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MOOSEHEAD LAKE, MAINE

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Sam x Dave

HUDSON, NEW YORK

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ROXBURY, NEW YORK

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WARWICK, NEW YORK

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SHELTER ISLAND, NEW YORK

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THOMPSON, PENNSYLVANIA

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roxbury, NEW YORK

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NARVON, PENNSYLVANIA

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CORTLANDT MANOR, NEW YORK

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BEACON, NEW YORK

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HAWLEY, PENNSYLVANIA

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

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GRISWOLD, CONNECTICUT

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

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STONE HARBOR, NEW JERSEY

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OHIO + WEST VIRGINIA

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COPAKE, NEW YORK

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CAMP PONTIAC • COPAKE, NEW YORK

We got into documentary & event filmmaking and stayed here for one reason: people. In other words - you. We are in this for you. We are in this to build relationships and create honest, goosebump inducing time capsules for extraordinary, real people. We're on a mission to create films that take you back in a way that's as real as it gets. Because what's a memory if not a collection of feelings?

We got into documentary & event filmmaking and stayed here for one reason: people. In other words, you. We are in this for you. We are in this to build relationships and create honest, goosebump inducing time capsules for extraordinary, real people. We're on a mission to take you back in a way that's as real as it gets. Because what's a memory if not a collection of feelings?

Feel this way again.

And again. And again. And again.

FEEL
THIS WAY AGAIN.

And again. And again. And again.

A Personal Experience

We believe there's a great deal of raw magic in the everyday and it's our mission to portray it. Our process and the films we create, therefore, hinge on getting to know you as best we can. From first inquiries through final deliveries, all that we do is custom tailored to ensure that your entire Birdhouse experience is one that emulates our motto of "Personal Cinema."
                                                throughout the journey, through a series of questionnaires, Skype dates, brunches - whatever the distance allows - so that by the time our cameras roll, we have established a comfortable relationship that allows for natural reactions in front of the camera. It's a big deal, being let in to capture your story, and we don't take it lightly. Because of this, we only work with a select number of couples per year. By now, we've made friends behind our lens with over 300 wonderful people. We call this the birdhouse family. We're convinced, if you put all of these people in the same room, they'd be fast
friends. We hope you'll be our newest members.

                                   We TAKE THE TIME TO
GET TO KNOW YOU

A Story of 

forever

A few years back, we started gifting our couples a set of notebooks to give to each other on their wedding day. The idea started as a way to get more of their personalities into their films while also encouraging them to take the time to document their story on their own, years after their wedding day. Our notebooks have become a connective thread of our work ever since, as we've documented our couples reading and reacting to things like their favorite and funniest memories together, the ways each other has helped them to grow, the qualities they admire most in each other, the memories they can't wait to make, and even photos and drawings of things that mean the most to them. 

Meet Us

Owner, Lead Filmmaker

NATALIE WALLACE

Studio Manager, Filmmaker

george fava

Cinematographer

MIRANDA HARPLE

We're a team of food obsessed, nature loving, dog-people filmmakers. We're a team who collectively chases goosebumps, seeking out the everyday magic in the simplest moments, the natural sounds, and the tiniest details. It's easy to say: we love what we do.  
(Click a photo to read a bio.)

        

Meet Us

Studio Manager, Filmmaker

george fava

We're a team of food obsessed, nature loving, dog-people filmmakers. We're a team who collectively chases goosebumps, seeking out the everyday magic in the natural sounds, the simplest moments and the tiniest details. It's easy to say: we love what we do. 

        

Owner, Lead Filmmaker

NATALIE WALLACE

Cinematographer

MIRANDA HARPLE

Owner, Lead Filmmaker

NATALIE WALLACE

(Why else are we here?) Human connection, love, community, real experiences, real emotions - as I see it, these are the fruits of human life. For as long as I can remember, I have been wildly, curiously in love with people and for me, it's this curiosity that is the connective thread of my work. I'd love to get to know you, learn what gets you kid-at-Christmas excited and what makes you curious about life around you. For me, pure joy is ice cream after a 12 hour shoot, swinging in the hammock with my soulmate dog, Mabel, mountainous long drives, rocking out on my drumset & riding bikes at the beach with my husband, Mark. For me, uncovering the beauty and honesty of real life and real people make me the most curious. I'd love to witness your story and share your personality through film.    

        

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Meet Us

For me, people are it.

