Testimonials (our 'Thank You' box)

We're very proud of the services we provide, and nothing feels better than to have a client take the extra time to write us thank you letters (and even Christmas cards!) praising our service. We've actually had clients call for our availability and then decide upon their wedding date to coincide - what an absolute honor! **Please click HERE to 'hear' a testimonial for yourself!

Here are some recent comments from our 'Thank You' bin:

Shawn,


We just had a chance to look at the video two nights ago, and it was AMAZING! We were both commenting that it was the best money we spent on a vendor and we're extremely happy with how it turned out. You captured a lot of the details that were missing in our photography, including shots of Graham during the first look. We would definitely be thrilled to act as a reference.

June, 2009

Hi Shawn,


Thanks again for checking. Yes, we got the videos - it was absolutely stunning... We loved the slow motion of Sara coming down the stairs to the aisle, and the highlights at the end - thanks for a great job capturing Sara's special day!! The quality is so clear and brilliant!

Mother of the Bride (repeat family customer) - October 2008

Hi Shawn,


We truly loved every minute of the video. It brought back all the emotions and sensations from that day. The picutre and quality is outstanding. Thank you so much for all that you have done for us! We would also like to let you know that you are more than welcome to use any part for your website or demos. We will also highly recommend you to anyone we come across who is in need of a videographer. We will call you to arrange an HD viewing for BluRay as well. Have yourself a Merry Christmas!

October 2008

Hey Shawn,

Thanks so much for your email and your phone call yesterday.  Happy New Year to you, too!  We're really glad you enjoyed the Christmas card.  We sure loved sending them out.

I know you've been anxious to see how we liked the video, and I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you.  We absolutely loved the video.  It was such a wonderful, professional production and we are thrilled to have had you capture it. 

We have all of our paper thank you notes typed, but we are still working on finishing them up to send out.  I went ahead and pasted what we're planning to send to you, and you are welcome to use that as a reference for your future customers.  Here is what we're planning to send you:


"Dear Shawn,
 
Thank you so much for the extremely professional service you provided.  You did a beautiful job capturing our wedding.  You came to us highly recommended and you have certainly lived up to those expectations.  Many of our guests were very impressed by your professionalism and the quality of your video equipment.  The quality of the video, sound, and editing was amazing and we are extremely pleased.  You compiled a wonderful production, and we are brought to tears of joy every time we watch it.  It was such a pleasure to work with you and we are so appreciative that you did such an extraordinary job preserving our wedding day on film.

Sincerely,

Scott and Emily Lux" 



Thanks again for checking in with us.  We definitely plan on dropping your name when other people are looking for a videographer
!

September 2008

Shawn,


It was so nice to meet you last month! I just wanted to say thank you for your hard work. If the finished product is anything like the footage you showed us at the wedding, then they will be in awe! I hope to work with you again soon!

Wedding Coordinator - September 2008

Shawn,


I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know both my Mom and Marvin watched the video tonight.  They both had outstanding remarks on your work.  Both loved the second camera angle in the ceremony.  They both thought you did a great job on the video.  This is a great memory we and our families will cherish for many years to come!

August 2008

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the call yesterday... we LOVE the video and our parents do too. Thanks so much again for giving us something we will always have to remember our special day.

August 2008

Hi Shawn,
We got to watch the video last night.  It is amazing!  You did a fabulous job on getting all of the special moments!  Thanks again for your work, we will treasure the video and memories forever.
I will be sure to recommend you to anyone getting married...  It was a pleasure working with you!

July 2008

Shawn, I meant to write you earlier... The video is fantastic! We gave a copy each to our parents and they loved it as well. Thanks so much! I don't think we need any more copies as of right now, but we will definitely remmber that you have it if we need more and if (or when) we go the Blu-ray route. We really loved the video and we really appreciated working with you as well. Thanks for making it all so easy for us! You will definitely be highly recommended by us! Thanks again !

June 2008 (3 time repeat family customer)

Hey Shawn,


We just watched the DVD yesterday with my Dad and hid girlfriend.  WOW!!!!!!  The work that you did was unbelievable.  I had really high expectations form seeing your other videos, but I was blown away with your work.  I know you put a lot of time in to this and I want to say thank you.  You caught moments that I had totally forgotten.  The details that you put in before and after the ceremony blew me away.  I could not be happier. I cannot wait to see the full HD Blu-Ray version, it will just rock!  All i can really say now is WOW.  If you ever need a testimonial let me know and I will give you nothing but the best.  Thanks, you gave me the best gift I could have ever asked for...

Thanks again!

May 2008

Hi Shawn!

First, I apologize for not being able to get back with you sooner.

You did a FABULOUS job! You REALLY went above & behond what we were asking for! We had full faith from our very first meeting that you would be the perfect person to fulfill our needs. Not only to perform the work needed, but as an individual, it was such a pleasure to have you at our wedding & reception! We were not only seeking professionals to document our special day, but also people we considered friends :-D whom we felt most comfortable to be around.

