Timeless, Love stories.

My heart made its choice, and it chose you.

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about

About

 

My name is Chip Dizárd (pronounced Diz Hard).  Movies are my passion; filming, editing, producing and distributing wedding/events videos are the way I choose to express that.
I love to create a visual experience by telling a story through the moving image. This gives the audience a chance to relive the emotion and sensation of an event.

Also check out my photography partner Derrick L. Davis we often work together.  We offer video and photo packages together.

Chip DizardPhoto by: Justin Fulwood of JusPose Photography

I’m the owner and director of Chip Dizárd Weddings.  Meet my team: Daylan, Kristina, Stephen and Monica.

I feel most alive when I feel the camera in my hands. When I point at a subject, the subject becomes alive.

What I love most is holding my camera and being the DP, director of photography, just like in films. It’s what I wake up thinking about everyday. My cameras are my tools; wedding & event  movies are my form of artistic expression.

The bride and groom are the stars, I am merely the observer, creating a wedding video in a cinematic style.  My specialty is a stylish, slightly stylized video. I don’t want to simply record the events of the day in an obvious and plain way. I want to create a modern, clean, and interesting video. A video that will hold your interest every time, all the time.

I strive to capture the feelings and emotions of the wedding or event day. I certainly won’t miss recording the beauty: the bride in her gown, the flowers, the decoration, the cake—everything you chose with such care. I’ll also find the colors and light, the movement, the sounds, the music, and the scene changes.

But above all, it’s the emotions and feelings, the smiles, laughter, and even the happy tears that I wish to preserve, the essence of a beautiful relationship saved as precious memories of your wedding.

People ask me if I get tired of filming a weddings. Absolutely not! I never tire of my art. Whether it’s a religious wedding, non-religious, ethnic, traditional, or non-traditional, each wedding is unique. It’s as if I’m watching something happen for the first time. And the truth is, I am. Your wedding happens just once and I’m privileged to create your wedding video for you.

When I’m not filming a wedding, working on editing  or teaching other videographers I love going to movies, which, I suppose, is not a surprise. I also like playing golf,  and of course, being with my family.

portfolio

Portfolio

Imagine the possibilities.

Washington D.C./Baltimore Based Wedding Cinematographer. Browse our films below.

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FAQ’s

 

It’s similar to the way theatrical movies are made. The second camera gets a second angle, a second opinion, another view, another vision and, importantly, more footage which is valuable in the editing and production process. Two videographers help each other with equipment and set-up, saving important time that can be spent on shooting more of your wedding. Two videographers working in tandem create a more complete, more detailed, story of your day.

The main feature is a fully edited and produced, 20-40 minute long video that covers your entire wedding day; from the preparation, through the ceremony, to the reception. It includes the most memorable and important parts of the ceremony, the announcement of the new couple at the reception, the first dance, cutting the cake, the toast and so on.
A Love Story is a video that we shoot and produce before your wedding. What it contains is entirely up to you, although we have lots of experience and plenty of good ideas to lend should you want them. It can be a story of how you met, how you planned your wedding, your favorite romantic spots, or just the two of you enjoying each other—taking a walk, playing around, dancing, kissing. It takes anywhere from four to twelve hours to film, depending on the story that you want to tell, the locations, and so on.

The highlight video is a summary of your wedding day, set to a song of your choice. It includes the most powerful images of your wedding. It’s usually pretty upbeat and energetic, although that depends on the combination of the images and the music that’s chosen. The best part is that it’s small and short and you can share it with anyone online. You can also put in your iPod or iPhone.

It’s a fun and short video to let your guests know the date of your wedding so they can put it on their calendars before you send out your invitations. It can replace a Save the Date mailed announcement or can be in addition to it. We can film a Save the Date video during the engagement or Love Story session, or at another time.

 

 

investment

Investment

You are Invested. So am I.

Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Weddings & Worldwide Destinations 

Updated: I now offer Photography Packages. Click contact to get pricing information.
Cinematography Collections start at $3,700

Available for weddings in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area and available for travel worldwide.

