Dan and Kristen Lewis Wedding – Estate on the Halifax

Kristen and Dan Lewis Wedding

Dan and Kristen were a lot of fun to work with and they had a lot of great, special moments (and surprise moments) during their special day


David and Hannah’s Wedding – Screenshots

Hannah Ferdinand Wedding

I had the opportunity of filming David and Hannah’s beautiful wedding this past weekend. And while I’m still going through all of the footage


Wedding Film Digital Delivery – Daytona Beach Wedding Videographer

Daytona Beach Wedding Videography

A few months back, in addition to your traditional DVD / Blu-Ray format that many couples, Moms and Dads, and Grandparents like to receive, I also introduced these USB drives as an added bonus as well.  They’re about the size of a credit card and super convenient to be able to carry in your pocket, purse, wallet, you name it.  Every time that I showcase these at various wedding / bridal shows, I watch couples freak out at how cool these are.  Just plug them into your laptop, TV, etc. and boom – you’re off and running!

Those who book with me will receive one of these and I’m absolutely in love with them.  I’ll be doing a video on these guys shortly to showcase them up close – but be sure to follow me on my website as I’ll be posting upcoming bridal shows that I’m a part of and you’ll see these babies up close as well!

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Wedding Videography and How I Do Things

Daytona Beach Wedding Videography

When it comes to wedding videography, I’m pretty particular on how I do things.  And when it comes to shooting a wedding, preparation and angles are the key.  To me, that also means a wedding, in my opinion, can’t simply be shot with just one camera.  If you come across packages that offer 6 or 8 hours with just one videographer — and then to pile things on top of that, one 3-5 minute highlight video …. yeah …. you might want to think again.

My point of this post is as you watch the video below, take note of the camera angles and the transitions.  There are 3 cameras running for this ceremony.  I’ve had up to 4 and 5 in the past at certain weddings (which makes it so much fun when editing … seriously … it does).  I’m zoomed in close on both the bride and the groom as well as capturing a wider shot showcasing the sanctuary.  You just simply can’t capture a video like this with one camera.  Nope, can’t do it …

So, while planning your upcoming wedding and looking at selecting your videographer, take a look at their videos closely and see if you can see things from both perspectives.  See if you see multiple angles.  Can you imagine how boring your favorite TV show or movie would be with just one angle?  Why would you want your wedding to be any different?  Some brides are focused on hiring multiple photographers.  Why be any different when thinking about your wedding film?  Why not hire a videographer that utilizes multiple cameras, getting at least double the footage, and the best part is – you get this throughout your entire day?!  I’ll talk about lighting and audio on a future blog post – but for now, my rant is over.  :-)  Have a great week everyone!

Click the image below to view the video!

Daytona Beach Wedding Videography


Daytona Beach Wedding Videography Fun Moments

Daytona Beach Wedding Videography

Throughout the day, when I’m capturing a wedding on video, I’m more than likely going to get a few clips that can be used as “bloopers” or fun moments if you will.  This video below was one of those times.

I had asked Kimberly to let me get a shot of the two of them kissing so I could snag it on video, knowing all the while that I was going to mess with them for a little bit when they did it.  I even turned around, beforehand, to her bridesmaids and said “Watch me mess with them on this one …” LOL.  So, I proceeded to tell them to go ahead and kiss and in the meantime I asked them to “hold it … hold it …. hold it” and then ended up loosing it and started laughing — which at that point they caught on to what was going on and started laughing themselves.  Queue the Jeff Foxworthy voice here —> “If your wedding videographer likes to goof around and asks you to hold it during a kiss …. you might be working with James Shuler Photography & Videography.”  I promise, there’s no “boring video guy” when working with me brides.  We’ll capture some great video … and have some great laughs also!

Click the video below and enjoy!

Daytona Beach Wedding Videography

A quick video of their wedding day is below:

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Wedding Videography Media Creation – How We Roll

Crystal Ballroom - Wedding Videography

Once a wedding is completed, the footage has been organized, and I’m nearing the ending of the overall wedding film – then the other part of my fun begins and that’s in rendering out the final product that the couple receives.  I offer their wedding film in both digital format and on DVD.  The digital format is pretty easy and straight forward.  The DVD structure takes a little more work as you have to create menus, links to the video files, etc – but this is the part that I enjoy.

