Bad news: It's not just about you. (Well, it is, but also a lot more. Just read.) Weddings are reunions, family gatherings, celebrations and affirmation of some of what make us fundamentally human. They can evoke the best of what we are or want to be. Beauty, commitment, friendship, family, love. The material aspects of the day are just window dressing without the people to make them sing. As the couple being married, you step forward to a noble and ancient rite that has connective roots to almost any modern culture. In short, it's a big deal. For you, for your family, for your friends and even for the plus one guest you've never met.
Time flies when you're having fun. It also flies when you're marrying the love of your life, throwing the party of the decade, and catching up with every person you could think to invite. George Carlin once asked incredulously, "Does anybody just remember things anymore?" The answer is yes, but not all that well. Sometimes we forget the good times when we're mired in the bad. Sometimes a familiar face or voice is the best tonic to revitalize the soul. To be inspired, to know one is loved, these things are priceless. Photos are beautiful, but a distant beauty. The movement and sounds cannot be framed and sat on a mantle. They existed once, but the day has passed. Or as Ruger Hauer improvised in his final lines of "Blade Runner", memories can be lost "...like tears in rain".
A thoughtfully shot and crafted video has the power to capture and rebroadcast the best of the wedding day. The parts that can't be framed and sat on a mantle. A botched vow that is forgiven with smiles and knowing laughter. A fathers toast that seems to sum up a life's work. A first kiss that ushers in the start of a magnificent journey. A dance that justifies weeks of lessons. Hair that will be gone as children arrive. Friends that hint at top secret college adventures. Your wedding and guests are unique. The events and story that come from that day will never come again. Preserve it... Cherish it... Get a video.
If you're looking for someone to tell you where to stand, how to tilt your head, what to do with your hands, and how to make your whole wedding video look as awkward as possible then you're at the wrong place. I am not going to stage and re-stage every moment. I take pride in my candid work, and ability to capture a wedding day in an unobtrusive, natural way to make the wedding film the most realistic documentation possible.
My name is Eric Ewing. I'm a cinematographer, not a sales person, so none of that "don't just watch the day, relive it!" generic vendor lingo here. Yes, I want you to be able to remember the day, but if I'm being honest, my only mission is to make an awesome piece of art for you. It's fun for me, it's fun for you. If you like what you see, please hit me up! I do book a lot of weddings, and there's only one of me, so don't hesitate to contact me as soon as possible to secure your date:)