WHO ARE YOU?
Your friends and family think you’re great together. You have dogs that you raise like children. You laugh more together than when you’re apart. We look for couples that are madly in love. They have this crazy world swirling around them and all they want is to be married to each other. It’s a pretty simple and classic story really. We look for those great relationships in your life. Those people that have brought you together. The ups and downs of a wedding day make for great storytelling. Your story deserves to be told. Let’s tell it.
WHO ARE WE?
We are Cinema Couture. We are here to knock your socks off! We have filmmakers and editors on our team with a single focus to make the right wedding film for you.
This is not a “one size fits all” type of process. We take every wedding as its own project. The name Couture means one of a kind, custom made for you.
The most important thing to understand about our process is we guarantee you’ll be blown by your final film, no matter what. We won’t rest till you’re deliriously happy.
We’ve been in the wedding business for 15 years. That means we’ve seen almost everything, and can make a great wedding film in every scenario.
We’ve worked in restrictive churches, in the pouring rain, on beaches with 20 mph winds, and absolutely nothing phases us. Working with us is so easy and comfortable, it’s like we’re old friends.
We have a singular commitment: you will love your film!
Our team makes it our commitment, whether it’s in production on the wedding day or in editing weeks after that your film must be right.
We bring all of our years of technical expertise as well as experience with hundreds of couples to bringing you a film that’s right for you. And we stop at nothing to make sure it’s the best that it can be. Ask any couple that’s worked with us, and they will tell you what it has meant to them.
Cinema Couture Films was born when Bill Grant started shooting weddings in 2005. Back then all he did was record what happened. As the years passed, Bill learned that he could do so much more to tell peoples’ stories. In 2011, Bill made the switch from making “Videos” to making “Films” – his focus became less about the things or what was happening, and became more about the people and their stories. Nowadays we’ve got a great team. Chances are, one or all of us will be working on your film. We have one goal and that’s to tell your story in a way that feels perfect for you.
At Cinema Couture, every film has its own personality. Every wedding couple has their own personal love story. Every event is about something. We specialize in telling your story and creating a film that reflects your true personality.
Bill Grant – Owner
Bill started doing video part time in 2002 and worked with several other videography companies until starting Grant Photo & Video with his wife Mary in 2005. In 2010 after their second child was born, Bill refocused on just doing video and created Cinema Couture. He realized that every wedding and every family has a story and that story deserves to be told beautifully. Today his primary role is story development, management, and directing production.
Andrea Esselman – Lead Wedding Editor
Andrea has been with us for two short years but in that time has become such an important part of the team. She is our main wedding editor and shoots with us. She brings an amazing heart and warmth to her edits and we are lucky to have her. She came to us right out of the University of South Carolina and they should be proud to claim her as their own. As a new bride, she understands the wedding planning process and loves talking about weddings!
1898 Calhoun St. Suite 4 Columbia, SC 29201