Monthly Archives: March 2013


It’s week two for our bridal fitness tips with Active Lifestyle Fitness owner Ashley Brodeur. As Boston wedding videographers, we teamed with Ashley to provide weekly video fitness tips to help our brides and others get in the best shape possible for their wedding day.

This week Ashley addresses the number one request that brides have for physical trainers when they want to get in shape for their wedding day – getting rid of under arm fat! As with many improvements that you want to make to your body, it will take working on multiple areas to improve the one your targeting. Under arm fat is no exception. So our week two tip – Get rid of under arm fat!

Spring is here and that means crunch time for brides as they try and get in the best physical shape possible on their wedding day. Therefore, as Boston Wedding Videographers, we thought we would team up with a local fitness trainer to provide a series of video fitness tips to help our brides and others get ready for their big day.

Our trainer is Ashley Brodeur who is the owner of Active Lifestyle Fitness, LLC. I love Ashley’s approach to fitness as she focuses on Boot Camp and TRX-style classes that truly tone muscles and burn massive calories simultaneously. Add that combination to the right diet of healthy foods and correct eating habits, and brides will have the opportunity to look their best on their wedding day.

JPod Productions and Active Lifestyle Fitness have teamed up for six video fitness tips to be released each Wednesday over the next six weeks. They will be sprinkled between our Boston wedding videos and other blog articles. Up first, Ashley addresses the amount of time that is needed to make noticeable improvements to a bride’s physical appearance. You can’t wait until the last minute!


We met Allyson and Jacob through a bridesmaid who was in Lauren and Jay’s Boston Wedding Video, which you can also see on our blog just below. Allyson is the daughter of former Washington Redskin’s Linebacker Pete Cronan, who has been the color commentator for Boston College Football since 1988. The wedding day was one that saw the rain come and go, but a break in the clouds allowed us to get outside for a short photo session before the skies opened up again. Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Shields were married at St. Jude Catholic Parish in Watertown, Massachusetts with a tented reception right up the road at Gore Place.

One of the reason’s I chose to post this wedding clip was because of the personal touches that Allyson put into three separate gifts for two aunts and her Mom. The three gifts are the backbone of the first part of the wedding film and they really set the tone for the wedding day. The personal touches are what makes the personality of this film different from many of the other ones we have edited in recent months. The film also opens up with a part of the speech given by the Father-of-the-Bride, Pete Cronan. I am a strong proponent of a welcome speech from the father-of the-bride, as the fathers always seem to speak from the heart and this day was no different. Other great vendors we worked with were the awesome Boston band Men in Black, Alicia Schneider Photography, and one of my favorite Boston caterers, the Catered Affair. Enjoy the first few minutes of this Boston wedding video…




We were honored to have multiple opportunities to share our wedding expertise to different audiences in the month of February. First, I traveled to Western New England University to speak in former 22News Anchor Brenda Garton’s Advanced Broadcasting Class. The television broadcasting program at WNEU has been the training ground for two of our shooters and editors – Chris Morgan and Mia Major. It was fun to talk about my ten years in television and how I transferred the skills I learned at WWLP and WFSB into the Boston Wedding Video company, JPod Productions. Many of the storytelling lessons I learned in a decade of television shooting and reporting have translated well to the wedding industry and the students were intrigued to here the similarities.

Later in the month, I was approached by Rule Boston Camera to give a 2-hour presentation called a “Crash Course in Wedding Videography / Cinematography”. The presentation was part of Rule Boston’s weekly educational series called the Learning Lab. In this wedding videography presentation, I joined New England Professional Videographers Association (NPVA) President Bob Accettullo to speak about the fundamentals of shooting a wedding. A healthy crowd of wedding videographers and cinematographers, documentary filmmakers and professional photographers came to here many of the tricks that we use to get through a fast-paced wedding day. Many of the audience participants were curious how we shoot in numerous locations with different lighting situations, what cameras we use, how we collect our sound, how we stay unobtrusive throughout the day, and how we approach the editing process, as we turn our raw footage into Boston wedding videos. Rule Boston Camera tapes their Learning Labs, so for anyone who has an interest in what we do, CLICK HERE.Boston Wedding Videographer Jamie Podworski

JPod Productions was honored to be one of five video production companies who won multiple awards at the annual VISTA awards of New England on February 25, 2013 in Dedham, MA. Even though we consider ourselves a Boston Wedding video company, JPod Production’s top award came in the “Other” category for our short film “Meet Hannah”, as it received the coveted Gold Award. This film captures an emotional journey that a family enjoys while welcoming a new baby girl into their lives. It is a feature piece on the family films section of our website and the short film can be seen HERE.

Boston Wedding Video Award WinnersBoston Award Winning Video Panel


JPod Productions also took home a bronze award for the second straight year in the “Full Wedding” category, which is the category that showcases our feature films. The Boston wedding video “Lauren + Jay” was one of our favorite films of all-time as the couples personality was a fun one to tell. The ceremony took place in Littleton, MA with the reception at the Barn at Gibbett Hill in Groton, Massachusetts. In addition to personally written vows, the couple took their “golden eggs” with them throughout the wedding day. The end of the ceremony and post-ceremony section of the feature film are featured in the video clip below.

The VISTA awards are a New England-based competition run by the New England Professional Videographer’s Association (NPVA). The NPVA is an organization of not only Boston wedding videographers and corporate producers, but companies across New England who meet once a month to learn from regional and national speakers who specialize in the film making industry. Awards in the VISTA competition are presented in four categories including “Full Wedding”, “Wedding Highlight”, “Corporate”, and “Other”. The “Full Wedding” category is comprised of longer videos that creatively document a couple’s complete wedding day. The “Other” category is designed for videos that do not fit into the other three categories of the competition.