We've been featured in many INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS and won many awards!
Here's a short list:
> Wedding Wire COUPLES' Choice Awards 2011, 2012, 2014
> Bride's Magazine Feature 2014
> The Knot's Best of Weddings 2008-2013
> The Knot's Inaugural Hall of Fame LOS ANGELES Videographer
> Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book 2013, 2014, 2015
> MyFOX LA Top 4 Videographers in Los Angeles 2008-2014
> Here Comes the Guide Vendor Certification
> Communicator Award Winner 2009
> Aegis Award Winner 2006
> CASE District VII Awards of Excellence, Silver and Bronze 2012
"We genuinely admire the high quality of your cinematography! Your expertise in the following areas has impressed our team:
-Exceptional client services, a genuine interest in fostering a client relationship
-Superior design style and the continual honing of your craft
-Rave reviews be colleagues and clients"
In 2012, we were chosen by Here Comes the Guide to be the only cinematographer in their annual print edition book. The selection process involved surveys, consultations and interviews with customers and vendors we've worked with.
FROM THE BOOK:
￼"What if your love could be turned into an Oscar-worthy movie? That’s what Charles Lauren Films does for couples that hire them. Company founders David and Kelsey Pluskat combine a brilliant narrative style and an eye for romance in a way that captures those spontaneous wedding moments and makes them cinematically stellar.
They met in high school and went down similar paths: David had been filming documentaries for the city and school since age 13, while Kelsey worked on documentaries for PBS. David earned a degree in filmmaking, and eventually these two kindred spirits married and formed their own wedding cinema company. “David and Kelsey are a joy to work with,” says a client. “I am constantly amazed by their energy and ability.” “High quality, indeed,” agrees another film professional. “Cinematic and epic—their quality of coverage rivals what you see on the big screen.”
This duo is particularly adept at filming weddings, where their artistry, sensitivity, intuition and expertise produce thoroughly captivating results. “We’re very aware of everything that’s happening,” David explains. “It’s an exercise in looking for beauty, in paying attention, in being constantly mesmerized by a world full of wonder. It’s the most challenging thing you can do in filmmaking. It must be done all in one take, by a small team and it must be perfect.”
Amazingly, they manage to achieve this unobtrusively. Clients are overwhelmed by their professionalism, their calming presence and how they seamlessly and seemingly effortlessly follow the day. “We were thrilled,” raves a bride. “They didn’t miss a thing. We watched our DVD more times than I care to admit. Everyone said it looked like a fairy-tale wedding.”
“I believe Kelsey and David really love their vocation and are dedicated to honoring their clients’ tastes and providing them with a heartfelt, artistically rendered document of their wedding day,” confirms a noted officiant. “My only suggestion would be…well, to clone themselves so there were more like them out there!”
This couple is often so absorbed in their work they find it hard to stop. “It’s about fun, it’s about togetherness, it’s about bonding,” says Kelsey, who feels that being married definitely helps. “They absolutely love what they do and it shows in their work,” reports a photographer who gives them a 10 out of 10. “If my wife and I were getting married again, we’d definitely use them.”
It’s obvious: These two know how to create the ultimate date movie—one that wins awards. As one bride confessed after trying to tear herself away from viewing their wedding video samples, “There we were, watching someone else’s entire wedding and getting emotional about it. That was pretty crazy, we thought, so we hired them."
In 2014, The Knot inducted us into the Best of Weddings Hall of Fame! Here is the link on our blog!
THE KNOT REVEALS HALL OF FAME: THE BEST OF THE BEST IN WEDDING INDUSTRY
-- First-Ever Wedding Industry Hall of Fame Pronounces Preeminent Vendors Across the U.S. –
Charles Lauren Films honored!
NEW YORK (October 1, 2013) – Whether they’re trying to find the wedding dress salon with the best service in Philadelphia, the most creative wedding photographers in Los Angeles, New York’s top cake bakers or Miami’s hottest reception sites, engaged couples across the country want the inside scoop from real brides. The Knot Wedding Network (NYSE: XOXO), which is composed of the top two wedding websites, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, today announces the first-of-its-kind wedding industry Hall of Fame for the all-time best wedding vendors across the United States.
Comprised of winners of the annual Best of Weddings, a by-brides-for-brides guide to the top wedding vendors in 80-plus cities across the U.S., the Hall of Fame inducts wedding vendors who have won four or more Best of Weddings awards. This honorable list of 331 inductees includes less than 2 percent of wedding professionals.
Included in this list is Charles Lauren Films, one of a select few in Los Angeles. Charles Lauren Films specializes in Videography and Cinematography.
Charles Lauren Films is thrilled to have been named as a Hall of Fame honoree. “We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on The Knot Wedding Network; it means so much to us and our business to have received such tremendous feedback over four years. We are dedicated to providing excellent service to all of our clients and look forward to helping future brides plan their perfect day."
“For the past seven years, our reviews have been the definitive resource for our brides, providing them with unparalleled vendor recommendations directly from the tried-and-true experiences of fellow brides,” said Carley Roney, cofounder of TheKnot.com. “We’re beyond thrilled to induct our first-ever Hall of Fame, crowning the best of the best across the country, based on more than 725,000 reviews from real brides.”