As promised, here's the first wedding highlight video of the season: Mathew & Leelan Whaley. What a great, easy-going couple to shoot! They were so expressive with their emotions toward each other. My job was easy: keep them in frame and in focus and let them them tell the story with their face.
You will see early on in the video that Leelan wrote Mathew a lengthy love letter to read when he arrived at the venue. Whatever it said, it got him crying for the first of several times that day.
They event was held at the gorgeous Swann Plantation, which is a bit of a hidden gem in Sevierville, TN. Homeowner Shari Coleman told me they are relatively new to hosting weddings, but they do an impressive job. At this wedding, the whole family seemed to be working whether it was coordinating, decorating, cooking, doing make-up, shuttling people to and from the parking lot, etc.
Thanks to my wife, Martha, for helping with a second camera for the ceremony. She was on a Canon 5D in the back while I roamed around with a 70D on a monopod. There was also a GoPro Hero 4 Session mounted high up behind the pastors. Speaking of, the ultimate thanks goes to Sharrion Payne, the pastor who hired me to shoot the event!
More wedding videos to come...
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.