Noel + Jim | Destin Wedding Videography

Noel and Jim didn’t let a little rain get in the way of their happy wedding day.  In fact, they smiled more than any two people should probably be allowed to smile in one day.  😉  They were so sweet, and so in love — and SO patient given the dire weather circumstances.  And it paid off: That rain held up just long enough for them to exchange their sweet vows — and then party on into the night as Mr. & Mrs.!

We loved being a part of their TOPS’L wedding celebration and are so excited to share their highlights reel put together by our talented Alan!

Venue: TOPS’l Beach & Racquet Club | Photography: Mad Love Photography | Coordination: Ceremony Design Company

Connie + Ray | Destin Wedding Video Services

If there’s nothing else you to on this pretty Friday, please make sure you watch this wedding video in its entirety.  Connie and Ray’s full-length cinematic wedding film will put a serious perma-grin on your face that will more than likely linger to the point where complete strangers will wonder what’s making you so stinking happy today.  The happiness that radiates from the couple, and the entire group of giddy, laughing guests is pretty much contagious!

Providing Destin Wedding video Services at a beach wedding ceremony  — especially when the wind is moving at mach speeds — can certainly prove challenging; which is why working with a professional wedding videographer who can capture that intensely sentimental ceremony, word-for-word, is so important.   As a couple, being able to look back on this for years to come is truly priceless.

A HUGE thank you to all the great professionals who made Connie and Ray’s wedding day so special and for including us on all the fun!

Event Designer + Planner: Jessica Miller, Serene Occasions | Caterer: Pascalli Foods | Photographer: Michelle Castle Photography | Reception Venue: The Beach House by ResortQuest | Hair + Makeup: Jessica Austin, Make Me Blush | Entertainment: Horizon Entertainment

Brandy + Greg | Destin Wedding Videographer

Brandy and Greg were recently married at Celebration Hall, which is one of the area’s newest wedding venues.  The reception took place just down the road at the nearby Sandestin Beach Club, which was a total blast to be a part of.  There’s something a little extra special about this wedding . . . the bride is one of our very own Lindsey’s best friends!  We were even nice enough to give her the day off to take part in the festivities as a bridesmaid.

While Ryan was taking all the gorgeous images of this sweet couple, Alan was busy doing his usual awesome thing behind the video camera — and today you get a sneak peek into their ceremony and reception highlights!  Stay tuned for more where this came from; we still have a whole gallery of beautiful pictures and a full-length wedding film coming to a 2014 blog near you!

Ceremony: Celebration Hall

Reception + Catering: Sandestin Beach Club

Floral + Event Design: Celestine’s

Makeup: A Perfect Makeup, Yvette Nation

Hair: Johnathan Doria

DJ: Sam Blowes

Ceremony Musician: Kyle LaMonica

Brenda + Harry | Santa Rosa Beach Wedding Videographers

We recently featured Brenda and Harry’s images from their gorgeous Grand Pointe Pavilion wedding this past summer — now it’s time to bring that wedding to life!  Not only were we honored to be their photographers, we were also thrilled they couldn’t pass up the talents of one of the best wedding videographers in Destin (in our obviously very humble opinion), Alan, of Pure7 Films.  We’re incredibly fortunate to have Alan on our team, and we’re so excited to bring you the video of Brenda and Harry’s wedding film.!

And of course, none of this could have been possible without the combined talents of our amazing wedding team:

Photography: Pure7 Studios

Videography: Pure7 Films

Venue: The Pavilion at Grande Pointe

Planning & Coordination: Avis Glenister, Carillon Weddings + Jennifer Lewis/Arden Sanders, It’s a Shore Thing 

Pastry Chef: Rhonda (the bride’s sweet mom!), Confections on the Coast 

Catering: Townsend Catering

Event Design & Florals: Events by Nouveau

DJ: Paul Kirker, Gulf Talent Services

Ceremony Musicians: Wedding Music Plus 

 

Introducing . . . Pure7 Films: Videography the Pure7 Way!

Friends, dear readers, loyal followers of Pure7 Studios, and everyone in-between: Our studio is thrilled and busting at the seams with excitement with today’s HUGE and AWESOME announcement!  What we’re about to share with you has been such a labor of love and true blessing in and of itself.  The months spent planning, nourishing, and prepping for its arrival makes today’s news all the more exciting to share.  So, without further ado, we are proud to announce that . . .  kids with Film and Videography degrees can still get jobs!

