Monday, November 26, 2012

Bradley + Bethany

This couple was so laid back throughout the entire day. Their easy-going personalities and the joy that radiated and shown across their faces was just a small evidence of their love and dedication for each other.

We hope you enjoy the video and our biggest congratulations to Bradley and Bethany!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Chad + Jami

Chad and Jami were such a wonderful couple to work with, their lighthearted spirits and the deep love they had for each other were so prominent and made the day enjoyable from beginning to end. The wedding was held at the beautiful Imago Dei Church here in Peoria Illinois, and what better weather to shoot in than sunny and blue skies. To help make the day easy and more fun was having Katelyn Turner as the photographer. She never ceases to make the environment comfortable and add a little pizazz to each wedding day.

So sit back and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into their special day. Congratulations, to the new Truelove couple!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Jason + Leslie

What a gorgeous wedding. Not only was it outdoors, or a beautiful rustic themed wedding, but there was an abundance of sweet love that grew even stronger as the day progressed. Our congratulations and best well-wishes go out to Jason and Leslie!


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cody + Jenny

There's something gorgeous and special about witnessing a couple's first look on their wedding day. It's even more special when you're able to capture that "once in a life time" moment, on video. On this beautiful summer day, overflowing with joy, Jenny walked down the aisle and said "I do" to the man of her dreams. No wedding party is more fun to work with than one which is relaxed, full of laughs, and who add their own crazy fun personalities to the day making it so much more special for the couple. That is exactly what Cody and Jenny's friends and family did for them.

Their love for one another radiated throughout the day, which made it so fun and easy to capture. A big congratulations to the happy couple!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Evan + Catherine

Evan and Catherine's wedding was a very unique and rare wedding. The style was very elegant, and usually when a theme is elegant one will automatically assume very serious, but not this day. This beautiful, but chilly day, was elegant but oh so, fun. The attendees, the bridal party and the happy couple, filled this special day with love, laughter and joy.

Congratulations to this special couple!


Thursday, September 27, 2012

William & Tiffany

William and Tiffany chose the beautiful midwestern destination of Lake of the Ozarks to celebrate their special day. The gorgeous location and magnificent weather combine with both of their relaxed personalities made their day perfect. I had a load of fun creating their video.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Randy + Emily

On this beautiful fall day, Randy and Emily, surrounded by family and friends said "I do" to each other.  Throughout the entire day there was definitely not a lack of smiles and laughter. This couple had a love, a joy and a glow that shown forth from both of them. And as evidence in this video, just continued to grow stronger as the day progressed. We hope you enjoy the sneak peek into this couples special day!


Monday, August 27, 2012

5000+ video plays!

We have crested the 5000 video plays on YouTube. In addition we had our first video reach 1000+ views. We want to thank you for helping in making this happen!

Check out our channel!

Daniel & Monica

This couple was unique. Rather than going downtown to get those urban brick pix, we hit her family farm for some country scenery featuring cows and barbwire. Daniel and Monica both brought a lot of pizzaz to the day. What a hoot! I'm sure you'll love watching their video.

As so many of my videos are, This was shot alongside Katelyn Turner Design + Photography. She always masterfully captures her bride's special day. For those looking for a great wedding photographer she definitely should be in your top picks!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Brian + Heidi

You always come across some weddings where the bridal party is capable of keeping the entirety of the the day relaxed and full of smiles, and that right there is exactly what this bridal party was able to pull off for this happy couple. It also helped that Brian and Heidi made sure this day would be unforgettable, lively and merry- and that they did!  

Congratulations and best wishes!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jason&Samantha - Wedding Video

One again, a simply beautiful wedding. The room just glowed when the both the bride and groom were together. Rather then trying to describe it though I'll just let you watch their film.

Photographer Plug: This was the second time working with the fantastic ladies of Imagine Artists. Their energy and creative perspective in which they approach their weddings is invigorating. It was a blast working alongside them and it was evident they know what they're doing. I'm looking forward to the next wedding I get to work with them again.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Glen&Mackenzie - Wedding Video

Glen and Mackenzie chose to keep it simple. A small wedding with family and friends. I have to say, it was beautiful. As I was driving out to the wedding I had my doubts. I was wondering if I would be able to get enough variety for the video. However, as you'll see below, that wasn't a problem at all. The energy and emotion generated between the two was absolutely amazing.

