Today’s styled shoot comes to us from Brittany Carmona-Holt, Co-Owner of Sculpted Films, LLC, based in Detroit, MI. We love the effortless rustic elegance and all the vintage details, but the best part is the couple’s story! Here’s Brittany to tell us more:
A couple of things that make this styled shoot so special are all the intricate details that were curated to make this shoot unique. The personalized craft cocktail, the choice to make the bride’s bouquet all greens, the incredible stamped invitation suite, the Juliet cap of clustered white tea roses, how each place setting was a uniquely curated piece of vintage china, etc.
Today’s videographer interview Brittany and Alex of Sculpted Films, based in Detroit, Michigan! Enjoy:
Tell us about your company, how did you get started?
Me (Brittany) and my fiancé (Alex) both went to different liberal arts colleges, Alex studied sculpture (hence the name), animation, and film editing, and I studied creative writing. For two years we lived in New York City primarily working jobs unrelated to our studies – I waited tables and was an urban farmer for an upscale restaurant on the East River while Alex worked at a frame shop in Brooklyn and performed freelance video work on the side. Our schedules were so opposite that we rarely got to see each other and we always talked about how great it would be if we were able to work together and we often spoke of one day owning our own business – an idea that seemed like something far in our future.
Then in December of 2013 we had friends visiting and these friends happen to make up the Michigan indie folk band, Less is More. They were telling us about the 3 ½ month long U.S. tour they were planning on embarking on in the fall of 2014 to promote their first album to which we of course said, “Wow, I wish we could do something like that,” to which they replied (probably jokingly,) “You should come with us!” The more we thought about it the less is seemed like a joke and it started to make a lot of sense – I would get to use my creative writing education for their PR and website copywriting, etc, and Alex would film our journey and make music videos, video blogs, and eventually a documentary of the tour. It seemed like the perfect launching pad into the next phase of our life even though we have no idea exactly what that phase was going to entail. On the road was where we realized how two creative minds are better than one while filming and editing and the prospect of working together as a videography team started to sound not so crazy.
Our chance to work together and work for ourselves came to us much earlier in life than we expected. On January 1, 2015 we officially became an LLC and we filmed our first wedding ten days later. We’ve hit the ground running working on filming more weddings, styled shoots, and promoting our business like crazy and though we are busier than we’ve ever been, it’s different when you are busy working for yourself and every hour that you put in is directly furthering your business and furthering the possibility of us continuing to do what we love.