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.
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 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.
I can not believe it has been 6 months since I last saw this family for Aiden’s newborn session! It is 100% true what they say, the days are long but the years are short. Before I knew it, February was approaching and I knew we needed to get this 6 month photo session in before their little features were not so little anymore! A few weeks ago I went back to their house and we had our session together capturing those candid lifestyle moments and I have to say, I just love sessions like this! This was so laid back, mom Breann was amazing handling her big kid, little kid and fur baby. She’s a natural! I loved catching up with her about life and hearing all of the little milestones Aiden has been achieving!
He was such a good baby during our session, fully idolizing his brother and not minding at all when his dog would walk on him. He is just starting to sit up but mom said he still needs assistance. We attempted to see if he could sit up on his own toward the end of our session and sure enough, HE DID IT! He mastered sitting up and I was there to see it! I was so proud and so excited I got to be there to capture those moments for mom and dad!
I am so excited to see them again for Aiden’s 1st Birthday session! Breann, TJ, Owen and Aiden, thank you so much, again for opening up your home to me to capture this first year of Aiden with you! He is going to have so many new milestones happening within the next few months and when I see you all again, I am so excited to see the difference just 6 more months make! Owen, thanks for keeping me on my toes and always laughing! You are such a great big brother! It is so clear that Aiden looks up to you so much already! Here are just a few of my favorites from out session together! xo.
It feels like the year of baby girls! I have had several newborn sessions this year and all of them were little ladies who just stole my heart! This beautiful family invited me to their home for a lifestyle newborn session and I am so thankful! Big Brother Ben was so cute snuggling on his new sister Emily for some parts of our session. He even busted out some adorable dance moves! Emily is absolutely the sweetest and at 7 days new, she was awake for most of our time together. These photos are timeless. It’s just so crazy to see how much babies and kids grow each day. Everyday is new and having these moments captured in your home is a wonderful way to keep these precious memories forever.
Kristy, Jeff, Benjamin and Emily, Thanks so much for spending the day with me! I had so much fun getting to know you guys and meeting baby Emily. She is absolutely precious! She and Ben are so lucky to have parents like you! I hope you love your photos as much as I do! It’s always so hard for me to choose my favorites so here is a sneak peek of a bunch of the photos I love! Can’t wait to see you guys again soon! xo.
LIFESTYLE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY
The true beauty of lifestyle newborn photography is that there are really no boundaries of what the sessions should be like. There are no rules, set poses or perfect timing. Each family is different and so the end result is different as well. It’s unique as it should be because it portrays each family’s story in a real and honest way. Don’t ever feel like you are too late to capture your baby’s photos. There are no set rules. Babies are beautiful in every phase and the moments are too precious and fleeting to be missed.
Oh My Goodness, friends! Can I just tell you how excited I was to take photos of this adorable family!!! Some of you may already know them! They are the Beabout’s from BEABOUT EXPOSURE– husband and wife videography team! I have had the pleasure to work with mom and dad Beabout for several weddings this year! We like to call ourselves, The Dream Team! If you have us at your wedding, we will most likely announce that the dream team is here!
I loved getting to meet their little ones that I have heard so much about! They were so sweet! Little Piper is starting to stand on her own and take a few steps which was so fun to see her try to do! Big brother Logan was a little shy at first in front of the camera but then warmed up a bit and we got to see his fun silly personality! He was very helping being sure that Piper did not eat any rocks or dirt while we were trying to get her attention to look at me or laugh… She tried and Logan was on it!
Philip, Brittney, Logan and Piper- I loved getting to spend some time with you guys NOT at a wedding! While I love working with you, it was so fun to see the kids and not talk about camera settings and where we are going to stand! Thank you for trusting me taking these photos!!! It means a lot to me that you had me take them, so again, Thank you! Can’t wait to work together again soon! xoxo.
Also, I just need to add that Beabout Exposure just celebrated their 1 year!! It’s so amazing all of the hard work they have done this year of kicking off their business! So proud! <3
Family sessions have been in full swing this season and I am so excited to share this beautiful little family with you! I have been taking family photos for these guys for the past 4 years! It is so amazing to watch them grow each year and now, they have a little bundle of love, Mary.
Big Brother Benjamin was a baby when we met. He and Ethan are very close in age, so Jen and I became close friends as our boys were growing up together. I love that we are still friends, our kids are growing up together and I get to capture their family milestones each year.
Tony, Jen, Benjamin, Mary, Jay and Echo- You guys are the sweetest! Thank you for trusting me year after year to document your family photos for you. I love seeing your Christmas cards with images from our session on them. I am wondering what ones you will choose this year, because as you will see below, I had a hard time choosing a favorite! :- ) Can’t wait to see you all again soon! xoxo
Hello, and welcome to the Ali B Blog! I’m Alex and I am a wedding photographer based in Bedford, NH. I hope you grab your favorite drink ( in my case, coffee) and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for brides and photographers, as well as getting a little peek into my life.