The First Year.

A few highlights from 2013.

John & Amanda got married on a sultry summer day at Claxton Farms in Weaverville, NC. An afternoon thunderstorm rolled in around ceremony time, bringing with it dramatic wisps of smoky clouds that draped the mountain backdrop in that mystic artistry that is the Smokey Mountains. In spite of the weather, John and Amanda were relaxed and happy, and when the storm cleared and the ceremony began, everyone felt the joy of the occasion!

Sawyer Family Farmstead near Cashiers is one of our favorite venues. It’s a Christmas tree farm that also serves as a wedding venue, with amazing views of Lake Glenville.  Here are a couple of weddings we filmed there in late summer and early fall.

Amanda & AJ:

Heather & Scott:

Jordan and Brittany married on a clear, cold day in November at The Fields of Blackberry Cove in Weaverille, NC. Tucked away in the ridge, it’s a peaceful venue that features the seasons in all their glory. Jordan and Brittany were lots of fun, and so in love!

We also headed to Chattanooga, TN in the fall to watch Mark and Rosa tie the knot in a Russian ceremony. We *love* doing cultural weddings ~ it’s always such an amazing experience!

Beginnings.

Mississippi: October of 2012 presented us with a conundrum: the family business was being sold, and James needed to find a new job. As we walked through a suburban neighborhood of matching brick homes on Halloween evening, watching our 3 kids trick or treat, James said, “You know, I think I want to actually use my degree and go into videography.” I got that sinking feeling one gets when faced with something new and uncertain. I didn’t think he was serious, but as the next two months passed, and we discussed it more and more, I realized that this man was willing to risk everything to follow his dream, to become his own boss, and build something with his own hands.

North Carolina: August 2015 finds us in our third year. My fears, it turns out, were for nothing, and we have been blessed with this blooming business to tend and grow. Thanks to the many people who have put their stories in our hands, we are able to build something from the ground up, putting all our hearts into it, and working together as we go. It is, in fact, what we had always hoped to do ~ truly a prayer answered.