Monthly Archives: January 2012

We are very fortunate to be learning with 200 of the best wedding and event filmmakers in the world this week at the InFocus Video Event Conference. It is a place where we share our expertise and techniques while learning the same from our most respected peers. In 2011, our feature films have evolved into a product we are super proud of and they are a direct representation of this type of education. Here is to an even better 2012 at JPod Productions.
Should I get a wedding video? It is an a question that is often answered the wrong way? And when the wedding is over, it’s too late. A recent survey conducted by onewed found that not getting a wedding video (or wedding film as I like to call it) is the number one regret of newlyweds after the wedding. See the article here.

Wedding films have come so far in just the last 3-5 years ago. The ability of wedding filmmakers to tell couples’ stories using an unobtrusive style and a high quality picture is elevating wedding films higher and higher on brides and grooms’ wedding budget lists. The amount of quality filmmakers in the wedding industry is growing each year in every market. If a couple does their research and invests properly into a videographer or filmmaker, then they will receive a quality product that will be treasured for years and years to come. If you stumbled on this post from another area and want a local vendor, reach out to me and I will point you in the right direction. Those who invest in this industry, stick together.

Before I even started JPod Productions, I chose to have my wedding videotaped. Other than the obvious reasons of being able to relive a day which flew by like a blur, there are two more reasons why I am so thankful I made the choice to have my wedding documented. First, my children absolutely love to watch it. It is exciting, and extremely healthy for them to see that their mother and father at a younger age at such a happy occasion. Secondly, my mother passed away 16 months after the wedding. My Mom was 54 when I got married and her health appeared to be just fine on the day I said “I do”. Our Mother-Son dance was one of the most special moments for me with my Mom. I will always have it to cherish. I never would have guessed that it would be the way my children remember their Gram that they never met…

I used to wait until I worked with a vendor a few times before recommending them as a vendor of the month, but after working with Daria and Andy Bishop, it was clear that they needed to be highlighted sooner rather than later. Therefore, after spending one Sunday in August with Daria Bishop Photography, they get the nod as being not only one of the top photographers in New England, but January’s Vendor of the Month.

Why do they get the nod? The motto of their Vermont-based website says it all  – “Fresh, Fun & Distinctive Wedding Photography”. The husband and wife team of Daria and Andy Bishop bring a fresh, easy-going personality to the wedding day and their couples reflect that personality. I think that was one of the main reasons we worked so well together – we attract similar couples.

On a hectic day (Hurricane Irene), they remained calm, flexible and creative. It was fun to share ideas which only enhanced both the pictures and the film. The fluidness of our day made it fell like we worked with Daria and Andy on a regular basis. On the technical side, Daria and Andy’s eye for details is impeccable, while their use of natural light is something that I truly appreciate. As we travel around New England in the coming years, I hope we have more weddings in Northern Vermont, or anywhere with Daria Bishop Photography. To see the photo slide show of the wedding at Stowe Mountain Lodge in Stowe, Vermont click here.