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Big Dog Little Bed Productions

Durham , NC
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407 N. Mangum Street
Durham, NC 27701 US (map)

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919-597-1762

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ABOUT US

Capturing memories has always been an important part of my life. My parents caught my entire childhood on video (back when this was way less than convenient), and on holidays we still... Read more
Capturing memories has always been an important part of my life. My parents caught my entire childhood on video (back when this was way less than convenient), and on holidays we still sit down to watch the cherished tapes of my twin sister and I. We've all memorized our favorite parts and place requests as we decide which to watch. Later my mom transferred them all to DVD and created a 'Family Favorites' DVD with the highlights.

When I hit my teenage years, I remember creating 'memory boxes' where I would carefully store and organize all those small details that tell your story. Ticket stubs, notes passed in class between best friends, pictures... you get the idea. In high school I saved up my babysitting money to buy my first video camera, whom I proudly named 'Tony the Sony'. Tony came everywhere with me that summer, and spent his time interviewing people, capturing fun nights by the river, and good times with friends in the mountains. Editing including pressing play and record on a manual VHS over and over again. Making copies for my friends? We're not talking hours, we're talking weeks. But for me that never mattered, as this didn't begin as an artistic hobby, but solely a way of capturing life and the memories we were creating.

Imagine 15 years from today when you’re watching your wedding video with your children, who are now old enough to understand and appreciate being able to ‘be there’. Imagine the power of watching your first dance in the middle of your first big fight. (Yup, we all have ‘em.) Imagine having a bad day and coming home to watch your reception highlights, and you can’t stop smiling after seeing all your best friends from around the country having the time of their lives. THIS is why we love what we do.

I've found a job and created a business around what I love the most- capturing life in its most beautiful and meaningful moments, and finding a way to share it for years and years to come. And yup, we love it when we hear from couples excitedly after they watch their video for the first time (head HERE to see what some of them have had to say), but it’s what they’ll say 20 years from now that motivates us the most.

So go ahead. Send us an email. We’d love to hear more about your wedding, and how we can help you remember it :) Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
No

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Emily
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I put a lot of time and thought into selecting a videographer for our wedding, and after working with Janice Smith and Brad Habeeb from Big Dog Little Bed Productions, we could not be happier with our decision. From our first phone call with Janice to our most recent email exchange about receiving the DVDs, Janice has been both warm and professional, both down-to-earth and extremely proficient at her job. Throughout the planning process, she was responsive to phone calls and emails and answered all of our questions promptly and honestly. She also was very open to input and asked a lot of insightful questions so that she would be able to capture us as a couple and our wedding day genuinely. We live out of state, and during our only trip down to North Carolina before the wedding, Janice and Brad made time to meet with us. Not only did this help them to get to know us better, but it also helped us to feel more comfortable and relaxed on the wedding day. We loved sharing our wedding day with both of them and, honestly, forgot about the cameras most of the time! Our wedding party also thought they were wonderful. And, the highlights video that they created is truly spectacular. It is beyond anything we could have imagined, and everyone who has watched it has raved about it. We loved how they included shots of us, as well as of our family and friends, and how they captured so many intimate and special moments. The music was perfect, as was the selection of clips from the ceremony message and the toast that we gave during the reception. It was all pieced together seamlessly, and we are so grateful to Janice and Brad for giving it to us as the perfect memory of our wedding day. We wholeheartedly recommend Big Dog Little Bed Productions to anyone looking for a wedding videographer!
My husband and I put a lot of time and thought into selecting a videographer for our wedding, and after working with Read more...
My husband and I put a lot of time and thought into selecting a videographer for our wedding, and after working with Janice Smith and Brad Habeeb from Big Dog Little Bed Productions, we could not be happier with our decision. From our first phone call with Janice to our most recent email exchange about receiving the DVDs, Janice has been both warm and professional, both down-to-earth and extremely proficient at her job. Throughout the planning process, she was responsive to phone calls and emails and answered all of our questions promptly and honestly. She also was very open to input and asked a lot of insightful questions so that she would be able to capture us as a couple and our wedding day genuinely. We live out of state, and during our only trip down to North Carolina before the wedding, Janice and Brad made time to meet with us. Not only did this help them to get to know us better, but it also helped us to feel more comfortable and relaxed on the wedding day. We loved sharing our wedding day with both of them and, honestly, forgot about the cameras most of the time! Our wedding party also thought they were wonderful. And, the highlights video that they created is truly spectacular. It is beyond anything we could have imagined, and everyone who has watched it has raved about it. We loved how they included shots of us, as well as of our family and friends, and how they captured so many intimate and special moments. The music was perfect, as was the selection of clips from the ceremony message and the toast that we gave during the reception. It was all pieced together seamlessly, and we are so grateful to Janice and Brad for giving it to us as the perfect memory of our wedding day. We wholeheartedly recommend Big Dog Little Bed Productions to anyone looking for a wedding videographer! Read less
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Kait
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Janice and her team with BDLB were incredible. From the very beginning you can tell that Janice has a passion for this. On the big day her team captured what felt like every single detail.... WITHOUT feeling like they were in the way. I barely even noticed that they were there! Brides, if you are anything like me, you remember going to weddings when you were younger while some older gentleman walked around with a 75 lb camera on his shoulder asking everyone if they had "any advice for the happy couple?" ..... This is NOT that. Janice and her team are so talented, they made our day in to a movie that we can relive and replay over and over again. Not only for us but for our family. Without a doubt, hands down, hiring Big Dog Little Bed was the best decision we made for the entire wedding. So many details go in one day. One. Do yourself a favor and capture it permanently.
Janice and her team with BDLB were incredible. From the very beginning you can tell that Janice has a passion for this. On Read more...
Janice and her team with BDLB were incredible. From the very beginning you can tell that Janice has a passion for this. On the big day her team captured what felt like every single detail.... WITHOUT feeling like they were in the way. I barely even noticed that they were there! Brides, if you are anything like me, you remember going to weddings when you were younger while some older gentleman walked around with a 75 lb camera on his shoulder asking everyone if they had "any advice for the happy couple?" ..... This is NOT that. Janice and her team are so talented, they made our day in to a movie that we can relive and replay over and over again. Not only for us but for our family. Without a doubt, hands down, hiring Big Dog Little Bed was the best decision we made for the entire wedding. So many details go in one day. One. Do yourself a favor and capture it permanently. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Big Dog Little Bed captured our wedding so beautifully and I am so thankful to have this special day documented forever. The entire videography team was so incredibly professional and really put everyone at ease so that the final product felt so real and like you were part of the wedding as you watched. Also, when I initially decided to hire a videographer, I was concerned they could be intrusive during the ceremony and everyone would notice a huge video camera, but Janice assured me this would not be the case. After the wedding, I had guests tell me they didn't even know we had a videographer because everyone was so discreet and blended in with the ceremony and reception. The video is truly one of the most beautiful wedding highlight videos I have seen, from the way the video was edited with music and the voices of the ministers and the best man's toast, to the smallest details that were captured that really show the essence of the wedding. It truly brought out the emotion of the day and I heard more than one person (myself included) say it made them cry (even people that didn't attend). One of my friends said this after watching the video "normally I think these videos are cheesy and lame .. but this one is really gorgeous and genuine. I feel like I can feel your wedding I really loved it. Beautiful!!"

