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Our Philosophy

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Our Philosophy

 

 

“Don’t ASK YOURSelF WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS. ASK YOURSELF WHAT MAKES YOU COME ALIVE AND then go DO THAT. BECAUSE WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME ALIVE.”

- Howard Thurman

In life it seems like we’ve done ourselves a disservice. a lot of us have forsaken who we really are for who we think our culture wants us to be. We go to college because “we’re supposed to.” We get married in a church because “we’re supposed to.” We compulsively order from amazon prime because “we’re supposed to.” It just seems like there’s a void we’re trying to fill, and a question we’re trying to get answered.

“Do I have have it takes?” “am I enough?” // “Am I beautiful?” “am I worth pursuing?”

guys, you have what it takes. Girls, You are worth pursuing.

I could go on and on about my complaints with our western society, but when it comes down to it, I think we’re all just looking for this key question to be answered. “Who am I?” and until we know the answer, we’ll continue to look for it everywhere we go, in everyone we meet, and in everything we buy.

but if i may, every human being was perfectly and wondering “made.”

Everyone is uniquely designed; Each with different giftings, interests, and personalities. But when we don’t know who we are as people, it seems we become more concerned about the opinions of others than we do about fully expressing ourselves as individuals. And a world without unique individuals can become stagnant and boring. But when we stop worrying what people think, discover who we are, and truly come alive, the world will look beautiful.

So let’s be bold. Let’s be courageous. Let’s throw away fear and truly be ourselves, whatever that looks like. That may look like getting married in a church, and that may look like eloping in another country. but whichever the case, be free to be you!

Wedding Filmmaking

When it comes to making films, weddings take the cake. Never have i made a film with such freedom to let out who i truly am as when i make a wedding film. I am given the honor of being told a love story, and then retelling it through my emotions. I dig deep into who a couple is. What it is about them that is different from everyone else. And I tell their love story. A story that will last forever. One that begins a family lineage, and one that will carve the future for generations to come. It’s not just a documentary, It’s a family heirloom.

on a wedding day, i am a guest. the day isn’t about me, so i just want to blend right in. My goal is that the guests don’t even know the wedding is being filmed. with that said, i will never show up to a wedding with an bunch of huge, unnecessary gear. Not only does a bunch of gear slow a person down, it draws attention to them. so with only a small sony camera, one prime lens, and sometimes a monopod, i can capture real moments on a wedding day more efficiently and creatively than I ever could otherwise. the guests are happy, the couple is happy, and the photographer is happy because i’m not in their way. it’s a win, win, win!

Weddings

My wife and I got married June 29th, 2014. We invited around ten of our closet family members to a small sandbar on creekside where we had our first date. We had a nice dinner nearby, and then a month later had a huge pot luck with all of our friends and family. We Loved it. and we didn’t spend much money at all. The only thing we for sure wanted was a good photographer. Unfortunately we didn’t even know wedding films were a thing at the time. A year later, we enjoyed a week in Paris. I’m not saying this is how everyone should do it, but i am saying that that is the kind of person i am. And because I’ve seen how hectic large weddings can be, I operate much better and provide much more quality content when I film small weddings.

When I film small intimate weddings I’m able to walk rather than run. there is time to capture people enjoying themselves, sharing meaningful moments together that can only happen in small intimate settings. If i had it my way, everyone would be a travel junkie like me, get eloped in a foreign country. But I also understand if that’s not your style.

but with all of that said, if you’re weird like me and think tradition could use a little changing, I’m your guy. Your destination wedding videographer, your small intimate wedding or elopement filmmaker, your wedding cinematographer. Whatever you call me, I just want to tell meaningful stories in a meaningful way, in a meaning place.

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”


Rob Siltanen

 
 
 

What Others Have Thought

 

 
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Maddie + Alec Kreckel

We cannot say enough about Isaac and his talent, professionalism, and attention to detail! From the first meeting and even a year after our wedding, Isaac has made us feel like a valued customer and a special couple with a story to share. Isaac's amazing ideas were brought to life through our wedding highlight video, and the simplistic beauty of the clips he put together could not be more perfect. Isaac really likes to learn about the couple he is working with and genuinely cares about portraying that love story into his work, as well as presenting the couple with something they will cherish the rest of their lives. Our wedding highlight video by Mumma Films was our favorite wedding gift. We have gotten so many compliments about our video, and we would recommend Mumma Films to anyone who is looking for a quality wedding video that will show your unique love story.

Maddie + Alec Wedding Film

 
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Abby + Brian Demijan

Going through wedding planning, my now-husband and I covered all the major vendors relatively quickly but I still felt like I was missing an important part of capturing our love story and wedding day. We got the opportunity to meet/talk to Isaac through our photographer and I am SO glad we did! From the beginning, Isaac wanted to fully get to know my husband and me so that he could tell our story in the best way possible. I loved the process of filling out a questionnaire about our love story, Skyping with Isaac to tell him a little more about ourselves, and then having a pre-wedding love story session. Isaac suggested capturing some shots in our home and around town at places we've enjoyed being together over the years. I love that we have video of us in places that are so meaningful in our lives. Isaac made us totally and completely comfortable in front of the camera. And what was supposed to be a couple hours of filming ended up being closer to 4.5 hours and that just proves to me how devoted Isaac is to always doing his best work. He wanted to be sure to capture all aspects of "us" and our story and took the time to do so. 
Our wedding day was no exception, Isaac was timely and organized. He communicated well leading up to the wedding about shots that he was hopeful to get and how we could make those transitions and events of the day even smoother. Isaac collaborated and worked seamlessly with our photographer and was professional in every sense of the word. Isaac was easy to talk to and made my husband and me completely comfortable. 
I am so incredibly in love with our videos from our wedding day - we chose to do the love story video, ceremony edit, dances edit, and speeches edit. All of our family and friends shared how much they loved getting to relive the day as well - especially for those that couldn't be there in person. Our love story video PERFECTLY captures everything that I love about me and my husband and our lives together. Isaac took the time to get to know us and filled our video with everything that we want to remember and be able to share with future generations. 

If you are looking for a fun, professional, organized, laid-back, natural, comfortable, wonderful experience with a videographer, then Isaac is the person for you! Your video will blow away all expectations. It's not your "typical" wedding video - it is SO much more! Thank you Isaac for capturing our love story and wedding day so perfectly!

Abby + Brian Wedding Film


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