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Peter Chung

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

New Month, New Blog, New Website

I've been working on designing my website for a while now and it just happened that it went live today :)

The blog is now integrated into the web site and all of the posts from here have been imported into the new blog.

The new URL for the blog is:

And the website (same URL, different look):

Blogspot has been great but I wanted more options and integration with my website so you can find everything in one place!

So please change all your bookmarks and URLs. Hopefully, if you are subscribed, the links will automagically change but if not, you can re-subscribe at the new site.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Interview with NBC Action News

Last Friday, Kansas City's Action News ran a news story about the latest trend in wedding photography and videography: Trash the Dress.

However, this story was a syndication from California when there are uber-talented photographers (and videographers ;) right here in Kansas City who are already offering Trash the Dress sessions.

Well, the Executive Producer of NBC Action News, Jeff Field, got in touch with me for an interview regarding this latest phenomenon.

Click here to read the Interview with NBC Action News

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Monday, June 18, 2007

Back from Down Under

After 35 hours of traveling from Christchurch, New Zealand back to good old Kansas City, Mary and I are back safely after an awesome time!

New Zealand is an excellent place to vacation during this time of year, especially after coming back to 90 degree humid weather!

After almost three weeks of almost no contact with the outside world, there is a lot of catching up to do! A lot has happened while we've been gone and a lot more is still happening.

First, a special congratulations are in order for Heather Cole, who was featured in a New York Times article with images from her Trash the Dress session which we had collaborated on. (Video from the TTD session with Heather) Coincidentally, the NY Times article was published on our one year anniversary date! How cool is that? :)

In other media news, TTD has been featured on Entertainment Tonight's "The Insider" as well as on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Jason Domingues, another fantastic KC photographer, has his Trash the Dress photos on Good Morning America's slideshow. (For more of Jason's TTD pics, click here)

Trashing the Dress is gaining popularity in the Kansas City area as another photographer, Kelley Walker-Chance, most well-known for her Coquettes, has recently done her first TTD session as well, which, as usual, ended up looking amazing!

If you are looking to Trash the Dress in Kansas City, there are some amazing photographers here that will create memories that you will cherish forever. If you really want bridal elegance and beauty, give me a call and we can create a music video with your images and video for a breathtaking and unforgettable experience!


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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Off to New Zealand We Go!

We will be out of the office out of the country until June 18th.

Mary and I will be in New Zealand on our honeymoon / celebrating our one year anniversary.

I will not have phone access nor will I be able to check my voicemail so the best way to get in contact with me will be through email. I will check my email periodically when I can but we will mostly be enjoying the beautiful scenery and fresh air of New Zealand.

See you on the other side...

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Trash the Dress: Grunge Style

Not for the faint of heart.

If you can't stand to watch a beautiful dress get dirty or wet, you have been forewarned.

We're not about keeping things clean and sterile. We're about getting images that are remarkable. And getting memorable images is to risk getting a little dirty.


Videography: Kairos Moment Wedding Films
Photography: Heather Cole Photography
Make-Up Artist: Mink Artistry
Inspired By: Trash the Dress

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Sharon + Dan's WeddingStory Premiere

Just click play and watch Sharon and Dan's WeddingStory unfold. This is their complete WeddingStory, a full 30 minute movie of their day unlike any "traditional" wedding video. It's a pretty big download but I promise it'll be worth the wait.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

An Atypical Wedding Videographer: Ron Dawson

On a positive note, Ron Dawson of Cinematic Studios was featured in the NorthBay biz magazine, a regional magazine that covers business news in the Marin, Sonoma, and Napa county areas in Northern California.

Ron is a great friend and source of inspiration for me. He has taken great strides in debunking the notion of the typical wedding video: "shot like a home movie and lasting about two hours, detailing every (let’s face it) boring detail of the day and only appreciated by the bride and groom (but that every friend and family member is obligated to sit through while trying not to yawn)."

"One reason people don’t get wedding videos is because all the ones they’ve seen are bad—they’re either cheesy, long and boring or they look bad."

