I loved my wedding. It was the happiest day of my life. But ask either my husband or I if we have any regrets, and we will both tell you we wish we would have hired a cinematographer. Wedding cinematography has come so far in the last decade. It’s a true art form. It’s such an emotionally charged account of your day. At SMP, we all LOVE wedding cinematography as much as we love the weddings themselves. And we love Three Ring Media. They have a unique way of looking at a wedding and including the couple’s story. Because that is what a wedding is, right? Part of a couple’s story. A big part. So we asked Suzanne & Jeremy of Three Ring Media to sit down with us to learn more about the team behind these amazing films. And as a special treat, we’re also sharing THREE of their phenom Cinematic Trailers with you lovlies!
1. Who is Three Ring Media? You, and a team? What do you do?
Three Ring Media was started by my wife, Suzanne, and I in 2006 with the goal of creating wedding videos that were more compelling than what was available at the time. As I was already working in the video and film production field, the transition to producing cinematic style wedding videos was a natural step. It ended up being a great thing for us since we inadvertently ended up being on the cutting edge of the cinematic wedding video trend without realizing it! Suzanne and I got married in 2005 and were unhappy with the options of wedding videos at the time, so we designed a wedding video format that was both entertaining and beautiful with the goal of preserving a couple’s story as a token for themselves, their children and grandchildren.
We’ve been very blessed and have grown to include a team of ten highly creative & talented people who have a passion for telling story. And we’re lucky because we really love each other and get the opportunity to work with people that are also close friends – it is an incredible blessing!
Rob & Karin’s Cinematic Trailer
2. So what first peaked your interest in the world of Wedding Cinematography?
Filmmaking has always been a passion of mine! I was twelve when I created my first short film – it might not be worth mentioning today, mind you, but it ignited a love in my heart for the craft! Suzanne has a background in theatre and many of our early dates led us to the movies where we watched stories and then dissected what did or didn’t make them great. Through the years, I have learned how emotion and compelling stories go hand in hand and the best stories are ones that happen in real life. Capturing the love that a couple shares and the journey that led them to the decision of marriage is one of the life’s richest stories. So it was a logical step for us to combine storytelling with wedding cinematography, especially after seeing first hand the great need for it.
Brendan & Nicole’s Cinematic Trailer
3. What is the very best part of your job?
Honestly, interviewing our clients! That is why we do what we do! We enjoy listening and learning about them so that we can find the most appropriate way to tell their story. We believe that every person is significant and we define success as illuminating what that distinction is in our couples through storytelling.
Rai & Jen’s Cinematic Trailer
4. What kinds of videos do you make for your clients? And of course, what’s your favorite?
While we offer all of the video segments that you would expect with a traditional wedding video (ceremony, reception, etc) our focus is on the story pieces (cinematic trailer, story and same day edit). We love the creative opportunities that those segments produce for us and get fired up about using our creativity to share our couples’ uniqueness.
5. What’s your best advice to the newly engaged?
Get a wedding video! Whether you prefer a story-based, cinematic style, or traditional wedding video, you will regret not having a record of the sights, sounds, and emotions of your special day.
We totally agree! How much do you love Three Ring Media now? I think their fan club is about to receive an influx of applicants. Seriously though, the work Jeremy, Suzanne and their team does is the perfect way of capturing your story as a couple. As you can obviously see through Rob & Karin’s, Brendan & Nicole’s, and Rai & Jen’s Cinematic Trailers.
Cinematography: Three Ring Media