Friday 11 January 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding...

So, taking photos and video at any wedding is tough and usually a lot of pressure.  It's a huge day, in fact maybe THE biggest day of two peoples lives.  The other thing is, that it is a long and really intense day (or sometimes days!), especially for us.

When you are actually IN a wedding or even just invited, it's pretty much impossible!  It's for this reason that we don't shoot weddings for family, because we would simply miss the day.  But, when I knew my friends Keith and Laura were not going to have a wedding film, I couldn't let that happen.  So despite being best man, and Maria being a guest.... we somehow did it.  Maria was a star, capturing most of the day, and I did what I could without completely forgetting my duties.

Keith and Laura have been together 13 years and have a little boy, Blake who is just 5 weeks younger than Jackson.  They are the best, most loyal friends anyone could ever wish to have, and we are so lucky to have them in our lives.  I can't even begin to thank them for all the support they give us, but hopefully this film will go a little way towards it.

Keith and I grew up playing sports together, there are 5 of us boys who played football, and cricket  together all the time from the age of about 8.... so we are basically family.  When I left on my musical touring travels around the US for 4 years, I never thought I would be involved much in their lives anymore, let alone be involved in their weddings.  It was a total honor and I hope I did as good a job, as Keith did for me on our wedding day.

Now, I must admit it was pretty weird editing myself, but thankfully there was plenty of dancing and semi-nudity to take the edge off.  I don't know why we always end up wasted and with out tops off, but we sure have a lot of fun :)

So... here is is:  My best friend's wedding.

Nick x

Wednesday 2 January 2013

What A Life...

Happy New Year everyone! It has been quite a year for STUDIO 1208 - we have met so many great people, made so many friends, and created some gorgeous art. It has been challenging at times, and at others, like paradise. There is so much in store for the new year, and we are so excited to announce that we are opening a physical studio location! More on that later.

I wanted to share one of our last weddings of 2012 with you guys today - the follow up to Ashlin and James' "coming soon" wedding film trailer. Sometimes I think about that moment when people meet their future husband or wife for the first time. You just never know when it is going to happen, and looking back on the night Nick and I met for the first time brings a smile to my face - I was so unsuspecting, and so was he.

Ashlin and James have a great story. They met at an interview - James interviewed Ash for a new job, and as was mentioned in a (very funny) speech, when she walked in, he started recruiting in more ways than one...

They really are so good together, so loving, and absolutely there for each other through thick and thin. And he calls her the ginger ninja! So glad to have met these wonderful people, and we wish them a fantastic, full life together!

Stay tuned for their photos coming soon!