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Vendor Shout-Out: Moving Pictures

Marc Rotse and his team at Moving Pictures are insanely talented and quite simply…incredible wedding film makers.  For 8 years now, they have been wowing couples with the most beautiful and high end cinematographic captures of their wedding day. Just watch one of their sample film clips below and you will understand!

When it’s all said and done there will not be a dry eye in the house nor a better investment made in a lasting memory of your favorite day (that you can watch over and over again). We just adore Marc and we highly recommend Moving Pictures! You will not be disappointed. Read on to learn more about them!

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Photo credit: Mosca Photography

Where are you originally from? And how long have you been in Portland? 

Our business began in 2010 here in PDX.

What is your favorite thing about Portland?

What’s not to love?! Of course, we can’t get enough of the outdoor beauty that surrounds our city, and the easy access to the ocean, mountains, and rivers! The progressive feel, culture, and amazing food are hard to beat!

What is your favorite spot or thing to do in Portland?

We all love experiencing new restaurants and exploring the outdoors!

How long have you been working as a wedding professional? 

 Since 2010. Our entire team is experienced in different areas of the industry. 

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Photo credit: Kimberly Kay

What people/training/experiences/opportunities led you to this career path?

Our owner, Marc, attended film school and has a strong background in cinematography and storytelling. This evolved into starting Moving Pictures and creating top of the line wedding films.

How would you describe the importance of your role & why do you feel a couple should hire a professional wedding film videographer for their wedding day?

A wedding film that tells the story of your day is the absolute best way to preserve the memories & feelings! The feedback we hear most often from past clients is that their film was the best money they spent on their day. We have years of experience that enable us to think quickly and troubleshoot anything that may come up on an event day. Our cinematographers and editors both keep up with the latest technology and are constantly pushing the limits of what they can create.

What is the best part of your job?

Delivering the final product to our clients and seeing their joy in reliving the day! We invite all of our clients into our studio for a premiere screening where they get to meet with their editor and watch their film for the first time on a big screen, sip champagne and enjoy! The relationships we build with our clients mean the very most to us.

What do you find most challenging about your specific line of work or weddings in general?

There are no second chances, we have one opportunity to capture all of the special moments on a wedding day! On the other hand, this is very rewarding as our team is constantly pushed to grow and excel.

Do you work solo or do you have a studio and/or team?

We have an amazing team of talented cinematographers and editors. 

What do you attribute to your success as a wedding film videographer? What do you think makes you stand apart from others in your field?

We are a team of creatives who share a great passion for what we do. Our product is unique in that it is a cinematic storytelling Feature Film versus a only documentation of your wedding events. We key in on those same events but strive to catch the little moments in between and build a story around them. We never approach two weddings the same and search for your unique content – making each film special and personal. Our engaging films are meant to watch year after year, being passed down in families and cherished! We believe in creating a seamless process for our clients from booking, to the event day, to post-production work on each film and thrive on the relationships we build during this process.

At what point in the wedding planning process should clients hire you?

The sooner we are hired the more we can help and the better we get to know each client. We are always happy to assist in vendor recommendations and day of timeline logistics. Hiring vendors last minute can cause stress and limited availability, so we always recommend booking as soon as possible. 

Where do you draw inspiration? Are there any current trends you are excited about?

We are inspired most by our couples! The more they value what we do and give us freedom, the higher we are able to reach. Having extra time in a day to be creative is also key. Elopements are the trend we are most excited about! We love the personal feel and adventurous locations.

What is the most important thing that couples should ask someone in your profession before hiring them?

To be successful and happy with your final product, clients should feel inspired and moved by a company’s work. You should have a personal connection and value what they stand for. 

What is your best advice for wedding clients?

Hire a professional wedding planner, photographer, and cinematographer. Without a doubt, these three vendors will contribute to the perfect day and memories to last a lifetime! 

Anything else you’d like couples to know about you?

If you are considering a wedding film, reach out! We are happy to chat about our process and share a few films that will surely leave you in tears!

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 503-427-1920

Website: www.wearemovingpictures.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/wearemovingpictures

Instagram: @wearemovingpictures

The featured image for this post, the team at Moving Pictures, is by Joni Schrantz.