When I first started planning our wedding, I knew that I wanted a photographer to capture the day. One of my very good friends asked me if I was also going to have a videographer. I told her that I thought that was one of the places we could save some money, so we weren't going to. She then proceeded to tell me how happy she was that she had gotten a videographer for her wedding. Even though she tried to savor every moment of the day, it flew by so fast. She loved being able to watch the video and take the time to really relive her wedding AND there were so many moments that she would have never seen if it weren't for the video. Okay.... she convinced me. I would probably regret it if I didn't have a video of our wedding.
So, then began my search for the perfect videographer. I scoured the wedding websites for recommendations and did tons of my own searches online. I have to admit that many of the videographers that I came across were... less than stellar. The number of wedding clips that I saw that contained Celine Dion songs and questionable editing was staggering! Did these people have their 5 year old nephew shoot the footage?
THEN... I hit the jackpot. I happened upon the website of Digital Media Odyssey. Owner Matt Fink blew my mind away with his portfolio. I can honestly say that Matt has a divine gift for filming and editing the special moments in people's lives. Here I was watching clips of strangers' weddings and getting teary-eyed! It truly was beauty in motion. I could feel the happiness and love that those people were experiencing... and the music! Matt just knows how to set life to music. It was truly touching. I was sold.
Jumping ahead, Matt was wonderful on the day of our wedding. He's just one of those people that makes you smile. He's completely professional and at the same time makes you feel like it's your best buddy filming you. He made me feel comfortable and even brought me a few chuckles after my near 'trip' down the stairs.... yes, I admit it! I almost took a nose dive down the stairs during the bridal party introductions at our reception, but that's a story for another blog post!
Matt sent me an email the other day to let me know that he had posted a Sneak Peek video of our wedding on DMO's blog. What a wonderful surprise to get only a few weeks after our wedding! I did not anticipate seeing any footage until well after the wedding. Okay, I have another admission to make. I think I've watched that video a good.... umm... ten times in the past two days and had tears brought to my eyes quite a few of those times! The Sneak Peek is beautiful. I can't thank Matt enough, and I can't wait to see the full one! I know it will be amazing.
If you happen to live in the Connecticut or New York area and are looking for a videographer, I highly recommend Digital Media Odyssey. There is no doubt in my mind that they will fulfill all your expectations and create you the perfect keepsake from your special day.