• Glam, Elegance, Fashion, Behind the Scenes

  • So MV Film Productions had the honor of filming for the second year in a row the Engaged Connecticut Gala wedding professional’s celebration last week out at the Oakdale Theatre. Great to see a lot of Connecticut’s finest pros in the industry come out and catch up, hang loose and enjoy each other’s company. We put together a short video of the night’s events and I’m if you were in attendance, we captured you! Shout out to Nick Petrone for assisting us on this shoot. Big thanks to some pretty awesome peeps that helped put on the event. Oakdale Theatre, Live Nation, Engaged Connecticut, On The Spot Catering, Rob Alberti’s Event Services, Shaded Soul Band, Capture Photography, MV Film Productions, Kelly’s Sweet Rewards, Transcendent Makeup, MJ Decorations, SnapSeat Photo Booths, Royal Beats DJ Services, Always and Forever Weddings, Estoccasions, General Eclectic, Allure Bridals. Julie Allen Bridals, Custom Floral, Engaged New England. #engagedctgala

  • The group over at Engaged Connecticut recently asked us to be a sponsor and create some cinema for their third annual gala event which was held over at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown. This would be the first time ever having a short film of the gala and we were honored to be a part of this celebration. The gala consists of Connecticut’s wedding professionals under one roof celebrating their past season and letting loose for an evening of fun with other pros in the industry. Enjoy and see if you were captured in this short film! #engagedctgala

    Sponsors (no specific order):
    Wadsworth Mansion
    Forks & Fingers Catering
    AvantGarde Design
    Just for You Floral
    Keith Zalinger
    Rob Alberti
    Julie Allen Bridals
    Kiss & Makeup
    Cahterine Fiehn Photography
    Allure Bridal
    MJ Decorations
    EZ Occasions
    Green Dahlia
    The Candy Brigade
    Durkin’s Tent Rentals
    General Eclectic
    DJAE Melee
    Groomsmen Gifts
    a Little Imagination Cakes
    Always & Forever
    Wedding Reports
    Shaded Soul Band
    DeCarlo Photo Studio
    MV Film Productions

  • Some behind the scenes moments captured on film of a recent fashion editorial shoot for Tied in a Bow Magazine featuring works by Patricia Field with New York City as our backdrop.

    Models: Liane, Jessica, Amber and Courtnie
    Designers: Tom Tom, David Dalrymple, Suzan Pitt, Susan and Judy Murlock, Valentine Amertey, Vita E Umberta
    Necklace Jewelry: Ebony Amber Chunk
    Florist: Jennifer Ford Hatfield
    Hair + Makeup: That Girl… | Kelly Hart
    Editorial Styling and Coordination: Patricia Miller
    Photography: Airen Miller Photography | Airen Miller and Joseph Fortin
    Video: MV Film Productions | Matt Van Ness

  • A behind the scenes look at Samantha Schannon of Samantha Annette Photography working at her studio with talent, Mrs. Karen Brown. Hair and Makeup provided by Andrea and Victoria of MBD Beauty.

    Talent: Karen Brown
    Hair and Makeup: Andrea and Victoria of MBD Beauty
    Photography: Samantha Schannon of Samantha Annette Photography
    Behind the Scenes Video: MV Film Productions

  • A collaborated day of some of Connecticut’s finest in design and fashion. Held down at Bill Miller’s Castle, this authentic venue offered some amazing locations to film some behind the scenes of Airen and Patricia Miller working full force photographing fashion and design. Check out Peeps who mad it all happen:

    Jessica Chudy
    Ciera Jade
    Sazjanee Stringer
    Taiga Lenid

    Tainted Inc. Makeup
    LaMoo Designs
    Saints by S.J.
    DA Couture Jewelry Design
    Ebony Amber Chunk
    Bill Miller’s Castle
    Patrica Miller for Tied in A Bow
    Airen Miller Photography
    MV Film Productions

  • Elegance and Beauty in Upstate Vermont for a project published on Reverie Gallery.

  • Some behind the scenes [BTS] work with photographer David Apuzzo working with the Hartford Wailers Roller Derby girls team. With 12 girls being photographed at David’s studio in Hamden, Connecticut, we filmed behind the scenes showcasing David and his talent working to create some amazing images that will be used as a personal project and advertising for the team.

