When we got married, we originally weren't going to hire a videographer. My initial plan was to just spend that money on a realllllly good photographer instead. However, as the months progressed, I started to feel like I might regret not having a video. We ultimately ended up hiring a videographer and I am so, so glad that we did. That video…oh my goodness. I can watch it now, over a year and a half later, and still experience the same emotions I did that day – crying during our vows, laughing during the speeches, and smiling from ear to ear. There is something so incredibly special about that. Yes, our photographs are beautiful and I'll treasure them always. But the video allows us to re-experience the day in a completely different way. If I could offer all you Burgh Brides one piece of advice, it would be to find a way to work a videographer into your budget if you can. Every single penny will be well spent, but most importantly, you'll be able to relive your wedding day over and over for years to come.
That's where Syncopated Pictures comes in. The way in which owner Christina and her team view and piece together special moments is captivating. Syncopated takes a storytelling approach when it comes to wedding films. This means they get to know you and your fiance, understanding what is important to you and what matters most on your wedding day. In Syncopated's films, you'll hear less music and more dialogue. Meaning you'll be able to rehear that funny joke your maid of honor cracked as you were getting your hair done or those sweet final words your dad said to you before walking you down the aisle or the first “I love you” whispered by your new husband. Having the ability to relive those tiny but oh-so-meaningful moments is priceless.
Need some more convincing? Revisit Lisa and Adam's video from last week's featured wedding and check out some more of their work below. I don't even know these couples and their wedding films have me in tears!
Katie & Michael
Robin & Matt
Natalie & Amir
Katy & Gautam
What type of services do you provide?
We create wedding films. But not the long, boring, drawn-out kind that makes your friends and family want to run and hide. We get to know our couples, find out what's behind their unique connection, and find a way to tell that story in the context of their wedding day.
Tell me a little bit about your company! How long have you been in business? What makes your services unique? Why should brides and grooms hire you?
My partners and I all began as wedding photographers. Over and over, we heard from our couples that there were no good options for wedding video – and we agreed. We decided to try to redefine what a wedding film is all about. Instead of viewing the wedding video as a comprehensive, exhaustive retelling of the wedding day, we focus on creating a film that has emotional impact and forges a connection with the viewer. We ask lots and lots of questions so we get to know what really matters most to the bride and groom, and what parts of the wedding day most represent who they are. Brides and grooms should hire us because we are 100% committed to story and emotion.
What is your ideal client like?
Our ideal clients never lose sight of the fact that it is the marriage and the relationship that matters most. They're unique, quirky, confident, and madly in love.
PS – In addition to running Syncopated Pictures, Christina is also a talented photographer and recently launched this incredible guide to Pittsburgh engagement and wedding photo locations!