spotlight on Duprey Video Productions

Over our time together, Lori and I have dabbled a little bit in the world of video. Adding little clips of video to our collections of photographs often enhances a slideshow, and creates a unique piece that you wouldn't normally have to go with your photographs. But we're not the pros at it, and would never try to take the place of an experienced wedding videographer on your big day. For a true experience, we often direct our clients to meet Duprey Video Productions. Experienced videographers - they always bring their A-game to every wedding! We love creating wedding fusion pieces together with them, it's something unique that can be created when you hire both us and Duprey Video for your big day.

As our newest vendor spotlight, we asked them a few questions. If you don't know them already, here's your chance to learn more about them and their craft!

Darlene and Dave Duprey

1) How did you get your start in wedding videography? Not unlike many beginner videographers, we got our start in weddings after a friend asked us to film his wedding in 1989. I'll never forget that the limo company went out of business and didn't let them know! So after the ceremony we actually drove them to the reception! We had a great day and everything came out very nicely. They were happy and so were we, so we decided to try a couple more. Now 25 years and approximately 200 weddings later, we're still at it!

2) What's your style like? I think I would classify our style as traditional with a twist. We like to capture and create if the couple we are working with enjoy being active participants in their video.

3) Why is videography still relevant to today's brides and grooms? We like to use the phrase, "A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but a video tells your story." If a video is properly edited, it becomes the perfect compliment to your professional photography. We even like to include photographs in our videos as a fusion enhancement.

4) What do you feel sets you apart from others in the industry? Experience! After filming more than 200 weddings through the years, it's the "job satisfaction" of preserving memories that always makes my day. I pride myself in the art of unobtrusively capturing the moments that cannot be predicted. Presenting those images back to you by using a variety of creative editing techniques gives me a great deal of satisfaction.

5) What's the secret to creating a great wedding video? Enjoying your work is a large part of making a wedding day successful. It is always interesting to have people randomly say to me, "You look like you really enjoy what you do." Smiling and being nice can go a long way, and even change people's moods. This definitely shows up in the images we capture.

6) What advice do you have for brides and grooms to be? Find people that you can trust to work with and then just let it flow. Your wedding day will go by faster than any other day you have ever experienced. So don't stress out about the details once the day is here. Enjoy your day!

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Darlene and I, having a bit of fun with Lori on the other side of the lens!

All four of us working a wedding together is so much fun!

Full disclosure, Dave and Darlene are Lori's parents, but we love them anyway!

To learn more, visit www.dupreyvideo.com, find them on Facebook or call 315-539-0823.