So.... Thank You - Thank You - for all your hard work; Creating a shorter version of our Hindi Wedding, Recording our special day & bringing it to video for later viewing, All the 'behind the scenes' running around that you do before, during, & after the day, AND for helping us be more at ease the day of.


May 2008

Hi Shawn,


I was wondering if you still have 9/20/08 available for videography services.  To be honest, I have been looking around for slightly cheaper options, but I have yet to come across anyone offering anywhere near the same quality that you have.  If you are available, I'd like to continue discussion about options for your services.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

May 2008

Shawn,

Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us on our wedding day. The video was a huge hit during cocktail hour. And then there is the video of the day... I'm just speechless, it so perfectly capture the joys of the day. Thank you so very much!

 

March 2008

Dear Shawn,

We would like to thank you for your most professional work. The video is super, and we loved watching it over and over. All the best to you and your business progress.

 

March 2008

Shawn,

We're interested in your Intro Gold package -- coverage for the ceremony -- our budget is tight, but we still want the best !

 

Received February 2008

Shawn,

Happy New Year! I wanted to let you know Eric and I watched the wedding video a while back. We loved it! It was so great and we really enjoyed watching all of the moments we missed and to just see our day from a different perspective. Thank you for doing such a great job capturing our special day.

We can't tell you how much we love it!

 

October 2007

Hi Shawn,

Mike and I wanted to sincerly thank you for a beautiful job with the video! We absolutely LOVE it! It is so wonderful to have so many great memories captured. It is amazing how much you can miss on that day, but the video just helps us to cherish it all :)

Thank you again!!!

 

October 2007

Shawn,

The video is AWE-SOME! You did such a fantastic job - We love it! It's absolutely perfect... Thank you so much for everything. We're very impressed, and we can't thank you enough for putting so much work into it.

 

September 2007


Shawn,

I'm glad that you called - I was actually going to call you today... We loved the video. Everything you did and everything about it was excellent. Actually, we watched it again yesterday. The picture is so clear! It is just great being taken back to the events and those special moments. We were very happy, and very impressed with you. Thank you again.

 

September 2007

subject: VIDEO!!!
Shawn,

I loved the video ....until I saw the end/recap - and that was AMAZING!!!! The best part! Thank you so much! This is all I have... between you and Mark (Romine)... you guys were wonderful. Thank you again.

 

September 2007

Shawn,

We absolutely loved the video!! It is such a great keepsake and I cried watching it because it brought back so many great memories. It's amazing to think that you got all that footage and we didn't even notice you were there. You did an excellent job. Thanks again for putting a clip of me on the website. That was very nice and no one has ever done that before!!! =) I was really excited when you told me! Additionally, I will be sure to recommend you to all of my friends who are getting married and want a videographer. Thank you so much again for all of the great work! =)

 

June 2007

Hi Shawn -

Yes, we watched our DVD last night and loved it! We both laughed and I cried, too! Jamie did enjoy the 'Biblical' part and another moment you caught as we were getting pictures with the whole wedding party - I had adjusted my hair and he proceeded to mimick me. I just went to my friend's wedding and she was still upset after having problems with her video guy that was new. So thanks a million!! We are more than pleased!!! I am sending the other copies off to our parents tomorrow!


June 2007

Hi Shawn,

What an amazing videographer you are. When Joe and I started the planning for the wedding, we didn't think too much about having the entire day filmed. After talking with several married couples, we continued to hear how fast the day will go by, and how much we would miss. That was all we needed to decide to have the day filmed.

Even though we both made a conscious effort to pay attention to as much of the day as we could, it was amazing how much we really missed, or had forgotten about. After watching the video, we were able to relive the best day of both of our lives.

Shawn, you and your gift to us will always be a part of our lives. We cherish this gift, and will be eternally grateful. Thank you for capturing our love and passion on film.


May 2007

Shawn,

I'm glad you contacted me - I was just about to email you! I love the video. I have watched it like 10 times already...haha. Everyone else who has watched it, thought it was spectacular as well. I was so bummed when the wedding day was over because it was one of the best days of my life. But with the video I can relive that day anytime I want. Thank you for all your hard work and effort to produce such a great memory! You were great to work with and I will recommend you anytime I can! Thanks again!!

I would like to order one more DVD copy of the video for sure. If I need anymore I will let you know.

Thanks again and keep up the great work!!


May 2007

Shawn,

I had to tell you that I had a number of guests say 'Wow, that's a real video guy - you can just tell it's going to be awesome'. Thanks again for your professionalism, attention to everything during the day, and just the way you care about everything you do - it was awesome that we found you!


