Monday, December 5, 2011

Matt & Erin - Greensburg Wedding @ Seton Hill University

No words can do justice to Matt & Erin's wedding day. They are two very special people and I think the video speaks for itself as to how much they love one another. Smile after smile, kiss after kiss, throughout the entire day.

We started the day at The Inn at Mountainview Hotel for Erin's prep. She had already done the hair thing downtown so it was on to makeup. The sun began to peek through the clouds and into the hotel room just as I began filming. Just beautiful. After that, it was off to Matt's parents house to film the guys. They were mostly ready and waiting for the limo to pick them up and take them to the church. And wow what a church! This chapel at Seton Hill is absolutely breathtaking!

The ceremony finished up and it was time for the photo session. Milla & Brad from Milla C Photography did an amazing job of capturing the sheer beauty of the sun and the fall colors that day as well as the beautiful wedding party. And onto the reception at Giannillis II Italian Restaurant & Lounge in Greensburg. Awesome party mc'd by DJ Brown accompanied by some delicious food and over the top fun filled dancing!

Thanks to Matt & Erin for the wonderful experience. Absolutely beautiful!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stefanie & Bill Beere - Fall Wedding in Altoona

So we began our busy month of October with a beautiful Fall wedding on October 8th with Stefanie & Bill. I knew Stef from a few mutual friends and first met Bill during a wedding last summer. They are both so much fun to be around and I think you can tell this from the video.

Stefanie & Bill's ceremony took place at the Cathedral in Altoona, PA during an absolutely stunning fall day in Central Pennsylvania. The weather was amazing and you can see from the photo session at the Penn State Altoona Campus, just how perfect it was.

The reception followed at the Bavarian Hall, a fantastic venue with a great dance floor, awesome bar, and fun for everyone. Gene & Debbie from Dancing DJ's entertained the crowd from first dance to last. And speaking of first dances, Stef & Bill performed the fox trot to Frank Sinatra's "Fly Me to the Moon." Truly, a spectacular performance!

Between the ceremony and the reception, we took a trip to visit Bill's Grandmother who couldn't make it to the wedding. It was a very special moment as Bill & Stef presented a card and flowers from the wedding to her. The expression on her face shows it all.

Thanks to Stef & Bill for letting me be a part of their wedding day. It was a very special day.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Roaring Spring Wedding Video - Adam & Haley - 9.10.11

Adam & Haley's wedding day was one of a kind. It poured down rain the entire week leading up to the wedding, including the rehearsal night. It had to have been the most rainfall in a one week span in Central Pennsylvania...ever.  Everyone thought for sure it would be raining on their wedding day and they even devised a backup plan for the ceremony.

But when morning came, the clouds were gone, the sun came out and the grass was dry. It was incredible....and very lucky for the bride and groom.

The whole day was absolutely beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a happier couple. They were such a thrill to film and it's these kinds of weddings that make me love what I do.

Good luck to Adam & Haley. It was a pleasure to share your wedding day with you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cresson Wedding Video - Paul & Stacy Zabinsky

Paul & Stacy Zabinsky hail from the small town of Cresson, Pennsylvania. A quaint mountain town in Central PA known for...well the snow? Oh, and it's fire department of course! Paul and Stacy took their passion into account for their wedding day by driving two firetrucks from the church to the photo session and back to the firehall. What a trip!

And what a fun day it was with these two. I have known them both for a couple years now, and they are definitely a one of a kind couple. With about 3 to 4 hundred people strong at the reception, how could they not be loved? I had an absolute terrific time spending the day with Paul and Stacy.

Congratulations to two wonderful people and I wish Paul, Stacy, and their great families a beautiful life together.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fall & Winter Wedding Dates Still Available for Video

Hello, hello! This goes out to all the brides and grooms in Central Pennsylvania, or even the surrounding areas. As I posted yesterday on our Facebook page, we still have select dates available for weddings in November and December of 2011. So, that means any bride or groom that is thinking about a possible videographer for their wedding, do yourself a favor and head over to our contacts page and get in touch with us today! Take advantage of the select dates that are left and we'll set you up with a fantastic wedding video. Talk with you soon!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Holiday Wedding - Northern Cambria, Pennsylvania

Hello all. We are in between consecutive wedding weekends here at Altoona Video Production and also enjoying a bit of this beautiful weather in Central Pennsylvania. Below are some stills from the Holiday Wedding we filmed this past weekend. The ceremony took place in the 114 year old St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church in Northern Cambria, PA and wow, was it hot! The rain and humidity also didn't help, but it cleared up just before the ceremony and stayed beautiful the rest of the day.

Congratulations to Cindy and Dave as well as their families. It was an honor to be a part of your wedding day and we wish you the best in your journey together!

