Vision Pro Studios / Bride and Groom Photographers
Coldwater, MI, Branch(7 Reviews)
How does your business stand out?
PLEASE NOTE***You can read detailed reviews with contact information, along with business and personal references at our website from our main menu "Credentials"***
****WATCH our Promotional Special Effects Video of examples we can produce for your wedding**** link below
Our business stands out in many ways. First, we want you to know that we want to capture the story of your wedding day.....because every wedding has a story..and we want to film it!! In addition, we are not just a wedding photography business..we also produce corporate videos, cinematic filming, aerial drone footage and have been an active podcaster for over 10 years. We are adversed in visual effects produced by Hollywood's most sought after program,Adobe After Effects. Our company has been involved in the entertainment industry since 1978. Our CEO, Michael Parker, was a Wedding and Club DJ for nearly 25 years. Now, he is a well known Podcasting Evangelist for an online ministry that enjoys millions of visitors and downloads each year, a Wedding Photographer and Documentary Producer, and wants to film YOUR wedding. Our company recently filmed a documentary about the nation of Israel. A team was put together of online production companies who participated in providing footage. It truly was a huge success and is downloadable for free
Therefore, we are no stranger to the photography and video industry, and the cinematic filming industry and we are especially excited about applying our craft and experience to the wedding industry. It takes real passion for this type of work.....because stories transform snapshots into emotionally-charged works of art.
We consider ourselves visual storytellers—every photograph or video we create is another detailed chapter in someone’s life. When a client cries tears of joy over what we have created for her and her new husband, it’s because the photographs and video are forever linked to their emotional memories. And we cannot think of a better profession or a better company to have, then to be a part of creating that memory by telling YOUR story...
What do we enjoy about the work we do?
We are passionate about photography and video of weddings. Our experience along with an eye for detail and planning ensures a perfect wedding event. We are definitely not the most inexpensive production company either, but rather focus on the quality and detail of our craft to give you exactly what you desire in wedding photography and videography.
We are available by phone during these hours of business:
Eastern Time Zone
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
We have a pricing guide for 2018 available from our website to download in PDF and printable from there. Our guide allows the client and us to agree upon a price for services requested. Good old fashion negotiations never hurt anyone. So, we try to "strike a deal" with almost all clients, because not everyone can afford the high end experience of cinematic filming, but would consider a lesser valued service with favorable quality.
We are here to try and work with any budget...period.
Our typical process for working with new clients are as follows:
We like to meet in person if at all possible. If not, then by skype or phone. Once we have met, then we listen to what your trying to create, the atmosphere, the feelings behind how your wedding is to look and communicate.
The most important part of our interview process is telling us what's important to you in your photos and or video, and to tell us about you...where you met, what you did on a first date..many things that can be put into a story through photographs and video. We then create a story line and profile of photography and video that communicates to the world the reasons why this is the most important day of your lives.
We instruct the Bride and Groom at the wedding all throughout the process and timing of the photos and /or video, so that the transitions of events run smoothly. This is the specialty of our CEO Michael Parker. Michael has nearly 100 weddings he has MC'd and was the announcer of along with DJ. He worked closely with Photographers and Videographers to blend the announcements and sound with the services.
If there is a wedding planner, we work very closely with that person. If there is DJ from another vendor, we also work closely with the DJ.
Our main objective is to make the Bride and Groom comfortable, that we have the entire process worked out,and under control and want them to just be natural throughout their wedding.
Some folks wish to know what education and/or training we have that relates to our work?
CEO Michael Parker of Vision Pro Studios is a Graphic Artist, Website Producer, Photographer / Videographer. Podcast Producer, Documentary Film Producer, and Wedding DJ/MC for nearly 40 years. Additionally received his Masters of Divinity from Christian Leadership Institute, Warren MI. Is well established in the Radio and Video Industry.
President of Operations - Melissa Parker: 20 years in Hospitality Management/Restaurant Management. Currently attending Florida State University obtaining her degree in CDM Management. Has excellent Wedding Planning and Negotiation Skills with emphasis on decorating. Training and Management coordinator for our weddings.
Kandise Parker - Photographer - A self driven Passion for photography with education in Photography from Kraig Williams Wedding School.
Quinton Powell - Photographer - DJ - with an education from Kraig Williams Wedding School.
How did we get started doing this type of work?
I have been doing this kind of work as a hobby nearly all of my adult life. When the Internet went live for consumers back in 1985, I was there, programming HTML and designing websites for businesses. My heart has always been in photography, and purchased my first camera when I was 13. I have learned numerous computer languages, programmed websites for many businesses in the Branch County and St Joseph County MI area, have DJ'd 100+ weddings as MC and DJ.
I was given the opportunity to DJ a event in Grand Rapids, MI for a returning POW from Czechoslovakia who was returned to the United States by President Clinton. There were 5,000 guests in attendance. We also DJ'd the wedding of Parker Bohn, Professional Bowler.
What types of customers have we worked with?
