January Wedding in Wine Country
Starting 2014 off right at the Williamsburg Winery with Kim & Steve’s wedding.
The cold outside didn’t get in the way of a beautiful first look session.
The Military men were looking sharp as they welcomed the new couple into the family! Congrats to the lovely new couple.
Kim & Steve - married on January 18th, 2014.
Shout out to Lindsay Fauver Photography
SGFmoments - A Look Back
The end of 2013 closed the 5th wedding season for Shawn Girvan Films. When I delivered my first wedding film in 2009, I could only imagine that I would be still making wedding films in 2014. Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with almost 100 awesome couples – all of them unique in style and taste. These couples have helped me grow as an artist and a businessman. I hope that years down the line, the films I made will make them smile, cry, and laugh, and they will be happy that they hired me to create the keepsakes. I am truly blessed to have been in the business of preserving memories for 5 years. To celebrate, I want to take a look back at some of the wonderful moments I captured.
2009 – Year One
In August of 2009, I moved from Chicago to Harrisonburg, Virginia to help my sister, Rebekah, grow her photography business. In the fall of 2009, she asked a few of her future brides if they wanted a free wedding film with their photography. Three Tracys agreed, and Shawn Girvan Films was born.
Tracey and Brad were my first couple, and they couldn’t have been nicer. Let’s see – a beautiful scenic mountain view, a very friendly & warm family, bluegrass music on the patio overlooking a vineyard – not a bad way to start a business.
Tracy & Jon’s celebration was more like a festival than a wedding. The reception tent was located on top of a mountain just outside Floyd, VA. The “Boltfest” banner was proudly displayed as the tractor towed in the trailer full of guests to the party. And let me tell you, the Bolts knew how to party.
Tracy & Todd tied the knot at the Glenview Mansion in Rockville, Maryland. They were such a nice couple and so much fun to spend the day with. The montage I made for them means a lot to me because of the email Tracy sent to me after she saw it.
"Holy s***! That was so awesome!!!"
As 2009 closed, I felt that I was on my way. I was ready to charge actual money for my services. 2010 was going to be exciting.
The last wedding of the year for me turned out to be one heck of a party, courtesy of Kristin & Conner.
They tied the Knot at the Renaissance in downtown Richmond on Saturday - a fun, friendly and cute couple!
When the Groom gets on stage to lead the Cupid Shuffle - You best not stay in your seat. The dance floor was full all evening.
Congrats to Kristin & Conner - married on December 14th, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia!
Shout out Manny Green Entertainment & Stephanie Yonce Photography
Angie & Savas - 11/16/13 - Congrats!
Greek Wedding in Norfolk!
Spent a nice November evening with a lovely couple on their wedding day. Angie and Savas tied the knot at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Norfolk, Virginia.
Wonderful friends and family on hand to pose for pictures before the festivities began.
It was a traditional Greek ceremony & a traditional Greek reception too. The dollar bills were flying!
Congrats to Angie & Savas! Married on November 16th in Norfolk Virginia.
Shout out to Jan Casper Photography and Stage Right Lighting.
Lauren & Jon - 10/26/2013 - Congrats!
Wedding in Richmond!
Started the day off filming Lauren and Jon saying their I do’s at the First Baptist Church in Ashland, Virginia.
After the ceremony - on to The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing in Richmond.
The train tracks by the water was a good place for photos. Just a few quick couple-cuddling-train-tracks kind of photos.
Congrats to Lauren and Jon! Married on October 26th in Ashland Virginia!
Shout out to Laura Gordon Photography & RVA-DJ
Lynn & David - 10/19/2013 - Congrats!
Old Town Alexandria Wedding!
Had a wonderful time shooting Lynn & David’s wedding! They tied the knot at Saint Columba Catholic Church in Oxon Hill, MD.
After the ceremony the reception began in Old Town Alexandria.
Lynn and David are two very beautiful and friendly people and make a wonderful couple.
Congratulations to them! Married on October 19th in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Shout out to Candace Schwab Photography