April 2007

Shawn,

My fiancee and I are getting married in Bloomington. Back in August 2001, you did my sister's wedding. My mom still raves about you to whomever she talks to that may or may not be planning a wedding. In fact, my cousin is getting married in September and plans to contact you. Your talent, creativity, and professionalism is really outstanding. That is why I am contacting you today...do you have the date above available? Any other information you can provide me would be appreciated.

Received January 2007

Hi Shawn -

Josh and I think the video is absolutely fabulous!!! I have watched it several times. My mom has watched it a million times. Really wonderful how you dubbed in the actual music in the beginning and the editing was really wonderful. I LOVE the slow motion. You timed everything beautifully and I just cannot thank you enough for your professionalism, your intuitiveness and flexibility. I just cannot tell you enough how much having this video means to me, Josh and our families, so thank you. Also, thank you for thinking of my soloist/friend who didn't make it from Denver. It has been very emotional for us, but the extra complimentary video helped greatly.

Wedding Client - December 2006

Hi Shawn,
We just wanted to thank you again for the awesome job you did on the video! We absolutely LOVE every bit of it! We know our wedding was more difficult for you to shoot, but it does not show at all in the video, we barely knew you were there! My mom and I were just saying "gosh we are so glad we decided to have the videographer, we would have been sick with out this memory!" You're the best! Thanks again!

Wedding Client - August 2006

We absolutely LOVE OUR VIDEO!! If you need a reference, please don't hesitate to call us. My sister-in-law hired someone to do her wedding 6 weeks after ours and she was not happy with the finished product. He said he had 2 camera's to film her wedding. Well, technically he did. One he was holding and the other was on a tripod. The finished product looked like it was on a tripod the entire service. She saw our video and loved it, but will not let me view hers. She didn't want to spend the money one a quality videographer like we did. She said it was a waste of money. Apparently not!! It was well worth the dollars we spent on it. Your video brings me back to the most wonderful day of my life. Thank you for making this possible for us.

Anyway, the reason for my email is I was wondering if you could help me out. I can see at the end of our video that you have still shots. Are you able to put those on a disk or a PDF and email them to me on a disk.? If you are able to do this, let me know what the cost to me would be. If you are able to do this for me, this is what I'd like....

Kissing in front of the Unity Candle during the service
Good Bubbles shot after the service
Kissing after we cut the cake
Good shot of me and my Dad dancing

My Photographer was great, but missed just about every important shot, and I'm not sure why. We had 2 of them taking the pictures..??

Thanks again!

Wedding Client - August 2006

Shawn, the wedding video is incredible. Thank you for capturing all our special moments.

Wedding Client - June 2006

Hi Shawn... I just wanted to say I just got the video in the mail from my Mom and I can't stop watching it - I love it so much, it's absolutely beautiful, it's perfect. I mean it's just amazing - it brought tears to my eyes... I just want to thank you so much - I love it, I love it, I love it, I love it... it's really really neat. Thank you so much for your hard work and I really appreciate it. The video is just amazing. Thank you again - I hope to talk to you soon.

**Please click HERE to hear the actual phone message.

Wedding Client - May 2006

Shawn, we absolutely loved the video! Thank you for the level of excellence we saw in it. It wasn't "cheesy", and it seemed to capture the day as if through the eyes of one of the guests. THANK YOU...

Our parent (all three sets of them) will be thrilled with it, as we were.

Continued blessings on your work!

Wedding Client - April 2006

Shawn, the wedding video is FABULOUS! Thank you so much for your quality of work, your professionalism and....we just enjoyed having you there! You seem like a person we would love to be friends with! We ALL said that! They are so precious and will give us years of memories!!

Wedding Client - November 2005

"Hi, this is Tammy Reed, you did the Sean & Danielle McNally wedding September 10th, and I just wanted to say that I've just seen the video for the first time and it was awesome. I really am impressed with what you guys did. I will definitely be recommending you to anybody that is getting married because you are really great at what you do. Thank you again for all of your hard work and all of the professionalism that you'd shown during this day - I appreciate it very much. (This is their Mom) Thanks."

**Please click HERE to hear the actual phone message.

Wedding Client - September 2005

"Hi Shawn,

Thanks for following up to make sure we received the wedding video - we indeed received it, and as you can imagine, watched immediately! We absolutely loved your work, especially the ending with Sean twirling me. It was a great way to end (the DVD), and our video will truly be the one piece we will always want to watch to re-live our wonderful day.

It was great!

Thanks again for all your hard work. It certainly paid off in our eyes!

Wedding Client - September 2005

Shawn, yes, we got the package last night and we were in tears watching it! You totally exceeded my expectations! And thank you so much for the stills—so far my favorite pictures I’ve seen of the whole weekend. The CD’s of the ceremony music are great, too. Here’s my testimonial you can use:

"As a TV news anchor and former “one-man band” reporter, I know quality shooting when I see it. Through his lens, Shawn captured the essence of my wedding weekend perfectly and in multi-media fashion. The high quality shot and edited video showcases everything from the flower girls putting on their halos to my husband and me whispering to one another on the dance floor. Shawn’s eye for sequence and presentation allows him to produce a documentary-style piece that moves at a pace sure to keep your family and friends from being bored with the clips you’ll want to watch time and time again."

