What is a documentary wedding video? | Katie + Mike | Central Florida Wedding Videography | Mission Inn Resort

You've reserved your photographer, you have the dress, and all the details are accounted for, but what about a wedding video? A bunch of people were polled on a popular wedding website after their wedding and the one thing most people regretted after the big day was not getting a wedding video.

Wedding videos are different than photography. Videos provide sound, emotion and movement. You'll be able to hear the crackle in their voice as your partner reads his or her vows, the little sniff after you shed a tear, and the cheers from your guests as you enter your get-away vehicle after your super fun sparkler exit!  

We have a documentary style of videography. A documentary wedding video captures the wedding day in a natural way - reporting on events as they happen, no moments are set-up ahead of time. Audio from the ceremony and speeches are included to tie it all together and bring in the emotion of the day. It can be edited together in a linear form (one event right after the other), but doesn't necessarily have to be (vows being overlaid in the audio as you're getting ready).  They tend to be shorter, but high impact which is great for sharing on social media with your friends.

Check out our video package prices by clicking here! We have several affordable wedding video options.

Check out Katie + Mike's wedding video below! Enjoy!

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5 Great Reasons to have an Outdoor Wedding Venue | Bo and Jeff | Orlando Wedding Photography | Harry P. Leu Gardens

Everyone loves a great wedding location - Leu Gardens in Winter Park, FL is one of the beautiful botanical garden locations in the Orlando area. Picking an outdoor wedding ceremony has so many great benefits.

1. It's already beautiful: Whether you pick a beach, a garden or a lake you'll be surrounded by natural beauty that is already there. You won't have to spend a lot of money on decor. It can be a big money savings.

2. Your wedding photography will pop: The natural lighting that outdoor locations provide is perfect for wedding photography. All subjects from the bride and groom to all the finest details always look best in natural lighting. Some people think it's not great if it's overcast, but really, overcast lighting is the best due to the way it creates natural soft lighting which helps make everyone look their best!

3. Sound (Ambience): You'll most likely have music playing at your outdoor ceremony, however, think about the natural soundtrack you'll hear outdoors too. Birds chirping and butterflies flying. It certainly makes it feel romantic.

4. No Space Limitations: Being outdoors, you have almost unlimited space. Invite all the people you want because you saved so much money on the decor and venue rental.

5. Best of Both: A lot of outdoor locations have an indoor location close by or on property that you can rent to get inside if you prefer to leave nature outdoors after the ceremony. It's a great because you get the best of both worlds.

No matter what outdoor location you pick, it's going to be awesome, you get to marry your best friend! Check out this wedding below of Jeffrey and Bo at Leu Gardens where they chose to have an outdoor ceremony and a indoor reception.

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Multiple Location Weddings | Do I need my wedding ceremony and reception in the same place? | Chelsea and Eric Wedding Photography

This is a question we get asked a lot. Do I need to have my reception at the same location as my ceremony? The answer is no, it’s totally up to you! There are some advantages to being in one location, mainly logistics. It’s nice not to worry about having to get from one place to another, or that Uncle Bob goes missing along the way.  However, logistics is an easy thing to arrange if you plan in advance, and if you’re worried about it you can always hire a day of coordinator to make sure someone is there pointing people in the right direction.  Chelsea and Eric had their wedding ceremony at St Margaret Mary Catholic Church with an impressive place for a wedding ceremony.   Their reception was at the Holy Trinity Reception Center, everyone looked a little more relaxed on the steps to this venue before the party got started.


Both venues were exactly what they were looking for and everyone made it to exactly where they needed to be, when they needed to be there. A big advantage of multiple locations is that it gives you even more of a selection of locations for your wedding photography and all those cute portraits you want of your big day.  My advice: Do what makes you happy, 1 location, 2 locations or a bar crawl around the city, whatever will make you smile the most!

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Engagement Photography Tips! Mikaela + Jeremy | Cypress Grove Park | Orlando Engagement Photographer

Engagement sessions are always a fun thing to do with your future spouse! Couples have a lot of questions surrounding their engagement session, let's get you ready! Here are a few tips and tricks we've learned over the years to have a successful engagement photography session. 

1. Be Comfortable
We want all of our couples to look their best, but you want to be comfortable at the same time. Wear something that is easy to move in, you look good in and makes you feel confident. Maybe it's your favorite t-shirt or maybe it's what you wore on your first date, it doesn't matter as long as you feel good in it because it will show in your photos if you're not comfortable.


