CHEREE & BRYAN
THE WILD SOUL FILMS + PHOTO
Destinations are kinda our thing.
We’ll travel anywhere near or far.
We love experiencing new places, people and things. We’re adventurous, flexible, and willing to do whatever it takes to capture the story – your story – the way you want it told. We love creating art through weddings, adventure, and marketing, anywhere the world takes you.
Each year to celebrate our anniversary, we get back in our original wedding attire and do a photo session, somewhere in our travels! We were married in North Carolina, and though we started this tradition close to home, here is where our wedding attire has ventured!
- Mobile, AL
- New York City, NY
- New Orleans, LA
- Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Tulum, Mexico
- Banff, Canada
Our Love Story
Cheree grew up in a small North Carolina town and Bryan grew up in south Florida. On April 30, 2011, they met on a Saturday night in Mobile, AL, where they had both recently moved. Cheree had gone to hear her brother play in a local band and when Bryan walked in, he says he knew exactly where he was going to sit. Unbeknownst to him, Cheree had already spotted him in the crowd! He did indeed sit beside her that night and they ended up striking up a conversation that led to hours of talking – and maybe a little dancing. When they said goodbye, Cheree – like any normal girl would do – went home and looked him up on Facebook, only to see that he had a girlfriend! Or so she thought. Bryan soon explained that they had been in a long distance relationship that was not working out, so he quickly let Cheree know that he was, in fact, available. After that, they became inseparable and were married 18 months later!
Fun stuff about Bryan
Served in the US Navy
Never turns down a good fishing trip
Can easily spend hours at any given historical site
Plans to one day own a sailboat and sail to exotic places
Fun stuff about Cheree
Used to have a pet pig (and plans to have another someday!)
Is a die hard DUKE basketball fan
Came close to getting a Theatre degree before switching to Video Broadcasting
Loves to journal and write music
Shout out to @andrea.miclea, @emberwolves, and @karinasely
for the super fun photos!
Q. Why should I invest in a wedding film? So many couples tell us that the investment made on their film was by far the best money they spent for their entire wedding. More than the flowers, the cake, sometimes even the dress! Your wedding is a once in a lifetime experience and after months of planning, it’s over before you know it. Your wedding film takes you back in an instant and allows you to relive the day again, over and over, for years to come. It’s also a great keepsake to share with future generations!
Q. What is your style of shooting? Our goal is to capture the beauty and emotion of your wedding day through cinematic storytelling. We love the pretties. We love the fun. We love the feels. Above all, we love the moments! We strive to be laid back and unobtrusive, capturing moments as naturally as possible. There will only be a couple times throughout the day where we give some direction, but for the most part, we are simply there to document your big day.
Q. What type of cameras and equipment do you use? We currently shoot with either Canon DSLRs or Sony a7iii camera bodies. We have a variety of stabilizers and more than a couple drones. We are often faced with low light situations (keep in mind, video cameras do not have flash like still photography) so we always come prepared with both LED and Arri 150 lights. As for resolution, most everything is in 1080p HD or 2.7k.
Q. How many videographers will be at my wedding? Each package is guaranteed one videographer, most likely with one assistant. Additional videographers are available to add on to any package.
Q. What is the advantage to adding a 2nd videographer to my package? While we are more than capable of capturing sufficient footage with one videographer, there are a few great perks to having a 2nd! With two of us there, we are more likely to get drone footage, more likely to get the groom’s reaction to the bride walking down the aisle, there are more camera angles for the important moments, and we can capture more reaction shots from family and friends when those important moments happen.
Q. How do you choose the music for my wedding film? By law, we are required to use licensed music for any video that we create. Unfortunately, most mainstream music you hear on the radio is not available to license. However, we have multiple resources online that offer thousands of songs where filmmakers can purchase the licenses to use for their videos. We always choose the music after the wedding so that we can hand pick a song that we feel best reflects your day and you both as a couple.