Sincerely,

Tara Thomas - Anchor/Reporter

Wedding Client - July 2005

"I just watched the photo collage and recap video and I have one word for you...AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE IT!!! I started crying immediately and by the time the song ended I was balling...That butterfly footage is absolutely amazing...that made me cry even more knowing it was in honor of our grandmothers, mine of which loved butterflies. The black and white at the end is AWESOME!! You couldn't have done a better job editing and Cheryl couldn't have done a better job shooting!! Thank you both so much...I'm sure you will hear from me again as I have just gotten into the video. :-D

(3 hrs. later...)

Hi Shawn...well its nearly 3:30 in the morning and I just finished watching the video AGAIN. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the video! Its nothing short of amazing and well worth the money!!! I am 110% happy with everything you have done for us and I extremely appreciate that! Hopefully we will continue to stay in touch...

Thanks again for EVERYTHING! "

Wedding Client - July 2005

"Dear Shawn, Carl and I wanted to extend our deepest thanks for all of your hard work with our wedding video. It really turned out fantastic and I know we'll get a lot of enjoyment out of it. You did a great job with all of the special touches. It was a pleasure working with you and we will give our highest recommendation to anyone looking for a videographer."

Wedding Client - July 2005

"Shawn, I have to tell you, when you called to tell us that the production was completed I was a bit concerned as it seemed like it was such a short time that had passed. Many thanks for such a speedy and professional service. The video was fantastic, the quality superior, and we all love it. I never would have guessed that you could edit cameras so effectively and in such little time and give it such emotion. Thank you for all of your attention during the day, and for working (as you said) 'non-stop' until it's completion. There is no mystery as to why we hired you, and we all enjoy this production as a result. Thank you again very much!"

Wedding Client - July 2005

"Shawn - Thank you so much! We were thrilled with the video and everyone that has seen it absolutely loves it! We couldn't believe how quickly it was ready for us, and how much footage there was. We loved all of the 'little things' & 'special places' you shot, and the clarity of the picture and sound was just outstanding. We didn't expect it to be this good - you were standing so far away! Many people want a copy for themselves. I'll call you when we're ready for another bundle of copies! Thanks so much - you are a true professional. Fine job!"

Wedding Client - July 2005

"Thanks again Shawn for the magnificent job you did hosting & DJing at the Wedding! You have a very professional way about you and you're such a pleasant person to work with. I have received many compliments on your behalf. I wish you much success in your future endeavors! PS: The music was awesome! Everyone said the photo show was most moving and I discovered many friends & family teared up thru the showing! You should be very proud of the work you do!"

Wedding Client - June 2005

"I never thought that a DJ/MC could have talent - but you really have talent. You were so natural in making the party happen. Everyone said they had a blast. Thanks for making everything so much fun!"

Wedding Client - May 2005

"Shawn, I just want to make sure I hire your team for our wedding. You are known as the best and that is what I want to preserve these delicate memories"

Request for July Availability (and now July client) - January 2005

"Shawn,

Thank you SO MUCH for all of the time you spent making our wedding video so wonderful....WE LOVE IT!!! I raced home as fast as I could to watch it, and I certainly was not disappointed. We've already watched the video several times with friends and family and everyone agrees that you exceeded all of our expectations. Each time I watch it, I discover some detail that I didn't see the time before!

In addition to producing an excellent video, you were FANTASTIC to work with. Your customer service skills are unparalleled, which is extremely important when you’re trying to plan a large wedding. I’ve already began singing your praises to my friends and family. My sister is getting married next summer (I have 5 siblings), so I’m sure she will be contacting you soon. If you ever need a reference, feel free to use my name.

Thanks again!"

Wedding Client - January 2005

"Hi, the video was awesome! You did a great job! We were very impressed with the Recap and thought that the song matched up beautifully with the video. If you need any referrals, please send them our way. It was fun to work with you and the finished video is superb!

Thanks for everything Shawn! We were definitely impressed!"

Wedding Client - December 2004

"Dear Shawn, We finally were able to view your work on Saturday, and we were thrilled with the trasures you 'unlocked' for us. Thank you very much!"

Client - December 2004

"Hi Shawn. Yes, we got a chance to watch the videos and they were great. You did a great job! We forgot about all the fun and funny moments, and I'm glad you were there to catch them. I was also glad and surprised that the music came in so well. I was thinking to myself it would have been nice to just have a recording of the music itself, and then there you provided it! Yes, we're good with all of the copies for now, thanks for taking care of us with everything. Great job!"

Wedding Client - November 2004

"We had a video premier yesterday! Everyone loved it and thought it was put together very well.

