Wedding season rolls on through the fall, and my latest wedding videography experience took me to a gorgeous lakeside location in White Pine, Tennessee.
The ceremony and reception for Ashton and Stephen Byrne were held at the bride's house, which was especially fortunate for the parents paying for the evening. It's also easy to see in the highlight video above that the mountains overlooking the lake made for a picturesque wedding experience for all who attended, and because the Tennessee football team played earlier that week on Thursday night, no one was missing the Vols during the wedding. Smart scheduling there.
Once again, I shot the ceremony with the help of my wife Martha, but I was by myself with two cameras for everything else. I shot primarily with my Canon 70D during the earlier part of the night and switched over to the 5D for the low-light situations. I really tried to take advantage of having two cameras during the first dances, toasts and fireworks display. And yes, the fireworks were just as impressive in person.
The bride had asked if I could give the video a bit of a bluegrass theme so I decided to use that for the reception portion of the video. Fortunately, they had hired a bluegrass duo for the night so I just spliced together some audio from songs they played during dinner. Add that to the strong soundbites from the pastor and those giving toasts, plus the quick interviews with the bride and groom, the video turned out probably as close as possible to what I had envisioned.
Kudos to all for putting on a great night. Enjoy the look through my lens!
Jason Jennings is a freelance videographer based in Knoxville, TN. He previously spent more than a decade covering sports for television stations in Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri.