About Us

WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY ATLANTA

ROOTED PINE FILMS

Rooted Pine Films–the best Wedding Videography Atlanta has to offer. This is what we do best. If you’re looking for the cheapest option to just get your wedding on video, we aren’t those guys. The wedding films we offer aren’t a commodity, they’re a personal service tailored to your specific needs. Rooted Pine Films believes weddings are the single greatest party one will ever throw. No other gathering is as elaborate as a wedding and we want everyone to have the opportunity to memorialize their biggest day with a unique film. Everybody has a love story to be told, and every love story is different, but we’re tired of seeing the same mediocre films passed along for exorbitant amounts of money. We take wedding videography seriously and we specialize in matrimony. Allow us to tell your love story, so you can forever relive the greatest party you will every throw.

Meet Our Team

Austin Taylor

Austin founded and runs Rooted Pine Films but because of how much we’ve grown over the last year, he doesn’t always play a huge role in your big day. He still handles the majority of the communication with our clients and the creative direction with their edits. He works closely with our shooters to make sure all of your needs and requests are met.

In June of 2015, I married the girl of my dreams; and I may be biased, but it was the best celebration ever. Being surrounded by my best friends, family, and the woman I love was the greatest feeling, and I wish I could have invited everyone to join in the festivities. However, I do have one regret: I wish I’d hired someone to shoot my wedding. I was on cloud nine that day and it passed by so quickly I could barely take any of it in. Yeah, a picture is worth a thousand words, but video doesn’t have to say anything at all; it naturally tells the story.

James Tomol 

James is our web extraordinaire. He created, developed, and maintains the website and internet side of our business. Which is huge! Almost all of our clients find us online and James makes that possible.

My wife and I have been happily married since January of 2013, and the summer of 2016, we became parents to a beautiful baby girl. I’m obsessed with her, and find the little things she does bring me the most joy. I’m naturally a detail oriented person, and I find that comes out in my work. I like to focus on the little things, so my clients can remember them too. When they watch their wedding films, I want them to remember all the details that went into planning their perfect day.

Meet Our Filmmakers

Drew Jacoby

I haven’t always been in the wedding film industry (who has?) Before film, I travelled playing music and lived in community with artists. I was the gardener. I worked in the restaurant industry and attended college. All the while I was searching, finding my craft. The creativity was always there, running through my veins, working through my hands, but it hadn’t found its outlet. Years wiser and years into making wedding films, I’ve discovered my profession, my language with beauty. I love my craft and the people I get to meet along the way.

David Goehring

David is an award winning filmmaker who has been working in the industry since 2008. From weddings, to short films, to commercials and corporate videos, David does it all. David found his love for editing while shooting, taking his experience as a filmmaker into the editing suite. He loves the power of editing and the ability it has to move an audience. His career has included everything from nonprofits to churches to prestigious clients such as Coca-Cola, FIFA, Porsche, Yellow Pages, WinShape Camps, Maaco, Danley Sound Labs, and more.

Timothy Yoon

Timothy  has spent the past several years creating love stories for clients around the world. His love for travel is the source for the majority of his creative inspiration. He’s a student at the University of Georgia and has been working with Rooted Pine Films since 2016. Timothy is one of our brightest young filmmakers on the team and we are so excited to have him. Our clients always love the dynamic he brings to shoots, edits, and the rest of the wedding filmmaking process.

Some Words From Our Founder

I graduated college in 2013 and did a few wedding films for friends and family, but I realized my heart wasn’t really in it. I was just doing it for the money so I decided it was time to take hiatus.

After college I moved up to Pittsburgh, PA and started working on commercials for a company called Animal VFX. Through the connections I made there, I ended up on my first feature film with some pretty big name actors in it. I was a Camera PA, a very small cog in a very large machine. Fathers and Daughters was the name of the movie and the top billed cast includes Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Jane Fonda, and Kylie Rogers, to name a few. My point is this: I was incredibly fortunate to find people that were willing to extend a helping hand and give me a chance when I didn’t have much experience. And because of that, my career started with a bang. Anyway, after about two years of living and working in Pittsburgh, I decided to move back down south to marry the woman of my dreams. We got engaged in February of 2015 and married the following June.

We didn’t hire a videographer for our wedding. This is one of the greatest regrets of my wedding. We didn’t really have the budget for it by the time we got that far down the list. But it didn’t take much thought before I wrote it off. I thought to myself, “I’ve done this before. I know how much work it takes and how talented you have to be to get by.” In retrospect, I feel the loss of not having a wedding film to watch with my wife on a regular basis. I mean, we have photos. And they’re awesome. We couldn’t be happier with them. But it’s a different medium and serves a totally different purpose and I didn’t realize that when we were planning our wedding. I didn’t value the service.

After a few months of being married, and regretting not hiring a wedding videographer, I decided I wanted to start taking wedding clients again. With my renewed perspective on things, I realized how valuable of a service it is. After getting back in the game, I started noticing a nasty trend amongst videographers. It was less so one specific action and more a mentality. It was their attitudes. This turned out to be ten times worse than any action because it affected every step they took and their entire view of the wedding industry. This mentality is infectious and incredibly pervasive in the wedding industry: I’m only doing this until something better comes along. See, most people view wedding films as a launching pad to bigger and better things. Once they get that first big break, they’re out of here. And you’ll never see them again. That’s why we started Rooted Pine Films. There need to be people in the Wedding Industry who take the wedding industry seriously. Who aren’t embarrassed to be labeled a “Wedding Videographer,” and who are proud of their work. Being talented is a plus, but new skills can be learned and old skills can be honed. Attitude is something you can’t teach. I take the time and energy to make sure everyone on my team is not only highly skilled but actually invested in crafting unique and personal wedding films.

I run the company here and do the majority of communication with our clients, but because of how busy we are I don’t always play a huge role on your big day. Luckily we have grown enough that I can no longer handle it all alone! The specific videographer that will be there to shoot your wedding depends on the availability of our shooters, the style of your wedding, and the needs of your day. I still handle the majority of the creative direction with the edit and I work closely with the 1st shooter to make sure all of your needs and requests are met. That being said, I only work with the best. I would never trust the 1st shooting of what is possibly the most important day of your life to someone that I didn’t know personally, trust deeply, and respect professionally. Rest assured that we have a core group of individuals who we work with on a regular basis and they are the best wedding filmmakers you could hope to find.

Much love,

–Austin

Some of the other notable productions Austin has worked on are Sleepy Hollow, Halt and Catch Fire, Case for Christ, Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home, and many others. Check out his IMDB page to see more.

FAQs

A: Yes! We are very willing to travel to you. We ask that you for travelling expenses, which vary, depending on location.

A: Upon finalization of edits and revisions our couples will receive four films: the full ceremony, toasts, dances, and a story capturing the highlights from the entire day.

A: The answer varies, depending on your preferences, but we guarantee there will always be a minimum of two of us there to capture your day.

A: We are yours for the whole day. Other videographers restrict their hours, but we think that is dumb. If you want us there when you wake up, we will be there; if you want us to tuck your family members in after the reception, we are ready and willing to do that too. The team assigned to you will only film your wedding that day, so they have no other obligations or time constraints.

A: From first-hand experience, my wife and I regretted not getting our wedding filmed. The day was perfect, but it went by so quickly that we could not take it all in. Hiring a videographer will remind you of all the details, people, and overall beauty involved in your wedding.