Thanks Shawn for showing the little things that went on at the wedding that a lot of us didn't get to see, and then putting it together so well. I knew it would be a beautiful remembrance piece of Brit and Jen as well as for us."

Wedding Client - November 2004

"Hi Shawn,

Thank you so much for the wonderful effort you put into our wedding video. We just love it and can't stop watching it. The first night we received it, I watched 3 times and Doug watched it twice. It just brought back all those memories. When you don't get to see the first 15 minutes of the wedding, it's nice to be able to watch the things you missed. You just never know how your video will turn out and I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job you did. You had to deal with the dark sanctuary, due to the candlelit wedding, and you couldn't have done a better job. Again everything was wonderful. THANK YOU!!!

Cheryl was a delight to work with. She did a fabulous job with the video footage. She was extremely friendly and everyone commented on what a wonderful job she did. She was even able to capture those "natural" moments of both our parents. We think everything turned out perfect and you couldn't have done it any better.
We just wanted to thank you and Cheryl for everything the two of you have put into our wedding day. Everything turned out fabulous and we are honored to have her there on our special day. Thank you for capturing our wedding so that we will be able to enjoy watching it for the rest of our lives. If you need a reference, please give them our names!!! Anyone and everyone that goes with you, will be very pleased.

Thanks again!"

Wedding Client - November 2004

"Hey Shawn. Thanks for your call. We received the videos and we loved them. You did an awesome job. It was excellent footage, and the video is excellent. We're happy to serve as a reference if you need one. Thanks again for everything. "

Wedding Client - October 2004

"I'm sorry I didn't get back to you right away. We've been traveling a lot
the last few months. We are very happy with the video. My dad, who
was a skeptic about wedding videos from the beginning, even stated that the
quality of picture and sound was great, and especially for such a large,
dark church. (Getting compliments from my dad is not common). But also, we
got a lot of compliments about you at the wedding and reception from other
guests.

You were the best and easiest person to work with when it came to planning
the wedding, and I appreciate your devotion to your work. It was very
obvious to me how much you enjoy your work and with the utmost attention to
details too!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and from our
families who also love the video and will watch it years to come with tears
of joy in our eyes! (-;

Wedding Client - September 2004

"Shawn! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!! We all love the video!! It is wonderful!!! I have already watched it 4 times. We are watching it again at Christmas with everyone. :)
I just absolutely love it!! Thanks for all your hard work and time. I have already been recommending you to my friends that are engaged!!! Have a great day!"

Wedding Client - September 2004

"Shawn - Everyone we spoke with during the planning (the photographer, the banquet hall, coordinator, and even our musicians) said that they work with you all of the time, and that you're simply 'The Best' - they were so right! We absolutely love the videos - everytime we watch them, I feel like we're re-living the day again. My daughter loved the final production, and the collages at the reception, and we all appreciated how professional you and your team were. We have one more daughter to go, and we will definitely use you again when it's her time. You are a very talented man."

Wedding Client - August 2004

"Shawn, thanks very much for your call. The video was awesome! My parents loved it, we loved it, and it's been watched a lot already. After 2 weeks, I think I've seen it 'willingly' all the way through twice, and watched it 'unwillingly' another three times as she still seems to have it on a lot :) Thanks again for your business, and we'll definitely recommend you to everyone looking for your services."

Wedding Client - August 2004

"Shawn, I know you and your crew had a lot of equipment at the ceremony, but we didn't even notice your presence. We appreciate how professional you all were from rehearsal to reception - and I'm glad that after a detailed search, we found you. Viewing the ceremony footage during the cocktail hour was a nice touch, and the guests really enjoyed the photo collage. If anyone would ever like a testimonial or has any doubt in booking your services, please have them call me. You are 'Top Notch'".

Wedding Client - August 2004

"Dear Shawn, I can honestly say you are by far the nicest person we met throughout the wedding process. You just have a really nice way about you & you do really, really nice work. You made us look so good! We will always cherish our wedding video. Thank you for all your hard work".

Wedding Client - July 2004

"Hi Shawn,

We did get all of the videos yesterday. It is just great. I'm going to watch it again tonight, since I got home late yesterday and we ended up watching it around midnight - so I want to give it my full attention. I love the collage of the clips at the end with the music. I could watch a whole video of just that. And I'm so glad I got the multi-cam for the Church - that was great to have so many different angles.

I do have a question/favor. Not sure if you could do this or how much time it takes for you, but unfortunately the photographer did not get a picture of my mom and dad coming down the aisle, nor did he get the priest and all the altar servers (who are all my cousins). My mom is pretty bummed she doesn't get a picture of her in that moment. I was just curious how hard it is for you to freeze a frame of these 2 groups. Basically, just as straight on a shot that you can get of my mom and dad and then of the priest and kids. Then you could email them to me and I could get them in print. Let me know if you think this is possible. (*Note from Shawn - Yes, we can certainly provide these frames)

I do love the video and I know that you worked hard on it. Can't wait to share it with everyone. I'll be watching it for years to come."

