Victoria & Michael: He Who Finds A Wife Finds A Good Thing

Highlight film of Victoria and Michael’s wedding at The Sterling Banquet Hall in Houston, TX on Friday April 17, 2015.

I was lucky to get to meet Victoria and Michael before their wedding day. Having a videographer was high on their priority list which always excites and motivates me to offer my best. And I’m so happy that my team and I were a part of their special day because it was a fantastic celebration of love, family and friendship. Honestly speaking, our¬†job was made so much easier because everybody had the time of their lives. The abundant excitement, joy and happiness that filled the Sterling Banquet Hall would simply not be easy to describe.

Victoria and Michael, you are such very beautiful people and I’m so glad I had the privilege of knowing you. William, Melissa and I had so much fun capturing the¬†incredibly gorgeous moments at your wedding and we wish you many many more blessings in your marriage.

 

Evgeniia & Oleg: Dream, Promises, Hugs, Love and Kiss

Highlight film of Evgeniia and Oleg’s wedding in Houston, TX on Sunday January 25, 2015.

Evgeniia and Oleg’s event was a wonderful close family affair. It felt so great to be among the few who had the privilege of being a part of this beautiful wedding day; a celebratory day with a stunning bride and a handsome groom. Almost everything was done and said in Russian. Although I couldn’t understand most of Evgeniia and Oleg’s vows—understood nothing of it, to be honest—I was still able to realize the happiness and the excitement of the couple as they publicly proclaimed their promises to each other. The language of love and passion is indeed universal. It powerfully transcends linguistic and cultural barriers. I didn’t need the help of a translator to know that Evgeniia and Oleg are truly, madly, deeply in love with each other and the couple are surrounded by friends and family who love them so dearly.

Evgeniia and Oleg, your love is extremely beautiful. You’re a perfect fit together! Thank you for allowing me to video your special day. I’m now learning some Russian to be able to decipher the sweet and beautiful words you both said in your vows. Wish you many many decades of joy and happiness in your marriage!

Jessica & Anthony: Will Never Give Up On US

Highlight film of Jessica and Anthony’s wedding ceremony at Gloria Dei Chapel in Houston, TX and wedding reception at The Admiral At Endeavour Marina in Seabrook, TX on Saturday July 26, 2014.

Everything was very beautiful about this wedding. The event had soooo many great, hilarious, crazy… unforgettable moments. But, I’ll never forget Jessica and Anthony’s first dance. As they waltzed around the dance floor and sang together, their eyes shone with love and passion. They are truly a happy couple who enjoyed every moment of their special day.

Congratulations Jessica and Anthony on your splendid celebration! It’s a long time I last saw people having fun at a wedding the way you guys did. That was fantastic! May your love grow deeper and stronger each and every day so that you may never give up on such a beautiful union!

Brooke & TJ: I’ll Love You, Forever and Always.

Highlight film of Brooke and TJ’s wedding at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas on Friday July 12, 2013.

Brooke and TJ’s wedding was one of the cutest ones I’ve ever filmed. Was very short but incredibly soooo cute! I was totally moved by the many ways in which the bride’s mother expressed her love for her daughter. As for me, the most touching moment of the day happened when the bride walked down the aisle and her mother shed tears of joy (probably overwhelmed by the significance of the moment).

This is what makes weddings such an important event in somebody’s life. It is a day when families, close relatives and friends are given the precious opportunity of showing how much they appreciate and love the couple. I really felt that Brooke and TJ are so blessed to be surrounded by so many people who love and support them.

Congratulations Brooke and TJ on your happy union as life partners and may your love last for a thousand years!

Heather & Alex: We Us Together…

Main highlight film of Heather and Alex’s wedding in Deer Park, Texas (ceremony) and in Baytown, Texas (reception) on Saturday March 16, 2013.

What a beautiful wedding Heather and Alex have had!!! It’ll take decades before I forget this cute event I had the privilege of filming!

