We rung in 2008 with Jamie & Dan’s fun 1/5/08 ceremony at St. John Catholic Church and reception at Crowne Plaza Union Station. Here are the highlights:

UPDATE: Just got this wonderful feedback from Jamie: “I don’t have the words to tell you how lucky I feel to have found you! From the highlights alone, you’ve captured our wedding day in a truly special way. I know it will be something we enjoy watching with family, friends, and each other for years to come. I am so excited to see the rest of the video! Thank you again for everything! I look forward to seeing you again in April at (her sister) Chanda’s wedding.” And this from the mother of the bride: “You have me crying! It is just wonderful!” Thanks for the kind words, and see you both in April!

Engagement photo by Altamira Photography Studios
It didn’t take long for us to cover our first event of 2008. Jamie & Dan were referred to me by Dan’s brother and sister-in-law Chris & Stephanie, whose wedding I videotaped a couple of years ago. Our coverage started with a rehearsal at St. John Catholic Church, followed by a fabulous dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse. Dan and his brothers have a tradition of roasting each other in a game show format at their respective rehearsal dinners, and the “Jeopardy” routine that they used on this particular evening was hilarious beyond description.

The big day started with preparations at Crowne Plaza Union Station, where the reception would be held later that evening. The wedding ceremony at St. John’s was beautiful as always, accentuated by the holiday decor and detailed nativity scene by the altar. We hopped on a trolley afterwards and went to Monument Circle for some photo time with Ramon and Cindy Garcia of Altamira Photography in the unseasonably mild weather. Then we returned to Union Station for some fun photos by the train cars. (Which have been converted into very romantic hotel rooms, by the way!)

The Grand Hall was beautifully decorated by the staff of Kathy’s Kloset, who ironically had a booth right next to ours at a bridal show this weekend. All of the guests enjoyed a lively cocktail hour, more humorous toasting, and some great music provided by DJ Brian Jones of Indy Sounds. This was an exciting way to kick off what is shaping up to be another spectacular year, and I am looking forward to working with Jamie’s family again when her sister Chanda ties the knot in April.

IndyVisual enjoyed an amazing, record-setting 2007 in which we got to cover so many beautiful events in our favorite venues while working with so many of our wonderful friends and fellow professionals. Nothing exemplified this better than a four-day stretch that started with a gorgeous beach wedding on the breathtaking Caribbean island of St. Kitts and ended with a wedding that included the majority of the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts offense. We also successfully ushered high-definition wedding videography on BluRay discs into the market, hopefully raising awareness among our clients and peers about the amazing possibilities in capturing the beauty and details of such a special day.

The year 2008, our 15th year in the business, promises to be even bigger and better, with bookings already up a mind-blowing 67% over last year’s record pace. Our plan on handling this success is very simple, and it is (to borrow a phrase from Tony Dungy) to continue doing what we do. That means producing beautiful work, providing unparalleled service, staying on technology’s cutting edge, and pushing to find ways to do all the the above even better. We hope you all have had an enjoyable holiday season, we wholeheartedly thank you for your support, and we look forward to helping you make 2008 the best year yet!