September 29, 2016

Wedding Films

Matthew & Rebecca

Cinematography and Editing: Robert and Sunny
Photography: Jessica Gold Photography
Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center
Planner: Melanie Ewing at Refined Romance Events
MakeUp: The Styling Stewardess
DJ: Michael Vieria at LeForce

Normally we do not give a name to our films (other than the name of the couple), but if we were to name this one, it would be called “Reasons I Want to Marry You.” We hope you watch until the end and figure out the story behind this title. I won’t spoil it for you, but I’ll say that we love it when we can find small sub-stories as part of the bigger wedding story. Matthew and Rebecca’s day had plenty of those and we were truly honored to be there to capture it all. From the getting ready & small moments in the morning, to a beautiful and very emotive ceremony, to a super fun party at night… well, this wedding had it all.

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August 18, 2016

Wedding Films

Joshua & Chandler

*Note: to watch the short Highlights Film instead of the Feature click HERE.

Cinematography and Editing: Robert and Sunny
Photography: Amy Zumwalt Photographers
Venue: Aristide at Mansfield
Planner: Brooke Millis at ‘Each and Every Detail’
Makeup: Style by Shanna
Florals: Luxe Petals
DJ: Simply Music
Cake: Texas Star Bakery

Not every time do we get the opportunity to know our clients or to connect with them as with this couple. It’s already been about a year now since we were first getting in touch with Chandler and her mom to discuss the possibility of us filming the wedding… and let me tell you, this turned out to be a real special event in so many levels. It has been the first morning wedding we’ve ever filmed, the reception was also different, but more than anything else, Josh and Chandler gave us the opportunity to know them and make a portrait of them and their family in a very personal way. We are SO THANKFUL to have found a couple and their family that trusted us like this.

As a business we are trying to transition into making more personal and authentic work, and this film is just a perfect example. We want to tell stories that feel real and honest. We want to make films that invite the viewer to appreciate the beauty of love and life… and for this we just need to open our eyes and listen carefully, because love and life is all around us.

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August 2, 2016

Wedding Films

Bryan & Roselynn

Cinematography and Editing: Robert J. P. Oberg and Sunny

Photography: Jonny Ngo
Ceremony: Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Zander’s House
Makeup: Quynh Nguyen
Coordinator: Angel Tran at Love and Sparrows
DJ: RLF Society

I realized that we don’t post many completed films on our blog. In fact, this may actually be the very first time we do so. Yes, we are aware of the short attention span of most viewers, but we are daring to do things a little different. We believe in the value of the work we are producing, and this goes beyond the ‘wedding’ scope. These 15 minutes are worth your time.

This time we are sharing an American – Vietnamese story. Sunny being from China and I being from Mexico we can relate to couples from different cultural backgrounds. Relationships like this come with some challenges, but it also has some real nice surprises (and some amazing food!). In the end I think it all comes down to love and communication, two elements that bring us together as people regardless of culture. One more thing about this wedding that we wanted to incorporate in their film was the Tea Ceremony. This tradition is like a formal introduction of the two families and a way to ask permission for the groom to marry the bride. Again I find it very interesting when there are different cultural backgrounds involved. This ceremony is treated with lots of respect towards parents/grandparents/older generations, but in this particular case you could also feel a very special welcoming and warmth coming from Roselynn’s family. I think this is so awesome: witnessing a culture opening its arms and accepting that love can make a family from totally different people…

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July 15, 2016

Wedding Films

Lee & Kelsey

Cinematography and Editing: Robert J. P. Oberg and Sunny

Photography: Rachael Lindsy (photos of the day HERE)
Ceremony: Kessler Park United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Dallas Scottish Rite
Makeup: Erin Blair Makeup and Hair
Coordinator: Sarah Kee at Keestone Events
DJ: Astounding Sounds