By the way, what makes a wedding beautiful? Is it the size of the ceremony venue? or the size of the cake? or the number of guests? or the size of the bridal party? or the price tag of the bride’s dress? or the couple’s use of a limousine? or…

After filming a wedding, I often meditate on this question and all the possible answers to it. At the end of my meditation, I often come to this conclusion: the first and greatest thing that makes a wedding beautiful is people! In my opinion, people are what first makes a wedding romantic, unique and gorgeous. All the other aspects we can think of come next. Bring friendly, loving, nice and great people together at a wedding and you’re certain to have a beautiful day that everybody will remember for years. They might forget the color of the cake but they’ll definitely remember the good time they had in company of all the guests and bridal party.

Heather and Alex’s wedding has confirmed my theory. The day has been great. The church in Deer Park, TX and the reception venue in Baytown, TX have both been superb. The wedding cake has been bewitchingly stunning. The bride’s dress has been dazzlingly sublime. But above everything else, one thing has made Heather and Alex’s day so special and magnificently beautiful: the people who have come to celebrate their special day have been among the most warmhearted, affectionate, caring, cordial and supportive people I’ve ever filmed. If I had to describe in other words what the wedding was, I’d say that Heather and Alex’s event was a celebration of true friendship and love.

Another aspect will make me remember Heather and Alex’s wedding for years to come: the ‘enormous’ time the couple has set aside for photo and video sessions. In most weddings, harried couples dash from one thing to another, trying to keep up with the wedding planner’s timeline and consequently, devoting 45-60 minutes to a photo session that goes so quick that photographers end up NOT taking all the shots they wanted to. I won’t blame wedding couples for this since most of them are doing this for the first time and they only have few hours to have everything planned done. However, I wish all couples could devote more than 60 minutes to the taking of photos and the shooting of cinematic videos. After all, photos and videos are among the only things that couples are left with after the cake is eaten and flowers are thrown away. Heather, Alex and their wedding party took advantage of the beautiful setting of the reception venue (blue sky, water, bridge, boats…) and devoted almost two hours to bridal photos and videos (in addition to the traditional 45-minute photo session at the church). Amazing! In my opinion, this is an important section of the wedding day that doesn’t need to be rushed. It allows the wedding couple to slow down, take a pause and savor one of the greatest moments of their lives.

Thank you Heather and Alex for giving me the opportunity of sharing such a great moment with you. Filming your wedding was a delight! And, thank you so much for giving me enough time to interview you and hear about your beautiful love story. Your passion for each other is so deep that I know you’re in for a life of love and blessings!!!

Diana & Efrain: You Changed My Life For the Better

Main Highlight film of Diana and Efrain’s wedding in Houston, Texas on Saturday January 19, 2013.

Filming Diana and Efrain’s wedding was such a joy. I loved their tender hearts, their smiles, their patience and their friendship. Makes a videographer’s task so easy to work with such a beautiful couple.
Another reason why I enjoyed working with them is the locations of their event (the ceremony in Houston, TX and the reception in Brookshire, Texas). Both locations were truly splendid!
In my almost-9-year experience as a wedding videographer, I’ve obviously filmed events in many churches and facilities. Most of these places are beautiful. However, I should admit, I’ve never been in a church building as beautiful as St. Michael Catholic Church in Houston, TX where Diana and Efrain had their ceremony. The interior of this church is so magnificent that it should become a touristic site. To capture all the beauty of this place, I decided to use 3 cameras instead of only 2. I was so glad that I made that decision. I went home with beautiful shots of the altar and the wedding party from several angles!
I’m also thankful to Diana and Efrain for the opportunity of discovering Brookshire, TX. Believe me, small towns often feature gorgeous wedding venues. And, the reception facility was angelically classy!
Another thing that made my work for Diana and Efrain so enjoyable was their choice of photographers. These guys were professional and so easy to work with. Let me say that again: the worst thing that can happen to a wedding (as far as the quality of photos & videos is concerned), is to have the photographers and videographers working against each other! Diana and Efrain’s had the type of photographers I’d love to work with again and again.
Thank you Diana and Efrain for offering me such a great privilege of working with one of the most charming people in the world. Knowing you was indeed a blessing!