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Kayla + Parker by matt wolfe [cc]

Congrats to Kayla & Parker on getting married!

Only guy I've met that kept every receipt from every date with a girl so he'd remember them all.

Video by www.mattwolfe.cc.
Music: "Tonight" by Secret Nation (via www.themusicbed.com).
Shot on Canon 5Dmk3 and 7D.
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Melanie + Drew by matt wolfe [cc]

Congrats to Melanie & Drew on getting hitched.

It was a warm, but fun day at The Stables at Russell Crossroads for this outdoor wedding near Lake Martin.

Video by www.MattWolfe.cc.
Music: "Penny" by Johnny Stimson (www.johnnystimson.com) via www.TheMusicBed.com.
Shot on Canon 5Dmk3 and 7D.
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

Becca + Chris by matt wolfe [cc]

Had a fun time with Becca & Chris out in Midland, Georgia. Even though it rained during the ceremony, not even that could stop the fun times. Congrats on getting hitched!

Video by www.MattWolfe.cc.
Music: "Beautiful Day" by Joshua Radin (via www.TheMusicBed.com).
Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro.
Shot on Canon 5Dmk3 and 7D.

Hevan+Jarrod by matt wolfe [cc]

Headed out to the sticks to shoot this outdoor wedding... and... it rained right up until the ceremony started. Literally 5 minutes before the ceremony started. But hey, it all worked out in the end. 

There was an open bar, and karaoke. So of course there's another video, too, featuring fabulous wedding singers Allen and Reggie. 

Kendall+Matthew by matt wolfe [cc]

I finally get to release this out into the wild: Kendall+Matthew --- congrats on getting married! 

Had a fun time shooting with this group - including all the Alpha Gamma Deltas from Auburn University. 

At some weddings I'm in interaction mode, and at some weddings I'm in, what I like to call, Gus Burton's "stealth mode". I don't interact with a lot of people but I'm recording a lot. And with this shoot I think that paid off, and that I've succeeded in keeping to my video mantra: "Make every video better than all the ones before it." 

Video: mattwolfe.cc.
Music: "Ready for Anything" by Landon Austin (via TheMusicBed.com).
Ceremony: Christ Church. 
Reception: The Oaks Plantation.

Shot on 5Dmk3 and 7D.
Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
Type: Felt Tip Roman, Proxima Nova, Muli

Notes: I went back to my original shooting philosophy (after trying to not do it for my last wedding) where I try to ease into revealing the bride and groom's faces. Occurs beginning at 0:31 to show Kendall with focus pull, followed by Matthew in next shot, also a focus pull. Oddly enough, I went with detail shots for groom afterward and tried to introduce bridesmaids with Kendall. Tried to do a series of alternating groom+ /bride+ shots, ending that series with groom+ walking away and bride+ walking towards camera; segue to location change to church.

Standard lead up of ceremony: establishing location shot, guests arriving, guests signing book, seating. Everything up till now has been timed to change on ~2 second beats (give or take - the bass/ percussion seems to drop or add a few frames from time to time), but dissolves and longer shots enter when dad gives bride away. Also, went straight from kiss to first dance, then added cake cutting before bride's dance with father for thematic's sake. Then shots back to keeping time until bouquet and garter toss, then timed to "bell" sound until sparklers/ exit/ last kiss.

Cue credits.

Then my favorite shot of the day: bride and groom, out of focus in foreground, with their reception going on behind them. In hindsight, I would have re-shot scene so the shadow from guy walking on left side of screen wouldn't be a distraction. I'd never done this shot before, but it was my answer to what I felt like was lack of B+G shots at the time.

Other considerations: Bride had seen my other videos where the same ceremony and reception locations had been used. So I purposely tried to shoot all different shots than I'd done in previous videos at these same locations; at least, different framing of similarly themed shots.