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Brian & Alice Ann | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Films, Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding VideographyAlice Ann and Brian were another couple whose wedding I knew I really wanted to do following our initial consultation. Not only are they so cute together and super sweet, but I could see the mutual respect they have for one another and the seriousness with which they were approaching their wedding day and marriage. I am so thankful every time we get to film weddings for couples like this, because I know they are going to have marriages that others will look at and say “I want that.”

We started off at Brook Hollow Country Club, where we would later return for their reception. When we arrived the girls were all watching ‘Father of the Bride’ – one of my favorites. It was hard not to get glued to the screen. They also shared a few giggles flipping though Alice Ann’s parents’ wedding album. It was fun to hear Alice Ann’s mom talking about how different wedding photography was at that time – no flash drives full of hundreds of images; just a dozen or so carefully selected images for a nice album. Even though hairstyles and clothing styles change, it was a great visual of just what an important time piece a wedding album is.

Many of Brian’s groomsmen attended school with him at the Cistercian Abbey, where Brian and Alice Ann’s ceremony was held, so they spent the first part of the day just sitting around the table sharing memories of school. Then it was time to try to figure out their bow ties, which was a little tricky without mirrors. Luckily there were a few pros in the group.

Brian and Alice Ann did a first look before the ceremony but I just loved Brian’s face when Alice Ann walked down the aisle. There were so many beautiful elements to their ceremony – the floral was gorgeous, the singing was beautiful and the entire bridal party standing in front of the abbey just looked so graceful and classic.

I can’t wait to share the highlight from their reception. Not only is Brook Hollow a beautiful space but we finally had a chance to see Emerald City Band in action and they were every bit the fun time we’ve heard they are. The dancing was nonstop! Former President George Bush also happened to be at the club that evening and he was kind enough to chat with Brian and Alice Ann for a minute and pose for a photo (oh, don’t worry – we were sure to sneak and get that as well ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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Brandon, Kalee and Ellie – Our Story | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Family Films

I have been wanting to do a baby film for quite some time, but I wasn’t sure if it would be something people would be interested in or if they would just find the whole concept silly and a waste of time. I knew there was plenty of sentimental value to a baby film but I was reluctant to approach anyone, knowing most soon-to-be-partents are much more concerned with the realities of acquiring cribs, strollers, car seats and carriers.

Then I received a phone call from someone attending a baby shower and she wanted to give the mom-to-be, Kalee, the gift of film. Kalee really wanted something that would tell Ellie (and her future siblings) what Kalee and her husband, Brandon, were like before they entered the world of parenthood – how they met, what their wedding day was like, what they enjoyed doing together and what they were looking forward to about becoming parents.

The idea of this type of family film might seem a little over-the-top on the surface – having a camera crew come into your house to interview you and wandering around the park with you. But haven’t you ever wondered what your parents were like before they became parents? I’m sure you’ve seen pictures or heard stories from them or others, but what a fun film to be able to watch your parents tell their story before you were born. I can’t wait for Ellie to watch this someday and see how much her parents loved each other and just how excited they were to meet her.

Thank you Brandon and Kalee for trusting us with your story and working with us – even when your neighbors were peering out their front doors, wondering what the heck we were doing ๐Ÿ˜‰ And for letting us sneak in a few moments in the midst of the tiring first days of a new baby in your home. This experience was so special to me, and Ellie is one very lucky little girl. We hope you cherish this for years to come. – Kristin

For more information on our new line of family films, you can visit our Family Films page here or contact us at info@jonathonlinkstudios.com

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Adam & Elaine – Reception Highlight | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographers

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a reception highlight and we thought this would be the perfect one.

Elaine and Adam’s gorgeous reception was at the Rosewood Crescent Hotel. The decor was beautiful, not that we expected anything less. The team at Jordan Payne Events is always spot-on. Not only are they excellent at communicating with everyone throughout the entire wedding day but their decor and floral is always flawless. We absolutely loved the romantic feel of the blush roses and hydrangeas in the floral arrangements, and all the gold accents added the perfect touch. The detailing on the cake was beautiful and everything just came together so nicely in the room to compliment it, but not over-power it. For those of you who know and/or have worked with Jordan, you know this is only the tip of the iceberg when it come to what she can pull off. We also loved that Adam and Elaine had caricature artists, as opposed to a photobooth. What a fun keepsake!