We have just opened our business, December 23rd, 2017. We have filmed and photographed 3 weddings as part of our promotional Grand Opening. Our real expertise however we feel will come later with cinematic filming of weddings who have the budget to purchase our capabilities. Our recent documentary is a testament of what we are capable of filming and producing. As we venture into filming weddings, we want to be known as a company that will work with any budget as much as we can. Weddings are special, and deserve a large amount of attention. And that's where we plan on focusing our business.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Our wedding with Amanda Bungard and Jonathan Soave was a pleasure to do. These folks hired us at the last minute after a sickness caused the cancellation of their videographer. We cut them a special price, came in the night before and reviewed the plans for the wedding and the reception with the DJ. It was a 10 hour event....but we loved it. Of coarse, the photos and the video was another 20 hours of editing...and then the production video editing.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Pay close attention to the quantity and quality of work you will receive. Companies like ours are willing to go the extra mile and do more for a client even for less money, just to get the chance to film the event. Look for passion, and someone who truly loves what they do..your relationship with them will click immediately...and your event will be a huge success.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Clients need to understand that this industry isn't buying a couple of IPads and recording the event.
There is editing time, especially for video and sound. There is image enhancement and effects. There are computer programs that technicians use that huge Hollywood producers use also...only they have the budget to produce them with literally hundreds of hours of programming and editing..and we don't have the budget to do that...yet clients want the same results. Our company uses state of the art software, and most of it could purchase a mid size car at today's prices.
So, a client should seriously think through exactly how much they want to spend, stick to their budget, and then ask what they will receive for that amount. In the $800-$1,000 price range, most photographers who are professionals at their craft, wont even get out of bed to quote a gig for that.....But we will...because we know that giving a quality filmed wedding, with the taste of cinematic added to it, along with features that some would receive in a more expensive service, will bring us more business....
So, think through exactly what you need, and compare that to what you want. Then get quotes for both....just don't forget to call us...you will be pleasantly surprised.
Vision Pro Studios / Bride and Groom Photographers
47 Stevens St, Coldwater, MI 49036, USA
What’s the secret to keeping a party dancing all night long?
With nearly 40 years of experience in the D.J. Entertainment Field, keeping the party going all night long requires a certain amount of energy from your entertainment enthusiasts. Crucial times for playing popular songs requires knowing your crowd and guests. It is literally a minute by minute monitoring of guest participation. Finding guests that are enthusiastic, and enriching them to join in on the fun. Most wedding D.J.'s seem to think that the music speaks for itself. However, it is the talent and MC credentials of a professional DJ who can read a crowd and go with the energy they provide.
How would you describe your ‘style’?
Our style is a well kept secret recipe that blends music so that when the order is placed, its taste is palible for all who engage it. Becoming a professional mixing D.J. allows one to hear the music and beat of all types of music, from every era. Remixes and beat talent are essential. Discovering how to beat mix in a digital society where most just blend a pre-mix is mundane and bland. We vigerate our style with culture and sense the beat before it happens.
What’s the secret to taking a great photograph?
Timing is the real secret...paying attention to detail, focus, and having an eye for the unique expressions that sometimes happen within seconds. Include passion, intensity, and emotion and transform that with verbal accents, and the picture or video is timeless.
What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?
With our weddings, we have a complete interview process. We want to know everything there is to know about you and your prospective spouse. Not just how you met, or what you like to do together, but what events took place that allowed you to arrive at the moment you met...how did you know that this person was whom you were going to spend all of your life with? Our interview process builds the frame work of the story behind the photos and the video we create.
What do you love most about your job?
We are a family that has been blended together for this moment in time, to accomplish these tasks of filming the lives of those who allow us to do so...it truly is a blessing and a joy to do it.
What inspired you to start your own business?
It's not our first rodeo for being in business..from successful Computer Repair, to Graphic Artists, to Video and Photography..we love what we do and cannot wait to do each one.
Why should our clients choose you?
We have asked ourselves this very same question. We know this much regarding those that do..that it was meant to happen. There will be no coincidence in the matter. Once we sit and talk, and learn what it is that brought you to us, then we devote ourselves to providing the very best in production and visual enhancements.
Video and Drone Footage
We now offer Drone Video footage of your event. Please contact us before booking this service. Certain restrictions from the FAA must be met before we can film your event.
Chapman/Yunkers Wedding Reception
On July 28th, 2018, Vision Pro Studios along with Bride and Groom Photographers will be filming and providing the entertainment for the wedding reception of Brandon Chapman and Shannon Yunkers, in Angola Indiana. The bride and groom are traveling to Jamaica to be married, and returning to Indiana to celebrate their wedding. Vision pro Studios will be providing DJ entertainment, along with Cinematic Filming of the event.
Coldwater, Mi Collectable and Antique Car Show and Swap Meet
Vision Pro Studios will be on hand to film the 2018 Annual Car Show and Swap Meet at the Branch County Fairgrounds May 12th and 13th. This years annual event also includes the interview of local resident Dave Bates and his 50th anniversary edition 2018 Camaro SS.
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