When we first started to plan our son’s wedding we were very hesitant about hiring a videographer. Our two concerns were cost and the intrusiveness of having a videographer at the ceremony. However, hiring John to be the videographer was the B...
EST wedding-planning decision we made. His finished work is worth every penny (and more!) and he was not at all intrusive. When we saw the finished product we were shocked at the intimacy and detail he captured even though we barely noticed his presence at the ceremony or the reception. Our son and his bride wanted their wedding ceremony to be very honoring to God and a joyful testimony to God’s love and grace. We thought a videographer might be a distraction to the message, but the opposite was true. Without being intrusive at all John was able to capture the very essence of the wedding in both the full video and the trailer. His eye for important events (even unplanned ones) totally amazed and blessed us all. So now, through John’s work, we can all relive the blessing and power of the ceremony and can share it with those who were unable to attend. The reception was a joyous celebration of love and commitment and John’s work enables us to remember and cherish each moment (even the ones we missed as individuals). Somehow, he managed to take photos of everything that happened at the reception, yet I only remember seeing him once!
John has an uncanny ability to anticipate and capture meaningful moments. His stills and videos continue to make us laugh, sigh and cry for he has provided a visual library of memories that allows us to relive this marvelous day over and over again. His eye for capturing people’s personalities and their interactions with others is uncanny. Although our guests were strangers to him, John caught them in acts of being very much themselves and our hearts are warmed each time we watch the video.
The icing on the cake was the music John chose to accompany the trailer. We are a classical music family and John’s choice of music was exceptional. It was playful, romantic, serious and climactic. Each time we watch the trailer we marvel at his ability to tie together the moments, the people, the feelings and the very essence of the day with the musical score! What a blessing. It always fills us with joy!!
If you are hesitant about hiring a videographer, please reconsider. I am so very thankful for the precious gift of preserved memories that John has given us. It is irreplaceable.