White Owl Wedding Films

White Owl Wedding Films Local Production Company White Owl Wedding Films is an independently owned Wedding Film Production Company in Grand Rapids, MI.

Operating as usual

03/08/2021

When I started working with Travis, I was shocked at how many men filmed weddings. I always envisioned wedding related industries to be bridal, elegant, and driven by feminine energy. And they mostly are. Except wedding videography. There is a disproportionate number of men working in wedding videography compared to any other wedding industry. Why? I didn’t get it.

Until I shot my first wedding.

Six years ago, Travis took me shooting on my first wedding. He brought a camera for me to use and a shoulder rig, “in case the camera got heavy.” I soon found out that the shoulder rig was too heavy and bulky, so I carried the camera instead. Travis would look at me over my shoulder and watch my shaky footage as I was trying to film a shot. He looked at me askance and said, “just hold the camera still.” I was dead. My arms were giving out. The camera had no shoulder strap, I had barn dust between my toes, and my earrings kept clipping the straps of my dress. I was done. How did this happen? Travis made this look like a breeze.

It didn’t take me long to put the pieces together. The muscle it takes to hold a camera while filming is serious. It’s like a day at the gym. Arm extensions, lifting, holding, holding while extending, carrying, stairs, oh and if you get shaky the footage is unusable.

Well, I knew Warner Bros. wouldn’t be calling me anytime soon. To film anything. Ever. By the end of that first day, my arms were visibly shaking.

We got in the car and Travis said, “Wow, I had so much fun filming with you. You did great!” I sat and listened as he raved about me being in the right place at the right time and shooting all of the emotions.

Hmm…

The next wedding things went a little differently. He could see what I struggled with and made changes. He tried a different rig, a different camera, different lenses. And he continued doing that for five years until we got it right.

As he was able to help me find manageable options, he learned to really enjoy having a woman around for the day. Travis quickly recognized that women brought specific strengths to the bridal world and wanted them on his team. He began hiring more women and realized that just because they weren’t as available didn’t mean they weren’t as hirable. With his years of experience, he helped them fine tune their film kit to be more manageable for their needs.

We support women working with technology. The camera world is a male dominated industry. It’s tech-savvy and equipment heavy. Largely speaking, it does not appeal to women. What we see is a lot of women gravitating toward photography. Holding one or two cameras, lenses in a bag, and that’s it. Often, we hear female photographers commenting on our equipment. We hear, “that looks so heavy” or “y'know I never even tried with video because it always intimidated me.”

Me too, girl, me too.

But I finally found something that works for me. And so has our team.

Men bring some amazing things to this field and I am personally grateful for all of the equipment made by men that help us do our jobs. But we recognize all of the untapped potential that women can bring to the (bridal) table.

I think women have a bright future in wedding videography. Our daughter has toy cameras. She holds them up and says confidently, “Say cheese, Dad!”

We believe women can do it too.

#internationalwomensday

02/21/2021

One of the most beautiful details of a wedding day is each bride’s dress. (There’s a reason we build suspense around a bride’s entrance in wedding ceremonies!) We love the details in buttons, trains, open backs, sleeves – all of it. There’s magic held in the fabric, in the way the bride holds herself once she’s finally in her dream dress.

Venue: @thedearborninn
Photographer: @haleyjeanphotography

🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves! 🥰 How are you celebrating this year?

Venue: @diadetroit
Photographer:@haleyjeanphotography

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Happy Galantine’s Day! 👯‍♀️ Shout out to all the ladies in our lives that bring so much joy, support, and love! It’s a b...
02/14/2021

Happy Galantine’s Day! 👯‍♀️ Shout out to all the ladies in our lives that bring so much joy, support, and love! It’s a bunch of fun capturing moments like these with girl squads on wedding days and we’re sending you the same big, celebratory energy today.🍾

Happy Galantine’s Day! 👯‍♀️ Shout out to all the ladies in our lives that bring so much joy, support, and love! It’s a bunch of fun capturing moments like these with girl squads on wedding days and we’re sending you the same big, celebratory energy today.🍾

01/31/2021

We’re so sorry to all of our brides that dreamed about bigger ceremonies during 2020-21 😔 but we’re also obsessed with the intimacy of elopements that have become more popular. ⁠

