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Michael Justin Films

New York , NY
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New York, NY US 10023 (map)

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914-487-3077

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Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, 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, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
Home-based
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We do NOT believe in cheesy graphics or effects. We are a story driven studio that use voice overs, cinematic camera movements, and music to help tell our couples' stories.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
Same Day Edits, Save-The-Dates, Love Stories, Proposals
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes, we use professional Arri camera lighting to achieve properly exposed images.
How many videographers do you work with?
3
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We do not book more than one wedding a day, however we may book more than one wedding per weekend (although it is rare)
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes, I have a network of talented cinematographers who I work with on a regular basis.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Cameras, lenses, tripods, rigs, and lighting
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. At minimum we have a backup for every camera we shoot with.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Breaks will happen naturally throughout the day. We hope that we are fed by our clients but we do not require it.
Do you charge overtime?
All of our collections come with 10 hours of continuous coverage. Any time needed after that is available at a per hour charge.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
No
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
No

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Julia
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael and his team did an AMAZING job creating our wedding film. Michael immediately tuned into what was important to us and that is very much reflected in our video. He highlighted all of the little moments, looks, and details that we want to always remember about our wedding. I very much dislike "cheesy" wedding videos and this was exactly the opposite. He told our story in a very personalized and unique manner while also capturing the scene, our guests, our venue, etc. Michael is truly an artist.

Michael was also a joy to work with. He was extremely professional and made everyone feel comfortable at all times. It was like he and his team weren't even there and yet they were able to capture all the important footage.

We HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Michael Justin Films and could not have asked for a better video, videographer, and videography experience!
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Carl
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael justin is amazing, his work, his customer service.. everything about this vendor is 5 stars! We loved his work so much we booked him a year before our wedding and it was well worth it! As mentioned, working with Michael for over a year to plan our special day, he was so helpful and always got back to us! During the wedding day, Michael had our guests view a "same day edit" - it was beautiful. I ran up and gave him a hug that's how beautiful it was. Everyone of our guests commented how beautiful and amazing the same day edit was. We thought Michael couldn't top that, we were wrong, our wedding video was top notch! Also got it very quick!! When looking for a film company to capture our special day I never thought after a year he would end up being a friend. Michael, thank you so much for making our wedding DVD amazing! He will be used again by us!
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J
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was always attentive at answering emails and phone calls, he was able to work with our busy schedules and meet late at night to discuss the details of our day. He was very thorough and worked to make sure that we were more than happy with his work. He was extremely professional the day of our wedding, we never even knew that he was there. He has an unobtrusive way of filming the events of the day which we were more than happy with. The end result was absolutely amazing! The cinematic video that he created was far beyond our expectations, we wouldn't change a thing. We are so happy that we hired Michael Justin Films and would use him all over again if given the chance.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The best decision I made throughout the wedding process was hiring Michael to be our videographer. From the beginning he was eager to get to know us as a couple, in order to tell the best story on our wedding day. We had high expectations, due to his great portfolio of work, but were still blown away when we received our wedding video.
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Erica
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough positive things about Michael Justin Films. It is true talent when you can watch a wedding video of people you don't even know and have tears in your eyes, that happened to me for each video I watched on the Michael Justin Films website before we were lucky enough to book their services for our Wedding. I had such high expectations for our Wedding video, and after watching it those expectations were not only meet but far exceeded. I have received so many compliments from so many people who were blown away by the truly amazing film that Michael and the whole crew was able to capture and edit into our story. The crew was so great, it felt more like they were friends, than vendors. 5 months later, my husband and I still watch our film multiple times a week, and each time it brings tears to our eyes, we couldn't be happier with our experience beginning to end with Michael Justin Films - and highly recommend them.
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films did an absolutely incredible job on our wedding video. They were professional from the start, extremely responsible and responsive, and just a delight to work with. We have had so many compliments on our video from friends and family and will treasure their work forever! Their work felt intimate and very high quality. They are truly master story tellers and we are so lucky to have worked with Michael Justin Films!
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films were professional and gave us memories that will last a lifetime. He and his crew far surpassed our expectations and we would recommend them to everyone for any and all occasions! We can't wait to work with him again in the future!
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Suzanne
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Best decision I ever made. So glad I used michael Justin for our wedding video. He's an artist! I couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for everything!
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Cherish
Wedding:
4/21/2013
5.0/5.0
You know the saying, "You pay for what you get!" Well, Michael Justin Films is worth every dollar spent! Two of the most important things that were so important to my fiancé and I was to have photos and a wedding video that we could treasure for a LIFETIME - No doubt we have gems we can treasure for a LIFETIME! The quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value and flexibility of Michael Justin Films was superb and greater than we imagined. We are so thankful to Michael and his crew for capturing our beautiful day and making a beautiful short film for our family and friends to see. We would recommend Michael Justin Films 100% - Let's just say, we can't stop watching our wedding video :)
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Kevin
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so happy that we picked Michael Justin Films to cover our wedding day. His film was loved by all our friends and family. The quality of his work speaks for itself. His personalized service also rises above anyone else out there. He is very knowledgeable in the ins and outs of weddings, so it made our whole day smooth.

