Hello! Our names are Andy and Lauren, and we are passionate about stories -- about YOUR story! Nothing feels more natural or inspiring to us as holding a camera and being able to use it as a tool to capture moments -- moments that are candid, beautiful, significant and full of emotion, and that when woven together, tell a story.
We both fell into wedding videography rather accidentally (but very quickly fell in love with it!) We founded ANV after Andy graduated with a degree in film in 2010. The first wedding we shot together wasn’t until the summer of 2014 . It took place on a gorgeous late summer day in Lyons, Colorado. Originally, we had been hired to just film the ceremony and toasts. We decided to take it a step further though and (with the couple’s blessing of course) did a creative highlight of the whole day, from morning until late into the night and every carefully crafted detail in between. The whole day was positively magical, and we both got completely swept up in the emotions, the beauty, and the significance – even though we had only met the couple once before. We were hooked.
We had no idea the significance that that one day would have on our lives, but here we are years later, and there is nothing we enjoy more! Weddings provide such a unique window into one of the most significant and intimate days of people’s lives. It is a powerfully beautiful thing to witness, and we love getting to help capture these important moments. In our approach to shooting weddings, we prefer to record the day as it unfolds naturally. We know from personal experience that it’s not always super comfortable to be in front of the camera (there’s a reason we prefer to be behind the camera.) So day of, we take a more unobtrusive, documentary approach while still being able to capture all of the moments and details, big and small. It is our passion to create something authentic – something that captures the setting, the details, the emotions, and the unique story of each couple so that they can relive the day again and again in the years to come.
We both grew up in the heart of Colorado’s mountains and are glad to still call this beautiful state home. We originally met in high school through our school’s music program, and immediately struck up a friendship. After a year or so, we began dating and spent many happy years adventuring and growing up together through life’s ups and downs. Our engagement happened rather unconventionally one snowy December night, in a blizzard on top of Loveland Pass (near Arapahoe Basin, where we had our first "date" -- typical Andy and Lauren shenanigans). We were married on a glorious summer day in 2010 in Breckenridge, Colorado. Our wedding day was one of the happiest days of our lives.
Currently we are based in Denver along with our lap-loving kitty, Mira. When we’re not off filming weddings or working away in the editing room, we’re probably off on some new adventure, be it hiking, skiing, road tripping or simply having a picnic somewhere and shooting a timelapse.