Ashley & Brian | Wedding Day Highlights

These guys were absolutely incredible! I think Ashley is my spirit animal with her love of all things music! She and Brian are perfect for each other! The opening scenes, they created them all on their own. I didn’t have to tell them to do anything, they just played around and loved on each other, and danced on Broad Street and it was amazing!  Check out their highlight video from their beautiful wedding at The Renaissance in downtown Richmond!

Big Things for Pretty In Ink!

I am terrible about blogging! I really, really am! I thought I would make a good run of it when I switched my website over and lo and behold, that did not happen 😦

But here’s some fun things that have been happening around here! I am in full wedding season swing! I am definitely not as busy as I have been in years past, but I am working on other non-wedding projects so you’ll be seeing more of those around either on Facebook or Instagram (which I’m also terrible about updating!).

The BIGGEST THING is Pretty In Ink has moved! That’s right, my at-home studio is now a full-fledged, not at-home studio! I’m now down at The Shoppes at The Renaissance at 101 W. Broad Street! I am super excited to be downtown and with a bunch of like-minded wedding vendors! I have really loved everyone there and I love being able to meet clients in a new beautiful space. I am sharing the space with the most talented Amber from Amber Kay Photography. She is a fabulous senior photographer and her weddings are gorgeous!

So for office hours, they’re kind of hit or miss. If you want to meet, let me know and I’ll schedule a time we can meet down there. I haven’t quite gotten in the groove yet of going down there on a regular basis. With that being said, I will be requiring face to face meetings with all new clients. It is a great way to get to know each other and for me to share my work in person with you. Continue to send emails and lets schedule appointments.

Also, I recently did a styled shoot with a bunch of AMAZING vendors! Check it out! Once I get a little bit of down time, I will upload a bunch of other things I’ve been working on!

Why Video?

For many of you, this is your first visit to Pretty In Ink. So I welcome you! I wanted to share with you a little bit about why I chose video. Video moves, video has sound, video shows emotion. Don’t get my wrong, I have photographs that I cherish, but I love to hear the sounds that videos produce.

When I went back to college as an adult, I wasn’t sure what it was that I wanted to be when I grew up. I gravitated toward journalism but what I loved the most was producing my own news packages. I loved filming and I loved editing. It wasn’t until I left school that I realized news wasn’t for me, but the love for the video and the love for editing and being creative took over! So here I am, several years later, in love with making movies about love!

Now, don’t get me wrong, as much as I love shooting weddings, I also love shooting live music (and I do that A LOT!), I also shoot corporate events and commercials. So yes, my feeds are full of weddings, but occasionally you’ll see random bands or random meetings. Because I love video and I love filming!

If you have any questions about my services, please do not hesitate to contact me! I can create custom packages for any event, no matter how small or how large!

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Pretty In Ink at Richmond Wedding Experience!

UPDATE: Due to the crazy winter storm, the Richmond Wedding Experience has been moved to January 29th! Same time, same place! See you there!!

 

Hey guys! Come see me at The Richmond Wedding Experience on January 8th at the Richmond Convention Center! I’ll have some fun goodies as well as some awesome specials for the day! Plus you can enter to win some amazing gifts from Pretty In Ink to you!!

Visit Pretty In Ink on Facebook, linked below, for your chance to WIN FREE TICKETS TO THE SHOW!!

 

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Welcome to Pretty In Ink Productions

Welcome to Pretty In Ink Productions. The 2016 wedding season is almost over! I’m steadily booking for 2017 so don’t forget to contact me soon!

In 2016, I started to add to my craft. I did more live music videos, more commercials and more promo videos than in past years. Pretty In Ink is expanding to offer ALL video services, from simple edits to elaborate and creative projects. Reach out to me today to discuss any and all video needs.

In the next few weeks and months, I’ll be adding ALL videos that I have EVER done to my website. I have hundreds to go. Some were posted directly to a clients YouTube or website and I never posted it to mine. So I have a lot of work cut out for me.

If you have a video request and don’t see a sample on my website, email me (prettyininkproductions@gmail.com) and chances are I have done something similar in the past and have samples. Please don’t be afraid to ask your questions or ask for a price quote!

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

-Steffanie

So I’m Married Now!

Hey guys!! As many of you know, I recently got married. It’s been about 3 1/2 weeks and life is good 🙂 I’m still working on my wedding video so that I can share it with all of you so that is coming soon! But because it’s my own, it’s been put on the back burner for paying customers and clients 😦 I’m not happy about that either haha! BUT I don’t like missing deadlines and I love making my clients happy!

I do want to share with you all something that is very important to me. Because I’m a wedding videographer, I never doubted for a minute that I would have my wedding filmed. BUT, never did I realize the value of the video from the brides point of view. Our wedding was at 5:30pm and by 10pm it was over and we were on to the after party. It was a whirlwind day that looking back, I barely remember. I was so excited (and stressed and nervous) that it just went by so freaking fast! My husband wrote his own vows, but being the type of man he is, never wrote them down. Without video, I wouldn’t be able to re-live the moments that flew by, I wouldn’t be able to see my son and my husband hanging out all day while I was getting ready, I wouldn’t have the vows…they would have been lost forever. I wouldn’t have those special moments between my father and I during our dance together. I wouldn’t have been able to see the absolute joy in my face as I looked at my future husband for the first time on the beach.

I’ve always realized the value in video, hence why I do it. But never the value in what I missed during the day that I now have forever. I can watch those moments over and over and spend time in the moment instead of vaguely remembering the songs that were played or the jokes and laughter throughout the day. I have film of my kids and I dancing the night away, of my dad requesting his favorite songs and of my friends and I screaming (singing?!) to Journey as loud as we could. These are moments I’ll cherish forever and I can do that because I have the video.

So yes video is important. Not just because it’s what I do and I enjoy making a living doing it. But because I’ll always appreciate and love re-watching the moments. Even years from now when older relatives are gone and my children are grown, I have this moment in time forever. So when you look at wedding video as an option, don’t. Look at it as a moment in time caught forever. Don’t look at the cost and think, wow that’s a lot of money, is it worth it. Because yes, yes it is. I would have paid every last dime for a video had I not had my assistant shoot it. And it would have been worth every last dime.