Rose & Steve: Teaser Trailer

Rose & Steve
Wedding Teaser Trailer
Licensed by TheMusicBed

Director/DP/Editor – James Lee
Cinematographers – Julie Selnekovic-Lee and Youmin Woo

I must say it’s been an interesting journey for James Lee Films these last few years. We only started in 2012, but we’ve always challenged ourselves to become better with each wedding film, and because of that mindset we’ve come a long way. Looking back, I’ve noticed that our first clients were all Korean (as I am a Korean-American), but that really changed since 2013. We’ve now done Filipino, Catholic, Afghani/Muslim, and Sikh weddings, among others. I love the diversity of cultures and traditions we’ve had the opportunity to witness these past years. This year, Rose and Steve were our only Korean couple, and the first time we’ve gone to a wedding completely in Korean. Honestly, there was a bit of a culture-shock going in when it came to how/where the ceremony and reception are held and what is/isn’t proper to do in the wedding setting – but overall we had an awesome experience in a going-back-to-my-roots kind of way.

Steve and I met in grad school and quickly became friends. When I heard about this new girl in his life and the amazing story behind it, I knew I just had to capture it.

For those of you who don’t speak Korean, you might be wondering what is being said (if I get requests I might consider including subs?). Rev. Kim begins by telling the story of Rose and Steve: Steve is from the East Coast (Queens, NY) and Rose from the West (Seattle). Their paths crossed as if against all odds and finally lead to the two deciding to make their relationship permanent. On August 23, 2014 they proclaimed their love in front of God and family at Daedong Manor in Flushing, NY. Though very few words were spoken by them during the ceremony, Steve took advantage of the more relaxed setting of the reception to get down on one knee and promise his wife to “always be her cheerleader.”

It was a pleasure working alongside Ryan from DH Studio. He was courteous and professional, and a joy to work with. Overall, it was another smooth JLF wedding.

Congratulations again, Rose and Steve!