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Couture Motion Pictures

Portland , OR
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Couture Motion is a Wedding Film Studio that creates handmade films that are heartfelt, stirring, and whimsical. It is our goal to capture the essence of your day and your experience so... Read more
Couture Motion is a Wedding Film Studio that creates handmade films that are heartfelt, stirring, and whimsical. It is our goal to capture the essence of your day and your experience so that you can relive the moment forever.Our approach to your wedding is very unique. Our main belief and focus is to tell your story. We have a professionally produced aesthetic and visual style but we approach the day with the mindset of a documentary film crew. When we edit your film our focus is on recreating the emotional experience of your day. Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
All of our work can be seen on our blog. www.couturemotion.com/blog
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
We have on camera lighting if the event requires it. We also have a reception film lighting package that you can purchase.
How many videographers do you work with?
It's Megan & Ian, that's all folks.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
We insist on meeting our clients before the wedding, even if it is on Skype.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Couture Motion is comprised of Megan & Ian Swanson. When you book Couture Motion, you get us!
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Couture Motion is comprised of Megan & Ian Swanson. When you book Couture Motion, you get us!
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Raw footage is not available.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
See FAQ
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Highlight Film: 4-6 weeks
 Feature Film: 6-9 months
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
Our minimum wedding coverage begins at 7 hours.

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Stephanie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Megan and Ian are fantastic.

Throughout the wedding planning process, I was set on not having a videographer. None of the videos I had seen felt "special" enough, and I figured I could have someone record the ceremony for free, and feel like I got what I wanted out of a film of our wedding day.

But then I stumbled upon Megan and Ian's work. And it just completely changed the way I felt about wedding videos. Because they don't make wedding videos- they record beautiful, touching wedding films, that bring the magic of your day to life.

As far as dealing with them as professionals, we couldn't have had a better experience. They put me and my husband at ease in front of the camera, which wasn't easy, as we are both quite camera shy. We opted for doing interviews with our film, and when we had issues with the venue where we were filming, they met with my husband for a second shooting time to make sure they got everything they needed.

I think our videos will end up being the single most important, special "thing" we will take away from the wedding. Because even though it's only a glimpse of the whole wedding day, in us and in everyone we share it with, it sparks all of the memories, the feelings, and the love. They capture that pure, special love in each relationship they film, with such talent and professionalism that they made me even see my own relationship from a whole new perspective. I can appreciate the love that my husband and I share that much more.
Megan and Ian are fantastic.

Throughout the wedding planning process, I was set on not having a videographer. Read more...
Megan and Ian are fantastic.

Throughout the wedding planning process, I was set on not having a videographer. None of the videos I had seen felt "special" enough, and I figured I could have someone record the ceremony for free, and feel like I got what I wanted out of a film of our wedding day.

But then I stumbled upon Megan and Ian's work. And it just completely changed the way I felt about wedding videos. Because they don't make wedding videos- they record beautiful, touching wedding films, that bring the magic of your day to life.

As far as dealing with them as professionals, we couldn't have had a better experience. They put me and my husband at ease in front of the camera, which wasn't easy, as we are both quite camera shy. We opted for doing interviews with our film, and when we had issues with the venue where we were filming, they met with my husband for a second shooting time to make sure they got everything they needed.

