HEY THERE! I'M STEVE, A WEDDING FILMMAKER FROM ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI. HERE ON THIS SITE, YOU'LL FIND TUTORIALS, HOW-TO GUIDES, TIPS, TRICKS, AND REVIEWS ALL AIMED AT MAKING YOU A BETTER WEDDING FILMMAKER.
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Want to check out some of the wedding films I've made? Follow the link below to check out my wedding production company, XO Creative.
It all started when I was three years old. I kept begging my dad to let me play with his camera. "No, no, no" was the answer until after approximately the 300th time I asked, he finally said, "yes." Within five minutes, I had promptly dropped it down the stairs and broke it beyond repair. Tragedy, yes. But out of a tragedy sometimes something beautiful emerges, and so here was no exception. It marked the beginning of my life-long love affair with cameras, images, and aesthetics.
As a creative person, I grew up enamored with music and film. I thought that I wanted to be a rockstar and spent my teens learning to play guitar, and my twenties traveling the country with the boys in the band. Eventually I landed in Los Angeles with my girlfriend and our two dogs, working as an editor at a wedding film production company.
After my girlfriend became my wife, we looked at each other and say, "Hey, why don't we stop doing this for other people and start our own company?" And thus, our wedding film production company was born: XO Creative. (Check it out if you like.)
Since then, we've shot over 120 weddings (and counting). With all of this accumulated experience, I decided to take everything I've learned since jumping into the wedding game and share it, so hopefully others can avoid some of the pitfalls and misinformation that I figured out the hard way.
Of course, I'm still learning and will share my experience as I go. Hopefully you find some value in it!