Holliday Wedding
Holliday Wedding
Holliday Wedding
Holliday Wedding

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Piggott Wedding Groom Prep: Hampton Inn - Altoona, Pennsylvania

Recently I was asked to pull some still frames from the Groom Prep footage of a wedding I shot in early July. You may recognize the men as they are Phil and his groomsmen, preparing for the Piggott-Dempsie Wedding of July 9, 2011. Phil and the guys got ready in a beautiful suite at the Hampton Inn in Altoona, PA. I put the photos up on Photobucket a few days ago for the couple to view, and I figured since I have them up on the internet, I might as well post the link here on the blog here for others to see. The photos actually came out a lot better than I expected considering they are coming from HDSLR video footage and depending on future projects and situations, I may offer this as an added bonus to couples.

You can check out the photos at the link below. Enjoy!
Piggott Wedding: Groom Prep Photos

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New review, new contract, and more from Altoona Video Production

Hello everyone! A new review from Steven & Alisha Holdcroft has been posted in the reviews page. We filmed their wedding ceremony in State College on June 4th. Go over to the reviews section and check it out. We certainly appreciate the kind words and compliments from such a wonderful couple! Thanks again for including us in your special day.

We have been knee deep in paperwork lately and decided to shorten our wedding video agreement forms. The new wedding contract at Altoona Video Production is now just one page. But don't worry, no need for 2011 brides and grooms to fill out any new forms. This will only take place for 2012 bookings and beyond. And speaking of the future, we are starting to fill in some dates for next year, so if you are interested, please head over to our contacts page and send us a message! We would love to hear from you.

This week was a nice week off, but back to work this weekend and next for two more lovely couples. And also some possible big news coming for Altoona Video Production. Very excited! Talk with you soon!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wedding at the Casino and Lakemont Park - Altoona, PA

We've been quite busy here at Altoona Video Production and that's just the way we like it. I finally had the chance to put together a wedding trailer for Hillary and Philip Piggott, a great couple who were married July 9, 2011. Now, you could say this wedding was a coming together of two nations as Hillary is a native to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania and Phil comes to us from the Great White North! Can anyone say Canada, eh?

Phil and Hillary's wedding day was a wonderful time as I had the opportunity to get some great prep footage of both the guys and girls in the early morning. And just before the ceremony, a horse and carriage came by the Dempsie estate to pick up Hillary and her father. They cruised through the streets of Hollidaysburg on their way to the church.

A photo session followed at the beautiful gardens of historic Legion Park and then it was off to the Soho Room at the Casino in Lakemont Park. The rest of the night was a blast and I'm very grateful to have been able to work with such a happy, loving couple.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Philip Piggott!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dylan's First Birthday Video - Harrisburg, PA

There is something very special about a child's first birthday. The presents, the cake, and all of the smiles and laughs are so very precious. Dylan's day was all of this and more.

Dylan is the newbie in the Upschulte family and one of the cutest kids around. He was born July 12, 2010 to his lovely parents, Kristin and Dan. Last weekend I had the opportunity to share in his first birthday celebration in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Dylan was all smiles during his Sesame Street themed party and you can certainly tell from the video that he is a very happy one year old little boy.

Happy first birthday little guy...Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Altoona Wedding Video Trailer

What can I say about a beautiful 4th of July weekend in Central Pennsylvania?

We were asked to film the wedding of Nicole and Joey Perehinec at the Cathedral in Altoona, PA and wow, was it beautiful. The entire wedding party was so excited and happy and the energy carried on throughout the evening with the Flood City Brass Band performing live during the reception at Blair County Convention Center.

When I first met this couple, I knew they were full of happiness and love; and it definitely showed during their special day. Congratulations to the Perehinec and Sloan families and especially to Nicole and Joey. It was a pleasure sharing your wedding day with you.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wedding at the Hayloft

Altoona Video Production had a little break in the action this weekend so my fiance and I seized the opportunity to attend a wedding of some good friends on Friday, July l5. Jessica Birmingham and Casey Hoover tied the knot at the Hayloft in Rockwood, PA and let me tell you, the entire wedding celebration from when we arrived to the last dance was absolutely gorgeous. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the Hayloft, words seriously don't do it justice. It is one of the most amazing outdoor wedding locations I have ever seen. And the barn for the reception is equally beautiful.

MB Studios from Huntingdon captured the day with their amazing photography. Their great work landed them a spot on our vendors page. Keep checking back as new vendors are added each week!

We captured a few candid photos of the happy couple below as well as one of their adorable son Conner. Check out The Hayloft Website for more photos and information. Enjoy!

Congrats to the new Mr. & Mrs. Hoover!

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Hoover 1

Friday, July 15, 2011

Altoona Video Production on YouTube

You can now check out Altoona Video Production on our official YouTube Channel. Just click the icon to the right and head over to watch all our wedding videos and event films.

