I’m excited to share my experience of working at the Roloff Farm as they filmed an episode of “Little People Big World” this last September during Meredith and Kevin’s wedding. But before I share about that excitement, I want to say that Meredith and Kevin are fantastic people. They make a great couple. A great couple I would have loved to work with no matter what the circumstances. From the moment I first met them, through the rehearsal and the wedding day, they were a dream to work with. Without the show filming, I would have been just as excited and honored to share these moments and tell you about how fun the day was. They were full of energy and love throughout the whole process. I was thrilled to be there. One of my favorite moments from behind the lens… well, there were two favorite moments… The first was when Kevin called upon their two dogs to come over for photos. I turned around to see two fairly large dogs, full of joy, bounding towards us. It got even better when the dog tie and flowers were put on. My second favorite moment of the day was when we took some additional bride and groom portraits right after the ceremony. Amy Roloff drove us around their incredible (INCREDIBLE!!!) property to see more stunning locations for photos than what we already worked with. As soon as we made our first stop in the woods, I asked Meredith and Kevin to walk down the road and then hug. They proceeded to embrace and totally melt into one another. They rested, with eyes closed and took a sweet moment to catch up without words. It was sweet to witness and showed a different side to them as a couple. I loved it.
So about the show… We all know this show, right? I’ve watched it for years. Meeting Amy and Matt was great and exactly what I expected. Amy spoke with me a few times and was totally down-to-earth and genuine to the core. She stayed around for a good portion of the reception and may have danced with the bride (see photo below). What you don’t see in the photos is the film crew. They were there all day; cameras, boom mics, even a huge (30-foot) camera jib hovering during the ceremony and reception. Being there during the filming was surreal. Scott and I went about the day like normal. Everyone let us do what we do normally and encouraged us to not pay attention to anything going on outside of the wedding itself. It was actually way more normal than I would have thought. It was just interesting to look around and see a couple dozen people moving around the outside of the event, talking on headsets and directing the camera crew. So in the end, Meredith and Kevin had a pretty normal day but with a film crew running around the outside of the events. None of us know what is in store for the episode airing tomorrow (9/8pm central, TLC) so this will be interesting to see! Join us and watch!
Vendors that made this day awesome:
Second shooter – Scott Larsen – www.scottlarsen.com
Champagne Wedding Coordination – Mandi Downs – www.champagnenw.com
Blum Floral Design – Jordan Gladow – www.blumfloraldesign.com
Maggie’s Buns – Maggie Pike – www.maggiesbuns.com
Di Tazza Gourmet Coffee and Café – Dana Carpenter Camas, Wa
Hit Machine Band – Bart Hafeman – www.hitmachineband.com
Micaela Couture (makeup) – Micaela – www.micaelacouture.com
Beautimous hair styles – Nikki Johansen – www.salon26hair.com