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Daytona Beach Wedding Videography - Crystal Ballroom

As I’m nearing the end, I will shift over to Photoshop and begin to work on some initial designs for both the DVD itself and the DVD case.  I’m strictly an Adobe dude – so all of my work for all of the video work that I do lies within four applications – Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, and Encore.  Below are a couple of mockups that I am trying out on a wedding that I captured recently in Casselberry at the Crystal Ballroom.

Crystal Ballroom - Wedding Videography

Crystal Ballroom - Wedding Videography

Again, I may add some additional elements to the DVD and cases (i.e. title, their names, etc) – but these are two rough draft mock ups that I came up with and I’m liking how they are looking already!  :-)

The digital copy that the couple receives is a USB drive that resembles a credit card in size.  This makes it extremely convenient to carry this around in a wallet, purse, bag, etc.  Couples have loved this and I’ve even had a Grandmother reach out recently wanting to order an additional one for her an her husband for their new IMac.  (Awesome, I love it!)

Wedding Videography Flash Drive

When you book with me, know that you will receive these two formats right off the bat.  While I will agree that optical media is fading away on all computers, the demand for DVDs is still high for me when speaking with couples, their parents, and extended family members – hence the reason for offering both.

If you’re looking for a wedding videography for your wedding, I encourage you to contact me!  I would love to speak with you about your special day!  Have a great weekend everyone!

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Daytona Beach Orlando Wedding Videography – USB Drives

Wedding Videography USB Drive

A new feature that I will be adding to my wedding package is this super cool looking credit card style USB flash drive.  It will also feature a handy little case that the drive will actually slide in to.  The great thing about this addition is that the new bride can carry it in her purse, her pocket, etc. and can simply take it out and plug it in whenever she needs.  I’m excited to be offering this, and all new brides that I work with will be receiving one of these.

The one question I’ve already been asked is, “Will you be getting rid of your offer of DVDs?”  No, not at this time.  Many couples that I work still would like this physical media and I actually enjoy jumping into the DVD authoring program and creating your animated menus, scene selections, and fancy DVD artwork.  There are many videographers who I know who simply don’t know how to create, author, and render a DVD – and it is for this reason that this option is not offered by them.  The other reason is also that many see physical media as an outdated technology (and I see this point – think about most of your new laptops and computers now a days — there is no media drive at all).  While there may come a time when I will discontinue DVD rendering, for right now this will simply be an additional bonus and no extra charge to the bride.

I’m looking forward to handing these out and I’ll take numerous pictures of the drive when they come in (and I’ve got several coming to me very soon).

Wedding Videography USB Drive


Brian and Chelsea’s Wedding – LPGA – Daytona Beach, Orlando Wedding Videographer

Brian and Chelsea Wedding Trailer

I’m not sure where to start in describing this wedding.  In the midst of being professional and doing my thang, this couple and their bridal party had me laughing throughout most of the afternoon and evening while covering their wedding.  I started by getting some establishing shots of the venue and then proceeded to covering Chelsea and her girls getting ready.  From there, I moved to capturing Brian and the guys and was in laughter most of the time.  Brian is a great guy with a great sense of humor and that makes covering the wedding that much more fun.  You’ll see what I’m saying as you watch the trailer below.  There’s also a small bloopers reel at the end – so make sure you check that out as well.  Enjoy!


Will & Serina Rahming’s Wedding Trailer

Will and Serina Rahming Wedding

I had a great time recently capturing Will and Serina’s wedding on video.  The girls were gathered in the Imperial Suite at the Daytona Beach Shores Resort and Spa room and make up and hair was taking place there.  I arrived a little earlier than usual as I wanted to make sure I captured some footage of everyone getting ready as well as capturing some audio of the bridesmaids speaking about Serina and Will.  From there, we moved to the Casements in Ormond Beach to capture the guys getting ready and this was also where the ceremony was at as well.  Following the ceremony and formal pictures, we moved on over to the Oceanside Country Club in Ormond where they had their beautiful reception.  I also had a great time working along two fantastic photographers, Dan and Kimberly from Our Day Wedding Photography.

Below is their highlight film from the day!  Enjoy!

Photography:  Our Day Wedding Photography
Videography:  James Shuler Photography & Videography
Wedding Coordinator: Style by Yvonne
DJ: The DJ Doctor