A Love Uniquely Yours // Nolan + Morgan
Amongst a world of troubles and tribulations, grows one of the most inspiring love stories you’ll ever hear. Nolan Keane was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme, a certain type of brain cancer that unfortunately grows very quickly. He was diagnosed at the age of 24 and has fought hard to beat the odds. Nolan is now 28. Living only one moment at a time, they cherish every minute...
One Exception // Bryan + Miranda
It was our second to last wedding for 2012. Going out with a bang in good ‘ol downtown Chicago… Keith and I made our way up to the windy city and arrived by early afternoon. We were to meet Bryan & Miranda at the Public Hotel while they were getting prepared to see one another for the first time. I could brag all day long about how amazing the hotel was, but when we first met...
You Are Now One // Ben + Jada
Two thousand twelve proved to be nothing shy of incredible for us. It was a year of many firsts for Keith and I. We’ve filmed alongside some pretty amazing couples to say the least… including these two lovebirds! This was our first Tennessee wedding. We ended up driving down to Memphis the night before, of course, listening to almost every Dave Ramsey show off of our phones. We love...
You're the Boss // Aleko + Kate
This was the first Greek wedding for us here at Forward Motion, and it was a blast! Aleko + Kate are an awesome couple full of jokes and laughter. You couldn’t go a conversation without someone in the bridal party cracking a joke. They were married in Chicago at a small church packed with friends and family. There was not one seat open, with people also standing up in the balcony wherever...
Partner In Love // Christopher + Rebecca
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to marry Pinterest? Well this would be it. Christopher and Rebecca are such an awesome couple. When we first received their wedding invitation, we knew this was going to be quite the crafty wedding. We showed up to film their day and I was greeted by Christopher at the door with a loud, exciting, “WELCOME! COME IN!” with one had on the...
My Love, My Life // Tyler + Breanna
Tyler & Breanna were such a wonderful couple to work with! They both were full of energy and love on their wedding day. We usually don’t pick fast-paced songs for our wedding trailers, but we wanted to fit the feeling and energy they had with music. Tyler got ready with all his groomsmen in their hotel room. Imagine 10-15 plus guys in one room, watching baseball, and a lot of things...
Dream Center Peoria :: History Makers
What an incredible event with Amy Grant this was! Dream Center Peoria is one of those places in the Central, IL that is really making a difference in this community. We’re so glad to be able to document just a small glimpse of what they do on a daily basis. Dream Center Peoria and Amy Grant joined forces to put together one incredible night to help raise money to support DCP in what...
My Purple Shoes // Frank + Beth
I’d like to introduce you to Frank & Beth… We had the honor of traveling out to Estes Park, CO to meet this wonderful couple! For anyone who has been to Estes Park, the view as you drive down the mountain with the water surrounding you, and the mountains reflecting off the water is quite breathtaking. We ended up coming back a couple days later to experience it completely. Frank...
Here We Are Today // Chris + Maureen
This shoot was a little different for us compared to our normal full day shoot. With how the day was laid out, we ended up only filming the ceremony and reception, and getting reception preps for the wedding trailer. Thankfully there was SO much detail in the reception, that we didn’t have a hard time coming up with content for their film! Chris & Maureen were married at the beautiful...
Bound So Tight // Justin + Adrianne
Where do you start with this couple… We fell in love with Justin + Adrianne ever since they sent us their invite for their wedding that included a photo of them together. We filmed a Love Story for them early this year, and got to spend some time with the two of them. At that point, we knew they were going to hold a very special place in our hearts. You can view their Love Story here:...
It Is Done // Ben + Shawna
We’ve had the honor of being a part of two of the biggest days of the Maher family’s lives. Last October, we filmed Scott and Mallory’s wedding day at the Maher Farm. You can watch their trailer here: I love this guy // Scott + Mallory. After being a part of their wedding, we fell in love with this family! They were so nice and loving. The joy between this family was so...
Bride Inspired // August
The month of August has birthed a new idea of inspiring bides. Last month, vendors from the Central Illinois area put together mock table designs, flowers, hair do’s, and wedding gowns for brides to get a taste of some wonderful and new inspiration! We, Forward Motion, have been wanting to pour back into our soon-to-be brides and those who are just looking for inspiration by making blogs...
A Moment In the Life Of... The Dakin Family
It was four years ago when Keith and I had the concept for a video just like this. In fact, four years ago I had some of these very images dancing around in my head. A day in the life of a perfect little family. A family going through life’s seasons as God directs their every move. From little ones sleeping sound in their beds, to the small twists and turns they face throughout each day. ...
A Commitment To Life // Brian + Jodi
What a fun wedding this was! After walking away from filming this full day shoot, Tiffany and I couldn’t believe how much fun this couple was. And to top it off, Brian and Jodi contacted us only ONE WEEK before their Chicago wedding! Thankfully we were able to make it work with our wedding the next day and even an engagement shoot that night in downtown Chicago. This was our first Chicago...