2. Pick a Location or Activity You Enjoy Doing Together!
You met somewhere, you love doing activities together, so what are they? Maybe it's cooking together, going for walks with your furry friend or maybe it's getting fit and going for a kayak or a paddle board. Think on it and come up with something you can do together that is fun for the two of you. For an example, Mikaela and Jeremy love playing cards and it's how he stole his first kiss. So this idea seemed particularly fitting for them, plus, they love to read. They brought some of their favorite books and we photographed them having a great time together in their engagement session. Personally, I would love it if someone wanted to do a tandem bicycle riding or motorcycle-with-a-side-car engagement session - think about how fun the photos would be! The possibilities are endless.

3. Get Up Early!
When you're scheduling your engagement photography session get up early, it's worth it. We prefer to do sessions in the morning because one, it's not as hot out there, and two, it really is the most flattering light. It is still low enough in the sky that it ducks behind trees and makes the most beautiful photos in the morning hours.

4. Go On A Breakfast Date!
You just finished an awesome engagement shoot having fun with your favorite person in the world. Celebrate with breakfast. It's early and we love breakfast food, so we suggest making a date out of it! Treat yo self right? Our breakfast tip: pick a place with mimosas. :-)

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Same Sex Wedding Photography | Dara and Stephanie | Orlando, Florida

Orlando Pride is strong and we have seen an increase in gay weddings. Love is love and now that same sex marriage is legal everyone has the right to the wedding of their dreams.  Dara and Stephanie got married at the Orlando Science Center out on the Terrace, overlooking the City of Orlando. They didn’t give us a shot list, but they did want one specfic image.... one of them coming back down the isle with the pride flags. Being up on the roof of the venue definitely helped us get that fun shot!

We are so happy for this amazing couple, the day was perfect and we were so happy to be there to capture all of their awesome and cute candid moments.... one of the main reasons why we love being wedding photographers!  Check out a few more of these beautiful wedding images of a couple very much in love.

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Fun Wedding Venues in Central Florida! Orlando Science Center Wedding Photography | Kristine and Scott

There are so many different types of wedding venues out there, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. Some people love classic weddings, many people now like the outdoor barn/shabby chic look, and others....... well they just want to do their cake cutting in front of a massive T Rex!

This venue has an outdoor ceremony site and reception site, or you can choose to do everything inside, there are so many options.  As a wedding photographer around Orlando there isn’t another place like this to get some fun and hilarious wedding images. Kristine and Scott are an awesome couple that had a super fun wedding, thanks for inviting us to be your wedding photographers! 

Kate and Nate's One Year Anniversary Portraits! Rollins, Winter Park

We just love to get the opportunity to take pictures of all of our couples on all of their special occasions, not just their wedding day.  We did engagement photography, wedding photography, and now Kate and Nate got some portraits for their one year anniversary.  We took a walk around Rollins on a beautiful day, this is such a great place around Orlando for some portraits.  Congrats to Kate and Nate on their first year, and we can't wait to see you for year 2, or any other surprises that come along!

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Outdoor Family Photography Central Florida | Alexis and Brandon had a Baby!

Alexis and Brandon are such great people, when we did their wedding photography we knew it wasn't going to be long before they called us back for some baby pictures!!!  Check out this smile!  We can't work out if she looks more like mom or dad, either way she is adorable.  These guys are pretty laid back and wanted their family photography to be the same.  We hung out in the park while these guys showed off their new little edition to the family!

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Alexis + Brandon | Wedding Photography and Videography Combination!

A couple of months ago we introduced you to Alexis and Brandon and their adorable candid Wedding Video.   

Well today we want to share the photos of that amazing day at Mission Inn Resort’s Marina Del Rey, and there's a good reason why... check out the blog tomorrow when we catch up with Alexis and Brandon to find out more!

With wedding photography we tend to see a lot of variations of reds and pinks, a green color theme is not as common, but is equally striking! These ladies chose to wear several different shades of green, which has huge advantages if your ladies are all from different states. Pick a color, pick a dress - simple right? Don't be afraid to add some patterns in there too if it works.  The green didn't stop there, Alexis's bouquet was more foliage based rather than solely reliant on flowers. Which it's always nice to see something different, plus it's going to save you significant costs with your florist. Check out all their cool wedding touches and details.

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Katie and Mike | Legends @ Mission Inn Resort | Wedding Photography Lake County

We had an awesome time doing Katie and Mike's Wedding Photography over at Legends Ballroom Mission Inn Resort.  They chose an outdoor ceremony by the fountain and had their reception in Legends, which looked beautiful!  These two fantastic people have been together for 10 years so it was definitely time to throw a big party to celebrate and make it official.  Katie looked STUNNING in her sleek wedding dress and Mike.... well Mike looks like Pierce Brosnan to me... who wouldn't want to marry a James Bond lookalike.  Check out a few of their wedding images, and their sweet dance moves.

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