It's more than a wedding.
I love stories and telling them! I feel privileged to be invited to so many really nice weddings. We've shot well over 400 so far. And, I am always excited when our brides share such nice reviews on Wedding Wire! I was thrilled to read this review from a recent wedding that my awesome assistant Jared Raney and I shot and that he edited.
Weddings are great! They're fun and exciting. I get to dress up, eat great food, hear great bands, and meet really interesting people. At weddings, I also get to do what I absolutely love...shoot still or motion photography and be totally creative. I think most of our couples and their families have really appreciated our unique and personal storytelling niche, and what we do for their families for generations to come.
While weddings are fun for me, that's not why I do what I do. I want to help couples get a good start on their MARRIAGE. That's why I tell their story.
We don't simply document the day as so many do. We get much more involved...on a personal level. We become trusted friends. We use our skills from broadcasting and journalism to tell stories that help family and home.
With every wedding story, we try to communicate the essence of who a couple is now and who they will hopefully become in the future. The stories we tell today are unique to each couple. Hopefully they will remind each couple of the fun they had on their special day and help transport them back to that time when they declared their love to the world. But, we want their story to live on reminding them each year of why the are married and how important their continued love is to them, their extended family, and to future generations.
Sure, most weddings are exciting and even follow a similar format, but each couple is unique. The wedding is only the beginning. A solid marriage is the goal. Telling a couple's unique story is how we help them get a good start on their goal.
Don Lawler is the President and Chief Story Officer at Storytellers, an award-winning Memphis based company of filmmakers and photographers who specialize in storytelling. www.storytellersmemphis.com