Spring has finally arrived for the year 2018 and with it the busy wedding season. As we prepare for the upcoming events I like to think back on the weddings we worked on the year before.
One of the last weddings we shot in 2017 was Laura and Eljon's wedding at the end of summer. This particular wedding was photographed by Elvin Tacdeo and Zach Spinner, and filmed by Patrick while Kat and myself were at another wedding working as well.
Even though I didn't film Laura and Eljon's wedding, I did do the editing. It's a little difficult editing a wedding that you didn't shoot. Not being present at an event, you miss out on the overall atmosphere and the vibe of the wedding couple.
For some reason, it wasn't the case with this one.
As I reviewed the footage that Patrick had filmed, I felt like I knew what the couple liked. The color scheme as well as the location gave me great insight to what kind of vibe their wedding had.
Once I felt that, I was excited to edit their video.
The crowd was one of the most fun I've seen. Their guests interacting with the man behind the camera truly made you feel like you were part of the party and not just there filming. Remember, I did not film this wedding and I got this vibe just by watching the footage.
The bride and groom truly had a great time belting out their favorite songs and guests playing air guitar just getting lost in the music. It's moments like these that remind me why shooting weddings is an honor. You get to capture things that may be forgotten due to the fast paced nature of a wedding, or due to drinking too much :)
This reminder is what gets me amped up for this year's events. Every year we shoot. We work. We get tired. Then we rest at the end of the season. The cycle repeats, but the experience is different. So here's to a successful 2018 wedding season!