You know one of the best parts about working at The Barn?! (Besides the whole getting to watch magical dream weddings come together thing, of course.) Working with some of the most talented vendors in the state. We seriously work with THE BEST, y'all. When our couples ask us for recommendations for their vendors, we've got a list of our favorites to share with them. And not just anyone gets on this list! You've got to be top-notch to meet our team's standards!
I've told you about a few of our beloved vendors, including theCakePlace, Blue Willow Catering, Ken Gehring Photography, Shingleur Photography and Tryston Hines Photography. Today, let's talk about one of our favorite videographers! Chris Middleton is the mastermind behind Branchout Studios (here's the Branchout Weddings page), and his videos are beautiful, inspiring and will probably make you cry. Let me tell you a little bit about him!
Chris Middleton started making videos six years ago. He films 8-12 weddings each year, and he's filmed two weddings at The Barn: Emily + Casey's (above) and Ashton + Mickey's, which we haven't seen yet, but will be sure to share with you when it hits the internet! He also filmed our What Love Looks Like video, which took place at Ashley + Justin's wedding, which you can see below.
I asked Chris why brides should consider spending extra money on a videographer, and this is what he said: "When all the flowers are dead, food is eaten, decor is put away, and our memory fades, a wedding film not only captures motion image of your day, it also captures the music, voices and raw emotion of their most memorable day."
We can't stress the importance of hiring a great photographer and videographer! Your photos, videos and a few keepsakes will be all you have when the memories of your big day aren't so fresh in your mind anymore. Not hiring a videographer is probably the only thing I regret about my wedding day! After seeing Chris's videos, and other videos from weddings at The Barn, I totally realize how important hiring a professional videographer is! I know the brides who have videos will treasure them forever. How special to be able to remember every emotion from your wedding day!
Chris said his "approach to filming is purely based on the bride and groom's desire. We use many techniques such as motion slider, elevated crane shots, time lapse photography, simple long takes, as long as we tell their story in a unique and beautiful way."
His wedding packages start at $2,500 and are tailored for each couples' unique wedding. He said most packages include filming before the ceremony, the ceremony and reception, and interviews with the couple.
Finally, I asked Chris to give us a little bit of feedback. We LOVE getting feedback, because it helps us to do our jobs more efficiently! It lets us know what we're doing right and helps us to work on what we haven't yet perfected. This is what Chris said: "The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch is our favorite outdoor venue. The scenery, amenities, and above all the creative staff involved with making it happen every weekend!"
Thank you so much, Chris! We love your work and look forward to working with you more in the future!
If you'd like to see more of Branchout Studio's beautiful videos, you can view an online portfolio here.
I can't wait to share more gorgeous videos with you in the future! In the meantime, you can check out a few on our Facebook page. :)