Thursday, 16 December 2010

Terra & Kevin's Marin, CA super 8 wedding film

Terra and Kevin wed in the misty hills of Marin, just over the Golden Gate Bridge. The Headland Center of the Arts was the perfect setting for their intimate ceremony and fun reception. The stylish couple pulled out all the stops for their rustic themed celebration. They were both so so happy that day and I think this little film captures their affection for one another perfectly.

Set to their incredibly romantic first dance song "Marry Song" by A Band of Horses.
Photo credit: Jamie Grenough

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Ashley & Drew's rainbow-tastic beach/ranch wedding

It's hard picking favorite weddings because they all have their own unique qualities, but Ashley and Drew's Dos Pueblos Ranch wedding in Santa Barbara, CA was really something special. It combined so many elements that I personally love including a beautiful barefoot ceremony on the beach, a raucous barn reception, a rainbow color theme (yay rainbows!), delicious food, AND tons of amazing music. There was so much thought in all of the details... for example, the tables were named after albums with COLORS in their titles (like Yellow Submarine, Purple Rain, Back in Black, In Rainbows). And the amazing event designer, Tricia Fountaine crafted the event spectacularly (hello found drift wood chandeliers). I could go on and on but it really was a particularly grand day.

Check out the rainbow-tastic goodness in their highlights film here:

To view the film full, click here.
*Photo credit: Stephanie Hogue

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

a visit to Putney House, Vermont (super 8 film)

I was invited to my friend's family vacation home in Vermont last month and decided to take along my trusty super 8 camera and a roll of film. The setting was absolutely amazing and the house, well, let's just say it was kind of my dream house. An architectural wonder on acres and acres of pristine wooded Vermont goodness. A small group of us explored the house and the grounds and this is just a little fun something I shot along the way, set to a perty song. :)

(Oh, and in case you're wondering, my friends don't have bad fashion sense... the orange hats/vests were for hunting season).

Monday, 29 November 2010

Rachel & Chris' Blue Hill at Stone Barns wedding

Rachel & Chris' affair was wedding perfection! Every little detail was executed with the utmost thought and care. The dress! The flowers! The food! The music! The setting! That cake! And the love between the two of them was palpable. They were so sweet with each other but also completely fun-loving. One can only dream of wedding magic like this one.

Get a taste of this gorgeous wedding by viewing the highlights here:

* To view full-screen, click the arrows in bottom right corner.

Song: "Dance Me to the End of Love" by Madeleine Peyroux
Photo credit: Heather Waraksa

To view the full film, click here.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

"Fashion Our Own Narative"

After watching Sari & Holly's fabulously styled wedding, Susan Herr got in touch wanting to do a piece on fashion for gay weddings. Her article "Fashion Our Own Narative" was just published on the website What a great piece! I love Holly's quote at the end: “Don’t try to equivocate. Once you are having a gay wedding, don’t fret over your gender expression making folks uncomfortable. You gotta claim it as your day.”

Read the article here.

*Photo credit: Weddings by Two

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Sneak Peek: October Weddings

Today we got the footage from two lovely October weddings. We just cannot wait to start editing this beautiful footage. Here is a little teaser of what you'll see soon on the blog!

First off, we have Terra and Kevin's rustic Northern California wedding. The rolling hills of the Marin Headlands provided a truly picturesque backdrop for this idyllic ceremony. The misty climate created the perfect romantic atmosphere for their sweet celebration held at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Next, was Patty and Chris's delightful wedding right here in Brooklyn, New York. The ceremony was held at St. Bartholomew's Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights. From there, the wedding party took a water taxi where they toasted the couple while cruising the East River at sunset. The party continued at Bridgewaters across the river, where the guests dined and danced amongst rose colored accents and candlelight.
Check back soon to see the completed highlights!

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Love Note from Megan and Ciaran


The video is beyond amazing, just awesome. We are so happy with the final product!!! The songs fit so well with the mood (David Bowie during the dancing was perfect!!!) of the day and the film is a true representation of how much fun our wedding day was!! Ugh, just so emotional and giddy watching this film. I'm so happy to have shared our day with you and have this film with us for the rest of our lives!

The packaging was sweet as well!!!

thank you, thank you, thank you!

