I STARTED OUT
filming outdoor sports, specifically mountain biking. Every film was a learning experience, and I sincerely enjoyed every opportunity to begin a new project. One day a friend enthusiastically shared with me a wedding film that she saw online. It was like nothing I had seen before. My idea of a wedding film was a stack of VHS tapes exhaustingly documenting the entire wedding day via a camcorder on a tripod. A film that very few people were anxious to watch, let alone devoting the next 4 hours to. In contrast, the film I was shown, was engaging! A synopsis of the day encapsulated in about 5 min, and even though I did not even know the bride and groom I felt somewhat connected to what they and their guests were feeling. At that moment I realized I wanted to be a part of making these films. I spent the next year learning and perfecting my own technique. I genuinely enjoy the process, and it gives me great joy to deliver a film to the bride and groom that means so much to remembering one of the most important days of their lives. put a lot of trust in your wedding videographer. After all, your trusting them to capture your first steps, first kiss, tear, and dance as husband and wife. Being authentic is the key. Authenticity is a rare commodity, yet achievable if you have a videographer that can wear several hats. A friend, a professional, a piece of the background. My name is Austin, and I always bring three hats to every wedding.
I have traveled all over the United States for destination weddings and engagement video / photo shoots, but I split my time living in Durango, CO, and Lake Tahoe CA / NV. My eventual goal is to become a full time nomad, meeting new people and awesome couples all over internationally! There are so many amazing quality people out there to meet and share experiences with!
Austin Hatala | Videographer
AND... here is the obligatory hipster/creative bio… Twenty six, lover of mountain bike tricks, a fresh pair of kicks, and world traveling topics. Firmly against pre-made brownie mix, conflicts, overly planned picnics, and selfie sticks.