Michael and Alysse are everything you would think of when the words power couple race through your mind. Mike – professional athlete, Superbowl champion. Alysse – published author, brilliant recruiter and businesswoman. They’re an incredible pair. However, what we left their wedding day marveling at was their undeniable commitment to their faith.
We get to capture vows all the time, but as “wedding cinematographers” we’re always capturing vows as their initially made – we don’t get to see vows lived out. That is what made our destination renewal with Ed and Val so special. The vows they made to each other 10 years ago are lived out. They’ve been tested. Their vows have endured the good and bad, sick and well, and they’re still living their vows every day.
We were counting down the days to this celebration and it surpassed every expectation we had. We are hardly EVER surprised at weddings, but their reception had our jaws on the GROUND okay?!
Elaine and I know beyond a fraction of a doubt we will never film a wedding like Jaclyn + Jorge’s again, and that’s what we love most about their wedding day. The deep love these two have for each other, as evidenced in the beautiful exchange during their first look, shouts louder than all the beauty and splendor that Aspen, Colorado could have possibly brought.
This was the first of many Colorado weddings for KEJ, and it’s no coincidence that Amado + Alyse was the first.
“Bro, my best friend is getting engaged while we’re in Tuscany,” Ed said. That was all we needed to hear to be on board. We had already planned on capturing a promo for our friends Ed & Val of KV Photography, so it was an easy explanation to Andrea for our presence when she and Luis arrived for their couples shoot at this small village in the Tuscan hills.
Erika & Michael…First of all, is this not the most beautiful couple you’ve ever seen?! I mean, really! There are so many wonderful things we can say about Erika & Michael. They traveled from New York to wed in the historic and beautiful St. Augustine, Florida. They brought with them guests from all over the world.
It was only fit for Madeline & Brandon to read love letters to each other for their wedding day. These lovers spent a full two years apart while Brandon was on mission, in which their only form of communication was letters – hundreds of them…
This wedding was truly a magical day and such an honor for us to capture – from their beautiful portrait time, to the rowdy friends in the reception, to the grandparents dancing circles around the young folk. It was a complete blast. The night also contained one of the biggest surprises we’ve ever caught on film. For a moment, we thought Madeline was going to pass out! She was shocked beyond belief! It was the surprise of a lifetime.
There was only one way to start this film.
Ben’s reaction to Kelly walking down the aisle was probably our favorite of the season. Not for the simple fact that he was emotional, though that is beautiful enough – but you can see in his eyes, his breath, his vulnerability, the deep and profound love he has for Kelly.
We LOVED Mallory + Joe’s wedding day. LOVED. We affectionately called their wedding the “little big wedding” because it encompassed a big design in an intimate setting.