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Our Story

The Idea...

Guestographer was founded by videographer & small business owner Jared Belt, with a simple idea to highlight the videos (and photos) captured by guests!

 

Having spent over 10 years in the wedding industry, Jared saw over and over how couples would try to keep their guests from taking photos and videos on their phones, citing the professionals who were hired to do that. They would put out "unplugged ceremony" signs and even make announcements about it, and yet...people still pull out their phones. It's human nature; they want to capture those special moments for themselves to look back on. 

Then came the epiphany. Guests will pull out their phones, and they will capture those moments, so why fight it? Let's put that content to good use! Thus, Guestographer was born. Beginning in early 2020, Jared started collecting guest videos at the weddings he was already filming, and would create little highlights to test out the idea. And now, he has turned it into it's own separate business, completely dedicated to bringing your guests into this event capturing space, with a perspective that only they can give.

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Jared Belt, Founder

"I have always felt that there is no replacement for professional videography. When done right, it is a priceless investment. However, as a videographer myself, I couldn't help but notice that there was an opportunity being missed at every single wedding; the unique perspectives of the guests.

I used to be frustrated with guests filming on their phones while I'm there filming the same event on a professional camera. But it hit me one day that their perspective truly is special. Even though it is being filmed on a phone, the moment itself and the reason the guest wanted to capture it is beautiful. It's time to celebrate that, and involve the guests in this event-capturing arena."

We Just Launched!

"Thank you for checking out Guestographer! We just had our official launch on February 2nd, 2023, and I could not be more excited to share this groundbreaking product. 

We are indeed in our infancy, but the roadmap for the next several year of updates is already in place. It was important to me to get this out there to the world as soon as it was ready for use, and today it is finally ready. It's been three years of development to get us here, but here we are! The next several years will see important changes and updates, but don't hesitate to jump in with us now!

In fact, users of Guestographer's "Album + Automatic Highlight" package (currently in beta) in the year 2023 will be granted renewed access to use that product again after every major update for the next 5 years! And we want your involvement in fine-tuning it! In using it, feel free to reach out to us anytime in the contact form with any insights, questions, or suggestions about our system!

 

Thank you for stopping by and being apart of the Guestographer story!"
 

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