No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman

July 8, 2014

Celebrating Love in the Summertime

Summer weddings

Summer outdoor weddings always create interesting subject matter for cinematographers.  The natural light, the many colors and design choices, the environment plus the energy of people enjoying the outdoor space allows for stunning and lively imagery.

Angela and Mike presented us with all of the above!  Their ceremony was held in the grand St. Paul's Cathedral, and then they moved on to celebrate their reception at her parents' beautifully landscaped residence in Shadyside.

Sheila Weiner and her team ( converted the property into a tasteful outdoor modern space threading in colors of greens, pinks, red, and yellow flowers, flickering candles, and hanging beaded chandeliers. Numerous tents were put into place in order to shelter the over 300 guests from the elements.  Lastly, a white dance floor was added so that guests could show off their flashiest moves, and, indeed they did as they danced the night away.

All in all, it was a glorious summer day in Pittsburghh for Angela and Mike.

The couple reciting their vows.

July 3, 2014

26 Bridge Wedding Style Shoot -- Tropical Wedding Theme

What's New -- What I've been doing lately

The experience of participating in a wedding styled shoot is always an inspiring one.  Working with a variety of artists always keeps the creative juice flowing and it offers the chance to see what ideas are brewing in the minds of other talented people.

Which brings me to 26 Bridge, a newly opened event space in Dumbo.  The combo of bricks, mortar, wrought iron gives a very rustic yet industrial feel.  A great space for those who want to create their own design.  Jove Meyer ( and his creative band of merry men and women decided to showcase their work by using 26 Bridge as a backdrop for what turned out to be a fun-filled day of hard work and play.  I was invited to join in and film it.

Landon and Maddie, who graciously gave their time to model for us, are engaged to be married so even though it was a wedding styled shoot, it centered around two people who are in love.

All of our hard work paid off as we learned that Green Wedding Shoes (@greenweddingshoes) decided to publish the shoot.

The other artists who jumped in on the fun were:

Photographer // Amber Gress // @ambergressphotography
Accessories + Shoes // Hushed Commotion // @hushedcommotion
Ceremony Dress // Synderella Story // @synderelastory
Reception Dress // Shop Lovely // @lovelybride
Suit // A suit that fits // @asuitthatfits
Flowers // Blade // @bladenewyork
Paper Products // Katie Fischer Design // @katiefischercohen
Cake + Cupcakes // Lael Cakes // @laelcakes
Hair - Styles on B // @stylesonbnyc
Makeup // Morgan Gates // @mgmua
Videographer // Valerie Barnes
Catering // Pok Pok // @pokpokpdx
Jewelry // Anna Sheffield // @annasheffield
Bar Cart // Society Social // @societysocial
Vintage Palm Couch // Patina Vintage Rentals // @rentpatina