Megan and Ciaran

*Photo credit: Dave Robbins

Megan & Ciaran's Goshen NY wedding

Megan & Ciaran celebrated their lovely wedding at the historic Harness Museum and race track in Goshen, NY (outside of NYC). Weddings aren't the first thing that come to mind when one thinks of a race track, but these pristine racing grounds provided a picture-perfect backdrop for Megan and Ciaran's ceremony.

Megan made an amazing effort at getting all of her details just right. The couple gave adorable personalized mini-planters to their guests as wedding favors so that they could take a bit of the charming decor home with them. The bride's choice of beautiful cerulean mason jar vases impeccably complimented her blush and coral flower arrangements. The festivity culminated with an absolutely dazzling sparkler send-off. Everything at this wedding was perfection!

See the highlights from this stunning occasion below!

Megan & Ciaran super 8 wedding highlights from Hello Super 8 on Vimeo.

*Photo credit: Dave Robbins

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Back from Cali

We just spent another great weekend in Santa Barbara, CA filming another great wedding! The weather was ideal (we love you West Coast!) and made for perfect shooting conditions. You West Coast filmmakers sure have it easy. ;)

My assistant, Michael snapped these photos on his phone of the lovely couple (not bad for cell images). Love that golden hour light!

Back at Brooklyn headquarters, we are busy editing all the great weddings from late summer and early fall but everything is looking FANTASTIC! What a great year for amazing celebrations. Stay tuned for our end of year newsletter wrap-up.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

I Love LA: super 8 promo film

When asked to create a super 8 promo film that was a "love letter to the youth of Los Angeles" for the company Ku De Ta, I jumped at the chance! I had such an amazing time going around with my trusty super 8, shooting all the things I love about LA. The warm, saturated images along with that yummy hip hop track = pure goodness. And I gotta say... that last shot gives me goosebumps (time lapse sunset y'all!).

Please check it out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Listed on So You're EnGAYged!

So You're EnGAYged, the premium wedding blog and resource guide for same-sex couples and allies, gave Hello Super 8 the honor of naming us as one of their LBGT-friendly vendors! As an organization that values both inclusiveness and diversity, to be endorsed by a site as respected as So You're Engaged, is something worth celebrating.

See our listing here!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Love note from Kate

You did an INCREDIBLE job of capturing the essence of the moment. From the setting to the scenery to the gardens and the smiling faces of the people we love--the footage is absolutely fabulous. It brings us right back to that amazing most glorious day! We are so incredibly fortunate to have met you. Thank you Megan!

Photo credit: kNot Photography

Kate & Ross's Healdsburg, CA super 8 wedding film

Ok, so I just have to say... my job is rad. Seriously. I am still in awe that I get to travel to the coolest places and capture the biggest moments of the greatest couples' lives. So yeah. Just sayin'.

Kate & Ross's wedding was no exception. Their wedding day was truly inspiring for me. When the best of the best all comes together, I'm basically smiling from ear to ear all day, pressing my little camera trigger here, there and everywhere I see beauty. I shot way more film than I intended to that day because the gorgeousness didn't stop! First of all, Kate and Ross are two hotties! Their style was smashing. Classy and tasteful. The details of the day were perfection. The location stunning. The weather fantabulous. And let's just say, they were by no means camera shy. I was a very happy little cinematographer that day. And I think this highlights film from their day tells it all...

* Photo credit: kNot Photography
* Song: The Beatles "Till There Was You"

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Coming Soon to Hello Super 8!

Exciting times at the studio. We just received a bunch of breathtaking film from two summer weddings and can't wait to get into the editing suite! Here's a little taste of what's to come...

Ashley & Drew's Santa Barbara Beach/Barn wedding:

Rachel & Chris' Blue Hill at Stone Barns wedding:

Check back soon to check out the footage from these gorgeous weddings!

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Featured on Offbeat Bride!

We are absolutely tickled pink that Offbeat Bride, our favorite blog for showcasing fresh and unconventional weddings, featured Chase and Tate's Aspen wedding film! The gorgeous mountain affair, with all of it's fun crafty touches, is perfectly suited for those other amazing Offbeat Brides out there.

Check out the write up here!

