Tag: Dallas Wedding

You probably remember Noah and Mallorie’s wedding trailer I posted a few months ago, and if not, let me refresh your memory: they started dating in middle school, spent 1/3 of their lives together, and are some of the most joyful people I’ve ever met. Actually, just go and watch their trailer again if you forgot:

This longer film is one that I’ve been excited about creating ever since I filmed the wedding day. Noah and Mallorie’s story shared through their handwritten letters, emotional vows, and tearful words shared by close friends and family so clearly shows who they are and why they are in love. I’m so glad that many moments that I wasn’t able to share in their wedding trailer are now given room to breathe in this longer film.

Getting married? Even if you haven’t been dating for 1/3 of your life, Rachel and I would love to talk with you about filming your wedding. Please get in touch.

Our friends Sarah and Chris are what Rachel and I like to call “undercover awesome”.  I first experienced this phenomenon when I met Sarah my sophomore year of college. She’s one of those people that once you meet them, they keep popping up in conversations until it reaches the point that you wonder if they know everyone on the planet. True story: there were times on campus that I would name-drop Sarah when I met someone new, thus instantly befriending them. Undercover awesome.

Years after college, Sarah met Chris, and then Rachel and I had the pleasure of meeting him too. Put a saxophone, guitar, piano, accordion, or Microsoft Excel in front of him and he will quickly prove he can make music (or spreadsheets) with all of them. Undercover awesome.

Undercover Awesome.

If you’re at a party with them, you won’t see them as the center of attention, dancing on tables, or causing any sort of scene. But if you mention their names to anyone, there will immediately be a glow of recognition, a story about them, and lots of laughter. Their laid-back vibes, insurance sales, and accounting lifestyle belie two of the coolest people in the room, and two of the coolest people Rachel and I have had the pleasure of filming. I guess this film means their awesomeness isn’t quite so undercover anymore.

If you’re getting married (and especially if you are undercover awesome), we would love to film it, please get in touch.

When I was young, I didn’t like trying new things. I wore the same clothes, ate the same food, read a lot of books, and didn’t get out much. Thankfully this all changed around the time that I left for college, when I made a conscious decision to break out of my shell and attempt to be cool. Whether I was successful at being cool is debatable, but I did manage to make some friends and find a wife, so I consider that a win.

These days, I try to put myself in the position to try new things as often as possible. For example, when we go out on a date, my wife and I have a rule that we can’t go to the same restaurant twice. Another example: I create tutorial and review videos to help random strangers on the Internet.  I still do enjoy wearing the same clothes and reading though, so I guess everything hasn’t changed.

Now why am I telling you all about my awkward younger years? What does me trying new things have to do with Suneera and Amos’ wedding? Quick answer: Because their wedding was something new that I haven’t done before.

Two Ceremonies, Together

Longer answer: This wedding was a major step outside of my comfort zone. Instead of one wedding ceremony, I would be filming two. The first of which would be a traditional Indian ceremony, with all the outfits, music, and flower petals (so many flower petals!), that I had never experienced before. But due to my desire to try new things – and especially film new weddings – I was glad to do it.

Thankfully, Suneera and Amos were patient with me, as I learned all about Saris, Sherwanis, Garlands, and Talis. There was so much to keep track of, but throughout it all I was grateful for the chance to experience another culture’s traditions and ceremonies. Suneera and Amos, as you can see from the video, are such a sweet couple and I am glad I was able to film their wedding.

I learned a lot that day, and I’m looking forward to learning more in the future. So if you are planning a wedding and it looks like something that I haven’t filmed before, please get in touch. I would love to try something new.

Check out Suneera and Amos wedding highlight below:

Filmed with:

Sony A7Sii
Sony FS5
Sony FS100
Sony FS700
Canon 7D

Edited with:
Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud

Colored with:
James Miller’s DeLUTS
Magic Bullet Looks

Some people have a glow about them. A spark. A sense of Joy that is bubbling right under the surface of their personality.  It’s not just joy though, its happiness, laughter, smiling, and love all at once. I’m sure you know someone like that. I would also say that if you ask them about it, for most people, they would say it is because they love Jesus and he brings it out of them.

When I met Nicole and Estevan over fish tacos (because if you have to have a meeting, its best to have one over tacos), I could see their glow. It was obvious when Nicole looked at Estevan, smiled, and told me why they wanted to get married. Moreso, the joy in the room was a bit overwhelming when Estevan laughed about some part of their story; these big belly laughs that rolled out of his chest and honestly made me want to make him laugh more. When we finished that meeting, it was obvious that they not only loved each other, but that they also loved Jesus.



This fact was cemented even more on their wedding day. Their families were excited, friends were thrilled, and I ended up having to cut down over half of the good things the minister had to say about them to fit it all into this wedding film. And of course, it wouldn’t be a wedding in 2015 without a good hashtag, or six. Recommendations included, #marryingmolinar, #nicoleandestiefortherestie, #buildinganestiewithestie, #beourguestevan, #houseboyforever, #nicoleyguacamole. Take your pick when sharing this film.

Check out Nicole and Estevan’s highlight film below:

Shot with the Sony FS100Canon 7D, and Canon 5DMK2. Edited in Premiere Pro CC. Colored with Magic Bullet Looks.

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

Vince and RiahI’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” I think that also applies to spending time with someone we enjoy being around. Hours can seem like seconds when we experience an ache of love in our hearts for the first time. Days turn into months which turn into years so quickly when spent with the object of our affection. Before we know it a decade has passed, full of memories, ups and downs, but above all love.

I’ll admit that this hasn’t happened to me yet. Yes on the love and time passing quickly, but I have yet to hit a decade of love for my wife. We didn’t start dating until 2011, so we aren’t even halfway there yet. But time is flying.

Vince and Mariah on the other hand have my wife and I soundly beat in this area. They met in high school, survived a hardcore phase with long hair and tight jeans, and managed to emerge from college still together, albeit with pink hair and hipster glasses. Ten years and still going strong.

I'll leave it up to you to decide if they look cooler now or back then.

I’ll leave it up to you to decide if they look cooler now or back then.

I learned a lot about love while filming and editing their wedding. God describes love as a lot of things: patient, kind, but the one quality of love that strikes me with Vince and Mariah’s wedding is that it perseveres. Through the good and the bad, over all this time, their love hasn’t faltered. There’s something there that we can all learn from their relationship.

Shot with the Sony FS100 and Canon 7D. Edited using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

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