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Being a business owner requires me to stay on top of many tasks like updating my website, tax accounting, marketing, never mind actually shooting and editing weddings! In the current era it’s great to know we have refined tools that automate and systematize tasks so I can work on my business instead of in my […]

How I Use Dubsado In My Wedding Business For Maximum Productivity


Dubsado Homepage

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The Howey Mansion is an historic venue located Northwest of Orlando in the aptly named town of Howey-in-the-Hills. It’s the standout point of interest in this quaint area. I recently had an in-depth conversation with Tasha Bordenga, Special Events Manager. She described the fascinating history about the prized venue. There’s so much history and prestige […]

The Howey Mansion Historic Wedding Venue [INTERVIEW]

Wedding Venues

Howey Mansion Wedding Ceremony

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I didn’t set out to become a wedding videographer. How I became a wedding videographer is an interesting story. In 2010 YouTube was becoming increasingly popular. I had a background as a musician, comedian, actor, and educator. I had a consumer grade Sony camcorder and editing software, and had experience making family videos and sketches […]

How I Became a Wedding Videographer

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Central Florida, and Orlando specifically, has an amazing vegan scene. In fact, Wallethub recently ranked Orlando as the #3 best vegan city in the country. However, vegan catering, especially in a wedding context, is a bit lacking. There are indeed some great vegan dessert caterers, but for plated or buffet style meals you have to […]

Vegan Catering in Central FL – The Vegetable Butcher [INTERVIEW]

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Vegan Catering The Vegetable Butcher Owners

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Gallery J is a hidden gem in a nondescript setting. For intimate celebrations, it should not be overlooked. The interior is full of surprises from the foyer with its tiered water fountain to the old world vibe of “J Street”. J Street is where wedding ceremonies are usually held, but this elopement was held in […]

Gallery J – Orlando Wedding Venue [Elopement Video]


Gallery J - Couple Drinking Champagne

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Wedding Venues

Luxmore Grande Estate is a relatively new venue in Orlando, but has quickly earned an esteemed reputation for unmatched class and elegance. I had the opportunity to speak with the brand manager, Akili Phillips, and learned what makes this luxury venue so coveted by couples. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE WEDDING INDUSTRY? “After years in […]

Luxmore Grande Estate – Orlando Wedding Venue [INTERVIEW]

Luxmore Grande Estate
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It’s hard to believe that wedding scams are a thing, but there are indeed people looking to take advantage of vulnerable couples. There are different scams for different services, like online bridal shops selling fake designer dresses, but I will focus primarily on my area of expertise, videography. Your wedding is one of the most […]

Wedding Scams – How to Spot and Avoid Shady Videographers


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Paradise Cove Orlando is one of the most unique and fun wedding venues in Central Florida. I always have a blast filming there as there are so many cool amenities. They’re situated right on a private lake, have an open air dining area, a cute 2 story bridal prep suite, a volleyball court, wooden deck […]

Paradise Cove Orlando – Romantic Wedding Venue [INTERVIEW]

Wedding Venues

Paradise Cove Wedding Party

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You want the best wedding video possible, right? In this guide I will give you on the day wedding tips to help you get just that. I’ve broken up the guide into 3 sections: pre-ceremony, ceremony, and post-ceremony. Each section contains 5 tips. You’ll want to make sure your videographer is doing these things, so […]

15 Tips To Have The Best Cinematic Wedding Video!

Wedding Tips