You may call or text me at 410-207-3090 or email at hello@chipdizardweddings.com  Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST. Or click here to contact me and I will follow up with you within 24 hours.

From actual clients where Wedding Video was low on the list.

Don't want Wedding Video

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Drone Photography and Videography

Drone Photography

Drone Photography

I am proud to announce the addition of Drone Videography and Photography.   Prices start at $500 for videography and $300 for photography.  Please contact me for more information and a custom price quote.


Below is a wedding example where I used a drone.

 

Photographers, videographers and wedding planners who want drone shots as an add on to your offerings you may contact me at hello@chipdizardweddings.com

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Blog

10 Most Expensive Places To Get Married In America [Infographic]

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Are you planning to tie the knot with your fiancee very soon? Both of you must be excited for the big day to come. Most likely, you are experiencing sleepless nights because of mixed emotions. Imagine that the long wait will soon be over. You and the love of your life will finally become one. You have a lot of things to carefully plan for to make your wedding an amazing one, like your wedding rings, the dress or tuxedos, bridal party members, invitations and everything else that goes with it. You will be the star of the night: all eyes will

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A New York City Love Jones [Tiffany + Donte]

Mellow Smooth IG Trailer

Tiffany and Donte have been together since college. I had the opportunity to film their NYC Love Jones inspired engagement shoot where they re-enacted their first encounter. Now I had the honor of filming their wedding held in Harlem, NYC at the historic First Corinthian Baptist Church and the reception was held at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, New York. https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/734smk5c8r I also had the pleasure of working with an awesome vendor team. Photography: Amy Anaiz Flowers: Diva Blooms Wedding planner and Day-of Coordinator: Victorious Events NYC Wedding Venue: Metropolitan

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Gorgeous Morais Vineyard Wedding [Shaquana + Trystan]

Morias Vineyard Wedding

  Morias Vineyard is the perfect backdrop for a gorgeous wedding of Shaquana and Trystan.   Check out the video below and photos from Iris Mannings Photography. https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/skptmf9n4j Alpha Kappa Alpha Stroll https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/mttlx4gtd2 Wedding Planner : Cest Belle Events Photographer: Iris Mannings Venue: Morais Vineyards Catering:  Caroline Street Catering DJ: DJ Doobie Florist DaVinci Florist Uplighting DJ Max Powers Hanging Cake Stand:  Lily V Events Photo Booth CapCity Photo Booth Cake: Fluffy

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mentoring

Mentoring

Welcome to my video mentoring page.  I always wished I could come to someone for help, inspiration and more.

I’m proud to open up my mentoring sessions for wedding planners, videographers,  photographers who want to learn video and social media marketing and more.

What People are Saying

Chip,

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to speak with me last week. It was the “shot in the arm” I needed! You are truly inspiring and the tidbits you gave me for self-promotion are already paying off. I hope to one day be able to “pay it forward” and work with you on a project.

In the meanwhile, if no one else says it, keep doing what you’re doing. Your story, your gifts and your advice are truly incredible. -Leslie

If you are interested in my mentoring services please fill out the form below. You can also request to join my Private Facebook Video Mentoring Group.

Mentoring Group

 

 

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contact

Contact

Call or text me at (240) 630-0933 Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  EST. Email me at hello@chipdizardweddings.com 
I am located outside of Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metro area, but available to travel worldwide for your destination wedding or event.  I’m also available for birthday parties, baby gender reveals, conferences and more.
My studio is located at 3233 O’Donnell Street Suite 34 Baltimore, MD 21224 in the Canton section of town.  View it on Google Maps

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Chip Dizárd Weddings is a Baltimore/Washington, D.C. wedding videography company that creates wedding films that last a lifetime.

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Chip Dizárd Weddings is a international wedding cinematography company based in Washington, D.C./Baltimore. Chip Dizárd, owner and lead cinematographer has been creating wedding films for the past six years along the East Coast USA, the Hamptons, and in the Caribbean. Chip and his team specializes in converting love stories into wedding films, while covering every style with precise detail that will be cherished by children and grandchildren for generations to come.