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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Super 8 weddings

super weddings
art with film

Super 8 Weddings is my website highlighting my "all movie film" weddings shot using super 8mm and 16mm movie film. Visit

Corporate Projects

I have always enjoyed working on Corporate Video Projects and this past year I have had a record breaking year in Corporate work. I want to thank all those companies that put their faith in Jenny Lehman film & video to make their video and film projects a huge success. Visit my Corporate Website Final Cut Productions.

Small Business Association

Landmark Technology, Inc.

Landmark Service-Disabled Small Business Association
Technology, Inc. Veteran-Owned Small Business

American Shipbuilding Association The Washington Business Journal
The Association of Black Foundation Association. Executives Annual Convention.
The Annenberg Foundation Trust

Thursday, July 10, 2008

18th Annual WEVA EXPO

I will be presenting a seminar at the WEVA 18th Annual Wedding & Event Video Expo. Our industry’s biggest convention and trade show, open to all wedding and event videographers worldwide, will be held August 11-14, 2008 at the breathtaking 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando Resort, Florida’s premier destination.
My seminar will be Equipment & Pre-Production Planning on Tuesday at 9:35am.

Check out the Expo Preview Video Here PLAY

Ultimate Wedding Planning Seminar

"For all those brides-to-be who secretly desire to be a wedding planner or all those ladies who planned their weddings a year ago but can't give it up quite yet, this is your chance to learn what it takes to make it as a professional wedding planner. Washington D.C.'s top wedding planner, Laura Weatherly, not only will be teaching the tricks of the trade and the secrets of her success in the 2-day Ultimate Wedding Planning Seminar on July 19th and 20th in Old Town Alexandria (right outside of D.C.), she will be giving one lucky blog reader 50% off of the seminar fee. This contest is only open to readers of participating wedding-related blogs. If you are serious about breaking into the field of wedding planning and would like to attend the seminar for a steal, send your name, email and the blog you saw this on to Laura directly at She will accept submissions until June 15th and then will draw the name of one lucky winner. In the meantime, check out the seminar website at Good luck!"

"A Red Hot Wedding"

I was the cinematographer/videographer for the Christopher Heinz and Alexandra "Sasha" DeRuyter Lewis wedding at St. John's Episcopal Church Lafayette Square across the street from the White House and the reception was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington DC. The event was just nominated for an International Esprit Award for Best Wedding Over $200,000. and won Best Wedding in the 2008 Washington DC ISES Capital Awards competition.

It truly was a red hot wedding. Sen. John Kerry rocked out with his guitar with "Johnny B. Good" and "Rings of Fire." And Blink 182's Tom DeLong, a friend of the groom played a super solo of his own.

Congratulations to Laura Weatherly, of Engaging Affairs, Inc. the consultant and wedding planner and her fantastic team:
Occasions, Joel Wolke, Event Designer and Florist: Van Wyck & Van Wyck, Videographer: Jenny Lehman, Photographer: Denis Reggie, Staging and Sound: All Stage and Sound, Band Backlines: Drums Unlimited, Fabric Draping and Kabuki Drop: A Vista Design, Piano Rental: Jordan Kitts, Dinner Band: Bob Hardwick Sound, Dancing Band: Tainted Love, Cake: Patty Cakes, Lighting: Atmosphere, Tenting: Sugarplum, Valet, Shuttles and Limos: Atlantic Valet, Bridesmaids' Hair and Makeup: Andre Chreky, Rentals: Party Rental and Perfect Settings, Plant Rental: Plants Alive, Babysitters: Wee Sit, Museum Tour: National Gallery of Art, Welcome Cocktail Party Flowers: Helen Olivia, Welcome Party: Four Seasons Hotel.

Another Red Hot weddings I filmed

The amazing photographer Robert T Williams captured the wedding with still photography

Billionaire Sheila Johnson, cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, married Arlington judge William Newman at Salamander Farm, her Middleburg farm. The 700 guests, including Katie Couric, Mark Warner, and Ted Leonsis, were treated to Maine lobster and beef filets amid 60,000 flowers. The wedding was rumored to have cost at least $1 million.


SxS Pro CineAlta High Definition Camcorder
April 2008
I am now shooting with two of the new Sony PMW-EX1 High Definition Camcorders. This is the very best camera made for event video coverage. All of my events will now be shot exclusively in High Definition!

I am the ONLY event videographer in the Washington DC area to own and use multiple EX1 cameras in the event productions.

super 8 weddings

art with film

Super 8 Weddings is my website highlighting my "all movie film" weddings
shot sing super 8mm and 16mm movie film.

2008 Washington DC Capital Awards Nominees

Three of the weddings I filmed were nominated for the 2008 Washington DC ISES Capital Awards competition, in the Best Wedding Event Planning category. I made the nominees videos to illustrate the award winning work they did in creating fantasy weddings for their clients.