A Love Like Ours // Steve + Emily
The couples we meet are incredible. Emily contacted us not long before their wedding hoping we were still available, and thankfully we were. Tiffany showed me their engagement video Steve made, and we fell in love ( Watch Here ). Talk about being original! As you can already tell, Emily and Steve are one of a kind. We met with them at a local ice cream shop to talk over their wedding, and to get...
So Chic Events
Sara O’Shea has been talking with us for awhile about putting together a video for her and her business, So Chic Events. We obviously couldn’t turn down the opportunity to tell the story of her very successful business, and to get a small glimpse into what they offer for weddings and events. Sara has been in the business for a long time, and is also the founder of Behind Every Bride,...
Greenhouse // Hoerr Nursery
This blog has taken awhile to be written, but all for good reasons. We’ve been super busy these past couple months, and it’s been tough to sit down and get to our blog. Hoerr Nursery asked us to produced some online and commercial pieces. We’ve been talking since the beginning of this year figuring out all the things they want to highlight through video. A month ago we put...
Love Story // Justin + Adrianne
Justin + Adrianne are an awesome couple. Before filming their wedding later this year, we got together to film their Love Story. Justin + Adrianne both live in Chicago, so we met at his parents beautiful home here in Central, IL. We were wanting to film outside, but it was deathly cold and misty, but thankfully the weather cleared up a bit for us to get some shots outside of the couple. We...
Day 554 // Oscar + Cassie
Oscar + Cassie are quite the couple! They counted everyday, and made notes of what days special events happened. From the first day they met, the first date, the first time they said “I love you”, the proposal, and the wedding day (day 554). This was the day they’ve both been waiting for. Oscar + Cassie got married at the beautiful Imago Dei Church in Peoria, IL. with a full out...
Jared & Julie Photography // Bridals Undone
Jared & Julie Photography came to us with an idea of putting together a short & sweet video for their website highlighting a new session they’ll be offering, “Bridals Undone”. We’ve become very good friends of theirs through filming their Love Story and Wedding Trailer, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of this, too! We’ve been blessed...
The Loft Salon & Spa
We had the honor of working with Jessica Schone and all the people at The Loft Salon this month for a commercial piece. Our idea was to show a persons experience at The Loft Salon from start to finish, focusing on Jessica and her model for the day. All the other stylist and make-up artist were awesome enough to come in and be apart of the video on their day off. We started the day off getting...
Breaking it Down...
We’re at the point when we’re starting to think more about: 1. Why am I filming this shot the way I am? 2. What lens should I use? And 3. What does the image convey to the story? We’ve had plenty of time spent behind the camera, aimlessly filming whatever we see. Now we want to take it to the next step in breaking it down. I’m laying here trying to sleep, and I’m...
Minimum Three // Tim + Julie
A wedding that brought family and friends from France, England, Korea, and all over the States together to celebrate the marriage between Tim + Julie! Tim’s family flew in from Paris just a week before the wedding. His whole family, besides one of his brothers, didn’t speak any English, and now we regret not learning any French! The Ceremony was held at the beautiful Sacred Heart...
Smile. Eat. Receive
We had the honor and privilege to be a part of this years Smile. Eat. Receive. We were asked by Jeff Woods, coordinator of this event and The Dream Center Peoria to film the day. Our main goal was to capture the emotion of the event. We knew this event was going to be something great, but I think we can speak for everyone by saying it was much more than we expected. Not only were the lives of the...
Wedding Trailer :: Scott + Mallory
Scott & Mallory were married at the Harvester in Colfax, Iowa on October 15, 2011 which, of course, made for a beautiful fall backdrop. Saturday morning came quickly for the two love birds as the groomsmen prepared the future reception site outside the family farm, and Mallory and the bridesmaids got ready inside. Soon after Scott’s arrival to the house, the couple met for their first...
Wedding Trailer :: Ryan + Katie
The love of the families that surround Ryan and Katie is undeniable. You could feel the love and support from the very beginning of the day. Ryan and Katie had a beautiful wedding at the Kickapoo Creek Winery in Kickapoo, IL. They planned the wedding around a great sunset for their photo shoot with the wonderfully talented photographers, Jeff & Julia Woods of Portrait Life. From the...
Wedding Trailer :: Tyler + Stacey
The Wedding Trailer of Tyler + Stacey. Tyler and Stacey got married at the Kickapoo Creek Winery in Kickapoo, IL. and we had the privilege of being apart of their entire wedding day. Enjoy! - Forward // Motion Photographer: Pam Cooley Photography Location: Kickapoo Creek Winery, Kickapoo, IL. Song: “Breakable” - Ingrid Michaelson
Pam Cooley Photography :: Engagement Shoot
If we were to describe Pam Cooley in one word, it would be impossible. She’s fun, energetic, sweet, passionate and one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. And a blast to work with! We had the honor of tagging along with Pam and her assistant, Sharon Guillotte out on Grandview Drive in Peoria, IL for one of her engagement shoots this week. The idea was to create a video that...
How could we resist these two? Jared & Julie are one of the most sweetest, outgoing and good looking couples we’ve met! A few weeks prior to their wedding we decided to get together to do a “Love Story” video for them to display before their ceremony. We found ourselves at a few special locations filming interviews and getting to know the...
Brad + Samantha // Video | Stills