P-Diddy Update! (Our Daughter Penelope) – Dancing!

I know it’s been way too long since I have updated or posted anything on our sweet little girl. She is 20 months now, and I swear she knows how to tell time. EVERYDAY at 5 PM she comes into our office, tells me to turn music on (by whining), then proceeds to dance, like this….

My wife swears she doesn’t send her in there, she just knows it’s time for daddy to get off work. Please, excuse my cheesy baby talk. :) And enjoy pure, unadulterated joy from this little girl.

Looking for a Part-Time Videographer to Join Our Team

Thankfully we are growing rapidly and in need of a part-time camera operator/videographer. It would be on a per project basis on the weekends. We so excited about having another person join our team, and would require the potential videographer have the same excitement and passion for the type of videos that we produce.

We are directing everyone to call this number below to continue the application process.

Necessary skills of the position include very strong knowledge of using professional HD cameras in manual mode, knowledge of proper audio techniques and equipment such as wireless microphones, and we would prefer someone that knows how to use a glidecam or a steadicam rig. The position requires knowledge of proper framing techniques and the ability to come up with creative shots. We would also prefer experience in filming weddings, but it is not required. We will require you to provide a demo reel of any type of production work you have filmed. The job is very fast paced and needs someone who again has a creative shooting style and can work on the fly. Weddings are typically straight forward, but there are no second takes, and we want a shooter who can deal with that type of environment.

 

Please call 910-338-5179 if you are interested in the position. We will not read any email inquiries, we will only accept messages through this phone number below.
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Give us a call here if you are interested in joining our team. 910-338-5179

Elana & Eric – Extended Same Day Edit

Chicago, IL

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Perfect weather, perfect city and perfect wedding. This wedding was so gorgeous I had to go back and add more to the final edit just so everyone could see all the work and vision that Elana and Eric put into their event. We were able to get a great Same Day Edit done for the guests at the event, but it was only half the length of this highlights film. Just didn’t want these moments and details to go unnoticed!

When Elana called us up and said she found us on Google, fell in love with our videos and had to fly us up to Chicago, we obliged. :) The thing is, is our journey to Chicago has been exactly what we hope for for every client we film for. We have fostered a great relationship over the last few months, even meeting them in Chicago a month before the wedding to plan things out in detail. Eric and Elana are genuine and happy people, and I liked them immediately. Did we mention yet, that Eric not only designed Elana’s rings, but also custom designed the tuxedos!? Talent.

This was our first Russian wedding, and they are now the masters of partying in my book. Vodka, laughter and dancing flowed all night! But I’m getting ahead of myself…. The wedding took place at the stunning Elysian Hotel, downtown. One of my favorite things about filming weddings is when couples choose to do a “first look”. Builds up so much anticipation. I loved Eric’s reaction to seeing Elana in one of the most unique and amazing dresses we have ever seen. Afterwards, we had a hey day taking some creative shots throughout downtown Chicago, with the entire wedding party traveling in style in a stretch hummer. Chicago is FUN city to film in!

I wanted to include the vows in this video because they were perfectly said, and perfectly honest. We loved the way the ceremony and reception were lit and decorated. I loved the pink and purple glow in the video off their faces. Makes it feel so dreamy in there. Good lighting is necessary for great events!

The reception was something we won’t soon forget. Not only did MC Marat and his band entertain all night, but Eric and Elana had something up their sleeve too! Instead of both of them coming out to be introduced, Eric came out solo, with Elana strutting out in a feisty and elegant Salsa/Tango dress. Loved it. We were so giddy filming their first dance. So unique, and so them. Along with the toasts, Elana’s mom playing the piano for everyone, Elana’s grandma’s fish and 12 course meal, this event was the definition of spectacular, and we were honored to be there. Thanks so much Elana & Eric, for allowing us to celebrate and join in with your joy. Enjoy this glimpse into the best day of your lives! I hope we captured memories you not only remembered, but ones you didn’t even know happened.

Vendors:

Venue/Catering : Elysian Hotel

Entertainment: Marat – MC Extraordinaire

Photos: Alex Goykhman

Florist/Decor: Erin McDonald w/ Heffernan Morgan Designs

Custom tuxedos and accessories: Eric Kipp Custom Clothiers

Dance instruction: Jessica Owen, Arthur Murray Chicago