    Key Players
    Makeup: Sarah Victor Beauty, LLC
    Photography: David Apuzzo
    Behind the Scenes Photo/Assistance: Rachel Varanelli
    Behind the Scenes Cinema: MV Film Productions
    Location: David Apuzzo Photography Studio | Hamden, Connecticut

    Hartford Wailers Roller Derby Team:
    Stephanie Ivers – Poison Ivers
    Katie Sabal – SABATAGE SABAL
    Kelly Ryder – Lady Emass-QL8-Her
    Lisa Logan – Milf of Magnesia
    Rhonda Tischofer – Tempted Tisch Of YA
    Debbie Coggshall – TripL-Dee
    Ali Smith – jersey buryher
    Kimberly Ziegler – Flutter Rage
    Georgia Korovilas – Peach Gobbl-Her
    Amanda DaCosta – Punky BruiseHer
    Abby Kelly – Donny Brook
    Sierra Davis – Brooklyn
    Latoya Gibbs – Pretty Bazzarbie
    Lia Tellier – Lolli-POP-u

    Soundtrack: "The Warrior’s Code” and “Amazing Grace” by Dropkick Murphy’s
    For promotional purposes only. No copyright infringement intended.

  • Friends of our Airen and Trish Miller of Airen Miller Photography asked us a few weeks back if we would be interested in accompanying them to NYC Fashion Week down at Gotham Hall. Airen was going to be photographing the latest fashion insights along with highlighting designer Nina Gleyzer with her runway show. We tagged along and filmed her show along with some behind the scenes action. We ventured into the city via the train and as always, we over packed on our camera gear…not to worry as it was all worth it. With two cameras and a GoPro and a few accessories, we captured some pretty cool angles and happenings along with meeting some fantastic people! Check out what went down on Thursday February 11th, 2016.

    Special thanks to our awesome team throughout the trip.

    Venue: Gotham Hall NYC
    Photography: Airen Miller Photography, Airen and Trish Miller
    Cinema: MV Film Productions, Matt Van Ness and Abraham Texidor
    Assistance: Kelly Hart and Stacey Meyers Brenton

  • Naomi Martinez of Naomi Martinez Studio, a makeup and hair studio team has been invited to the 2016 Oscars and will be at a booth this week. She will be featuring Seacret Minerals from the Dead Sea products while on her trip as well as meeting some celebrities. We came up with a video shoot in collaboration with a new premiere elegant wedding venue, Greathorse located in Hampden Massachusetts and Couture Jewelry Bouquets by Danielle Aspinwall to create a short video to be viewed at Naomi’s booth at the Oscars. Here is what we created with our amazing and talented model Nicole. Next to be viewed out in LA!

    Credits to:
    Model: Nicole Giansanti
    Hair: Meagan of Naomi Martinez Studio
    Makeup: Naomi of Naomi Martinez Studio
    Bouquet + Cape: Couture Jewelry Bouquets by Danielle Aspinwall
    Venue: Greathorse | Hampden, MA
    Dress: Badgley Mischka | Kleinfeld Bridal
    Headpiece: Swarovski
    Cinema: MV Film Productions

  • “Opposites Attract” | Harkness State Park | Glam Film

  • Getting creative and unique along with having some fun with some awesome people we love working with. Concept designed to be featured online for blogs such as glam and fashion as well as detailed high end weddings. This was a fun project working some of Connecticut’s best wedding pros!

    MODEL BRIDE: Nicole Giansanti
    MODEL GROOM: Matthew Varsen
    COORDINATION/CONCEPT: Danielle Aspinwall
    MAKEUP ARTIST: Vibrant One Makeup, Alexis Steeley
    HAIR STYLING: Ashley Marhin
    FLORAL DESIGN: Jeweled Bouquets, Danielle Aspinwall
    DRESS DESIGN: Mariella Creation’s
    GROOM’S ATTIRE: Antonio Formals
    FURNITURE: General Eclectic, Geoffrey Ecker
    PHOTOGRAPHY: Val McCormick Photography
    CINEMA: MV Film Productions
    LOCATION: Harkness State Park Waterford, CT

  • a Day of Filming at Studio 52 North

  • So Kristen of Kristen Waterbury Photography approached me to see if we wanted to be a part of her shoot that she was creating to be held over at Studio 52 North. We of course love working with Kristen and for sure wanted to join in on some cinema. Working also with Brittany George of Upstyle and Kelly Hart of That Girl on hair and makeup, we kicked butt on this shoot! Kristen’s images of our gorgeous model Lauren Ann Isleib are fantastic and this short film shows just what we did on this day of Monday March 2nd, 2015. Check it out!!

