Sandi & Dave – Richmond, VA (Highlights + Super 8)

Richmond, VA

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What happens when you mix a Cajun with a pilot? “Synergy and chemistry”. :) Sandi & Dave definitely make our all-star list as one amazing couple, and their wedding was nothing short of unique. So many personal touches went into Sandi and Dave’s wedding day, it was so fun editing this piece for them. We also have a place in our hearts for couples that chose to sprinkle in a little vintage Super 8mm film. :) One of the best parts of a wedding day is the time leading up to the ceremony. Getting ready. Putting on the dress. Sadly, some of our couples can get a little stressed and “miss out” on the little moments of this part of the day. I’d have to say that the time Sandi and her girlfriends had between the laughter and the stories leading up to Sandi walking down the isle, was the PERFECT illustration of a bride’s unadulterated joy on a wedding day. It was contagious.

The Boathouse on the river was amazing, the weather was perfect, the vows were truthful, the toasts were heartfelt (and hilarious, just listen), their first dance was flawless, the “lounge” band entertained, and most importantly, Sandi and Dave started their lives together in style….and surrounded by the people that love them most. Epic.Wedding. Day.

Enjoy you kids. :) It was a pleasure serving you, and it’s honor that you trusted me and Zach with these precious memories.

- Matt

Venue – The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

Photographer – John & Joseph Photography

Florist – Floral Specialties

Band – The Recliners

Lauren & Alan – Testimonial

buckPhoto by Scott Piner

Here’s some feedback we received from Lauren and Alan shortly after we surprised them with an early delivery of their wedding DVDs. :)

“We were greatly impressed by the DVD as a whole. We loved how it was packaged and the “credits” that were included on the back of the DVD. The overall video quality was impressive. And the whole process and professionalism was wonderful. The videographers (Amy and Zach) were never in the way, but rather blended in with our day. In fact, sometimes we didn’t even know they were there. From walking down the aisle, to reciting our vows to dancing with our guests, there was not one detail that Life Stage didn’t get on video. Seeing as how a wedding day seems to fly by in an instant, it is so nice to have these moments on video for us to relive over and over again. The finished product that is delivered by Life Stage is like no other wedding video I have ever seen. It is creative, engaging and of the utmost quality. In fact, my husband who is a professional videographer says that he wouldn’t have chosen anyone else to film and edit our wedding except for Life Stage. We can’t say enough great things about this team.”

Todd & Sara – A Secret Proposal Video

Oak Island, NC
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So, I’ve known Todd a lot longer than Sara. Mainly because he is my brother. :) But Sara, I believe, will fit right in with our family nicely, and we have been privileged to get to know her throughout the last 4 years. Todd and Sara met at Appalachian State University (Go APPS!), but really got to know each other as counselors at Camp Caswell at Oak Island, NC during the summer of 2007.

For their 3 year anniversary, Todd took her back to the pier bench where he asked her to be his girlfriend, but there was a catch. You see, his brother is a videographer :) , and Todd came up with the brilliant idea to film the proposal in secret. It was risky, it was fun, and it was emotional. SO honored to have been a part of Todd’s little proposal scheme. (I was hiding behind some bushes and trees, squatting beneath my tripod, 7D and a 70-200mm lens)
Afterwards, I also did an inpromptu interview with both of them at home so that we all as the viewers could get a backstory into their story, and exactly what Todd said on the beach that day. Did Sara say yes?! You’ll just have to watch and see! :)

P.S. He is also pretty creative himself. He has been a drummer all his life, and just recently was with the band Philmont, traveling around with David Crowder band, Michael W. Smith, etc. Now he went back to school and is finishing up an audio/video degree in production. check out his recent radio commercial!

Matt