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Your life is a story.

How you tell it matters.

This is so much more than a video. This is the story of your greatest adventure.

WHEN YOU FILM YOUR ELOPEMENT OR WEDDING, YOU CREATE A LIVING HEIRLOOM FOR GENERATIONS TO KNOW WHO YOU WERE AND HOW YOU LOVED. THIS IS NOT A WEDDING VIDEO, IT IS YOUR TIME CAPSULE.

We’re here to do so much more than Film your first day married. We are here to bottle up the absolute Essence of who you are, and help remind you what love looks like for years to come. We’re here to wave your banner–to help you experience a day that 100% represents who you are! We are here to make sure that you can relive your day, and the way you felt, forever. We’re here to help you make your love story, and how you tell it, whatever you want it to be!

What does that mean? Like, if you’re adventurous, go have an adventure! If you like traveling, take a road trip! Somewhere along the day or four of fun you’ll bind your souls in a marriage ceremony that completely encapsulates who you are and what you want to share together in life moving forward. Why not document the whole experience in a film that renders every blissful moment in beautiful artful motion? What if you still want a traditional wedding with your family and friends but want all the other experiences together too? We can do that!

Who says you can’t have a wedding film? It's SO much more than photography!

We are here to help you realize and capture not just your wedding, we’re going to help you tell your love story.

Every story is unique and beautiful, and it shouldn’t look like everyone else’s.

Your wedding film should capture you being your authentic selves without the stress and pressure of trying to look or act in ways that don’t represent you. We aren’t going to make you stand and pose all day. We’re hands-off once we get you in the right like and scene! Our job is to honor your uniqueness and leave you feeling acknowledged and seen in all your glory. We’re going to preserve this piece of your adventure in a film that honestly & artfully tells your real love story.

Your wedding film is so much more than just a wedding video–it is your legacy.

We have every option imaginable to capture your love story how you would tell it! Want us there for a sunrise beach session the day after your wedding? We’ve got you! Want us to come along on your epic 4 day road trip? Let’s roll! Want a horseback adventure or fly fishing excursion to backdrop your vows? We’re experts in both! There are no limits, only what you can dream up! Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Wherever you choose to go, and however you choose to do it--honor yourselves and your love FIRST

"A day spent with you is my favorite day. So today is my new favorite day." ~ Winnie the Pooh

WE ARE PEAR & THORN

YOUR STORY IS EPIC. OURS IS TOO.

Hi, I’m Samantha, but you can call me Sam! There’s so much to know about me and my team, but likely the most important thing to know is that I love love. More than that, I love stories about love. And not just that–I love the stories that turn into the love story.

I know a good story when I hear one.  Mine is pretty epic if I do say so myself. It is full of highs and lows, love and loss. Every single moment has helped make me into the person I am today. I’m proud as hell of it all, even the bad. Why tell you all this? It’s why I do what I do.

You might not realize it yet, but you’ve got a pretty amazing story, too. You went through something incredible (for the good or the bad) that started you on the path you walk now. Take a moment and think about the outline of just the life you’ve lived. Now think about the life you share with your partner. Pretty cool, huh? Don’t you think it’s worth immortalizing? What if you could bottle it all up–all the emotions, sounds, colors and feelings. Did you know that capturing your story in film is truly the only way to remember it as closely as experiencing it all over again? Pictures won’t record the tremble in your voice when you promise each other forever. Film can. It does.

It’s time to get a little real. You need MORE than photos to preserve the most pivotal time in your lives. You need to record it. You need a storyteller. You need me.

Still with me?

You need a film

To remember the Best version of yourselves

The truth about your wedding film:

This may be a bit bold of me to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. This film could save your marriage. Yeah I said it

This film could Save your marriage

One day you will watch your wedding film and you may not be in the best place. You may be questioning everything. On that day, watch your wedding film. Watch your wedding film and relive all of the reasons you chose to do life together. Watch your wedding film and see how she couldn’t take her eyes off of you. Watch your wedding film and remember how good it felt wiping tears from his cheeks as he said his vows—tears he shed for you. For your love. Watch your wedding film and know that the clips of your loved ones allow them to live on for your children to see them and know them when time didn’t allow it. Watch your wedding film and see just how far you have come together. Realize that you aren’t as far from who you were after all.

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This is Not your parent's wedding Video

This is a Documentary of you

Wedding Videography vs. Film

You might not actually have a clue when it comes to what wedding videography is. That’s ok, you aren’t alone!

Videographers are technicians. Filmmakers are Artists.

What makes us as filmmakers different? Lots. But let’s start with a couple things. We do not simply show up and record the events of the day. We get to know you–the foundations of who you are and why you’re in love and we strive to anchor your film in that love. We do not take gratuitous footage of your venue. We couldn’t care less about the building or the things. If you care about the things, we will definitely film the things, but we have a feeling you’re more into the things that matter, right?

What do we care about? You. We care about YOU and making sure your story and your next step into your marriage is Honored. It couldn’t be more important to us. That is why we strive to film your wedding in a way that compliments you. We do not strive to keep up with the Jones. We portray your day your way.