Considering an elopement? We’re here for it. ⁠

Connect with our team about your dream day. ⁠


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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01/30/2021

Serving looks 🔥⁠


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Engagement season is upon us. 🙌🏽 ⁠⁠Spring/Summer 2021 and 2022 wedding dates are filling up more everyday. If you’re loo...
01/28/2021

Engagement season is upon us. 🙌🏽 ⁠

Spring/Summer 2021 and 2022 wedding dates are filling up more everyday. If you’re looking for a sign to secure your wedding vendors - this is it. ⁠


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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Engagement season is upon us. 🙌🏽 ⁠

Spring/Summer 2021 and 2022 wedding dates are filling up more everyday. If you’re looking for a sign to secure your wedding vendors - this is it. ⁠


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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One of our favorite shots from Mary + Gage’s wedding. 💕⁠⁠⁠🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠🛎️ Link in bio or DM for availabili...
01/27/2021

One of our favorite shots from Mary + Gage’s wedding. 💕⁠


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We’re all about capturing the candid moments.😜⁠⁠#NationalSpousesDay⁠Photos via: @najdukphoto + @athornsphoto⁠⁠🎥 Now book...
01/26/2021

We’re all about capturing the candid moments.😜⁠

#NationalSpousesDay⁠

Photos via: @najdukphoto + @athornsphoto


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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01/24/2021

The only level of JOY we are accepting in our lives. 🙌🏽⁠


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01/23/2021

The breathless moment when you first see each other… ⁠

(We never get over watching and feeling this part with you! 🥺)⁠


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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Wrap me in your love❣️⁠⁠#NationalHuggingDay⁠⁠⁠🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠🛎️ Link in bio or DM for availability⁠💍 Check u...
01/21/2021

Wrap me in your love❣️⁠

#NationalHuggingDay⁠


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01/18/2021

There’s something so romantic about a snowy evening. ⁠🥰

Happy anniversary Mary and Gage! We were so grateful to be a part of your big day and loved capturing this part of your love story.⁠


Photographer: @kayymariephotos⁠
Venue: @thecheneyplace⁠


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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What’s your love language?💖⁠⁠Does watching Friends re-runs count?😅⁠⁠⁠🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠🛎️ Link in bio or DM for...
01/17/2021

What’s your love language?💖⁠

Does watching Friends re-runs count?😅⁠


🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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One of the silver-linings of being a video team for couples during a pandemic is that we can make plans A, B, C … allll ...
01/16/2021

One of the silver-linings of being a video team for couples during a pandemic is that we can make plans A, B, C … allll the way through WTF work out. ⁠

We’ve been capturing big moments for ten years and we know how to roll with the punches. ⁠

If you or one of your squad is looking for a videographer for your 2021-22 wedding, send us a message. We’d love to hear your plans – but ultimately, we’d love to make your wedding video the easiest part of your entire wedding. ⁠



🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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01/14/2021

Not to wish winter away, but 2021 wedding season, we are READY for you! 🥰⁠



🎥 Now booking for 2021-22 ⁠
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We talk a lot about the positive parts of love, but there are hard parts too. The best part about weddings is that the t...
01/12/2021

We talk a lot about the positive parts of love, but there are hard parts too. The best part about weddings is that the troubles of the world disappear. Weddings are a celebration of love that make all the bad stuff go away for a while. There are flowers and cake and limos and dancing. We love them for that. But we know that is not our present reality. ⁠

Living in today’s world is hard. Showing up authentically is hard. Waking up and watching the news is hard. We see it. There is political discourse and people’s convictions are challenged every day. We are triggered constantly. ⁠

We just want to acknowledge the turmoil and say that we see it too. A lot is happening. ⁠

It’s hard to watch racism, corruption, division, and the thousands of other upsetting things that are happening. We do not agree with it, but it’s happening. ⁠

There is an interesting connection between facing today’s reality and the sappy love that we try to fill your timeline with. Do not be fooled by all the sunset dances and bridal awe. While weddings are filled with the happiest times, there are so many more difficult moments that actually define couples that we do not see. There are many other buried struggles that couples face without a veil or a gift table or pretty table linens. Just raw conversations without the glam. We, as a world, are facing hard things. Like really hard. The most challenging scenarios our generation has ever seen. No pretty centerpieces or chandeliers to distract, just one challenge after the next. ⁠

The perseverance comes in the challenges. ⁠

Whether it’s the love of your life, a family member, or a dear friend, everyone is struggling to some capacity with the state of our world. It’s okay to talk about it. ⁠

Show up to those hard conversations. Be strong. Hold true to your convictions. Have a wild heart. ⁠

Be fierce and be kind.

