Happy Wedding Wednesday, Friends! I am going to be interviewing vendors that I love working with through this series and I am so excited to introduce you to my FAVORITE husband and wife videography team, Beabout Exposure! I met Phill in November of 2018, when we worked our first wedding together at The Pavillion at Pinehills. We instantly became friends and it felt like I knew him and his family for forever! We had a great time working together then, and I knew I was excited to work together again for other weddings in the new year! I also couldn’t wait to meet Britt and the kiddos, Logan and Piper!
I finally met Logan and Piper during their family session this past fall. Henry was with me for their session and he and Logan became friends instantly, which was so nice!! Once this season of life is past us where we need to stay inside, we need to set up a play date!
I asked Britt and Phill a few questions about their business to help you get to know them a little more! If you are looking for a videographer, Beabout Exposure is your team!!
What inspired you to create your business and how did you motivate yourself to keep going when things were difficult?
Our equipment and location were major sources of inspiration for us. Phill started a business in security simulator training where he would film active shooter scenarios for local police force training and we started brainstorming how we could put our camera equipment to more use. That’s where our location came in, we are located in Plymouth and surrounded by amazing wedding venues. We have diversified our portfolio to incorporate commercial and real estate work to help offset any difficult times.
When did you start your business?
Our parent company SEIGE USA LLC was born in February 2018 and we filmed our first Beabout Exposure wedding in November 2018
What is your favorite part of the wedding Day?
Phill- Portraits are my favorite part because it allows us time to get artistic and creative with our couples.
Brittany- It is so hard to pick just one part of the day because there are tons of beautiful little in between moments that I absolutely love, but if forced to pick just one the first look is definitely a favorite.
What Book Are You Currently Reading? (Entrepreneurial, Business, Marketing, Blogging related). If you’re not currently reading a book, just name the last one you did read.
Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Wilnick
What Has Been Your Best Business Purchase? (Your best purchase that made a big difference to your online business, for example: a WordPress Plugin, Website Software, a new server etc)
What is the one random thing you carry around with you at a wedding? This can be anything from practical to silly…. For me, I always have glue dots to help make the rings stand up if I am getting a detail shot of that… also…. snacks. lol
First and foremost, we do not leave the house without snacks and water lol. The most random object we bring is a nice wooden hanger, sounds weird but nothing detracts from a beautiful wedding dress like a clear plastic hanger lol.
What are your 3 favorite wedding websites/blogs?
Who is your Biggest Inspiration?
We get a ton of inspiration from other wedding videographers like Forestry Films, White in Revery, Sculpting with Time, and Veiled in Motion
Name a favorite business website? (not your website – ideally it should be Entrepreneurial, Business, Marketing, Blogging related)
What inspired you to create your business and how did you motivate yourself to keep going?
Phill shadowed Alex during Allison and Dan‘s wedding in November of 2018 and the rest is history. We absolutely love cultivating relationships with our Beabout Exposure couples and truly enjoy spending their wedding day with them. The joy we get from our work is motivation enough to keep doing what we love.
Comparing your business from when you started to now, what has been the main thing that allowed you to expand your business (How did you go from small time to big time success)?
Building relationships with our couples, fellow vendors, and venues has really paved the way for much of our successes and built up our client portfolio. Building off of those successes we put a major focus on investing into our business with educational courses and equipment.
What is your work day like? (Do you wake up early, work late, communicate, what jobs do you do yourself, who do you talk to etc)?
We wake up early EVERYDAY between 5-6AM (we have children to thank for that)! While it says we work 9-5 we are ALWAYS working on our business. We split many of the day to day tasks associated with Beabout Exposure, Phill has a full-time job in Boston and Britt handles the household and children. Britt responds to most of the new inquiries and emails and writes the majority of the descriptions and blogs, while Phill handles all of the client phone calls and all of the IT side (website, ads, equipment settings, etc). In the midst of wedding season a lot of editing takes place on the train during Phill’s commute to and from work. We try to play on one another’s strengths and weaknesses to divide and conquer the tasks that need to be completed.
What should other entrepreneurs reading this interview – be focusing on to expand their business
Focus on building relationships and networking with other professionals in the industry, and invest in you and your business.
What’s the best piece of business advice you’ve ever been given?
What advice would you give brides who are looking for their ideal videographer
Look at the videographer’s portfolio, if you can see yourself in one of their videos reach out. Pay attention to audio quality and lighting those two elements can make or break a film. Talk with them over the phone, meet in person, Skype, etc. Ultimately, stay true to yourselves as a couple if it feels like a good match great, if not, find someone you feel comfortable with.