Altoona Video Production proudly serves Altoona and it's surrounding areas with high quality, high definition video. We specialize in wedding videos and would love to work with you on your wedding day. Just give us a call or email us to reserve your date today!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Altoona Wedding Video

The first two weekends of July proved to be everything you could imagine and more here in Altoona, Pennsylvania. We are close to putting the finishing touches on The Perehinec Wedding which took place on July 2nd, 2011 at the Cathedral in downtown Altoona and a reception that followed at the Blair County Convention Center. The entire day was absolutely fantastic. Here are some video stills from the wedding. Congratulations to Nikki and Joey and both of their wonderful families. A wedding trailer will be up soon...Enjoy!

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Daze

So my fiance and I took a trip to the beach 2 weeks ago and I just finally found the time to put a short video together. I really like the feel of this video as it turned out a bit different than what I had first imagined. Anyways, enough talk about the video, go watch it!

Holdcroft Wedding

It's taken me way too long to update this website and I guess that's a good thing. We've been so busy here at Altoona Video Production and the fun has only just begun! I met with 3 lovely couples this week and I cannot express the excitement I have for these upcoming weddings.

And speaking of weddings, on June 4th, we shared a special wedding day with Alisha & Steven Holdcroft in State College, Pennsylvania. The ceremony was held at the University Baptist & Brethren Church with a reception following at the Atherton Hotel. The day began with a bit of rain, but the clouds quickly disappeared and the sky gave way to some beautiful sunlight. Below are a few screen shots of the Holdcroft Wedding Ceremony.

Holdcroft Wedding

Holdcroft Wedding

Holdcroft Wedding

We here at Altoona Video Production wish Alisha & Steven the best of luck in their journey together!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hollidaysburg Wedding Party

I have to say what a great way to start off the wedding season! I had the chance to bring my camera along and capture the celebration of one of my best friends, Ian Mohney and his new wife, Ashley. The ceremony was a small, family only affair, and unfortunately no video. But the rest of us gathered the next day at the Knights of Columbus in Hollidaysburg, PA to celebrate the marriage.

My new Canon T3i captured some stunning shots, both video and pictures, and I just had to put together a little something to share with everyone. Congratulations to Ian & Ashley and good luck with everything the future holds for this wonderful couple.

And some beautiful pictures of the newlyweds rings!


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Enhancing the Production Value

New equipment, a wedding, and a new review. Yep, we are constantly adding great new things here at Altoona Video Production. The picture below is one of our new digital audio recorders, the Olympus DM-520. The audio quality is amazing and finally NO AUDIO DRIFT, which means less time syncing audio and video. I couldn't be more excited...or could I?

To add to the excitement, one of my best friends was married today in a small wedding at Chimney Rocks in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. And although there was no video of the ceremony, I do intend on shooting some footage tomorrow at the wedding reception. It should be a great time.

Last, but definitely not least, I had a couple submit a review from their wedding I did almost 4 years ago! I can't believe it has been that long already. Read all about it in the Reviews section. Thanks to Sarah & Tyler for their kind words.

I'm gearing up for the summer wedding season, bring on the sunshine and check back soon.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Films Page Addition to Website

Happy May everybody! To celebrate this glorious first day of May 2011, we have added a new page to the website. It is the "films" page. Every video that we produce from now on will be added to this new page to ease your viewing pleasure. Click on the tab above and have at it; you won't be disappointed.

And just a reminder to any bride or groom still interested in booking with us for Summer 2011, there are still a few dates open. Please contact us about for details.

We are also working on some business/marketing videos with companies we met last month at the ISG Conference in Orlando, Florida. It's been great so far and we welcome in any new businesses who would like to participate. Visit the contact page for our contact information. We'd love to work with you.

That is all for now. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Altoona Video Production in Florida!

So after a couple of days in hibernation, I am officially back from Orlando, Florida. What a fun trip! I flew out of Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 12  and filmed 3 days worth of footage for the Identification Systems Group (ISG) as they were having their annual conference at the Caribe Royale in Orlando.

The conference included sales training, a vendor fair, a charity golf tournament at the Grand Cypress Golf Club, and a silent auction and awards dinner to cap off the 3 days of fun in the sun. There was a little bit of work related stuff going on too! The money raised from the golf event and silent auction went to Camp Boggy Creek, a year round camp serving seriously ill children throughout Florida. It was all for a great cause and we were lucky enough to be joined by one of the kids involved with the camp.

But back to reality as I made a safe return to Pennsylvania. Wedding dates are continuing to come in and I'm looking forward to meeting with some of the couples very soon.

