Stillwater Wedding Central

Local Vendor Spotlight

Regan Pro Productions

One of our favorite parts of what we do is connecting with other vendors and sharing their stories with you. Below is an interview with Leanne of Regan Pro Productions.

Tell us a little about Regan Pro Productions.

Regan Pro Productions is my artistic media company that is comprised of a small group of photographers + videographers led by me (Leanne Regan Fitzpatrick) to create media (photo + video) that is bold, vogue, and romantic. I am the principal shooter, editor, owner, and visionary.

What is your photography style?

My photography style is bold, fashion-inspired, and intimate. I aim to show the best in my couples rather than just stopping at their “raw” state– I aim to bring out the refined in them. I despise using presets in my editing process as I believe each image deserves custom adjustments and attention to bring out its full, honest beauty– rather than using or purchasing someone else’s preset to whitewash every image.

What is your favorite part of wedding photography?

My favorite part of wedding photography is artistically capturing the best angles of my couples and delivering those images to them- you could call it the editorial side of photography- that’s my favorite part. It’s the only things they will have for years to come from their wedding– I highly value that honor of capturing their memories in a positive way!

Have you had any particularly interesting or exciting shoots?

I really enjoy the outdoor weddings- my favorite ones have been those in forests- I’ve got a shoot coming up where the bride+groom are planning to do some rock climbing and go for a swim before the wedding in the forest. That will be fun! We will be bringing our drone for that occasion.

Any tips for couples as they look for their ideal wedding photographer?

I would say look for a photographer who captures different angles in their portfolio– are there wide angle shots and also close-ups? Probably the biggest piece of advice I can give is don’t cut back your budget on your photographer– it is the main form of recording your once-in-a-lifetime day.

Click here to visit the Regan Pro Productions website.

 

Sciotas: Wedding Signs

From welcoming guests to your wedding to communicating the menu for the evening, signs are an important addition to any wedding. That’s why we’re so excited to share the story of a talented local artist crafting custom signs for weddings, events, and home decor. Meet Hanna Runner, the owner and artisan behind Sciotas.

Tell us a little about your business

My business is something I started the summer of 2016. I was playing around with paints and some wood I had from our barn. I painted my name on the sign and added some flowers. This sign turned into my newest income. I began making signs for people to hang at their homes and it soon turned into a business. I now make wedding signs, home decor, and gifts for my customers. Everything is handmade from my kitchen table.

What is your specialty?

My specialty is wedding signs. I love doing signs for weddings, that’s when my heart is most happy in my work.

What is your favorite part about making wedding signage?

My favorite part about making wedding signs is when the bride or groom sees the work. I love getting to be a part of making their day so big! It brings me so much joy when I see the signs bring life to their big day.

How far in advance do clients need to book with you?

It is important that clients book at least two weeks ahead of time in order for me to have time to make the sign. And I also must have payment before I start on the sign as well.

Any tips for couples looking to book with you?

If you want something out of the ordinary, book with me. I love designing just what the customer is picturing and bringing joy to their special day.

To see more of Hanna’s beautiful designs, click here to follow her on Instagram.

Caleb Blair Jones: Freelance Videography

As always, it is our goal to share the stories of the many talented wedding vendors in the Stillwater area. Below is an interview with Caleb Jones an OSU student and freelance videographer.

Tell us a little about how you got started with wedding videography.

I fell in love with videography by chance and chance alone. I was randomly placed in broadcast journalism class in high school because I needed an elective and I absolutely fell in love with video production. I wasn’t very good at first, but I soon started becoming better and better. Before long, my friends and family took notice and hired me for little gigs here and there. In 2012, two close family friends asked me to film their weddings and I absolutely fell in love with it.

What is your favorite party of wedding videography?

My favorite part of wedding videography is the reactions and compliments I get from couples. I can always tell they are a little nervous because of my age but my favorite part is the pure happiness I see across their faces when I have them watch the video. Weddings are the most important day of people’s lives and I have the privilege of capturing those special moments that they might not remember all the small details.

