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

Pete & Celeste – 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 VideographyPete & Celeste are one of the very first couples we met with at the beginning of this year, so we were so excited when their wedding weekend finally arrived. I hope that they don’t mind us saying this but Pete & Celeste are truly old souls at heart. There is such a sweetness about the both of them that I can instantly see them with their future family. I can envision Pete at the park kicking the soccer ball around with his son. I can see Celeste snuggling up on the couch with her daughter to read her a book. (I’m sure Pete & Celeste would like me to emphasize the “future” part of all this- they just got married, silly!)

If you were one of Celeste’s bridesmaids you got one of the coolest gifts for standing up in her wedding – pink sparkle TOMS to wear at the reception. Totally jealous! What a great gift idea – they all looked so cute dancing around in them at the reception. TOMS has some cute styles especially for brides too! Comfort doesn’t have to be unstylish 🙂

Their planner, Shelly, at Escada Weddings was so great to work with. She always got back to me right away and made sure we had a complete schedule for the day. She was running around until the very end of the reception, making sure everything went off without a hitch!

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Chris & Magen – 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 wasn’t able to be at our initial consultation with Magen so the wedding morning was the first chance I really had to meet Magen and Chris. Magen was just about the sweetest young lady ever from the moment we showed up. She was nothing but smiles and she made sure we didn’t walk out the door to head to the salon without giving us a full plate of breakfast treats from the bridal suite. The soft, whimsical flowers on her wedding gown fit her personality perfectly! And I absolutely loved her blue shoes with the cute little bows – a fun new twist on Dorothy’s red sparklers!

Not to take away from Magen and Chris, but there is just something about the bride’s dad at the wedding for his first daughter to get married. Don’t get me wrong – I know dads enjoy ALL their children’s weddings but there is just something extra special in his eye when it’s his first daughter. Magen’s dad is the one thing I will always remember from Magen & Chris’s wedding. You could tell he was so excited the day had finally arrived when he could take part in all the things a dad dreams of for his daughter: to walk her down the aisle, to hand her off to a wonderful and respectful man, to have his special dance with her at the reception, and just to watch her eyes and smile light up. Magen’s dad had a big grin the whole day and HE was the one who kept the reception festivities going well past midnight! He even played a little trumpet along with the band!

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Magen White - OMGGGGG you guys did amazing so far. I didnt cry in the whole wedding, rehearsal, etc…. This just brought major tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for capturing this for me. YOU ARE AMAZING!

Wish Upon a Wedding Charity Auction


Wish Upon a Wedding is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps provide couples facing terminal illness or life-altering circumstances with full wedding packages. Starting September 15th, WUW is holding their second annual “Bid Your Wish for Wedded Bliss” auction. The auction is open to all engaged couples, who can bid on items ranging from photography, DJs, cakes, florists and more! And the best part is all proceeds from the auction go to Wish Upon a Wedding to help other couples whose finances are already being stretched due to medical care or other tragic circumstances.

Jonathon Link Studios has a full wedding day videography package up for grabs! This is a great opportunity to not only commemorate your wedding day, but to help another couple in need achieve their own dream wedding.

Interested in bidding on the package?? PLEASE email us with your wedding date before bidding! No sense in winning the package only to find out we were already booked, right? We will respond to let you know if we are open for your date or not. We will also provide you with a document guaranteeing a hold on your wedding date for the duration of the contest and any travel costs that may be associated with your wedding location. Once you have reviewed this information, you can place your bid! Bidding ends October 31st.

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Please note that this auction item is not open to couples who have already secured Jonathon Link Studios for their wedding day.

**Make sure to read the fine print for any auction items you are thinking of bidding on. Many of the vendors listed may need you to verify they are open before you bid on their services. Also make sure to visit their websites and have them answer any questions before you bid.**

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Ryan & Danae – Sneak Peek | Jonathon Link Studios | Fort Worth Wedding Videographer

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The A&M Gardens are located just north of Fort Worth and it’s a great ceremony & reception venue for a smaller-size wedding. The garden itself is a great backdrop, requiring few additions, and Danae’s touches of purple in the flowers and fabric were just right. The indoor facility provides a great foundation that would easily allow for fancy decorations or subtle hints – like the arrangements of branches and purple flowers Ryan & Danae used.

