Nicole & Phil

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016

7.16.16

Same Day Premiere

Hi All!

Well, looks like we’re sticking with the theme of our last blog post! Just like with Annie & Nick, Nicole & Phil mentioned something about music that got our gears turning and got us to stretch outside our norm. You see, for Same Day Edits, we generally lean towards higher energy songs. There are several reasons why, and they’ll probably all bore you unless you nerd out over storytelling like we do. So we’ll skip the explanations for now 🙂 But I mention that because Nicole & Phil said that they like songs that not only build (like our higher energy songs do), but that also have a degree of intimacy to them. That was an incredibly refreshing set of parameters to work with, and we hope you enjoy what we came up with! Congrats to Nicole & Phil!

Dave

Nicole & Phil

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Karina & James

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016

5.28.16

Same Day Edit

A few months ago, we spent some time here raving about this awesome coordinator, Karina. Well, on Memorial Day Weekend, we had the absolute honor of being a part of her own wedding! We were SO thrilled that her and James wanted us there, and we pulled out all the stops! In all of our years, we’ve worked in many different team combinations. But this was the first time ever that Mariah and I got together with both Taylor and Magdalena to form an Amari Dream Team™ (patent pending). It was so much fun and we loved getting to premiere this Same Day Edit! Congratulations to Karina & James, and enjoy!!!

Dave

Karina & James

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Caitlin & Zack

Posted by on May 19, 2016

5.14.16

Same Day Edit

Hey all! If you haven’t noticed, our blogging has been a bit sporadic recently. That’s because we’ve been hard at work over the last 4 months completely revamping all of our workflows, logistics, and oh god I’m boring you to sleep, aren’t I? Well, let’s skip the details and get to the important part: we now have MUCH more time to spend doing what we actually love: editing films! We’re still working on polishing the edges and squashing bugs, but we can already see a huge difference in how much time, and more importantly, mental space, we have to invest in projects. So, stay tuned!

Now, of course, we’re not just here to talk shop. Let’s watch a wedding film! On today’s menu, we have Caitlin & Zack’s Same Day Edit. These two got married this past weekend at Caitlin’s family home, which I LOVE! How cool, to be able to spend the greatest day of your life in a place with so much meaning and so many memories. It was a wonderful day, and we’re so excited to share this with you all. Congrats to Caitlin & Zack, and enjoy!!

Dave

Caitlin & Zack

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Thanh & Eric

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

2.21.16

Same Day Premiere

You guys. Get excited. We’ve got some really fun films coming up over the next few weeks! First off, a Same Day Premiere from this past weekend. Thanh & Eric picked a song off of our song list that I’ve been dying to use, so I was extra excited for their wedding! And, their day turned out wonderfully at ever corner. Ample natural light for getting ready? Check. Beautiful portrait location with plenty of time to work with? Check. Unique and interesting venue? Check. Awesome coordinator? Check. Cool photographers? Check. Couple who’s happy and they know it? Check check check!!!

As a matter of fact, I was enjoying the day so much that when I finished the edit 30 minutes ahead of schedule, instead of just waiting for showtime, I went crazy. I’ve had this idea that I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while, and for some reason decided that with a 9pm showtime, 8:30pm was the perfect time to nuke the ending and head off into the wild. In the end, we stuck the landing, and it was such a blast getting to premiere this film for Thanh, Eric, and all of their friends and family! (Now, if you’re coming here from Instagram, you’ve seen what I’m talking about, but shhhh no spoilers!) Congrats to Thanh & Eric, and enjoy the film!!!

Dave

Thanh & Eric

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Christina & Johnny

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

12.12.15

Same Day Premiere

Ok, what the heck. How is this our last post of 2015. Are you kidding me!? This realization has sent me down memory lane, skimming back over all the films we’ve been a part of this year and woah, what an amazing year it’s been.

We can’t get TOO nostalgic right now though, as we’re working feverishly to wrap up as many projects as we can before we leave for the holidays. So, we’ll have to wait until January to get all sappy and do the “year in review”. Even still, we wanted to get this post up so that we could share Christina & Johnny’s Same Day Premiere with you! It was a wonderful day and the film was so much fun to edit. I absolutely LOVE the song they chose and it made for the perfect score.

We’ve got to get back to the trenches, so we’re going to keep this short. But hey, you’re mostly here for the films anyways, so I’m sure you’ll forgive us 🙂 Congrats to Christina & Johnny, and enjoy!

Dave

Christina & Johnny

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Jaclyn & Nick

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015

11.14.15

Same Day Premiere

Future brides, listen up! (…er…read up?) I have some advice! If you are considering a coordinator for your wedding (I highly recommend you do!), then when you’re looking for reviews, don’t just ask their past couples, ask the vendors they’ve worked with! A good coordinator is on the bride and groom’s team all day long, advocating for them at all costs. A great coordinator, however, brings everyone together: bride, groom, parents, bridal party, vendors, etc., and creates ONE team. That may seem like semantics, but there is a very real difference. When you choose a coordinator from the latter category, your family will feel cared for, your friends will feel happier, and your vendors will be able to focus on their craft. Simply put, your wedding day will be markedly better. Karina, as with all of the other girls from Couture, falls into that second category, and we absolutely love her. I could spend hours on this subject, but I know why you’re really here: Jaclyn & Nick!

We actually got to work with Jaclyn last year, as she was the make up artist and friend of one of our past brides. We were honored to hear that she made it a point to remember to reach out to us once she was engaged! Meanwhile, Nick is someone I’ve watched on TV for years, pitching for the Padres. They also happen to be two of the nicest people we’ve ever met. This was one of the most fun days we’ve had, and we couldn’t be happier for these two. We hope you enjoy this Same Day Premiere!

Dave

Jaclyn & Nick

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Collin & Jessica

Posted by on Apr 24, 2015

4.18.15

Same Day Premiere

We’ve got something new to share with you this week! Back in the day (as in, up until yesterday), we had a Facebook, twitter, and rss button up there in the menu ^^^. Well, funny thing is, we basically forgot we had a Twitter (Oops). So we upgraded to some snazzy new hexagonal buttons and ditched Twitter for Instagram. You can now find and follow us at “amariproductions”! It’ll be a bit of a hybrid account where you can get both Amari updates, as well as endless pictures of our dog, Russell (I mean, he just does the darnedest things!) Even better, you’ll now get 15 second preview videos of all of our blog posts, starting today! Go check it out! (Of course, I’m going to post the first video AFTER this goes live, so hopefully it works!)

So, who are we bringing you today? Collin & Jessica! It was such a blast getting to work with both an awesome coordinator (Couture Events), AND an awesome photographer (Ashley Kelemen). And to top it off, Collin & Jessica were both such expressive people. That willingness to show their full range of emotions throughout the day made for some amazing footage, and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Congrats you two!

Dave

Collin & Jessica

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