LoveLocked Films provides streamlined wedding film production for the couple that might not want to take a big chunk out of their budget for their wedding cinematography but they still want a quality, professionally shot film to remember their day.
For over ten years, owner, Marcella Hoekstra, has produced luxury wedding films at the helm of Heirloom Pictures Boutique Wedding Films. Due to large demand for an alternative to the bigger production style of Heirloom Pictures, in 2015, Marcella proudly announced the birth of her offshoot little sister company "LoveLocked Films." LoveLocked Films offers the same exceptional quality and client service as Heirloom Pictures and even shares some team members. And Marcella, acting as Executive Creative Director, personally walks clients through the process on the front end to discuss their needs prior to the big day and oversees all finishing and edits, prior to delivery.
LoveLocked Films offers its couples a quality film with the same level of handcrafted care at a portion of the budget - because every love story needs to be told!
Filmmaker Marcella Hoekstra has been creating wedding films since 2005. With a degree in Film and Video from the Rhode Island School of Design, she has spent over two decades as an independent filmmaker, director, producer and business owner. As Executive Creative Director and Owner of LoveLocked Films, she oversees all aspects of production from the very first call with couples to the delivery of their films.
Jon graduated from Rhode Island College in 2003 with a degree in media studies. Although he's worked on many acclaimed short films, music videos, documentaries, and corporate and commercial videos, wedding videos are his specialty. Jon all documentary edits and Highlights films for LoveLocked and has been bringing his creative and technicals skills to clients as part of the LoveLocked team since our first season.
Having worked in the hospitality industry since 1996, New England native, Megan Whithed, brings her unique insight to her role as Client Concierge. She fine tuned her attention to detail and love of weddings as a full service Wedding Planner and Catering Sales Director. She loves the details and brings along a passion for creative and effortless planning to help transform a couple's wedding film in to reality.
MARCELLA HOEKSTRA - Owner,
Executive Creative Director
Bio coming soon!
Nate has been behind the camera for over 10 years, starting with a background in indie film. It was a natural progression to take all of the cinema styles he had learned and begin applying them to filming weddings. His artistic eye, creativity and cordial personality will allow you to feel comfortable and confident on your wedding day knowing your memories will be captured beautifully and cherished for the rest of your life.
Jeremy Abraham has been creating wedding films since 1998. With almost 20 years of experience, Jeremy brings his talent and creativity as a cinematographer to every job whether its shooting weddings, commercial projects or corporate work. His calm presence and thoughtful shooting style will be a wonderful asset to your day .Jeremy has been a member of the LoveLocked team since our first season.
I don't know where to begin with how much we loved our wedding film and the team at LoveLocked Films. We didn't decide to hire a videographer until a month away from our wedding date and couldn't be more happy with our decision. Marcella and her team could not have been more professional when it came to accommodating our needs and making sure they captured everything we wanted.
From the very beginning the team was extremely detailed in their requests and were beyond responsive to any questions we had.
We had initially decided not to hire a videographer and can't begin to imagine what our Wedding Memories would be like without it. Please be sure to check out Marcella and her amazing team, you will be extremely glad you did!
All our love,
Love Locked Films was the perfect choice. The entire booking process was a breeze.
Adam was amazing, and got such beautiful footage. He was kind, thoughtful, and felt like a guest at our wedding. Our video is something we will cherish forever. Couldn't be happier with the end product! We almost didn't go with a videographer and am so glad we did!! The couple is always so busy on their wedding day that they hardly have time to see their actual event.
When we watched our video over we saw so many wonderful moments that we had missed during the whirlwind day, as well as the cocktail hour that we missed! Thank you for helping us cherish and remember the best day of our lives!
WOW! We are so thrilled with our videos from LoveLocked Films. Truth be told, we weren't originally going to have a wedding video... At the time we thought that those funds would be more useful in other parts of the budget. As we spoke to more recently married couples, it dawned on us just how important a wedding video is-- and thank goodness it did!
All of the team members are true professionals and blend seamlessly into your wedding day - Adam never made us feel artificial, uncomfortable or "on display" and he did an amazing job of capturing us as we naturally were.
If I had to do it all again I would have booked Adam and the LoveLocked Films team immediately. From the initial consultation, to the in depth interview & questionnaires, they work with you on such a personal level. They really take the time to get to know you, so they are able to roll with the punches on the wedding day. While they captured every aspect of the wedding perfectly, they were never overbearing and never in our face.
I have received countless compliments and our friends were genuinely blown away (as were we) by the obvious artistic mastery and high quality editing that went into our film.
If you haven't already booked LoveLocked... you should now!
4 Hours of Coverage
2 Ceremony Cameras
1 - 2 Reception Cameras
1 Camera for the rest of the day
Edit of Ceremony from procession to exit
Edit of Reception including intro, dances and toasts
3 - 5 minute Highlights
- All films are delivered via private online gallery for on-demand viewing and unlimited downloads.
- Highlights only posted to Vimeo to share.
At Lovelocked Films we have a base package and provide options for additional shooting hours and A La Carte items
so that couples can get the amount of coverage they require and the edits they love at the price a point that fits!
Extra Shooting Hours
~ Highlights length upgrade to 5 - 7 mins
(for 6+ hour packages)
~ Shooting Assistant - 4 Hours
~ 2nd Shooter - 4 - 8 Hours
~ Rehearsal Dinner Coverage
Drone footage is at no extra charge and will be included as time, weather and clearance allow. Travel fee may apply
WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
LoveLocked Films shoots in a non-obtrusive documentary style. What this means is that we shoot in a way that allows us to get the most candid and natural shots of you and your guests without being a distraction. We will never direct you.
WILL YOU WORK WELL WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHER?
Absolutely. We believe in teamwork. Communication with photographers is key because we both shoot the same subject all day...you! Good communication is essential for great coverage for us AND your photographer. We consider ourselves part of a team with ALL of your vendors.
WILL YOU BE SHINING A LIGHT IN MY FACE?
No, we won't. Again, we don't want to interrupt the flow of your day with distractions. We will never shine a light in your face or get too close with our cameras.
SO YOU HAVE DRONES, HUH?
Yes, we do, and here is a bit more you should know about that! As of August 29, 2016, in order to operate a drone commercially, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires a Part 107 Certificate. It is designed to minimized risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. Our shooters have passed an aeronautical knowledge test given by the FAA and are certified drone pilots.