Keep the Moments

I filmed my first wedding two weeks before I married my wife, Allie. It was the summer before my senior year of college, and a friend of a friend asked if I would film her wedding. I've been working with video cameras since I was eight years old, but I'd never filmed a wedding before. Still, I happily obliged. I wasn't sure that I would film another wedding after that, but another request came along during my winter break. With two weddings under my belt, I had discovered a new passion of mine: wedding videography.

I love capturing the joy on the groom's face when he sees his bride for the first time, the smile after the kiss, the laughter during the toast, and the tears that fall on a smiling cheek during the first dance. But as time has gone by, I've discovered a deeper purpose and passion behind what I do.

This past February, my wife and I gave birth to our daughter, Brooklyn. As her first birthday approaches, I can't help but think back to the first time she rolled over, or the first time she said "dada". It brings a smile to my face every time I replay those memories in my mind. It's moments like those that remind me of why I do what I do. My hope is that some day, years from now, you'll be sitting on the couch with your spouse talking about your wedding day, and you'll be able to relive that entire day, moment by moment. I'm convinced that some moments aren't meant to be left behind. Some moments are meant to be kept. Keep the moments.

Tim LaPointe