Archives by Month: September 2013

Off The Cuff

Hello, thanks for reading the first installment of my blog called “off the cuff”. Here is where you can view our latest work. It will also be a place to catch up on a very informal look at my life outside of weddings, and pretty much whatever else I feel the need to talk about. Regardless, I hope you stop in every once and a while.

Couples I meet always ask me why I do what I do. Well, that’s a great question. To be honest, it sort of started when I got married. I’ll do my best to keep this story short and if you want to hear more, let’s sit down with a beer, or some bourbon!

When we were planning our wedding and looking for vendors, my soon to be mother in law said she knew someone for video, (…and who doesn’t trust their mother in law, right)! Side note – I hate the word video but for intents and purpose, I’ll use it here.┬áMy soon to be mother in law knew a company that wanted to expand their folio from providing disc jockey services into video. I met with the owner, grilled him with questions and all seemed well. Our wedding day arrived and low and behold, nothing was right with their team from the moment they walked in. They were horribly dressed and wearing tennis shoes. No microphones were provided, no equipment to stabilize their cameras. I forgot to mention they were using cameras any consumer can purchase at any of the Big Box stores around town. All of which was agreed upon though we never signed a contract (or had one provided). A year almost passes and we still don’t have a video to watch. I make some calls, send some emails…. Crickets!

Finally I get in touch and they promise they are working on the video but in the meantime they’ll send the raw footage over so we can at least watch something.

We get the VHS video tape just in time for our 1 year anniversary trip and to our surprise…
It Really Sucked. Really Badly Sucked! Footage was barely watchable, dimly lit, shaky… You name it! I was fuming, and trust me it wasn’t from the chili I had the night before!

That is exactly why I started my company Attention to Detail Wedding Films in 2007. The very first wedding I shot in Cleveland was Dean and Kelly’s. I remember that day like it was yesterday.

It sure has been a fun ride and it will be tough to say goodbye to Attention to Detail , but change is good and I’m looking forward to ripping off the rear view mirror and leaving the past behind.

Today I give you cuff & veil wedding films!

I owe a very special thanks to a few people. The first is my wife for being very supportive over the years while we walk this journey together. I love you Forever!

The second is Go Media who helped give life to cuff & veil through conversation, many logo and color concepts and ongoing support and direction. Thank you for taking my vision and making it real!

Lastly, to my father for giving me great inspiration to give cuff and veil such character through his story, even though you aren’t here to enjoy it. R.I.P! I’ll blog about my dad later.

Stay tuned!!