    The team consisted of the following:
    Lauren Ann Isleib as our talented model
    Kirsten of Kristen Waterbury Photography
    Matt Van Ness of MV Film Productions
    Brittany George of Upstyle on Hair
    Kelly Hart of That Girl on Makeup
    Studio 52 North as the Venue

  • Yes, another fantastic, awesome, fun filled project for us to share with you all! Working with the ever so talented Naomi Martinez of Naomi’s Studio and Spa to capture some cinema of this styled shoot. Our location was on the 4th floor of Hartford’s elegant city hall. Our models, Erin Brady Capasso and her husband Tony Capasso are featured in this project. Erin being former Miss USA recently got married in December of 2014 and Naomi had done her makeup. With Naomi’s creative mind, she wanted to team up with Erin and her new husband Tony to do a styled shoot that would consist of a bunch of talented wedding professionals around Connecticut. Naomi had approached us to see if we would be interested in filming the shoot from start to finish along with some behind the scenes production. Erica Powell of Erica Powell Events and Reverie Gallery coordinated with Naomi to come up with the ideas and concept behind this shoot as well as the details for planning. Bob and Tammy of Blue Diamond Photography were on pare with photographing this project. Ourselves and Blue Diamond Photography worked recently together back in December of 2014 for Naomi’s 10 Year Celebration event held in Middletown. Check out the other wedding professionals that were also involved with this project listed below. These guys are some of Connecticut’s top pros for the wedding industry. Enjoy the film!

    Bride: Erin Brady Capasso
    Groom: Tony Capasso

    Styling and Design: Erica Powell Events & Reverie Gallery
    Erica Powell

    Shoot Concept & Beauty: Naomi’s Studio and Spa
    Makeup: Naomi Martinez
    Hair: Tonya Valentin

    Photography: Blue Diamond Photography

    Birdal Styling, Gowns, & Accessories: Mariella Creations
    Mariella Perna

    Furniture Rentals: General Eclectic
    Geoffrey Ecker

    Wedding Cake: Ana Parzych Cakes
    Ana Parzych

    Floral Designs: Just For You Floral Designs
    Jane Rynaski

    Invitation: Admire Design
    Adrienne Craig

    Venue: Hartford Connecticut City Hall

    Cinema: MV Film Productions
    Matt Van Ness
    Max Palmer

  • We recently teamed up with Simply K Studios and Nightingale Events to produce this shoot at The Town and County styled shoot. Kelly and Kathy of Simply K Studios had asked us a while back if we were interested in participating in capturing some cinema for this project and we were super pumped to join in. Working with Simply K in the past on weddings together, we knew it would be a great project and fit! Teaming up with Lisa from Nightingale Events was exciting as well. Lisa brought in a bunch of talented wedding professionals to create our mock bride and groom’s attire, hair and makeup, table and candy bar settings, cakes and treats, flower and decor, etc., and the list goes on. Having never been to The Town and County Club venue located in Hartford, CT, it was fantastic to see a venue that had a wedding presence as well as the old fashioned bed and breakfast, comfy home feel. Or at least that was our take of it. Very comfortable to work in, the venue had many places to shoot and offered great detail. The film above is a little bit of behind the scenes as well as what went down for the actual project shoot. Take a look at the key participants as well listed below. These guys are awesome professionals within the wedding industry!

    Key Peeps:
    Provini Models
    Maura Powers – Bride
    Matthew DiFilippo

    Nightingale Events
    Simply K Studios
    Stylish Impressions
    Krissy Dhibi Designs
    Stylish Blooms- Melissa
    Little Imagination Cakes
    Pennachio Jewelers
    KiSSandMaKeUp/Lead MUA Pamela Dintzner Contreras-makeup
    Blo Blow Dry Bar/Lead Stylist Amber Gaudreau
    Oscar’s Luxuary tuxedo rentals
    The Candy Brigade
    Connecticut Rental Center
    The Town and County Club
    MV Film Productions

  • Naomi Martinez, owner of Naomi’s Studio & Spa out of Newington, CT recently celebrated with her team of makeup artists and hair stylists their 10 year anniversary. Naomi decided to go all out for this fantastic accomplishment and she and her team totally did! Teaming up with Stephanie Carmody of Très Chic Events, both worked together to plan this event and create the tenth anniversary celebration, 2004 – 2014. A team of sponsors were asked specifically by Naomi to be a part of the celebration and to help make the event happen. We had the amazing opportunity to work with Naomi and her team before the event to create some promotional cinema for everyone to share and to spread the word as well as to learn a little about the history and story behind the studio & spa. By working with Naomi for many hours in her studio, we created a short film that we shared via social media and all around online. Come time for the night of the event, we captured their celebration and created this recap. Here, we are visually able to show what Naomi, her team, and the sponsors were able to create. Congrats again to Naomi and her team for the amazing accomplishment and we hope for many many more years to come!