Everyone, meet Alan LeBlanc, the filmmaker behind our newly birthed brother company – Pure7 Films!  To give you a little – ok, a lot – of background on how this came to be, we must start with the very beginning . . .

We met Alan in December of last year at Townsend Catering‘s annual Christmas party while he was home on break from his final year at Florida Atlantic University (FAU).  As a mutual friend of a prior Pure7 intern, Alan had looked forward to meeting Ryan.  Alan was nearing the completion of his degree in Film & New Media, and chatted with Ryan about the local industry and applying his degree toward a career in film.  Ryan asked Alan to send him samples of his college film projects.  And so he did.  You can imagine our surprise when we discovered the level of talent appearing right before our eyes as we viewed his portfolio: “This kid is going to do big things!”, we said.  At a mere 21-years old, Alan’s artistic and cinematic style as a filmmaker blew us away!

For several years, Ryan had been seeking a videographer of similar style to capture a behind-the-scenes documentary about Pure7 Studios; Alan completely fit the bill and agreed to take on the project.  He began filming this past March, and over the next few months, Alan continued to film Ryan and Lindsey on several different client sessions, as well as in-studio purchasing and sales sessions.  He also put his talents to work filming some personal family time with Ryan & Erica and the kids.  Alan’s skill and quality of work was impressive, and we were equally as stunned with his professionalism, humility, and how easy he was to work with.  Alan continued to remain in touch, and after graduating with his film degree, continued to pop into the studio from time to time.

Anyone in “the industry” knows that weddings are an entirely different animal in terms of truly capturing the emotion and details in photos and on film.  Alan’s prior focus was on independent and commercial film work; weddings weren’t really on the radar at that point.  Insert one of Pure7’s lovely videographer-less brides. She was eager and willing to let Alan test out the “wedding cinematography waters”, putting his impressive skills and film degree to work.  Let’s just suffice it to say that we think he was bitten by the wedding bug that day, as his ‘Ceremony & Reception Highlights’ reel was nothing short of stunning!  Our bride & groom (and everyone who managed to get their hands on it!) beyond loved it.  Alan was elated, but knew his passion lied in filmmaking and video production, and not necessarily in the not-always-glamourous side that goes into managing and running a successful business.  It was at that point that we offered Alan a position as an employee of Pure7, and just like that, the birth of a beautiful new work relationship and personal friendship was formed.  As Alan filmed more weddings over the summer we quickly realized that as much as we LOVE working with him and would love to hog him all to ourselves, it’d be most beneficial to both him and his clients to also offer his services outside of weddings in which we are the photographers.  It was for this reason that Pure7 Films, a subsidiary of Pure7 Studios, came to be.  We are pleased to now offer Alan’s services to weddings involving other photography studios and wedding industry professionals!  Because Pure7 Films is its own entity, a separate website has been launched to provide information on Alan’s wedding and commercial videography services.  Alan has thoroughly enjoyed working alongside other photographers, and we’re so grateful to continue to receive their referrals – truly the highest compliment!  We’ve intentionally chosen not to offer photography services to Pure7 Films clients who are already booked with or interviewing other photographers.  We’re cool like that.  🙂

In addition to offering wedding videos, we’re excited to introduce our newest creation: The ‘Coalesce Session’ for engaged couples and families.  It’s a hybrid which fuses the two mediums of photography and video into one awesome experience.  In addition, Alan continues to film his innovative commercial films for local businesses – an invaluable marketing tool when used for a company’s website and social media outlets.

And that’s the story of how Pure7 Films came into existence.  We invite you to sit back, prop your feet up, and view the awesomeness that Mr. LeBlanc has been cranking out since joining the Pure7 team!  The first video highlights Lauren & Brett’s recent Gulf Place wedding; the second is our debut Coalesce Session with our sweet friends, the Lipke family.  Because we know you’ll be eager to see more, head on over to pure7films.com to see what else Alan’s been up to since he popped into our universe.

Oh!  One (or four) more thing(s): To contact us, please visit our website or email: info@pure7films.com.  And don’t forget to follow Alan on TwitterInstagram and Facebook!