I never start working on a film or wedding teaser if I don't have any inspiration. Usually it's from a song, sometimes from other things like movies (Shrek 4). This time, inspiration came very simply - through a txt message. My sister texted me a "very" cute song and it totally inspired me to start working on Vlad & Lily's wedding teaser. I had a different song in mind for Vlad and Lily, but "Rest Of My Life" by Bruno Mars took over my original plan and I had to edit the teaser to it. Many times I know what song I'll be using for a couple, but after studying the couple on their wedding day more closely, I realize I chose the wrong one. I try to choose a song to tell the couples story accurately. That's exactly what happened here and I believe this song choice is perfect for this wedding teaser.

Finally I get to film a wedding!  I had a little break after my wedding but I'm back to creating beautiful wedding films. Meet Alex and Natalia. A great example of a kind and loving couple. Their love is strong to each other and to God. Capturing their emotions and love was very pleasing as it was very natural and came from their hearts vividly.

The couple was very energetic and they didn't let the cloudy and rainy day get to them. Instead they like the idea that the pictures/video are going to be different than usual. Even though the photographer was in almost every shot we took we still managed to pull off the shots it needed to create their film. However, just to tease you a little, here is their wedding teaser! Enjoy and share!...

Roman and Irena didn't see each other before the wedding so it made it very elegant and emotional in the ceremony when he saw her for the first time in her wedding dress walking slowly down the aisle. The mom wiped her tears away as she gave away her daughter to the man that will be taking care of her baby from now on. Capturing the moments was a challenge outside and I believe we did an amazing job doing just that. The wedding presented itself with it's challenges. The sun hid behind clouds constantly forcing us to adjust our camera settings. However, we managed just fine. After enjoying some delicious food at the reception, we took the bride and groom for a walk on the golf field and that paid of so well that those shots ended up to be some of my favorite from this wedding....

February is a very risky month for those who want a sunny day wedding. Well, Friday, the day before the wedding, it poured rain all over Sacramento. Not the best weather before the wedding and surely didn't have me as excited for the next day. Waking up in the morning, I was expecting another rainy day wedding shoot, but I was wrong. It was clear skies. My dad walked in and asked for the keys to defrost my car, which I thought was nice. After the car was defrosted, I headed to Rancho Cordova, to the bride house, to start my filming. Arriving at the brides house, I walk and got to filming. Finding my self an unexpected wedding videographer. The brides little brother, who's name I can't remember, helped me film this wedding (at the brides house). Well he's 6 years old I think, but he "helped." He would watch me and follow the sequence that I pressed the buttons, therefore quickly caught on. That button is to make the screen turn on and that one makes the "red" dot go on so it's recording. Oh and the focus, you have to spin that round thing in the front and that makes the picture on the screen clear. So anyways, I walked away from the camera once and came back to him recording the bride. So I gave him credit in the post. Later on I realized that there was around 10 shots, 5 min each recorded by him. The kitchen table, the bride doing hair, the back yard, and so on. The bride was very relaxed all day and smiled a lot making it very comfortable and easy to film her. Once the groom came over we quickly got out of the house and headed to Old Sacramento for some wedding photos. Time was short as many brides don't realize you gotta give like 1 hr of free time in the morning because hair and make up will quickly use that free time up. We had around 45 minutes to have a photo session but I think I pulled of many of the shots that I wanted from the freezing February...

My uncle Igor Pyavka, from Perfect Angle Productions, asked me and my brother Paul to film and put together a wedding teaser before their ceremony. We happily agreed as he was an uncle that we both spent a lot of time hanging out, camping, fishing, volleyball, and also creating the company Perfect Angle Productions together. We have a lot of memories together and this day went down as good memories too. The day was very relaxing with no rush. We got plenty of footage and here is a short teaser that I put together. Enjoy....