“Justin is an artist. If you want to tell him what you want your wedding to look like/feel like that’s great. He can certainly do that. If you want Justin to shine though… tell him and show him what kind of love you and your partner share and give him the reigns to tell that story for you, and you won’t be disappointed.” – Erin & Spencer
I truly set out to create a unique piece of art for all my couples. I believe your wedding film should be about you, not forcing you into something you’re not. There’s space for you to be yourself – funny, quirky, serious, romantic. My films are based on who you are as a couple, your likes, dislikes, your passions, your talents – the things that you love and the experiences that have formed you. You are the story. I’ve found that this approach is more creatively fulfilling and leads to a better film for you.
Hi, I’m Justin. After filming weddings for more than 10 years, here’s what I know : everyone wants a good wedding film. I want to help you achieve that. Many people will say every wedding is different – this is somewhat true. But many weddings are like another. The stage is similar, the props are similar, the plot is similar to another. What’s different is the cast. I endeavor, with every film I make, to bottle up a bit of the essence of two lovers and distill it into a piece of art they can hold on to for a lifetime.
I’m an avid traveller and hiker – I’m not afraid to get my boots muddy. After living in Houston, TX for two decades my wife and I decided to make the lifestyle move to Asheville, NC to be in the mountains. Now I base Candeo Films out of both cities and anywhere else you want to go. I love all kinds of weddings, from traditional church weddings to ballroom extravaganzas, but I also have a special place in my heart for adventure weddings and elopements off the beaten path. If it sounds like we could be a good fit, I would love to hear from you!!