    Key Sponsors:
    Très Chic Events
    Correlation Productions
    Mariella Creations
    Elan Artists
    Stila Cosmetics
    Seacret Skincare
    Wadsworth Mansion
    Shindig Lighting
    Coral Pheasant
    The Candy Brigade
    Riverhouse Catering
    Blue Diamond Photography
    Epic Filmmakers
    MV Film Productions

  • Naomi Martinez Studio & Spa celebrates their tenth year celebration of being in business. A short promo video about Naomi’s company and two of her team members that have been with her right from the very start!

    Celebration Event Information:
    Come celebrate on December 10, 2014 our 10th year in business with a cocktail reception full of glitz, glamour and giving. The elaborate event, planned by Stephanie F. Carmody of Tres Chic Events, will be a celebration of my salon’s past ten years as well as mark the launch of our new traveling spa services. You will be invited to experience the latest in bridal hair, make-up and fashion trends for 2015. Everyone is invited to celebrate with us, get pampered and enjoy a variety of spa stations including discounted mini facials with products provided by Seacret Skincare, mini makeovers by Stila Cosmetics, a Lash Bar, Botox and Juvederm, dancing and so much more.

    The celebration will also showcase our passion for enhancing natural beauty through a special partnership with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Look Good…Feel Better programs. Five women who have either battled or are currently battling cancer will receive full head-to-toe makeovers that evening, with wardrobe provided by Mariella Creations. It’s a “cause very near and dear to my heart.” Additionally, in support of these two programs, guests will be asked to make a donation of $10.

    Guests will enjoy an evening of glitz and glamour with complimentary services that include: specialty cuisine by Riverhouse Catering, musical entertainment by NYC based Elan Artists and Correlation Productions, exceptional floral décor and design from Dragonfly Event, Shindig Lighting and Coral Pheasant, photo booth fun with Epic Filmmakers and gourmet sweets by The Candy Brigade. This lavish event will also be captured on film by MV Film Productions and Blue Diamond Photography

    The event will be held at the Wadsworth Mansion on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6PM – 9PM and is located at 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT.

    To RSVP, please contact Stephanie Carmody at: sfcarmody@treschiceventsct.com by December 5th or info@salonnaomi.com

  • We were approached a few months back by Mel Young of Paramount Wedding Designs to team up with her and her team for an open house up at John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center in Rocky Hill, CT which was going to be featuring Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman. We first worked with Mel Young of Paramount Wedding Designs back earlier in the year when we teamed up with photographer Airen Miller of Airen Miller Photography on a wedding editorial where we did the behind the scenes filming up at the Society Room in downtown Hartford. Mel was working with John Casablancas team to put on this open house and to have Kristen as a guest star as well as to welcome her back to where she started. Kristen, who is a native of Farmington, CT went through John Casablancas program and has grown in success ever since. Paramount Wedding Designs is a wedding and event planning company and Mel had coordinated a bunch of other amazing vendors to work with to make this event so amazing! This short film is a recap of what went on during the open house. Great job to everyone who participated and excellent work by Mel and her team at Paramount Wedding Designs as well as the team over at John Casablancas.

    Team Members:
    - Kristen Taekman of the Real Housewives of New York
    - Mel Young of Paramount Wedding Designs
    - John Casablancas Modeling and Career Center
    - Airen Miller Photography
    - Rena Santopietro on Hair
    - Lauren Perry on Makeup
    - Always Bloomin Florals
    - MV Film Productions
    - NoRA Cupcake Company
    - Kenny Q Productions

  • Teaming up with Kristen Waterbury of Kristen Waterbury Photography as well as Stacie Shea Events to come up with this creative, fun bridal shoot.

    Model: Jessica Monthei

    Location: The Carousel at Lighthouse Point Park

    Photographer: Kristen Waterbury

    Event Planner: Erica Choutka of Stacie Shea Events

    Hair: Brittany George – Associated with Keri Shea and Co.

    Makeup: That Girl – Kelly Hart

    Dress: Michele A Bridal Boutique

    Flowers: Wildflowers of Tolland

    Paper Goods: Hartford Prints

  • The Modern Couture Wedding Photographer Airen Miller of Airen Miller Photography working his Magnificent Maleficent Inspired Wedding Editorial Photo Shoot. Check out some behind the scenes cinema we captured for the editorial.