Melinda came to me to have me do a film of their wedding. She has a website for the wedding and I thought it would be fun to make a “Save the Date” video for her & Jason.
This is a short story of how they met. I asked Melinda what song she would like for the video. “January Wedding” seems to fits perfectly with the theme, but it’s also such a great song.
The day shots were done in the Ghent area of Norfolk, VA. I did the interview shots outside of the studio at night. I love the sound of the crickets and the holly tree as a backdrop.
The footage was shot on my HV40 with Jag35Pro and 50mm ƒ1.8 lens. I used a single overhead light to get that nice deep contrast on their faces. My Sennheiser MKH416 saved the night… there was so much noise going on around us – a football game at the stadium nearby with an announcer over the loudspeaker, jet planes, trucks, frogs – I thought most of the audio would be ruined. I was going to filter out the crickets, but it gives the film such a nice feel.
I wish Melinda & Jason the best in their relationship and look forward to shooting their wedding film.
Song: “January Wedding” by Avett Brothers
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