Special Days

Weddings, Babies, Birthdays, Engagements

Always get a videographer. Always. I get to relive our day time and time again… If you’re in the market for a videographer, Eric Shane Love (LOG.IC) is amazing. He made this better than I could have ever hoped for!
— Emma Hamilton

Today is the age of video. Use the medium to create time capsules of all the special moments in life. From weddings and births to engagements and birthdays, we can create beautiful memories together. Let's capture those magical moments in powerful video.

Rates for special day shoots begin at $1500. For a wedding, this would begin in the morning as the girls are getting their hair and make-up prepped and will continue with the guys, the photos, the ceremony... all the way until the send-off at the end of the reception. Contact me for a detailed proposal.

 

Chris and emma

Chris and Emma's wedding was beautiful, but their reception was legendary. The thing I love most about this video is how much fun everyone is having during the reception. This is also a great example of how I try to capture the essence of the day. In ten years, no one will likely want to watch a boring video of a wedding where the camera is on a tripod off to one side of the building. Not often, anyway. But something like this? Well, you can watch it over and over again.

When you marry off your first kid, your first born, you are so wrapped up in the details of the moment that you don’t get to SEE and be IN the moment as you would like to. It spins by you so quickly that you miss the details - the love between the two, the love being poured on you by your family and friends, the deep black of your baby girl’s eyes, the swirl of her dress, the tears shed by the new husband and the daddy giving her away - you miss it all. On that day, you did an amazing job capturing what my eyes and heart were missing and giving me a memory to hold forever. I am so grateful to have put my faith and trust in you and I am forever in your debt. Job very well done, Eric Shane Love!
— Ann Owens (mother of Emma)

Randall and  leya

Randall and Leya's wedding video illustrates a great point: sometimes the magic of the moment is just that - the time and circumstances provide a moment of pure magic that couldn't have been easily planned. There are a couple of those moments in this video. One is the beautiful sunset that created a few timeless scenes. The other was the perfect set-up for their first dance.

Welcome Daniel Jay

Weddings aren't the only special day you may want to capture. Daniel's mom Emma and I used to work together, and I was so very thrilled when she asked me to video her son on the day he was born. I was on call for when Emma went into labor so I could be at the hospital to capture the incredible thing that life is. Spending nearly an entire night in the Women's Pavilion with Matt, Emma's husband, and the grandparents, seeing Daniel in Emma's arms for the first time made it all worth it. This video is the full length version, which not only shows Daniel and his parents and grandparents meeting for the first time, but also the wait and anticipation.

Camille and Conner

One more wedding video. Camille and Conner's video has all the highlights you might look for in a wedding video: first kiss, first dance, bouquet and garter toss... But the thing Camille really wanted to be seen was all the fun stuff that happened before (her and her bride's maids getting ready) and after (dancing the night away) the ceremony.

Sofia's First Birthday

Literal birth days aren't the only special day to capture. A child's first birthday, as in the case of Sofia, is a great opportunity to use video to celebrate the day. She probably will remember little of it, after all. But one day, she can see the whole thing in video. (But it's more likely to be her parents who revisit it over and over.) Another thought? Video is a great way to celebrate a 50th birthday, or a wedding anniversary. Get creative.

There are more special days that weddings and birthdays.

Some of the best memories from my childhood were preserved on old reel-to-reel tapes and VHS cassettes. No doubt you have a box of similar movies in a closet somewhere. There's no better time than now to get them out so we can make something magical with them. This past Christmas, I began something that I plan to continue for holidays, vacations and seasonal events throughout the year: produce videos using my family's home footage that shows my  childhood: dad flipping our brand new go-cart; me, my brother and my cousin dressed up and ready for trick-or-treating; vacations in the Great Smoky Mountains... What memories have you forgotten? Let's pull them out of the past and make them magical again, shall we?