Congratulations to:
Laura Weatherly Engaging AffairsA Red Hot Wedding
Jodi MoraruJodi Moraru & Associates, LLCA Georgetown Romance
Sara Muchnick Engaging AffairsA Walk by the Water

One events I filmed was nominated for Best Use of a Venue & Best Entertainment.
Congratulations to:
Robert J. Mikolitch The Fairmont, Washington, DCA Black and White Centennial
Pam Burton Cast of Thousands Entertainment Co., Inc.An Evening in Black & White

Washingtonian Magazine 2008

For the 11th straight year, I was a top vote getter in
The Washingtonian Magazines Most Recommended Videographers.

Congratulations Wedding Planners!

To all the fantastic Wedding Planners listed in the January issue of Washingtonian Magazine. I love working with professional wedding planners and brides do too. Call Jenny to get a referral for a great planner for your wedding.

Bonnie Schwartz & Company, Bethesda; 301-229-9473.
Creative Parties, Bethesda; 301-654-9292.
Distinctive Events by Susan B. Katz, Rockville; 301-984-0884.
Elegance & Simplicity, Katie Martin , Georgetown and Bethesda; 800-768-8814.
Engaging Affairs, Alexandria; 888-481-5156.
Events by Andre Wells, Northwest DC; 202-518-6908.
Eventscapes, Ayran Kanter, Northwest DC; 202-364-2444.
Exquisite Expressions & Events, Shelby Tuck-Horton, Mitchellville; 301-306-0842.
Finishing Touches Events, Martha Bindeman, Bethesda; 301-718-6465.
Gala Events, Bethesda; Linda Garner 301-770-8570.
Joan New, Super Soirées, Potomac; 301-983-1910.
Joan W. Sacarob, Annandale; 703-256-4166.
Jodi Moraru & Associates, Northwest DC; 202-237-8244.
Marylin Cave Bradley, Events & Lifetime Celebrations, Rockville; 301-816-9048.
Northern Virginia Bridal Services, Tracey Dougherty, Arlington; 703-516-4732.
Party Portfolio, Lois Schiff, McLean; 703-356-3050.
A Perfect Wedding, Carol Marino, Fairfax; 703-691-0133.
Pineapple Productions, Allison Jackson and Elizabeth Duncan Northwest, 202-243-3160.
Plan-It Parties, Patti Weiner North Potomac; 301-977-7270.
Rave Reviews, Wendy Raab and Sidni Greenblat Kensington; 301-933-7989.
Serendipity Special Events, Kim Thompson Upper Marlboro; 301-442-7212.
Signature Events, Herlene Nagler, Bethesda; 301-320-5433.
Wedding Savvy, Raquel Shutt, Annapolis; 410-263-2800.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jenny Lehman.....

1. As a youth was an amateur equestrian and got my first pony at age 7.

2. I wanted to grow up to be a hippy and live in a van. My first car was an orange van with flames on the doors. I called it Flames and wanted to live in it while traveling to outdoor art shows selling my photography. It never happened.

3. My first real job was the summer out of high school. I was a projectionist at a movie theater. Yes I love Cinema Paradiso. I also worked in the ticket sales, concession stand, as an usher and even painted the parking lot curb, all for $1.25 an hour. They offered me the assistant manager job at $2.50 hour but I decided to go to college instead.

4. Although an average high school student, I was awarded the only full scholarship to The Art Institute of Atlanta in 1977 and graduated first in my class.

5. My biggest regret in life was not joining the Peace Corps right out of college. It’s not too late.

6. In 1980, I moved to Washington DC to work for the National Geographic Society. The second week I started I was given a burned 35mm film canister to process, the images were a series of Mount St. Helens eruption, showing the explosion closer and closer to the photographer. The photographer died while taking these images.

7. While working at NGS, I was the first person to ever see the photo images of the Titanic. Robert Ballard gave me 3 rolls of film at 11:30 pm. I processed and chose the first 5 images to reproduce and show the next morning at the press conference announcing the discovery of the Titanic.

8. I enjoy active vacations. Things I have done on my vacations have included skydiving, bungee jumping, hang gliding, parasailing, hot air ballooning, helicopter riding, scuba diving (PADA certified) and dove with 80 sharks while feeding them, camel trekking through Australia, pony trekking through Lesotho, and riding on the back of an ostridge (I only lasted about 10 seconds), and riding on the back of a Harley through Australia's outback. I actually used to videotape bicycle races riding backwards on the back of a motorcycle while keeping pace with the racers.

9. I used to be an avid white water rafter. I have rafted 5 Class IV rivers, in rafts and rubber duckies. And I have only fallen out once.

10. I love all the arts including the performing arts. I love the theatre especially local small companies, off and off off Broadway including stand-up comedy. I am a huge Cirque du Soleil fan and have attended every show at least once.

