They call me Bruce (no, not the Martial Arts star – though I do throw down a mean karate chop when a server gets in my way at a reception). I’m the owner and principle filmmaker at Cloud Nine.
Nice to meet you!
I began Cloud Nine in 2002 with a purpose – to give couples’ something more meaningful and of higher quality than what was available at the time. We started with a handful of films that year and then quickly accelerated to a pace where we were doing about 25 films/year until our peak in 2011 when we filmed 32 weddings – that was too many.
Since 2011 we have re-structured as a boutique wedding film studio where we can focus less on the number of weddings, and more on really engaging (pun intended) with our couples to get to know them – and then create the very best film possible for them. Bottom line? We are not a “factory” wedding film company”. We listen, we craft, we present you with an heirloom keepsake.
We have been fortunate enough to film all over the World from North America, to Hawaii, Mexico, The Philippines, Mauritius (off the coast of Madagascar – look it up, it’s so cool), and even England + Ireland. Still remaining on the bucket list? Filming a wedding reception in Red Square in Moscow (call me).
We are diligent, professional, creative (hence the name) and most of all, re-assuring. I have a degree in Psychology and am a former elementary school teacher, so I like to think that wedding films are a great way to apply this background. I’m not only leading the film, but I’m also there to make you feel relaxed so that you can enjoy the day and ultimately the film later.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly so that we can discuss your wedding – I’m an open book. I can be reached at 321.444.3371 (call or even FaceTime!) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time to start planning that wedding and capturing it with an amazing film. We are here for you when you’re ready 🙂
We have been filming weddings since 2002 and have had 3 lifetimes worth of experiences while we capture films for our clients. What is the value in hiring a company like that? 3 words: Peace – of – Mind.
Think about it, presumably most people are getting married and planning their wedding for the first time and other than moving houses, and trying to fix a broken internet connection, weddings (they say) are one of the most stressful life events….but they don’t have to be.
I think we all know the value of using a company with experience but it is especially important when looking for wedding vendors and even more important when looking for a wedding filmmaker. Things happen fast and if someone doesn’t know how to anticipate what is about to happen, they will miss things when they do happen.
We know when your mom or dad is about to cry…
We know when your groom is going to tear up…
We know what will make your bridal party laugh…
Mostly we know how to balance capturing these moments while being unobtrusive, but also know when we need to get closer to get the shot.
Hiring an experienced wedding professional not only means that you can get the high-quality product/service that you deserve, but it also means (more importantly) that you can relax and enjoy the day unfolding. And what’s more special than that?
Clearly we all wish that this pandemic was over – it has been a horrible experience for nearly all engaged couples and wedding vendors at a time when everyone should just be able to celebrate! This too shall pass but what to do in the interim? It can be stressful enough planning a wedding on a “normal” year but how to navigate all the new twists and turns. The solution (well there isn’t just one solution) could rely in forcing yourself to stay centered and do what we like to do:
DO NOT TRY TO FIGHT GRAVITY
What that means is that hard as it may seem to be, you can either fight gravity and have a much harder time, or ride the wave and potentially experience things that you never knew were possible.
SO, we would recommend taking a pragmatic approach to your wedding planning, employ trusted and referred professionals and then adjust where needed. What will be will be and none of it is worth it in the end if it doesn’t feel right. Center yourself every morning – have gratitude, and treat others with kindness and respect. We will get through this!
Most importantly, don’t give up – your wedding day will come and no matter how it unfolds it will be the beginning of an amazing journey. We are all much stronger than we think – YOU GOT THIS!