I asked my good friend Russell Brownley if he we do me the honor of putting together a short video of Sam and I for our wedding day. Instead of the traditional slideshow you often see at receptions, I wanted to create something a little different…. more of a video montage of past and present…. combining archival footage with Super 8 film. I scrounged up some old home videos from Sam’s parents as well as my own, footage they had shot of us when we were kids, and converted them all onto DVD’s. I spent far too many nights sitting on the couch with my family crying with laughter over these videos. Ohhhh the memories! I spent hours sifting through old photo boxes picking out my favorites from each “stage” of childhood. And then i went through my own albums and pulled pictures from when Sam and I first started dating up until now.
I have always loved the old Super 8 style film, and lucky for me, Russell had just the right stuff to make it happen. He took us out a few evenings after work and shot us at the beach and riding bikes around our neighborhood. I handed off all the old DVD’s and pictures I had gathered to Russell, and he ran with it from there. When I saw the video he had made for us for the first time, I nearly started crying. It is exactly what I was hoping for.