Earlier this the week I was discussing long distance relationships with my wife, Sunny. We believe this kind of relationship requires more commitment, trust, and effort than usual. We already live in a fast/busy world and everyone has their everyday share of pressure… distance is not something we would usually want to factor in a relationship. Still… on the bright side, overcoming this challenge may be rewarding and the couple can have a closeness that would have not been possible otherwise. This is why we love it when we see couples like Lee and Kelsey, a couple that despite it all they made it work. We got to film their wedding rehearsal and we had the opportunity to learn more about their story, how their friends and relatives were able to see that even with the distance their relationship and love grew together. Their Highlights is built around the emotions and moments of their day, but if you liked it we invite you to check their Feature Film HERE, where you can learn more of their story…

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July 11, 2016

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Alejandro Calore – An Online Session

A little over a week ago I had the opportunity to have an online mentoring session with Alejandro Calore. For those of you that don’t know, Alejandro Calore is a wedding filmmaker that has taken a very different approach than the one usually found in the wedding industry. He has applied true concepts of cinema, and he knows how to make a piece of art more than just a wedding film. His work communicates something very unique, beautiful, and often times poetic. It was an incredible opportunity for me to learn new things from someone I respect, and after years in the business it finally came my turn to write a review:

“I have been part of the wedding filmmaking industry for some years now, but since the moment I found about Alejandro Calore and his work, he stood out as very different and truly inspiring. I became very interested in his ideas and approach, and I was very glad to find him to be not only a very talented artist, but also a very approachable person. For a long time I waited for the opportunity to attend either one …

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June 28, 2016

Wedding Films

John & Katie

Cinematography and Editing: Robert J. P. Oberg + Sunny

Photography: Amy Herfurth
Ceremony: Dallas First Baptist
Reception Venue: The Adolphus Hotel
MUA: Tracey Melton
Coordinator: Laura Hendricks at Stardust Celebrations
DJ: Marcus Rollins
Flowers: The Garden Gate
Lighting: Beyond

We know that every girl dreams with their wedding day since a young age, and in Katie’s case this day meant something extra special. As her sister said during the toast, Katie always “believed in love at first sight, a true love’s kiss, and happily ever after.” This wedding was full of love and happiness. John and Katie had their ceremony at Dallas First Baptist with a reception following at the Adolphus Hotel. We had some very touching moments throughout the day, some beautiful words were spoken both at the ceremony and the reception, and we were honored to be there capturing this memory for such a loving couple. We are glad to be sharing their Highlights Film with all of you…

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June 10, 2016

Wedding Films

David & Samantha

Cinematography and Editing: Robert J. P. Oberg and Sunny

Photography: Alison Chang (Aleeviate)
Ceremony: Arlington Chinese Church
Reception Venue: The Clubs of Prestonwood

This wedding was special to us in a very different way. We had met David and Samantha to chat about the plans of the day, we knew David’s dad would be the officiating pastor, we knew there would be a first look, we knew the couple was super sweet and they would be great to work with, but still… this did not prepare us for how beautiful it would all be. The whole day was amazing, truly a wedding to remember. I think it was all VERY meaningful, not only to Samantha and David, but also to all their friends and family. You were able to feel it being there, we even got teary eyed behind the camera more than once. It was all very warm, intimate, very close, and we felt a connection with David and Samantha and their story in a very personal way. We were able to see their commitment to each other and to God, their passion, their faith and their love. What a blessing and an honor to film this wedding. We are so happy for David and Samantha and wish them the best…

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May 28, 2016

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On a personal note

As we are in the middle of wedding season we wanted to write a post telling you a little about our journey so far. We considered different alternatives before jumping into wedding cinematography full time (back in 2014). We had already been shooting weddings on the side for some years and there was just something special about it… the awesome couples and their love stories, the emotions of the wedding day, the beautiful and touching ceremonies, the challenges, the creative side of the job, the artistic and also sentimental value of what we were producing. The fact is that weddings won our hearts. Wedding filmmaking became more than just work, it became something we loved. In the end, we believe, love and care are fundamental values in what we are doing. We decided we wanted to make amazing memories for our clients, not only as professionals but also doing it with passion and dedication.

We are true believers that our job is not only about capturing beautiful images, it is not only about being good at business… even more than anything …

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