Love Note from Lora

We just received the film & it's AMAZING! We love love love it. It was shot beautifully & really is just the best memory of this bday that we could ever ask for. Truly great work & everyone is raving!!

Look forward to using you again & telling everyone we know how great you are!!!!!!


Willem's First Birthday: Super 8 Film

Hello Super 8 Proudly Presents: Willem's First Birthday. We had the privilege of capturing this adorable little tyke's very special gathering in New York, New York. First birthdays are no small matter and parents Lora and JJ pulled out all the stops for their pride and joy. From the embroidered party hats to the miniature cupcakes this was a first birthday party that won't soon be forgot!

After the festivities concluded, Mom, Dad and Willem went out for a stroll and some family bonding in the park. Little Willem just bubbles over with excitement in the exhilaration of swinging. So precious.

Check out the footage of the party and the park below!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Darcy & Will's Alexandria Wedding

When comes to combining comfort with elegance, it's pretty difficult to compete with the South. We went down to Alexandria, VA to capture the rollicking union of Darcy and Will. Their outdoor ceremony took place in the backyard of a scenic Virgina manor and was replete with details that ensured the comfort of their guests while maintaining southern charm. We especially liked the wicker fans at the "cooling station" and the Scarlett O'Hara-esqe sun parasols. The bridal party all donned flip-flops rather than heels under their floral sundresses, a choice that undoubtedly paid off on the dance floor!

Check out the dance moves, details and more in the full wedding video!

Can't get enough of this jovial festivity? Check out the message booth from the wedding as the gleeful guests wish luck to the happy couple.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Weekly Wedding Round-Up: Feathers, Fedoras, and Fenders, Oh My!

It's round-up time again! Here are some of our favorite wedding details from the week!
  • First up, we have a lovely affair that is teeming with lavish peacock plumes.
  • Finally, we just love the color palette of this ceremony. From the slate grey, to the muted pink, to the vibrancy of the vehicle, few couples can boast looking this good from the waist down.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Chase & Tate's Aspen, CO wedding

We had the honor of traveling to the gorgeous setting of Aspen, CO to shoot the quirky, woodsy, wonderful wedding of Chase and Tate. This breathtaking affair featured both original details, such as the bride's beautifully bedazzled footwear, and stunning backdrops consisting of both pristine lakes and evergreen forests.

The ceremony was truly a family affair from Chase's own DIY touches, to the assortment of handmade pies made by her brother, to the setting of the wedding itself, which took place in the backyard of a family friend. The attention custom-made details of this outdoor ceremony added a marvelous feel to this free-spirited fĂȘte.

To see the exuberant couple and their vivacious affair in action, view the highlights below:

To view the full length film (18 minutes), click here.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sneak Peek: Summer Weddings

Today the film from four of our summer shoots arrived from the lab! We're super excited to start work on editing all of this gorgeous footage. Here's a tantalizing little teaser of what's to come!

1. In early August, we filmed the most charming wedding in Goshen, NY. Holding the ceremony at a Historic Harness Racetrack ensured Megan and Ciaran's that their wedding would be as merry as a day at the races.

2. Over on the West Coast, Kate and Ross had a picturesque affair in a stunning Victorian manor in Healdsburg, California (wine country). It's easy to see by these photos that the happy couple and their guests had a ball at this incredible destination wedding.

Be sure to check back soon to see these awesome weddings in motion!

Monday, 30 August 2010

Featured on Style Me Pretty!

In an sea of excellent wedding blogs, Style Me Pretty remains the standard of genius wedding inspiration and we are always thrilled to be included in such a caliber of amazing vendors. Today, they featured Sari & Holly's super 8 film and we're so happy to be able to share this lovely film with their readers.

Please see the post here.

Friday, 27 August 2010

We Won! Bride Pop's Best NY Wedding Videographer

Thank you so much to all of our friends and supporters for voting us into the winning spot for Bride Pop's best NY Wedding Videographer. It's a complete honor!!!

Check out all the winners here!

California dreamin'

For the last week, I've had the privilege of working in some of the coolest spots on the West Coast. It all started last weekend up in the gorgeous town of Healdsburg, in Sonoma county, capturing the fantastic wedding of Kate and Ross. I was truly inspired that day. From the perfect summer weather, to the fantastic views of wine country, to the exquisite details at the wedding to the super fun couple (not to mention their rowdy friends and family), it was the perfect day!

