Cinematographers. Filmmakers. Storytellers.
Everyone has a story. Every story is unique.We start at ground zero when we show up to a shoot, and ask, 'what is here'?
Our projects start with the soul. The search for 'what is'. What is really there, what is the essence. It shows itself naturally when we as story tellers, filmmakers, cinematographers, can step back and let truth express itself. Might sound a little cooky, but shhhh...it's our little secret to getting the money shots :)
When we get a sense for 'what is', we move through the rest of the day shooting from this perspective, with this understanding as our guide. This is where heart comes in. Stories are full of emotion, and we follow the heart in what to capture, what to influence, what not to influence. Many of the events we end up at are HUGE moments in your life, and we hold one thing above all else. To be there for you, let your day be the natural expression of you and yours, and let our work enhance your experience rather than dictate it.
A little bit about us. We're married! Our work has become that much more meaningful after going through the marriage and wedding experience. It further enforced our values and approach to filming a life event. To start at the truth, and film from there, with our heart and soul.
We bring our Heart and Soul.
HEART AND SOUL
I am so happy with our decision to go with Orcas Video to record the beautiful memories of our special day. We initially were in contact with Emily who was so incredibly helpful in putting together a package that would fit our budget without compromising the important parts of our wedding we wanted filmed. Since my husband and I were not locals to Friday Harbor (where we got married), we made our final decision based on their professionalism and the other beautiful wedding videos that they had posted on their website. On the day of, both Emily and Erin arrived on time and quickly began filming. Even though it was our only time meeting face to face, they were such a calming presence and they captured everything I had hoped for and more. Erin worked very hard at editing our initial wedding video, all while getting ready for his and Emily’s own wedding! His dedication really meant a lot to me and he was so incredibly generous to have edited other portions of our wedding that we were hoping to have filmed. The final version of our wedding video brings me to tears every time and it’s something that I will absolutely treasure for years to come. If I had to go back and make a decision all over again, I would 100% choose Emily and Erin every time!
From the very beginning Orcas Video was such a dream to work with!! Emily and Erin hopped on a call with my Husband and I to talk through our questions, concerns, pricing, etc. They were such a friendly pair and made us feel so confident in choosing them. On our wedding day, they got to our venue exactly when they said they would, said hi and set up shop. They were so effective in staying behind the scenes but getting everything they needed to. Through the entire day, I hardly noticed them - they did such an amazing job at staying close to us without making it feel like they were on top of us. Their professionalism was amazing and they made us feel like we were in such great hands all day. We ended up getting a shorter video of the day, but they keep the footage for a few years (can't remember exactly how long..) and we plan on getting a longer extended video next year for our anniversary. I can't say enough good things about this duo - highly, highly recommend!
Erin was a pleasure to work with and exceeded our expectations in every way! He was always so responsive to our questions and captured all of the special moments of our wedding. We could not be happier with his work and will cherish our wedding video forever! I would absolutely recommend Erin to anyone who is looking to hire a videographer for their wedding (If you're on the fence about having a wedding video my advice is to definitely do it. Having this special day on film is priceless!).
Erin and his team were wonderful to work with!! They were flexible and super easy going. We decided we wanted a wedding video just a few weeks before our wedding and on short notice they were willing to work with us and able to squeeze us in. Our end product is beautiful and captures the day perfectly - it's something our family will cherish for a really long time.
Erin and Em are absolutely wonderful! not only are they professional but they also really know how to get the perfect shot! We were absolutely thrilled with the quality and level of workmanship that went into their efforts to give us the perfect photos. Now we have something we can cherish forever - we both happily and thoroughly recommend them!
We cannot say enough good things about Erin and Emily and our experience working with them. Leading up to the weekend, they were so easy to communicate with, even facetiming with us to talk logistics on their own wedding weekend. When I (the bride) had ideas, they were so receptive and willing to be creative in making sure our video turned out exactly the way we wanted. Erin and Emily brought so much positive energy and professionalism to the day itself; we felt so grateful to have chosen such warm people to capture our wedding. Their work is timeless, unique, and more beautiful than we could have hoped for. They are the perfect team!