Dallas Wedding Videography and Dallas Wedding Films by Jonathon Link Studios. We also shoot Dallas and Fort Worth Wedding Cinematography, Fort Worth Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Films » Jonathon Link Studios specializes in Dallas and Fort Worth High End Wedding Videography and Films. Voted Best Dallas Wedding Videographer 2012 by Dallas A-List

Tony & Mellissa – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Cinematography, Dallas Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematography, Best Dallas Wedding Videographer, Best Dallas Wedding Videography, Best Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Best Fort Worth Wedding VideographyTony & Mellissa are the first couple we’ve had the privilege of filming both their engagement and their wedding.

Really, we are in awe of Mellissa’s planning. We were engaged over a year before our own wedding and it still felt like we didn’t have nearly enough time to plan everything. Tony & Mellissa got engaged just about 3 months prior to their wedding but everything from the guest “tree”, to the bridal party attire, to the fall touches was just beautiful.

The highlight of the night for us was Mellissa and her friend Candace belting out Florence and the Machine’s “Dog Days are Over”.

The cutie-petootie in the video is Tony & Mellissa’s daughter Yazmine.

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Kathy Gillard - Beautiful bride, beautiful groom, beautiful wedding. We are so blessed to have been a part of it.

You did a GREAT job on the video….AH-mazing!

Obadiah & Megan – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Milwaukee Wedding Videographer

We always say it would be so hard for us to imagine moving back to Wisconsin, back to winter. But I think if we knew we could live next door to the Dahm family, we could deal with the endless Wisconsin winters again. The Dahms are the sort of people you just always have fun being around and they would drop everything if you ever needed help. Obie fits right in with them perfectly. He’s practical. He’s kind and caring. He’s hilarious. And he’s a hard worker!

The weather was gorgeous for their afternoon outdoor wedding overlooking the golf course at the country club. It was fun to see so many old friends from Milwaukee and share some good laughs in between filming.

Photographer Matt Moeller of 3503 Photography was so fun to work with. I think by the end of the night he was pretty much a member of the bridal party.

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Allen & Gaby – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Cinematography, Dallas Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematography, Best Dallas Wedding Videographer, Best Dallas Wedding Videography, Best Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Best Fort Worth Wedding VideographyI loved Allen & Gaby right away just based off of their “How We Met” story. Gaby’s friend decided it was about time Gaby found a nice guy to date, so she hopped on Gaby’s Facebook and started “poking” guys she thought were cute. Gaby later opened her Facebook account to find numerous messages from strangers, including a “poke back” from someone named Allen.

That silly, little, forgotten “poke” button lead to one of the most beautiful and emotional weddings we’ve filmed. I’ve had to fight back the tears at a number of our weddings but this one I couldn’t hold them in. I hope Allen doesn’t mind me including this – but it was so sweet. Allen and Gaby did a first look, so they had already seen each other; but when Allen prepared to say his vows I think the reality  that “Gaby picked me.” truly set in for him. Throughout the entire ceremony, you could just tell how much Gaby and Allen cherish each other.

The reception – I think Jon and I both wanted to stash our cameras and join the fun. Gaby fashioned shakers out of empty soda cans, as well as handed out scarves, sunglasses, bracelets – you name it – and, no joke, I think the only thing that ended the party was City Place shuffling us out. Even after Allen & Gaby did their final exit around 1:30am, I am certain the guests would have gone upstairs and started right where they left off!

We enjoyed teaming up with photographers Lora Ayers and Stephanie Hampton-Morrow for this wedding. You can check out some of Allen & Gaby’s pictures here.

I can’t end this post without saying thank you to the wonderful people at St. Joseph’s in Richardson. They were so nice and accommodating to Jon, Lora, Stephanie and I – we would shoot here again in a heartbeat. And Rev. Alonse Nazzaro was bringing’ it! For real! One of the best wedding messages I’ve heard and he did such a great job of adding personal stories about Gaby & Allen.

