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I hope this post finds you well! I know that I’ve said it before, but it deserves to be repeated: Thank you so much for supporting me and Moser Visuals! It has truly been a privilege to create wonderful visual products and art for you all and do the same for Chadasha because of your support.

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The great announcements keep coming in, and this isn’t breaking news, but Knox Wedding Photo + Video is a Featured Vendor on MyWedding, your all-in-one wedding planning resource.  You can use MyWedding.com to get inspired with photo galleries (but you could look at ours too!), get informed with their planning tips, and get organized using their planning tools. Jump start your planning and find the best vendors for your special day on MyWedding!

Thanks to you all, Knox Wedding Photo + Video already has more “loves” (think Facebook likes, but more valuable) than any other wedding photographers in Knoxville and Gatlinburg on MyWedding! Read more

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie Still

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Movie PosterWelcome to the latest installment of a movie blog series about the best movies you (probably) haven’t seen. Last time, I featured the first foreign film of the series, City of God, and the week before, I wrote about 12 Angry Men, a black and white “old-school” courtroom drama.

(The idea is that I’ll throw out a movie that I think is really great, but isn’t a huge mainstream hit, or it’s not fresh and likely hasn’t been seen in quite a while—if at all. If you have seen it, share what you think about it—and feel free to rip me if you think it’s not worth watching! Then, in the comments, y’all make one movie suggestion as well. It’s that simple, and it’ll be a lot of fun if you’re a cinephile like me.)

This nomination for the best movie you (probably) haven’t seen is probably the first film featured I can truly say is cinema art to it’s core. It’s so complete, has so much depth, and is so creative in plot, thought, cinematography, and emotion, I have really struggled to decide the best way to write about it in a brief blog post. After all, this film is easily in my “Top 10” AND I wrote an entire term paper in a cinema studies class in college on this film and still had a hard time capturing, describing, and analyzing the film.* A masterpiece written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Michel Gondry, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is perhaps more poetic than the verse from which it gets its namesake.

How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d;

The film is based on the lyrics of Alexander Pope‘s Eloisa to Abelard, a poem about a tragic love that leaves the female protagonist, Eloisa, longing for forgetfulness over fondness—the foundation on which Kaufman built his masterpiece.

*I actually did a video term paper analyzing the film, so I didn’t technically turn in a written paper.

Amazon’s summary:

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Welcome to the latest installment of a weekly movie blog series about the best movies you (probably) haven’t seen. Last week, I featured the modern version of Great Expectations, and the week before I featured the futbol film Green Street Hooligans.

(The idea is that each week I’ll throw out a movie that I think is really great, but isn’t a huge mainstream hit, or it’s not fresh and likely hasn’t been seen in quite a while—if at all. If you have seen it, share what you think about it—and feel free to rip me if you think it’s not worth watching! Then, in the comments, y’all make one movie suggestion as well. It’s that simple, and it’ll be a lot of fun if you’re a cinephile like me.)

This week, my nomination for the best movie you (probably) haven’t seen is a the first truly “classic” film I’ve mentioned, and we go all the way back to the black-and-white period to get it. 12 Angry Men was recommended to me by a former roommate who swears by it (the movie is in his “Top 5”) and it makes #6 on IMDB’s Top 250 Films as voted on by it’s users. This classic courtroom drama starring Henry Fonda was made in 1957 and it’s a simple (almost the entire film is on one set), but very well-told story about a jury of 12 men deciding the fate of an 18-year-old accused murderer. As a bonus, you can view the entire film at the bottom of this post! Amazon’s summary:

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I just returned from a beautiful outdoor Destination Wedding in Aspen, Colorado! It was a fantastic trip and a wonderful experience for me as it was my first wedding as a groomsman.

Despite the fact that I was in the wedding party, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to shoot a gorgeous outdoor destination wedding in Aspen! The backdrop in the Rocky Mountains near the Maroon Bells was just too incredible for me to turn down, so aside from the ceremony itself, I had my camera by my side (the entire weekend, in fact) and got some breathtaking shots. Read more

I am very excited to announce the official launch of the first Moser Visuals brand:

Knox Wedding Photo + Video

 

Knox Wedding Photo + Video is Knoxville’s choice for brides who want their wedding to be an amazing event that also supports those in need!

Check out the new Knox Wedding Photo + Video website: KnoxWeddingPhoto.com & KnoxWeddingVideo.com.

I can’t wait for you to get to know this new brand and the brides that want to use their wedding to do some good. I’m such a romantic, so weddings, engagements, and couples photography and videography have always been a thrill for me. Hearing the stories of how couples got together (Facebook), where they got engaged (World’s Fair Park), and where they are getting married (Aspen, Colorado) really makes doing this job that much more rewarding (coolest stories I’ve been told are in parenthesis).

Follow Knox Wedding Photo + Video on Twitter: @knoxwedding.

Because a major emphasis of the Chadasha Foundation is helping Haitian children get life-saving heart surgeries they wouldn’t otherwise have access to (their “Heartbeat of Haiti” program), it only makes sense that I tie those kids hearts in with the lovestruck hearts of brides- and grooms-to-be that will support them. Thus the slogan:

Share Your Heart & Save A Heart!

It’s not just a slick slogan—it’s true. In fact, I’m working on a documentary about the “Heartbeat of Haiti” program right now, and investments in Knox Wedding Photo + Video support the continued production of it for Chadasha!

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I’m also excited to announce the following giveaway to promote Knox Wedding Photo + Video!

Today marks the launch of Knox Wedding Photo + Video, and to celebrate, I’m giving away some major wedding gifts!

The first 5 couples to book a wedding with Knox Wedding Photo + Video will receive a Romantic Engagement Portrait Session and five additional matted 11″x 14″ Keepsake Prints to put in your Keepsake Box (a $700 value) as a gift from Knox Wedding Photo + Video!

It gets better, though! These first five couples have an opportunity to get even more for their wedding day! Read more