Some are on the fence when it comes to professional videography for their special event. Those that have it, based on the feedback we receive from our clients, find it's the best possible investment they had made on their wedding day. Simply put, imagine if you had a cinematic film of your parent's or even grandparent's wedding on par with our work today? How priceless would that be to relive their special day, see family members from that era and experience the day's events as if you were there?
To us, a wedding video is really a 'family documentary'. To have all of those folks on film for future generations to enjoy is priceless on so many levels.
We're a small company and work with our clients on a personal level. Matt Buerhaus is the founding owner with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commercial Art/Graphic Design with a Photography concentration from Towson University in Baltimore.
Editing Life Videography actually began known as 'Buerhaus Design' (and still operates under that banner) as a design firm in 1999. But, with our fledgling video work at the time so popular we've turned into a full-fledged video studio, producing over 1300 cinematic and dramatic wedding videos to date and hundreds of other event videos including television commercials, corporate speaking engagements, testimonial videos and infomercials (you name it, really), yet come as unobtrusive as videographers get! All editing is done from scratch on industry standard editing hardware and software, producing unique and emotional videos that you will cherish forever.
We work very well with photographers, use state-of-the-art equipment w/o the need for super-bright, obtrusive lights, and have an absolute passion for what we do! We also take a lot of pride in virtually disappearing at weddings. We're there, believe me, but our equipment allows us to blend into the background and lurk in the shadows... unlike a lot of other videographers who can manage to be a huge eyesore all day for your guests and your photographer due to their approach and obtrusive equipment. Photographers love us so much, about 1/4 of our business come from referrals from our photo friends!
To set up an appointment with us or for answers to any of your questions, please feel free to email Matt anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From owner Matt Buerhaus:
While in college in 1999, I started a design company. Hence where the 'Buerhaus Design' part of our name comes from. The MAC computer I invested in at the time, for Graphic Design work, is what introduced me to video editing. After seeing some of the video stuff I was doing for fun, a friend asked me to film his wedding. His sister, who was underwhelmed by the work a 'pro' did on her wedding video, loved our work so much, she put my email address out there on a wedding forum without my knowledge. To my surprise, the next day, I had about 30 emails from folks asking me to film their wedding. That was over 1300 weddings ago:)
Matt Buerhaus (that's me!) is the founder and owner of Editing Life Videography; Buerhaus Design LLC. Editing Life is my full time job so I handle the entire business end of the operation (emails, social media, website updates, etc.). I've also filmed hundreds of weddings and have a hand in every project as the main editor. My 'signature' goes on every video that goes out the door... and that will never change.
Julia Buerhaus, my wife, is co-owner of our company and a lead videographer/crew leader. With a hand in filming hundreds of weddings, she is also now getting into the editing side of things back in our home studio:)
Brandan Buerhaus, my brother and another crew leader, started out as a second shooter as well, but also grew into a main shooter role. He's now had a hand in hundreds of weddings himself. When not filming on the weekends, Brandan is known as "Mr. B." at the middle school he teaches gym at!
Sandy Buerhaus, my mom, is one of our crew leaders and main shooters. She started out as a second shooter for me when the company first began but has since grown into a main shooter role. With hunderds of weddings under her belt, you'll usually find her working alongside my dad Mike Buerhaus! They're usually a package deal:) Sandy works for a government contractor during the week.
Greg Birch is our neighbor and friend who just so happens to teach film at a local High School. He's been working with us for years and has become a main shooter and crew leader for us.
Mike Buerhaus, my father, is lovingly known as the 'Old Man' here at Editing Life. He's had a hand in hundreds of weddings over the years as a second shooter who assists our main shooters/crew leaders when a second videographer is called for. You'll find him at Sandy's side most of the time, but every now and then there will be an 'Old Man' sighting with one of our other main shooters! When my dad isn't filming, he drives a school bus during the week.
Meghan Buerhaus, pictured here with Brandan, is another second shooter and co-lead videographer for us and has regularly filmed weddings with us since 2005! She's also into family and baby portraiture on the side.
Julia's sister, Yana, has filmed regularly with us since 2010 as a second shooter and a co-lead. During the week she's a CPA!
Wade Buerhaus, my other brother, has been filming with us since 2002 as a second shooter! Wade owns his own bread business today and that keeps him pretty busy, but still films with the family when he can.
Jim Andrews, pictured here with Julia at a wedding shoot, is a friend and colleague of mine. Once upon a time, he ran his own photo and video business only to move on to bigger and better things a few years back. He's stayed busy in the wedding world however by picking up work with myself and other photographers and videographers in the area on the weekends. Jim acts as a main shooter and crew leader for us when we're in a pinch!
Bailey Pratt, my cousin, has been filming as a second shooter for us since 2010. With the ability to be a main shooter, she began with us when she was 15!
Brooks Buerhaus, my son, has taken a keen interest in video work and can often be found with us at bridal shows and other fun events. Learning the ropes, Brooks will be working with us on weddings and other major events soon enough!
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