BreAnna + Kevin - Romantic Wedding at Trellis in Stillwater, MN

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BreAnna + Kevin - Romantic Wedding at Trellis in Stillwater, MN

What an awesome wedding! These two were so much fun to film with and the locations were gorgeous. I am also a sucker for having dogs present on your wedding day and there were two on this day! Huge congratulations to you both! Music licensed through musicbed.com

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Madison + Hudson - Wonderful And Stylish Wedding at Luminary Fern in Brainerd, MN

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Madison + Hudson - Wonderful And Stylish Wedding at Luminary Fern in Brainerd, MN

Wow! Wow! Wow! What an incredible wedding to film. These 8th grade lovebirds celebrated in pure style and joy. It was an incredible day of beautiful venues, crazy fun people, and the birth of a strong marriage. So great to work with Madison and Hudson, congrats to you both! Thanks for choosing Olsen Media Music licensed through musicbed.com

Photographer - Hayley Huotari

Venue - Luminary Fern at Northern Pacific Event Space

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Liz + Casey - Amazing Iowa Wedding

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Liz + Casey - Amazing Iowa Wedding

What an incredible wedding to film! Duncan, IA is so small you can drive through it if you blink but then you'd miss the charm it has and the fun people. Despite being such a small town, these guys were so well loved that it was one of the largest weddings I've ever filmed! Casey and Liz were such a great couple and they had such an incredible day, thank for having me be a part of it! Music licensed through art-list.io and musicbed.com

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Elizabeth + Gabe - Beautiful Wedding in Lake City, MN

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Elizabeth + Gabe - Beautiful Wedding in Lake City, MN

These guys were so great to film! Emotions ran high on such a beautiful day but they were tears of joy. These two are such a great match and so much fun to work with. Congrats to you both! Thanks for choosing Olsen Media!

Music is specially requested (not licensed), with exception of the first song which is licensed through art-list.io

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KB + Ker - Summer Wedding at Trellis in Stillwater

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KB + Ker - Summer Wedding at Trellis in Stillwater

Is there anything better than summer nights in beautiful locations like this?! KB and Ker had such an amazing ceremony at the lovely Trellis. Everyone had tons of fun and I am now recommending everyone gives funny signs to their ring bearers LOL! Congrats to you both and thanks for choosing Olsen Media! Songs licensed through art-list.io and musicbed.com

Venue: Trellis

Photographer: Lovely Day Fleur

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Karen + Justin - Beautiful Spring Wedding in Lakeville, MN

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Karen + Justin - Beautiful Spring Wedding in Lakeville, MN

Karen and Justin were so much fun to film! They were full of smiles and laughter and everyone was in a celebratory mood. All of it adds up to make an incredible film! Not to mention that awesome tree that was in full bloom. Thanks for having me film your big day! Music licensed through Art-list.io and musicbed.com

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Alissa + April - Awesome Dinkytown Wedding at Varsity Theater

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Alissa + April - Awesome Dinkytown Wedding at Varsity Theater

Alissa and April were so much fun to work with and their day was really, really, cool and thoughtful! Sorry, I don't want you to get too excited about it because they decided to keep the video private so it won't be posted here but they did write me a great review and sent a photo from the photographer to include with it! 

Thank you guys and Congrats!

Eric

 

 

 

From the brides:

"When you're a woman who loves another woman, some challenges are presented. When planning a wedding, you're bound to meet one. My fiancee and I were lucky. We didn't come up against discrimination or sideways glances. But we did find one challenge. The first videographer we messaged to ask if they were comfortable with a same sex wedding? Didn't even grace us with a reply. Not even a "thanks, but no thanks." Another said, "Well...I did my sister's wedding...but I don't advertise that I do those...." Turns out third time is a charm. This was the one thing we had the tiniest difficulty with. Everyone else treated us as just another couple, which we are. One day, while sitting frustrated at the computer, elbow deep in google searches, I came across an older article in Lavender magazine about weddings, and the vendors that helped make them happen. There, staring out at me from the pages, was the answer. "As soon as we met Eric we knew he was the one to film our wedding." I stopped, excited. I found his webpage. It was one I had previously passed over because it was full of very religious church weddings, and I didn't see another same sex couple in sight. Now don't get me wrong, I was raised Catholic and I respect that church and every other one out there. I have nothing against any of that. I was just looking for someone who would respect me and my soon to be wife, no matter what their beliefs. We watched his videos.  We went back, further and further into his blog, and found the couple from the article. It was online. He POSTED it online! He wasn't ashamed of it. He wasn't ashamed of filming two women getting married. We kept getting more excited the more videos we watched. We liked his eye, and the way he edited things together. I texted him, and he replied almost instantly. We set up a time to meet, and my fiancee and I decided to not tell him we were a same sex couple so we could gauge his true reaction to us (sorry, Eric!). We sat nervously in a Caribou Coffee, waiting for him to show. He walked in. We tensed up. He came over, smiled, and said "Hi!" We were just two humans. Two humans planning their wedding. And he wanted to help. We told him how it had been a little bit of a challenge to find a videographer who was comfortable with us. He asked if we'd seen his other video and told us how he was surprised he hadn't gotten more same sex couple clients. He listened to us. He heard us. And our wedding video is AMAZING. We chose not to have Eric put our video on his wedding blog because it's so personal and special to us, and the world doesn't need to see it. However, we DO want the world to know how wonderful Eric is, and how incredible his work is. From day one he was super responsive, and we absolutely loved working with him. He fit right in with us, and was able to capture all the tiny little moments my wife and I had completely forgotten about the day. Hiring Eric was the best decision we could have possibly made. We love looking back at the video he created that perfectly encapsulates us, and our amazing wedding day. I cannot tell you enough how wonderful he was to work with. Most of the time we didn't even know he was there, and when we did know, he was having fun right along with us. Our video is priceless, and we wanted to tell every couple out there, straight, gay, whatever, Eric is your guy. His work is beautiful. And we couldn't be happier."

 

Thanks again, 

Alissa & April Blaeser

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Lizzie + Jesse - Gorgeous Minneapolis Winter Wedding at Aria

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Lizzie + Jesse - Gorgeous Minneapolis Winter Wedding at Aria

What an amazing day! I knew this was going to be a special wedding but once Lizzie clued me in on the special surprise for their first dance I realized just how special it was going to be. What an incredible thing to do and it just speaks to how great these guys are and well matched for each other. Huge congratulations to you both and thanks for choosing Olsen Media! Music licensed through art-list.io, musicbed.com, and musicdealers.com

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