ABOUT

Minnesotan farm-girl turned film fanatic.. I spent my days riding horses and chasing my sisters around with a camera attempting to get them to star in my films.

 

 

Those simple beginnings would lead me to California with a camera in my hand, a good song in my head (California Love to be exact), and the passion to tell stories that have never been heard. 

 

I was never quite sure what attracted me to film, but I always felt that I was born to be a filmmaker.

By the time I was Sixteen I had sold my first screenplay, worked on Hollywood film sets, and directed my first short film at a studio in LA. 

 

As soon as I graduated high school I took off to LA. I spent the next four years attending college in Santa Monica.  

During my schooling I was filming weddings every weekend for my company and various companies in Southern California. In the span of four years I filmed 120+ weddings. 

I did a lot of filming in those four years, in 2018 I moved from LA to Temecula, Ca and began to work full time with my company AK films. 

I want to make sure my company represents positive values and the power of love. The foundation of my company is based on my faith in Jesus whom empowers us to love one another despite the circumstances and to do all work diligently and honestly.

 

My goal in life is to make films that matter. Capturing the union of two people is something I am very proud of and blessed to be a part of.

STYLE

My style has developed into a simplistic and elegant approach to capturing weddings. I don't use tons of gear, huge lights, or cranes.  I have seen so many videographers and photographers who turn weddings into film sets, and to me that feels so fake. I want my clients favorite memories to be with their family, friends and each other. Not to spend half of their very special day doing awkward poses for their video. 
Of course I understand that some people don't mind having lots of pictures and videos taken during their wedding day, but I try as much as possible to keep the video authentic and natural. My goal at the end of the day is to ensure that my clients are happy, because if they are truly enjoying their day then then film will come out feeling like a real story.

PROCESS

I named my company after my first and middle name Allison Karlyn so that my clients would know that they would be hiring me to create their wedding film, not a random shooter and a team of editors overseas (you would be surprised how many owners of big wedding companies don't even know how to use a camera). I do not contract out my editing work because I believe that the true authenticity of my companies style comes through in the edit. 
I film a handful of weddings each year so that I can utilize the extra time during the editing process. Typically I spend anywhere between 35-60 hours on each edit. I only edit one wedding at a time so that I can be fully immersed into the story. 
 
I want to be as authentic and transparent as I can in my work. Each piece I create is special in its own unique way. All of my clients are different and their stories are new and untold. I take much pride in creating films that capture the official union of their love.

951.837.3834 | allisonkarlynfilms@gmail.com  

wedding videography in san diego | orange county 

los angeles | worldwide 

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