Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

Man. This blog post was going to be a grumpy one because it's that time of the month.

I won't vent. I won't do it. 

*Jostlyn, don't do it..*

Instead, I will let you gaze upon my gorgeous siblings from these photos I took today at the Memorial Day BBQ we had at my parents house. Much better eh? Oh yeah, and it's vlog Monday... err.. vlog Tuesday at 1 in the morning! haha :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bitter feelings and Ravioli

Hmph. So there's this guy online in one of these photography groups I'm a part of on Facebook and last year he gave me crap about the equipment I was using and basically said I shouldn't be shooting weddings and that I probably wasn't very good, etc etc. Don't worry, I didn't take any of it and ripped him a new one and a lot of people who saw this particular public post stood up for me and basically called him out for bullying a 20-something year old girl and posted photos I had done and he actually did comment on them and half-apologized and said my work was good enough. Right? Right.

Since then I have upgraded my equipment significantly. That's not the point. But I have, in case you were wondering ;)

I have also taken to shooting film.. and.. I'm not too shabby at it ok? And my film camera is manual focus, and I'm pretty ok at getting it in focus. And if it's not, I can admit when I blew the focus. Right? Ok. So this same guy has started to shoot film (because, let's face it, who hasn't now). And he thinks he's a BAD A at it. Pisses me off. Because he's not. So he's been posting a lot to this film group I'm a part of on Facebook and he's posting these awful photos with awful composition and thinking they rock hardcore and saying things like "Oh, I totally nailed the focus on this one, blah blah blah" And he's slightly off on the focus.. he didn't nail it.. he's off. Anyone with clear vision could see that. RIGHT? He's just making himself look like a FOOL in front of all these really amazing film photographers with all of these posts. And I just sit back here and giggle because.. they're all probably thinking he's a little lame.

Now this makes me look like a mean bitter person. And I am. BUT! I wouldn't even CARE... only because he seriously humiliated me in front of over 800 photographers online and called me out on a post and was a jerk.

Ok. I feel better. On to positive feelings and our vlog.

We got a business loan today! Carson is buying a Canon C100! What does this mean for Roz Cinema? It means high-end videography and amazing quality! It means I'll never have to share the 5DM3 with him again! It means we are moving up in the world! It means we decided to buy that instead of a car! haha ;) We're very very very very excited for this business decision. And no, this wasn't our exciting news I posted about on Facebook.. that's a different thing. Still haven't found out if it's a go or not.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Fork Prison

Is it Monday already? Again? Wha?

Having a blog makes my weeks go by so much faster. Cereal. (That's what I say instead of serious or seriously. Only sometimes)

Let's see... Last week we came out with our newest Roz Cinema vid! I'll post that below :) It's from the wedding we went up north for last weekend (remember?). So so so so cute! Carson is so fantastic.

We also filmed a commercial vid for a local business... so stoked to release that video. Saturday we did a lifestyle family shoot (I did some filming myself too, be so proud!) and pretty much I'm DYING for Carson to edit that shoot.. seriously. Cereal. All you families will want one just like it. (That's our plan you know... so you'll hire us for your family shoot! muahaha).

But for real. We were sitting there on our drive home from up north last week and Carson said "I think the reason why we do what we do, especially videography, is because we didn't get that on our wedding day.. and it's a huge regret now. I don't want anyone else to feel like that, and I want to make their day the best it can be for them." And it's so true. We had a fantastic photographer, that was a HUGE deal for me. 75% of my wedding budget was spent on her. I took out a student loan to pay for her type thing (because we were also buying a home, we were in school, car payments, etc). I wanted videography, but I guess I wasn't convinced yet? If I could go back and re-do my wedding, that would for sure be something I would get. Hands down. SO worth it. And don't try and tell me you have a family member that will record it. It's not the same as having a professional with professional equipment that is hired there to do just that. Your family member should be celebrating with you, not worried about recording some shaky video. You should see my family member recorded video... half of it is of the ground. Cereal.

It was also Mother's Day! We were supposed to teach a lesson on Sunday but I ended up getting a bad headache and Carson was super sick, so we ditched out (don't worry, we texted someone to cover) and then visited our mom's later in the day.

Sorry the vlog is short and boring today.. and sorry I cover the mic halfway through.. I'm so lame. BUT, I did get Carson some Star Wars action figures today from the online yard sale, so I think I'm winning as a wife today. Woo!

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Monday!

Weren't you just on the edge of your seats and refreshing our blog for our newest post?



Well, we stood by our word and got our our Monday night vlog! Woo! Here is what our weekend consisted of! We went up for a quick trip up north to film and photograph a wedding in Orem. It was a beautiful day on Saturday and the couple could not have been cuter! We enjoyed talking on the way up and back too.. lots about the past and our future and how we've grown as individuals and as a couple. What we're going to teach our children and what we're not going to teach them. It was a good bonding experience. Don't let our little vlogs fool you, we're a tender couple who love each other deeply (99% of the time haha).

In other news, both of our dogs got fixed today.. it's been a sad day in the Stilson home :(

We also went to lunch today and I decided, "eh, what the heck, let's go without doing my hair or makeup!"

This was the end result:

Also, I did a shoot for {re}cycled consign and design last week and she posted them to her blog today!

Check it out! --> recycledconsignanddesign.com

Without further ado, here are our vlogs :)

Also, here is Carson's nerdy video game vid he made for his final project in one of his college classes. Make fun of him in the comments below! haha, jokes jokes... don't really make fun of him, unless you bring us cookies after. That makes everything worth it right? ;)


Wow, two vlogs in one post! Spoiled! ;)


Almost 3 months later!

Wow, have I failed! I wanted to do weekly updates and that just didn't happen. I took on too much work and it really got the best of me....