Friday, November 29, 2013

Winter Marriage Proposal - Devin & Kerry - Altoona, Pennsylvania



I can't even begin to put into words how much I love doing what I do. I get to meet some of the most amazing people in the world and share in their once in a lifetime moments. I mean seriously, this job is the absolute best!

So just a few days ago, Devin contacted me about filming his proposal to his longtime girlfriend Kerry. I was extremely excited and also a bit nervous. It was the first time I was asked to do something like this and I had to stay hidden during the whole thing! So Devin and I scouted out the location and came up with a plan of attack.

Wednesday was the big day and wow, was it ever cold! The wind was blowing and I was certain that all of Devin's hard work was going to be ruined by the elements. But just as Kerry arrived, the wind went away and snowflakes started showering down from the sky. It was PERFECT! As Kerry was taking in all of the promise cards and decorations, Devin walked up behind her with the ring...and of course she said YES! 

Thanks to Devin & Kerry for letting me share in this joyous event. I was thrilled to be able to capture this memory for you and let you cherish it forever. Enjoy the video!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Anna & Brian - Outdoor Wedding in Central Pennsylvania



I absolutely love September here in Central Pennsylvania. The leaves are changing, the sunsets are spectacular and the weather is a lot cooler! And what a perfect time to have an outdoor wedding in historic Hollidaysburg. Anna & Brian had probably the most perfect wedding day of 2013.

Now, this wedding was a little extra special to me because it was the first time I had been back to the Blairmont Club for a wedding since my wedding. As Anna & Brian created new memories, the scenery brought back a lot of past memories for me. I just can't get over how beautiful it is at the Blairmont with the natural light and the amazing overlook of Hollidaysburg & Chimney Rocks. Okay, enough reminiscing.

We started the day with Brian and the guys as they got ready at Brian's house. They were having a great time and were really into the photos & video. We finished up there and went over to the hotel where Anna & the girls were getting dressed. Anna looked stunning as she put on her wedding dress and you could see the excitement in her eyes.

Since the ceremony was later in the day, Anna & Brian arranged to have photos taken in the afternoon. So we packed up and headed down to Legion Park with Ray from Ray Kauffman Photography. Ray is an AMAZING photographer and just as amazing to work with. You can check out his work at the link below.

The ceremony took place on the grounds of the beautiful Blairmont Club and once it was finished, we got some great footage of the photo session around the golf course. Once inside, it was time to party! We had the opportunity to work with Rock Bottom Dj's again as they kept the fun going all night long.

Thanks to Anna & Brian and there amazing families for welcoming us into their lives on such a special day. We wish you the best of luck in the future! Enjoy your wedding film!

Ray Kauffman Photography

Rock Bottom Sound Production

Altoona Video Production

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Abby & Chad - Bedford, Pennsylvania Wedding Highlights



Was it only by chance that I finished Abby & Chad's wedding highlights today? I mean, it could have been done yesterday, or even pushed to tomorrow, but no, today was the day it was suppose to be finished. And why is that? Because today, Abby started chemotherapy and began her fight against breast cancer. I have known Abby for about 4 years now and she is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. I know she will make it through this, and her family and friends will be there to support her along the journey.

Now, let's rewind to Abby & Chad's wedding day. It was the last day of August 2013 and what a beautiful day it was…well sort of. The wedding was held outdoors at Abby's grandparents house in downtown Bedford and obviously the last thing you want for an outdoor wedding is rain! Well about 30 mins prior to the wedding, the clouds opened up and poured down some serious rain. We were all pretty nervous because there was literally no backup plan. But in a matter of minutes the sun came out and everything was back on track.

As Abby came down the aisle, Chad had a huge smile on his face. You can just tell that these two are in love! After the vows & rings were exchanged, we covered the photo session alongside Lyndsay of Elle Bee Photography. She is amazing and we were so happy to work with her.

The rest of the night was so much fun as Rockbottom DJ's blasted everybody's favorite tunes. There was even a surprise song sung by Abby's sister, dad & uncle.

Thank you to Abby & Chad's families for allowing us to share in such a special day. We had a blast being with you throughout the day and hope you enjoy the video! 

Stay strong Abby, we are all thinking of you!

Elle Bee Photography
www.ellebee-photography.com

Rock Bottom Sound Production

Altoona Video Production
www.altoonavideopro.com