Today I had a meeting with another bride and her wedding planner. It was my first time meeting with a wedding planner and I was a bit nervous. I figured since she was working for the bride and groom that she would be trying to get them the best deal possible, which is often the case. So I went into the meeting with a mindset that I would have to defend myself, my product and prices. It couldn't have been any different. The first thing she told me is how much she liked my work and then she asked me a rather strange question... "why are you prices so low?" haha. That's a heck of a lot better than having to fight to get my price! I told her that I was new to the field but after these first few weddings that I would be raising my prices considerably. The rest of the meeting was great. Karli, the wedding planner, seems like a great person to work with and I couldn't be more excited to shoot Olivia and Jose. One of the things that most excited me about working with them is that they want to do their engagement shoot at The Getty Museum. How awesome is that going to be!
So I met with them for lunch and then right after the meeting I drove down to Riverside to do the videography for Chase and Amy's wedding with my good friend Trever. It was alot of fun and they had the sweetest music at their ceremony. They hired some friends of mine to do the music. So they had a piano, a rhodes, some pads, cello and violin and they played these amazing versions of songs by Coldplay, Death Cab For Cutie, Album Leaf... it was amazing. Chase and Amy walked out to this amazing arrangement of Beautiful Day by U2. I wish I knew those guys when I got married... back then it was considered "unconventional" that Cyndie walked down to Pachelbel's Canon in D. Oh well.
It was a great day. I can't wait to start editing the footage from the ceremony and reception. I think its gonna be awesome.
If you already have a photographer for your wedding, send me an email about videography. It's like nothing you've ever seen.