Loading...

Please wait ...

This Is Soul Events logo
T

This Is Soul Events

Missoula, Montana, Missoula

(21)

Get a free quote from this professional

Get a free quote from this professional

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

We are a Missoula-based wife & husband team providing contemporary wedding documentation & dancing.

Photos (8)

See all

Reviews (21)

Leave a review
5/5

21 customer reviews

Loading...
15 August 2019

My wife and I got married a month ago and Christopher handled all of the audio for our ceremony as well as DJing our reception. If you're considering hiring Christopher for your own wedding you would be in very capable hands. I would recommend him to anyone. I'll be honest, when we were planning our wedding I looked at the DJ as an expendable cost - possibly an area we could save some money. I considered renting a PA system and putting together a Spotify playlist for the dance party. Maybe that would have sufficed, but after experiencing my own wedding I am so glad we decided to hire a professional to handle all of this for us. Here's what Christopher provided for us: *Handled all of the audio-related needs for our outdoor wedding ceremony. In addition to his PA system, he provided microphones for our officiant, readers, singers, and one guitar player. Everything sounded amazing and was mixed to perfection. Christopher also did an awesome job coordinating our music for the ceremony. He has a detailed questionnaire that he has you fill out online. We provided him with a playlist to play while our guests were being seated as well as a list of songs to play during the ceremony and he followed our instructions precisely. * Played music during our dinner hour to keep the mood lively. * Handled audio for family speeches after dinner. Did an amazing job DJing our dance party based on our specific requests and general tastes. * Christopher also spent a great deal of time getting to know us as a couple and learning about our unique musical tastes. This included the musical questionnaire (which was a lot of fun) as well as a couple of FaceTime conversations in the months leading up to the ceremony. He takes his job very seriously and understands the importance of what he is being hired to do. By the time our wedding rolled around, I had complete confidence that he was going to crush it based on the amount of prep work he'd put in, and he did. Aside from the technical aspects of his job (which he's excellent at), Christopher is also a very good guy. He's someone you can feel confident including in your big day and interacting with your guests. His wife Abi was also on hand assisting him and she is awesome as well. My wife and I really enjoyed getting to know them during the whole process. Worth every penny. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 August 2019

Chris and Abi provided an awesome dance party at our wedding and also helped with the little details, from ceremony music to calling tables up to dinner to mic for speeches. Guests kept coming up to us to say how much they loved the music and atmosphere! They made it an evening to remember, we'd highly recommend their DJ services.-david & claire More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

7 February 2019

I have not hired Abi and Chris once, not twice but FOUR TIMES! Once for a huge Halloween party that lives infamously as THE best Halloween in history. The second time was just Abi for my graduation photos with my two best friends when we graduated college and we’re all moving to different corners of the world, the third for my family photos and the fourth for the EPIC gathering in honor of my father with both Abi and Chris. I have never worked with people who care enough to actually spend time with their clients the way they do, as a former event planner I can tell you these guys are the way to go!! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

7 February 2019

I can't say enough wonderful things about Abi and Chris. They flew out to Wisconsin to photograph and DJ our wedding and it was one of the best choices my husband and I could have made! Our wedding was over a year ago now and I still get comments about how our reception was one of the greatest dance party ever! Chris nailed it and I hope I am able to hire him again. Abi also did a fantastic job photographing our celebration - she made everyone feel so comfortable and got so many amazing photographs! I love these two, the time they put into getting to know what we wanted for our wedding celebration really was amazing - these two are thoughtful, talented and damn good at what they do. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

7 February 2019

Abi and Chris are the best! Complete professionals! Abi has an eye that sees the perfect shot every time and her attention to every detail comes through on all her work. I wouldn’t hire any other photographer to capture my family’s most precious moments.We have had Chris d’j several of our events and it is always the highlight of the evening. The right songs for the right crowd, and he know how to keep the music and the event going!I highly recommend them! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

18 January 2019

Abi and Chris are the best! Complete professionals! Abi has an eye that sees the perfect shot every time and her attention to every detail comes through on all her work. I wouldn’t hire any other photographer to capture my family’s most precious moments. We have had Chris d’j several of our events and it is always the highlight of the evening. The right songs for the right crowd, and he knows how to keep the music and the event going! I highly recommend them! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

