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Lauren and Sean found us through their photographer Matt Cavanaugh and their wedding planners Lauren + Ruthie of Eutopia Events. They reached out to us, as they thought our wedding films fit exactly what they were looking for: “authentic, not corny and modern/clean.” Their words, not ours, but I thought they described exactly what we strive to produce in each of our Boston Wedding Films.

This Boston couple traveled back to their college stomping grounds of Northampton and Amherst, Massachusetts to tie the knot. Lauren is a Smith College graduate, while Sean received his degree from Amherst College. They actually met at Amherst College when Lauren and her friends ended up at the wrong room and were coerced by Sean and his friends to hang out for the evening. That was their first meeting, but their relationship didn’t start until a few years later.

The bride got ready just a few houses down the road from Helen Hills Chapel on the campus of Smith College. There were so many great little moments from the bride’s preparations that add so much personality and character to this wedding film. The Reception was across the Connecticut River in Amherst at the Eric Carle Museum (right down the road from Amherst College). The Art filled walls created a unique space for Lauren and Sean’s celebration. The couple even created an “art project” for their family and friends, which served as their guestbook.  Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Wedding Professionals:

Cinematographers: Mia Major + Jamie Podworski

Photographer: Matthew Cavanaugh Photography

Band: Hudson, Night Shift Entertainment

Wedding Planners: Lauren + Ruthie, Eutopia Events

Flowers: Forget Me Not Florist

Ceremony: Helen Hills Chapel

Reception: Eric Carle Museum

Transportation: M + L Transit Systems

Caterer: Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering

Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel

Music Licensed through The Music Bed

 

Meghan and Teddy were recommended to JPod Films through some friends of theirs. We loved the story of how they met, as they didn’t have the typical amazing love-at-first-site scenario. The two met at the less-than-romantic bar named Bradley’s Cafe near Providence College. Their initial meeting didn’t have Teddy sweeping Meghan off her feet, but over time, these two became a great couple.

The couple wanted an upbeat vibe to their highlight film, and their wedding day had so many fun moments that we had no problem delivering energy to this recap of their wedding day. One of the funny themes to this wedding was the fact that Meghan was not excited about giving up her last name of Glynn and changing it to Kinneen. The Phrase “Mrs. Teddy Glynn” kept arising throughout the day. She was funny about it, but I definitely know how this story goes. My wife had to give up Maloni to become Podworski. :-) We loved the gift exchange, as Teddy built Adirondack Chairs for Meghan, while Meghan gave Teddy some new artwork incorporating their wedding date for their house. Both gifts had that personal touch that we love to see.

Meghan and Teddy were married at St. Cecilia Parish on Belvidere Street in Boston, with the bride preparations and reception taking place at the Omni Parker House Hotel. Much to our delight, we got to work with photographers Mariah and Trish from Snap! Weddings for the second time in as many years. The band Clockwork got the dance floor moving for the evening and we loved the flowers from Rose Hill Garden. Enjoy our latest Boston Wedding Film…

Cinematographers: Mia Major & Jamie Podworski

Photographers: Snap Photography

Band: Clockwork

Church: St. Cecilia Parish

Reception Venue: Omni Parker House

Flowers: Rose Hill Garden

Cake: Montilios Baking Company

Make-up + Hair: Special Event Beauty

Bridal Dress: Ravini

Dress Shop: Cristina’s Bridal

Music Licensing: The Music Bed

 

Earlier this spring, we were fortunate enough to be asked to take part in a wedding planning conference put on by wedding planner Andrea Poisson Delucia of Elegance & Grace Weddings. The Elite Workshop took place the historic Dane Estate at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, MA and featured several of the top professionals in their field from the New England area. The conference was designed to help the younger professional in our industry begin to grow their business, but the wealth of information provided could have benefit the most seasoned professional in many ways.

We were honored to be one of the speakers at the conference, as we shared the importance of cinematography and the important things to consider when searching for a videographer or cinematographer for your client (as a wedding planner). Our talk was just the beginning of a day-long workshop that focused on growing your business through branding, stylized shoots, photography, getting published in magazines, incorporating a floral event designer, and utilizing specialized vendors to up improve your event. Some of the professionals who presented at the workshop included the event’s organizer Andrea Poisson Delucia, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore, Danielle Duane of Boston Magazine, Binita Patel of Binita Patel Photography, Erica Jones of Orchids N’ Blooms Event Design, Jennifer Iovino of JMI Branding Forward and Crystal Mills of Wanderlush Boston. We have always believed in giving back to the industry that has been very good to us. And, Andrea and the team of professionals assembled for the Elite Workshop live by the same motto. Enjoy this short highlight film of the conference from this spring.

