Matt Davis – Featured Speaker at IN[FOCUS] 2010

Very excited to announce some last minute news! IN[FOCUS], one of the premier video conferences for the Wedding Film Industry has asked Matt Davis, signature videographer and owner of Life Stage to be a featured speaker at their event in Austin, TX January 18-20th, 2010. *Watch* the video below to hear more about what I’ll be going over in my seminar. If you are a videographer and business owner, DO NOT miss your chance to grow, learn, and be inspired by some of the best in the industry. I place a very high value on education so I can stay on the cutting edge of creativity and step away from the typical “wedding video”, and I couldn’t be more excited to learn from the hundreds of other videographers that will gather next month. Sign up ASAP if you are a video producer trying to go to the next level with your business for 2010. Registration closes on January 11th, 2010. I’ll see you there.

Sara & Lawrence – Wedding Highlights

Sea Island, Georgia

Spectacular is an understatement for this wedding. Saying the Sea Island Resort is gorgeous doesn’t do it justice. And I’d say Sara, Lawrence and their beautiful families inspired us to film some amazing moments, and we had an absolute blast all week.

As a destination wedding for Sara & Lawrence, and everyone else from Texas, they did their best to party it up, enjoy Georgia’s coast, and take in all the emotions that come with marrying your best friend and being surrounded by all your loved ones. They didn’t even let the rain slow them down. The rainbow you’ll notice in the highlights film happened right before their ceremony began. How cool is that?!

The wonderful ladies at The Cloister did an amazing job creating a magical setting for the reception, and we were all entertained by Johnny White’s band through the night. I wanted to say a quick note on where I got the inspiration to edit the beginning of the video the way I did. Sara and Lawrence chose to have a “First Look” before the ceremony, and it was very cool to see the anticipation build on Sara’s face. They honestly didn’t know there were photographers/videographers there. They were in their own little world. Well fast forward to the ceremony, and when I hear the pastor’s message on marriage by incorporating the “Velveteen Rabbit”, I immediately go back to Sara and Lawrence’s moment together before the busyness of the day began. The message was clear and you could see in Sara and Lawrence’s eyes that they’ll still look at each other the same way 50 years later, even if they are ragged ‘ol “skinhorses”.

The party was incredibly fun, and their exit with fireworks and sparklers to send them off on a yacht was a perfect ending to the perfect week in Paradise. Enjoy the film, and leave some comments! There’s something in here everyone will enjoy! Thanks so much Sara & Lawrence, for trusting us to capture all the little moments that tell your unique wedding story.

Wedding Designer/Planner – Maria Morgan, Wedding Planners, Inc.

Reception Designer/Planner – Kelly Watkins, The Cloister Hotel

Photographer: Tim Zielenbach

Band – Johnny White and the Elite Band

Song Produced by Ray Lamontagne – Buy It Here

Summer & Michael – Wedding Highlights

Charlotte, NC

What an incredibly unique moment Melissa & Amy filmed at this wedding! Summer and Michael, through dating and engagement, waited to kiss each other for the very first time until after they were declared husband and wife. I tried to imagine the anticipation that must have been building all day for Summer & Michael. You can really see how excited they are to be getting married as you watch the film and the day progresses. It was also very cool that Summer & Michael had nothing to hide in terms of their faith. Their ceremony was not only a symbol and a public declaration of their commitment to each other, but also to God. It was very humbling to see them washing each other’s feet, to show their promise to serve the other first, just like Christ did with his disciples.

They party kicked off and much dancing ensued! A very cool detail was the vintage Sun Drop and Cheerwine soda bottles. If you aren’t from the South, you are missing out on some VERY good soda…..or “pop”. :) On a side note, if any bride is looking for hip, down to Earth, hilarious, but very talented photographers, you need to check out Daniel & Candice of The Beautiful Mess. Melissa and Amy couldn’t stop talking about how refreshing it was to be around them and how fun they made the wedding day. That really does translate into better creativity from your photos and wedding film. Check out Summer & Michael’s wedding pictures from The Beautiful Mess to see their work!

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Reception Venue – The Loft at Rodi Restaurant

DJ – Chris Dellinger

Song Produced by Ed Cash - Buy It Here