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You deserve a film that

Encapsulates your story in perfect Artistry

Your Story's beautiful and your film will be too

This ain’t our first rodeo. We’ve been around since 2013 and we’ve filmed weddings across the globe.

We’ve been featured on Junebug Weddings, Green Wedding Shoes, Southern Weddings Magazine, The Knot, and was recently recognized as one of the top 10 wedding filmmakers in Florida by Lovestories TV.

We’ve filmed high budget weddings and no budget weddings. What do they all have in common? Love? ok Duh, but besides an awesome story, all of those weddings came away with a timeless piece of art their families cherish to this day. Our films are artistic, organic and authentic. You want a time-capsule of memories to cherish for years to come in the most beautiful rendering we can dream up. You want something that represents your love artistically and compliments your story without embellishment. You want to remember an important time in your lives and preserve your greatest adventure in a fully-immersive media. Hi! That’s what we do! And we do it really well!

Are you ready to tell your story?

International Elopement & Intimate Wedding Film Collections
2021-2022

INVESTMENT

THIS IS MORE THAN A WEDDING FILM, THIS IS YOUR STORY

You’re choosing to spend the rest of your life with your person and you’re planning an epic adventure together. Capturing your first married moments in film is the only way to relive the happiest day of your life. Together we will craft a film that will carry you through the tides of life, helping you remember every moment in vivid detail. From helping you find the perfect locations to storytelling by the fire, we’re with you every step of the way!

ooh, and guess what?

TRAVEL FEES COVERED – ALWAYS

Pick any location in the World, and I’ll be there with bells on! This covers my airfare, lodging and 2WD car rental. Woohoo!

(The package rate may increase if transit requirements are more complicated 😉 read: if we need a helicopter to get from the car to the final elopement location. )

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2-DAY ADVENTURE PACKAGE – $14,000

TWO FULL DAYS ADVENTURING: I’ll be your own private production crew documenting the adventure of your lifetime, filming you experience all the things in two 8-hour days. You choose your adventure and I will make it happen! I bring it all–professional cameras, drone (if location/weather permits) microphones and support equipment to make your film EPIC.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL GUIDE AND CONFIDANTE

You will receive a digital portal with resources for crafting your film to your style as well as common guidelines for navigating your wedding experience and experiences. I will even help you choose the locations of your dreams based on the activities you want to experience.

TWO Epic Films: 1-minute teaser film for social media, 5-8 minute film for family and friends and a full edit of your vows.

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1.5 DAY ADVENTURE – $10,500

ONE + 1/2 DAYS ADVENTURING: I’ll be your own private production crew documenting the adventure of your lifetime, filming you experience all the things in one 8-hour day and then another half day to seal it all up! You choose your adventure and I will make it happen! I bring it all–professional cameras, drone (if location/weather permits) microphones and support equipment to make your film EPIC.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL GUIDE AND CONFIDANTE

You will receive a digital portal with resources for crafting your film to your style as well as common guidelines for navigating your wedding experience and experiences. I will even help you choose the locations of your dreams based on the activities you want to experience.

TWO Epic Films: 1-minute teaser film for social media, 5-7 minute film for family and friends.

FULL DAY– $8,500

FULL 12-HOUR DAY OF ADVENTURING: I’ll be your own private production crew documenting the adventure of your lifetime, filming you experience all the things in one 12-hour day – Basically that’s sun up to sun down! You choose your adventure and I will make it happen! I bring it all–professional cameras, drone (if location/weather permits) microphones and support equipment to make your film EPIC.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL GUIDE AND CONFIDANTE

You will receive a digital portal with resources for crafting your film to your style as well as common guidelines for navigating your wedding experience and experiences. I will even help you choose the locations of your dreams based on the activities you want to experience.

TWO Epic Films: 1-minute teaser film for social media, 5-7 minute film for family and friends.

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8-HOUR ELOPEMENT ADVENTURE – $7,700

8-HOUR DAY OF ADVENTURING: I’ll be your own private production crew documenting the adventure of your lifetime, filming you experience all the things in one 8-hour day. We’ll start documenting your prep and start your day with an epic Sunrise OR end with a stunning sunset–you choose! I bring it all–professional cameras, drone (if location/weather permits) microphones and support equipment to make your film EPIC.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL GUIDE AND CONFIDANTE

You will receive a digital portal with resources for crafting your film to your style as well as common guidelines for navigating your wedding experience and experiences. I will even help you choose the locations of your dreams based on the activities you want to experience.

TWO Epic Films: 1-minute teaser film for social media, 5-7 minute film for family and friends.

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This could be Your Film

Addey + Matheus | Iceland Adventure Elopement Film

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO WORK WITH US

ADDEY & MATHEUS

ELOPEMENT - ICELAND

“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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ASHLEY & NEIL

ELOPEMENT - FIESOLE, ITALY

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

MADDIE & JAKE

ELOPEMENT - SAINT AUGUSTINE FLORIDA

“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!!”

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HANNAH & DAKOTA

INTIMATE WEDDING - GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

“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.