BESS OPHELIA FILMS

HEY! I'm Bess

First things first - you should know that I’m a Cancer sun, moon, and rising - which basically means I’m one of the most emotional people you will ever meet. That’s why being your wedding videographer is the perfect job for me. Emotion drives every aspect of my storytelling because my goal is to give you a wedding film that is totally personal, meaningful, and intentional.

The fact that you’re trusting me to authentically tell your story is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. These films are going to be family heirlooms! Passed down for generations! Your wedding film will *literally* outlive you and I fully understand the weight of that statement as an artist.

I want to create a personalized and meaningful keepsake that your family will treasure for the next 50+ years. A snapshot of who you were on one of the happiest days of your life where you can hear the laughter and the cheers, feel the emotion and the happy tears. 

So, if you’re looking someone who is going to be just as invested as you are, who is going to put you and your needs first, who will cheer you on as you make out with your person in the sunset, and who will dance with you at your reception (Kiwi by Harry Styles is my favorite - just FYI), then let’s do this thing!

...and yes, that's my real name

I have one rule for your wedding day:

you.
do.
you.

My films could be described as "cinematic documentary," or as my husband calls them, "cinematic home movies." What that means is I want your wedding video to be a beautiful and genuine reflection of YOU. 

That being said, I'm very hands off on the actual wedding day, allowing you to be totally present and in the moment. I'm not the kind of videographer that's going to micro-manage or pose you every 20 seconds, I want you to feel natural and true to yourselves. And trust me, all of my best footage comes from you being fully immersed in the experience.

These are the moments you've dreamt of for so long.
I'll capture them, you live them.


MY APPROACH

are we a match?

WHAT INSPIRES ME

BEHIND THE LENS

What inspires me? Simple.

YOU.

A lot of wedding vendors talk about their "ideal client," but I have like, six types of ideal clients. Here are some things that my favorite couples of all time have in common:

1. They are high energy and high emotion.

2. They are true to themselves and lovers of the non-traditional.

3. They know that the moments matter.

4. They dare to be different.

5. They want to be fully present and in the moment on their wedding day, and trust me to capture the magic.




MY APPROACH

are we a match?

WHAT INSPIRES ME

BEHIND THE LENS

I've spent most of my life documenting my memories on film. When I was 12, I learned how to edit on Windows Movie Maker and from then on was constantly making music videos with my friends, re-enacting SNL skits, putting together travel vlogs, and creating these insanely personal time capsules that I still have to this day.

Watching those videos takes me back to such specific versions of myself and I remember all of the laughter, the inside jokes with my best friends, the road trips, the things we loved, the things we were afraid of, and the people we hoped we would become.

And you deserve one of these time capsules too. When you watch your wedding film over the next few decades, I want you to be able to remember exactly how that day felt and who you were at that point in time. You're going to grow so much in your life and in your marriage, so you deserve this keepsake that will remind you of how incredible that journey is and how far you've come together.

Memories are kind of my thing.

MY APPROACH

are we a match?

WHAT INSPIRES ME

BEHIND THE LENS

Now that you know a little more about me... 

If you're this far into my website, you definitely have a good idea of who I am and what I value when it comes to wedding videography. 

I believe with my whole heart that you should trust your wedding vendors implicitly. Whether it's your planner, your florist, your photographer, or myself, you should be able to hand us your vision for the day and say "I trust you, now go make art." It makes every aspect of your day less stressful when you know that we're going to take care of you.

So, what are you waiting for?

I'm ready if you are.

MY APPROACH

are we a match?

WHAT INSPIRES ME

BEHIND THE LENS

“Bess was seriously one of the best decisions of our wedding!! 

I cannot say enough great things about her talent. She captured our special day perfectly with a video that brings me to tears every time I watch it. Her attention to detail, creative expertise, and ability to put my husband and I at ease were just a few of the reasons we absolutely love her. She took my ideas for our video and brought them to life even better than I imagined. She also was great at communicating the entire way through the process and answered all of my questions! If I ever have an event in the future that needs videography I will certainly be looking to her first.

I would recommend her to EVERYONE. Seriously, you will not be disappointed.”

- Kamryn + Trent

March, 2020

Harry & Lauren

Place your second review here. Something a little like...Chantelle made our wedding day. She is such a joy to be around and our photos are stunning!

Arpil, 2019

Michael & Jessica

Keep those reviews coming. Make sure they are quick, easy and interesting to read.

September, 2020

Nick & Veronica

Last but not least your show stopper! Make sure your clients know that you are the real deal and loved by your clients. 

LOVE NOTES