Showing posts with label wedding videography. Show all posts
Showing posts with label wedding videography. Show all posts

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Microweddings, Minimonies, and Elopements

Minimony at The College of William & Mary on July 11, 2020.

The Knot recently published an educational article on the difference between MICROWEDDINGS, MINIMONIES, AND ELOPEMENTS.  Microweddings are 50 people or less and include a reception with catering. Minimonies are "mini" ceremonies for very small groups (typically immediate family) and do not include a reception. An Elopement is when the couple ties the knot with an officiant, a photographer/videographer, and maybe a few family members or friends as witnesses. Minimonies and Elopements are similar in that you save a bundle on catering. But Minimonies typically happen at traditional wedding locations like a professional venue or a church. Elopements happen in backyards, courthouses, and public spaces. Traditionally, Elopements imply secrecy, but that definition has evolved over the years according to The Knot.

The health crisis of 2020 has played havoc with the wedding industry. Venues, DJs, and caterers have been hit hard. With fewer people attending "COVID-era weddings," photography and videography are even more important. Historically, photography is a must at weddings, and videography has been considered a luxury by many. However, with key relatives and friends missing out on the weddings themselves, videography is now a "must."

Reagan Studios filmed our first Elopement of the pandemic on April 20, 2020...a private backyard waterfront ceremony on a secluded beach at a friend's house:

Katie and Dan moved their big wedding celebration to the fall, but decided to not delay their nuptials. Make sure to watch this video and see what happens as he carries her into the water! Click HERE to see their magical intimate wedding including their spoken vows. We filmed their "We Do Redo" in Sept. 2020 at the Outer Banks. As a surprise to their guests, their ceremony turned into the best surprise gender reveal we have ever seen. Click HERE to see this remarkable event.

Our first Microwedding of 2020 was June 13, 2020 at Amber Grove:

Desteney and RJ's day started out like a typical wedding with prep time (hair and make-up) at their venue. The ceremony of just under 50 people was outdoors and the guests practiced safe pandemic protocol. The reception that followed was at the couple's home and was even more intimate. Their wedding highlight reel ended-up looking pretty much like a large wedding video - as all the elements of a standard wedding were present. Click HERE to see their highlight reel. Still photos by John Malkowski.

"I feel like if we can get through planning this crazy COVID wedding, then we can get through anything." -- Jamie Reyes, bride 2020. That quote sums up 2020 pretty well. Couples proceeding with their weddings are warriors! With the rules changing weekly, it takes courage and determination to proceed.

Jamie and Justin rescheduled their May wedding to August. And then just before their wedding, the Governor changed the rules from 250 guests to a maximum of 50 in their area, Virginia Beach. They reduced their headcount and moved forward. As a surprise to the groom, the bride made a special video with clips from many family members and friends who could not attend. Click HERE to view.


Reagan Studios filmed two Minimonies in the spring of 2020. Kira and Talon were married on the water at Yorktown Beach and elected to film their prep time at a nearby hotel as well. The small gathering was family-only and we enjoyed a brief photo & video shoot immediately afterward:

Beach Mini Ceremony

Kira and Talon braved a precarious climb for some key shots, and she even went in the water at the end of the evening. Click HERE to see their main highlight reel. To see the still photos by Mason Murawski, click HERE.

Our second Minimony took place in the Wren Building at The College of William & Mary:
William & Many Minimony

Morgan and Justin gathered at the Wren Building on the Campus of William & Mary just an hour before their 15-minute ceremony. Prep shots and their "first look" happened in the Great Hall. Even their ceremony took place in the Great Hall and not the chapel on the other side of the building. With only immediate family in attendance, we concluded the evening with a photo & video shoot on campus surrounded by ancient trees and historic brick sidewalks. Still photos by Lindsey Lyons.

To learn more about how Reagan Studios can help you remember your small gathering in a big way, drop us a line HERE. To learn about our wedding videography packages and to see more samples, click HERE. To view our YouTube channel, click HERE.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Disney Princess

 Wedding Videography


Bekah and Chris were married on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Flyway Lodge in Knotts Island, North Carolina. An historic waterfront property, it was originally a hunting lodge frequented in the last century by notables like President Dwight Eisenhower. The property is currently under renovation and is available for special events such as weddings and corporate gatherings.

Chris asked Bekah to marry her in Disney World during the fireworks display while "Happily Ever After" played throughout the park. That song was chosen by Bekah as her recessional and is played in the short film after the ceremony - timed just as the DJ played it.

Check out their wedding cinematography showcase: it features a music video wedding highlight reel using a sweet tune from Tears for Fears, PLUS a short film that features the full ceremony and two songs that were the bride's processional and recessional.

Wedding Videography is essential in remembering your best day ever. Why spend a year planning and a substantial sum of money on the wedding of your dreams - only to not film it? Check out Reagan Studios. Read their reviews on Wedding Wire.

Produced by, a film production company based on the east coast of the United States specializing in wedding cinematography, commercial videography, and music videos for artists and bands. Primarily focused from New York to Nashville, Reagan Studios is available to travel worldwide.

Still photo by John Malkowski.

