Thursday, September 30, 2010


I have good news and bad news. Good news is we just launched our new blog! Bad news is we are leaving this one behind. Feel free to say good bye to this one but wait until you see what we are doing with the new one!

See you over there! Dave

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

wedding recap with super 8

photo: ricky restiano
dj: dance time entertainment

celeste & steve's wedding recap from moving pictures llc on Vimeo.

wow what an email

Here is an email from one of our brides, this is what makes us love what we do!

Ok, ok, ok... So I'm always the one saying how technology has made things so much less personal these days.. However, in the interest of getting all of my thoughts out, as well as you having the pain of trying to decipher my handwriting, I'll keep my words on email.

I just finished watching the entire video, and I must say, that despite all of the credit that I have given you and your team throughout my wedding process, it was nowhere near enough... Words cannot express how much I thank you for capturing both the major and minor moments of our special day. Yes - I know, I know, you are going to say that it is 'your job' but what you do should NEVER be thought of as something as minute as that expression.

Your note said that there was a lot of dancing so let you know if you want me to cut anything - absolutely NOT!!! Considering the fact that my head was 1/2 in a fog that day, watching the edited dancing gave me a chance to share in the joy of the celebration that our friends and families were sharing. That is what it is all about, after all. Many, many thanks to Joe Video for the steady-cam shots, especially in the castle - absolutely amazing. And an extra special thanks to him as well for getting our friend Deacon's "dance performance" that he gives at everyone's weddings, but this one was with a broken knee LOL The shots of Brad and I in the castle and the foyer of the Venetian were astounding as they were breath-taking.

Ya know it's funny - when you are planning a wedding, you shape everything down to the last nitty-gritty detail, and that is what you captured for us - everything from general dancing, to the close-up shots of the flowers against the ballroom backdrop, from us dancing alone on the dance-floor to a song OTHER THAN our song while we were framed by the few chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, shots of the GROOM when the bride made her entrance (which I think is the most romantic part of any wedding day), to the old-fashioned camera shots, to the choice of end-recap song, nothing was missed - NOTHING!!! Very few people can come away from their wedding with a million memories, to have a million more created through watching a 'movie', not just a video, of their special day, of things that they may not have experienced or noticed due to the craziness of the day.

A special thanks to Jim as well for all of his efforts, and great sense of humor to help ease the beginning of the day. A special thanks to Geoff and of COURSE to you, Dave - the editing process made watching this copy a world's difference than watching the raw-video. You truly brought our special day, and honeymoon, back to life.... and I truly believe that if we had not used you for our wedding, there are no words to say or all the money in the world, that could have brought that feeling back.

Every time I call you, you always say that it was a pleasure working with me, well, there's where you are wrong!!! Both the pleasure and privilege was OURS that WE got to work with artists such as you, your team, as well as Ricky and his team. You only get married once (knock on wood) and you should only be permitted to use the "best of Westchester" - Moving Pictures and Park Place. Working with you was like working with a friend, and I am proud to call you a friend as well as a creative professional.

With Warmest Regards,
Jackie & Brad Markhorst

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Dueling Weds" was featured on the "Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever" website, check it out.

I wanted to share the fact that our company was featured on the "Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever!" website. The site features things all brides should know when planning a wedding in the hudson valley and beyond, its totally worth a look..

When I was contacted by Stephanie (from BHVWE) I was completely honored. This video was a true labor of love for all of us at moving pictures, it was first put into motion about a year and a half ago when I meet with Vinny and Angela to talk about filming their wedding. During the conversation we spoke about something called a trash the dress shoot, to which Vinny responded what about a trash the tux.

The day of their wedding the idea for "Dueling Weds" was born. For those of you who watch my blog you will probably already know Vinny & Angela as the bride in the paint booth couple. For those of you who don't know what I am talking about, you can watch it here

After shooting at J & F Chatsworth Auto Body, and seeing what Vinny and Ang were willing to do I knew this shoot was going to be sick. Before long there were concepts, storyboards, and finally shoot dates. We had two long days of shooting which included some laughing, some crying, lots of fun and most of all sabotage.

Check out the post from Best Hudson Valley Wedding Ever here

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a short film about photographer Anthony Petrozza

A few weeks ago my buddy ricky restiano told me about a shoot that Anthony Petrozza was putting together. Once I heard about it I knew it would be a perfect opportunity to do a video about Anthony and let all my clients see how talented my new shooter/editor Steve is. Here are two video's that show case them at work. The first one is shot and edited by steve and the second is him working on the video. Enjoy and please feel free to leave comments.

bridal shoot with anthony from moving pictures llc on Vimeo.

Steve's Behind the Scene Video

behind the scenes at moving pictures llc from moving pictures llc on Vimeo.

cool wedding recap

jessica and billy's wedding recap in HD from moving pictures llc on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

my cousins wedding recap

look closely you might see someone you know...

PS. all of our video's now can be played right from your mobile phone. Just follow this link

photo: ricky restiano
dj: dance time

frankie & erin's wedding recap from moving pictures llc on Vimeo.