"Whereas most wedding videos were 90 minutes to two hours—something you’d probably fast-forward through most of the time—I made wedding videos that tended to be closer to a half-hour, condensed the day and felt more like a movie.”

Ron has changed many a bride's perspective on wedding video. Kairos Moment Wedding Films is continuing to do that, too.

Every human being wants to make an impact on others' lives. With every wedding film we produce, I am so thankful that we get to help couples relive the emotions of the day in ways that can't be recreated otherwise.

Anyways, here's the article. NorthBay biz: This is Your Life

Here's an excerpt:

"...'there are so many things on your wedding day that are going to be gone—all the money you spent on the food and drinks, the flowers, the dress…. There are only a few things you’re going to spend money on for your wedding that are going to last beyond the actual day—the photography, the rings and the wedding video.'

"That perception, however, of the wedding video being an 'extra' if the budget allows, is changing. Today’s engaged couples are more multimedia savvy and know they want a unique product that’s a true reflection of their personalities, personal backgrounds and styles. As Cindy Yun puts it, 'I appreciate video format much more than just looking at pictures—you can definitely relate to the emotions of the day and how you felt about each other.'

"Dawson relates it to the way photographs were perceived 100 years ago.

"'As the younger generation, which grew up on videos and TV, grows up and starts getting married, getting videos will be as important to them as getting photographs,' says Dawson. 'When photographers started in the wedding business, they went through some of the same trials and tribulations that videographers are going through now. Getting a portrait—a painting—was the big thing then, because it was real, there was texture. Taking a photograph was the new thing to do. In the early days, there were only a few photos taken. Now couples are having thousands of photos taken and the photographer is one of the most important parts of the wedding.'

"Dawson believes that as more people realize the value of being able to relive your wedding day in a multimedia form, the more wedding videos will become a necessity, not just an optional expense. His clients tend to agree.

“'He was on the pricier side, and we’d considered that,' admits Yun. 'But I think in the end, he was way above and beyond what we paid for....'"

Read the rest of this article...

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Don't Let This Happen To You! Company Stiffs Local Bride of Wedding Video

An excerpt:

"The perfect wedding takes months, sometimes even years, of careful planning, and everything was going according to plan for one local bride. But shortly after the wedding, things went sour.

"According to the bride, the company she hired to capture her wedding day in October still has not sent her the video.

"This particular company guarantees the best combination of quality and price..."

Read the rest of this news transcript...

The company mentioned in the article advertises nationwide... you may have heard of them...

All I have to say is:
  1. You get what you pay for.
  2. Make sure to check references of all your vendors (and get to know them Wink)

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Ultimate Groom's Cake!

This, my friends, is PURE GENIUS!

This is MEAT CAKE, from Black Widow Bakery.

The T-bone steak drawn on it is not just a decoration... this cake is made with actual meatloaf, with ketchup between the layers, and mashed potatoes as the "icing!"

This is a dream come true for the carnivorous meat-loving man in your life ;-)

For more details and instructions on how to make your own meat cake, visit the Black Widow Bakery

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Photographer Promo: Flashes Photography

Earlier last year, I created a promo piece for Roland at Banfii Photography to showcase him at work capturing awesome images during a typical wedding. He received a great response at the KC Weddings bridal show and some people even mistook him for a videographer ;-)

Anyways, last November, I was asked by Teri Lowery of Flashes Photography, a Kansas City wedding photographer, to come and film her as she documents a wedding. We had a great time working together and I look forward to working with her again. Teri has a lot of energy and enthusiasm and I wanted to convey that in this promo.

If you are going to be at the bridal show this Sunday, look for it on display at the Flashes Photography booth! ...and then stop by our booth and say hi ;)

Details of the wedding
Lindsey Mackey and Andrew Calovich
Ceremony: Prince of Peace in Olathe, KS
Reception: Ritz Charles in Overland Park, KS
Photo Shoot: Overland Park Arboretum

Kansas City Wedding Videography by Peter Chung.

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