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Bobby + Claire

It was a great year here at Modern 8 Films. 30 weddings, 30 first kisses, 30 nervous grooms, 30 beautiful brides… We started in Santa Barbara and made our way to San Francisco, Yosemite, Mexico, Georgia, up and down California and ended our travels with Bobby & Claire in Alabama. We could not have finished the year on a better note (or couple:) Birmingham surprised us with it’s beauty, culture, and warm hearted people. It was a captivating city to film and we enjoyed every minute of it, despite the rain! We thank Bobby, Claire, and the many other wonderful couples that inspired us to new heights, made us laugh, made us cry, but most importantly, left us with 30 inspiring stories to tell. Bobby & Claire, this one is for you.

Behind The Scenes: The wall of ribbons at this wedding was one of our favorite ceremony details of the year. Handmade by the bride and her mom, not only was it beautiful in person but it also looked amazing as a backdrop on camera. Another favorite at this wedding was the little lapel heart stickers passed out to each guest as they entered the room. Such a sweet personal touch that brought everyone together.


From the Bride & Groom:“Thank you so much!! We love the film!! So perfect. Every shot was great and we could not have imagined a better finished product. You captured all the details we knew were there plus ones we didn’t even know about. For some reason, the shots of guests coming in and putting on those stickers is one of my favorites. Just something about their happiness to be a part of it. Those kinds of shots are why we wanted you guys so much. And thanks for making bham look great! You guys are incredible!” – Claire & Bobby

June + Daniel

“To be loved by June…” is a montage of super 8 film and HD video. Throw in a couple of zebras and a sleepy white tiger and you have a pretty awesome wedding day that no guest would soon forget. Filmed at Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County, this wedding venue completely transfers you to another world. We absolutely love it! And don’t worry, the lions are a safe distance from the ceremony site.

Behind The Scenes: Filming tigers is not as easy as it looks… For one: It’s a tiger, and we don’t care what you say it’s STILL intimidating behind a fence. Two: It took about 30mins of boring tiger footage before he decided to yawn really big for us. Totally worth it. Zebras are much easier.


From the Bride & Groom: “THANK YOU. We absolutely love it — I am shaking of excitement.  We have watched it three times already, completely speechless, the biggest smiles on our faces, and forwarded it to everyone we know.  You are incredibly, amazingly, talented and we are beyond thankful for the hours and hours of hard work you put into this. I can’t believe how beautiful and perfect it is and the comments are flowing in by the minute. We love, love, love the music choice and the HD/Super 8 combination and just everything about it. We can’t wait to see the rest and really cannot thank you enough! You have allowed us to remember and relive our day in a way no one else could and we are thrilled.” – June & Daniel

Alex + Becky

A Georgia wedding on Super 8 Film: As Hurricane Sandy made her way up the Atlantic on October 27th, the Soja & Vonsiatsky familes were busy preparing for Alex & Becky’s big day. Anxious guests kept a close eye on the weather channel that weekend, but nothing could dampen the happiness of this little group:) Not the wind, rain, flood warnings, or the last minute party changes from outdoors to in. The day proved to be filled with so much warmth and love that not even a hurricane could steal the show. This was a weekend we will treasure for a long time. We met the Soja & Vonsiatsky families as strangers on Friday afternoon, and left on Sunday feeling like part of the family.

Behind The Scenes: As it would turn out, Hurricane Sandy swung out to sea and passed Georgia by on the east. The opening scene is a shot of the outside edges of the storm as it passed us by.


From the Bride & Groom: “Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa we are LOVING it! Wooooooaaaaaaah! We listened to my mom and dad watch it over the phone, they were hysterically crying. This is so beautiful, you guys are amazing. Def so so so glad we were united with you guys. We don’t have anything thoughtful to say but holy moly this is so beautiful – thank you! We will watch all night and forever!” – Xoxoxo Becky & Alex

From the Mother of the Bride: “BRAVO! I just saw the video and I’m just blown away! You did an incredible job…. Pure magic! The emotion that your videos bring to one’s heart leaves me speechless! I can’t thank you enough for peering through your lens and capturing all the love and joy our families felt on that day. I can’t stop watching it! Thank you again.” – Vikki

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