Your Life is an Epic Journey.
We Want to Film It.

We are more than wedding filmmakers, your story is more than a wedding.

We are Pear & Thorn

We’re different, but so are you. You’re choosing to start your marriage with a bold adventure elopement, and we are very down with that! Your story is unique, and we’re here to honor it and immortalize it in an elopement film you will cherish forever. Your story is beautiful in every high and low that you’ve experienced together. We are here to capture the thread that’s seen you through the tides of your life–your love. Through film, your story will come to life and support you along your journey through the years together. We’ve traveled the world and seen wonders beyond imagining. We’ve captured stories of life and incredible feats of courage locally and abroad. Our favorite stories are love stories–the most powerful stories of all. Pear & Thorn is more than an adventure elopement film company. We are artists specializing in preserving and encapsulating love. 

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samantha pearsaul international elopement filmmaker photographer

We are more than elopement filmmakers and photographers. Your story is more than a wedding day.





“Words can’t describe how amazing Samantha was! I truly believe that the universe brought us together. We both had a dream and a vision and it aligned in perfect timing, the say the least. In no time she was getting along with everyone like she was another part of the crew! I can’t begin to express my gratitude for her willingness to adventure all over Iceland with us for the perfect shots. She absolutely made our dreams come true! ”

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“We couldn’t imagine our day without you there with us! ”

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“The first time we saw Sam’s videos online, we knew she had to be a part of our wedding. And oh my goodness, we are so happy she was!! She is professional, kind, and will feel like an extension of your family on your wedding day. She made the entire process easy and comfortable, and her amazing talent is visible through her work. She was able to capture our day in a way that exceeded every expectation. Our wedding video is incredible and we will cherish it forever. Thank you Sam!!”



“To anyone who is considering hiring Pear and Thorn to capture ANY special moment in their lives, DO IT! It was probably the single best decision we made, throughout the entire planning process. Our video has brought tears of joy to everyone who we have shared it with. Pear and Thorn helped us stop time and gave us the gift of being able to relive that day in vibrant color whenever we desire. We are beyond grateful to have been able to find them.



How do we reserve our date?

We only take a small number of reservations per year, so if we have your date available we then need to chat and make sure we are a good fit for each other! Once you have decided on the film package you want, we will send you an electronic contract and invoice. Your signed invoice and 50% non-refundable retainer is required to block the date from our calendar.


Do you allow rescheduled dates? Is there a fee?

Due to COVID-19 we have experienced a high number of rescheduled events. As long as we have the rescheduled date available we are happy to move the contract to that date. However, we will charge a reschedule fee if the event is rescheduled more than once.


Do you have travel fees?

Think of us as Amazon for weddings–We ship for free!


Will our film have narration?

We want your film to tell your story how you would tell it! If you like the idea of your vows or other spoken pieces of your date being the narration of your film then we will certainly use them. If you don’t want narration at all, we can do that too! We want this to be your dream film, so the sky’s the limit on what you can dream it to be.


Do we really need a whole day of filming?

We think the best stories are ones that are complete from beginning to end. Some of the best moments of the day happen before any of the formalities take place. This is why all of our packages are eight hours. We don’t like to compromise on this because your story deserves our time and your memories shouldn’t be limited by hours.


Who gets to choose the music for our film?

We must license music in order to use it within our films and we have two databases from which we select tracks. We like to choose music based on the footage and the story, and it’s very hard for couples to pick music without seeing the whole picture together. We ask that you trust us in selecting your music, but if it is very important that you choose, please let us know ahead of your event. We will of course get to know what genres you like and don’t like before we start the selection process.


When will we get our film?

We deliver edited films between 8 and 16 weeks depending on the time of year. The holiday season is challenging and can lengthen the wait time. This is why we encourage couples choose packages that include a social media teaser delivered within a week of the event.


Do you provide drone footage?

Two of our packages include drone footage but we cannot guarantee we will be able to fly the drone on the day of your event. The weather, time available and geolocation all play a part in our ability to collect aerial footage. That said, we always opt to do it when we are able!


Can we get raw footage?

Yes! Complete Raw footage (unedited, uncolored clips) can be purchased and loaded onto a hard drive for $800 if not already included within the selected package.


Can I add more time to my package?

Yes! We charge $250 per hour added outside of the 8 hours included in our packages.


Do you charge sales tax?

It’s tricky. If we deliver your films via the internet, no, we do not have to charge sales tax. If you opt to have raw footage delivered on a hard drive then yes, we must charge sales tax based on the complete total if the selected package.


What is the Documentary Film? Is there a way to see all the events of the day in one film?

Yes! We call this the Documentary Film. It is a cinematic edit of the day complete with music, narration, multi-camera edits of ceremonial moments, sound engineering and color correction. These edits are generally 50-90 minutes in length and can take up to a year to complete. This is the Documentary Film included in the Documentary Package.

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