Better late than never, here is the wedding video for Stephanie Beck and Louis Sheridan!
This was a shoot that—if not for the easy-going demeanor of the couple—could have been extremely stressful.
Because Stephanie is the producer of the 6pm news at WRAL, the station's highest-rated newscast. Plus, she's been my co-worker off and on since 2005. So as a videographer, it's easy to feel a little more pressure when you're shooting the special day for a friend or co-worker. It's another thing when that bride is in TV.
Again, thankfully, it became clear early in the day that there was nothing to stress about. She was one of the most relaxed brides I've ever dealt with.
Plus, the venue at Historic Market Hall in downtown Raleigh was gorgeous, and it's always a bonus when the entire event is under one roof.
It was the still photographer, Jessica with Three Region Photography, who led the couple through all the locations around downtown before the wedding, and it added nicely to the final video (By the way, I can't recommend Jessica enough. My family hired her to shoot some family portraits.).
But the more I think about it, there was one other possible reason to be stressed. Stephanie and Louis (and many of their friends) are amazing dancers. It's their main hobby. So they can cover a lot of ground, which isn't always easy as a DSLR shooter when trying to focus on the fly. Hopefully, I was able to do it justice.
More weddings and other stuff to come in 2019!
Jason Jennings is a freelance videographer based in Raleigh, NC. He previously spent more than a decade covering sports for television stations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.