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Beautiful Wedding Photographer Promo

Wedding photographer Kirk Mastin hired Shep Films to create this stunning promo that really conveys his passion for the art. It’s pretty inspirational, even if shooting weddings isn’t your thing. How can you pass up hiring the guy after watching this?

(via Reddit)


 
  • Anonymous

    That video clip of the couple at 1:30 was absolute crap :/

  • Anna Sthetic

    I’ve seen this type of video appearing more and more as people aim to become brands (Jasmine Star etc).  I’m not sure I could get over the cringe factor talking about myself to the sound of a rock track and video shots with shallow depth of field etc.  I’d feel like I was bigging myself up and a bit cheesy.  The American market is so different form other parts of the world though and customers seem to love it.

  • http://www.ddw.ca Calgary Marketing Agency

    Marketing. It’s great marketing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1024085348 Dominick Delli Paoli

    Stunning? Hardly – good bullcrap? Yes -

  • http://twitter.com/Myrddon Henning Nilsen

    He has nailed the key of wedding marketing
    …giving the customer the impression that they matter. 

  • Reg

    I’m in America, I do not love it. B/w’s gelatin silver prints are beautiful, digital is the way to go. The pier shot, military background ughh, what’s in store for this couple?

  • Reg

    I’m in America, I do not love it. B/w’s gelatin silver prints are beautiful, digital is the way to go. The pier shot, military background ughh, what’s in store for this couple?

  • Xyz

    The “stunning” video started off under-exposed, then went rapidly downhill as soon as he opened his mouth!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1469663692 Jason Heilig

    All of these comments are negative.

    As someone who does shoot weddings, I really liked this video. He speaks for me.

    I don’t doubt there is a commercial aim for this, but I believe him when he says what he says.

    The venue in Seattle for his engagement shoot with the wharf… it’s just that. It’s not military. If you’ve been to Seattle you know that the town is about the sea in many ways. It’s not a military thing, you’re being silly.

    The customers do matter. It’s not marketing, if you don’t feel that way, get a job somewhere else. 

    I’ve never left a wedding unhappy. I’ve always felt privileged and on some sort of a high after I left.

    If you don’t want to do it, don’t, but don’t talk smack about the industry. It is photography as pure as any other, and it means so much to so many people.

  • Xyz

    The comments are negative because it is just a load of waffle without any samples of what he is trying to sell!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=570832408 Stefan Heymanns

    This video is not about showing his final product… That can be seen when you go to his website.  This video is produced to make a connection with the photographer, so that you go and take a look at his website.

    It’s marketing and if you are at all familiar with wedding photography in large metropolitan areas, you realize that it is pretty darn good marketing.

  • rj

    Maybe crap out of context, but clearly the idea was to create a home video effect here – and I think it worked brilliantly.  These guys are obviously capable of having a steady hand and maintaining focus judging by the rest of the video… 

  • rj

    Maybe crap out of context, but clearly the idea was to create a home video effect here – and I think it worked brilliantly.  These guys are obviously capable of having a steady hand and maintaining focus judging by the rest of the video… 

  • CD

    Word to Stefan.  Refreshing to hear some comments from people who understand marketing.  I’m a creative director at a Seattle Ad Agency and having worked with many photographers, it is equally as important that you work well with your photographer as it is that they produce good work.  This video demonstrates the former…echoing Sefan’s comments, their blog, website, etc. represents the latter.