Chambers Wedding

At the end of September, Caroline and I ventured up to Asheville, NC to film Stephanie and Andrew’s wedding. As some of you may recall, I’m from the Asheville area, so any excuse to get back home to see the beautiful mountains, I’m taking it!

Stephanie and Andrew met each other while in school at UNC (Go Heels!). Andrew joined a club that Stephanie held a leadership role in and thought it would be easy. She likes to refer to herself as his boss in that club. When you get to know them more, it’s clear to see they are truly dedicated to each other and care for one another on a very deep level. While still dating, Andrew spent time studying abroad. When he returned, Stephanie then took a trip to Germany. After graduation, Stephanie took a job in Austin, TX and Andrew quickly decided he too was Austin bound! A surprise proposal in Barcelona later and here we are on their wedding day!

They described their wedding as intimate, romantic, fun and simple. I can confirm they nailed it on all of those! From custom socks with their dog’s face on them, to the donut wall, to Andrew belting The Darkness’ “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” the day truly was intimate, romantic, fun and simple!

Below is our highlight of their special day! Stephanie and Andrew, thank you so much for allowing Caroline and I to be part of your special day. It was an honor to film your wedding and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!

What Happened in Vegas!

Good Tuesday morning everyone!  Back in November, when I was thinking more and more about videography, I was exploring all the ways in which I could create videos and content outside of just weddings.

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So with that in mind, I decided to reach out to the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) and see if they needed any help with their upcoming National Championship that was to be held in Las Vegas, NV.  As luck would have it, the other media company they had worked with in the past had other obligations that weekend and they were in need of someone to work with.

For those of you that don't know, I played club golf while at NC State.  Myself along with some other close friends developed the team over 5 years (victory lap!).  During my final year and a half with club golf, I served as a Regional Coordinator with my friend/teammate/roommate Brandon for the North Carolina Region.  This entailed planning and running tournaments every semester and also trying to grow the conference.  The student president of the entire NCCGA at the time was Matt Weinberger who now happens to be the COO and Co-Founder of Nextgengolf.

Nextgengolf is the organizing body over the NCCGA and focuses on providing awesome golf experiences and opportunities not just to college students but to all golfers across the country in the 18-39 age range.  They're also launching an initiative to be the hub for high school golf in the country as well!

So back to November and I decide to send Matt a message on the off chance that it could work.  What's the worst that could happen? They say no and I keep moving on.  However, it seems as though the timing was perfect and it all came together quickly.  On December 1st, they flew me out to Las Vegas to the Paiute Golf Resort to document the Fall 2017 National Championship.

I'll be working on a series of videos for them and the first one is ready to be released!  It's a short video that provides some info on the NCCGA and will be used on their site and social media accounts to generate new teams/members in the NCCGA.  The growth that the organization has seen is incredible.  My last tournament was the Fall 2012 National Championship (don't ask how I finished) at Sea Island in Georgia.  There were roughly 100 golfers and maybe less than a dozen teams total participating.  

In Vegas, the Fall 2017 Championship had more than 340 golfers representing over 50 schools across the country.  Currently there are more than 350 collegiate club golf teams in the U.S. and they don't show any signs of slowing down!  I'm very proud to have been a club golfer and to feel like I played a small role in it's incredible growth.  

This will hopefully be the beginning of a long term relationship with the NCCGA and Nextgengolf.  I have several more projects in production right now for them that will be coming out over the next few weeks.  It's been a great pleasure so far and I can't wait to show you more so you can get an idea of just how awesome the organization is and what they're doing for not just collegiate golfers but young professionals as well!

I hope you enjoy!  

-Brian

New Year, New Business?!

Happy New Years to all!  For those that don't know us personally, I'd like to introduce myself and my wife.  We are Brian and Caroline Cox and we are the owners and videographers of Caddy & Co. Productions.  We're both originally from the mountains of North Carolina, the Asheville area to be more specific.  

Engagement picture compliments of  Carolyn Scott Photography

Engagement picture compliments of Carolyn Scott Photography

We met in Raleigh in 2012 and relocated to Charlotte in the summer of 2013.  We recently settled down in a new home in Huntersville which is just north of the Queen City. Today, I want to take a moment to share a little about our path to forming Caddy & Co. 

After attending Appalachian State University, Caroline moved to Raleigh in 2012 - just a few months before I graduated from NC State.  We actually met just 6 weeks before I was set to graduate and, from the first date, we both recognized we had something special.  After moving to Charlotte a few months later, Caroline found herself back in school and I found myself facing the real world.

In September of that year, I got a job working at a bank. After almost three full years of that job, I realized something needed to change and Caroline was nothing but supportive.  She ultimately helped me overrule my safe and pragmatic thinking and told me to resign and find the thing I truly loved.

After buying our first home in 2015, I found myself always researching other homes and opportunities even after we moved in.  Our agent, Robin Senter of Senter & Company, was incredible to work with and quickly became my mentor in pursuing my license.  She told me to get my license and I'd have spot on her team.  Talk about a hook up!  She's one of the best and highest producing agents in the area and she was a one-man-band at the time.  

In August of 2016, I joined her and her husband, Kevin, and we hit the ground running.  Admittedly, they're producing at a level I still can't Fathom! I love working in real estate and I keep an active license, but overtime I discovered that I was missing a creative outlet.  I grew up and went through college with a dated notion that I'd work in the same industry for 40+ years, retire and play golf every day until my time on Earth was up.  But I was left wanting for more and lacking a certain level of personal fulfillment.

These realizations eventually led me to videography... Caroline's best friend was getting married in September of 2017.  They had decided not to hire a videographer for their wedding so I told Caroline that I'd like to film their wedding for them.  For some reason, they agreed!  While in college I worked on several video projects for work, school, clubs and just for fun.  Working on their wedding reminded me how much I enjoyed that process.

To provide even more background, I'll speak quickly to our own wedding.  We too, due to budgetary constraints, weren't going to have a videographer at our wedding.  During the wedding planning process, I often found Caroline watching wedding highlights on Vimeo until the wee hours of the morning.  I knew then, I'd have to figure out a way to make sure we had one there.  I did some research and found quotes ranging from $3,000 all the way to $7,000! Yikes!  

I ultimately found a videographer that fit our limited budget and hired him.  He did good work, but delivered the final product late (6 months instead of 6 weeks after the wedding) and was very hard to get a hold of throughout the process.  We've since discovered he's no longer in business due to several other couples experiencing the same issues. Unfortunately, we've learned that many couples experience the same frustration with vendors.

Once I finished work on Lee (Caroline's friend) and Ed's video, I couldn't ignore the growing feeling that I loved working on it and that I was pretty good at it too!  Caroline must've agreed because she posed the question to me, "Why not us?"  Here we are, several months later with newly purchased equipment and several successful projects under our belt.

Caddy & Co. is named for our sweet puppy "Caddy."  In true millennial fashion, we named a business after the dog (who fills up our entire social media content anyways).

We'd love the chance to work with you on your wedding!  We also handle special events, corporate events, engagements/proposals (if the asker is planning the ultimate surprise for the askee), and small business content creation!

To our family and friends, thank you so much for your support and belief in us!  To our future clients, thank you as well for choosing us!  We look forward to a great first year in 2018!

Happy New Year!

-Brian