We highly recommend Murasaki Media. We weren’t planning on hiring a videographer for our elopement ceremony but after our first phone call with Christina Fleming, owner of Murasaki Media, we knew we had to have her video our elopement. My wife and I had been together for 13 years prior to our wedding day and were keen that our two children be part of the ceremony. It was also important to us that the wedding celebrate our history as a family, our right to marry as a same-sex couple, as well as our commitment to each other going forward. Because she really listened to us when we expressed what we wanted our wedding to be about Christina came up with the brilliant idea to interview the four of us just prior to the wedding. We LOVED the idea. So now we have all of those memories preserved along with the ceremony itself. Christina also worked seamlessly with our wonderful officiant (Ceremonies by Bethel) and talented photography team (La Vida Creations). She was so unobtrusive during the ceremony we were able to just delight in the moment rather than think about the cameras on us. Thank you Christina; you are fabulous!
My husband and family were hesitant to add a videographer for a fear of too many cameras in the way on our big day but did due to a couple family members servere illness we wanted to have a way to share our special day with them. Christina was referred to us by our photographer and was absolutely amazing! We barely noticed being filmed during our special day but could not believe how perfect the video was. It brought back every amazing feeling and Christina captured it all. We were truly able to relive the whole experience!! And our absent family members truly loves it too!
I cannot recommend Frank and Christina of Murasaki Media strongly enough.
My husband and I were having a small wedding and didn't feel that we needed a videographer. It was out of our budget, we figured we'd never watch it again, etc.
But then every bride I talked to told me the same thing - hiring a videographer was the greatest thing they did, or that NOT hiring one was their biggest regret. As our wedding date got closer I started to regret my decision not to do it... and a friend recommended Murasaki Media. They were available on our date, they had a list of price points that was totally manageable with our budget, and my husband and I just totally clicked with Christina when we first met!
Now I've joined the ranks of brides proselytizing the wonders of wedding videography.
I've been married almost 10 months and I still watch my highlight video weekly. We watch our full video monthly, and I cry every time!
Our highlight video - http://vimeo.com/44366731
Technical details - Christina and Frank were thoroughly professional throughout. They worked wonderfully with our other vendors and were totally flexible with everything on the day. Their contract was comprehensive and they were very clear on what their services did and did not include. They were prompt in returning calls and emails. Their turnaround time was awesome and their quality was superb.
One detail I truly appreciated was the music. They chose absolutely the perfect music for every part of the DVD. And, as Christina explained to me, she makes a point of choosing less popular radio-frequent songs so that we can watch our videos in 5, 10, 20 years and it won't feel dated. I would never have thought of that, but it's perfect! Plus, it makes them feel so much more personal.
My final word on Frank and Christina is that a year ago we had never met them and now we are friends, meeting up at least once a month. When your vendors become your friends you know they did a phenomenal job.
Christina was great, very prepared with extra mikes. She is great.
From the moment we met Christina via Skype, we knew she was a perfect fit for us. She was so professional on the wedding day, add to that that she had just had a baby about a month before our wedding! She was on time, with a smile on her face, unobtrusive and worked well with my photographers, would have never guessed that they had never worked together prior to our wedding day.
Then the video highlight came… wow, words cannot explain how excited and emotional we were when we watched it!! The editing was so on point, so perfect, we could have never imagined it to be so beautiful, and that it was actually our wedding! We must have watched it at least 4 times just that day and it only built up our anticipation to see the video. The video was equally exceptional, Christina is very talented and you can see the passion and love for her work through the finished products. We are so happy that we chose to work with Murasaki and it validated our decision to HAVE to have a videographer on our wedding day. It’s something that we will watch many times over the years, absolutely worth it and definitely recommend.
I havent gotten our wedding video yet - but I have to say that Christina was one of my favorite vendors! She is so sweet - and I KNOW that the video is going to be amazing just from what I saw her videotaping!! The days leading up to the wedding she ALWAYS answered my emails in a quick manner, and she reassured me before the wedding day of all of my worries and questions ;) The day of the wedding she was so kind, and professional. It was so nice to have her there because she was such a calming person! I know that the video is going to be fantastic!!! I feel blessed that Murasaki Media was apart of our day to preserve all of our memories!
I am so glad I decided to hire Christina! I was wavering about videography because I thought I couldn't afford it. I choose a 7-hour package so that she could capture the ceremony, 2-hour gap, and reception. The DVD she sent me is just beautiful. She had multiple cameras, did sound editing to let the music play over the edited footage, and captured all our joy. I would highly recommend Christina to other brides!
Working with you was such an awesome experience!! We are sooooo amazed with our video, we could not have asked for anything more. You were there on time and captured everything we wanted, got us our video much sooner than we expected and now we have the most perfect way to relive our special day. We would recommend you to anyone!!!! Thank you for everything!!!!!
Christina was awesome to work with! She was my splurge as I REALLY wanted to have video of the day and not just pictures. She showed up and got right to work as I was having my hair and makeup done(just as we had discussed). She is really nice and other than the obvious times that I should have noticed her(garter toss, cake cutting) I don’t think I noticed her much as she was so sly.
Very professional and we got the final edited video in 24 days!! We had quite a bit of family that were hilarious on the dance floor and it was fun to relive the ceremony too. She had the video back to us much earlier than expected (earlier than the contract stated) and she also made us a little 30 second teaser video that we had just days after we returned from our honeymoon. This was really nice since it got us that much more excited to see the video :)
I wholeheartedly recommend Murasaki Media and am so glad that they were my splurge!!
AMAZING!! Murasaki Media was such an incredible find. They offer many different packages to fit every budget. My husband and I did not initially budget for videography, but we were able to put together the perfect package to fit our needs and our wallet!
Christina is such a doll. She is friendly, flexible, responsive, and talented. She was recovering from a broken foot when she shot our wedding and was such a trooper! I asked her about it a few days before and she said not to worry about it- she would be fine. At the last moment I added extra hours for a total of 12 hours! She powered through the day and was in good spirits the entire time- healing foot and all!
During the wedding she was unobtrusive and worked well with my photographers and all of my other vendors. When I received the finished product, it was apparent that she paid close attention to the details and captured a lot of intimate as well as candid moments.
Post wedding she was very prompt and kept me in the loop about the status of our video. Our wedding was captured beautifully...there are no words to express how my husband and I feel every time we watch the highlight video. The editing was perfect and timeless- no cheesy effects or music.
I can't say enough good things about Murasaki! I definitely recommend!
Christina was so great on my wedding day! She was completely professional throughout the whole day and I was more than satisfied with my final product! I loved loved loved my highlight video she made - so worth the money! I highly recommend Christina with Murasaki Media for videography!