Sunday, September 22, 2019


 Perfect by Ed Sheeran


While Chris and Katie were dating, Chris secretly learned to play the piano. Then, while on vacation in Florida, they stopped by a piano bar after a long day at Universal Studios. When Chris requested the pianist play "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, the pianist acted like he wasn't sure how. So Chris said he would show him. Katie knew that Chris could not play the piano and was flabbergasted at what she saw. Upon completion of the song, Chris proposed. The next year, they were married in Virginia, where Kate is a news anchorman and meteorologist and Chris is a corporate executive. The video you are about to see is a few clips from the engagement shoot and wedding cinematography by Reagan Studios. The story made the NEWS when they returned from their honeymoon. Click HERE to see the news clip.

Click HERE to see the whole video.

filmed on location at The Manor House at King's Charter.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019



Kacie and Jake got married on a beautiful sunny spring day, March 24 of 2019. They selected Cousiac Manor as their venue as it offers an inviting barn venue with a breathtaking riverfront view. Planning and coordination was the key to their success and they have Robin Schreiber Consulting and the Happy Bride to thank for that. Still photography was done by the talented John Malkowski who works closely with Reagan Studios which created the edited videos. Splash DJ provided the music and MC services. And the delicious catering was provided by Big Mama's Event Services.

The wedding was attended by Jake's parents, JoAnn and Billy Mewborn, and Christopher and Karren Witt. Kacie's parents, Denise and Mike Russell were also present and Mike gave Kacie away. Grandparents Ike and Deanna Newingham, and Alma and Dick Griffin were in attendance. In fact, the barn was bursting at the seams and everyone attending was family one way or another!

The entire bridal party - bridesmaids and groomsmen - wore cowboy boots, and the decor was classic country. HERE is a link to their photo spread, shot and edited by John Malkowski.

HERE is a link to their main highlight reel SPEECHLESS. To see more wedding videos that Reagan Studios have filmed at Cousiac Manor, click HERE.

Jake is a Firefighter/Medic with the city of Newport News and Kacie is a hairstylist/makeup artist at Victoria's Day Spa. She also manages Oh My Kac Cosmetics. They reside in Virginia and have two dogs.

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Should I hire a wedding videographer, if so whom? Reagan Studios provides wedding videos and full film footage for brides in Virginia and around the world.

Saturday, February 9, 2019


32 brides filmed at 21 different venues throughout Virginia and North Carolina. See anyone you know? 
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Wedding videography filmed at Fairview Farm, Science Museum of Virginia, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Red August Farm, The Dominion Club, Independence Golf Club, Alturia Farm, Hollyfield Manor, Seven Springs, Vista Creek, The Barn at Edgewood, Portsmouth Woman's Club, The Market at Grelen, White Dog Bistro, Country Club of Virginia (CCV), Marina Shores Marina, Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery, Cousiac Manor, Ford's Colony, and two private estates.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Van Halen Wedding Video

Van Halen Wedding Video

Question: Can a Van Halen song work as a wedding highlight reel?
Answer: I am willing to try.

On July 14, 2018, Collins and I filmed a wedding at The Market at Grelen in Somerset, Virginia. We knew this wedding would be fun as we have filmed this family (or friends of this family) three other times: Brittany, Savanah, and Sarah. Too bad Jen & Josh Adams were married before I knew them as you will see them in all four of these videos.

Anyway, I had several songs in mind for this wedding (and I am using a country song for a different version of their wedding highlights) but when Melanie & Kevin entered the reception, I knew what I had to do - and I accepted the challenge. They came in the big tent to the sound of their friends and family cheering and to the music of "Dance the Night Away" by Van Halen.

It is remarkable to think that this song (which was recorded before most of the attendees were born) is still this popular. Like "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey, or "Celebration" by Kool and the Gang, some party song don't fade away.

It also turns out that Melanie is quite the dancer. And dancing had something to do with them getting together to begin with - or so I heard.

Now check out their video and see what you think: CLICK HERE. I hope you enjoy it as much as the wedding couple does. CONGRATULATIONS, Melanie and Kevin! It was an honor filming your wedding.


See BOTH of their highlight reels HERE:

Wedding videography by

Wednesday, May 30, 2018



Nothing like a wedding with men in uniform.
Check out this fantastic wedding between two high school sweethearts that took place on May 26, 2018 at The Barn at Edgewood near Charlottesville, VA. Wedding videography produced by

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Hell If I Know

May 12, 2018
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Music by Chase Bryant available on iTunes:
Neither Keith Reagan Film & Video nor the bride & groom seek to profit from the distribution of this video. We do, however, hope that viewers will be encouraged to purchase the song on iTunes or through another licensed vendor. #perrymeaway #weddingvideo

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

THEN by Brad Paisley WEDDING VIDEO Marianne and Michael



Marianne and Michael met at a beach in Mexico ten years ago. He asked for her hand in marriage years later on that same beach. And on Saturday, April 28, 2018, they were married at The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, VA. The Van Meter Family and the Dosh Family celebrated at a reception at The Science Museum of Virginia following a photo shoot at Rene Dosh's family farm, Hundred Acre Woods. Brad Paisley's "Then" is their first highlight reel song. Check it out HERE. Wedding videography by
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For more of the Van Meter / Dosh wedding, here's their FUN video, "Cake" by Flo Rida & 99 Percent, click HERE.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

"Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life"

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Filmed on location at The John Marshall Ballrooms in Richmond, Virginia.
Wedding cinematography and commercial videography by focused on Richmond, Charlottesville and Williamsburg, Virginia.