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The first time I met Erica and Sean, I knew something was up. They couldn’t stop smiling and laughing during our wedding consult and all this was going on at 8 in the morning. As we sat there and talked about their wedding, I knew that their day as going to be a blast.

Erica and Sean brought that same happy attitude to their Engagement Session last week at Audubon Park and they were a blast to work with.  Sean has to be one of the funniest grooms I’ve ever met and it was difficult to keep a straight face on when he decided to do something silly for the camera.  I can only imagine how fun their wedding will be and they said numerous times that their wedding will be the best day of their lives.

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Erica and Sean are getting married on April 13 and I can’t wait to be a small part of their day when I film their wedding at the Fleur de Lis Center in Mandeville.  To view more photos from their session, please click here

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One of my favorite moments to Kellie and Christi’s Wedding was her reaction to Kellie as Christi walked down the aisle.  It was emotional and brought a tear to my eye when I was editing their video.  It was a powerful moment and I’m glad that my video team was able to capture it.  Both Kellie and Christi have known each other their whole life and have been together as a couple for nearly 17 years.  November 16 will be a day they will remember for the rest of their lives.

During their pre-wedding process, I had become good friends with the both of them and their families.  DVB had filmed and photoed their cousin’s wedding earlier this summer and I felt that I had become a part of their family.  Everytime we meet for a photo or video session, it didn’t feel like work and it was just three friends hanging out.  Their were numerous times this past year that we just meet for coffee and didn’t even talk about the wedding.
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This is a great day where I was able to split the DVB team into two sections and I was even able to bring my Laurie, my wedding coordinator, to help me plan out all the events at the wedding and reception.  I couldn’t have ask for a better day and fantastic couple to work with  Kellie and Christi were awesome and their family and friends rocked.  I invite you to enjoy their montage video above and visit the DVB Facebook page to view more photos from the wedding day.

dvbkc_017Christi and Kellie’s Step Father coming down the aisle

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My last session of 2012 was a family sister shoot with Sarah, Emily, and Amanda.  It was fun times and one of the best things about this session is that Sarah is one of my former volleyball players and I’ve known her since her freshman year in high school.  It’s always special for me to work with one of past players and I even coached Sarah during a club volleyball season.  That’s how far back we go.

Another great thing about this shoot was getting to know her sisters Emily and Amanda.  One of the life lessons I’ve learned from my grandfather was getting to know your clients and I have used that as the basis for DVB.  Just like Sarah, Emily and Amanda are great girls and all three of them were very friendly camera friendly.  I noticed during the shoot that Amanda, the youngest of the three, is the wild child and climbed up a tree for her solo pictures.  It made for a great shot and the look on Sarah and Emily as she went up on the tree was priceless.

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Sarah and Emily looking up at Amanda

The one thing I haven’t mentioned is that Sarah is getting married in 2014 and this was just one of many photo and film sessions that I have planned for Sarah, her family, and her fiancee Ray.  I had a great time with these sisters and I can’t wait to be a small part of Sarah’s wedding and capture their moments on film and photos.  To view more photos from their session, please visit our Facebook page at this link

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One of my favorite sessions to film and photo with my clients are their love story sessions.  It’s part two of the love story process here at DVB.  The first part is the actual interviews and the second part is usually filming some recreations from their relationship to edit into the actual love story video.  I had a chance to do with Caroline and Rob over the weekend in Baton Rouge.

One of the best things to their session was getting to film them at their gym during one of their bootcamp workouts.  It was fun and completely out of the box.  What bride and groom doesn’t wanna look fit and good for their wedding day, but most would be hesitant to have their videographer there as they didn’t look their best on camera.  Caroline and Rob embraced it and told me that bootcamp is a big part of their relationship and working out together builds their bond to one another.  I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in but I really enjoyed filming this session at the gym.

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Once we left the gym and they got cleaned up, we did their second favorite thing to do together.  Hanging out at the pub and enjoying a few drinks.  I guess that’s why you work out, to be able to enjoy a few more drinks and to cheat a little at lunch and dinner.  Seeing Caroline and Rob together was a hoot and I could really see their love for one another.  This is the reason why I enjoying producing love story videos.  It allows me to get to know my clients and just to hang out with them.  I can personally say that I have become deer friends to clients who have done a love story video with DVB.  It’s one of my favorite videos to produce and watching them view the video at their rehearsal dinner is a thrill for me and my DVB staff.

I can’t wait for Caroline and Rob’s Rehearsal Dinner to debut their Love Story to their family and friends.  It kicks off their wedding weekend and everyone gets to hear the story of how they got to their wedding day.  Caroline and Rob are getting married on March 23 and their rehearsal dinner is the Thursday before.

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