December 8, 2017

Rivermill at Dover Landing Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Dover, NH :: Kaylin and Paul (Part I - Exchange of Rings)

We had such a great time working Kaylin and Paul at their wedding at Rivermill at Dover Landing a couple weeks ago.  From their rustic-themed wedding elements to the candle-adorned ceremony space (with the warm glow of the candles reflecting off the Rivermill's glossy wooden floor), Kaylin and Paul filled their wedding with love, laughter, and tons of personal touches to express who they are as a couple.

We're still working on the edit for their wedding film, but until that's ready, here are some of our favorite "freeze frames" from their ceremony portion.  Love all the smiles!  And don't forget to scroll down to view a short sneak-peak of their wedding film!



And here's the sneak-peak into their wedding film.  This 90-second clip is from their ring exchange segment.

More to come soon... check back often!

September 1, 2017

Kitz Farm Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Strafford, NH :: Jamie and Stephen (Part II - Wedding Highlight Film)

There's something about a rustic barn wedding that evokes feelings of love, warmth, and happiness.  It's the feeling you get when everything just seems "right".  And that's exactly the way that Jamie and Stephen's wedding day played out.

For this wedding, I had the help of good friend and great cinematographer Jim Greene.  We started our day at Homewood Suites where we captured Jamie and Stephen getting ready in their suites.  The couple exchanged gifts and letters, and when we saw just how emotional this couple became from reading their cards, we got a sense of how special this day would be for the both of them.  And that became even more apparent when Jamie and Stephen vowed to be good parents for little Sophia... you can almost feel the love as they express their love and devotion to their adorable flower-girl.

Kitz Farm is a stunning venue for weddings, and we especially loved the view from the top of the hill (where Jamie and Stephen had their wedding ceremony).  The panoramic view of the New Hampshire mountains along with the lake at the base of the hill is just breathtaking.  Cocktail and reception were held at the barn, and we loved seeing all the decorations that the couple had picked out.  Strings of white lights were draped across the ceiling of the barn, giving a wonderfully warm and cozy feel.  And of course, let's not forget the individually personalized glass mugs for each of the guests.  I love the inscription on the table reading, "Your glass for the night, for whatever tastes right".

And if you're looking for a great photographer or wedding DJ, make sure that Brett and Jodi are on your short list for vendors.  Brett's work is stunning, and Jodi has amazing energy to keep the dance floor jumping all night long!  Loved working with both of you!

We are thrilled to have been part of Jamie and Stephen's beautiful wedding, and we are excited to share with you their 7-minute highlight film!  Congratulations to the happy couple on their big day...   we wish you a beautiful future together!

Cinematography: True Focus Films
Photography: Brett Alison Photography
Entertainment: DJ Jodi Entertainment
Hotel: Homewood Suites
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Kitz Farm
Officiant: Sally Bouchard
Soundtrack License: The Music Bed 

July 13, 2017

Kitz Farm Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Strafford, NH :: Jamie and Stephen (Part I - Sneak Preview)

What's better than a summer wedding?  Well, a summer wedding outdoors at a rustic barn, of course!  A few weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to be part of all the fun for Jamie and Stephen's fun-filled wedding at Kitz Farm.  And here's the best part.... their ceremony took place at the top of a hill overlooking a picturesque lake.  The walkway up to their ceremony location was adorned with flowers and messages of love.  Love those touches!

We're still going through countless hours of footage, but we're celebrating the completion of their wedding ceremony segment by sharing a three-minute clip highlighting their wedding vows and ring exchanges.  Jamie and Stephen picked a stunning location for their ceremony, and I still cannot get over how the gentle afternoon breezes cause the tree-filtered sunlight to give a beautifully warm glow on the couple's faces.  Their beaming smiles give clue to how excited they are to be starting a new chapter in their lives.

More to come soon.  Congrats to Jamie and Stephen!

June 13, 2017

We won an award! :: New England Professional Videographers Association VISTA Awards

We just won an award for one of our films!  Each year, the New England Professional Videographers Association (NPVA) hosts a film competition for local filmmakers/producers to submit their best work, and this year, one of our entries was selected for a coveted VISTA award!

Here's a shot of some of the VISTA winners that night!  Yup, that's me in the center!

And here's the film that got us the award!  Special thanks to StudentUniverse for allowing me to capture all the fun and excitement from their annual airline appreciation event!  Looking forward to working with them again in the fall!