I was very happy with the film he produced. The editing, sound, music, and smiles give us a good memory of our wedding day. We were really happy that we made a great decision. He is a top wedding vendor and very courteous and professional. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Videography
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brennan
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Best decision we made for our wedding by far!!! As a business owner I can appreciate a very high level of customer service and devotion to the client. Michael's personality and passion for his work make it so easy to be comfortable and be yourselves and that's exactly what comes thru in his video!

I cannot say enough good things about him and his team, We absolutely could not have made a better choice for us, and now that our day is over, their incredible video is the only thing that will always remain and highlight's the best parts of our day for us to look back on for the rest of our happy ever after!

He becomes part of the family and it was like having another groomsmen at our wedding, someone who looks out for your best interests and is there to make your day easy and fun! Cheers Buddy!

Brennan Baart
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Michael Justin Films responded with the following comments:

Thanks Brennan - we loved getting to you know and your family. Can't wait to do this again soon!
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kacey
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
MJF put together an absolutely incredible film that I have continued to watch regularly even 9 months after our wedding! They truly captured what was such a special day not only for my husband and I but for our family and friends as well - we experienced such an abundance of love and happiness that day and it shines through in all of the little moments that appear in their amazing piece of work. I am so grateful to have chosen MJF to shoot our wedding day and cannot recommend them highly enough.
Services Used: Videography
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Alyssa
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to adequately express how amazing and talented the MJF team is! Besides producing one of the highest quality and most moving wedding videos I have ever seen, MJF went above and beyond what he was contracted to do in order to produce the best film possible- something nearly impossible to find in the wedding industry. One small anecdote to illustrate what I mean: 2 months before my wedding, I was informed that my wedding venue (a landmark in NYC) was undergoing renovation and would be covered in scaffolding on the day of my wedding. One of the main reasons I booked this venue was because of the gorgeous facade of the building. Not surprisingly, I was very upset. When I told MJF the news, he suggested that we go to the venue BEFORE they erect the scaffolding and take some external shots in both the daylight and at night to ensure that the beauty of the building is preserved for my wedding video. With one days notice, he met me at the venue during the day to get the shots and then he went back again at night to take the same shots. To say this went above and beyond the call of duty is an understatement. No other vendor would have done the same (I asked my photographer (who charged double) to do the same and he refused).

The level of service, professionalism and quality that MJF provides is unparalleled. I would recommend them a thousand times over- and can't wait to have them film and photograph my future babies!!

