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Behind the Scenes!

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Behind the Scenes!

Promotional video for Merry Pawpins

When we aren't doing wedding videography, we are busy shooting commercials for area businesses. Merry Pawpins, LLC came to us with the idea to make a short promotional video to promote her pet-sitting business, but was not sure exactly what to do. Immediately, Jeff storyboarded out an idea and within a couple days we had shot all the scenes and had a rough edit together.

Commercial video projects usually employ a different set of equipment, pre-planning, and execution than wedding videography. Our primary light for a lot of indoor scenes is a Cool Light LED-1200 made by Cool Lights. We also employ a bevy of Canon lenses and GoPro cameras. Here are a few snapshots from behind the scenes those days. At one point, our cameraman Jeff McLain had to don a dry suit because the Clark Fork River was too chilly. 

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Gorgeous Lakeside Ceremony

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Gorgeous Lakeside Ceremony

We were really excited to do the videography for Miranda and Henry along Flathead Lake in Polson, Montana. The private ceremony site was unreal! The details, carefully coordinated by Habitat Events, were incredible, and the day was perfect for the couple. 

The food was also fantastic - served by the meticulous Bravo! Catering company. And, we got to work alongside the fabulous photography team of Nicole and Heather of Green Door Photography. 

This was a loving crew of skiing-aficionados and lake-lovers. 

 

 

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An Epic Wedding in Missoula

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An Epic Wedding in Missoula

A Missoula Wedding

We were really excited to shoot video for Rachael and Jason's wedding because we had also had the opportunity to shoot her older sister's wedding a few years prior. This family knows how to throw a party! It was a hot day for wedding videography in Montana and there was some looming storm activity that threatened the festivities, but besides some wind, it didn't have any negative effect on the celebration. 

After the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Church, the party started at Canyon River and didn't end til the wee hours. Rachael and Jason were overflowing with love, which was really sweet to see. This is a large family, and an extended family of friends who made this particular wedding truly epic. Their DJ kept the music pumping! And between the music, the light show, and the photo booth, the guests were well entertained. 

Montana weddings can be a challenge in the heat, but we drink tons of water throughout the day. Part of being a videographer is to be well-prepared for anything, which is why we have a lot of backup equipment. 

It was a wild reception to the reverent ceremony and it was nice that the bride and groom asked us to have a drink at the end of the night. The sunset over Missoula that night was spectacular and lent itself nicely to a little time-lapse, as well. Total bonus!  

It was a pleasure working alongside our friends, Nicole and Heather at Green Door Photography, and with Habitat Events

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An Emotional Day in Whitefish

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An Emotional Day in Whitefish

As Western Montana wedding videographers, we often find ourselves wrapped up in the emotions of the day. Mary and Zeke's Whitefish wedding at Grouse Mountain Lodge was no exception. Between tears and laughs, these two lovebirds celebrated their nuptials between bursts of sun, wind, and rain throughout the day. We loved working with them to capture sweet memories. 

There were special considerations on this particular wedding, since it was raining off-and-on throughout the day. We utilize special clamps with added reticulating arms to hold small umbrellas over our cameras! 

We also had some fun working along side one of our favorite area photographers, Lindsey Jane. Wedding videography can be tricky business with multiple camera set-ups, so we love it when we jibe well with the photographer, trading shots and ideas, ebbing and flowing with each other throughout the day. Working around the movements of the photography team is an art unto itself! 

 

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