Mariko and Brent. These two trusted me to have them as a guinea pig on one of the most important days of their lives. I found Mariko & Brent by putting an ad on craigslists asking if an upcoming bridge & groom would allow me to film their wedding. I had experience filming, but had never filmed a wedding before. I met up with them for coffee, we clicked & the rest if history! lol.
I remember being SO nervous leading up to their wedding day. I didn't want to miss anything. I also wanted do my best to work WITH the photographer and not compete for getting "the shot". Communicating with the photographer ahead time and letting her know the shots I'd like to get and when helped with this. I had my super talented friend, Katherine, come out to second shoot. Katherine, if you're reading this, thank you for putting up with this ball of anxiety on that day. I promise if you help me again, it will be a lot more chill!
With more weddings under my belt I feel WAY more confinement. It's not that I wasn't confident in my abilities to film, it was the worry of missing a moment or getting in people's way. Now with more experience on the workflow of the day, I'm more familiar with what to expect and I'm more relaxed when filming.
My love for wedding filmmaking definitely came to fruition in post production. Editing about 2 hours worth of decent shots down into a couple of minutes was overwhelming at first. Once I found those gem shots and really built out the story, I caught myself crying at times reliving the couple tell their vows! I KNOW HOW CHEESY IS THAT? After sending the film to Mariko & Brent and hearing how much they loved it, it really validated my love for wedding filmmaking even more.
"Sarah was amazing to work with! Throughout the planning process and during our wedding day, Sarah's professionalism and organization left us feeling confident and at ease with her ability to produce an amazing video. Our video captures our love story so perfectly, incorporating speeches that capture memories from those we love. Choosing Sarah and her team to film our wedding was one of the best decisions we made!! Thank you!" - Mariko & Brent