Category: College Station Weddings

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.

When I think Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, and Crab House, I used to think of the obvious:  Seafood, Steak, and Crab. But when Catherine and Stan think about that fine dining restaurant, they think of things like true love, years of memories, and maybe an eyepatch. See, a few years back a new cocktail waitress in training (aka Catherine) caught the eye of the head bartender (aka Stan), even though she was wearing an eyepatch at the time. If you ask Catherine about it, you’ll hear her exclaim, “Why would he be interested in a girl with a patch over her eye?”, but if you ask Stan he’ll say, “Not even an eyepatch could stop me.”

Barely one month later and they were completely attached to each other, and here we are four years later at their wedding. Love came easy to them. 

They both knew they wanted something laid back for their wedding day. A simple white tent in her dad’s backyard, with shotguns for the guys to shoot in the morning, mimosas at a bed and breakfast for the girls, and a wedding ceremony under the Oak trees in the family pasture. Handwritten notes, and handwritten vows, vows which Stan threw away during the ceremony and “just winged it.” A reception full of laughter, Margaritas, and a rousing song by a groomsman that didn’t quite sound like a singer. This was Catherine and Stan’s ideal wedding, which fit them (and me) perfectly.

The sunset was just about perfect…

Now when I think about Truluck’s, I still think about Seafood, Steak, and Crab, but I also think about eyepatches and Catherine and Stan. Not a bad thought. 🙂

Interested in having us film your wedding? Please get in touch!

I struggled for a while with a title for this film. Oftentimes it is easy to come up with a name once I get to know the couple, but for Richard and Carissa things have been a bit different. Should I reference Richard’s Scottish heritage and smooth accent? Does their meeting in high-school qualify? Or maybe I should speak about their engagement in Australia? They’re such an interesting couple! How am I supposed to distill them, their wedding, and their entire history into a simple title? 

East meets west. Scotland meets Texas. Richard meets Carissa. There, that should be simple and yet complex enough.

“But more about them Matt! Tell me more about them!,” you say. I’ve filmed weddings at a wide assortment of locations around the world. Churches, chapels, open fields, and redwood forests, all beautiful in their own way. Without fail, these venues are all chosen because of a special meaning they share with the bride and groom. So when I was asked to film Richard and Carissa’s wedding film, down a little dirt road, behind the house she grew up in, I knew their wedding would be just about perfect. Perfection was achieved soon-after when they told me that Richard and his groomsmen would be wearing traditional Scottish Kilts.

Seen: An amazing moment. Unseen: Richard's stellar kilt.

Seen: An amazing moment. Unseen: Richard’s stellar kilt.

On the day of the ceremony, under a blue sky with only a hint of clouds, in front of a handmade arbor of luggage, window panes, and burlap, Carissa and Richard were married. An evening of revelry commenced, that saw the fusion of Texas charm, with Scottish heritage. Traditional two-stepping gave way to Scottish stomping, with a fireworks show to cap-off the festivities. 

This wedding was the joining of two cultures, two families, two people, and it was truly a perfect day.

Interested in having my wife and I film your wedding? Please get in touch!

In the years after graduating from Texas A&M, I still found myself returning to College Station every few months to film a wedding, film for the University, or to pass through and see friends (and often film something with them). As time has passed though, that list of friends that call College Station their home has gradually dwindled. That’s the nature of a college town, over half the residents are transitory and will only live their for four or five – or in my case EIGHT years, before moving on to bigger cities.

This doesn’t make my visits back to College Station necessarily lonely, but it does make my time spent with friends that still live there more special. One of the people that has made those visits great has been my friend Josh. For the past few years he has been consistent in not only finding out when I am headed back to College Station, but also what my schedule will be, and when we can hangout while I am there.  This usually results in us staying up incredibly late filming timelapses of various landmarks around the Texas A&M campus while discussing the finer points of light pollution and whether Sony is better than Nikon which is definitely better than Canon.

One of those nights two years ago turned to a discussion about a girl that Josh was pursuing. One that he met at church, was instantly friend-zoned by, and then managed to invite on a date for coffee. He told me she was a girl worth pursuing, and more importantly she pushed him to love Jesus more.

Sunset + Pasture = Gorgeous

Sunset + Pasture = Gorgeous

Fast forward one year and I was back in College Station, filming more timelapses with Josh, but this time he brought the girl, Jennifer. A few months back he had proposed under the Century Tree on campus, and at this point I already knew I would film their wedding, but it was nice to finally put a face with the name of a girl that Josh had spoken of so fondly.

Finally, six months later after all the buildup, I filmed Josh and Jennifer’s wedding on a beautiful day in March. The clouds rolling through in the morning gave way to the piercing sun that cut the ceremony in half diagonally. Afterwards, we all marveled as the sunset cast its rays across the pasture. Throughout the day, I was constantly reminded of their love for each other, and Jesus love for them. Their notes? All about each other and Jesus. Their vows? All about each other and Jesus. The toasts by their friends? All about how they met, fell in love, and cared about each other and Jesus. Between those moments and the amazing weather, 12th man towel waving, and constant whoops throughout the day, I knew their wedding film was going to be fun to create.

Interested in having me film your wedding? Get in touch!