March 24, 2017

Boston College Irish Dance Club Dance Videographer :: Chestnut Hill, MA :: "inTENsity"

We've been working with Boston College Irish Dance Club for several years now, and this year marks the group's ten year anniversary!  We were fortunate enough to capture their performance "inTENsity" a few weeks ago, and were blown away by the sheer talent of these amazing dancers.

Pre-order the DVD now and be one of the first to relive all the great moments from their 2017 performance!  Orders will start shipping in mid April 2017 on a first-come, first-served basis (free standard shipping during this pre-order event).  And congrats to BCID on their decade milestone! 

February 26, 2017

The Dance Organization of Boston College Dance Videographer :: Chestnut Hill, MA :: "Shine"

When we're not working with wedding couples, we're usually heavily involved with the dance community in and around Boston.  On February 3, 2017, we had the pleasure of working with The Dance Organization of Boston College in capturing their 2017 production titled "Shine".  What an amazing performance featuring some of Boston College's finest modern, hip-hop, ballet, and tap dancers.

Here's a sneak peak of their upcoming film.  Congrats to the cast and crew of DOBC's "Shine"!

October 25, 2016

StudentUniverse 2016 Airline Awards Reception :: Boston, MA Seaport :: Provincetown, MA

And now, a slight departure from our typical wedding- and dance-centric films.

I had the pleasure of working with the award-winning, student-focused travel agency "StudentUniverse" back in September 2016.  What an amazing and passionate group of professionals dedicated to making the world accessible to so many adventure-seeking students.  How did StudentUniverse hear about my filmmaking services?  You may recall that my studio produced the wedding film for Danielle and Jared.  Well it just turns out that Danielle works for StudentUniverse, and when her company was in search of a filmmaker to cover their annual airline appreciation awards event, she knew who to contact. :)

From the StudentUniverse YouTube page:

"Once each year we plan a day to spend time with our airline partners to let them know how much we appreciate the partnership and reflect on the year in review and what’s to come in the year ahead.  If if wasn’t for our 75 airline partners who offer unique airfare pricing and terms to students and youth, we wouldn’t be able to carry out our mission of making global experiences possible for millions of students each year.  We are incredibly proud to work with airline partners that go above and beyond for student travelers."

I am so thrilled to have been part of the fun-filled day.  The ride from Boston to Provincetown (in a caravan of two stretched Hummer H2 limos and two 28-passenger party buses) was full of laughs, and being able to capture the beauty and tranquility of Provincetown in the off-season was a real treat.  Thanks to StudentUniverse for allowing me to capture the day!

Cinematography and Photography: True Focus Films
Reception Venue: The Patio Restaurant
Limousine: Above All Transportation
Trolley Tour: Mayflower Trolley
Soundtrack License: The Music Bed 

June 21, 2016

Cinematic Wedding Filmmaker/Videographer

One of our favorite weddings of all time!  Great couple, beautiful venue, and amazing weather.  Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!  Oh, and the "sparkler exit" at the end of the night was just stunning (almost near the end of their video clip)!

Congrats to Allison and Ryan on your big day!

If you haven’t seen Allison and Ryan’s previous blog posts, definitely check them out:
Allison and Ryan wedding ceremony clip
Allison and Ryan sneak peek still images

Cinematography: True Focus Films
Photography: Heather Chick Photography
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of the Cape Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Ocean Edge Resort
Officiant: Reverend Bernard Baris
Entertainment: Jon Smith, Unique Sounds
Ocean Edge Coordinator: Amanda Hennessey
Soundtrack License: The Music Bed 

November 8, 2015

Lake Quannapowitt :: Wakefield, MA :: Cecilie and Spencer (Family Portraits)

And now, time for something a little different.  Many of you know us for our cinematic wedding films, but every once in a while we like to throw a few different types of work on our blog.  Today is one of those exceptions!  We had the pleasure of working with Cecilie and Spencer (and their adorable daughter Lucia), and caught the late afternoon sun at the majestic Lake Quannapowitt.  The orangey-red hues of the just-fallen leaves were the perfect backdrop for this adorable family's portraits... there truly isn't anything as spectacular as fall in New England!

Here are a few of our favorite pics from the shoot!  Love the smiles!!