If you're looking for a wedding cinematographer check out our website. If you're wedding is taking place in a different region that where we're located we're available to travel.  Get in touch, our wedding videos are the best way to remember your special day for years to come.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Imagine Artists!

Worked this past weekend with the two enjoyable ladies from Imagine Artists. Taryn and Kristi are not only great conversationists during downtime, they're also very masterful at their craft. As you can see from Kristi's cell phone pic she caught me sitting down on the job.

If you're looking for a great photographer team for your special day make sure to check them out Imagine Artists.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Keepsake Packaging

Each DVD we deliver is packaged in a keepsake case that will look beautiful on any shelf or end-table. Our cases are designed custom for each bride and provide premium protection for your wedding DVD. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

James&Jessica - Wedding Video

James and Jessica were a great couple. Wow! They were so laid back and relaxed, I had to keep reminding myself it was their wedding day. The best videos come from couples who take it easy and just enjoy every aspect of their special day.

As a videographer, I get the opportunity of working with a variety of photographers. Whitney Clark of Images by Whitney was great to work alongside. Like Jessica, she was relaxed and in control. Looking forward to another opportunity to work with her.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

20% off 2012 wedding video!

Brides! We still have 2012 dates open. If you haven't booked a videographer yet check with us soon before your date is booked. If you're not sold on a wedding video check out our rave pages and see what other brides are saying.

We are now offering our videos in 4 distinct regions:

Nashville, TN
Milwaukee, WI
Atlanta, GA
Peoria, IL

We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Kyle&Samantha – Wedding Video

Samantha and Kyle had an absolutely beautiful day for their wedding. One couldn't have asked for better weather. Combine the energetic couple who were all smiles and you have a perfect storm!

This was the first solo video filmed by TJ Draper down in Nashville, TN. Don't get the wrong idea though, he's been in the film business for several years and is an accomplished editor in the southern realm.

We hope you enjoy watching their video as much as we did creating it.

"I just watched it and we both absolutely love it!!!  It's perfect you truly have an amazing gift!!!  Thanks for everything." – Samantha –

Friday, June 1, 2012

Chris&Courtney – Wedding Video

Congratulations to Chris & Courtney as they start they're new life together. This couple was absolutely a hoot to work with. So much energy between them. Check out their video below to see what I mean!

As you'll notice from the watermark this video was shot for Katelyn Turner Design + Photography. I've been working with her, creating videos, for the past year and a half. If you're looking for a quality photographer I'd definitely recommend checking her out. Plus! you'll be able to book me directly through her.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Double header this weekend.

TJ and I are taking on a double header this weekend. We're looking forward to getting two more wedding videos finished and behind us as we dive into our summer season. We still have 2012 dates available for Nashville, Milwaukee, and Peoria regions. Check us out on our websites and drop us a line.

Also, check back soon, it never takes us long to get the videos edited and online.

Monday, May 21, 2012

New music resource!

As a studio who respects the copyrights of fellow artists, it is often hard to find quality music with a good user license at an affordable price. Because of this I'm always keeping my eye out for great resources. I have recently hit the jackpot with this new site called "The Music Bed". They have a license agreement designed specifically for wedding videographers and their selection is great! I've been loving what I have heard thus far. A lot of variety, can't wait to use a some of these songs!

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Hello everyone! I'm David Price, owner and creative director of Black Olive Photographic! During the week we are a commercial advertising photography studio, but on the weekends we change our hats to offer a unique cinematic approach to wedding videography. How does this mesh? We're not entirely sure.

I found myself filming my first wedding for a friend back in 2009. Additionally, I found that the stress typically associated with wedding photography didn't transfer into the video world, at least not with the way I was approaching it. It was a fast pace road, but without much effort I found myself with a very successful first year in Central Illinois. Brides were absolutely loving our videos. We're now in the process of bringing our service to two new regions - Milwaukee Wisconsin and Nashville, Tennessee. We're excited...

Some current news... One of the photographers I partner with in Central Illinois, Katelyn Turner Design + Photography, along with myself recently shot a wedding this past Friday. I'll be editing their video together this coming week, but here's a quick still taken from a reception clip. I can't wait to get their video finished up...