Happy New Year! 🥳One of our fave parts of kicking off a new year is seeing all of the gorgeous end-of-year proposals. Ev...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! 🥳

One of our fave parts of kicking off a new year is seeing all of the gorgeous end-of-year proposals. Even through the distance and changes that came with 2020, love wins and is here to be celebrated.

Wedding planning in a pandemic can be tough, but we'll make capturing your future favorite moments simple. Contact our team for a custom wedding video + photo consultation: http://www.whiteowlweddingfilms.com/contactus

It's almost countdown time! 🎉 We're ready for a new year full of big and small moments of magic and connection. We can't...
01/01/2021

It's almost countdown time! 🎉

We're ready for a new year full of big and small moments of magic and connection.

We can't wait to see what adventures are ahead for you and yours.

(Not to mention we're also really freaking excited to share them with you.😘)

Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with love and peace this year! 🎄
12/25/2020

Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with love and peace this year! 🎄

Who else was excited to wake up to snow this morning? 🥰☃️
12/24/2020

Who else was excited to wake up to snow this morning? 🥰☃️

02/28/2020

Daniel and Quincie: When we learned that your wedding was planned completely out of state, we were shocked. This speaks volumes about who you are as a couple and who surrounds you. Our hope for you both is that you always have faith in your marriage and you never forget the love and support of those around you.

02/05/2020

What started as a great friendship quickly blossomed into something more. 4 years and multiple moves later, Chris and Lauren finally tied the knot.

Photography - Kent & Stephanie Photography
Makeup - Beauty By Billie-Jo
Flowers - Beautiful Blooms by Jen
Decorations - Mager Designs
Dress - Belle Amour Bridal
DJ - BookThatDJ.com

All the feels ⚡️____________________________#feltmansion #bohobride #classywedding #westmichiganwedding #michiganwedding...
11/19/2019

All the feels ⚡️
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#feltmansion #bohobride #classywedding #westmichiganwedding #michiganwedding #blacktieaffair #bowtie #bride #groom #weddingemotions #hollandwedding #hollandmichigan

A love that’s fun is the best love of all ________________________________________#traversecitywedding #upnorthwedding #...
11/11/2019

A love that’s fun is the best love of all
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#traversecitywedding #upnorthwedding #michiganwedding #funwedding #theatrewedding #movietheater #lovetheoneyourewith #weddinginspo #fallweddinginspiration #coolweatherweddings #weddingfilms #theaterlights #cinemalights #weddingkisses #statetheatretraversecity #statetheatre

Jake and Sheridan are truly amazing. Their easy, loving spirits are going to move mountains together. We wish you lots W...
10/29/2019

Jake and Sheridan are truly amazing. Their easy, loving spirits are going to move mountains together.
We wish you lots Wolverine victories and many German Shepard puppies!
LINK IN BIO 🌿
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#seymourchristianchurch #westmichiganbride #weddinginspo #weddinginspiration #elegance #doctorbride #goblue #gosteelers #highfivegr #grandrapidswedding #hillsdalegrad #classywedding #elegantwedding #gorgeousbride

10/22/2019

This day was something special. Jake and Sheridan, your love for each other and for Jesus is inspriring. Your love story is one we could tell over and over again. From the bottom of our hearts, we wish you two nothing but the best and thank you for letting us be a part of your day.

Vendor Dream Team -
Photography - Aubrey Grace Photography
Flowers - Posh Petals
Band - Bluewater Kings Band
Ceremony Venue - Seymour Church
Reception Venue - The High Five GR

10/17/2019
Trevor & Kelsey - 7.20.19

Trevor & Kelsey, your day was one filled with love, laughter and plenty of dancing! It's been a privilege getting to know you two over the last few months and we wish you all the best in your lives together!

