Tim and Claire dated over six years before making the commitment to get married. Their wedding was not only anticipated by them, but everyone involved. So, we wanted to try something different. As we approached this shoot, we challenged ourselves to shoot with the theme of perspective. We shot a larger percentage of the shots from the perspective of the couple, the bridal party or guests, to help us feel what it felt to experience their wedding. Here is what we were able to create for them. Enjoy!

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“We trust you guys, we just want you guys to come and party with us!”

Those are the words of Carly during our conversation a few days before the wedding.  Words can’t explain how much we appreciate their willingness to let us immerse ourselves into the day, the event and their lives.  We really did create such a special bond with them, and we can’t thank them enough for that.

Every aspect of their day was a perfect representation for who they are, and their admirable love for their friends and family.

Its ridiculous that we get to work with such incredible people!

So without further ado, we give you Ryan + Carly:

Shot with the amazing Jeff Newsom on Photo duty, go to his website and have your mind blown…

Heidi Mayne with Red 25 Events ran the show, and absolutely killed it!  They are some of the best people to work with!

Music Licensed through The Music Bed.

 

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  • Alec Sukoski - Love your work guys! This video especially. Great footage and edit. Your truly do tell a story through your short films. Inspiration!

Bottom line… Caitlin and Matt are some of the raddest folks we have had a chance to work with.

 

 

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  • lydia {ever ours} - my heart's always happy after seeing one of these from you guys.
  • Christian - Great video! Big fan of your work. Been trying to figure out the name of the song you have in this video. Absolutely love it.
  • missie - Beautiful...where was the wedding located??
  • Shade Tree Team - A venue called Nestle Down in San Jose area. Thanks for watching!!
  • California Outdoor Wedding - Once Wed - [...] Silveira – Thomas John Events // Videographer: Chad & Drew – Shade Tree Films … A cut of our video // The Band: Windy Hills Bluegrass // DJ: Andrew – Sound in Motion (http://www.simsdjs.com) [...]
Aug 22

2+1=<3

It never ceases to amaze us here at STF, in regards to how lucky we find ourselves to be meeting the incredible people we get to create films for.

Last week we got the chance to show this love story at a very unique and special wedding. The moment we met Brandon, Malia and Brandon’s daughter, Avery, we knew we would have the chance to share this couples wonderful beginning, with all of our friends. It’s a story of two families coming together, and Avery was the glue that sealed the deal.

Both Brandon and Malia are elementary school teachers, so it was obvious to shoot in their most natural environment, the class room; which by the way, provided such a great setting for this Love Story.  Beyond their similar workplace, so many of their memories were made in Brandon’s house involving his daughter Avery.  Being able to capture such a unique reality between them, was treat for us.

This 2+1 story is inspiring and touching!

Enjoy,
STF

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  • Studio Phoenix - very nice photos, I am really feeling this blog
  • Katlyn - Hey there :) I am a big fan of your blog posts and your blog!

Just a few weeks ago we boarded a plane to take a 9 hour journey to an unknown place in Puerto Rico.  Once we landed in San Juan we began another dark 2 hour trek to the other side of the island.  It wasn’t until morning that we discovered we were in the middle of paradise, and that this was going to be an epic adventure.  Jared and Velisa brought their family and closest friends to a place that meant so much to them and reflected who they are.  We were with Jared, Velisa and their peeps for 3 days of activities leading up to the ceremony and insane party that followed.  This event was a perfect fit for us because their focus was not so much on floral arrangements and color schemes (however those things may be important) but it was so much more about creating an active experience, that their guests would NEVER forget.  There is so much more of the experience that we wish we could have fit into the highlight film.  When considering everything that we could include in the film, we decided it was best to stick to the basics.  Jared and Velisa have such an authentic, true and raw love, that we wanted to focus mostly on that aspect of the entire experience.  So sit back relax and enjoy the radness that is Jared and Velisa.

Our greatest thanks to:
The Music Bed – For the best freaking music licensing in the galaxy
Lens Pro To Go – For saving our tooshies and getting us the gear we needed
Robert Miles – For sweating off at least 25 pounds in the three days to help us cover everything! (You should eat at Mc Donalds for at least 6 months, you didnt have 25 pounds to loose.)

Check out a few of the photos from the trip…

 

-Love STF

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  • Shoshana - YAY! You guys did it again! I have been waiting literally ages for a new film and as soon as I saw one in my reader i dropped everything. The way you capture stories is incredible so keep doing it! I'll be here to watch :)
  • Julieanna - Some of your best work yet! Always surprising. love it!
  • Bethany Raelene - You guys always make me want to get married so bad!!! I don't even know Jared or Velisa but I had tears in my eyes (again) and joy in my heart for them! Because that's what you guys do. Amazing work (again).
  • Lee - OMG I don't even know these people and my heart wanted to burst. It felt like it did 31 years ago the day I married there was no video then but if there was I would of booked.