Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vendor Love: Videographer – Forever Fossilized

I first got the chance to work with Joe and Katie from Forever Fossilized at Michael and Lindsay's Spring Lake Wedding. They were so very professional and blended in with the wedding so well, I often had to look around to find them if I wanted to discuss details with them. They were never obtrusive and quietly captured beautiful moments in the background. We had an amazing time with guests at the reception, and I even caught them busting a move with cameras in hand! When I saw the finished product of Michael and Lindsay's wedding video, I was blown away at the artistic eye and amazing quality of what they captured.

My favorite things about Forever Fossilized:
  • Two videographers give you twice the coverage and extra viewpoints.
  • Creative shooting and editing gives an overall feeling of your wedding day.
  • Unobtrusive so they won't be distracting or in your guests way.

Check out their interview below!

Vendor Name:  Forever Fossilized, LLC

Area of Expertise:  Wedding Videography

Tell me about yourself and your business: 
We are Katie and Joe Fasel, a husband and wife team of videographers, specializing in weddings and all of life's momentous events.  We love life, love each other, and love what we do. 

We currently live in Wyoming, Michigan, just outside of Grand Rapids, where we recently bought our first home. We love that we are five minutes away from the city, or five minutes away from the country in either direction, and we love West Michigan and all of the beauty, fun and activities it has to offer. We share our home with two orange tabby cats, Samantha (Sam) and Mae, and they are probably the two most spoiled cats in the world. On our (rare) weekends off, we love a full house, hosting parties, playing games, and entertaining family and friends.

When it comes to wedding videography, we feel like we are truly blessed to get to do something this awesome. We get to meet so many great people from all walks of life, and are truly honored to be able to capture one of the most momentous days in a couple's life together.

How did you get started in the wedding industry?  Well, we were both studying for our Film and Video Degree at GVSU, when a cousin was getting married way back in 2003.  We volunteered to shoot the wedding, just to see how it would turn out.  Our cousins LOVED the result, so it quickly became a hobby, shooting any family member or friend's wedding that came along.  However, it wasn't until 2009 that we realized that we truly loved shooting and editing and just being a part of weddings, that we decided to dive in as a business.

What is your favorite thing about working with brides?  For us, it's the personal connections we make with our brides (and grooms!).  We get to meet so many different people from so many different walks of life, and they invite us to spend their most important day with them, and they put their trust in us to document it for them.  We love meeting them, meeting their families and just getting to know everyone!

What is the most unique thing you've heard of or seen at a wedding?  This is really hard to pick just one thing!  Every wedding is so unique, and that's one of the things we love about our job...while the basics are all the same, the personal touches are always so interesting and fun to see!

One thing that does come to mind comes from a wedding we shot last August.  It was a second marriage for this particular bride and groom, and both had three children each, ranging from their teens to mid-twenties.  They deemed themselves a "Brady Bunch" family.  During the ceremony, they did a sand ceremony which not only included the bride and groom, but the children as well.  It was a really special event to witness, the marriage of their two families.

What do you think is the most important thing for brides to know when hiring a videographer? 
If you're on the fence about getting a video at all, consider this:  still photos are a great way to look back at your wedding day.  You will display those on your mantle, and reminisce over your albums.  But what about that tear-jerking speech from your maid of honor, or just hearing the vows you made to one will you document those moments? 

If you're definitely set on getting a video, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing who to hire.  One of the most important things to ask about is how many cameras they will be shooting with, how many microphones they will be using, and what their back-up plans are...a good videographer will always have several back-up plans ready, in the event that a camera or microphone fails, or if something just doesn't go according to plan!

What else should brides know about you?
We love to have a good time, and especially love to dance, so don't be surprised to catch us busting a move behind the camera out on your dance floor! :-)

Contact Info:
Forever Fossilized

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