8 January 2019

Photographer Abi Baumann has the uncanny ability to capture moments in the most wonderful way. Her editing is on point, and both her and Emcee/DJ/Husband Chris are a wonderful, cordial, and honest edition to any event. 11/10 would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Google Maps

8 January 2019

Chris & Abi did both the DJ and photography services for our wedding this past October, and we couldn't have been happier with our choice! If you are on the fence about booking them, take this as your sign to do it right now. The music Chris played throughout the event was perfect for each moment, and Abi's photos were magical. While looking through the wedding album, friends and family both commented "How was she everywhere all at once?!" They are such a dedicated, fun, personable couple to work with, we all loved them! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

8 January 2019

We know Chris and Abi from the Dead Hipster days and thought it would be fun, nostalgic tie to our college days. We were blown away by their services: Both were thoughtful and communicative throughout the process, but equally laid back and willing to go with the flow on the big day. Abi's photos from the wedding and our engagement shoot are exactly what we wanted: Warm, candid moments of life. And Chris kept our guests entertained and dancing all night. Thank you so much for the work you do. It was truly a joy to work with you both and I look forward to hiring This Is Soul in the future. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

4 January 2019

When we started planning our Montana wedding (all the way from Pennsylvania), we knew we would need to put a lot of trust into our vendors. Photography and music were some of our top priorities, and we wanted to work with people who truly understood our vibe and vision for the day. Abi, Christopher, and their team absolutely exceeded our expectations! Both of them are amazing communicators, even from a distance! We never had an issue getting ahold of them, and never had any miscommunications. We were both really nervous about being photographed, but Abi made us feel absolutely at ease and comfortable. Somehow she managed to get so many incredible shots during both our engagement shoot and at the wedding! What's more, we had a blast getting photographed by her! Leading up to the wedding and on the day, Abi and Christopher went above and beyond to make sure that everything ran smoothly. They were there from beginning to end, and helped us with everything. We really can’t overstate how floored we were with their kindness, professionalism, care, and help. Christopher truly listened to us and totally understood our musical vibe. He asked for suggestions from us, but also surprised us with amazing jams that made for such a fun dance party! Really, we can’t say enough nice things about these dudes. They are fun, sweet, humble, hardworking, and amazing at what they do! We’re so grateful that we got the opportunity to have them as part of our wedding, and can't recommend them highly enough! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

10 December 2018

A lot of elements of our wedding called back to important moments in life, including This Is Soul. We knew Abi and Chris from our college Dead Hipster days, and loved Abi's photography style and knew Chris would keep our guests entertained.

Reviewed on Facebook

4 September 2018

We don't even know where to begin! Chris and Abi were so much more than our DJ and Photographer. Every anxiety, fear, or doubt I had in my ability to get through all the stress was immediately squashed by these two-they kept us sane! We planned our Missoula, MT wedding from Brooklyn, NY and it was a year of Chris and Abi answering email after email, having Facetime sessions, and meeting at the Union Club to get all the planning done. Both of us are nervous in photos: we over think everything and usually live in anxiety of looking ridiculous. Abi made us feel so amazing. She laughed and smiled the entire time which created such a sense of ease and stress free environment. I laughed so hard looking through our pictures because I feel for the first time someone was able to capture just how silly we are, as well as the craziness of our friends and family. Chris is like a kindred spirit. My groom and I have drastically different tastes in music, with a few places where we meet in the middle. I tend to be more guarded when I express my love for certain genre's due to backlash or judgement. Not only did Chris support our music choices, he expanded on them! There was never a moment all night long where someone WASN'T dancing. We wanted to have a big party to celebrate and dance with our friends and family who live far away, and that is exactly what we got!They both took the time to get to know us, meet our families, and spend time with our friends. By the end of the night I wanted to pack them up and bring them back to NYC with us. To say we would recommend them would be an understatement. Our wedding could not have been all that it was without these two amazing humans. From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you."I want to thank you for being a part of my forget-me-nots and marigoldsAnd all the things that don’t get old." More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

4 September 2018

Chris and Abi are amazing! We threw a party at a lodge in the woods to celebrate getting married over a year prior and hired This Is Soul for DJ and photography services. Chris killed it as a DJ - he struck a perfect balance and got even the most reluctant dancers on the dance floor. Many of our guests had compliments for the DJ because they had so much fun. And Abi takes the most beautiful photos. We asked her to focus mostly on candid photos and she captured the most hilarious and lovely moments. They were warm, professional, and flexible and I'm so happy we chose them. I would highly recommend This Is Soul! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

