Engagement Story Contest!

Do you have a GREAT engagement story? Have you talked about having a videographer for your wedding but it doesn’t fit in the budget? Well hang on..we got a new contest I think you’ll be interested in.

Submit your engagement story for our Exclusive 2011 Engagement Story Contest and WIN a FREE ‘Love Story’ Interview and receive 10% off our wedding videography package. That’s a $700 value!

We’ve done a lot of Love Story interviews with couples and have heard some great stories from hot air balloon rides, and romantic vacations to online blind dates and Christmas proposals. You think your story has what it takes to be the winner? If so, then start writing and email them to us for consideration at info@focusonyouvideo.com. Deadline has been extended to May 14, 2011.

Each year we try to Pay-It-Forward with a fun giveaway/contest for Brides-to-be. Can’t wait to hear all your stories!

Only one winning couple will be selected. Winner must have a Saturday or Sunday 2011 wedding date in Northeast Ohio that Focus On You has available. Winner must book our wedding videography package to receive the free ‘Love Story’ interview and 10% discount. Discount does not include any optional add-ons, HD enhancements or travel fees. Deadline for submissions is May 14, 2011.

Here’s a quick video Bob shot tonight of the “Super Moon.” The moon is in perigee tonight and won’t appear this large again for another 18 years.
Shot with a Canon 60D in crop mode to get this magnification with an old Vivitar 70-210mm lens.

For more information, check out NASA’s page

Emily and Nick got married at St. Gabriel’s and asked us to capture their ceremony. The beautiful church, lighting and lovely couple made for some great shots.

Best wishes to Emily and Nick! :-)

Hi Bob & Krista!
We got our DVD’s today and we LOVE them! You did such a great job- thank you for all of your work! We especially loved the highlight portion- you captured some great moments!

Last April we attended a great conference called NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) in Vegas and it was a blast! It’s a conference focused around equipment and technology needed for video, television and broadcasting. We really got to do a lot of research to help figure out what new gear we wanted to get for our business. We got to touch, hold and try out a lot of things which was invaluable research. Since HD DSLR cameras are the future of video, we wanted to stay ahead of the curve to find out what cameras, rigs, tripods and extras would be the best fit for us and our business.

After the conference invested in a slider, the GoPro and a DSLR rig from Express35 (see photos below of similar rigs that we are trying out).

Thought it would be fun to share some of the research and gear that goes into videography!

Zacuto makes great light weight rigs.

Bob played All-In Charity poker game for filmmakers.

Bob met some great filmmakers.

a cool harnass gib

so many different combinations of rigs.

Bob and Jem Schofield of www.thec47.com

Canon was rocking it!

Trying out some camera rigs for comfort

A mega sized slider!

We use our GoPro on vehicles, but can be used viturally anywhere!

Kavitha & Craig had a sunny summer day for their traditional Indian wedding at LaCentre in Westlake. The ceremony was beautifully decorated, colorful, and full of her families traditions. For fun, creative photos we headed to a nearby Park with Love photography and got some nice, natural summery outdoor shots. Then we all headed back to LaCentre for the reception which had wonderful traditional Indian dishes, dancing and the groom serenaded his new bride! :-)

Best wishes to Kavitha & Craig!

The video featured is the reception/dancing portion of their highlight, enjoy!

Enjoy Amanda & Shawn’s Love Story and Wedding Highlight!

Angela and Robb, getting ready for their wedding day. Tradition meant that Robb had to ‘earn’ his bride through money and physical tasks. It was super fun and let Krista and I get some AMAZING shots. Hope you love it, and see you in 2011!

We also got the chance to work with Corey Ann Photography that day. Check out the awesome pictures Corey Ann snapped of Robb & Angela during the day…She was fantastic to work with and so creative!

Shot on Canon DSLRs with Nikon glass. ;-)
Happy New Year!
-Bob & Krista

It was fantastic!  we actually watched our wedding video twice this past saturday, one with angela’s father and then again at angela’s uncle’s house. Thanks for your excellent work with the video.  Angela’s dad mentioned that he was really glad we used videographers such as yourselves rather than having someone record the wedding with their own generic handy-cam.

We loved the video and will gladly refer you to anyone who needs a videographer, whether down here in columbus or in the northern ohio area.

Thanks again!
Robb & Angela

Krista and Bart are such a wonderful, sweet couple. Their wedding day couldn’t of been on a sunnier or warmer summer day! It wasn’t your traditional wedding and that’s what we totally loved about it! They were married on family property out near a little pond that Bart made especially for Krista’s request. They had a warm afternoon ceremony filled with lots of family and friends, then exited in a lovely horse drawn carriage. We took some photos and then headed into the large tent for the amazing home cooked meals created by their families. There was a huge Bonefire, kids running in the dark with glowsticks and good tunes rocked out till 2:00 a.m.! It was truly a good time, and I know everyone had a blast!

Best Wishes to Krista & Bart! Thanks for asking us to be apart of your special day! :-)

Bob & Krista

Bob & Krista were awesome…every time I watch our video I see something I missed before, it just go’s to show how much detail they were looking at!!!
-Krista & Bart

Marie and Harvey’s wedding day started off with lots of rain, but luckily the storms stopped just in time to sneak in their outdoor ceremony at the Sheraton Suites overlooking the falls…it was a lovely and intimate ceremony. After we shot some photos with AJF Photography we all headed over to Springlake Party Center for some mingling and dancing.

Congrats and best wishes to Marie and Harvey! Thanks for asking us to be apart of your special day.

Thanks,
Bob & Krista

Bob and Krista at Wish Upon a Wedding (Photo: © Shutterbooth)

Do you know a couple that is facing terminal illness and/or serious life-altering circumstances and can’t afford a wedding? Wish Upon a Wedding Ohio is a non-profit organization here to help make their wedding dreams come true! If you know someone, have them apply to have their wedding wish granted.

Here are some photos from the vendor meet and greet we recently attended
(photos by: Corey Ann Photography)

Great job to the Volunteers/vendor partners:
Heidzillas
Card Box Diva
Corey Ann Photography
Event Source
Favored Occasions
Heatherlily Florist
Jerry Bruno Productions – Scott Jones
Shutterbooth
Wild Flour Bakery