Monday, June 25, 2012

Regan and Eric - Whitestone Country Inn Wedding in Kingston, TN

.................. Nicholas & Keaton - www.nicholaskeaton.com - Knoxville Wedding Videography ..............

Wow... wow... and wow. We had the BEST time EVER shooting wedding video with Eric and Reagan on their wedding day! The wedding was at the beautiful Whitestone Inn in Kingston TN (www.whitestoneinn.com). We've shot several times at Whitestone, and each time it gets better and better. We had the wonderful opportunity to work with Tonja Page, who is the Assistant Events Coordinator for Whitestone, and she was AWESOME! If you are planning a wedding, definitely check out Whitestone! Awesome reception area, gorgeous views, and gives us a heck of chance to make your wedding video AMAZING!

We have to take a moment and thank all of the AWESOME vendors we had a chance to work with on this one. We had a bang up cast of ultra fantastic wedding pros for this wedding! Kristin Layne Peddicord of KLP Photography (check out her work.... AH.MAY.ZING.), Corey Ozair with Music in Motion (one of the best DJs you will find in East Tennessee - seriously awesome), Amber Bleeck with Say Cheez Photo Booth (again, one of the best in East Tennessee) and of course everyone from the event planners to the catering staff at Whitestone.

We hope you love Eric and Regan's video as much as we do!!!!!

Vendor List:

Photography : KLP Photography - Knoxville Wedding Photography - http://www.klpphotography.com/ - Kristin Layne Peddicord, owner

DJ: Music in Motion - http://www.musicinmotionprodj.com/ - Corey Ozair, owner

Photobooth: Say Cheez Photo Booth - http://www.saycheezphotobooth.com/ - Amber Bleeck, owner

Catering: Whitestone Country Inn - http://www.whitestoneinn.com/
Event Planning: Whitestone County Inn - www.whitestoneinn.com/weddings - Tonja Page, Assistant Events Coordinator


Equipment List:


---Nicholas Keaton Equipment List---
2 Nikon D7000s, 1 Nikon D5100
Lenses - 35 mm 1.8, 18-105mm 3.5-5.6, 55-200 4-5.6
Mics: 2 Rode Videomic Pros, board connection via Macbook Pro
2 Manfrotto 561BHDV1 Monopods
1 Glidetrack
1 Tripod
Macbook Pro

(Wedding) Food for Thought

If I could tell you what the most important part of your wedding day would be...It wouldn't be the dress...It wouldn't be the reception...It wouldn't be the food...It wouldn't be the flowers, location, pictures, or even the honeymoon afterward.

The most important part of your wedding day is that it's your wedding. No one else's.

Your wedding should be a reflection of you and the love of your life. If you want to have your wedding in your front yard, do it.  If you love cornhole, play cornhole at the reception.  If you want a chocolate fountain, have a chocolate fountain! If you want to wear flip flops during the ceremony, forget the haters and wear the flippy floppys.

Your wedding day should tell your story of love, share your perspective of your relationship, and set the stage for your life with your husband/wife.  Your guests should be able to see your story through your wedding day.

Everything from the location, to the music, to the food, to the colors, to the date, to the wardrobes, and everything in between....it should all tell the story of you and your love for one another.

You only get one wedding. Make it yours.


-ZP

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Screen Shots and Photos from Upcoming Wedding Films!!






Ok. So we've got a bunch of stuff cooking right now! These are a few sneak peaks of wedding films that are coming soon...They include weddings everywhere from Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, TN, to a vintage outdoor wedding in Sevierville, TN, to a country/lakeside wedding on Douglas Lake in Tennessee!

We can't wait to share these with everyone! Stay tuned for more wedding cinematography/videography/films from Nicholas & Keaton!

Much love,
N&K

P.S. Be sure to visit our website at www.nicholaskeaton.com!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Something To Think About - Love, Redefined

Love. Honesty.

Most people will agree that these two things go hand in hand. If you don't, realize that real quick.