I think our videos will end up being the single most important, special "thing" we will take away from the wedding. Because even though it's only a glimpse of the whole wedding day, in us and in everyone we share it with, it sparks all of the memories, the feelings, and the love. They capture that pure, special love in each relationship they film, with such talent and professionalism that they made me even see my own relationship from a whole new perspective. I can appreciate the love that my husband and I share that much more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Couture Motion does a phenomenal job! Megan and Ian are such amazing people and make you feel like you have known them forever. They work so hard on your wedding and it definitely shows in the product.
Couture Motion does a phenomenal job! Megan and Ian are such amazing people and make you feel like you have known them Read more...
Couture Motion does a phenomenal job! Megan and Ian are such amazing people and make you feel like you have known them forever. They work so hard on your wedding and it definitely shows in the product. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I knew I wanted to work with Couture Motion for my wedding long before I met my groom. I had admired their work for a long time. In a few short minutes I felt like was able to get to know the couple getting married and witness the most wonderful day of their lives. I was inspired by true love and the quality of Couture Motion’s work is timeless. Each trailer is unique, classic and personal.
It is a different feeling being in the drivers seat and being the featured couple.
I’ll never forget when Megan and Ian told us our trailer was posted and my now husband and I watched it for the first time. We both cried as we were instantly transported back to that day. They are able to magically capture the emotion, energy and excitement of our wedding day. Megan and Ian captured moments I didn’t even realize they were witnessing and moments that I had forgotten. They are there for everything and yet I didn’t even realize that they were! It is hard to put it into words, but what Megan and Ian create is special. They are profoundly talented and have given my husband and I a gift that we have been able to share with our family and we look forward to sharing this with a family of our own someday.
In addition to our video, my husband and I used Couture Motion to do our wedding photography. Megan is so easy to work with. My husband was pleasantly surprised with how easy and quick it was. Some wedding photography takes hours but ours were quick, fun and turned out gorgeous. It was over 90 degrees in the desert and you’d never know. Our only problem is that we have too many wonderful photos to choose from!
I would recommend Couture Motion to anyone getting married for both photography and video. They are professional, approachable, fun and their passion for film and their job truly shows in their work. We are forever grateful.
I knew I wanted to work with Couture Motion for my wedding long before I met my groom. I had admired their work for a long Read more...
I knew I wanted to work with Couture Motion for my wedding long before I met my groom. I had admired their work for a long time. In a few short minutes I felt like was able to get to know the couple getting married and witness the most wonderful day of their lives. I was inspired by true love and the quality of Couture Motion’s work is timeless. Each trailer is unique, classic and personal.
It is a different feeling being in the drivers seat and being the featured couple.
I’ll never forget when Megan and Ian told us our trailer was posted and my now husband and I watched it for the first time. We both cried as we were instantly transported back to that day. They are able to magically capture the emotion, energy and excitement of our wedding day. Megan and Ian captured moments I didn’t even realize they were witnessing and moments that I had forgotten. They are there for everything and yet I didn’t even realize that they were! It is hard to put it into words, but what Megan and Ian create is special. They are profoundly talented and have given my husband and I a gift that we have been able to share with our family and we look forward to sharing this with a family of our own someday.
In addition to our video, my husband and I used Couture Motion to do our wedding photography. Megan is so easy to work with. My husband was pleasantly surprised with how easy and quick it was. Some wedding photography takes hours but ours were quick, fun and turned out gorgeous. It was over 90 degrees in the desert and you’d never know. Our only problem is that we have too many wonderful photos to choose from!
I would recommend Couture Motion to anyone getting married for both photography and video. They are professional, approachable, fun and their passion for film and their job truly shows in their work. We are forever grateful. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Serein
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Megan and Ian are an amazing team. They don't just capture the day, they capture the emotions and the love between the bride and groom. The quality of their work is so high and artistic that each wedding they work on is a piece of art. You cannot do better then Couture Motion and you'll never regret hiring them.

They are young and professional and understand the needs of today's couples and are flexible and willing to work with them.

My husband made one request that we not hire anyone that would make our video look like a bad student film, which was most of the videographers out there. What we got was so cinematic and priceless, completely the opposite end of the spectrum of our worst fears.

Megan and Ian are one of a kind and your wedding is too, so you should hire them to capture the uniqueness of the day and your relationship.
Megan and Ian are an amazing team. They don't just capture the day, they capture the emotions and the love between the Read more...
Megan and Ian are an amazing team. They don't just capture the day, they capture the emotions and the love between the bride and groom. The quality of their work is so high and artistic that each wedding they work on is a piece of art. You cannot do better then Couture Motion and you'll never regret hiring them.

They are young and professional and understand the needs of today's couples and are flexible and willing to work with them.

My husband made one request that we not hire anyone that would make our video look like a bad student film, which was most of the videographers out there. What we got was so cinematic and priceless, completely the opposite end of the spectrum of our worst fears.

Megan and Ian are one of a kind and your wedding is too, so you should hire them to capture the uniqueness of the day and your relationship. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Dawn
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Couture Motion to do our wedding video after seeing what an amazing job they did for our friend's wedding. Upon first contacting them, they let us know that they were all filled up for the season -HEARTBREAKING- BUT if we wanted to do a video and photo package, they could work with us. I wasn't really too picky about my photos so we decided to go with them. And boy, are we so glad that we did! The day of, they were amazing. They helped "prep" us for the events to come and always kept the wedding day schedule moving. Definitely wedding day pros! It was all very much appreciated. Also, they were so fun to work with. Our families and the bridal parties loved them. We are even happier with our highlight video and preview pics. Having Megan and Ian do both our video and photos made everything really cohesive. They go together and have the same "style" which we love. They have both got great ideas that translate really well onto film and make the photos/video really unique! I could go on and on. Couture Motion was the best investment we made on our wedding day and we will have the proof for years to come!
We chose Couture Motion to do our wedding video after seeing what an amazing job they did for our friend's wedding. Upon Read more...
We chose Couture Motion to do our wedding video after seeing what an amazing job they did for our friend's wedding. Upon first contacting them, they let us know that they were all filled up for the season -HEARTBREAKING- BUT if we wanted to do a video and photo package, they could work with us. I wasn't really too picky about my photos so we decided to go with them. And boy, are we so glad that we did! The day of, they were amazing. They helped "prep" us for the events to come and always kept the wedding day schedule moving. Definitely wedding day pros! It was all very much appreciated. Also, they were so fun to work with. Our families and the bridal parties loved them. We are even happier with our highlight video and preview pics. Having Megan and Ian do both our video and photos made everything really cohesive. They go together and have the same "style" which we love. They have both got great ideas that translate really well onto film and make the photos/video really unique! I could go on and on. Couture Motion was the best investment we made on our wedding day and we will have the proof for years to come! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Videography
Couture Motion Pictures responded with the following comments:

Aw...Dawn you are so sweet!!! We loved working with you and your families as well! Such an amazing day and I feel like we gained two great friends out of the process!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Honestly, there is no other word to describe Couture Motion other than EXQUISITE. They were absolutely lovely to work with and made the process as easy as could be. My husband and I had agonized over whether or not to hire videographers at all ( I was worried the videos would be "cheesy" like most other wedding videos I'd seen, and I was afraid that the camera would be in my face constantly). I haven't seen my full wedding tape yet, just the highlight reel, but it took my breath away (and my husband's too!). As for the actual day of, I never felt like I had a camera in my face-- the whole process was totally simple and organic. Honestly, hiring Couture Motion was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. The night went by so fast, it was a whirlwind. I can watch my highlight reel on repeat and relive the whole thing-- its a gift.
Honestly, there is no other word to describe Couture Motion other than EXQUISITE. They were absolutely lovely to work with Read more...
Honestly, there is no other word to describe Couture Motion other than EXQUISITE. They were absolutely lovely to work with and made the process as easy as could be. My husband and I had agonized over whether or not to hire videographers at all ( I was worried the videos would be "cheesy" like most other wedding videos I'd seen, and I was afraid that the camera would be in my face constantly). I haven't seen my full wedding tape yet, just the highlight reel, but it took my breath away (and my husband's too!). As for the actual day of, I never felt like I had a camera in my face-- the whole process was totally simple and organic. Honestly, hiring Couture Motion was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. The night went by so fast, it was a whirlwind. I can watch my highlight reel on repeat and relive the whole thing-- its a gift. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Couture Motion Pictures responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for everything Elana! You and Ethan are such great people and we LOVED filming your wedding. It's so easy to be simply and organic with people like you guys. Your love just emanates!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
SOOO Happy I found Megan and Ian. They are a husband/wife team which I really liked. I talked to all of my friends who had been married and watched their videos and they just weren't good enough. So I was on my own and set out to the world wide web! I googled hundreds of sites and watched videos on each page. Couture Motion's page had something different- something special and unique. Their past videos made me cry! And the couples were strangers! So I knew. I knew they were the ones that I could trust to capture those memories I could never get back if lost. It's all about how the moments are put together. The music, the timing...there is so much to it! Megan and Ian put together the coolest highlight video! I got to see our first kiss, the cake cut, all the things that I could not picture in my head before seeing them on video! The day just flew by so fast! Working with Megan and Ian was so easy and painless. They are so organized and stayed on top of all of the day's details. Ian actually took over some of the wedding coordinator's duties and was keeping the day on track. He scooted me off to the father daughter dance when it was time and my coordinator was no where in sight! He was awesome! Our families and the bridal party loved them too! They worked great alongside our photographers. They were the perfect addition to our day!
SOOO Happy I found Megan and Ian. They are a husband/wife team which I really liked. I talked to all of my friends who had Read more...
SOOO Happy I found Megan and Ian. They are a husband/wife team which I really liked. I talked to all of my friends who had been married and watched their videos and they just weren't good enough. So I was on my own and set out to the world wide web! I googled hundreds of sites and watched videos on each page. Couture Motion's page had something different- something special and unique. Their past videos made me cry! And the couples were strangers! So I knew. I knew they were the ones that I could trust to capture those memories I could never get back if lost. It's all about how the moments are put together. The music, the timing...there is so much to it! Megan and Ian put together the coolest highlight video! I got to see our first kiss, the cake cut, all the things that I could not picture in my head before seeing them on video! The day just flew by so fast! Working with Megan and Ian was so easy and painless. They are so organized and stayed on top of all of the day's details. Ian actually took over some of the wedding coordinator's duties and was keeping the day on track. He scooted me off to the father daughter dance when it was time and my coordinator was no where in sight! He was awesome! Our families and the bridal party loved them too! They worked great alongside our photographers. They were the perfect addition to our day! Read less
Services Used: Videography
Couture Motion Pictures responded with the following comments:

Lauren you guys are the best!! Thanks so much for the kind words and we had so much fun at your wedding! And thanks for the special shout out to Ian as taking over coordinator duties.... =)
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laura
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so so so happy that we found Megan and Ian to film our wedding! They are such an amazing team and make you feel completely at ease with everything. Both Megan and Ian make you feel so special and are very attentive to all the details. On our wedding day they were happy to help out with whatever needed to be done such as helping me hold my dress as I walked or taking additional pictures that were important to us. What is also really cool about their work is when they are filming the wedding; at times you forgot they are filming because they are so good at what they do! Their work is so creative and original. When we first watched the videos they had on their website, we knew we wanted to have them film our special day and we are so happy that they agreed! Our highlight film turned out so awesome and everything we wanted. We know the wedding film will be even more amazing then the highlight film, which is hard to believe. I highly recommended Megan and Ian and know you will not be disappointed!
My husband and I are so so so happy that we found Megan and Ian to film our wedding! They are such an amazing team and Read more...
My husband and I are so so so happy that we found Megan and Ian to film our wedding! They are such an amazing team and make you feel completely at ease with everything. Both Megan and Ian make you feel so special and are very attentive to all the details. On our wedding day they were happy to help out with whatever needed to be done such as helping me hold my dress as I walked or taking additional pictures that were important to us. What is also really cool about their work is when they are filming the wedding; at times you forgot they are filming because they are so good at what they do! Their work is so creative and original. When we first watched the videos they had on their website, we knew we wanted to have them film our special day and we are so happy that they agreed! Our highlight film turned out so awesome and everything we wanted. We know the wedding film will be even more amazing then the highlight film, which is hard to believe. I highly recommended Megan and Ian and know you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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birdsonawire
Wedding:
8/21/2011
5.0/5.0
These guys are amazing. From the moment we met them (and we didn't meet them until the day-of!), we instantly felt comfortable around them. Believe them when they say that they're "flies on the wall." Most of our guests didn't even realize that they were being filmed. They are quiet and unobtrusive and really let the moments speak for themselves.

I was actually the one who wanted the wedding filmed in addition to the photographer, and my husband was really on the fence (leaning towards "no") about it. After he watched our highlight film though, teary-eyed, he said that it was the best investment we made.
These guys are amazing. From the moment we met them (and we didn't meet them until the day-of!), we instantly felt Read more...
These guys are amazing. From the moment we met them (and we didn't meet them until the day-of!), we instantly felt comfortable around them. Believe them when they say that they're "flies on the wall." Most of our guests didn't even realize that they were being filmed. They are quiet and unobtrusive and really let the moments speak for themselves.

I was actually the one who wanted the wedding filmed in addition to the photographer, and my husband was really on the fence (leaning towards "no") about it. After he watched our highlight film though, teary-eyed, he said that it was the best investment we made. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Couture Motion Pictures responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Lily! We had the best time meeting you and Ethan. Your day was so beautiful and had such great taste! And the two of you sure can get down on the dance floor!
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MCraggs
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My (new) husband and I (eeek!) could never say enough about how excellent our day was captured by Couture Motion. After viewing our highlight film, it was amazing to see just how many details they captured, so many moments that I would not have remembered had it not been on film, yet
it all came together to completely encapsulate the entire day. Everyone who has seen it, which is quite alot seeing as my family was blown away and sent it to every work colleague and neighboor, said they were lead to tears and that it was the best "wedding video" they had ever seen. Our best decision was having our wedding filmed by Couture Motion, I cannot recommend them high enough. It is impossible to be disappointed with their work and we are so grateful to have had our wedding forever captured by their unique, yet classic and timeless, talents.
My (new) husband and I (eeek!) could never say enough about how excellent our day was captured by Couture Motion. After Read more...
My (new) husband and I (eeek!) could never say enough about how excellent our day was captured by Couture Motion. After viewing our highlight film, it was amazing to see just how many details they captured, so many moments that I would not have remembered had it not been on film, yet
it all came together to completely encapsulate the entire day. Everyone who has seen it, which is quite alot seeing as my family was blown away and sent it to every work colleague and neighboor, said they were lead to tears and that it was the best "wedding video" they had ever seen. Our best decision was having our wedding filmed by Couture Motion, I cannot recommend them high enough. It is impossible to be disappointed with their work and we are so grateful to have had our wedding forever captured by their unique, yet classic and timeless, talents. Read less
Services Used: Videography
Couture Motion Pictures responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Meagan and Arron. Your day was beyond beautiful and we were so honored to be a part of your union. What a special day that was!!

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