Thanks for reading. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Latest & Greatest from Altoona Video Production

So I went out this weekend and bought a new Canon Rebel T3i! For those of you who don't know what that is, it's the newest DSLR Camera to hit the market and I'm extremely excited about it. I'll post some pictures and more videos soon. That being said, I was filming all weekend and put together a short video of my friends Ian & Ashley's son, Landon. He is quite the adorable little guy and I jumped at the opportunity to follow him around with my new camera. It also happens to be his first birthday in a couple weeks so Landon, Happy Birthday little big dog!

Without further ado, Landon's film debut courtesy of Altoona Video Production.

Monday, March 28, 2011

The People Speak!

Good morning, afternoon, and evening! I guess it just depends on where you are. For anyone out there who might have been interested in what some of our clients think of us, we've added a few written testimonials to the reviews section. So click on over and get to know us a little better. We have a few more on the way so sit tight and we will keep adding them as they come.

Don't be shy. If you have any questions about anything on the website, please get a hold of us through the contacts page. It's the best way to contact us and get a response as quickly as possible. More projects on the way! We'll talk to you soon.

Monday, March 21, 2011

New Business Cards Have Arrived!

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Our brand new business cards came in today! I figured I'd put some snapshots of them up on the website so everyone could take a look at them. They are pretty fancy. Our friends over at J.David Productions hooked us up with the print job. Now they didn't design these cards, but WOW, do they do some awesome design work! Check them out at

Long story short, if you see one of these fancy new cards around town, pick it up, check us out, and get in touch. We'll see you soon.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Booking a Wedding Date for Summer 2011

Greetings everyone! We just want to let all of you know that we are limiting ourselves to 10 weddings for the summer months of 2011 and there are only a few spots left. The summer months in our neck of the woods include June, July, August and September. So, if you are planning on having a wedding during these 4 months and are interested in a videographer, contact us already! We would be thrilled to work with you on one of the most important days of your life. 

With that being said, we are still open for booking in the Fall of 2011, so if you are having a wedding in October, November or even December, we would be happy to hear from you. You can send us a message on our contact page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hello and Welcome to!

Welcome to the new online home of Altoona Video Production. We're glad you could make it! Take your time and browse through our video collection as we have worked very hard to put them together and are very excited to showcase them to you.

Head over to the contacts page and say hello! We would love to hear from you. And if you are interested in booking a wedding with us, please provide all the specifics so that we can reserve your date today!

We have also expanded to include event videography so if you have a dance recital, sports highlight video, or just some video footage you want edited together, let us know...we'd love to help you out.

We have some handy links to the right that will point you in the right direction to our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as our videos on Vimeo. Friend us on Facebook today!

Thanks for visiting the new page and we can't wait to meet you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Patrick & Kellie | January 29, 2011 | Altoona, Pennsylvania

What can I say about Kellie & Pat's wedding day? It was simply amazing from start to finish. A winter wedding can be quite stressful in this area, but this day was absolutely perfect from the soft snowflakes falling from the sky to the contrast of the deep red bridesmaid dresses and bright white snow on the ground.

The wedding party was one of a kind delivering high energy and fun from the first photo session to the last dance. Oh did I mention dancing? There was tons of dancing during the reception at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona!

It was a once in a lifetime day shared with family and friends, with so many memories created and preserved on film to relive over and over again.

Eric & Jamie | June 26, 2010 | Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Now this wedding was definitely something out of the ordinary. Eric & Jamie gave me the opportunity to be the best man for their wedding and what an honor it was. Being able to share the entire day with our best friends and family was exciting and memorable and something I will never forget.

Eric and Jamie took advantage of the warm summer day as they took a horse and carriage ride through the streets of historic Hollidaysburg. The wedding party then took a trolley ride to Legion Park where the outdoor photo session took place. The fields and gardens were absolutely stunning.

I had the privilege to put together their ceremony and reception piece along with this great highlight video. Thanks to such a wonderful couple and a fantastic group of friends and family for such a unforgettable wedding day.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Andrew & Danielle | July 10, 2010 | Horsham, Pennsylvania

Danielle and Andrew's wedding venue can be summed up in one word; breathtaking. The Manor House in Horsham, PA is the wedding venue of any bride's dreams from the colorful flowers to the greens of the golf course. But the plans of an outdoor ceremony were almost ruined by downpours throughout the morning and early afternoon.

Luckily, the warm rays of the sun broke through and the ceremony was underway just as planned. Danielle and Andrew said "I do" in front of their family and friends in the lavish outdoor gardens as I worked alongside a truly amazing photographer by the name of Doug Burns from Candid Moments Photography.

The reception followed with a great live band playing a set of popular rock songs that had every guest singing along for the rest of the night. These moments of a couple's wedding day are so important and to be able to capture them forever on film is what it's all about.