Click here to watch my wedding film

STUDIO MANAGER, FILMMAKER

GEORGE FAVA

The moments that pass in the blink of an eye; cherished, but often lost to time. The fine details that enhance a story or separate the ordinary from the extraordinary. I’ve worn a few different hats during my life -musician, engineer, and photographer. The lessons I've learned from each have shaped the way I look at telling a story: meticulous attention to detail with eyes and ears open to find the rhythm and beauty in each passing moment. I find happiness in the first cup of coffee and a fresh donut, sniffly-nose-inducing curry with my wife, Kristen, walking my dog, Brutus, on his favorite beach, photographing a star-covered sky & writing tasty guitar licks. Creating art, and being able to do it alongside my twin, Natalie, (#wombmates) and the infinitely talented staff here at Birdhouse, is what I was put on this earth to do.    

        

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For me, it's all about the little things

Click here to watch my wedding film

Meet Us

CINEMATOGRAPHER

MIRANDA HARPLE

As individuals I believe we are all interconnected, and this synchronicity is what inspires my work. I live for new adventures, and my background in photojournalism has taken me all across the globe. There are so many fascinating humans on this earth, I just want to know as many of us as I can. While I have called many places home, my husband and I now live on a small apple orchard, where we farm and make hard cider. I wouldn't trade orchard life for anything: the smells of apples ripe in fall, front porch dinners and orchard walks with my moose-sized mutt Nora are the things I look forward to everyday. My life is about embracing every opportunity I get, and growing from our collective experience... of course, with a little hard cider and laughter along the way. 

        

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For me,a good film connects us all.

Meet Us

YOU LOVE STORIES.

                                                  People say your personality is unforgettable. You're well-loved and light up a room. You're likely to spring for a pricey, once in a lifetime meal or a front row seat to see your favorite band, just for the experience. You prefer cards to gifts. Your family is your cornerstone and your friends are just like family. You and your fiancé have a love language that, in the best way, you describe as mutual weirdness. Being able to show your kids what you looked like, danced like, or laughed like when you were young is priceless to you. You are hooked on our films.

You are our kind of people.

YOU LOVE STORIES.

                                                  People say your personality is unforgettable. You're well-loved and light up a room. You're likely to spring for a pricey, once in a lifetime meal or a front row seat to see your favorite band, just for the experience. You prefer cards to gifts. Your family is your cornerstone and your friends are just like family. You and your fiancé have a love language that, in the best way, you describe as mutual weirdness. Being able to show your kids what you looked like, danced like, or laughed like when you were young is priceless to you. You are hooked on our films.

You are our kind of people.

Q+A

What are your rates?

Local wedding commissions begin at 4,800 USD. Because it's most important to us that we create for open, genuine couples interested in story-driven work, we also offer budget friendly packages for smaller affairs or very local work. Please contact us for a detailed price list.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

We pretty much only travel. Though we're based in Harrisburg, PA, we capture most of our work in Upstate NY. New destinations highly influence our films and it's our goal to capture in all 50 states (plus a few dozen different countries). To date, we've filmed in 19 states - almost the entirety of the East Coast, plus Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota and New Mexico. We love adding new places to our list and capturing places we have never been!

DO YOU SELL RAW FOOTAGE?

Yes. Because it's highly important to us that you have all of your memories preserved for a lifetime, we offer the full raw footage on a hard drive as an additional purchase with all of our cinematic wedding films.

DO YOU OFFER CEREMONY ONLY OR RAW FOOTAGE ONLY PACKAGES?

Sorry - we do not.

What IS SUPER 8?

Super 8 is a film format from the 60s that we are very fond of (partially because we - mostly Natalie - is very fond of the 60s). We love mixing super 8 with digital video as it adds a level of intimacy and timelessness that we are constantly after in our films. For the last 5 years, super 8 has been appearing in our work. It's grown to be such a part of our brand that it's now featured in almost every wedding we capture.

CAN WE MEET YOU BEFOREHAND?

If we're being totally honest - we don't want to just know you through a single day, we want to become your friends. This is a long, personal journey we will all be embarking on together and the more comfortable you are with us, the more natural you'll be when our cameras start rolling. Honestly? We don't even like being in front of the camera, but when our friends are shooting us, the way we react is so much more us. Getting to know our couples is essential to the personal, intimate films we create. Our process is to first meet with our couples via video chats before making anything official. After booking, we love to find a way to meet in person to get to know each other better over coffee, dinner, or drinks. 

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes!

Q+A

What are your rates?