I was then hired to shoot a promo film on super 8 for an up and coming company who specializes in the cultivation of young artists in Los Angeles. It was SO MUCH FUN driving all over LA finding shots that epitomize "youthful, artistic, LA." I cannot wait to get the footage back for that!

And today we're heading up to Santa Barbara for a wedding that I've been anxiously awaiting. The setting is spectacular and the couple, well... let's just say they have some unique and exciting ideas planned for their big day. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Featured on 100 Layer Cake!

One of my fave blogs, 100 Layer Cake did a feature on Sari and Holly's wedding images from the very talented team Weddings By Two. It was so fun to shoot with Ben in Cape Cod and he got some stunning images. Especially the antique Tin Type shots from his large format camera. Amazing couple, amazing day!

Please see the feature here.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Featured on Once Wed!

We were ecstatic about being included in the wonderful feature published by Emily on her lovely blog, Once Wed. When we worked along side Robert Sukrachand in June, I just knew he was taking killer photos. Robert (aka Bobby) also shoots with real film, so I was naturally excited to see the results. Well, his work did not disappoint... the images he took that day were utterly gorgeous!

Please see for yourself and read the feature (which includes our highlights film from the day as well).

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Vote for Hello Super 8 on BridePop

Hello Super 8 has been nominated as one of the top wedding vendors in New York by BridePop! You can visit their site and vote for us in the "Wedding Vendor" category.

We're so honored to be considered one of the best in the area. Please head to the site and show your love for real film & our films by voting for Hello Super 8!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Featured on POSH

The very cool POSH Event for female filmmakers asked for an interview about me and Hello Super 8. I'm a fan of supporting women business owners and especially filmmakers, so this was a welcome opportunity. I'm super bummed to miss out on the amazing-sounding retreat in November but alas, I'll be busy shooting a wedding!

In any case, read the interview here. Thanks to Reagan from POSH for reaching out.

BBC Reports on the Value of Home Movies & Real Film

Old-fashioned home movies, the kind on actual reels that sometimes turn up, unlabeled, in attics, are actually valuable sources of evidence about the way people lived in a certain time. As the BBC reports, the British Film Institute (BFI) and the BBC have teamed up to archive the historical tidbits that can be found in the background of old family films. They have requested family films, which will be used in the Home Movies Roadshow series.

In the article, "Would you rescue home movies from a burning house?", Robin Baker (head curator at the BFI) comments on the value of film and how home cinematographers only captured the key moments so as not to be wasteful, saying of video, "Now you can shoot all the time and the result can be rather long and boring. But with film they kept shots short because of the cost. The result is much more engaging and varied."

It's definitely true that shooting on film forces the filmmaker to be careful and economical; your eye always has to be out for the best moment to record permanently on film, and sometimes patience is a virtue. Instead of coming back from a wedding or event with hours and hours of video footage to wade through, searching for those special moments, we have already found them.

Take a look at how Hello Super 8 does old-school, invaluable family films.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Nita & Rehan's Wave Hill wedding

Nita (hailing from Indonesia) & Rehan (an Indian Londoner) had a brilliant multi-cultural affair at the gorgeous Wave Hill, located in the Bronx, NY. The setting was fantastic and the weather turned out to be perfect. They were married in the picturesque gardens at sunset and the raucous reception followed in the grand Armor Hall.

We so impressed with the attention to all the fun design accents. Nita is a designer herself, so she spent a lot of time crafting the cute programs, menus, fans, table numbers, place settings... just about everything you could think of! There was so much love put into every little detail. We adored everything about this wedding... especially their fun guests' creativity for their message booth!

For a glimpse into this fantastic wedding, check out the gorgeous couple and their wedding highlights here:

To see the full-length film (20 minutes), click here.

Photo credit: Robert Sukrachand
Song: "Via Con Me" by Paulo Conte

Monday, 9 August 2010

Weekly Wedding Round-up: Polka Dot Dress & "The Notebook" Engagement

It's that time again... Our favorite wedding details this week!
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