OK, I’m going to start off today’s post with an apology. I have been WAY WAY M.I.A. and I’m very sorry for that. But there’s very good reason for it. Some of you remember that I found out a few months ago that I would be laid off on October 31st. Well that was a week ago. The day that I left the office I felt very anxious. I was out of work, and I hadn’t found a new job yet. I had a few months of severance to soften the blow, but I know how hard the job market can be. (My dad has been out of work for almost two and a half years after 25 years with the same company.) Well, over the last two weeks I finally started getting lots of call backs on my applications (and in a couple situations I actually got calls from HR recruiters for jobs I hadn’t seen yet.) I was starting to get really excited. But leaving one job without an offer from a new job was definitely wearing on me. I tried to blog a couple times, but I would start thinking about not having a job and would end up filling out applications instead.
Then, Friday, it happened. A real, honest to God, OFFER… more than that. An offer at a company I actually wanted to work for. Close to home. Great opportunities. I could finally breathe a deep sigh of relief. We are going to be OK. Adding to my excitement was a post that had gone up on the Serendipity Studios blog on Thursday. A post that included my WEDDING HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO!!!! Holy luckiest girl everrrrrrr!
You all may remember a post I wrote last spring when I offiicially booked Travis from Serendipity Studios to shoot my wedding video (if you don’t remember, it was about being so excited that I almost peed my pants… ringing any bells?) Well I got double the pants peeing excitement when Travis’ wife Candice was able to assist him for the wedding. She’s an absolutely AMAZING photographer and I knew that having the two of them together was going to make for the most INCREDIBLE wedding video everrrrr. Well, I may be biased, but I think I got just that. Check it out lovelies. I hope you love it as much as I do!!
Are you a nearly-wed? Have you booked a wedding videographer/cinematographer yet? If you didn’t, umm, did you watch my video? I almost didn’t have video and after seeing mine, I can tell you that it would have been the biggest mistake of my whole wedding.
We didn’t have room for it in our original budget, so we both took on a couple freelance jobs to be able to afford it. It wasn’t easy, but we knew we couldn’t go back in time and do it over if we DIDN’T book it. I can honestly say that it was worth every single cent. In fact, for how happy this wedding video makes me, I think it was worth more than we paid.
I’ve had multiple friends tell me that my video changed their ideas about wedding videos and now they want them. That makes me feel so happy. It was seeing one of Travis’ videos on another wedding blog that made me need him to shoot my video, so being able to do that for other soon-to-be-brides has been an amazing feeling.
I’ve also heard brides (not shouting anyone out) say, “I loved your video, but I’m gonna try to find someone cheaper.” It’s your budget, and NO ONE should tell you how to spend it… BUT, be careful! You know that saying, “you get what you pay for” ??? Yeah, it exists for a reason. Just keep that in mind and do your due diligence. (Or just call Travis so you don’t need to worry about any of that.)
YAY! I hope you guys love my video and that my wedding video advice is helpful to someone out there. Love you all!!