Thank you MJF for giving us the most treasured gift! We will be forever grateful to you!
Services Used: Videography
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Booking Michael Justin Films was honestly one of the easiest and best wedding investments we made. Our entire experience with Michael was amazing…from our first meeting, planning wedding day details, the day of and final delivery. His talent, personality and work are TOP notch. We couldn't have asked for anything better and feel so lucky to have our amazing film to watch for years to come. If you are currently an undecided bride, I would not hesitate to book Michael (& his awesome team), you will be extremely happy!
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Laura
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Wow! What can we say? Michael's work is soo amazing that we couldnt imagine not having him there for our wedding day. His super kind personality made him a pleasure to work with and his video's are soo beautiful and amazing.
Even before the wedding he helped us out while we were initially making a day-of timeline and helped answer tons of questions that we had. During the wedding, he was always ensuring a perfect shot and was so great to work with! We would recommend him to everyone - such a talented person!
Services Used: Videography
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Gina
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.7/5.0
I loved our highlight film, and our video was very very good! There are 3 things that I would change about my video but overall everyone that has watched it has enjoyed it and felt it really captured our day!
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films was so incredible to work with and our video I know will be just perfect! Everything about them, their professionalism, their attitudes, their work ethic just made it so easy to work with them. I would recommend them to any and everyone, they were just wonderful!
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Jenny
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our entire experience with working with Michael Justin Films was amazing. In the pre-wedding process, they were very response, professional and collaborative.

Having Michael Justin and his company there the day of the wedding made things a lot easier, they provided a certain level of comfort, which seems odd considering it is such an intimate day. His interviews allowed us to take a moment to stop and think about the importance of the day and after that, we barely knew he was there.

We could not be happier with the final product. Many people have told us that it is hands-down the best wedding video they have ever seen and we could not agree more. In fact, it has actually even been used at a college communications class to depict true love. Michael Justin Films was able to capture our day like no one else could and artfully communicate our story through video. All of the best moments, sounds and expressions were highlighted and arranged to the most perfect and beautiful music.

It is clear that Michael Justin pours himself into his work and the result is a true masterpiece.
Services Used: Videography
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Dawn
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films is amazing! As soon as we talked to Michael on the phone, we knew we had to have them film our wedding. We even flew MJF from NYC to FL to capture our big day. We were extremely impressed with our highlight film- not only did they captured our day so beautifully, they also told the story of our special day in such a unique way that we could never have envisioned. You can tell they take great pride in their work- paying attention to every little detail.

I have to say they truly exceeded our expectations and were so wonderful to work with. Amazing videographers and amazing people!
Services Used: Videography
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guess26grl
Wedding:
11/25/2011
5.0/5.0
when I first started planning, I thought that a videographer was something that really wasn't necessary but the more people I spoke to, the more I knew I would regret not having one...however, if I was going to get one, I was going to do it right. Michael makes beautiful cinema masterpieces and I absolutely cannot wait to see what he makes of my wedding footage. He was extremely kind and comforting throughout the entire day. He was very professional and kept me very updated as far as timing and what he needed and kept me aware of it all every step of the way. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a beautiful memory to be watched and shared for years to come.
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Lauren
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films was amazing and provided us with the most amazing footage from our wedding. I still watch my videos all the time and it brings me back to the most wonderful day. I am so happy I chose to have a videographer and would recommend everyone try and fit that into their budget since videos capture so many great moments.
Services Used: Videography
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Octbride2011
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I spent 2 months looking for the right videographer for our wedding. When we saw Michael Justin's videos, we knew he would be perfect. His artistic vision was exactly what we were looking for to bring our wedding into a short film. We met with Michael and booked with him right away. He was attentive, responsive, super professional on his work. He show genuine interest on what we want in our 2 ceremonies and us wanting to incorporate part of the Asian tradition as well as the western aspects of the wedding.