Vender Dream Team:

Photography: Avery Phillips
Ceremony: Mayfair Church • Grand Rapids
Reception: Clearwater Place Events
Dress: Becker's Bridal
Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cakes

10/10/2019

Everything about this day was just perfect. Olivia and Landon, we wish you both the absolute best as you start this new chapter of your life! Thank you for letting us tell your story.

Dream Team

Photography: Kate Touzel Photography
Ceremony: Dimnent Chapel, Hope College
Reception: Boatwerks Waterfront
Desserts: Ryke's Bakery, Catering and Cafe
Dress: Ali Nicole Bridal
DJ: Ted Corner Wedding DJ

This couch.This day. 💕💕💕💕______________________________________#antiquecouch #confidentbride #getitgurl #weddingdayposin...
10/10/2019

This couch.
This day.
💕💕💕💕
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#antiquecouch #confidentbride #getitgurl #weddingdayposing #bridalsuite #westmichiganwedding #highschoolsweethearts #carefree #canon5dmarkiv #canonwedding #chillweddingday #downtime #westmichiganengagement #westmihciganbride #vicksburgweddings #michiganweddingvideography #travelingweddingvideographer #theysaidido #weddingdayexcitement #randrweddings #djironin #pinkcouch #relaxingwedding

09/25/2019

A fairytale wedding for a gorgeous couple! Heidi and Trent, I cannot even begin to describe how honored we were to be a part of your day. You made us feel like part of the party from the moment we walked in to the moment we hugged you goodbye after the sendoff. Thank you so much for such an incredible day! #SayHaloToTheNewSalo

Sometimes lights and shadows just happen and it’s a beautiful thing. _______________________________________#westcoastco...
09/19/2019

Sometimes lights and shadows just happen and it’s a beautiful thing.
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#westcoastcouple #lightsandshadowsphotography #canon5dmarkiv #djironingimbal #dreamingaboutthefuturetogether #daydreamingbride #bridalcouture2019 #baypointeinn #westmichiganbride #puremichiganbride #puremichiganwedding #puremichiganweddingvideo #dreamybride #weddingonthewater #outdoorweddingvenue #weddingday2019 #augustwedding2019 #michiganweddingvideography #outdoorweddingvideographer #westmichiganweddingvideographer #westmichiganweddings

In the wedding industry, we share Saturdays with college football. 🏈Who’s your team?? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽____________________________...
09/14/2019

In the wedding industry, we share Saturdays with college football. 🏈Who’s your team?? 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽
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#collegefootballsaturdays #whosyourteam #saturdaysareforfootball #weddingsandfootball #fightingirishfootball #groomsmensocks #makeyourweddingyourown #weddingtrends2019 #puremichiganweddingvideo #puremichiganweddingphotos #puremichiganbusiness

09/11/2019

LOVED working with Emily and Shawn. We are SO excited for this video!!!!!!😍😍😍
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#weddingonthewater #puremiwedding #baypointeinn #weddingvideographer #weddingvideography #isaidyes💍 #westmichiganwedding #lakefrontwedding #summerwedding #outdoorwedding #weddingfilm #canon #canonc200 #canon5dmkiv #sigmaart

Golden hour is yummy every time. ☀️🥰_______________________________#detroitwedding2019 #goldenhourweddingphotography #go...
09/06/2019

Golden hour is yummy every time. ☀️🥰
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#detroitwedding2019 #goldenhourweddingphotography #goldenhourweddingphotos #detroitcountryclub #junewedding2019 #canon5dmarkiv #puremichiganwedding #puremichiganweddingphotos #puremichiganweddingvideo #puremichiganlove #brideandgroomgoldenhourpicture #husbandandwife #gorgeousweddingphotos #countryclubofdetroitwedding #countryclubofdetroit

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Travis and his team were amazing to work with! They were timely, professional, and flexible with the day! They did an amazing job capturing the feelings and emotions of our special day and knew just how to portray it throughout the film to allow us to relive our special day over and over again. We could not be happier with our choice of videographer and the final product of our wedding film!