What is your videography style?

My wedding videography style is very cinematic. I offer wedding films that tell a love story about the couple and about their wedding day. I try and get the most creative and beautiful shots possible.

What types of services do you provide?

Besides videography, I offer full-blown advertising services. I can do website design, copywriting, graphic design, social media, photography and videography. I enjoy the challenge of branding services and maintaining consistency across multiple media platforms. I have been a freelance multimedia artist for six years now.

Other than weddings, what types of events do you cater to?

I am not limited to wedding videography at all. Besides weddings, I film just about anything! I film commercials and promotional videos, music videos, drone videos, PSAs, sports videos, political campaigns and everything in between. If you have a vision for a video, I will make it happen.

Have you had any particularly interesting/exciting shoots?

Although I am just 21 years old, I’ve had the opportunity to be a part of some exciting shoots. Last summer, I traveled to Peru with my professor to film a documentary for two weeks and I filmed a TV commercial for Bushnell Trail Cameras. I have also been a camera operator for ESPN and FOX Sports. My career has been packed with fun and adventure and I can’t wait to see where videography takes me.

To check out more of  Caleb’s work, visit his website here.

Paper Union Co.

I’m delighted to feature Stillwater’s very own stationer, Paper Union Co., in our latest Local Vendor Spotlight. Check out the interview with owner and designer Amanda Howerton below!

Tell us about Paper Union Co.

The Paper Union Co. was born out of a desire to see weddings and other special events be unified through their printed pieces from beginning to end. It is such a treat to receive a save the date, invitation, and day-of stationery that is beautiful, cohesive, and perfectly reflects the couple’s personality and tastes—and that’s what I want to design for every bride of mine. The name Paper Union comes from the fact that all of your paper pieces will be unified, and the word union is also a sweet reminder of the holy union of marriage.

What products & Services do you offer?

The Paper Union Co. provides wedding invitations and day-of stationery for the bride who wants a completely branded experience for her wedding. I work one-on-one with every bride to make sure her dreams become a reality—it’s as if she has her own personal designer for her wedding day. In order to achieve the goal that every wedding is a beautiful representation of the couple’s vision as well retains a cohesive look, every Paper Union bride receives the following: save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, ceremony programs, menus, and thank you notes, and all necessary envelopes—with many additional add-ons available!

What is your specialty?

While the Paper Union will do branding for other events like baby showers and graduations, its specialty is definitely in providing pretty printed paper pieces (that’s a mouthful!) for weddings. Oh, and everything is custom! Paper Union don’t offer any pre-designed lines—so your wedding day designs will be 100% yours.

Do you have a favorite font? Color Combination?

Favorite font and color combination?! That’s a tough question! Our wedding was super colorful because I couldn’t settle on what were my favorite colors to use—haha! I DO love fresh, minty blues though… and bouncy scripty typefaces will always be my go-tos.

How far in advance of their wedding should couples contact you?

Really, it is never too early to get in touch with a stationer to discuss your wedding day dreams as we tend to book up in advance with the nature of our work. But as far as a time frame goes, you should be sending save-the dates roughly 6–10 months in advance of your wedding, so about a year out from your wedding would be a good time to sit down and discuss all of your ideas so your wedding celebration can be as cohesive as possible from start to finish.

Any tips for couples hoping to book with you?

Even though we don’t necessarily get booked for particular days (like a photographer would), the care that goes into your customized wedding designs takes a lot of time, so the Paper Union Co. doesn’t take too many concurrent projects. So get in touch sooner rather than later! Another tip is to dream big about ideas that you have for your goods—there are so many paper and printing options out there including metallic ink and foiling, not to mention diecuts and other specialty effects. The sky really is the limit! You don’t have to have everything laid out in your mind when you contact the Paper Union, but it helps to have your basic color palette and a general idea of the direction you want your wedding day designs to go.

To check out Amanda’s designs, visit PaperUnionCo.com!

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