Wedding Client - July 2004

"Dear Shawn,
You are awesome! Never could we have found a videographer to match your caliber. Having a broadcast production background I understood how important it was to have someone involved who really knows what they're doing. Throughout the whole process; the pre-wedding interview, rehearsal and our wedding day you were fun to work with. I'm so glad we chose Renaissance Audio/Video, for you incorporated elements into our final product that makes it fun for everyone to watch. If anyone doesn't choose you, they're crazy. My family especially was pleased with your talents, professionalism and your sense of humor. You've become a household name! Thank you Shawn, you're the best!!!"

Wedding Client (second note!) - July 2004

**Note from Shawn - this client has a vast production background, and was very specific in her requests. After many meetings & pre-production sessions, we actually created a custom package for them, which is now listed for everyone in our packages as videography package #4 (click here). We are honored to have had her friendship and insight, and are infinitely proud that she is so happy with the final production. Thank you Sarah!

"Shawn, You are incredible! If anyone doesn't choose your services, it's their loss. You are the best!! Thank you for giving us (me) patience and numerous free hours of work...it didn't go unnoticed. As a broadcast production major in college, I've decided only people with a video background or people directly related to the bride and groom truly appreciate work that goes into recaps and the video itself. Everytime I watch our video I think of something different to say....I still look back on that day and can't believe it's really me. You are amazing Shawn, and I believe you are the best around. Thank you for everything. I won't let anyone I know choose anyone else. I am blessed to call you my videographer, and I hope, my friend. Keep in touch.

Wedding Client - July 2004

"Shawn, I've got a funny story. After we booked some time ago, I was going through some old notes of mine, and I found a Renaissance business card you had given to me at a friend's wedding 5 years ago (we've obviously been planning things for a while)! I had simply scribbled on the back "Very Good!". I'm so glad I ran across it, and that we ultimately booked you and your services. We really look forward to your work at our daughter's wedding. Thanks again!".

Wedding Client - received July 2004

"Dear Shawn, We want you to know how very much we appreciate Renaissance Video being a Major Sponsor of the Great Plains LIFE Foundation Annual 20 Stars for LIFE. What a difference you made to the atmosphere of the whole affair! The video was spectacular, and we especially liked the addition of the sponsors and added photos! As you know, it's thanks to businesses and individuals like you, the event was a tremendous success. And, best of all, the funds generated will help make a difference in lives of local children and adults here in our community.

We are very proud of this year's program, and have received rave reviews on its content and quality. We hope that you too will feel just as proud to have been numbered among such a caring and prestigious group of Major sponsors.

Once again, thank you for your support. The role you play in this program and your friendship means more than you can begin to know. With your continued support, we're already anticipating great things in 2005!"

Corporate Client - July 2004

"Shawn, we're halfway through the video, and I had to stop and tell how awesome it is. I knew it was going to be good - but this is just fantastic, and there is so much footage! I swear, you're the only vendor we didn't have any disappointments or issues with - I'm not kidding, you were great! I still have friends and family talking about how you were 'everywhere', but how professional and discreet you were. I know you know we looked around, and we are so happy we booked with you. My friend had such horror stories to tell about her wedding vendors, and because of you I have nothing but smiles! Thanks for everything you did, and everything you do - we are going to tell absolutely everyone about you!"

Wedding Client - July 2004

"Shawn - everyone has been talking about you, and how awesome it was seeing the multi-cam footage at the reception. You were really a huge part of the day - and our guests just loved the photo-video collage - the groom actually cried during the presentation - did you see him! We could tell you love what you do, and that you worked very hard the whole day to make us happy. Thanks again for everything - we think you're superb! "

Wedding Client - July 2004

"Shawn - we couldn't believe how quickly you got our video back to us. It was wonderful! I feel like I've already watched it 20 million times, especially the funny parts. Everyone has watched it, and they all felt that it was perfect. We're very content with the numerous copies we have for now, and thanks for keeping the backup copy in your library for safe keeping. I'll say 'Hi' to everyone from you - Thanks again for everything."

Wedding Client - June 2004

"Thanks for the great job you did putting together the photo video and the wedding & reception video. We had so many compliments on the photo collage. Also, everyone we talked to loved the selection of music you played at the reception. We had some of our older guests stay till the very end!!

Thanks so much!"

Wedding Client - June 2004

"Dear Shawn, I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with your videography & video-jockey services. I saw glimpses of the wedding video during the reception. It looked great & I'm anxious to see the whole thing. The reception was great! I was so pleased that people were dancing until the end. I know it's because of how you sequenced the songs & varied the music for the crowd. We got a lot of good comments about you. Thanks a bunch!"