Local wedding commissions begin at 4,800 USD. Because it's most important to us that we create for open, genuine couples interested in story-driven work, we also offer budget friendly packages for smaller affairs or very local work. Please contact us for a price list.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

We pretty much only travel. Though we're based in Harrisburg, PA, we capture most of our work in Upstate NY. New destinations highly influence our films and it's our goal to capture in all 50 states (plus a few dozen different countries). To date, we've filmed in 19 states - almost the entirety of the East Coast, plus Ohio, Missouri, Minnesota and New Mexico. We love adding new places to our list and capturing places we have never been!

DO YOU SELL RAW FOOTAGE?

Yes. Because it's highly important to us that you have all of your memories preserved for a lifetime, we offer the full raw footage on a hard drive as an additional purchase with all of our cinematic wedding films.

DO YOU OFFER CEREMONY ONLY OR RAW FOOTAGE ONLY PACKAGES?

Sorry - we do not.

What IS SUPER 8?

Super 8 is a film format from the 60s that we are very fond of (partially because we - mostly Natalie - is very fond of the 60s). We love mixing super 8 with digital video as it adds a level of intimacy and timelessness that we are constantly after in our films. For the last 5 years, super 8 has been appearing in our work. It's grown to be such a part of our brand that it's now featured in almost every wedding we capture.

CAN WE MEET YOU BEFOREHAND?

we don't want to just know you through a single day, we want to become your friends. This is a long, personal journey we will all be embarking on together and the more comfortable you are with us, the more natural you'll be when our cameras start rolling. Honestly? We don't even like being in front of the camera, but when our friends are shooting us, the way we react is so much more us. Getting to know our couples is essential to the personal, intimate films we create. Our process is to first meet with our couples via video chats before making anything official. After booking, we love to find a way to meet in person to get to know each other better over coffee, dinner, or drinks. 

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?

Yes!

ELIE + Matt, BLOOMING GROVE, NY (JULY 2017)

    The Birdhouse team is fantastic: they are professional, responsive, talented, and very easy to work with. They made sure we were comfortable working with them, gave advice on any timing and planning items, and made sure they knew us as a couple and what was important to us. Natalie and George were very friendly and approachable throughout our wedding day and put us at ease in front of the camera (no small task!). They took great care to make sure they didn't miss any special moments and that they understood our priorities for the day. It really felt like two of our close friends filming us vs some impersonal cameraman jumping in and out of view! All of their videos really bring out the story of the couple, and their work is beautiful and emotional, clearly grounded in who the couple is that they're filming. We can't wait to see the final product!

CRISTINA + TIM, HAWLEY, PA (August 2016)

  To say that one of the best things that happened in our wedding planning process was a double booking of our venue, would probably sound ludicrous to most. And at the time, it was most certainly heart-wrenching to us too. But due to this monumental oversight, we found one of the greatest gifts to ourselves we could have ever invested in . . . Birdhouse. The universe clearly wanted our wedding to be captured by the palpable sincerity and raw emotion that trademark a Birdhouse film. And thank goodness it did. We have lost count of the times we've watched our wedding together, with family and friends. We've all cried and laughed, reminiscing on each moment that was so perfectly captured by their lenses. We've been left in awe at the attention to detail and their ability to embrace us as a couple - staying true to who we are and what our love is all about. We could not imagine our wedding without Birdhouse and we wouldn't even want to. There are no words to describe just how grateful we are for the mishap that brought us Birdhouse. If you want to feel all those incredible feelings you felt on your wedding day again and again, hire them. The film that they deliver will be beyond anything you could ever imagine.

PATTY + GEORGE, ROXBURY, NY (JUNE 2016)

    Originally, in our wedding planning process, we decided not to have a videographer, because it felt like a luxury and the only thing we could cut out to save money. But then, I was at my mom's one weekend watching home videos, and realized it was a memory I didn't want to skimp on. I watched SO many videos over a few month period, and couldn't find something that felt right. I didn't know what I wanted at the time, I just knew I hadn't seen it. Finally, we came across Birdhouse and Natalie's amazing work. I know it's corny, but I really felt like I knew each couple she shot. It was so personal and real and unique and so so beautiful. Natalie and Miranda were amazing during the weekend (and via Skype before!) They're so easy to get along with and they really put us at ease. When I told Natalie about the lantern ceremony I wanted to have the night before the wedding to remember my father, she said she would shoot a few hours the night before because it was too important to miss. We can't say enough about how great Birdhouse is!