On the wedding day, Michael and his team put us at ease and completely was focus on us and willing to work seamlessly with our photographers. They went out of their way many times to get the shots they need. We already seen our prelim verion of the film and can't wait for the final results to show off to our families! Our families were in awed on how wonderful our "film" crew was during our wedding day. My husband and I adore Michael and his work. He is truely a pleasure to work with! It was one of the best smart decisions we've made!
Services Used: Videography
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/6/2011
2.4/5.0
After looking at several videographers, we hired Michael Justin Films (MJF) to record our wedding day. We had some reservations as MJF was new to wedding video production, but we liked the work we viewed on their website. On the wedding day, MJF were on time and stayed until their contracted hour. We received our films earlier than expected, but we were disappointed with them. Overall, the videos were not as polished as we would have expected for the price we paid. Some of the camera work was not professional: there were shaky pans, fast zooms, out of focus shots, and poor shot framing. At times, the editing and shot selections were awkward. Additionally, there was a minimal amount of good footage to use for any re-edits that we requested.

There were instances where MJF’s professionalism was not up to par. When we expressed concern about poorly shot footage, MJF replied that it was not MJF who shot it, but a third party they hired. This felt to us like MJF was avoiding accountability as they were hired and responsible for all video on our wedding day. MJF said that the footage we complained of was not of an “important part” of the night. For every bride and groom, every part of their wedding day is special— professionals should ensure that all parts of an event are covered with the highest integrity possible. In addition, after waiting several weeks for minor video edits, I requested an update. MJF said the edits were not completed do to non-work related social affairs.

It would be unfair for me to write that Michael Justin Films did a “horrible job” with our videos; what I will say is that they did a basic job. The quality of our videos is inconsistent—some portions are good, some are fair and others are bad. I could have gotten a similar product while spending at least $500 less elsewhere. Based on our experience, we would not recommend Michael Justin Films.
Services Used: Videography
Michael Justin Films responded with the following comments:

Hi Jessica,

I am sorry you feel this way about our services and more importantly, your wedding film. I must say your review comes as a bit of a surprise to me as you said you were very happy with the films when delivered 5 months ago.

The finished product that you received is something I am extremely proud of. In fact, I ask all new couples who contact me to tell me what films they like of ours (it helps me understand the type of couple they are and the type of film they are drawn to), and your film has been mentioned many times. That being said, it is your satisfaction that matters most and I'm truly sorry you are no longer satisfied with your film.
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Kb660
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved Michael's work! He did an amazing job and really captured the emotions felt during our wedding in the video.
Services Used: Videography
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DaisyBelle
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films is fantastic and blew us away with our Save the Date video as well as our engagement pictures. He surpassed our expectations and even made my fiance` who is shy around cameras very comfortable. He and his crew came out on a cold snowy day in Feb. and spent several hours shooting us in Central Park. He had creative ideas for shots and even took some of our suggestions. What he put together for us was anything but run-of-the mill--it was moving and full of emotion and captured us in such a unique way. We received so many compliments on the work he did. He obviously loves what he does and it shows. He is not like most other wedding vendors who put in the bare minimum amount of time and demand money. He does quality work and genuinely cares about his clients. I'm a huge fan of Michael Justin Films and I would recommend his work 100%!!! His website speaks for itself!!
Services Used: Videography
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Jason
Wedding:
5/26/2011
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

Michael Justin Films created a masterpiece for our wedding. Michael and Kenny are exremely creative videographers that have a real passion for there work. Every shot was both precise and artistic. Our film was beautifully edited, it is so much fun to watch because it really brings us back to the best day of our lives.

When we we looking for a videographer for our wedding, we knew that we did not want a typical wedding video that we would watch once and never play again. Michael Justin Films was recommended to us so we visited their website and was very impressed by the quality of the work. When we met Michael in person, we knew right away he was the perfect choice; he made us feel comfortable and that our wedding was his number one priority.

We first worked with Michael on our engagement shoot, he took his time to make sure that we were relaxed and he made it fun. Most importantly, Michael took his time and did not rush it. He made sure that he captured everything exactly how it needed to be and even went to our parents house to get extra shots.

