January 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

526710150526710150Sunset over Indian ocean. Shot taken in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka. Camera: Canon 5d mk III



2016 was such an amazing year for Silver Bear Creative! We shot some gorgeous weddings, met some awesome couples and built the best vendor friendships. We are blessed and so therefore, in 2017, we want to give back! We are so excited to announce our first ever Wedding Videography Giveaway! One of our main goals this year for our business is to be more mobile. Kris has even bought a RV and plans to do a lot of traveling throughout the year, shooting in Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and of course our favorite, the beautiful Destin, FL! With our love of travel being a huge part of our lives, we would love to capture a special couple's destination wedding day. Are you someone who is recently engaged and planning a tropical island elopement? Maybe a beautiful resort wedding in Hawaii? An Italian vineyard or on the Amalfi coast? Or a huge, fun-filled Mexican beach siesta? Whatever you're planning and wherever you're planning it, this contest is for you! Not engaged yourself but know someone planning a destination wedding, please pass this contest along to them, or share with them on Facebook and Instagram!




-This giveaway is meant for the couple who truly cares about videography and recognizes how valuable their wedding day on film will be forever cherished and remembered. So with that in mind, first take a moment and look through our portfolio on our Vimeo and FB page. It is very important that the winners feel that our style meshes with what they envision for their wedding day videography. Whether the wedding is right across the border or on the other side of the world, the approach is the same: to capture the many candid moments of love and joy, as well as all the fabulous details, that make a couple's wedding day unique and special to them.

-The first step to entering is to send an email to with the subject heading of, 'DESTINATION WEDDING GIVEAWAY'. In the email be sure to include: your wedding date, your wedding location and a picture of yourselves! Also tell us the story of how you ended up together, why you're choosing a destination wedding and why videography on your day is so important to you. Also be sure to include a bit about why you chose your location and what you have planned so far! Go into detail about yourselves, your wedding and why you want to win!




-After you send the email to enter, follow Silver Bear Creative on Facebook and Instagram! This is not required, but will definitely get you noticed in the decision making process!

-After you follow SBC, share one of your favorite hilarious spoof videos by SBC on Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to tag 'Silver Bear Creative' in the video so we can see, and use the hashtag #sbcdestinationgiveaway.

-Comment on this blog post and let me know how interested you are! 

-The last day for submission is March 31, 2017. The winner will being chosen and notified by email privately by April 1, 2017, and announced publicly by April 15th. 

-All of the above will be considered when choosing a winner, but 'your story' is a large part as well, so be sure to go into detail in your email. In order to be eligible, Silver Bear Creative must have your date available. 




-A $3500 wedding video package!

-A Skype/Facetime consultation to hear all about and discuss your wedding day. 

-10 hours of wedding day coverage by Ryan and Kris!

-Documentary film runs 8-10 minutes, cinematic edit of clips from the entire day, adding audio from vows, letters, speeches, ceremony and includes full ceremony, speeches, and all raw footage (delivered as separate videos).

-Vimeo link and USB delivery of film 




-While the above $3500 package will be free of charge, all SBC travel accommodations must be covered by the winners for both Ryan and Kris (flights, rooms, food per diem, and other necessary travel expenses). Travel arrangements will be booked by Silver Bear Creative and re-imbursed by the winners. Bride and groom will recieve invoices of all travel expenses before being booked.

-Your wedding MUST take place anywhere outside of the continental United States (YES! Hawaii and Alaska are ok).

-Your wedding MUST take place prior to December 31, 2017 and you must have a contract in place with a venue in your location to be eligible.

-Only new Silver Bear Creative inquiries and clients are eligible and you cannot have an existing contract with Silver Bear Creative. You also cannot have a contract with another videographer or break a contract in order to win this contest. 

-Silver Bear Creative will be the SOLE and exclusive professional videographers of your wedding. This includes but is not limited to resort videographers, and it is the client's responsibility to know if a resort permits couples to bring your own videographer.

-This prize is non-exchangeable, non-cash convertible, has no cash value and is non-transferable. 

-A signed wedding contract, as well as a down payment on travel fees is due within two weeks after the winner is notified. Should the initial winner be unable to fulfill the requirements, a runner-up will be chosen. 




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