31Films is a collective of friends and filmmakers, who are lucky enough to travel the world capturing stunning stories of love and joy.
Editor’s Note: for this Best Wedding Videographers in Houston Spotlight, we had the pleasure of interviewing Aaron, from 31Films.
Where have you been featured?
We’ve been featured on many online publications over the past 16 years, including: Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides.com, Junebug Weddings, Carat’s & Cake, The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Lovestories.Tv, etc.
Why do couples love working with you?
Our couples are drawn to us because they hope to experience something different than they’re used to. They want a wedding film that is visually stunning, beautifully raw, and highly personal. One that will take them right back to the emotion of those moments, without feeling like their wedding was just a big production.
We also try to be highly personable and enjoyable for everyone to be around, which lends itself to why we end up doing so many repeat weddings for families and bridal parties. Thoroughly enjoying every moment we’re around on your wedding day is the first step towards you feeling like your wedding film truly captures and represents who you are.
What do you love most about filming weddings?
These moments happen once in a lifetime. Whether it’s a first or subsequent marriage, there’s nothing about a wedding day that can truly be recreated or staged. The weight of those moments is what we love to keep our focus on. We consider weddings to be history in the making.
How did you get started?
My best friend, Joey Mathews, had started 31Films in the fall of 2002 when he filmed his first wedding for a friend after buying his first camera setup to start creating band documentaries. He didn’t realize it at the time, but him having zero context of what a wedding video should look like meant that he was doing something no one in Houston had seen for weddings. This quickly resulted in follow up weddings, and the business grew to a point where he went full time in 2005 and brought me in shortly after to help grow the business and find our market.
We eventually grew to a team of 6 incredibly talented, full-time employees. Over that time, we’ve learned so much, and the one thing we know to be true – is that we can never stop challenging ourselves to be better. We’re always working to refine our approach and techniques, so we can deliver something incredibly personal for our clients.
What 3 words best describe your company?
Cinematic Wedding Storytellers
What budget range do you cater to?
Our clientele is definitely in the high-end market. Our wedding film collections start around $6k and can go up to $30k with all the add-ons, but our average client invests around $10k on their wedding film.
What is your favorite part of the wedding day to film?
I personally love to look for the little moments between the big ones. It can be so easy to get caught up in a timeline of formal events, that you miss those real, personal interactions and exchanges that take place between the couple and their family. For us, this is where the real story shines through.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for this! Truly, we can’t thank you enough. I mean, holy smokes, we absolutely LOVE IT. Thank you so incredibly much for everything you did to capture the magic of that day. Truly awesome.
-Chelsi & Jack
We just want to say thank you for creating the most perfect memory of our wedding. I was not sure how a film could be able to portray the genuine and pure happiness that we felt that weekend but you did it perfectly. One of the things that we prioritize is being genuine. The film captures that essence in the most magical way. It is a true representation of us and our values. We cannot thank you enough for blowing us away. We cannot wait to share this film with our family and friends and down the road with our future children.
-Jessica & Reva
31Films is the BEST! The absolute best. If you’re in Houston and you really care about your wedding video, book them. If you’re out of city or out of state, but having an incredible and better-than-the-rest video is still really important to you, book them. I cannot say enough about the high quality of this videography team. The people and their product is of the highest quality. We are daily so glad we booked this vendor. They are a MUST for anyone who values a good wedding video.
-Samantha & Shane