When we left the reception and got to our car, our back windshield told us to call Ryan for a good time. Judging from Ryan & Danae’s friends, I think that is probably very true 🙂 They were ready to keep the party going – a few of them taking a formal dip in the fountain.

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Danae Riddel - Ryan and I *love* our wedding sneak peek!!!! Thank you so much for doing an exceptional job!!!!!

An Open Post to Churches

Normally we like to reserve our blog for sharing the celebrations we’ve been fortunate to be a part of, but today we’d like to touch on a frequent problem.

If you’re a wedding photographer or videographer, you know that feeling of frustration that usually comes with working a church ceremony. It pops up at different times in the process: when you sign the church policy stating you’re confined to the balcony for the entire ceremony; when you go to the rehearsal and meet the church wedding coordinator – who tells you you’re not allowed to get a shot of the father walking his daughter down the aisle; when the mother of the bride is helping her daughter get into her wedding dress in the church’s bridal room and the church wedding coordinator interrupts them to berate them about how no flowers can go on the wood railing; or at the end of the ceremony when the church wedding coordinator physically PICKS UP and MOVES your camera right as the bride and groom are walking down the aisle. Yes – all four of these have happened to us.

Why is it this way? Why do we have to cringe a little every time a couple tells us their ceremony is being held in a church? Especially as Christians ourselves, shouldn’t we be excited that a couple is getting married in a church? Shouldn’t we look forward to those ceremonies even just a little more?

Dear churches – please think about OUR ministries as vendors. These couples are trusting us to capture one of the most important days of their life – and we don’t get a do-over. We can’t recreate a father walking his daughter down the aisle. We can’t re-do the first time the groom gets a glimpse of his soon-to-be-wife. We can’t replay the first kiss. Those moments happen and we either get them or we don’t. What good is it if we have a million great pictures or hours of great footage of people dancing at the reception if we haven’t appropriately captured the event that is the purpose for all the other activities that day??

It doesn’t slip my mind for a second that our images and films have a future far beyond objects on coffee tables and bookshelves. They are ministry tools. They may lay quietly in their place most of the time, only to be casually flipped through when friends or family come over. But I do not underestimate the power of wedding pictures or wedding films, when times aren’t so rosy. The products we provide, that might normally – after time – go relatively unnoticed, just might be the one reminder a husband or wife needs when they require it most in their marriage. I don’t think I am being overdramatic – I know it’s true from my own experience. We have a beautiful picture from our wedding day hanging over our fireplace and I can honestly say, in times of tension or uneasiness, that picture speaks to me. It reminds me of that day in our life, that feeling that we were invincible. That no matter what comes our way, as long as we are a team – we can make it.

And if our jobs can truly have this much power, don’t you think this is something that God celebrates? That seeing us snapping pictures and filming while a couple makes this commitment before Him brings Him JOY?

We are not the “bad guys”. We value what is taking place in your sanctuary and we aren’t trying to take away the focus from where it should be. We are just trying to use the gifts God has given US to do the best we can. We’ve been given an amazing responsibility. But when we’re able to do our jobs well our products have the potential to not only document marriages, but quite possibly to keep them going.

Some couples are taking note – we’ve had several couples tell us that they decided against a church wedding after being educated on their church’s wedding photography/videography policy. While that makes the vendor part of me happy, I find it quite sad. There are so many beautiful places of worship in our area and what a lost opportunity to bring people through the doors who might not venture in otherwise. And to the churches we’ve worked with who allowed us to do our jobs – THANK YOU.

We don’t expect this post to change anything. We will continue to always capture the best we can with the rules we are given. . .or cheat until the church lady yells at us. But we hope there is a day when more churches truly realize the potential that opening their doors for weddings can have, and value of the hard work their vendors are doing. And to couples, we do encourage you to think about this when you are choosing your venue. This isn’t to discourage you from having a church wedding. In fact, we’ve worked with several great churches with reasonable policies that have lead to beautiful ceremonies. But please make sure to look over the policy and consider how it will directly impact your wedding before putting down a deposit.

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Christopher Walker - Great post. I was just thinking about this myself as we have had this issue several time. It’s sad that we as vendors are viewed enemies when clients hired us for specific reasons.