Haircuts for the Homeless – City Union Mission, Kansas City, Missouri

When I saw a post on Facebook from my super talented photographer friend Jenny Wheat about organizing a day of haircuts for a local homeless shelter I volunteered immediately to help tell this story with a little film. What an amazing turn out of volunteers (100), hairdressers and barbers, donations and thankful gentlemen we had on this wonderful Sunday in February. The Webster House donated a wonderful lunch for the men, Roasterie had hot coffee and Beauty Brands supplied product as well as individual donations made by volunteers of toiletries, sheets, towels, underwear and socks.

But I think the thing that impacted me the most was seeing the gratitude of the folks coming in for a little bit of care and great haircuts and beard trims. There was a joy to that room in City Union Mission that was easy to feel and so exciting to be a part of. I loved watching the stylists interacting with these men and bringing a little bit of comfort and care to them. I don’t think anyone who attended this event left without a smile on their face and a bit of joy in their hearts. In all, 165 lucky folks got to have their hair cut and a little bit of attention paid to them on this amazing day.

Thank you to all the volunteers and Jenny for making this happen!

Details:
Music: SongFreedom
Food: Webster House
Coffee: The Roasterie
Product: Beauty Brands
Photography and Event Planning: Jenny Wheat, Wheat Photo
City Union Mission

Kansas City SlowMotion Video Booth

I can’t really think of a better way to bring in 2016 than with a super fun slowmotion video from a corporate party we filmed a few weeks ago! It is impossible to not have a little bit of fun in a slowmo booth – just look at these faces! Here is to a fantastic 2016 with lots of fun projects and weddings!

Merry Christmas Hats and Happy 2016!

Well, it is not the holiday season without a Christmas Hat video! My tween and teen kids are becoming less interested in dancing around in public wearing Xmas hats, but we are still managing to maintain this ridiculous family tradition.

Here is hoping we get to see you in 2016 and that you all have the most wonderful holiday with your friends and family! We are excited for a fantastic 2016!

Lauren and Sam – Kansas City Wedding Videography – Highlight Wedding Video

It is amazing to me how beautifully a couples story can come together with the words that the people who love them the most. And it makes my heart happy when families have the insight to capture those words so we can make something beautiful that will last forever for a new family. This was an amazing day, and I LOVE when a sweet groom toasts to his new bride at the reception. There is really nothing more special than to honor her like that. Sam’s words were so sweet to Lauren as they started their new life together. Congratulations Lauren and Sam!

Details:
Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Crown Center
Wedding Coordinator: Kelley Ruf
Photography: Paul Versluis
Floral: Trapp and Company
Band: Karen Davis Project
Cake: Icing on the Cake

Kassie and Jeff – Kansas City Wedding Video – Highlight Film

This wedding was as much of a gift to me as it was to Kassie and Jeff. They are the very first recipients of our wedding film giveaway and I couldn’t think of a sweeter couple to get to work with. It gives us so much joy to be able to give and share our art and this wedding was just so sweet and simple and lovely. They had a morning ceremony at the Loose Garden in Loose Park before it got too terribly hot and a fantastic brunch at the Loose Mansion in Kansas City. Stuffed french toast, biscuits and gravy and pie – ALL of my favorites! Kassie and Jeff – we are so happy we got to spend this special day with you!

Details:
Ceremony: Loose Park Rose Garden- Kansas City
Reception: Loose Mansion
Florist: Victorian Gardens – Amy Cason
Photography: Caroline and Rob Bratney
Gown: Belle Vogue

Holiday Film Mini-Sessions!

As my kids get older I have the overwhelming regret that I didn’t record more video of them. Yes, this is what I do, but I don’t feel like I captured enough of these little stories before my little ones grew up. There is something about capturing the interaction and little moments between a young family that is just magical, and those voices! Doesn’t get any sweeter. This season we are offering a few spots for special mini-film sessions at a local Christmas tree farm. Take a peek at this adorable film and shoot me an email to reserve your time on November 14! They will go fast!

Here are the details:
30 minute film session at a Christmas tree farm on November 14. We will create a 2-3 minute film of your family as well as give you up to 10 low-res images for you to use for holiday cards (but don’t forget – you are getting something BETTER than a card to share with your friends and family – you are getting a VIDEO to send!) $800.00

Sydney and Joshua – Kansas City Wedding Videography – Sneak Peek Wedding Film

These two smiled ALL DAY! They had one of the prettiest Fall days in Kansas City and enjoyed every minute of it with their family and friends celebrating by their sides. I just adore getting to hear the words from a new family – these letters were just too cute. I can’t wait to edit your feature film guys! In the meantime, enjoy this sweet little sneak peek!

Details:
Ceremony and Reception: Mission Hills Country Club
Coordination: Kelley Ruf – Kelley Events
Flowers: Sidelines – Fiddly Fig
Photography: Paul Versluis Photography
Band: Diamond Empire Band
Cake: Dolce Bakery
Makeup: Gina Ciaccio-Holmberg

Super 8 Wedding Film – Kansas City Videography – Nelson Atkins Museum

Every once in a while I save a little bit of something special back for a special Anniversary gift. This couple was super fun because pretty much all their family and friends came to Kansas City from New York & the East Coast to celebrate the most beautiful wedding weekend. Didn’t you know that Kansas City is the HOTTEST destination wedding location? Actually perhaps it should be! Beautiful museums, fabulous BBQ, friendly people, The Royals, and cows. Well, not too many cows really, but hopefully Jamie and Taylor didn’t mind that. The team at Simple Elegance did an amazing job keeping things calm and collected and of course the Nelson-Atkins was stunning with Trapp Floral Design making magic as usual. I shot a little bit of super8 film from my vintage super8 camera on this day and have been SAVING it all year to share with these two on their first wedding anniversary. Authentic super8 is tricky stuff and adds such a unique point of view on a wedding day. It is perfect for these two. Happy Anniversary!

Details:
Ceremony: Country Club United Methodist
Reception: The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Photography: Paul Versluis
Coordinator: Simple Elegance – Lisa
Flowers: Trapp Floral Design
Musicians: in10City
Cake: Cake Whimzy
Gown: Oscar de la renta
Makeup: Be Chic Bride

Maggie and Ben – Kansas City Wedding Videography – Sneak Peek Video

I think having a wedding at your own home is the most perfect thing in the world. No matter what really. But when you have a little grove of beautiful trees, and dogs and horses and feathers? Perfection has been perfected. Maggie and Ben had the most magical of days with so many dear family and friends by their sides. What an amazing way to start a new family.

Details:
Ceremony and Reception: The Bride’s Family Home in Kansas
Coordination: Simple Elegance – Lisa
Flowers: Sidelines – Karyn Brooke
Photography: Mike Morse
Band: Todd Hannigan
Tent: All Seasons Event Rental
Catering: PB&J
Cake: Nancy Stark
DJ: DJ Parle
Rentals – Ultrapom
Trees and Plants in Tent: Arbormasters

Introducing Family Films with a Fall Mini Session – October 24!

There is something about seeing a family in motion – hearing them interact together and listening to their voices. It is just like stopping time.
These are two very special families and I love every squeal and giggle, even every cry. You might recognize my talented photographer friend Adrienne, we have shot many beautiful weddings together. And of course one of my most favorite brides and grooms and their sweet little man have made many an appearance on my blog over the years. :)

We are offering mini-film sessions in Kansas City in a few weeks – stay tuned for the sign up – they will go FAST! Please email (maura@creativefilmskc.com) to get on the calendar. Sessions will be $800 – special discount to former bridal and portrait clients! (we will not be offering super8 film during these mini-sessions)

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