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"James and Kate captured our wedding so perfectly! James frequently reached out to me during the wedding planning process which was a huge help since there were endless things to keep track of leading up to the big day. He understood exactly what I wanted and throughout all of our communication it was clear he was going to be able to capture the 'look' and feel of the day. It was amazing having that assurance! They were so flexible when I requested to extend their hours so they could capture more of the wedding festivities. The way the video was put together takes me right back to how wonderful and special the whole wedding day felt. James and Kate are true professionals. I'm so thankful to have a beautiful video to look back on and personally believe the quality of their images and creativity in how the clips were pieced together is above and beyond what you will get elsewhere." | Geanie + Anil
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"We decided (extremely) last minute (sorry, James) to have a videographer at our wedding and we are SO thankful that Beautiful Life Films had our date available (it was their ONLY date available in April, too, so book early you guys!!). People say that you never watch your wedding video again, but that's completely not true. Even if you're not the type of person who will watch the whole ceremony over and over, Beautiful Life produces a highlight film (>5 minutes) that captures parts of the entire day. We couldn't be more pleased with their work — and I work in media production, so I'm a hard sell on quality, value and overall video cohesion. Thanks to Beautiful Life for capturing these moments we will cherish forever! If you are on the fence about hiring a videographer, definitely hire Beautiful Life — these people will not disappoint." |Rachael + Josh
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"James and Kate were lovely to work with -- equal parts present and unobtrusive. So many videographers we looked at provided either too much or not enough documentation for an exorbitant amount of money. Beautiful Life provided exactly what we wanted (the full ceremony coverage, some footage from the reception, and the rehearsal dinner speeches) in a simple and lovely format. We also included a wedding trailer in our package, which is not something I initially thought I'd want or need, but it was totally affordable as a part of Beautiful Life's package. It's turned out to be a great way to share our wedding video with family and friends. One friend told my father after seeing our trailer, 'Whatever you paid this guy, it wasn't enough.' Suffice it to say, we love Beautiful Life Films. The quality is incredibly professional without being stuffy or overly artsy, and James and Kate are such pleasant people to work with and have around on your wedding day!" | Private Client
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"I truly enjoyed working with James and Kate. From the beginning, they were easy to work with. On the day of the wedding, they both were very professional and fun. They were discrete while filming. Many of my guests didn't even realize we were having the wedding recorded. The highlight film was a perfect compilation of the best clips from the day. The wedding DVD was great as well! They have a talent for filming the best shots and James edits to make a classy video that we will actually want to watch again and again. I am so happy I was able to work with them at my wedding. I highly recommend them for any event you have." | Kristi + Jeremy
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"Beautiful Life Films was great! They executed exactly what we asked them to do and were incredibly pleasant to work with. Our guests got a kick out of seeing a 'drone' at the reception! Aside from the drone, no one would have been able to tell that a videographer was there, which I think is exactly what you want. Great selection of music to coincide with the video too... something that we will cherish for a lifetime!" | Private Client
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"From the initial phone call with James we knew we had made the right decision! James was so friendly and genuinely interested in the details we wanted for our big day! We looked around and you really cannot compare the value of the packages they have to offer! James and Kate made us feel so special on our wedding day and captured all the important moments! It was nice working with a couple who were so sweet and professional! They were a pleasure to work with in every way! We highly recommend Beautiful Life Films if you are considering a videographer for your wedding!" |Kacy + Adam
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"We absolutely loved using Beautiful Life Films! James and Kate were so easy to work with and made the wedding that much more enjoyable! We loved having the preliminary interview where we got to meet James and talk about our relationship. It was fun to see the interview incorporated in our wedding video. We actually saved our video for our one year anniversary. It was awesome to see all of our friends and family again all together. This was the only time in our lives where we had all of the people we love under one roof. Our wedding video made it possible to remember that day for the rest of our lives. Definitely worth every penny! Thank you again James and Kate, you were amazing!!" Lesley + Bryan 
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"To say that our 105 guests were blown away by Lake Lure and The 1927 Lake Lure Inn would be an understatement! James, you were able to capture the spirit of this wedding!! With most people coming from OH, they had never been to Lake Lure, NC or even heard of it! You were able to unveil our guests' true delight at stepping back to a beautiful time when The Lake Lure Inn was built! (Art Deco Era) We also had to put The Dirty Dancing Theme in there! It gave me goose bumps when I saw the lift on your video! When we showed the trailer on August 9th at Rachel and Kris's Backyard Wedding Celebration, there were tears everywhere! To say that I would recommend you just isn't enough! We will cherish your video forever!" | Libby
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"James and his wife did a fantastic job with video-taping our pre-wedding activities, wedding ceremony, and wedding reception. They even recorded a pre-wedding interview with us and provided a trailer on the Blu-ray! They were on-time, flexible, friendly, and engaging. As they were already familiar with the ceremony and reception locations, they were able to capture some really beautiful moments. The finished, edited Blu-ray was delivered in the time frame that was promised and we have enjoyed reliving our special day many times already. I highly recommend Beautiful Life Films for any event that you want captured the right way!" | Adrienne + Burton

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"We decided to go with Beautiful Life Films after seeing some of their trailers on Facebook, and after watching our video this week we couldn't be more satisfied with their work! They truly did an amazing job capturing our special day, it's so wonderful to have such a great video to reminisce with. Thank you so much for your hard work and wonderful quality. We are extremely satisfied with our wedding video and couldn't be more grateful! May God bless y'all for your great work!" | Mark + Rosa
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"We loved working with James and Kate! James met with us a few days before our wedding to 'interview' us about our relationship. I was afraid that we would feel awkward in front of the camera, but he did a great job putting us at ease. We ended up laughing and smiling the whole time! On our wedding day Kate particularly did an amazing job of capturing my time with my bridesmaids and mother before the ceremony. I hardly noticed she was there, but the moments she caught on our video brought me to tears. The accuracy with which James and Kate captured the uniqueness of our day and our personality as a couple are incredible. Their energy and artistry gave us a beautiful keepsake that we will treasure for years to come!" | Esther + Vincent
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"James and his wife are a delightful couple, and so much fun to be around! These personalities are so critical on a wedding day, because it makes the bridal party, planner, and attendees much more comfortable and happy. As a result, our wedding video showed the happiness and emotions of the day, and no one was 'worried' about being on camera. We could see everyone at ease, and that is worth everything. Having video is a great bonus, because honestly I will probably forget what I said in my vows years later. It will mean a lot to see family and friends, especially as years change people and sadly people pass away. We have those memories and feelings forever. The final video was lovely, high quality, and well edited. James completed everything in a timely manner, and truly created a product that fit our personalities. The price is fair, and I highly recommend anyone working with this vendor-you won't be disappointed!" | Zack + Sherri