August 19, 2015

Ipswich Country Club Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Ipswich, MA :: Danielle and Jared (Part IV - Wedding Recap Film)

From the moment I first met Danielle and Jared (over a year before their wedding!), I knew they were an amazing couple.  Perhaps it was their warm and genuine hospitality in welcoming me in their home, or perhaps it was the couple's love of travel (which led to their "travel" wedding theme) and all the amazing sites they had seen through the years.  But something about this couple made me realize just how much in love they are with each other, and I couldn't wait to be part of all the wedding day fun.

Danielle and Jared started their day at St. Pius the Fifth Parish in Lynn, MA for a traditional Catholic ceremony.  The couple wrote their own vows (and anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of personalized-vows!).  Every time I watch their wedding film, I get a little choked-up inside when I hear the truly heartfelt words that are spoken to one another.  Just awesome!

The couple then headed over to the elegant Ipswich Country Club in Ipswich, MA.  I have to say... the picturesque setting made for some insanely gorgeous candids of the newlyweds.  And with the gentle glow of the late spring sunset in the background... well folks... this is weather that everyone wishes for on their wedding day.  Danielle and Jared lucked out big time!

A huge special thanks to my good friends and amazing cinematographers Bob Accettullo and Brian Arata.  You truly outdid yourselves, and I'm sure Danielle and Jared will agree that their wedding film looks stunning!  And a big shout out to photographer Bharat Parmar and DJ Peter Accolla... always a pleasure to work with such talented professionals who love doing what they do!

And now, without further delay, I give you the world premiere of Danielle and Jared's wedding recap film!  It has been an honor working with both of you (and your families) and I wish you all the best for a lifetime of happiness!

Cinematography: True Focus Films
Photography: Bharat Parmar
Ceremony Venue: St Pius the Fifth Parish
Reception Venue: Ipswich Country Club
Officiant: Rev John Healy
Entertainment: Peter Accolla, NuImage
Soundtrack License: The Music Bed 

August 12, 2015

Ipswich Country Club Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Ipswich, MA :: Danielle and Jared (Part III - Slideshow)

OK, pop quiz.... name a highlight of the wedding reception?  Did you say parent dances?  Yup... that's right.  The traditional father-daughter and mother-son dances are full of emotion and happiness.  We often see tears of happiness, and we love capturing that on film!

For Danielle and her father, their parent dance had an element that we often see at weddings... but not typically during the parent dance!  Thanks to Danielle's friend Karen Manuelian and her slideshow creativity, they were able to display a slideshow of Danielle and her father DURING their parent dance!  How awesome is that!

I asked Danielle if it would be ok to post the slideshow online, and she said yes.  Thanks to Karen Manuelian for sharing this slideshow file with us!

August 3, 2015

Ipswich Country Club Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Ipswich, MA :: Danielle and Jared (Part II - Wedding Party Introductions)

And now, time for some more fun with Danielle and Jared!

When it comes to introductions, Danielle and Jared's wedding party is an absolute "pro" at making a grand entrance.  We loved watching all the playful antics of the bridesmaids and groomsmen, but we were blown away by how the crowd went wild when DJ Peter Accolla told the guests to "make some noise" for the newlywed couple!  We're so happy that Danielle and Jared had so many friends and family at the elegant Ipswich Country Club to share the love on their very special day.

We're in the final stages of wedding film production for Danielle and Jared, but thought we'd share this fun clip from their reception.  We love hearing all the cheering and excitement as Danielle and Jared get officially introduced as a married couple!

Coming up next.... Danielle and Jared's wedding film recap.  Check back soon!

June 21, 2015

St. Pius the Fifth Parish Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Lynn, MA :: Danielle and Jared (Part I - Sneak Preview)

We're underway with the summer wedding season, and I thought we'd kick off the warm weather with a short clip from Danielle and Jared's wedding film!  We're still in the editing phase for their film, but if you'd like to see a sneak peak of their beautiful ceremony at St. Pius the Fifth Parish, you've come to the right place.

Danielle and Jared wrote their own wedding vows to each other (we love personalized wedding vows!!), but you'll have to wait a little longer to see the full film as we're still fine-tuning the footage.  Until then, here's a short clip from their ring exchange.... you can see just see the happiness on both their faces!  Love the smiles, guys!

Congrats to Danielle and Jared, and thanks to my good friends (and fellow cinematographers) Bob Accettullo and Brian Arata for their help on this wedding film!

