A high-quality professional production company that will exceed your expectations.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Videographers in Austin Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Lauren, from Lauren Maria Photography and Films.
Where have you been featured?
Voyage Houston, the Knot, Wedding Wire, Borrowed and Blue, Aisle Society, Austin Wedding Day Magazine, and more.
Couple Choice winners of The Knot Magazine, Wedding Wire, Austin Wedding Day Style, Borrowed and Blue, and Many More!
Why do couples love working with you?
I’d like to think I’m really personable and try to get to know the couple to see their sense of humor what’s going to make them laugh what’s going to pull on their emotions or heartstrings to get those moments between them captured in a non-intrusive way. Instead of looking at me, I prefer they look at each other because that’s when they feel the most comfortable and relaxed.
I take all my couples personally, and try and put myself in their shoes. I remember what it was like to be a bride once and how uncomfortable it can be with cameras pointing at my face. So far all of my clients have quickly turned into friends and I treasure them all so much.
What do you love most about filming weddings?
I love capturing the emotion of a wedding. To me, it is the most orchestrated, planned, perfect day you’ll ever have and it is all centered around love. Every part of the wedding is beautiful. From the groom seeing his bride for the first time and vice versa, from saying the “I do’s,” to the first dance, and the exit, it’s all beautiful. But the best part about filming a wedding is everyone’s emotions. Everyone is happy!
How did you get started?
I started out in high school filming everything with my first camera was on the broadcast team, but realized I was much better behind the camera than in front of it. I then went to study in college at Missouri State and got my degree in mass media studies. While I was getting my degree I interned for a company that worked international commercials and at 21 I was a line producer. It was the first time in my life where I was really listened to and felt like I was being heard with my ideas. I absolutely loved being behind the camera. I did it for free for so long as an intern because it made me happy.
Once I graduated I moved to Los Angeles and worked at Warner Bros. Studios. There is where I learned production life for movies and shows is very cutthroat. You get paid very little you work an insane amount of hours and if you mess up there’s someone behind you waiting for your job, and willing to take less pay.
I knew I wanted to have a family at some point so I moved to Austin Texas 7 years ago (where I knew absolutely no one but heard it’s a great place to raise kids) and started my own company. Where I knew I could control the standard of quality I was delivering from start to finish.
What 3 words best describe your company?
Quality, Personable, Loyal.
What budget range do you cater to?
We are anywhere between $2,800-$6,400 with our most popular package selling at $4200.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to film?
My favorite part in filming weddings, in particular, is The moment when either a bride, groom, father of the bride, anyone, has a moment to realize what’s about to happen. Whether it’s when they see their fiancé or daughter for the first time in that white dress, or reading letters to each other, or during the toasts, I love how happy people are when they really show it and have nothing holding them back.
Lauren Maria Photography & Films was amazing. They were so easy to work with the day of and made it fun to film! Sometimes, you worry it’ll interrupt the day a bit, but this was such an easy and fun addition. I honestly can say that my wedding would not have been the same without this. My husband and I love looking back at our video all the time, and they truly captured the feeling and experience of being there. It means the world to me to be able to have this forever and share it with my family and friends. It would be a mistake to go with any other company for your needs than this one. In addition to providing excellent quality service, we received our video back way sooner than expected, which is always a huge plus. They caught all the right moments and made this day something I can always look back to. Thank you guys! Y’all are rock stars.
Lauren was an absolute DREAM to work with! From the second I met with her, I knew I wanted to hire her as our videographer– there was no question about it. Not only does she have the talent, but she has the heart to go with it. She is always so personable and made me feel completely comfortable and 100% at ease. She went above and beyond for our wedding video and the final product was more than we could’ve ever hoped for. The entire day flew by so fast and was such a blur, so I couldn’t wait to see the full video… Once we watched it, all the memories came rushing back and it was like I was able to relive all the BEST parts of the day all over again. I would recommend Lauren and her team to anyone and everyone considering her– you won’t be disappointed! 🙂
Hiring Lauren Maria Films to capture our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made leading up to saying “I do!” The number one thing you will get with Lauren is a quality product and a quality person. What is quality, how do we define it? The definition of quality is “the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.“ I can say with 100 percent certainty that Lauren delivers this and so much more.
The video, the shots, the vision, and the final product will be nothing but an expression of you and your partner. Lauren creates a video that captures every important part of your special day, so even though you are not there for everything you can visually experience it later and for years to come. Something that was super important to us was our cocktail hour since we were taking pictures we did not experience it or get to see it, but playing back our trailer and full video we were able to relive every part of it. Aside from Laurens quality of work you are getting a quality person. After meeting with Lauren several times in the wedding process we got to know her on a different level than just a “vendor”. She shared her own personal wedding experience with us and the things she wished she knew.
Lauren is a reliable, professional, caring, sweet and funny person and has a personality that is contagious! Overall having Lauren Maria Films be a part of our big day was the easiest and most fitting decision we made to capture the most important day of our lives.