Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Portal Films :: 2010 openings and other such news...

I just wanted to let everyone know that I am opening up two more spaces for 2010.

Also on the way:
1) New Website
2) New "Online Cinema" for client viewing/sharing
3) New Package & Pricing
4) All sorts of amazing stuff!

Sadly, with the introduction of the new website, this blog will be eliminated.  It's not really sad for me because I don't keep it updated very often and, to me, it seems way too impersonal... I am actually looking forward to getting rid of it!

As a side note, keep your eyes out for an upcoming interview in Bride's magazine.

-Andy

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring is in the air...

and it sure is lovely!

I am, as you can see, quite poor at keeping fresh posts on my blog.  Many changes are coming soon, but in the meantime, here is a quick update for you...

Last year was a fun and amazing year, although it got a bit out of hand near the end of it!  I am so grateful and honored to be a part of all my clients' weddings, and there were definitely a few standouts:

I had the honor of filming for the wedding of Jon and Elizabeth - Jon's father is the president of Boeing, China, and they were an incredibly fun and thoughtful family to be around.  They had a beautiful wedding over at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, but the real focus was on enjoying the presence of friends and family.

Another standout was Wendy and Mike - everything seemed to be working against them at their Newport, RI wedding, including a freak Nor'easter storm that blasted their waterfront venue all day long... as it turned out, good weather wasn't necessary at all for everyone to enjoy themselves and Wendy and Mike shared a beautiful time with their guests.  It was a true pleasure to meet both of their families.

Leah and Jon are the last I will mention... for such soft-spoken people, their love for each other was so easily evident.  They had a beautiful wedding in the Hamptons, at the Westhampton Yacht Squadron... the place where they first met and fell in love!

And on a final note, here is a recent feature from Style Me Pretty... as always, thanks for the extremely kind words from the girls over at SMP.  Thanks to Jacki and Jaimeson for planning the lovely wedding, and thanks to Regan and Michael for allowing me to share.

-Andy

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happenings: Moving to Vermont!

Well, we are taking the plunge... moving to a new home up in beautiful Middlebury, Vermont.  We simply love it there!  We are sad to leave the mountains of Asheville, NC, but we will certainly be back frequently.

We look forward to providing more localized service to Burlington, New York City, Boston, Montreal, Quebec, and much of New England.  Of course we will still be providing service elsewhere as well!

-Andy

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Happenings

Well, the last couple of months have really flown by.  It seems like I've been traveling non-stop;  a yacht club in the Hamptons... a Shaker village in Kentucky... upstate New York... Burlington, Vermont... Newport, Rhode Island... the ol' Ritz Carlton in Orlando, Florida... the Highlands, North Carolina, and wouldn't you know I actually filmed a couple of local weddings here in Asheville at the Biltmore Estate and at the Homewood.  Whew.  But wait, there's more...

Anniversary!
Yesterday marked the sixth anniversary of my beautiful wife, Stephanie, and myself.  That's right, six years!  Although I typically keep my personal life to myself and I can't stand this weird obsession with sharing every detail with everyone in the world online (what's up with that?), I will let you know that we had a fantastic evening of veg-ing out on the couch, watching movies while enjoying some tasty snacks.  Now that's what I call an anniversary celebration!

Cinematography
2010 is going to be a little bit different!  My film packages will be changing a bit and I will be introducing some new mediums.  Trust me... you will like these changes!  These packages won't be finalized until December, but feel free to inquire for rough details.

My availability will also be changing for 2010.  I will only be accepting 18 weddings.  I will be keeping some time to myself to work on my own personal film projects (finally!).  I expect to be full for 2010 by the end of January, so don't hesitate to call or email today.

Photographic Work
At this time, I only offer photographic work by special request.  Feel free to email with any inquiries.

Here are a few images from my recent travels.  Enjoy!

-Andy

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Super 8mm Film :: Jenny & Joel





... and here is the second of two full length films I will be releasing for public viewing. As I request with all of my films, please do not start watching this unless you know you will be able to finish without interruption. Please allow yourself to be fully drawn into the film.
Runtime: 19:57

Click here to view the film in a new window.

Jenny and Joel are a really exceptional couple; it was a terrific time celebrating their love with both of their families.

Thanks for watching, and feel free to send me a quick note via email!

-Andy



Event Planner: Table Six Productions
Photography: Nashan Photographers
Florals/Decor: Rambunktious Productions
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, FL

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Super 8mm Film :: Brittany & Brent

Well, here is the first of two full length films I will be releasing for public viewing. As I request with all of my films, please do not start watching this unless you know you will be able to finish without interruption. Please allow yourself to be fully drawn into the film.
Runtime: 21:44





Click here to view the film in a new window.

Thanks for watching, and if you enjoyed it, send me a quick note via email!

-Andy



Event Planner: Shay Brown
Photography: Parker J Pfister
Florist: The Bloom Room
Venue: The Biltmore Estate

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Film Premieres

Well, over the course of the last few months, I've had request after request to view more of my work... specifically full length pieces. So, in response to these requests, and to do something that I probably should have been doing for years now, I will be displaying two full length wedding films in the coming weeks. I'm 99% sure I will be posting them on the site, but there is a minuscule chance that they may be posted here on the blog.

Anyway, I just wanted to give everyone a bit of advanced notice; keep watch of the website for the premiere of these films!

As a side note, I must apologize for my lack of posts over the lasts couple of months... I've been incredibly busy working in St. Louis, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and of course the Biltmore Estate here in good ol' Asheville. Chicago is next on the list!

-Andy