Thursday 28 May 2015

Started From The Bottom, Now We Here...

STUDIO 1208 Nick Bentley Maria Bentley Jackson Bentley

Wow. Finally! When we started this business just over 4 years ago, things moved pretty fast. Of course we strived even then to design both ourselves and our website to be exactly how we wanted, but you know how it is - some things simply start as place holders and never really move on. With all the travel, weddings and editing, it's very hard to run the business side and keep on top of everything! So, we could not be more excited that we finally have a website to be proud of - one that we feel really showcases our work, and more, who we are as people and artists. Just as we invest completely in the people we work with, we want people who choose us to invest in who we are as people, and eventually, friends.

We have photographed and filmed so many people over these four years, and the most amazing part to us, is that we truly have made life long friends doing it. 90% of our brides and grooms have been involved in our personal lives since their weddings, with most of those being people we would go on holiday with, or have over for a long weekend. It is awesome. Is it because we choose who we work with carefully? Is is because we attract a certain type? Is it because we are creepy? Who knows what one thing led to this, but I would like to think that it has a lot to do with the way we work, and the way we invest in our clients and all of their people. We genuinely care about them, and it truly makes a difference.

The other thing to be hugely excited about today is the debut of our new promo film for 2015. We held onto this to show alongside our new website, as we felt like it really needed that double whammy, and deserved it. Nick did an amazing job showing our work life over the first 3 years of STUDIO 1208, and we are excited for everyone to get a little glimpse into what our job looks like most of the time. It is exciting, and different, and challenging, and fun, and downright insane most of the time, and we wouldn't have it any other way. Ask anyone that knows us, or has worked with us - they'll tell you that this film IS STUDIO 1208.

A huge thank you to all of our clients for putting the trust in us to tell their stories and to seeing value in what we do, to their friends and families for welcoming us into the inner circle and treating us like one of the gang, to our families for giving us the gifts of support and belief in our talents when we were just dreaming STUDIO 1208 up, to Jackson, our son, for being the best globe-trotting sidekick anyone could ask for, to the many incredibly talented suppliers we have made magic with and trust our methods and ideas, to our ├╝ber talented (and saintly patient) graphic designer, Nathan Walczak for our newly designed logo and incredible re-brand, and to British Airways for always getting us there in one piece and relatively on time. It takes a village, and we are so grateful.

Please have a look at our new site, tell a friend, and let us know what you think! Nick designed this site, and absolutely smashed it. Thank God one of us had these skills!


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