Olivia and Austin Highlight Video

We are so excited to be able to share the highlight video from Olivia and Austin's big day!!!

We strongly believe that there is a great merit in both photography and videography and that's why we offer both! Since we work together, we work as a team.

When you have both photography and videography at your wedding and you hire two different companies that each bring 2 people you end up with a rather large posse following you around and that can just be overwhelming! We work together to get the best photos and video for you without overwhelming you and your guests.  We work as a team to capture the best photos and video for you.

AND.... Now take a look at this gorgeous couple on their wedding day!

Presenting the new Mr. and Mrs. Walton:

Bridal Date Night Photos

Hey there!

I had a great time at Bridal Date Night put on by ISU catering at Reiman Gardens last night! I got to meet all sorts of wonderful couples and chat about wedding plans.... AND I got to take some fabulous photos of the event! Thank you to everyone who came out and chatted with me! I hope to hear from you again soon, but in the meantime, here are some photos to tide you over!

Bridal Date Night

I'm getting ready to head out for Bridal Date Night hosted by ISU Catering! I'm super excited about this opportunity because I'll get to mingle in a relaxed setting with couples in love! I'll be showcasing videography and photography during the evening, as well as taking photos of the lovely couples at the event! So register with ISU Catering and join me there!

If you are already headed to Bridal Date Night to enjoy dinner and drinks with your loved one, I'll see you there! And if you are looking for the photos from the evening, don't worry - there will be another blog post coming soon!

Love Always,

Laurel & Paul

Janelle and Josh | An Iowa State University Engagement

It was a blustery and chilly winter day in January, but Josh and Janelle were willing to brave the cold if I was. The weather was overcast and windy, but I'd say we made it work!

We did stop for coffee and tea at the Hub on the Iowa State University campus to warm up just a little before spending more time in the cold!

And of course it started SNOWING hard while we were out. This is one of the bonuses of a winter engagement session in Iowa, or rather anywhere in the midwest. SNOW!

Love Always,

Laurel & Paul

Videography vs Cinematography : Is there a difference?

This is a common question.

Are we videographers or are we cinematographers??


History Matters

Well, that's both an easy question and a not so easy question. With the technical and historic meaning for each word, we are neither, but with the modern usage, we are both.

A videographer was historically someone who worked with video and not film. Let's add some more confusion! Film can refer to both still photos taken on film (as opposed to digital) and to video taken on film and not digitally, so video was the digital format. And that means, because we use digital we are videographers. Videographers historically worked on small crews and actually operated the camera.

A Cinematographer historically was part of a very large crew and actually doesn't operate the camera. A cinematographer is akin to a director of photography for a motion picture. They are in charge of the artistic direction rather than the camera. They would have camera operators working beneath them.


But Cinematographer sounds so much better!

We know, we know! Videography got a bad rap when wedding videos were first becoming popular because the first digital cameras available on a more consumer level just weren't as good. (Think old family videos here.) Cinematography on the other hand makes people think of movies they see in the theater, which have much higher production values than a home video.


We don't mind - call us what you want!

Spell-check doesn't even think that videographer is a word!

We actually think that maybe a new word is in order, since neither of the old words really suits what we do. And what is that, you ask?

We create a beautiful motion picture of your wedding day that showcases the emotion and magic of a wedding day.

We know that the day goes by in a blur (we've been there!) and be believe that having both still photos and video are the best way to preserve those memories.

We work together as a team to get you the best coverage we can. Since we're married, we work together well, and don't need to spend time deliberating about the best way to work together like is often the case when working with someone unfamiliar.


Have any questions?

Just let us know if you're still confused on the difference between videography (videographer) and cinematography (cinematographer).


Love always,

Laurel & Paul





Welcome to our new website! We've just launched it and are excited for everyone to check it out!

Things we're most excited about:

1. The ability to add videos to the site now!!!! This has been a long time coming and we can't wait to see what the response is like.

2. An easier and more attractive inquiry form

3. All sorts of back-end management things that make managing the site easier for us - which in turn makes it better for you.


Thanks for checking it out, and if you have any feedback for us, leave it in the comments.


Love always,

Laurel & Paul