Our Commitment

Because we believe that every person and their journey is unique, it is important to us to get to know and capture you both in the most genuine and meaningful way. Your wedding is about you two and your united families, so it is our commitment to serve you, not just on wedding day, but from the moment we meet to every next time you hit re-play and all the feelings re-surface again generations from now. That commitment deserves your trust in our process.

 

Want to know what inspires us and our process? Our own marriage. It's full of intentionality, emotion, laughter, telepathy, tears, joy, coincidence and connection. It's not perfect, but yet it is. That's what makes it amazing, and that's the feeling people thrive for.

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 

― Maya Angelou

What We Deliver

Cinematic Wedding Films

Our signature story-driven assembly of beautiful imagery, powerful music and vocals, crafted together in an artistic, movie-like fashion that flows with audio from your wedding. It allows you to experience together all the emotions, excitement, moments, and details again from the day. We offer several different lengths in our packages, with the most popular running 5-7 minutes. Because these are our main product, we proudly spend most of our time producing them.

The running time and focus of these are custom per couple.
 

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Documentaries

The ceremony, toasts, rehearsal dinner, dances, henna ceremony, or special event, edited in chronological order, and perfect for reliving the moment together or with friends or family. These are made custom upon request. 


Highlight / Music Video

If you like the idea of having a 1-3 minute powerful compilation of the best moments from the day to share with others on social media, a highlight video is ideal for just that. These can be made custom upon request and edited to a certain style or genre.
 

Raw Footage

The culled, unedited clips minus the ceremony, toasts, and main events. Consider these the raw, unedited bloopers.

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Eloping? Proposing?

We do Video AND Photo

We love true, wild romance and an adventurous spirit. Whether it's just the few of us on a hike, a small ceremony at a gorgeous location, or a secret and epic proposal, we are here to help plan and document a truly personal and celebratory experience. Ideal for elopements, proposals, and engagement/couple sessions. Weekdays are most available. 

Having a destination or 2+ day wedding and special events?
If a package doesn't scream your name, we'll create one that does.

About Your Filmmakers

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Hello! We are Daniel and Maria. We are a married, international couple, and we love true romance. We are big romantics, travelers, foodies, health nuts and Carmel Frappuccino drinkers, outdoor lovers, dreamers, and creators. We enjoy a good adventure and scouting new hidden places between the Blue Ridge Mountains and coastline. We love spending time with others and serving at our church. One thing we feel the most called to is working with and blessing other couples. With YAF, we are proud to have the opportunity to work with about 20 special couples a year. As you will find, we absolutely love what we do. Here is just one bride of many who knows it!
 

“We used Yours Always Films for our big day and it was one of the best decisions we made! From our first coffee date to our big day, Daniel was so personable and motivated to give us something special to remember the best day by. He definitely delivered. I watch our video all the time. The memories with friends, family, and my husband on that day are all frozen in time because of that video. His attention to detail is amazing! He is creative and works well with the photographer. If you’re looking for amazing work, Yours Always Films is for you! You will not regret it!” - Paige

 

I, Maria, am from Maputo, Mozambique, and Daniel from Indiana. After meeting each other online, Daniel flew all the way around the world to meet my family and I and to propose to me on the beach. During our year-and-a-half long-distance engagement, and until we united in the states in 2019, he created videos for us to hold onto all the memories we made. They literally held us together through the distance. Since then, we've been telling stories of other couples together because of how powerful it was for us. So powerful that it means the world to you when it's all you have to remember something in such a real, emotional, exciting, visually stimulating, and heartfelt way. We value marriage and the meaning behind it, and believe in strengthening and deepening relationships. We believe we found our calling, and therefore, we give it our all.

Our Roots

Daniel is most rooted in his lifelong talent in creating. He grew up drawing and playing music. He spent his high school years writing and recording in the basement, performing for concerts and leading worship services at church and small groups. His love for creating spread to a love for people, culture, and his future wife of whom he wrote about in his songs and journals. Before graduating high school, he bought a camera and took it everywhere he went. Friends started to know him for his music and photography. He felt a whole new excitement surface when he shot his first wedding in 2010, but never thought it could become a vocation. During his pursuit of a more "realistic" career in marriage and family counseling, Daniel met and fell in love with Maria, of whom inspired his investment and pursuit of both worlds to creatively capturing and recreating romance stories such as his own to strengthen marriages. He named the business Yours Always, as a salutation he used at the end of his letters to his future wife.

 

Maria grew up in Mozambique as well as Perm, Russia and spent most of her time dancing and studying numbers. Her life was rooted in these two outlets: connecting with others through expression and honesty and understanding predictability. Her pursuit of her mathematics career led her around the eastern hemisphere. She found fulfillment within her diverse friend group and through supporting them in their relationships, like her mother had always done for her. Not until they met on a Christian dating website did she get to see her own romance story unfold. Her character, marital reverence, and heart for worship is what attracted Daniel. Since then, she has fallen in love with the journey, beauty, culture, connections, and experiences she gets to create with all our couples.

 

Our Mission

With a heart and drive for emotional connection, visual storytelling, and purpose driven marriage, our mission is to eternally bless marriages and commit to telling stories of couples in a deep, adventurous, and personal way. Our goal is to use the skills, talent, and eternal perspective God gave us to showcase the raw emotion and excitement within your love story in a way that will forever bring their marriage back to its roots. Contact us today if you want us to be a part of your wedding vision!

Yours Always, Daniel and Maria

Outer Banks

By now you've learned all about us and it's your turn to say hi! Contact us to request our availability.

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