{Jaclyn & Johnny} West Coast Love

Redondo Beach, California
Filmed by Matt , assisted by Loyd Calomay. Edited by Kara
Song provided by The Music Bed “Song For You” By Jenny & Tyler
Runtime 5:26

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” You lived a couple of miles away from each other but you had to move to California to meet?!” – Jaclyn’s Grandmother

We here at Life Stage Films like an interesting love story. Jaclyn and Johnny actually BOTH grew up here in NC (Greensboro). But actually met by being set up on a date by a mutual friend nearly 3,000 miles away in Redondo Beach, CA where they both work. The rest is history, as you can tell from this heartfelt wedding film.

I had the privilege of filming with one of my fellow colleagues and friend Loyd Calomay, and both of us felt right at home with these two families. Such a fun day, NOT just because we filmed a wedding at the beach in a pretty unique suburb of LA, but because this wedding was REAL. Every emotion, every spoken word, every laugh, was REAL. We like filming REAL moments. These folks were celebrating. And Loyd and I both saw the evidence of why everyone was so thrilled these two, Jaclyn and Johnny, found each other.

Things I liked about this wedding as evident in the highlights film:

Their dog was in the wedding. LA beach culture. Hilarious surprise first dance. Johnny’s face when he sees Jaclyn walking toward him at the altar. Their personal written vows.

Thank you!! Thank you for inviting us all the way across the country to film this day for you. You trusted us, and we hope you enjoy the moments we captured. Let’s hang out next time you come back to NC or an APPSTATE Homecoming game. :)

– Matt

Creativity By:

Venue: Redondo Beach Historic Library
Photographer: Taek Jun
Caterer: Spectrum Catering
Florist: FLOUR Carly Cylinder
Entertainment: DJ Lance

{Allison & Brian} A Perfect Match

Charleston, SC
Filmed by Zach. Edited by Kara
Song: “We are Poetry” by Robert Kelly (www.themusicbed.com)
Runtime 4:00

This wedding day was perfection.  Great family, great friends, lots of laughter, and a beautiful setting.  Brian & Allison are such a sweet couple it is so easy to tell how well they compliment each other.  I had a wonderful time making this highlights film and I think it does a great job of portraying their wedding day.  I loved all the small personalized details and the super awesome band.  Really a wedding day can’t get any better than this.  All of us at LSF wish A+B all the best in their marriage and hope they enjoy all the memories from their wedding day.

After viewing her highlights film, Allison shared with us such kind words:

Y’all did an absolutely fantastic job! Brian and I couldn’t be happier with our film. It was funny, but we never even noticed you filming the day of and yet you were able to capture so many poignant moments and the emotions of all that played a part in our special day. Thank you so, so much!
All the Best,


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Creativity By:

Wedding Planner- Emily Ayer
Ceremony Location- First Scots Presbyterian Church
Reception Location- Lowndes Grove
Photographer- Paul and Mecheal Johnson
Caterer- Fish
Florist- Bliss Event Group
Band- Two Three Ways

How To Get The Best Out Of Your Honeymoon Pics & Videos

At Life Stage Films, we aren’t only interested in your wedding day (although it is our main concern)!! We love to keep in contact with our couples and see where they go on their honeymoon and eventually watch their families get bigger and bigger! We’d love to be a part of all your exciting events, yet we know unfortunately, that this is not the case for your honeymoon. Since we can’t go along with you on your epic adventures, we want to provide you with the next best resources to Life Stage Films so that you too can capture great quality photos and videos together.

Cameras these days are improving tremendously with higher quality at cheaper prices. One of the main things to look for when you’re purchasing a camera is how many megapixels it has. The higher the number, the better! When we shoot our weddings we use the professional Canon 60D, 7D & 5D’s.We are happy to inform you that there are many reasonably prices consumer cameras available on the market that are easy to use and have great results. We are huge fans of Canon so we’d love to recommend their cameras. Check out some of the cheaper options on Canon’s website HERE! Below are some photos from our previous brides on their honeymoon as well as links to their highlight films! Enjoy:)

Mary & Gabe got married on Figure 8 Island over a year ago. They spent their honeymoon in the romantic city: Paris, France.

Kara & Shaun got married last year during their lunch breaks! They choose to have a small wedding so that they could travel all over Europe for their honeymoon! Below are some photos from Barcelona, Spain- Just one of their many stops together:)

These photos below where shot with the Canon SX260. Great for zooming, HD video and easy to shoot photos!

Blair & Sam had their wedding locally on Figure 8 Island and then went off to the beautiful Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia. Courtney & Albert celebrated their honeymoon in Patagonia, Argentina after a gorgeous wedding in Costa Rica.

We can’t wait to hear how your honeymoon goes and we hope you get the best pictures possible!

Posted by: Nathalie