 

As a Boston wedding videographer. we enjoy helping our brides and grooms prepare for the perfect day. A few years ago, we created a top ten list for making your wedding film better, but some of the ideas were specific to the wedding day, and others were more important in the wedding planning process. Therefore, after taking part in a roundtable with several of the other top wedding filmmakers in New England, we split our top ten lists into two segments: the planning top ten and the day-of top ten list. First, here are our top ten tips to make your Boston wedding video better during the wedding planning process:

1. Add a welcome speech. That’s right, have Dad speak. It is a great courtesy for the Father of the Bride to welcome everyone and thank your guests for coming on each families behalf. Secondly, and more importantly, fathers get emotional and sentimental when their daughters get married. This usually translates into great moments and speeches about the couple and exactly the type of speech you’ll want to have for your memories.   

2. More time for prep. The one thing you cannot get back during the wedding day is time. One of my top suggestions is to add one half-hour to whatever time you want hair and make-up to end. So if you want hair and make-up done at 11am, then tell your hair and make-up team that you need to be done by 10:30pm. No one is to blame here, but this is the most common place for brides to fall behind on their timeline.

3. Have a first look.  Just do it! Seeing each other before the ceremony helps you with your nerves and creates a wonderful opportunity for you two to say just say “Hi”. Every bride we talk to says that it does not take away from the feelings you get walking down the aisle either. We also view this as an opportunity to capture you two alone together for an intimate, personable moment.

4. Write personalized vows. Nothing lets your personality into your wedding film better than vows that are written from the heart. It’s a personal touch that cannot be matched!

5. Natural Light. When planning your hair and make-up location, think about natural light (sunlight). If you are not relegated to the salon, try and choose locations with large windows and limited or no need for artificial light.

6. Schedule some  time with the cinematographer. When you schedule time with the photographer to do intimate photos of just the bride and groom, be sure to schedule in time for the cinematographer to work his/her magic. We usually need about 10-15 minutes, and most times the photographer will take advantage of this time too.

7. Unplug your wedding. As a bride and groom, you will invest thousands of dollars to have your photographer and cinematographer document your day. With today’s technology, cell phones, ipads and cameras flood your aisle with guests who complicate the equation. One of today’s most popular trends is to have your guests put away all electronic devices and just enjoy the moment. There will be plenty of photo opportunities later in the day.

8. Exchange gifts. Plan on adding a special moment to your day by giving each other gifts with a personally-written card. If gifts are not in your budget, then just exchange cards. You can have a bridesmaid/groomsmen deliver it. It’s always fun to see how we can tie this sequence into your film. Plus, you can see their reaction when they open it.

9. Pick the right Masters of Ceremonies. Your Officiant and DJ/Band Leader will set the tone, provide emotion, and create energy throughout the day. Do not underestimate this!  A good Officiant gets to know the couple and incorporates their story and personalities into the ceremony. Meanwhile, the Emcee at the reception really has the ability to set the right tone for the evening.

10. Details. You can never have too many. It’s the details that often bring out a couple’s personality on the wedding day and in their wedding film! Create some pinterest boards while following other boards that match your wedding style and interests. Check out our pinterest boards too, as we have lots of ideas.

The one thing about wedding planning is that not too many people do it more than once. As an experience wedding vendor, we hope that information like this will help you create great memories of your special day. Tune in Friday as we release the updated top 10 list of how to make your Boston wedding video or film better on the wedding day itself.

More and more each year, we have been traveling to new and different locations around New England and beyond for weddings and events. This weekend, we shed our Boston wedding videographer title and had the pleasure of covering a 20-year wedding vow renewal on beautiful Block Island in Rhode Island. The Anderson and Gelsomini families that we filmed this weekend had a great connection to the island and that really helped build a great story line. With less formalities than a traditional wedding, we spent a lot of time outside of the “party” to capture the true essence of the couple and their family. We were lucky enough to film this Block Island Wedding video at the Spring House on the Southern side of town, which is a gorgeous venue with majestic views and an tremendous wrap-around porch. The highlights of the film will definitely include the family time on the beach, the flash mob dance from Static Noyze that kicked off the dancing section of the party, and the fireworks which rivaled that of the Fourth of July! The last two items were a surprise from Nick to his wife of 20 years, Pam.

Besides the Spring House, we were able to travel around the island and look at many of the other great locations that the Island has to hold a wedding which included the Atlantic Inn, The Rose Farm Inn, The Sullivan House, and the Cushman House. We snapped pictures of some of the picturesque locations on the island that are popular for wedding photos and video like the Southeast Lighthouse, the Southeast Bluffs and Great Salt Pond which is where most of the boaters can be found. I also attached the sunrise timelapse that we captured looking over Great Salt Pond, which is already slated to be one of the opening clips of the this Block Island Wedding video. We worked with some cool vendors in Leslie Ulrich of Lesley Ulrich Photography and Chris Whitten of Coastline Entertainment. So, if your need of a wedding video on the islands, we’ll gladly take our Boston Wedding Videographer title on the road to any wedding in Block Island, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard.

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