We picked this song because we think it perfectly describes Adam and Elaine. At first glance, they seem like they’re just silly, cute and like to have fun. And while all those things are true, we also think that deep down Elaine really does “disarm” Adam. She brings out that lovey-dovey side of him that we don’t think many people see, and there is something so sweet about the way that he looks at Elaine when he thinks no one else is watching. Seeing Adam just live it up at their reception was one of my favorite parts about their wedding.

If you watch very carefully there is a quick clip in this reception highlight of a little lady – wearing a black dress – that is about to make her film debut in our upcoming post. She’s kind of hiding in this highlight and we don’t think she’ll remember it, but we guess this was actually her “technical” film debut. Her name is Ellie and we can’t wait to share her and her parents’ story ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tyler & Megan | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Films, Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding VideographyJon and I usually try to give ourselves a pretty good time buffer to start our wedding day filming so we don’t have to show up and start rushing right off the bat . . . but I would say Megan and Tyler’s wedding day was easily one of the most relaxed we’ve filmed. This was also our first wedding at the Milestone, which is a pretty nice all-in-one location if you’re having a smaller wedding.

If your wife gives you Black Ops 2 as your day-of wedding gift, you know you are winning in the wife department. The guys wasted no time testing it out. Tyler had some pretty great one-liners throughout his entire getting-ready process, by my favorite is his first reaction to looking in the mirror and seeing himself in his tux: “I look like a frickin’ funeral director.” I would have to disagree – he looked very nice – but that gave me a good chuckle.

It was a little rainy the day of their wedding (and Jennefer and Jon will tell you it got A LOT rainy right when Megan and Tyler were about to do their final exit) so we stayed on the back porch for pictures. It worked out perfect and everything looked so classy and natural, not that that was difficult with these two. Megan and Tyler chose to do a first look, which worked out great for the this location. They did ALL their portraits before the ceremony – so as soon as they walked down the aisle it was party time ๐Ÿ™‚

Always a good time working with photographer Jennefer Hutto. Fun attitude and great eye for making the best of any situation. She recently wrote an excellent blog post on prepping your budget for photography and videography – I strongly encourage you to check it out. Very thoughtful and based on her own experiences from her wedding last fall. http://jenneferwilson.com/wedding-photography-cost-budget-and-expectations/

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Chad & Kim | Jonathon Link Studios | Dallas Wedding Videographer

Dallas Wedding Cinematographer, Dallas Wedding Films, Dallas Wedding Videographer, Dallas Wedding Videography, Fort Worth Wedding Cinematographer, Fort Worth Wedding Films, Fort Worth Wedding Videographer, Fort Worth Wedding VideographyChad and Kim were our Wish Upon a Wedding auction winners and we were excited our winning wedding would be taking us to Houston. Jon and I have been down that way several times since moving to Texas but we’ve never had the chance to actually go into the city. My hair was all Bozo-the-clown all weekend due to the humidity but we had a great time.

One thing I really loved about Chad and Kim’s ceremony was that even though they said traditional vows they still memorized them. This was the first time I can recall a couple doing this at one of our weddings, and just memorizing those few sacred lines seemed to make them so much more meaningful. I would strongly encourage this to other couples – writing your own vows is great, but even if you don’t fancy yourself a Shakespeare just memorizing the traditional vows, instead of repeating them after your officiant, makes them more personal.

Chad and Kim’s reception was inside the atrium at Minute Maid Ballpark. Jon and I are admittedly clueless when it comes to sports (unless you consider editing a “sport” – which it sometimes feels like it is) so when Kim first gave me some of her wedding details, Minute Maid Ballpark could have been a little league field for all I knew. It wasn’t until I finally Googled their venue to get some visuals for our preparation that I realized “Hello Kristin! This is legit!” Kim started the party off right with a surprise flash mob for Chad and the crazy dancing was pretty much constant after that.

Chad and Kim also “won” their photographers through the Wish Upon a Wedding auction. The team from Arken Studios came all the way from California and they were great to work with.

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