I've said it many times, and I'll say it again: You have to love yourself before you can truly love anyone else. You have to accept who you are, accept your own strengths and weaknesses, accept your hopes and dreams, accept your values, accept your wants and needs, accept your personality, accept your appearance, accept your abilities, accept your faults, and accept your fears.

Understanding who you are as a person is the first step in discovering true love within yourself. Being honest with who you are as a person is the second step. Embracing who you are as a person is the third.

When it comes to loving others, it's simple: repeat the above steps, but for someone other than yourself. Find out who they are: What makes them special? What makes them laugh? What makes them cry? What separates them from the crowd? What makes them smile? What drives them? What do they believe? Why do they believe that? Who do they love? Why do they love them?

True love can't be defined. It simply comes from every possible reason, or even no reason at all. When you truly love someone, or yourself, you'll know. You'll know 100%, and hopefully, you won't ever look back. And once that happens, you're that much closer to being happy.

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Of course, no love would be possible without honesty. Like I said, you first have to be honest with yourself.

When I say being honest with yourself, I mean keeping true to your beliefs, actions, words, lies, thoughts, feelings, loves, fears, heartaches, passions, emotions, dreams, wants, needs, prayers, and hopes.

When I say keeping true to all those things, I mean don't be a hypocrite. You only have one life, so what's the point of going through it if you're just pretending? Pretending to be happy when you're not, pretending to love when you don't, pretending to not have feelings when you do, pretending to be dreaming when you aren't, etc.

If you feel it, show it. If you want it, take it. If you love her, tell her. If you need it, get it. If you hope it, dream it. If you hear it, consume it. If you like it, do it. If you think it, write it. If you believe it, trust it. If you love him, hold him. If you miss it, reminisce it. If you talk it, walk it. If you regret it, forget it. If you hate it, protest it. If you catch it, run with it. If you fail it, prevail it. If you drop it, regain it. If you love it, live it.

Be true. Be honest. Be faithful. Be loyal. Be loud. Be proud. Be humble. Be responsible. Be you.

If you don't love yourself, you'll never love anyone else. And what's a life without love?...Honestly?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Something To Think About

A few years after your wedding, say maybe 5, 10, 20, or even 30 years down the road...How do you plan on remembering your special day?

Maybe you and your husband will be telling stories from that day, trying to remember who gave you which gifts, or perhaps looking at a photo album of the entire wedding day pictures? Maybe you scrounge through the guest book and attempt to match faces with all the signatures? Maybe you drive back to the wedding location and reminisce for a few moments?

But is that going to be enough? Pictures? A guest book? Will you be able to fully remember the look on his face when you said, "I do?"

Many brides believe that a photographer is a 100% necessary part of their wedding day. Personally, I agree! 100%. Must. Have. Pictures. However, some might say that  a videographer is an optional extra to the wedding. Maybe it's one of those "if-we-can-afford-it" type of things? I'm here to clear the air ladies and gentlemen. I know from first-hand experience that the lack of a wedding videographer can be the biggest regret of your entire wedding day.

When my brother got married a few years ago, he and his wife decided against having a videographer. They wanted to save a little extra cash for the honeymoon. I understand. However, three years later....that's the ONLY change they would make to their wedding if they could do it all over again! Seriously.

Yes, the pictures last forever. But, how will you remember getting ready that morning? How will you remember the excitement in the air when he kisses you at the altar? How will you remember all the moments in between the posing-for-pictures? That's where we come in.

As wedding videographers, we will capture every movement and moment of your wedding day. From the hair and makeup, to the first look, to the dressing of the tuxedos and dress, to the ceremony, to the reception, and everything in between....we'll be there.

Many years down the road, we don't want you straining to remember every detail of your wedding day only through pictures, gifts, or guest books. We want you to live it all over again. We want you to feel the excitement in the air, the love in the room, the laughs, the looks, the sounds, and the scenery.

Don't strain yourself by trying to remember what it was like that day....just get it on film, and LIVE your wedding day all over again.

It's your day. It's your only day. Once in a lifetime day. Don't look back with regrets.

Get it on film.

Much love,
-Nicholas & Keaton

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