Mother of the Bride - June 2004

"Shawn - Thanks again for all of your work, and how quickly you got everything back to us. We loved the video - it's the most professional thing I've seen done, and others who saw it said the same. There were so many things you captured that we missed, or that we didn't even know happened. We will highly recommend you to everyone - seriously, feel free to pass our name along to use us as a reference. Also, please put us down for 6 more DVD copies. Thanks again so much. It was all very well worth it!"

Wedding Client - May 2004

"Shawn... I got home at 11 and we stayed up til 2 a.m. watching the videos...they are so good...I would take these videos over our wedding photos any day...I think I thought I was the star or something... Thanks for everything! If you need anything... reference, people to call us, etc. - it's yours. I wish we could do more for you... Thanks a million - we loved it!"


Wedding Client - April 2004

"Hi Shawn! We saw you at a wedding last July do both the multi-camera videography, as well as the Video-Jockey service at the reception. I told my husband 'We have to have that guy and his voice!' I am so looking forward to having you perform at my daughter's wedding. Believe me, I am spreading the good word about you! See you in June '05!"

Wedding Client - January 2004

"Shawn, The video was awesome!! I'm sure I'll be watching it over and over and over again....it's so fun to actually see the things I didn't notice that day. You did a great job and were so easy to work with....I would recommend you in a heartbeat, but it sounds like you don't really need any help!! Anyway, thank you for everything....you captured our incredible day just the way we wanted, and we'll have that forever.....just awesome!! Again, thanks so much and good luck with everything in the new year!"

Wedding Client - December 2003

"Everyone had asked me all night who the nice man behind the camera was - I just smiled and said: "That's Shawn... :)" Everything went off without a hitch - it was an awesome evening, and you were an enormous part of it. We so enjoyed the video, and we truly appreciate your extra effort during your family holiday to fulfill last minute requests for ours. You were awesome, and I guarantee, we will recommend you to everyone!"

Wedding Client - November 2003

"We didn't like the video - we LOVED it! Are you kidding?... it was incredible, superb, wonderful - I swear, it's been a week and we've watched it at least 5 times. My family was so impressed with your equipment and the final video- they said they've never seen anything like it. We'd like to order your 'family duplication bundle' of 3 additional DVD's and 3 VHS tapes so we can pass them around. Thanks again for everything!

Wedding Client - November 2003

"Hi Shawn... The wedding video was Wonderfull!!! We were finally able to sit down Saturday night and watch it - yes, we really did enjoy re-living the day! Seeing (the groom) pace at the back of the church beforehand cracked me up as well! I think we may order 1 more DVD copy. Thanks again... you did a wonderful job, and I'll definitely recommend you to others in the future!"

-Wedding Client - October 2003

"The video was great! The photos at the beginning and the end were so great...I actually watched them twice! It was so funny to see the testimonials at the end too, we didn't even notice that they were being done! Thanks for all your help and for the great job!


-Wedding Client - October 2003

"Shawn, We so appreciate the wonderful wedding video. The coverage was fantastic, and everyone wants their own copy after watching. We'd like to order 6 more VHS tapes! You'll be happy to know, that (the mother of the groom) wants you to shoot her next son's wedding again next May. Thanks again so much!"

-Wedding Client - October 2003

"The video of the kids is great! Excellent sound and image quality. We're very pleased! I'm mailing the DVD off to the kids today. I'll get back to you ASAP about duplication. Thanks for everything, Shawn. You're great to work with.

-Geoff Hughes - Professional Bloomington Photographer (Daughter's Wedding) - August 2003

"Shawn, yes, the videos arrived, and we got to watch everything last night. We enjoyed all of the footage, and the photo still on the front cover is very cute. Our guests really enjoyed the collages and ceremony footage at the reception! We'd like to order one more DVD. Great job!"


-Wedding Client - August 2003

"Shawn, thanks for calling us to check on us. Yes! We are very pleased with the videos! We took the bundle down last week to view with the newlyweds, and we all enjoyed the footage again as a group. You were great to work with, and the quality was superb. Thanks again for everything - we will definitely spread the word about you and your work!"


-Wedding Client - July 2003

"I just saw the video, you did an awesome job!!!! The childhood photos at the reception were a BIG hit. Everyone commented on them. There were a few vendors that exceeded my expectations - and you were one of them. Thanks for capturing and editing my day so I have a wonderful memento. One of my bridesmaids is having a wedding video screening for me tonight - I look forward to seeing the video again. I would like to order 2 additional copies. Thanks again!"


-Wedding Client (second note!)- July 2003

"Shawn - You did an AWESOME job! My guests were so impressed with the video screen playback of the ceremony and the childhood photos! You and your team were unobtrusive and you didn't bother the nervous bride with anything. Thanks for the extra tapes - my parents were thrilled. Please accept the extra money for the great job :) Thank you!"


