November 15, 2012

Jeanine & T.J.; Bedell Cellars, The North Fork

T.J. fixes hot rods for a living, so it was no surprise that he had a few of them at the Harborfront Inn in Greenport, where he and Jeanine got ready! TAS videographer, Spencer, went along for a ride which is what we open up the highlight video with.  The couple headed down the road a bit after getting ready to Bedell Cellars, where they locked eyes (teary, red ones on T.J.) for the first time as Jeanine came down the aisle. After that it was all smiles as the couple danced, drank, ate and laughed through a night they will never forget! We used a special piece of equipment called a jib for the first time on this shoot, which gives the camera the ability to go high and low in one sweeping movement. If you like the look of a jib or a crane for your NYC wedding video, please talk to us and we will go over the options!

Tim Alan Smith in Well Wed Blog

Tim Alan Smith was recently featured in WellWed Magazine's blog with our wedding coverage of Stefanie and David's wedding at Raphael Vineyards in the North Fork! We worked with one of our favorite photographers, Mark Kopko of Kopko Images, whose amazing shots can also be seen in this article!

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Cat & Rick; Trump Soho, NYC

The views at Trump Soho in NYC were breathtaking! What an amazing space for a wedding ceremony
and Cat and Rick were surrounded by family and friends on the top floor of the famed hotel with views of Manhattan from all angles! After exchanging vows, the couple headed downstairs for cocktail hour and a night of fun! Check out the video below to see some of the highlights!

Lisa and Rob, The Chateau at Coindre Hall

I was happy to see Lisa pulled my friend Jay Marist out of wedding photography retirement to shoot her very fun and occasionally tissue-inducing wedding! Lisa and Rob got married at the Chateau at Coindre Hall in Huntington and the day was one they won't soon forget! Who says death is always a bad thing? Lisa and Rob met at a funeral! Enjoy the clip!

November 14, 2012

Engaged! Tim to tie the knot!

Well, it had to happen sooner or later! When you work in the wedding industry long enough, it's only a matter of time before it's time to plan your own wedding! Well, that time is here. I recently proposed to my girlfriend Kristin, on a bridge near the central park reservoir.  It was fantastic night complete with champagne, a limousine ride around the city, dinner at the Gramercy Tavern and a night at the Palace Hotel.  All and all, a night to remember with the most important part being that Kristin said yes! Of course I had photo and video of the event, with friends Jay, Geoff and Kate hiding in the bushes to document for me.  Above are a few photos from Jay.

Andrew & Marcela; The Prince George Ballroom; NYC

Andrew & Marcela got married in a traditional Jewish ceremony at the Prince George Ballroom in NYC, and Tim Alan Smith was happy to be there to capture it! Check out the video below to see a short highlight of the day!

Julie & Jason; Church of the Blessed Sacrament and The Central Park Boathouse

Check out Julie and Jason's wedding at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament and the Central Park Boathouse, two great spaces for NYC weddings! We also worked with one of our favorite NYC Photographers, Gulnara of Gulnara Images! She always does amazing work and is so fun to work with! Enjoy the video below.

Michelle & Matthew; St. Ann Church and One Newark Center

Michelle and Matthew had amazing wedding day at St. Ann's Church in Hoboken followed by the party at One Newark Center. Tim Alan Smith was happy to be there to document it!  We mainly film weddings in NYC but also travel to film weddings in NJ, CT and around the world! Enjoy this one below!

Jessica & Steven; The Ritz Carlton Westchester

Tim Alan Smith has filmed at the Ritz Carlton in Westchester a few times now, and every time it seems like the perfect place for a wedding!  Jessica and Steven had their ceremony at St. John the Evangelist in White Plains before heading back to the Ritz for a night of partying! We were happy to work with one of our favorite photographers- Rich Janniello of Ciro Photography, who captured the day with his typical skill and artistry.

Howard & Bronywyn, Vineyard Caterers, The North Fork Wine Country

It's always nice to be able to attend a wedding as a guest, and this one such case for me! I sent my team to film friends Howard and Bronwyn, as they tied the knot in front of friends and family in an intimate setting at Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue, NY.  One of our favorite photographers, Mark Kopko of Kopko Images, was there to capture all the images on film.  Watch the video closely and you might see me in a shot or two! (Hint- my date has red hair!)  Enjoy!

Jessica & Eric; The Downtown Association

What a cool space for a wedding! We have never been to the Downtown Association before and were very impressed with the layout for Jessica & Eric's wedding.  They started with the Ketubah signing in a side room before the ceremony in another room with beautiful lighting for the solemn event. The guests were then taken to the cocktail hour, dinner and and night of dancing and fun!  Tim Alan Smith especially enjoyed the night as we filmed with one of our favorite NYC photographers, Rich Janniello, of Ciro Photography! It's always great to work with someone you know and who knows you so that the wedding day and photos/video flow smoothly! Enjoy the video below!

Adele & Paul; The Park Savoy

We get our clients through many different channels including many referrals, some advertising, the occasional person who finds the blog etc. etc. Adele and Paul, however, were probably one of the more unique connections we have made over the years.  I actually met Adele while walking my dog last winter! It turns out we live in the same apartment in Manhattan and I had filmed at her location- the Park Savoy- a few years back.  One thing led to another and she ended up hiring us and we were there to film the day! Here is amazing video clip we put together from their super-fun wedding! 

Knot Industry Gala NYC

Tim Alan Smith spent an evening catching up with other NYC Industry Pros at the Knot Industry Gala at the New York Public Library last month. (The New York Public Library, FYI, is a great space for a NYC wedding if you are looking!)  It was a night for all in the industry to catch up and let loose as the music, wine and food flowed throughout the great evening.  It was also great as Tim Alan Smith was named one of the Knot's Best of for 2012 earlier in the year, which is always such as great honor!

Tim Alan Smith Films in Mexico

As much as we love filming NYC weddings, it's nice once in a while to have a destination wedding. We recently filmed Joseph & Antoinette's wedding in Mexico with Catherine Leonard Photography also making the trip!  What a great weekend for all involved! Check out the highlight video below to see!

November 11, 2012

Justena & Slate; Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

Justena & Slater met on an Aspen ski trip one winter day and tied the knot in the Hamptons
on a gorgeous fall day, at the Dune Church in Southampton. Next it was off to cocktails on the beach before a reception at the Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club for a beautiful wedding by the sea! We worked with excellent NYC photographer, Tim Lee, who made the most of both locations, getting great shots of the handsome groom and beautiful bride.