Our wedding highlights video was just posted last night and I must have watched it 23 times already. There's just something about a moment, an event, a wedding day, that photography alone can't fully embody...that's why I needed them both. (There's that Veruca Salt coming out!) I am incredibly thankful that my sister Sarah referred me to the work of Josh Gooden. A video was something I knew I wanted but finding someone with the cinematic quality and artistic eye I was looking for (that also wasn't $20,000--but he SHOULD be!) was, to me, a tough find. I spoke with Josh and, after finding out he had worked with Still Motion, the company who introduced me to cinematic wedding films, I knew I had to have him. His work is incredible, but his personality goes above and beyond. I've had the pleasure of getting to know him from both second shooting gorgeous weddings in Virginia with him to hanging around the Rockingham County Fair, toting our film cameras through the crowds. His knowledge, ambition, and extreme skill always leave me gawking...and admittedly a little envious, considering he found his calling at an early age. "You were HOW OLD when you started your business?!?!?" There was no doubt in my mind that this man would produce an incredible film for us, but the end result has far exceeded all of our expectations. He shot our wedding in a way that captured the spirit of Marshall and I, a little laid back, a little fancy, a lot of city, and clowin' on each other every moment. With glitter and confetti! Duh. I can't say enough how important a combination of photography and videography are, and, even more so, a sweet as pie vendor like Josh who has the potential to turn into an amazing friend. Someone you trust and look forward to spending your wedding day working with. I am so proud of him (ridiculous, I know) and absolutely love him for how he recreated our August 13th, 2011. Just the way we hoped it would be. Thank you, Josh. Start packing your bags for Hawaii! (The blog post is here)
He also shot some film at our rehearsal dinner, too! Nicest thing ever.
I am a serious advocate of incorporating film into weddings. The proof is in the pudding...or smeared wedding cake...I'm gonna get my husband for that!