-Wedding Client - July 2003

" Thank you so much for helping to make our reception so much fun! We have received many compliments from guests on you as the "DJ/VJ"! We're looking so forward to seeing the final videos. Thank you!"


-Wedding Client - July 2003

"The videos were great! In my wildest dreams, I didn't think they would be that good. Thank you so much for making our special day that much more spectacular. I hope the rest of your summer goes well and thank you again!"


-Wedding Client - June 2003

"We watched the video and we are very pleased. We think it turned out fantastic and we want to thank you for the excellent job you did. Thanks again!"


-Wedding Client - June 2003

"It was really nice working with you Shawn. Both services were excellent. A number of guests commented on how they enjoyed watching the multi-camera footage during dinner at the reception, and everyone enjoyed the photo collages and dancing. My wife says you need to consider raising your prices for all the work you do - I agree! Thanks again!"


-Wedding Client - May 2003


"What can I say??? The video was WONDERFUL!!! It captured every moment we wanted to remember forever. The altar was so far away from where you were standing, but the video looked like you were right in front of us. If you ever need any recommendations or referrals, just have them call me. It was well worth it in the end. We were just in shock how fantastic it was. You are the best videographer ever! Have a wonderful weekend!!"


-Wedding Client - May 2003

"Thanks for all your tips as to how to produce a wedding video. Your expertise, experience and advice has helped me grow as a wedding and event videographer. After consulting with you, I realize how challenging it can be to produce a first class video! Thanks again for assisting me in getting my wedding & event video business off the ground!"


-Riverside Productions, Appleton, MN

"Hi Shawn! We loved it! We're absolutely 100% satisfied & we really appreciate all the hard work that you did with the D.J. & the Videography. Thanks for calling us to see if we were happy - we are! We've already watched it 5 times - we so enjoy it. Thanks again!"


-Wedding Client - April 2003

"Where do I start! Thank you so much for creating such wonderful wedding memories for (us)! The ceremony footage, collage, and the reception were all amazing! You truly have a gift, and it was wonderful working with you. You made the day so memorable for us, as well as our families and friends. We will treasure the wonderful keepsake always. Thanks again!"


-Wedding Client - (received March 2003)

"The DVD was awesome. Thank you. I was thinking of getting a video for the entire wedding party. I want 7 DVDs and 3 VHS. Thanks Again!"


-Wedding Client - March 2003

"Shawn, everyone was so impressed with the video, they wanted their own copy! We are waiting to hear back from the family, but thus far, I know that we need more 3 DVD's and 3 VHS. Thanks again for everything!"


-Corporate Client - February 2003

"Shawn - Thanks again for everything. You did a fantastic job as usual!"


-Corporate Client - December 2002

"Thank you so much for everything you did on Saturday for our wedding. It was great! We had quite a few compliments about you and what you did! We were very happy. Thanks again, Shawn!!"


-Wedding Client - November 2002

"The committee members would like to thank you for your involvement in our showcase. The event was an incredible success. Shawn, we appreciate the creativity you put into our audio and visual needs. You took care of the little things we tend to forget about and we thank you for that. We look forward to working with you at next year's event!"

-Corporate Client - August 2002

"We wanted to thank you for everything! The Video footage was wonderful. We enjoyed every minute of it. The picture memory video at our reception was absolutely beautiful too. It was a lot of fun to work with you. You helped make our wedding memorable! You're awesome! Thank you so much!"

-Wedding Client - July 2002

"We absolutely loved it! Thanks again for all your hard work on this! It's definitely a wonderful thing to remind us of our special day. Oh yes, our guests were completely 'WOWED" by your work. Pat yourself on the back for that one. And you KNOW I will be passing along your name to any prospective brides looking for an awesome videographer! Thanks again for EVERYTHING!"

-Wedding Client - March 2002

"Thank you for your part in the wonderful wedding celebration. The mix of music was perfect, and we so enjoyed the video! I am watching the video over and over."

-Wedding Client - December 2001

"The wedding video is just wonderful. The quality was superior. You were great to work with and it seemed you went out of your way to please us. Thank you again!"

-Wedding Client - September 2001

"I just wanted to take a moment to say "Thanks" for the video. It is really great! You did an awesome job, and I was just blown away by it. Thanks again Shawn, the tape was incredible."

-Wedding Client - September 2001

"Thank you again for another great job! We had some GREAT feedback on how well everyone could see! We sure hope (our show) expands, so we will have big screens and (multiple) cameras in every room! Great job!"

-Corporate Client - August 2001

"Thanks for making our wedding such a memorable day! The best reception in the history of weddings!"

-Wedding Client - July 2001

"(We) can't thank you enough for all you did to make our wedding and reception perfect. We decided that no other reception even comes close to being as fantasic as ours was. You put so much time & care into everything you do, that the end result was spectacular! All of our guests just loved the video. Thank you for all you did for (us). We greatly appreciate it & we will cherish those memories forever!"

-Wedding Client - October 2000