• Heart Happy Films
  • Golden Ocala Wedding Highlights // James + Jessica

    James + Jessica // Highlight Reel from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    James and Jessica 1

    (Photo by Russell Martin Photography)

    I mean… WOW. Look at that dress!?

    Jessica’s dress was gorgeous – and PINK! Which totally complimented her personality. Jessica and James’s story of how they met is one of the most unique we’ve heard. Upon meeting James for the first time (before they started dating), Jessica’s Mother said “He’s the one you are going to marry.” It was meant to be between these two, and we couldn’t be more honored to have captured their day.

    I know we don’t talk about this often, but we purchase the license to all the songs we use in our videos. James and Jessica’s reel was cut to “Once in a Lifetime” by Landon Austin and licensed through The Music Bed. For more deets on why we license the songs we use, and what this means – check out our articled titled “Why use licensed music?” and get informed!

    Much love – GBVideo

  • Florida Photographers
  • Book the Ultimate Wedding Day Team


    Book the Ultimate Wedding Day Photo/Video Team. We’ve paired up with the awesome folks at Matt Whytsell Photography to provide y’all with an awesome joint package.

    Since we love working with Matt, James and Heather – we thought, why not give a little incentive for couples to book both of us together? So, without further adieu, here is our awesome joint package.

    2 Great Teams, 1 Awesome Price


    • Up to 8 hours of wedding day coverage
    • Online Cloud Access to all edited images (Details: www.pass.mattwhytsell.com)
    • Print Release for High Resolution Downloads from PASS
    • Unlimited photos of your day (As many as can be captured in the time frame)
    • Online Blog Post to share with family and friends (www.mwpic.com)
    • Custom Client Website to share with family and friends (Example: http://weaverwedding.mattwhytsell.com)
    • Second Shooter
    • On-Location 1 Hour Engagement Session
    • Online Cloud Access to Engagement Photos from PASS
    • Print Release for High Resolution Engagement Downloads from PASS


    • 2 Videographers, 2 HD cameras
    • Feature Film – NEW! 10+ minutes in length; an extended version of our highlight reels packed with more incredible moments from your wedding day (double the fun!)
    • Copy of feature film delivered on thumb drive
    • 8 hours of coverage

    TOTAL $4,000

    (saving $1,750 if booked together!)

    We are super excited about our joint package. Basically, on our end, you get our Package 2 for the price of Package 1. How cool is that?

    Tell anyone you know who is getting hitched. This is a deal that won’t be around forever!

    Important Info: This package is pending availability. Please understand that both companies must have your wedding date free, thus allowing you to book both companies for your date. Please inquire about this package and we will insure your date is available on both companies’ calendars. :)

  • Florida Photographers
  • Andy and Dena’s Gator Homecoming Wedding

    Andy + Dena // Highlight Reel from Gator Bride Videography on Vimeo.

    So, obviously living in Gainesville we are MAJOR Gator fans. When Andy and Dena contacted us with their idea to have a Gator Homecoming Wedding, we were practically jumping out of our seats! After many weeks of patiently waiting for their day to arrive (we were so excited – we couldn’t contain ourselves!), their day finally arrived.

    We started the day at dawn… literally. Since the Gator Homecoming Game was around noon, we had to get started early. Which, in our opinion, made for some pretty awesome sunrise shots out at Paines Prairie. Dena was an absolutely gorgeous Bride and exuded orange and blue pride all day long. Their reception tailgate was held at the University of Florida’s Vet School and was beautifully put together by Celebrations Catering, Masterpiece Weddings and Dream Day Cakes.

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    The GBVideo Team (hey – that’s us!), caught in action at Dena and Andy’s E-Session with Russell Martin Photography.
    Photo by Russell Martin Photography

    Thanks to some awesome vendors for putting together such an awesome event! And Thank you to Dena and Any for choosing US to capture your orange and blue wedding day! :)

    Celebrations Catering
    Russell Martin Photography
    Masterpiece Weddings
    Dream Day Cakes
    Image Insight Makeup Artistry
    Pranges Florist
    Eric Redmond, Pianist

    Gator Love!

  • Heart Happy Films
  • Impromtu Baughman Center Proposal

    Lainey giving Joe the love-eye.

    Hey y’all, Mr. Knight here!

