Photo by Meshali Mitchell Photography
Last spring, a lovely young couple approached Jon & I about editing their wedding footage. They had a friend tape their wedding and reception using several video cameras, but had not yet had someone piece the footage together. What followed was both frustrating and enlightening.
All three cameras were different, with footage quality ranging from poor and dingy to “convenience store security camera.” The most frustrating part was that we know this couple personally. They are beautiful, funny and two of the nicest people you will ever meet . . . and their wedding footage failed to capture any of this.
Jon & I were very fortunate to have our wedding professionally filmed, but we soon realized that for many couples navigating the chaos of wedding planning, professional videography is often something that ends up on the cutting room floor, if they even consider it at all. OR – they have a “friend” do it. God bless this friend – he/she means well but unless they have training and experience in film and videography, their efforts miss the most important part of the wedding – YOU!
It’s only after your wedding day that you truly realize how valuable having your wedding filmed is. I’ll be the first to admit – were it not for the fact that my husband works in video production, I probably would not have even thought about videography for my wedding. Then I got married and realized your entire wedding day feels like it lasted ten minutes and it’s all a blur. I cannot express how thankful I am to know that we have all of it on film. (Yes – our family and friends will quickly chime in at this point to tell you they’re STILL waiting to see it. Sorry, it’s in the ever-growing pile of personal projects “to be edited”. . .but at least it’s there.)
Last spring Jon & I began discussing the “What if . . .?” – What if WE could combine our passions and give other couples the opportunity to have this priceless memento of the most important day of their story together?
So here we are. We’ve been so blessed on this journey so far and we are so thankful for the couples that have trusted us with capturing their big day. We’re excited for what the future holds for Jonathon Link Studios and look forward to the chance to meet you!