Kate and Joe had the quintessential Twin Cities wedding with a ceremony at the Basilica in Minneapolis and the reception at A’bulae in St Paul. All of the elements you want in a wedding weekend were there - the weather was perfect, the bride was stunning, and the list goes on - but it was the intangible stuff that stood out to me the most and that made this celebration special. The love of their family and friends was spilling over. Their excitement for Kate and Joe was felt through the entire weekend in so many ways - laughter, joy, tears, and a musical performance of an adapted TV show theme song just to name a few. I have a million highlights from our time together but my absolute favorite has to be seeing two best friends join their lives together. I am so deeply honored to have been able to tell this story and get to know such incredible people. Congratulations to a truly special couple! Special thanks to Mi Mi Design for an absolutely stunning and flawless weekend. Thank you also to The Minikahda Country Club, The Depot Minneapolis, The Basilica of St Mary, and A’bulae. To purchase the music used in this film please click here
When Hannah and I first started talking about her wedding I knew it was going to be a very special weekend. As I got to know Jack, and the amazing MOB Roxanne, I couldn’t wait! Although the festivities started off a little shaky with most of the wedding party getting stuck in an elevator at the rehearsal dinner for 30 minutes (it does make for a great story though:) everything else was absolutely perfect! At the downtown Westin we were in the heart of St Louis right next to Ballpark Village, and with the Cardinals in town it created a very cool energy. I have so many favorite moments from our time together but they’re all in the film and I’ll let them speak for themselves. It seemed as if every moment was filled with either tears of joy or laughter. Per tradition Hannah’s Grandmother made the most delicious wedding cake, the wedding party made sure the laughter never stopped, and their family and friends couldn’t have been more excited as they celebrated Hannah and Jack’s new adventure as husband and wife. I am incredibly honored to have been able to tell this story and document this kind of LOVE. Thank you and congratulations! Special thanks to Events Luxe, and The Westin St Louis! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
We won! Minnesota Bride Best of 2015! I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who took the time to vote. Although I work solo this is entirely a team effort and I couldn’t have done it without being surrounded by talented colleagues - to the amazing wedding planners, florists, venues, DJs, photographers, caterers, bands, and the list goes on - thank you for making me look good by giving me beautiful things to film. Finally, my deepest gratitude goes to the couples and families who welcome me in, and allow me to tell their stories. Because of you I get to do what I love everyday and I am eternally grateful! I know I’m just repeating myself but THANK YOU!!! To my very talented fellow finalists, Sky Focus Films, and Snowshoe Productions, congratulations on your nominations and I’m truly honored to have been up for this award alongside you! Thank you also to my wife Emma for your constant support and encouragement - and for being way to good looking to be with me but still sticking around. And to Kaiser and Judy for taking me on walks and giving me some editing breaks to keep the creative juices flowing.
On a perfect Saturday in Minneapolis, on the banks of the Mississippi river, two best friends joined their lives together and I couldn’t have been more honored to tell their story. Jason and Brooke, as well as their family and friends, are some of the nicest people I’ve ever captured. The entire weekend was filled with warmth, joy, and laughter as the celebration continued from one event to the next. In their letters to each other before the ceremony, as well as in their vows, both Brooke and Jason ended their thoughts with “more and most.” I can’t think of a better way to start their journey than by trying to outdo the other with love. Like always there is SO MUCH more I want to say but their film says it all. This was a team effort and I couldn’t have made this film without the help Lizzie Anne who planned and coordinated a flawless weekend! Special thanks also to Woodhill Country Club, Nicollet Island Inn, and the Nicollet Island Pavilion! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
It’s hard to describe how special it is to being brought in to the most important moment in a couples life - when you’re one of only 10 people at the wedding it is even more of an honor. Howard and Tillie’s destination wedding in Cabo, San Lucas / San Jose was breathtaking, emotional, and just a blast. I feel like I’m able to get my best and most authentic footage when I can blend into the background and have everyone forget they’re being filmed - and I was nervous how that would work with such an intimate group. Not only did that happen but they made me feel like part of the family along the way. This is a trip, couple, and film I will treasure forever and am so honored I was asked to tell this story. Everything from getting ready at Querencia, cliffside dinning at El Farallon, boating to the arch of Cabo San Lucas, and to the ceremony at Las Ventanas was absolutely perfect! Like always I want to say more but their film says it better than I ever could. It was a pleasure to shoot alongside the incredibly talented Andrew Vick and a huge thank you to Lindsay Piram Creative! To purchase the music used in this film please click here
Keith turned 50 (to say he doesn't look it is an understatement) and had quite the celebration on Kauai at the St. Regis. I was lucky enough to have Keith and his amazing husband Rob, who put this magical week together, come in to my life life in December of 2013 when I was hired to film their wedding in NYC. ( vimeo.com/vibrantfilm/keithandrob ) Since then, along with my wife, the four of us have become good friends. This is a post that could go on forever describing the amazing gem of a person Keith is and how he exemplifies what it means to live and LOVE life to the fullest, to give everyone and everything your best, and to pursue goals with dedication and purpose. He is a daily inspiration! I could go on, but I'm better at telling a story than I am at writing so I'll let this film serve as my toast to the birthday boy! To purchase the music used in this film please click here