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Logan + Clark

Today is the perfect day to share a Highlight Film. It’s cold and rainy out, but I’m warm and cozy inside with coffee and excitement. I just finished Logan & Clark’s Film and it’s one of my absolute favorites. Not because of anything specific to their wedding video or the cinematography, but because of them. I’m lucky to have grown to know them, due in large part to the process of creating their Engagement Film (if you haven’t seen it you seriously need to click here). It’s a new friendship, but one that has allowed me a deeper appreciation for being present at their wedding, for seeing the supportive community of family and friends celebrate their unity, and for having a glimpse into their adventure ahead. 

Logan & Clark prepare in their Lexington home. Same-Sex wedding film.

Logan & Clark prepared and dressed for their wedding in their beautiful home in Lexington. Darcy, their Westie, told me it was going to be a wild party that night and that I should help keep her owners in-check (she makes a cameo at 0:22). I made her no promises. Prior to the ceremony, Gratz Park provided the backdrop for pictures of the family and wedding party. The colors of the changing Fall leaves had me captivated and I used the resulting footage to start their film. It was also the spot that we snuck back to after the ceremony for some golden-hour sunset footage.

Gratz Park in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky Wedding Video
Sunset same-sex wedding video in Lexington, Kentucky.

Both the ceremony and reception took place downtown at ArtsPlace, a nice & easy 100 yard walk from the park. The food (Selma’s Catering & Events; Martine’s Pastries) was fantastic and the band (Music City Rhythm Revue) knew exactly what they were doing: They covered Prince’s 1999 perfectly... to the point of having my non-existent booty shaking (though embarrassingly bad, compared to the dance skills of their guests).

Music City Revue wedding band out of Nashville, Tennessee.

I want to wish Logan & Clark the absolute best as they continue on their path as husbands. Thank you so much for trusting me to create your films. I can't wait to see what you accomplish together!

~Carl

Shout-out to Amy Campbell Photography and Resa Browning who coordinated. You both were awesome to work with!

Tags: Same sex wedding, gay wedding, same-sex kentucky wedding

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Ben + Alex

I’m sitting here in a coffee shop attempting to write about Ben & Alex, and I just don’t know where to start. It's not due to having a lack of things to say, but perhaps due to having too many. I met them serendipitously in Starbucks one day, told them I was a wedding filmmaker, and gave them my card. They left saying they would give my website a look, and to my surprise, it wasn’t twenty minutes later that they returned, informed me they watched my films from the car, and hired me. My Americano tasted especially good that day.

Flash forward to the wedding. Their venue, Warrenwood manor in Danville, Kentucky, is absolutely picturesque. Imagine a historic home and barn surrounded by green pastures and rolling hills. The pics below are just a glimpse, so watch their film to see what I mean.

Same-sex Kentucky Wedding Film
Warrenwood Manor Kentucky Wedding Film

Their personalities were infused in everything. Alex's cuff links read "Ravenclaw." Their processional song? John Williams’ Jurrasic Park theme song. The recessional? “Everything is Awesome” from The Lego Movie. Dinner? Chicken & waffles, muffins, bacon-wrapped hotdogs, and an assortment of other bite-sized finger foods (made delicious by Cue on Main). It was one of the most beautifully unique weddings I’ve ever been to, and I wouldn’t have expected anything less knowing how Alex proposed to Ben. I think a big shout-out is in order to OkCupid for bringing these two together.

Same-sex first look Kentucky wedding video
same-sex wedding videography

I am also incredibly proud to have been a part of another same-sex wedding. As my first wedding in a state that has received a lot of negative publicity on the matter, I would be remiss not to openly celebrate it. It’s been wonderful to see Ben & Alex and so many others openly acknowledge and affirm their love for one another. As a wedding vendor I get to see the march toward marriage equality on the ground level, and yet despite recent milestones there is still a long way to go: I see couples struggle to find vendors who aren’t ambiguously “unavailable”; I see vendor timelines with zero effort put into making them appropriate for a gay or same-sex wedding (e.g. still showing a “Bride and Groom Entrance”); I see vendors omit pictures and any evidence that they worked a LGBT wedding from their social media pages. Couples shouldn’t fear rejection when they inquire with me or with anyone else and they shouldn’t feel as if they’re treated differently. I hope this can one day become a reality.

To Ben & Alex: I’m confident the future has a lot of wonderful things in store for you both – traveling abroad, discovering new TV shows & board games, and perhaps a couple new Harry Potter books (eeek!). I wish you the most amazing adventures in your new life together as a married couple!

~ Carl

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New Promo Film!

Wahoo! Check out my new promo film explaining what it is I do as a wedding filmmaker. This is much better than having to read about it, huh. 

~Carl

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