A Kansas City Wedding Video

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Jacob Shipley 

Owner, Unveiled Media 

 

As the owners of a wedding videography firm, producing videos across Kansas City and the state of Missouri, we often field the question, “What makes Kansas City video production unique?” The answer…. everything. So, if you’re prepping for your own KC wedding or getting ready to film one in the area, we hope these Kansas City wedding videography tips help you get the most out of the big day!

 

1. Kansas City is a town with top talent.

Across KC, you’re going to find some of the best photographers and videographers in the country. We’re fortunate enough to be a part of a creative hub that attracts crazy talented individuals. With that being said, it is important to realize that you get what you pay for. As I’ve said before... half-drunk Uncle John and his 1997 camcorder may be cheap, but the results just won’t give you the cinematic feel. As a recently married individual, I can honestly say that we don’t regret a single dime that we spent on our wedding video or photos. Regardless of the specific vendors you go with, have the end in mind. You are making an investment that has the ability to serve you for the rest of your life.

When it comes to wedding photos, here are some photographers in or around KC that we’ve loved working with in the past!

Kaylie Sirek (She did our wedding and was awesome!): https://www.kayliesirek.com

Joe Bulger: http://bulgercreative.co

Jeremy Ellsworth: http://www.jeremyellsworth.com

Vickie O’Neal: https://www.facebook.com/vickiesphotography/

Bella Grace (Tammy Pence): http://www.bellagrace.photos/

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2. B-Roll on B-Roll on B-Roll (on B-Roll)

Kansas City is the city of fountains, BBQ and phenomenal B-Roll. When you’re prepping for your wedding or gearing up to film, be thinking about some awesome spots to get posing shots. Regardless of where you are in the metro, you’re guaranteed to be close to a great location.

If you need help brainstorming, try seeing if any of your venues are close to these spots!

  • Downtown Liberty Square
  • Crown Center
  • Nelson Atkins
  • WWI Memorial (Be careful with drone videography! Kansas City is pretty strict about what goes in the air around the monument.)
  • Crossroads Art District
  • West Bottoms
  • City Market
  • Plaza
  • Swope Park
  • Loose Park
  • Powell Gardens
  • Union Station

 

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3. Use everything that Kansas City has to offer!

Don’t just take advantage of the awesome posing spots, but find ways to incorporate other KC staples. It would be a complete shame to host or to film a wedding in the metro area and not include some of the things that make the city so great. When it comes to catering, always with go with a local spot over the national chain. The price is usually comparable and the quality isn’t even close. The same goes with the rest of the vendors for the wedding, do some research and try and find ways to really craft the wedding into something special. For example Hail! Coffee Co. provides fresh nitro coffee for all your guests. This makes for a perfect addition to an outdoor wedding or even an indoor wedding during the summer!

For bachelor/bachelorette parties check out these options:

  • Power and Light District
  • Blade and Timber
  • BBQ (Gates or Bryant’s>Q39 or Joe’s…. and that’s a fact)
  • Kansas City Royals or Kansas City Chiefs
  • Argosy or Harrah’s
  • Any of the amazing breweries, distilleries or wineries

 

We may be biased, but we think Kansas City is the best city in the country! When planning out the details don’t hesitate to let some of the city’s awesomeness rub off on the itinerary.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacob Shipley