Engagement Video + A Chain of Events

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It all started about a year ago. I was shooting a wedding for my friends and clients, Christopher + Felisha. At the wedding reception they had a hilarious photo booth run by many young creatives like myself! The guy taking all the photos, his name was Perry. We chatted throughout the reception and exchanged business cards at the end of the night. After the wedding, naturally, we friended each other on Facebook and I followed his business page closely.

Fast forward to about 2 months ago. Tony and I were in need of a videographer for our wedding, and couldn't find anyone who we really loved that would capture our day the way I saw it being captured in my mind: dreamy, authentic, and from a truly creative eye. Then one night, at about 2am, I found her. I was scrolling through my instagram feed when I stumbled upon a picture that Perry posted, with several different creative people in the photo. I casually thought to myself, "hmm- let's creep on all the people tagged so I can follow more people in Minneapolis on instagram". The first person I clicked on went by the name of @mariahmpls. In the "about" section of her instagram I saw the word "videographer" and my heart skipped a beat. Without hesitation I clicked on her website link, and 15 seconds into the first video I watched, I knew this is who I wanted to capture my wedding. The way she saw the world, and captured video- it's something that can't be taught in a classroom. It can't be learned in a lecture, or by reading books, or watching youtube tutorials. She was born with a gift. To see the world differently, and share it with all of us through her camera lens.

So fast forward again, to present day. After meeting with her over coffee and talking through all of our day dreams, we planned to make more plans, and Mariah shot this video for us on a cold day in November. She captured the essence of my relationship with Tony. I won't even describe it right here, because no words can describe it as well as the view from Mariah's eyes.

I am so blessed, so grateful, and so thankful to not only call Mariah my videographer, but my friend. A person I can daydream with, learn with, and discover with by doing multiple google searches at Dunn Brothers on a Monday afternoon. It's a blessing to be able to surround yourself with those who inspire your thoughts, and make you loose track of time over a cup of coffee. So this blog post I dedicate to you, Mariah! Thank you- For everything that you have done for me, and will do as we continue our friendship in the future!

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