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New film spots

It’s always fun to film in new places.  Here’s a few fun, new places we’ve filmed recently:

East 4th Street.  A street full of trendy restaurants, outdoor cafes, and street performers.  Loved it here!  Photo courtesy of our partners at Imagine It Photography (you’ll see me to the left sneaking a shot behind some flowers!)


This weekend we’re excited to shoot the wedding of Alexa and Brad at the Union Club!  Elegant, antique, and classy!


A couple of weeks ago we were blown away by the beauty of The Club at Hillbrook.  We got some rain, but nothing could take away the grandeur of this location.


Maria & Bobby’s Highlight Film

We cannot tell you how delighted we were to have the honor of capturing Maria and Bobby’s wedding day.  We loved the Greek culture and all the symbolism given to the ceremony at St. Demetrios.  We were in awe of the spirited dancing as The Fabulous Grecian Keys rocked away the night at The Renaissance Hotel.  The most special moment came when Bobby and his groomsmen pulled off a surprise choreographed dance (to over 5 different songs!) while Maria sat in a chair to be serenaded.  All in all, their commitment to God, each other, and their family was deeply moving.  Enjoy this snapshot of their day.

For Maria & Bobby’s full wedding film click here: https://vimeo.com/138668780

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Here are the delightful vendors we had the privilege to work with:
Photography Partners: Imagine It Photography www.imagineitphotography.com
Hair & Make-up-Fringe & Foundation, Westlake http://www.fandfstudio.com
Church-St. Demetrios http://www.saintdemetriosrr.org
Flowers-Mary Huerner. Avon Lake
Bakery/Cake- Wild Flour http://www.wildflourbakery.com
DJ/Band-Grecian Keys http://www.specialproductions.net/act-greciankeys.shtml

Maria & Bobby’s wedding

We are working away at editing Maria & Bobby’s wedding film and are loving it!  Their wedding was another fun adventure with our partners and friends at Imagine It Photography.  It is such a pleasure to work alongside them.  Here are just a few of their beautiful photos from Maria & Bobby’s wedding day.

To see more check out Stephanie’s blog here.

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Welcome to the new For Real site!

We are thrilled to announce the unveiling of our brand new website:
Please check it out and share it with others!
If you’re getting married or know someone who is, we’re offering a sweet website launch promo for the first three brides that book us to create their cinematic  wedding film (a savings of $500!). Spread the word! Thank you!


Our first Greek wedding!

Last weekend we filmed our first Greek wedding!  It was fascinating!  The service at St. Demetrios included the wearing of crowns, the bride’s godmother placing the rings on Maria and Bobby, a chanter, and the priest leading the couple around a table with almonds!

In the morning we had the chance to see Maria and her bridesmaids getting ready at the salon, Fringe and Foundation, in Westlake.  Here’s a little video we shot on our iPhone at the salon, capped off with a quick shot of the Maria and Bobby after they tied the knot.



Loving this day with Maria & Bobby! #jaruswedding2015 #forrealweddingfilms #CLEvideography

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Maria & Bobby coming soon!

Beth and I are looking forward to filming Maria and Bobby’s wedding this weekend.  First of all, it’s fun for us because we both taught Maria and Bobby when they were in high school.  They’ve been dating for 8 years and it’s a thrill to finally see them become husband and wife!

It will also be a fun wedding because of the many Greek traditions planned, including the wearing of crowns at the ceremony at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church as well as a traditional Greek dance led by the bride herself!

Finally, we get to film with our friends and partners at Imagine It Photography again!


Brad & Lauren’s Wedding Highlight

Beth and I simply loved getting to know Bradly and Lauren.  They just, well, enjoyed each other!  And you can see it and feel it.  It was a pleasure to be a part of their big day.  When we had them over our house before the wedding to talk about their film it was fun to hear them share how much they love to just be together and talk and talk.


One of our favorite moments was catching Lauren’s sister Melissa’s face as she looked over at Brad’s beaming face as he watched his bride walk down the aisle.  Another one of our favorite moments was when Lauren’s dad danced with his daughter.  They started out doing the traditional slow dance and then, without notice, broke into a full-out rockin’ boogie!

Congratulations again, Bradly and Lauren!

Bradly & Lauren’s Wedding Highlight from For Real Wedding Films on Vimeo.

To see Bradly & Lauren’s full wedding film click here.

Here are the delightful vendors we had the privilege to work with:

Photography Partners: Imagine It Photography

Flowers by Allison Swank of Swank Florals

DJ: Gary Perl’s Rock On DJ Service