At the day of the wedding, his team was early, and setup everything seamlessly, his style is so unobtrusive that at times we even forgot that they were there! They worked very well with our photographer (this was extremely important) and are 100% professional. During the ceremony, they don't just sit next to a tripod in the aisle, they are constantly moving around getting shots at different angles.

We showed our engagement video at our reception (this was the first time that we saw it) and it was perfect! We could not have imagined it any better! Every single one of your guests commented to us on how impressed they were with the video. We are extremely happy with everything Michael Justin Films did for us; they really something special. Our mom and her friends actually goes to there site to watch other couples' videos even after ours was posted 3 months ago! Please take a look at his work, you will not be disappointed!
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Stabone130
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I worked with Michael Justin Films for my recent engagement and the experience was phenomenal from beginning to end! Michael was extremely enthusiastic with ideas and always available to answer questions I had along the way (which were many). I had a basic concept of what I wanted to do and he took that idea and added so many amazing touches. The end result was a a great film that was personal, beautiful and perfectly, exactly 'us.' Everyone has been asking "Who shot that???" -- he has such a great grasp of timing, angles, mood....we've all had tears in our eyes...even after watching multiple times. I really can't thank you enough for capturing this special moment in our lives...something we'll always remember as spectacular.
Services Used: Videography
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Brenna
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael was an absolute pleasure to work with leading up to, at, and after our wedding. His crew was exceedingly professional and unobtrusive at the wedding, from the getting-ready portion of the day, to the ceremony and the reception. I barely knew they were there, and yet they managed to capture such amazing, intimate moments on video. Our five-minute highlight video was ready for us just weeks after our wedding, and absolutely blew my mind. Family and friends compared it to a movie trailer because of the incredible quality of the footage and the editing. It remains my favorite memento of the day. The disc with the extended video and other highlights is also a favorite in our home, and was delivered just a few months after the wedding. I cannot say enough good things about Michael. My husband and I are just so thrilled that we chose him to be part of our day!
Services Used: Videography
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GOLDSBR
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I was lucky to find Michael Justin Films to shoot my wedding (8/14/10 at the Indian Trail Club). He was constantly one step ahead of my bride and I as related to suggestions on very creative things to do to compliment our wedding video (different types of interviews, as well as suggesting unique venues for shooting prior to the wedding day). In addition, Michael and his team were extremely diligent, well prepared and very personable for every step of our wedding. Even after our photographer was gone on the big day, Michael and his team stepped in to help with photography in a pinch. We love them!!! Glad to speak with any of you about our experience, just ask Michael to put you in touch with us.

Brett G
Services Used: Videography
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malissa
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael Justin Films...is by far my favorite vendor for my wedding, not only do you develop a friendship with Michael Justin Porco during this hectic and chaotic time but you fall in love with his work. You see him pay attention to details you might have missed on your own day. He encapsulates the true emotion of what you and your party are feeling that day, the energy, the love and the excitement. What is so great about Michael and his team is that they truly care, they work as if it were they're own wedding...with heart and soul. The end result of all his hard work is an incredible video, which many have said remind them of a music video or hollywood documentary.
Out with the old and in with the new. No more old wedding videos that show you and your fiance looking at each other from behind a tree.
Let Michael capture you in your most glorious moments, document your day in the eyes of a guest. He is diligent, flexible, personable, professional, passionate and easy to work with. Michael Porco is a fantastic individual just to know, let alone be a part of your wedding day. After speaking so highly amongst our friends, and having our highlight video seen..D.N.(above comment) booked her wedding with Michael and many of our other friends have done the same. Thank you Michael for making our special day an unforgettable occasion. I highly recommend MJFilms. PS...did I tell you how much we love our videos (highlight/our story/wedding video) !!! Thanks again. YOUR AMAZING!!!
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