    So, last weekend Mrs. Gator and I were at the awesome Baughman Center rehearsing for a Gator Bride Videography wedding the following day (more on that soon). The Baughman Center, if you’ve never seen it, is a beautiful quaint little chapel on the edge of Lake Alice located on the west-side of the University of Florida campus. This place is, without a doubt, the place to get married in Gainesville. We even had some of our engagement photos taken there

    On with the point… At the end of the rehearsal, I noticed a nervous-looking dude and a girl hanging-out around the side door at the North end of the chapel. Initially I thought it was just a few stealthy ninja guests that I hadn’t noticed yet; but, as the chapel emptied and only the three of us were left, I knew something was up. I was just finishing up packing all of our videography gear. The guy over yonder (I’ve always wanted to type that) was on the phone, hiding behind one of the few windowless walls, and the girl was pacing and sorta on the look-out for something. I then noticed a dozen red roses sitting at the edge of the alter and that got me curious. So I asked the girl what was up and she said the guy, Joe, was going to pop-the-question to his girlfriend, Lainey (who is completely unaware, or is supposed to be at least), in a few minutes.

    Now… I wouldn’t necessarily say that I’m obsessed with weddings (like Mrs. Gator) but I am in the business of capturing the emotions and sentiment surrounding them. Unfortunately, I knew I wouldn’t have enough time to setup for a video… but… I did have all our camera equipment with me and I love photography too (I’m just not that good, haha). I asked the girl, who I guess was one of the soon-to-be-proposed-to’s best friends, if they had anyone to take pictures of the event (and hinted that I’d be willing to shoot if they didn’t). She said that she and the girl driving Lainey had brought their cameras, on the false pretense that they (the girls) were just gonna take some pictures together before going out to dinner, and had planned on taking photos of it but also hinted that she’d be thrilled to have me take a few shots too. I told her it would be pro-bono so she went and asked Joe about it. When she returned with a smiley-face, I knew it was a go…

    I’d never taken photos of people outside my close family and friends before and that made me nervous. What had I gotten myself into? Why do I always throw myself into situations in which I have no idea what I’m doing. I think it’s just my curiosity and my knowing that in order to get better at something, you’ve got to challenge yourself (something I learned playing high school football). In any case,  I figured, for a free impromptu proposal shoot of people I’d never met before, there’s really no way this could turn out bad. You really can’t complain about free bad photos.

    Joe and I hid behind a wall (which is hard since the Baughman Center is practically made of windows). I noticed how anxious he was so I figured now was as good as a time as any to start shooting.

    Joe leaning against the wall nervously.

    Joe is on the phone with Lainey’s friend pretending to be the girl in the chapel with him. See that little somethin’-somethin’ in his back pocket?

    Joe holding a bouquet of a dozen red roses waiting for Lainey to see him in the distance.

    What a guy… pullin’ out all the stops for this one.

    Joe and Lainey hugging after they first saw each other. I think she liked the flowers. So far so good… Oh, and check out that Gator wallet… nice.

    Joe pulling the white-gold ring out from it's box.

    Joe and Lainey hugging after the proposal She said yes. :-)

    Joe and Lainey kissing after the proposal.

    An appropriate time for a kiss… yes, I agree.

    Joe did a fantastic job. He told her how much he loved her, got on one knee, said the magic words, and slid the ring onto his new fiancé’s ring finger.

    Joe and Lainey posing for at the north exit of the Baughman Center.

    So, I guess, all-in-all, the photos turned out pretty darn good for being so spontaneous. I know they liked them a lot and that makes me feel really good.

    Congratulations to Joe and Lainey and thank you for the opportunity to capture this moment for you.

    Side Note:
    I shot this proposal on my birthday and it turned out to be one of my favorite birthday presents. I love photography and I love making people feel good. What better thing to do on your birthday than to make a newly engaged couple’s day?

  • Recaps
  • The Infamous iPhone Wedding Photo

    I’ve mentioned a few times before how much I love pictures of iPhone’s in Wedding pictures. I even wrote a few more posts about how cute they were in pictures, and since Mr. Knight and I are avid iPhone users, we couldn’t be apart from our little iPhones on our Wedding day either.

    So now, I present to you our covetted iPhone Wedding photo:

    I loves ♥

    I think I must of asked our photographers a million times on our Wedding day – “When do we get to do our iPhone picture?” Can you tell I was excited? I think they finally just gave in and was like “Let’s do it now,” after I had asked them for the 1 bazillionth time. :-)

    Do y’all plan on incorporating your iPhone (or other smartphone) into your wedding pictures?

    Photo, and idea behind photo, by Starks Photography ♥them