Authentic, Timeless, and Cinematic Storytelling.
A Few Kind Words
"Ace is a wizard. I can’t speak highly enough of his talents and skill. Not only did he make the most beautiful video I have ever seen (unbiasedly!!), but he was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is incredibly responsive, and his attention to detail is more than appreciated. He made our day more special and more memorable than we could have ever hoped or wished. We are so fortunate that he was our storyteller and shared our big day with us. I can not recommend Ace and his team more - and if this review doesn’t say enough, just look at his work, it more than speaks for itself."
A Few Kind Words
“From our first conversation, I knew Ace was the perfect fit for our special day. I’m pretty positive we’d scheduled a 10-minute conversation to discuss logistics that quickly turned into a nearly hour-long giggle-fest of me warning him of my family and friends wild side. He is so professional but still warm and kind. He’s incredibly efficient and stealthy and worked around all of the chaos that comes with weddings to get the perfect shots. Ace you were such a dream to work with, and we are SO LUCKY that you were able to be a part of our wedding day!”
A Few Kind Words
"I seriously cannot say enough good things about Ace and his work. I heard of Sage and Silhouettes through a friend, and after seeing her wedding sneak peek video, I knew I had to book him. He has a beautiful way of telling a story through video and music to the point where strangers who saw my video reached out and told me it made them cry! Not only is his work amazing, but he was so much fun to be around! He made it a point to let our day unfold naturally, and I never once felt that he was in the way or intruding. He captured so many special moments; it felt like he was a long-time friend of ours. He also worked well with our photographer and other vendors and helped to make sure our time away from the reception and guests was limited. If you don't go with Sage & Silhouettes for your videography needs, you're insane!"
How many hours of coverage is included in your Collections?
I truly feel a full day of coverage is needed to tell your story. I always arrive during preparations and will be there to capture some of the party. Time will vary from each wedding, and we will always discuss this beforehand.
Do you offer photography?
Yes, I do. If you would like to book me for photography instead of video, I can do that. If you'd like to book for both, ask about the photo and video collection.
Do you offer services outside of your area?
I grew up a military brat, so I enjoy traveling the world. Whether it's a small, intimate elopement in Scotland or a large barn wedding in Virginia, I got you covered. I want to be inspired by you, and by the beautiful wedding location that you chose.
I'm camera shy, how will that effect my wedding?
I take a documentary approach to weddings. So I won't ask you to do anything that will make you feel awkward. I want you to enjoy your day, and be yourselves. I like to let the day naturally unfold. I don't use a massive video camera or any obtrusive equipment. In fact, you may even forget that I'm there.
Do you work alone?
My approach is to be very discrete on your wedding day. The last thing I would want to do is overwhelm you with the presence of a large film crew. This is your wedding, a real wedding, and I want to allow space for calm moments. In most cases, it will be only me, and maybe an assistant if needed. If you feel you would benefit from additional cinematographer, or if you are having a large wedding, I can arrange this for you.
How do you record audio?
Audio is very, very important in telling a compelling story. During the ceremonies and speeches, I usually tap into the DJ's soundboard. As a backup, I will clip a small lav mic onto each person speaking, except the bride of course. The bride's audio is picked up from the groom's mic.
When will I receive my film?
The short answer is no later than 4 months after your wedding, but this differs depending on the time of the year your wedding will take place. If I have a clear schedule, this will be sooner. I will be able to give you a more accurate timeline the day after your wedding.
Are you insured?
Yes. If your venue needs proof of insurance, please ask. I'll be more than happy to provide documentation.
How do I book?
First, I want to talk to you, hear your story, and tell you a bit more about myself to make sure we're a good fit. Please fill out the contact form on the contact page.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I am humbled and honored that you have found your way here, and are considering having me to be a part of your special day.
"This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there's no need at all to understand what's happening, because everything happens within you." — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
I'm a storyteller and I'm here to tell your story. Your memories are important to me. I'm sure you may have questions, and I'm here to answer them all.