(Above image) Max and Jesse, Co-founders of Marry Me Movies at a wedding in Wanaka, New Zealand.
We started Marry Me Movies in order to wake up each morning loving what we do. We expected to achieve that goal, and we did.
What we didn't expect is how quickly our unique, documentary-style wedding cinematography and photography services would be in hot demand, to the point where we are now generally booked out well in advance. To be honest, it's both a humbling experience and a continuous reminder that we made the right decision to follow our hearts.
We never let our popularity go to our heads though. In fact, it's the opposite. We're always trying to do better, be better, and exceed everyone's expectations, including our own.
Working as wedding photographers and cinematographers means we get to share in the biggest day of people's lives, when their love is the strongest, the laughs are most frequent and the tears flow freely and genuinely.
We feel honoured to use our skills to capture moments that would otherwise be forgotten: Grandma crying at the ceremony, dad saying ‘I'm proud of you’, and two soulmates laying eyes on each other for the first time at their wedding.
Between us we have over 30 years of photography, videography, cinematography and editing experience. We've worked with mainstream channels and broadcasters such as channel 7 and 9; shot music videos featuring popular artists such as Ed Sheeran, had various work featured on SBS, Channel V, Foxtel and The Voice. We've also featured in publications such as Brides Magazine.
As photographers and cinematographers we have been lucky enough to travel the world and marvel in some of the most breath taking places imaginable. Our job consists of us constantly keeping an eye out for the little details that make our world so beautiful. In doing so we have developed a growing appreciation towards our natural world and its inhabitants. Having had such a profound exposure to all of the planets marvellous, curious and downright amazing places and people we feel strongly about our duty to contribute back to help preserve the planet for what it is and it's people. It's with great pleasure that we would like announce that with every sale we make we will donate a percentage to the WWF foundation who have been working so hard to help keep our planet and all its creatures safe. But we are most excited about our newest plan. Each amazing wedding of yours also goes towards a cataract operation to restore a child's sight. Your new beginning together, completely changes someone eles's life. So we have to thank you for supporting us and this work. We can't thank you enough.
We'd love to bring our industry experience to your special day through exquisite wedding cinematography and photography. Each wedding we photograph and film is a true labour of love, and we'd be honoured to be apart of your union. It's as though your wedding is the only one we're photographing or filming for the year. You're our top priority.
That's our story. What's yours? Please get in touch for a friendly, obligation-free chat.
— The Marry Me Movies Team ♥