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I met Lacy years ago when she was photographing the same wedding I was filming. I was relatively new and was experiencing shooting video with a fancy full frame camera for the first time, whereas she was the expert with a plethora of lenses that she was willing to let me borrow.

This was the first hint I saw of Lacy’s generosity. We would only see each other every year or two when working weddings together, but she was always a text or Facebook message away when I needed business advice or recommendations. She was an open book and held no secrets about the wedding industry, and to this day I’m convinced that my business would not be as successful as it is now without her encouragement.

I should also mention her photography talents here, because that plays into her wedding story as well. Lacy has the rare ability to make any bride look and feel like a princess in her photos. And to be clear, I don’t mean cheesy, super airbrushed “princess”, I’m talking “you are going to look your best you ever have, your photos will look like a fairytale, and it’s all due to Lacy’s photography skills.”

One blisteringly hot day in Sugarland, Lacy and I filmed a wedding together and I met her new second shooter and boyfriend, Scott. There’s guys that I’ve met that exude cool, and he fit the description fully. The list of guys with a resume that includes military, police, and photography experience isn’t very long, but he’s on it. More so than his list of skills that rival Liam Neeson, was the way he looked at and talked about Lacy. There was a tenderness there under the surface that was impossible to miss. A wedding for these two was inevitable.

Throughout her career Lacy had documented thousands of weddings for thousands of couples, but you could tell that her wedding was something completely new. She had spent her life creating images of brides that look like princesses, and now it was finally time for her to live that fairytale. It brought me so much joy to be able to capture that moment for them in this film.

This film took a bit longer than usual to edit. No, not because of stress caused by the impending birth of our first child (okay, maybe that is in the back our minds), but because it can be a challenge to fit so many good moments into one film.

If you’ve watched Kaley and Doug’s wedding trailer, you’ll now that I’ve been Facebook friends with Kaley for many years, but Rachel and I didn’t sit down to really get to know her and Doug until several months before their wedding. What we found was a couple that was perfectly comfortable with who they were, able to sit at home watching The Office and eating Whataburger, or the spend a week halfway around the world in Paris.

Their wedding was as eclectic as they are, with the big barn elements of the Texas countryside fused with a Jewish ceremony, tearful and comedic vows, heartfelt letters, faces scrunched up with laughter, a horah dance that bordered on chaotic, and a smattering of electronic music (Kaley’s favorite) booming in the background.

We hope Kaley and Doug were taken on as much of a ride when watching their film as we were filming and editing it.

Getting married? No matter how crazy, we would love to film it! Please get in touch. 🙂

One of our favorite questions to ask couples is what they are most looking forward to on their wedding day. When we asked Allison and Seth, without any prompting, they both said the exact same moment. Specifically, they both were so excited to see one another for the first time at the wedding ceremony when Allison would walk down the aisle to Seth.

Their answers made editing this wedding trailer easy. 🙂 You can expect to see more of them in their full film coming soon. Getting married and looking forward to one specific moment? We would love to film it. Please get in touch.

Lacy and I actually disagree on where and when we met years ago, but we both know it was at a wedding, where I was a relatively new videographer and she was an experienced photographer. I’m sure I got in her way many times on that day, but she was gracious, offered me advice, and we proceeded to become friends from then on.

In the years since our meeting, I’ve been repeatedly struck by Lacy’s kindness and generosity towards other people and animals. Whether it was rescuing a dog that was about to be put down at a shelter, or cooking massive meals for others in need, I always hoped she would meet someone that matched her giving nature.

It’s only fitting that when we shot another wedding together several years later, she introduced her second shooter/boyfriend, Scott. Within 5 minutes of meeting, he had my jaw dropped as he told stories of his time in the miltary, but when he then spoke about Lacy it was with the utmost care and tenderness. From that moment it was clear they would last.

Getting married to your forever person? We would love to film it! Please get in touch.

From a love kindled literally while picking kindling for a bonfire, to bonding over sweet tea, and adopting a dog named Maya, Clarissa and Andy have have their share of adventures. Soon after Andy proposed in the brief darkness of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Clarissa emailed us about potentially flying up to Virginia to film their wedding.

Of course we agreed, and this May we found ourselves in Yorktown, waking up at 4:30am to drive to a Revolutionary War battlefield and film these two lovebirds at sunrise. This was of course followed by one of the most delicious meals of biscuits and gravy at a greasy spoon, a brief food coma, and eventually one of the sweetest intimate backyard wedding ceremonies.

Getting married in Virginia (or anywhere else)? We would love to film it! Please get in touch.