More to come soon, check back often!

April 14, 2015

Tewksbury Country Club Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: Tewksbury, MA :: Jessica and Roger (Part I - Sneak Preview)

We had the pleasure of working with Jessica and Roger back in January 2015.  We're still working on their wedding at the elegant Tewksbury Country Club, but for those of you who want to see a sneak peak of their "winter wonderland" wedding, here you go!  But check back often... we'll have more to come soon!

Congrats to Jessica and Roger, and thank you for having us be there to capture your special day!

March 10, 2015

Oak Ames Memorial Hall Wedding Videographer/Filmmaker :: North Easton, MA :: Amy and Jerry (Part II - Wedding Recap Film)

There comes a time when words aren't able to do justice to the heartfelt emotions of a wedding day.  Whenever I see tears of joy from both the bride and groom as they vow to love one another for the rest of their lives, I can't help but get a little teary eyed myself.  Amy and Jerry are such a couple, and I am blown away by how meaningful this couple has chosen to make their wedding day.

But let's back up to when this all started.  I first met with Amy and Jerry about ten months prior to their wedding, and I could tell they were a fun-loving couple.  Jerry's extensive collection of pristine-condition "Jordans" sneakers, Amy's stiletto heels emblazoned with rhinestones in the shape of the Patriots logo, and of course, the couples die-hard passion for everything-Patriots made me realize how determined this couple was to personalize their wedding day to represent everything important to "Team Pajotte".  I cannot tell you how much I love seeing that in a wedding couple... it makes me so happy that they're making this wedding day about them and the people they love.  In their words, "together, they are unbreakable."  Love that!

Zip ahead to October 24, 2014... the big day.  Shooting with me that day was Bob Accettullo (thank you, Bob, for all your hard work)!  Our first stop was the Holiday Inn in Taunton, where we split up and captured footage of Amy and Jerry getting ready.  We got to meet Jerry's daughter Anarie (who's smile stole the show during all the portrait sessions)!  Amy and Jerry's gift exchange was so much fun (and yes, full of happy tears), but what really blew us away was their inspirational first-look.  In our planning meetings, we had discussed first-look concepts, and they had decided to do a non-traditional first-look.  We weren't sure how this would translate on film, but I can assure you... it was spectacular (and we may be stealing this idea in the future.. haha!).  Amy was able to see Jerry's back, and the two of them were able to talk to each other, all without actually seeing one another face to face.  It's a bit hard to describe... so you'll have to watch their wedding recap film below (or better yet... ask them to show you their complete wedding film) to get a true sense!

We then headed over to Oak Ames Memorial Hall to capture the ceremony.  Huge props to Jimmy Grieshaber (the officiant) who personalized the ceremony to really fit Amy and Jerry's style.  I love the line "through touchdowns and fumbles..." as he references Amy and Jay's love for the Patriots!

We then headed over to The Chateau Restaurant for the elegant cocktail hour and reception.  I still can't believe Amy and Jerry hand-designed the metal lantern centerpieces on each of the tables (which they showed me at their home prior to their wedding day).  And don't forget their "S'more" themed signature martinis and wedding favors... another nice touch of personalization.

Amy and Jerry, if there was an award for most personalized wedding, I think you'd be top contenders!  We've loved working with you and have had quite a challenge condensing all the footage into a 7-minute wedding recap film.  Needless to say, it's been a pleasure working with you and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!  Perhaps your wedding will serves as an inspiration for future wedding couples!

A few shout-outs to some really great people.  Todd Wilson, love your creativity and great attitude... it was great working with you again!  Gary Ahearn and Dana Berger, your energy is infectious and you kept the party rocking all night long!  And special thanks to Weston Faulkner for the beautiful acoustic guitar accompaniment.  Your music really set the mood for the ceremony!

And now, without further delay, let's get to Amy and Jerry's wedding recap film.  Congrats to Amy, Jerry, and little Anarie on their amazing day!

Cinematography: True Focus Films
Photography: Todd Wilson Images
Ceremony Venue: Oak Ames Memorial Hall
Reception Venue: The Chateau Restaurant
Acoustic Guitarist – Weston Faulkner
Officiant: Jimmy Grieshaber
Entertainment: DJX Studios
Wedding Coordinator: Jill Tracy
Soundtrack License: The Music Bed