On July 17th I found Thumbtack and placed a request searching for a Videographer for my daughter's wedding to be held on July 28th. I had 5 or 6 respond to this request with availability. Mark was the first to respond. His response was very detailed as to what he provided, he included his website link and a quicklink to one of the highlight video's he had produced for another wedding. We scheduled a time with Mark to speak over the phone and were very happy with all his responses to our many (and I mean many) questions. This was our first time hiring a videographer and my daughter had waited till the very last minute to make the decision she wanted to do the video as well as a photographer. Not only were his prices very competitive (well he was the lowest offer of the 6) but his responsiveness to us was amazing.
When our day arrived Mark was early to arrive to the venue, he asked for a quick tour which I provided and he met with Tabitha (my daughter) and I to go over his plans and preparations he was making - weather was coming and he wanted to be sure to capture the outside venue shots early so not to miss those (which was perfect because there was a constant downpour from 3 pm until well after the wedding was over). I had guests ask me numerous times throughout the day and into the night where we found the videographer. That he seemed to be everywhere all the time. My daughter even made the comment that he was perfect, and was thinking about pictures/video she hadn't even seen in all her various reviews of highlights (she was by that time addicted to looking at highlights). As the night drew to an end Mark quietly faded away and left during the packup of the wedding party. He was the best.
We just received the video highlight to share with friends and family, and I will tell you not only is it completely perfect but Mark managed to capture the essence of the 12 hours he was with us amazingly. He captured moments I didn't see first hand for various reasons (distracted by grandsons running around or guests wishing us well). The highlight video though short in time is major in impact. I cried once again through the whole thing, and have the several times I've watched it. If this is that good the full length can be nothing short of amazing.
I would (and will since my son is still to be married in the future) hire Life Reflecting Images (Mark) over and over for any special occasion that warrants a video touch. He is unobtrusive in his manner (never in the way or overbearing - he never gave direction but rather worked with our family as they came :) ), he is professional in every way (walking around that pesky other Mother of the bride who had her own camera and video phone app rather than doing what I would do which is push her away), and most of all he captured the most important moments of my daughters (she's really my step daughter I am just the step-mom who would have blown the clouds away to make my daughters day perfect and would have paid whatever it took to make this happen as well) in a manner that I don't think anyone else could have. You will never regret hiring Mark from Life Reflecting Images, he is just simply the nicest and best we could have found.
Thank you Mark and till our next event continued success in everything you do.
Susan White -