Monday, January 26, 2009

Dream a Little Dream.

OK last call at the pity party! Last call!

The last few days have been hard. I'll admit right up front that I am not always the most...sane of people. Add some winter dreariness and I'm basically an elastic band ball of emotional turmoil. Admitting too much? Probably! Ashamed? Not really!

On with the show! Even if I don't know what exactly the acts of the show are!!! Gooooo team!

Like everyone else in the wedding blog world I too am smitten with the folks over Still Motion. It's funny because they are basically my neck of the wood's and until I read about them on an American based blog I had never heard of them! If they had a TV channel that showed just their cinematography I would happily curl up every night and tune in! I would do any thing they directed me to do! Hand stands? No problem! Jump off a cliff! You got it! Because I know the end result would be so worth it.

Alas their starting package price is basically our whole budget!(maybe even more!)

I'm a bit sad because as an artistic person one of the things I hold incredibly close to my heart is the images that will become memories. Photography and cinematography are also important to me because I have a really fickle memory. I can recall memories from my youth with incredible detail, what I said to someone minutes ago? Almost 98% of the time completely gone. I joke that my brain is like Swiss cheese, some moments are supported, others slip through the holes.

I hope that beautiful images that help me recall the details of our first day as husband and wife are not beyond the minuscule budget. I'm not even going to budget for cinematography I know that anything I would really fall in love with is far, far beyond my budget. So I'm left trying to find a photographer who captures those moments, the ones that I'll forget moments after, the ones that I'll be able to remember for the rest of my life.

Even if my original plan has been chopped down swiftly and yes, incredibly painfully, I still am determined to have a day of magic all of my own.


Katie said...

i'm in the same boat. I just keep dreaming...

Jenn said...

I'm getting cabin fever too with all of this ugly weather.

I adore Still Motion! Their work is unlike any other videographer I've seen. Too bad I'd have to sell my firstborn to get them down to Texas. :)

I fell in love with the work of a videographer I couldn't afford, and made some sacrifices (i.e. selling my dress after the wedding) so I could use him. I think it's worth it for me, and finding a great photographer will be worth it for you. Good luck!

Hannah Noel said...

I totally understand. It's so hard to find a good photographer that fits into your budget. Just keep researching and checking everyone out.

Also-- contact the photographers and ask if they are willing to do a custom package for you. I did that and ended up cutting a big chunk off of the price. I'm also entrusting a few good friends with a couple of cameras to carry with them through the day to capture some candid moments.

Brenn said...

I've tagged you!! Details are on my blog if you're interested.

Bridechka said...

Im sorry! Keep your head up honey!