I can't more highly recommend the Big Dog Little Bed team!! One of the best decisions I made for the wedding!
Big Dog Little Bed captured our wedding so beautifully and I am so thankful to have this special day documented forever. Read more...
Big Dog Little Bed captured our wedding so beautifully and I am so thankful to have this special day documented forever. The entire videography team was so incredibly professional and really put everyone at ease so that the final product felt so real and like you were part of the wedding as you watched. Also, when I initially decided to hire a videographer, I was concerned they could be intrusive during the ceremony and everyone would notice a huge video camera, but Janice assured me this would not be the case. After the wedding, I had guests tell me they didn't even know we had a videographer because everyone was so discreet and blended in with the ceremony and reception. The video is truly one of the most beautiful wedding highlight videos I have seen, from the way the video was edited with music and the voices of the ministers and the best man's toast, to the smallest details that were captured that really show the essence of the wedding. It truly brought out the emotion of the day and I heard more than one person (myself included) say it made them cry (even people that didn't attend). One of my friends said this after watching the video "normally I think these videos are cheesy and lame .. but this one is really gorgeous and genuine. I feel like I can feel your wedding I really loved it. Beautiful!!"

I can't more highly recommend the Big Dog Little Bed team!! One of the best decisions I made for the wedding! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Christine
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Janice and the team at Big Dog Little Bed is AMAZING!!!! Janice was referred to us by our friends who had used her for their wedding. I'm not the most decisive person, and throughout the course of our wedding planning process there were lots of details that changed multiple times: venue, band or dj, flowers etc. However, the one thing that never changed was the fact that I wanted Janice as our "story teller". She has a special gift, she has the ability to take people you don't even know and connect you to them in a span of three minutes to the point where you find yourself crying at the end of their wedding video. That gift is also very evident in the video she makes of your special day. Having just gotten our video about a week ago, my husband and I have already watched it at least 50 times...catching a new detail each time:) Everyone we share our video with is blown away and many brought to tears. The other thing my husband and I loved about Janice is how kind and friendly she is; unlike many others in the industry you aren't just a number with Janice. Do yourself a favor and hire Janice to capture your special day! You won't regret it!!!!!
Janice and the team at Big Dog Little Bed is AMAZING!!!! Janice was referred to us by our friends who had used her for Read more...
Janice and the team at Big Dog Little Bed is AMAZING!!!! Janice was referred to us by our friends who had used her for their wedding. I'm not the most decisive person, and throughout the course of our wedding planning process there were lots of details that changed multiple times: venue, band or dj, flowers etc. However, the one thing that never changed was the fact that I wanted Janice as our "story teller". She has a special gift, she has the ability to take people you don't even know and connect you to them in a span of three minutes to the point where you find yourself crying at the end of their wedding video. That gift is also very evident in the video she makes of your special day. Having just gotten our video about a week ago, my husband and I have already watched it at least 50 times...catching a new detail each time:) Everyone we share our video with is blown away and many brought to tears. The other thing my husband and I loved about Janice is how kind and friendly she is; unlike many others in the industry you aren't just a number with Janice. Do yourself a favor and hire Janice to capture your special day! You won't regret it!!!!! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Kristin
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Janice was amazing! Like most people we (mainly my husband) wasn't entirely sure that we wanted a video. In the end, we both loved our video and have looked at it many more times than our wedding pictures. Janice did a beautiful job of capturing everything and really listened to what we wanted in the video. Moreover, the video is professional, high quality, and unique to us. It's such a great way to share and experience the most amazing day again and again. I would highly recommend Big Dog Little Bed!
Janice was amazing! Like most people we (mainly my husband) wasn't entirely sure that we wanted a video. In the end, we Read more...