SARAH + DAVID, EAST HAMPTON, NY (OCT 2015)

    This was one of the first vendor decisions we made and one of the most seamless. Talking to Natalie was comfortable and she really takes time to get to know you as a couple. Aside from the Skype, she was responsive over email leading up and also asks you to fill out a questionnaire, with some fun, out of the box questions, prior to the day that my now husband and I enjoyed filling out! She arrived on-time with her brother George and they both worked naturally throughout our day. They blended into the background but made sure to ask for certain shots when needed. We felt comfortable and at ease with them (and had a lot of fun!) My parents, friends and family were raving about how great our videographer was the day off, no stress added! Natalie is so sweet and you can tell she is passionate about her work. This decision was a no-brainer for us and we are so grateful we had the opportunity to work with Birdhouse! Our wedding video is something we will treasure and couldn't have asked for a better team! We would highly recommend Birdhouse to anyone seeking a videographer to capture their big day... be sure to book in advance!

LAUREN + LUCAS, BEACON, NY (SEPt 2015)

    What sets Birdhouse apart most is their remarkable ability to construct a narrative that perfectly encapsulates what is special about the couple they are working with. Even if you’re watching the wedding video of someone you’ve never met, you truly feel like you know the people who are getting married. You feel overjoyed that these strangers have found their particular happily ever after. Birdhouse achieves this by earnestly taking the time to get to know you and by making personal connections with you. From how you met, to common interests, to inside jokes you share, they take the time to learn every detail, and they weave these details into an intricate and intimate story of your wedding day. Every time we re-watch our wedding video (and we have, many times), we relive our wedding day. Yes, we get to see the details of who was there and what was said, but we also get to feel the overwhelming emotion felt by us and the people we celebrated with. It’s hard to even think about the video without tearing up. 

Francesca + Matt, Brooklyn, NY (June 2014)

    I cannot imagine our wedding without our Birdhouse film. We have watched it with many other friends and family and laughed and cried together with them. If you had asked me beforehand, I would've said, "I'm sure we'll watch our wedding video a few times." I've lost count of how many times I've seen it - I mean, it's bookmarked on my phone right now because I still watch it a year later. Hire them for your wedding and it will be a touchstone of one of the most important days of your life - a videographer whose subtle, powerful artistry serves only your love, on your day, with your partner. Simply put, I have recommended them to every couple I know getting married.

BLAINE + BRIAN, WILLIAMSTOWN, WV (OCT 2013)

If there's one thing we're programmed to never forget, it's how we felt at moments in time.
To give someone a chance to feel that again is a true gift.

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Education

We love any opportunity to meet and share our knowledge with fellow filmmakers and aspiring storytellers. With over 8 years of experience capturing weddings + events, and 4 years prior of film school (for Natalie), we've learned a thing or two along they way that have helped shape who we are, who we're able to tell stories for, and how we do it. 


for storytellers

We offer 1 on 1 Skype or in-person workshops with Natalie for 2 hours for $200. This session will be catered towards your needs -
no TOPICs are off-limits. 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MAILING LIST FOR OUR 2018 WORKSHOP

Email us to book a session

Coming 2018:

The Birdhouse Workshop. A 2-day all-immersive educational experience covering brand authenticity, personal storytelling, wallflower filmmaking in a documentary setting, putting audio first, BOOKING YOUR DREAM WORK, and breaking (all) the rules. Come hang out with us in our hometown, Harrisburg, PA. Seats WILL BE limited.

A few things we've covered in past 1-on-1 workshops:
+ Audio (gear, setup, post)
+ Super 8mm 
+ Assembling for story in post
+ DSLR techniques in a documentary setting
+ Working alongside photographers


The Birdhouse Workshop. A 2-day all-immersive educational experience covering brand authenticity, personal storytelling, wallflower filmmaking in a documentary setting, putting audio first, BOOKING YOUR DREAM WORK, and breaking (all) the rules. Come hang out with us in our hometown, Harrisburg, PA. Seats WILL BE limited.

Coming 2018:

We love any opportunity to meet and share our knowledge with fellow filmmakers and aspiring storytellers. With over 8 years of experience capturing weddings + events, and 4 years prior of film school (for Natalie), we've learned a thing or two along they way that have helped shape who we are, who we're able to tell stories for, and how we do it. 


CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MAILING LIST FOR OUR
2018 WORKSHOP

CLICK HERE to book a session 

We offer 1 on 1 Skype or in-person workshops with Natalie for 2 hours for $200. This session will be catered towards your needs - no TOPICs are off-limits. 

A few things we've covered in past 1-on-1 workshops:
+ Audio (gear, setup, post)
+ Super 8mm 
+ Assembling for story in post
+ DSLR techniques in a documentary setting
+ Working alongside photographers


for Storytellers

Education