When we first met Carol Farrar, a real estate agent in San Diego, we were immediately impressed with her personality. Above all, she “got it”! She understood the importance of video for her business. Right away the ideas were flying about how video could improve her business. Soon after, we set to work on her first simple project. Carol has a plan to incorporate video in many aspects of her work, but she first wanted to start with her home page. We created a simple “Welcome” video to be featured front and center to introduce her clients to the features they will find on her site.
Take a look:
One of our passions is helping small businesses grow by using video. We can help add a bit of spark to your website or interest to your blog. Video is just one component that will draw audiences to your content.
Recently, we created a video business profile for Zen Media Inc., a consultation company that helps develop your media image. A brief video, custom made to fit your style and story website visitors what your business is all about in a creative way.
The engagement has begun. The venue has been picked. The date has been set. Now it is time to announce the details to your friends and family. Many people choose to send a Save the Date momento to each of their guests. This is especially important if many of your guests live out of town and may need to plan travel. Some couples opt to get creative and make a video Save the Date. You can do this on your own with a video camera and simple editing software. Or you can choose to hire a professional to take care of all the work for you. Either way, here are a few suggestions to get the creative juices flowing.
Have a friend film the actual proposal story. Consider clips of picking out a ring, planning the big event and the moments before the proposal. It is fun to see the behind the scenes story that are leading up to the, “yes!” Edit these clips together, add the date to the end and share the moment with the world.
The Love Story
Take a more traditional approach and tell your love story. Include detaila of where you met, how it happened and what brought you both together. Perhaps doing a “her story” and “his story” could lead to some funny differences in storytelling. Recreating the events could provide some comedy too. This is a great way to introduce your significant other to wedding guests that may not have met your fiancé.
Family and Friends
Sometimes people from the outside of a relationship see a different perspective. You can use this to your advantage by including friends and family in your Save the Date video. Have them tell their version of your love story or engagement story. Or, make a list of questions about your relationship for your parents to answer on camera. Your bridal party can give the top reasons to attend the wedding or consider a lip sync dance video to a favorite song.
The key to a good Save the Date video is to let your personality as a couple shine. Your friends and family will enjoy the extra creativity and you will have a keepsake to treasure for years to come.
Many times we are asked to film a business profile to be used for website marketing. Recently, we had the pleasure of doing just that for a San Diego entreprenuer. Stacey Ross, founder of San Diego Bargain Mama, has ventured out into providing media consulting services to businesses. Her years of experience gaining media exposure gives her an edge above the rest.
Watch to find out more about Stacey and SR Media Consulting:
If you would like to have us film your business profile for your website or video marketing, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love the opportunity to make your business shine!
Our Ask a Planner series has covered some great topics. If you haven’t met our panel yet, view their profiles in this blog post. Part one conquered the popular question, “Should we have a first look?” Part two covered, “How do I find the perfect wedding venue?” The panel of planners have given great advice and are now ready for their final series of video responses.
Part 3 of our first Ask a Planner series asks, “How do I make my wedding unique?” Nowadays, brides pour over magazines, bridal blogs and Pinterest looking for the latest trends to add special touches to their nuptials. Hear what our panel of planners suggest for modern couples looking to be a bit different.
Amy Vargas - First Comes Love
Julie Scrivener - The Best Wedding for You
Melissa Barrad - I Do… Weddings!
What are ways you are making your wedding unique?
We are working on our next panel. If you are a planner and would like to be included, send us an email at email@example.com. Are you a bride with a question? We are currently accepting questions for our second panel. Email your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org