I’ve really gravitated towards couple’s stories as something “I do.” Get it! I do? Okay, bad joke. Anyway, I really love doing these and we spend a lot of time getting these short films just right.
Shane and Trista’s couple’s story was no exception. We shot up at Log Haven on a breezy, late afternoon, when the leaves and the colors were changing. It was amazing really. We had the whole lake area to ourselves (with permission of course) and we spent a good solid 2 hours of filming. I tend to have general questions in mind that give me direction on additional follow-up questions for the couple. Considering that Trista has children, it was really important that we make them part of the larger story. I’m a big believer in the family unit (and whatever that means to you), so I wanted the kids to be a part of the story. I also work for some sort of thematic element to play through the interviews, thus the “I Promise” element as bookends.
When you book these with me, be ready to have ideas of your own. Bring props, have a concept in mind, maybe even a change of clothing. And plan for an afternoon. These take time, but the pay off is priceless.