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Paradise Cove is one of the most unique and fun wedding venues in Orlando. 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 and bar, […]

Paradise Cove – Fabulous Orlando Wedding Venue

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 Wedding Tips For The Best Wedding Video

Education

Wedding Tips

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Education

It takes a lot of work to Start a Wedding Business. Taking care of all the aspects of the business requires wearing many hats. As much as I’d love to claim credit for all the success I’ve achieved, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the mentors who took me under their wing.  Self-education […]

Start a Wedding Business & Make 6 FIGURES a Year!

iMac with ELEVATE logo on the screen to start a wedding business

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I sat down with Tampa Wedding Photographer, Melissa Galovic, to get her perspective on the wedding industry. She gave me her insight and experience, both as a photographer, as well as a wedding vendor in general. You don’t want to miss what she had to say! WHAT GOT YOU STARTED IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY? […]

Tampa Wedding Photographer, Melissa Galovic

Photographers, Preferred Vendors

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I first met Chanel when I filmed her sister Christina’s wedding in 2016. Their family loved Christina’s film so much that they asked me to film Chanel and Timmy’s! The bridal suite, cocktail hour, and reception were all held at Country Club of Orlando, with the ceremony at Knowles Memorial Chapel. This was one of […]

Country Club of Orlando Wedding | Chanel + Timmy

Wedding Venues, Weddings

Country Club of Orlando - Couple holding hands on a bridge

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Wedding Venues, Weddings

This exquisite Indian wedding was held at Brannon Center in New Smyrna Beach. It was a drizzly day, but the weather wasn’t going to stop an amazing wedding. The clouds even lifted just in time for the baraat! HOW THEY MET Kshama and Dane originally connected through the OkCupid dating app, but they met on […]

Brannon Center Indian Wedding | Kshama + Dane

New Smyrna Beach Wedding - Man whispering in a woman's ear in front of a Christmas tree

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Fall in Florida is the perfect time for a chic rustic wedding outdoors. The temperature was pleasant, the air was still, and the overcast sky made for absolutely perfect filming conditions. HOW THEY MET Milena and Casey met at their church, both serving in different capacities as part of the worship team. Casey plays guitar […]

Chic Rustic Wedding in Lake Helen | Milena + Casey

Weddings

Bridal party on the front porch of a chic rustic wedding

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The story behind the wedding film of Kaitlin and Mark at Laurel Wood Gardens is an interesting one. I was doing some freelance work for a wedding company who hired me to film their wedding. The company who hired me turned out to be running a scam (check out my post about wedding scams). Kaitlin […]

Laurel Wood Gardens Wedding in Dade City | Kaitlin + Mark

Wedding Venues, Weddings

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Education

Choosing a videographer to film your wedding can be a stressful process. I’ve written a list of questions to ask your wedding videographer before booking to make it easier for you.  I’ve divided the post into 4 types of questions: experience, stylistic, business, and delivery. EXPERIENCE QUESTIONS How many weddings have you filmed? The more […]

Questions to Ask a Wedding Videographer Before Booking

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