Watson-Hayes Wedding Video

May 26, 2012 – I had the privilege of shooting Troy and Lauren’s big day.

It was a beautiful wedding. I showed up in time to shoot some of the pre-ceremony preparations, which is always a great way to capture some of the lasting memories from the wedding day. I also had some invaluable help from my friend and colleague, Thomas Gentry.

Also spent a good deal of time with the packaging and printing of the DVDs. These DVD cases were custom crafted from textured paper and I printed each disc with a high quality inkjet printer. I shot the photography used in the packaging, and some of it was using still video frames (which worked surprisingly well).

The Nerdy Stuff:

Now, for the equipment used (with some affiliate links):



  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Aperture
  • Adobe After Effects CS5
  • Apple DVD Studio Pro

Options or Problem Solving?

I asked him if he would come up with a few options, and he said, ‘No, I will solve your problem for you and you will pay me. You don’t have to use the solution. If you want options go talk to other people.’

Steve Jobs, telling of his interaction with Paul Rand when asking him to design the logo for NeXT.