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Ryan & Rebecca – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Milwaukee Wedding Videographer

In the beginning of September we had the opportunity to travel to the mother land (a.k.a. Wisconsin) for two weddings. The first was Ryan & Rebecca’s wedding on the lake at Pier Wisconsin. The weather was just gorgeous and the setting couldn’t have been more beautiful. The Discovery World Museum was closed for the day so we had free reign to roam as we pleased. It was so fun for shooting all Rebecca’s details; I’m pretty sure we could have spent all day in there. The bride & bridesmaids came in on a boat – yeah it was pretty legit! (Mad props to all the bridesmaids for so gracefully riding in, while standing, on front of the catamaran. I’m such a klutz – the whole time I was thinking “If that was me, I would have fallen in the water.” I’m just that talented. – K)

I can tell why Rebecca & Ryan have so many friends. They’re both just so laid-back, not worried about all the wedding fuss. The ceremony and reception on the lake fit them perfectly – so relaxing and fun. The next day they invited all their friends and family to continue the celebration at the ballpark to cheer on the Brewers.

Rebecca’s dad – he’s a marine biologist and he is exactly what I would expect: super-fun, telling lots of stories and just having a blast at the reception! He also makes a special liquor from Door County cherries and it is good! (Yeah we had a sip or two on the job – sue us.) This is what they used for their special toast right before the ceremony and guests all walked away with their own jar of his special brew. Ryan’s mom even used some of it for the cherry chocolates she made for the reception.

As soon as we visited photographer Steve Bowman’s website and read his bio, we were so excited to work with him. His photography is beautiful but just a little more out-out-of-the-box than your usual wedding photography. But he doesn’t do it with crazy, bold colors or by making the bridal party jump in the air. He just adds these subtle, quirky hints – whether it’s the backdrops he chooses for the bride’s shoes or the angle he chooses to shoot special moments. Best of all – he’s just trying to capture everyone being themselves (which is great for people like me who HATE being in front of a camera – K). He was so focused the whole wedding day and his wife . . .she is just about the sweetest person ever. He already had some preview shots up the next morning and their full slideshow just a couple days later. Seriously – when this is on the front of your website, how can you NOT be awesome?!

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Style Me Different

Wedding blogs are the new black . .or maybe white? Well, whatever they are – they’re for sure popular. And if you’re a wedding vendor, especially a photographer, wedding blogs are the Holy Grail. If you’ve been featured on a major wedding blog, you’ve made it. All your clients can tell you how much they love your work but there’s something about that same praise coming from these now-popular wedding industry standards that means just a bit more. It makes me super-excited when I see photogs that we’ve worked with get chosen for posts. I get all proud-mom. Although video on these sites is a little harder to come by, we totally admit we’d be uber pumped and bouncing all over the house if we were chosen for a post!

However , (and I’m sure I’m about to get us shunned, but I’ll take the risk) the other day I kind of came to the realization that there are so many amazingly talented photographers who are never on the popular wedding blogs, simply because of their style. The light, airy, pastel-y, sun flare-y, vintage-y, easy-breazy photography has become the standard for wedding blogs. Don’t get me wrong – I love this style of photography. It’s beautiful, classic and matches perfectly with our film style. In most ways, it IS our film style. But we’ve come to know several ridiculously talented photogs who have a much different look to their work. It has a little more drama, a little more moodiness, perhaps a little quirkiness and it’s a little less predictable. Yet, it is so gorgeous and truly priceless. These photographers give you pieces that are truly unique and their work is totally inspiring. They challenge themselves with each click of the camera – which challenges us as cinematographers to look at our weddings from a different perspective. And it doesn’t mean they are all business and no smiles – they have their own version of bright, airy, whimsical photography.

My point here is not to rag on these sites – and definitely not the photographers they feature. I remember being thoroughly addicted to sites like Style Me Pretty and Green Wedding Shoes when I was engaged, and I still frequent many of these blogs. They are basically like crack if you don’t watch out. They provide great inspiration and showcase great talent. But don’t be fooled into thinking that just because you aren’t looking for vintage suitcases and old postcards for your wedding, doesn’t mean it’s not considered stylish. And if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic when it comes to your photography, it doesn’t mean it won’t be timeless and cherished. What’s most important is that the style of your wedding, and thus hopefully your photography, reflects YOU. If you’re a little more Lady GaGa and a little less Martha Stewart- your wedding should show that, although I would strongly encourage you NOT to wear a bridal gown of meat.

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