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Ben + Ashley

In October we drove up north to Santa Lucia Preserve for Ben & Ashley’s wedding. There were so many things to love about this event; the raw northern california beauty, a redwood grove turned ceremony site, a barn glowing with pink light under the starry night sky, but one of our favorite moments was when Ben’s good friend Oliver read a quote from “The Little Prince” during the ceremony. We decided to kick their super 8 film off with this excerpt.

A Boy Catching Frogs In The Woods

There were so many things we fell in love with at Zach and Lindsay’s wooded wedding weekend at Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite. First, you can’t beat the location: cozy cabins in the middle of the forest and (in case that isn’t beautiful enough) throw in the most picturesque meadow EVER. Then there were the super cool and super unique groomsmen’s boutineers which were a variety of dinosaurs, bears, and other fun green creatures, only to be upstaged by Lindsay’s dress… elegant, timeless, and perfect. Golden deer cake toppers, amazing personalized stationary, the list goes on and on! But perhaps our most favorite moment of the day was Zach, standing at the end of the isle, waiting for his soon-to-be wife. At first we were slightly concerned that he would not look up as Lindsay started across the meadow. She came closer and closer and he continued to avert his eyes. Then suddenly, as she reached the back of the isle, …it happened. We hope this film captures the magic of that moment and the story of their day.

Behind the Scenes: In order to film a time lapse of the sunset and stars over Half Dome and Yosemite Valley we hiked to the top of nearby Sentinel Dome (during the day). It was an amazing vantage point and after the stars came out it was time to head back down the trail. But a small problem filming in Yosemite at night: the pitch black forest and “every tree is a bear” syndrome. Although we may not recommend this adventure to every filmmaker the outcome was certainly worth the peril and thankfully we made it back in one piece.


From the bride: “We just watched the video and are absolutely in love!  I am completely blown away! Thank you so so so much!  It was 20 gazillion times better than I ever expected and I can’t wait to share it with everyone!  I can’t believe all the gorgeous sun-soaked shots you got and the video just affirms my decision to get married in Yosemite!  We were definitely the luckiest couple ever to have you both, Ben and DJ Quantum as our dream team!  Thank you again times 50 gazillion!" -Lindsey + Zach

Featured on Carly Rae Wedding: A big thanks to Carley Rae Weddings for giving us a shout out today on their blog! “Today’s Vendor Love goes out to a pair of cinematographers that provide their clients with breathtakingly timeless footage! Modern 8 Films creates wedding videos that embody the raw essence of your wedding day while seamlessly pairing it with the perfect song…” Read More

Freddy + Jill

Cabo Azul Mexico: When these two snowbirds got engaged they knew they wanted to swap out the cold of the northeast for the warm Latin sunshine. They decided to return to Cabo Azul, San Jose Del Cabo. A place that already held so many memories would be the setting for their wedding day. We absolutely love destination weddings. They bring together family and friends from all sides of the globe to converge on one weekend to celebrate love and life. And these people like to celebrate! We arrived for this Cabo Azul wedding on Thursday and it was a party from the get go, despite a tropical depression that rained for 4 days straight. We first met up with photographer Spencer Combs (can we put him in our camera bag and bring him to every wedding?) Amazing talent, electric personality… enough said (just hire him!!) Then off to find Freddy & Jill! They were of course by the pool, in the rain, enjoying margaritas and fish tacos with their friends. From the moment we met them we fell in love with them and their whole family! Their love for life and excitement over being at Cabo Azul was contagious. The next 3 days was a whirlwind of activity and nothing could dampen their happiness. Not the rain, sun, humidity (Cabo in August anyone?) or heat… Not only were we honored to film this group as they celebrated Jill & Freddy’s wedding in Cabo, we also brought home many warm memories that will stay with us and continue to inspire us in our journey.


Review: “OMG – WE LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!!!!! This is sooo incredible – Our family and friends just adored it – they haven’t seen anything like it:) It was so fun, fresh and genuine – we can’t express how much we love it! Having you guys be a part of it was one of the best decisions we made. We can’t thank you enough for helping us relive that day in such a beautiful way. It’s parts like seeing my dad dance right after our ceremony that brings a smile to our faces. And great song choice! WE LOOOOOVE IT! Thank you guys – this is just amazing!! Brought tears to our eyes!”-Jill & Freddy

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