJ and have a good laugh. 

I've seen some Epic cake smashes in 2016 and they never get old. I was the type that was gentle to my wife, but man when I capture moments like this...it's so worth it. 
 

#5 REASON - DATE NIGHT

When a couple hires My Wife (elovephotos) and I it becomes our date night. We get to work together all day, hang out with vendors we may know previously, hang out with happy people, and capture couples big day in a way we would want our day covered. It's Awesome! I mean, everything isn't a bed or roses and we know what buttons to not push, but we also know how each other work and how to help each other. We had 5 of these date nights last year and are hoping for more, but we'll see. 

If you read all this. I'm proud of you! This was fun to write and rare that I wrote it. 

Justin

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