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Engagement Video: The 2018 Wedding Trend We Love

Kirsten Quinn Wedding/Engagement

What’s engagement video? At SchlickArt in Santa Clarita, it doesn’t just record your most beautiful moments; it captures the love story in between.

Engagement video, Santa Clarita photographer, Santa Clarita wedding photographer, wedding photographer, Santa Clarita photography, Santa Clarita videographer, Santa Clarita wedding video, Santa Clarita video, Santa Clarita boudoir, engagement photosThere really is nothing like being engaged.

Its special kind of magic is contagious, catching fire in every area of your life, as your lifelong dreams suddenly seem more than possible — but close enough to touch. It’s like walking around with a Mariah Carey soundtrack playing in the background. That one pretty ring invites you to believe in things you’d forgotten, like hope and faith and forever. It changes everything, and for once, you’re grateful to have your whole world turned upside down.

Engagement video, Santa Clarita photographer, Santa Clarita wedding photographer, wedding photographer, Santa Clarita photography, Santa Clarita videographer, Santa Clarita wedding video, Santa Clarita video, Santa Clarita boudoir, engagement photosIt’s also a beginning. A place you’ll never be able to return to, but you always hope to remember. As time goes on, marriage becomes deeper, richer. It progresses with each passing day, just like a story with each turned page.

Much of what goes into wedding planning is fueled by the desire to hold onto all of this, to capture the feelings and preserve them. To always remember how good it feels. And to share it with the people who love you most.

That’s why we’re in love with a new wedding trend in 2018: engagement video.

What’s Engagement Video?

It’s a natural evolution of the engagement photography session. While you’re shooting your engagement photos, you’ll also be captured on video.

It shows more than the way you look at each other — it captures the moments in between. Love is dynamic, afterall. One minute you’re cracking up, and the next minute, that sexy smile leads to a deep appreciation of the person across from you. Video allows you to capture the story between the moments.

At ShlickArt, we strive to document your story, and all its beautiful faces. So a SchlickArt engagement video also contains something special: interviews. Now, you might see the word “interview” and pull the blanket over your head. But I gotta tell you, there’s nothing more beautiful than telling the person you love why you love him. Better yet, it just feels good! When you get past the camera jitters, the reward is your vows — on video.

Don’t believe me? Just try to watch this without crying.

How Does It Work?

In typical SchlickArt fashion, engagement sessions include both photography and video. For photo, we offer a “Glam the Dress” option. Using one of your wardrobe changes, you get to hop into your wedding dress, put the fan on your hair and feel absolutely gorgeous. Then, you use the rest of your shoot for photographs of the two of you. While Lindsay shoots photos, Brian shoots video.

Engagement video, Santa Clarita photographer, Santa Clarita wedding photographer, wedding photographer, Santa Clarita photography, Santa Clarita videographer, Santa Clarita wedding video, Santa Clarita video, Santa Clarita boudoir, engagement photosWrapping up the day, you’ll both sit down for a video interview. We invite you to share the story of how you met, how you knew it was love, how he proposed and more. Some couples, however, opt to do their interviews separately, and they share their messages with each other on the big day. Most couples choose to show their completed video to their guests during the reception, as well. It’s always a huge hit.

Why Choose Engagement Video?

There’s a reason weddings have become such a production: Today, marriages mean something different than they did a generation ago. We’ve seen a period of rising divorce rates, and in response, many of us have chosen to write our own definition of love and commitment. We know it takes work, constant growth and, above all, commitment. We don’t just want to stay married but stay happily married in a way that fulfills and expands us.

In the wake of financial insecurity, I think many of us realized that love is one of the most valuable things we have — and we want to be able to count on it. We’ve raised the stakes on love, and rightfully so, we want to celebrate it with the grandeur it deserves.

Besides, at the end of the day, what do we really have to be proud of besides the way we love each other?

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About SchlickArt, Your Studio For Santa Clarita Engagement Video

SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt. SchlickArt offers comprehensive wedding photo and wedding video services in Santa Clarita, including engagement video. 

About Santa Clarita Wedding Photographer, Lindsay Schlick

With the mind of a businesswoman and the heart of an adventurer, Lindsay began to conceive of a different kind of Santa Clarita photography business. In her vision, stepping in front of the camera could be an empowering experience that gave her clients more than just a photograph — it would give people a new way of seeing themselves. With an eye for seeing the beauty in life and in others, Lindsay could use the camera to spread beauty.

About Santa Clarita Wedding Video Creator, Brian Schlick

Starting as an onboard Princess Cruises videographer, Brian quickly climbed the ladder at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clarita. Over the course of 13 years, he moved from video editor for onboard content to supervise Princess’ onboard video teams, managing 17 total ships. The vast exposure to crafting all different kinds of video content allowed Brian to hone his ability to tell stories through compelling, engaging visuals. Today Brian shoots Santa Clarita video for small businesses, as well as the Signature SchlickArt Experience, wedding video and engagement video.