11 August 2018

We are so glad we hired Chris to be the DJ for our wedding this July, 2018. He was so friendly, thoughtful, and communicative throughout the entire process. We had lots of questions and were very particular about our music, and Chris was patient throughout every step of the way. We were planning the wedding from Colorado and it was incredibly helpful to trust that Chris was going to respond to us quickly and thoughtfully. He really went above and beyond and was incredibly generous with his equipment and his time. Above all, he is a super talented DJ who kept everybody dancing! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

4 August 2018

Christopher and Abi at This is Soul events were an incredible addition to our wedding. They were easy to work with and always knew what song was needed to fit the mood of the party. We honestly cannot think of one instance where the dance floor was empty because Chris is that good at spinning the hits. A few weeks prior to the wedding, Chris sent us a questionnaire to fill out about out musical preferences and after that we had a brief phone conversation to finalize details about when he would show up, where he would set up etc. He handled the rest. On a day as stressful and hectic as a wedding, it's outstanding having someone like Chris who knows what to do to make the day perfect for the bride and groom and all the guests. We cannot recommend Chris more and we cannot wait to attend our friend's wedding later this summer where Chris will once again be the DJ. -Justin and Ashley More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

23 July 2018

We don't even know where to begin! Chris and Abi were so much more than our DJ and Photographer. Every anxiety, fear, or doubt I had in my ability to get through all the stress was immediately squashed by these two-they kept us sane! We planned our Missoula Wedding from NYC and it was a year of Chris and Abi answering email after email, Facetime sessions, and beers at the Union Club when we came to visit to get all the planning done. They both took the time to get to know us, meet our families, spend time with our friends, and party with us all night long! By the end of the night I wanted to pack them up and bring them home with us. To say we would recommend them would be an understatement. Our wedding could not have been all that it was without these two amazing humans. From the very bottom of our hearts, thank you.

"I want to thank you for being a part of my forget-me-nots and marigolds

And all the things that don’t get old."

I'm not crying, you're crying!
More...

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Amazing photographer!!!!!!

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Look and see my words muddle her vision.

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Abi has photographed almost every important event in our families lives and we wouldn't have it any other way. She captures the emotion of the event in all of her pictures which is really an ability that not all photographers have. I love her style of lifestyle photography and real moments. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. More...

Reviewed on Facebook

12 July 2018

Amazing working with Chris! He kept our guests dancing the ENTIRE time. There was never a lull, and he kept everyone on their toes. Thanks to Chris, our reception went as smooth as it possibly could go! Although I did not get my pictures taken through This is Soul, just looking at their portfolio shows me how TALENTED the photographer is. Thanks again for an amazing time!! More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

12 July 2018

Couldn't recommend Chris more. He was an amazing DJ for our wedding and people consistently came up to us throughout the night gushing about how good he was. You could tell he was tapped into the energy of the night and could feel the flow of how people doing. He easily transitioned from classic rock to 80s/90s to rap without skipping a beat. I know I'm biased but people were packed on the dance floor the whole night. Even my uncle, who never dances, was cutting loose. Go with Chris and you won't be disappointed. More...

Reviewed on Google Maps

Q&As

I play the classics that are guaranteed to get people moving but also mix in surprise jams you forgot were super awesome. I'm very attentive to pacing and playing something for everyone.

FUN! Friendly, exciting, adventurous, thoughtful, loving. Not exactly how most wedding DJs and photographers would describe themselves, but it's the truth.

Working as a husband & wife team, assisted by our 12-year-old son. Making people happy, helping to create memories for our clients and capturing those moments. And the sound of the crowd when you play a song they weren't expecting but it hits such a sweet-spot they just erupt with excitement. It's really one of the best feelings in the world.

My wife and I have worked together as a photographer/DJ team for many years in the Missoula dance party scene. We started to receive so many wedding inquiries from attendees, and absolutely LOVED the wedding industry so much, we decided to make it our full-time job.

I'm very attentive to the vibe of the crowd and work very hard to learn as much as possible about my clients' personalities and their music taste, then take what I learn to build a playlist full of their favorites with some not-so-obvious song selections to surprise and excite.