luxury WEdding Filmakers
Genuine Collective was established in 2015 with the goal of showing real human connection in every wedding film we make.
The idea for this incredible group came from wedding photographers Erin and Geoffrey who had already been photographing weddings and working with couples for several years. The need for luxury videographers who have heart and put the interest of the couples they work with first became apparent.
We love slow mornings, time outside, good music, movies, local cafe's and good champagne.
So we got to work to fill that need. Our goal was to assemble and build a team of incredible people. Because Marvel was already working on the Avengers, we decided to call our group Genuine Collective Films.
We are focusing on documenting love stories near our original home base of South Louisiana and New York. We also take on a few destination weddings each year because come on, who doesn’t love to travel?
Genuine Collective is currently made up of 4 experienced lead shooters that are completely driven by good storytelling with video, who absolutely love being at weddings and working with couples in love. Scroll down and get to know each of us individually.
FINDING INSPIRATION FROM our couples
" Since 2015 we have worked with some of the most incredible people in the world, and built a brand that has earned the trust of the couples we work with."
AT our core
Our Approach to Every Wedding...
No pun intended here. But seriously, we respect the genuine love, moments and events that take place at every wedding. We want your film to look and feel like it is authentically you.
We look for those moments of emotion to capture for our films. The tear that rolls off the grooms face when he see's his bride during the first look. The look grandma has when she see's her granddaughter in her wedding gown. The pride the father of the bride has walking his girl down the aisle... Moments like these inspire us and push us to deliver the best film possible.
Something that has always inspired us is dynamic natural light. The way the sun pours through the windows and shapes the room around us. Or the sun peaking behind the trees that creates the most beautiful flares in our lens. We are always on the hunt for good dynamic light.
We work with couples that don't want to hide who they are. They are truly in love and have no fear of expressing that. They value the little moments from getting ready in the mornings all the way down to the last dance of the night.
Award Winning Photographers Founded Genuine Collective Films After Seeing a Need in the Wedding Industry for Quality Luxury Wedding Films
We have been documenting weddings since 2007. Wedding photography has taken us all over the world and we have had the amazing honor to have been named among the top 50 wedding photographers by the Knot in 2016 and named among the best wedding photographers in the world by Junebug Weddings.
We have always had a huge passion for filmmaking and in 2015 we decided to follow our hearts and build a luxury wedding film company. We simply could not have done it without the incredible team that has been put together over the years.
If you're looking for wedding video, you're in the right place. You will be taken care of here. If you still needing a photographer, feel free to check out our work and see if we are a good fit.
Erin and Geoffrey Photography
Founders, affectionately known as "Mom and Dad"
Based in New York and New Orleans, Self- Proclaimed Foodie and Editor Extraordinaire
Hey! Liz here! My day typically starts with a cup of coffee and ends with a glass of wine.
I am a lover of food, wine, all things French, travel, people, love.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been given the opportunity to work alongside some of my favorite wedding photographers who happen to be great friends of mine. Because of this, I just love having fun on a couple’s big day. This doesn’t hold me back from shedding a tear or two during the ceremony though. It’s a given, actually: I will cry. Yay to writing your own vows and first looks!
I love connecting with new people! It’s the reason I love travel so much and sharing a meal with others and capturing the love two people share on their wedding day.
As much as I love the day of, I really enjoy sitting and reliving that day to create a story for the people I’ve come to be friends with. Full disclosure, I will cry while I’m editing your wedding.
Lead Shooter, Team Manager, Editor
Based in South Louisiana, Lover of Long Walks Outside and Creative Mastermind
This is Olivia! I love black coffee, adventures, and staying up late to talk.
If I could be anywhere but here right this minute, I’d be in Japan, painting the wild deer on Miyajima Island. The night would end way past my bedtime- talking about the important things with new friends over drinks.
As many adventures as I’ve had, falling in love has been the most exhilarating by far. I've been married to my husband for 10 years, and each day without fail is a surprise. We’ve seen the world together, and it’s taught me that every moment matters.
You know- when you’re laying on the couch watching some random cooking show and the dog is crushing your ribs because you’re all smushed together? And you’ve completely blown off the dishes to find out if this girl’s soufflé will fall? Yea. Those moments are important.
I’ve been storytelling through my art for years. And film is my newest way of making every in-between moment and adventure have their place in the sun.
I can’t wait to tell your story, and I feel so privileged to be a part of your wedding!
Lead Shooter, Social Flow, Editor
Based in South Louisiana, Lover of Warm Beach Days and Sketch Artist Genius
Lead Shooter, Editor
Hey ya’ll, I’m Bria! An extroverted introvert and visual artist.
I love to travel, but there’s something about the sweet Southern Louisiana culture that will always be home. I love watching the leaves change colors in the fall, hot summer beach days, long car rides with loud music, visiting museums, and a nice cold margarita amongst friends.
I’m a true creative at heart, so when I’m not filming, you might find me drawing digital art, putting fun outfits together, painting murals, or looking for new recipes to bake. It’s such an amazing feeling to think of an idea and then be able to bring it to life! And I promise to bring that same excitement to your special day.
Your wedding is more than just an event, it’s a reflection of all of the love in your life, and you deserve to have it preserved on video to watch for years and years to come. I aim to document the big moments and the quiet details, so you can remember it all for a lifetime.
I can’t wait to meet you!
Based in South Louisiana, Lover of Travel and Self-Proclaimed Chef
Founder, Lead Shooter, Editor, Team Cheerleader
With my wife Erin, I have documented somewhere around 500 weddings since 2009 as a wedding photographers and have been considered among "The Best in the World" by Junebug Weddings and "Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the Country" by The Knot. In 2015, I set out to follow a new passion for filmmaking along with my friends here at Genuine Collective. We all absolutely fell in love with the craft of creating wedding films.
On a normal day, you can find my wife and I waking up early for coffee and long morning conversations, usually followed by an editing marathon. I have a big interest in craft coffee, and am always searching for local roasters as we travel. My day is typically filled with visual creativity and ends with a glass of red wine with my wife as we watch old re-runs of The Office.
I’m devoted to outstanding visual storytelling whether through a single image or a short film. But above all, I value our couples experience and the impact of our work. In a quest for wedding video with meaning, clips that capture fleeting moments, and forgotten details, I apply the same principles and practices that Erin and I have developed for our signature wedding photography at Erin and Geoffrey Photography to our work here with Genuine Collective Films.
Based in South Louisiana, Plant Lady and Self-Made Award Winning Wedding Photographer
Founder, Educator, Team Cheerleader
Hey, I’m Erin! I’m a visual artist at heart and have been telling love stories for nearly 15 years side by side with my husband Geoffrey. I usually gravitate to having meaningful conversations with others about their values and goals in life, and enjoy sipping on a glass of Prosecco in the evenings.
You’ll find me waking up early with a cup of coffee and having heartfelt chats with Geoffrey about life, our future and the world we live in. You can find me most days checking on all my plant babies and singing ridiculous made-up songs to my cat Ollie as she stares blankly at me in return.
In 2015, we found a need for wedding filmmakers who focused not only on the end product, but who deeply cared about the fleeting moments on a wedding day and the couple's needs from start to finish. With that in mind, Genuine Collective Films was born. Our team consists of like-minded creatives who care about everyone on an personal level. I couldn't be more proud of what Genuine Collective Films stands for, and to work with immense talent and heart from each of these people I not only get to call team members, but amazing friends for life.
To say we have a passion for wedding filmmaking would be an understatement. Human connection is the core of what we do. We will cry at your wedding... We will cry editing your wedding... and probably a little bit in-between. We would love to hear the vision for your wedding!