10 Minutes With: McKenzie Miller
A picture is worth a thousand words, but McKenzie Miller would argue that a video is worth so much more.
Along with a stellar team, McKenzie Miller creates handcrafted wedding films that aim to capture small moments and fleeting memories that will bring back the emotion of your wedding day. She hopes that, decades from now, her clients will be able to look back on their weddings through her films and instantly remember how they felt.
McKenzie takes the time to get to know her clients personally, assuring a film that reflects their style as a couple as well as complete comfort and ease in front of her camera on their Big Day. With such a sweet personality and the belief that she has “the best job in the world,” how could you not feel comfortable placing your precious memories in her capable hands?
You say you have “the best job in the world.” What inspired your love of weddings?
Like many others, I kind of stumbled into weddings but I can’t imagine any job more perfect for me. By nature I’m pretty emotional, so I connect well with my clients and can capture the real emotion on their day. I feel so lucky that my job is filming these really special moments and preserving them in a way that hopefully my clients cherish for years to come.
Describe your film style. How would you say it stands out?
I would say my style is a mix of cinematic and documentary. I want the film to be as much of a reflection of my clients and their personalities as possible, while painting a beautiful picture of their wedding day. The couple has put so much of their heart and soul into making the day what it is. When they look back on it in 10 or 20 years, I want them to remember exactly what it was like when they got ready with their wedding parties, danced with their parents and all the tiny moments in between.
What is your favorite moment to capture during a wedding?
My all time favorite moment is when the groom sees the bride for the first time. Whether it’s at a first look or the moment she comes down the aisle, it is always really special. I don’t think seeing that moment will ever get old.
Second to that (I can’t pick just one!) is the first few seconds after the bride and groom are pronounced husband and wife. Since I am capturing live audio during the ceremony, my microphone often picks up the little bits of audio between the two of them. So much true and genuine excitement comes out in those few seconds.