Janice was amazing! Like most people we (mainly my husband) wasn't entirely sure that we wanted a video. In the end, we both loved our video and have looked at it many more times than our wedding pictures. Janice did a beautiful job of capturing everything and really listened to what we wanted in the video. Moreover, the video is professional, high quality, and unique to us. It's such a great way to share and experience the most amazing day again and again. I would highly recommend Big Dog Little Bed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Janice did an amazing job ! I never felt that there was a camera in my face.. She was so professional and unobtrusive . I would recommend her in a minute!
Janice did an amazing job ! I never felt that there was a camera in my face.. She was so professional and unobtrusive . I Read more...
Janice did an amazing job ! I never felt that there was a camera in my face.. She was so professional and unobtrusive . I would recommend her in a minute! Read less
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Sar
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Janice was a delight to work with! She was responsive, positive, and to top it off, she delivered a fantastic product. We love the video that she captured from our special day and know that we will cherish it for years to come.
Janice was a delight to work with! She was responsive, positive, and to top it off, she delivered a fantastic product. We Read more...
Janice was a delight to work with! She was responsive, positive, and to top it off, she delivered a fantastic product. We love the video that she captured from our special day and know that we will cherish it for years to come. Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Janice was an absolute delight to work with. From the moment I contacted her, I could tell she wanted to make this a perfect and personalized experience for us. She wanted to get to know me and my fiance, to know our story, and to truly understand our vision for our wedding video. She was also very honest about her style and what she was and she wasn't. I loved her openness and flexibility. On the day of our wedding, Janice and her co-shooter Brad were just great. They did an awesome job coordinating with our photographer to make sure both the still film and videos ended up perfect. Even after the final videos were complete, Janice worked with me to tweak some minor adjustments to get exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a unique and personalized memory of the best day of your life.
Janice was an absolute delight to work with. From the moment I contacted her, I could tell she wanted to make this a Read more...
Janice was an absolute delight to work with. From the moment I contacted her, I could tell she wanted to make this a perfect and personalized experience for us. She wanted to get to know me and my fiance, to know our story, and to truly understand our vision for our wedding video. She was also very honest about her style and what she was and she wasn't. I loved her openness and flexibility. On the day of our wedding, Janice and her co-shooter Brad were just great. They did an awesome job coordinating with our photographer to make sure both the still film and videos ended up perfect. Even after the final videos were complete, Janice worked with me to tweak some minor adjustments to get exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a unique and personalized memory of the best day of your life. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Erin
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Big Dog Little Bed and Janice, specifically, exceeded all of my hopes and expectations when it came to our wedding video! I didn't even know that it would mean so much to me to be able to watch our ceremony and reception moments on video, but I have literally watched it at least 30 times already and cry almost every time :) She was completely professional and almost invisible, I never actually saw her shooting! She was so discreet and still got all of amazing shots we wanted! Janice is a complete joy and she approached our video with skill, focus and excitement. I feel so lucky to have worked with her and have our video for lifelong memories of our wedding day.
Big Dog Little Bed and Janice, specifically, exceeded all of my hopes and expectations when it came to our wedding video! Read more...
Big Dog Little Bed and Janice, specifically, exceeded all of my hopes and expectations when it came to our wedding video! I didn't even know that it would mean so much to me to be able to watch our ceremony and reception moments on video, but I have literally watched it at least 30 times already and cry almost every time :) She was completely professional and almost invisible, I never actually saw her shooting! She was so discreet and still got all of amazing shots we wanted! Janice is a complete joy and she approached our video with skill, focus and excitement. I feel so lucky to have worked with her and have our video for lifelong memories of our wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Dana
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Janice was so great to work with. Everyone in our families loved the video highlight!
Janice was so great to work with. Everyone in our families loved the video highlight!
Janice was so great to work with. Everyone in our families loved the video highlight! Read less
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