Wednesday, October 13, 2010


It's been a while since my last post. However, I have some exciting news to share!

I am happy to announce that starting in January 2011, J.C. Designs will be offering HD video and Blu-Ray DVDs. SD and regular DVDs will still be available too. If you have questions or would like more information about HD or SD filming, please contact me.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Business Web Sites and Video

While I've stated in the past that businesses should redesign their web sites every couple of years, businesses should also consider doing an online video. Online videos, also called webmercials/web commercials, will tell potential clients about your services and products.

This is the new trend of online marketing. Many businesses include photos and video showcasing their products and services. Others will have testimonials or a personal introduction. Whatever you want to do, consider doing an online video. This will generate more interest from your potential clients.

If you are interested in an online video, contact J.C. Designs for more information. We will be happy to work with you on any video project.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Quality vs Price

As a former bride, I understand and can relate to the couples on a tight budget. Just a few years ago, I was one of those brides. Yes, my husband and I were on a budget, but we didn't sacrifice the quality of the things that were important to us - photo, video, the DJ and the reception hall. These were things that mattered to us and we were willing to splurge on while staying within our budget.

For brides wanting a wedding videographer, you should budget accordingly. A rule of thumb that I have often heard, is to budget the same amount for your videographer that you plan to spend on your photographer.

While this is a good rule to follow, it is not always the case. You can get a reasonably priced videographer without spending a fortune and breaking the bank. However, don't plan to get them for only a couple hundred dollars. Most times, you will get what you pay for. Good videographers charge fair prices and offer great video quality.

J.C. Designs offers both reasonable prices and exceptional video quality. Give us a call. You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My Friend Will Film My Wedding...

Every where I look, people are being hit by the recession and looking for ways to save money. And planning a wedding is no exception. Engaged couples are looking for ways to save money, even if it means cutting important things out of their wedding day such as the videographer, photographer and even the DJ.

Instead of hiring a professional videographer, some couples are going with alternative routes such as asking their friend or relative to film it for them. Yes, this will save you money. BUT, will it preserve your wedding day memories the way you want to remember them?

Don't forget, your friends and relatives are at your wedding to celebrate your marriage. Do you really want them "working" on your wedding day and possibly missing important events such as: the bride walking down the aisle, your first kiss as husband and wife, the best man's toast, your first dance or your brother break dancing on the dance floor?

Professional videographers have the experience and knowledge to ensure all the important events of your wedding day are captured. A videographer will know the best angles to film from, keep a steady camera and will have multiple sources of audio available to ensure that the vows, readers and officiant are heard clearly. Professional videographers also spend many hours editing your video to ensure a truly priceless memory.

Do you really want to entrust your wedding day memories to a family member or friend? They are attending your wedding as a guest and should be free to have a good time. Let the professionals capture your wedding memories and provide you with a priceless treasure to cherish forever.

Still need a videographer? Contact us for a free consultation.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Reasons to Hire a Professional Wedding Videographer

I often hear many couples say they wished they would have hired a professional wedding videographer. Some couples skip the video because it's not in the budget. Or a family member or friend offer to film the wedding instead. While this might seem like a good idea at the time, it's not always the best solution.

Professional videographers are experienced and know just how to capture your wedding memories. We create a living memory of your wedding day that you will be able to cherish forever.

Keep reading to find out the advantages of having a wedding video.

1. Relive your wedding day. It goes by quickly.
A wedding video lets you relive your wedding day over and over again. Will you remember the tears of joy you cried walking down the aisle? Or the nervousness in your fiance's voice as he said his vows? Will you recall your dad's touching toast? Video captures all the memories, sounds and emotion of your wedding day.

2. You will miss a lot. While you would like to see everything that happens on your wedding, you can't be everywhere. A wedding video will capture all those missed moments such as: your fiance getting ready for the ceremony, your bridal party walking down the aisle, funny moments tha happen during your photo sessions, your brother break-dancing on the dance floor...etc.

3. People don't live forever. Video will help you remember those who attended your wedding and are no longer with you. They will forever be remembered. You can share those memories with your children and grandchildren.

4. Video is a moving picture with sound. Video captures all the memories, emotions and sounds of your wedding day. What better way to relive your wedding day than hearing your vows all over again and the toasts made by your dad, maid of honor and best man.

5. Quality is everything! Even though Uncle Joe wants to film your wedding for you, think twice before taking him up on his offer. Has Uncle Joe ever filmed a wedding before? What type of video equipment does he have? Will his shots be steady or shaky? What will the final product look like? With a professional videographer, you don't have to worry about any of this.

A professional videographer will be experienced at shooting weddings. And our number one goal is quality! We have the experience and equipment necessary to provide you with a video you will be proud to show family and friends.

Need a videographer for your wedding? Contact us for a free consultation.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Do I Really Want a Wedding Video?

One thing I hear from many married couples is that they wish they would have invested in a wedding video. While photos capture many elements of the day, video captures the day in a totally different way. Video captures all the emotions and sounds of your wedding day that photos can't.

With video, you are able to relive your entire wedding day from the bride walking down the aisle to the exchange of vows to your first dance. What better way to celebrate your anniversary than to watch your wedding all over again?

If you're interested in video, please contact J.C. Designs.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Update Your Web Site

Every couple of years a company should redesign its web site. This helps keep your web site fresh and interesting. Also, consider adding new samples or product information. This will help keep your audience coming back to your web site to see what's new.

Recently, J.C. Designs, LLC just finished redesigning the Fun In Wisconsin web site. For the latest version of this web site, we have implemented some new features on the home page including: Featured Hotels, Best Travel Deals and a copy of the magazine in electronic format. Check out the newest version of the Fun In Wisconsin web site at:

Feel free to contact J.C. Designs to assist you with redesigning your web site. We offer affordable prices and quick turnaround time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Budget Friendly Video Packages

We understand that many couples these days are on a tight budget. Many people want video, but don't think they can afford it. Video packages don't have to cost thousands of dollars. In fact, you can get a decent video package for about $1000 or less. J.C. Designs offers different wedding video packages to accommodate everyone's needs. If you don't see a package that meets your needs, ask us for information about our custom wedding video packages. We will try to work with you to create a package that stays within your budget.

Contact us today for more information.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Book Your Wedding Videographer Early

It's never too early to book your wedding videographer. Booking early will ensure that you get the videographer you want for your wedding date. Booking in advance will also get you the best price.

J.C. Designs is currently booking for 2010 and 2011. Contact us to see if we have your date available.