Stop! Don't Plan a Wedding Without This Book

by Laura Weatherly

The complete book of wedding I DOs and DON’Ts from a professional wedding planner. From an experienced wedding planner comes the first book that the bride-to-be should buy. It gives the real scoop on how the wedding business operates, so readers can avoid headaches like last-minute crises with her dress, flowers, and music, among other things. In addition, readers get practical budgeting tips, up-to-the-minute info on current trends—what works and what doesn’t—and common-sense tips on dealing with sales and service people, family, friends, and yes, even the spouse-to-be. Readers can avoid headaches and heartaches such as:• Photographers or caterers run amok• Unexpected gu
ests … and nothing to feed them• An out-of-control budget• Hurt feelings in the family

About the AuthorLaura Weatherly has been planning weddings for over ten years and is the owner of the Washington D.C. wedding planning company, Engaging Affairs, Inc. She has been ranked D.C.’s top wedding planner for four years by Washingtonian magazine and has been featured in numerous wedding publications throughout the country, including Bride’s, Modern Bride, and Elegant Bride. She has coordinated weddings throughout the country and in the Caribbean, and has spoken at industry conferences as an expert on multi-cultural weddings.

Articles about Jenny:

wedding mysteries in Washington DC

For all those Washington DC brides looking for a great fun read, check out the three Annabelle Archer Mystery

series; Better off Wed, For Better Or Hearse and To Love and To Perish.

Your favorite wedding videographer is the inspiration behind the character Joni "best videographer in Washington DC" in the second and third books.

Better Off Wed was the winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel of 2005. There are lots of references to Washington DC wedding venues including The Corcoran Museum, The Fairmont Hotel, The Mayflower Hotel, Evermay, and The National Museum of Woman in the Arts.

WEVA / PMA Expo in Las Vegas - January 2008

I will be presenting two seminars at the 2008 WEVA / PMA Expo in Vegas. One seminar is on Pre-Production Weddings and another on Wedding Ceremonies.

New 8mm and 16mm film Cameras

December 2007
I received a few new additions to my large movie film camera collection, a super 8mm Canon 1014XL-S and Canon Scoopic MS 16mm film camera. These film cameras are amazing for filming weddings.
The Canon Scoopic was last made in 1977 and is the Hall of Fame of 16mm cameras. I am testing it now with new modifications. I am excited to start using it on my 2008 wedding films.

Toronto PMA Expo in Toronto Canada

September 2007
I am off to Toronto to speak at the PMA Expo in Toronto Canada. The PMA show is a huge wonderful tradeshow of photography, video, and imaging toys. My seminar is on Shooting Multi Camera Weddings.

WEVA EXPO in Las Vegas - August 2007

I attended my 17th Annual WEVA Expo and was a multi seminar speaker. My 2 two hour workshops were on How to Videotape a Wedding Ceremony Boot Camp and How to Videotape a Reception Boot Camp. I also was one of the videographers demonstrating my unique multi camera presentation in the Mock Wedding Extreme.

GPVA Win Best WEVA Commercial

some of the members include: Robert Neil, Darrell Aubert, Natalie Neal, Dave Williams, Brooke Rudnick, Marc Smiler, Alan Robinson and Jenny Lehman.

As a member of Greater Philadelphia Video Association, I was proud that our video association won the best WEVA commercial for the second year in a row.

Australia - PMA Expo - May 2007

Photo taken by Jenny while filming a wedding
taking place in the Crystal Palace,
Luna Park, Sydney.

I was honored to be selected as one of only 7 videographers in the world to speak at the Photo Marketing Association Expo in Melbourne Australia in May 2007. This was my 3rd visit to Australia and I loved it.
How to Videotape a Wedding Ceremony
W02 Thursday, May 3 10:30:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
Learn the basic skills, and drills, that form the foundation of videotaping a wedding ceremony from WEVA Creative Excellence Award winning videojournalist Jenny Lehman, one of Washington DC's premier and full-time wedding videographers commanding $8,000-$38,000 per wedding. Jenny will take you step-by-step from job preparation and equipment selection, to on-site camera positioning, audio set-ups, basic shooting techniques, single and multi-camera coverage techniques, and more. Diagrams and actual behind-the-scenes video of Jenny on-location setting up equipment and shooting will be used to illustrate proven techniques for covering wedding ceremonies with confidence.

International Special Events Society's 2007 Gala

I was a proud sponsor of this year's ISES Gala.

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

I put on a construction hat and orange vest and joined the Gaylord sales team to shoot and produce their winning commercial spot in 2007.
I can't wait to film the many special events scheduled at Gaylord and the new National Harbor opening in early 2008.

Washingtonian Magazine 2007

For the 10th straight year, I was a top vote getter in
The Washingtonian Magazines Most Recommended Videographers.

Event DV Hottest Event Videographers in the World

Jenny Lehman voted one of the
Event DV Hottest
Event Videographers in the World

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