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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.

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. Wedding Cinematographer

Cinematography Collections start at $3,000
I’m currently accepting limited bookings for 2017 due to my speaking and traveling schedule. 

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

How to Look Your Best on Camera (Even if you Never been on film before)

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

Dominican Republic Wedding Team

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I rarely shoot weddings or events alone, I've learned if you are going to be successful, you have to bring a team.   Justin, Kristina and Trene’ came through in the clutch. We almost had too many people covering the wedding (gasp) but we made it happen and had fun in the process.  https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/rfsiikrw1c At the end of the evening and the shoot, we all decided to jump in the pool and have our groom film us. It was truly a fun time for all We will release Kendra and Dave's wedding really soon!  This photo was taken by Trene' Forbes

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Gorgeous Luxury Wedding at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

renaissance arlington capital view hotel

The  Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel is a luxurious location to have your wedding ceremony. Every time I've shot there I have enjoyed it more and more.  This time was no different with the wedding and reception of  Shannon and Otis Wilson. https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/mjmsrfhom0 Shannon and Otis were college sweethearts and as you can see from the video it's been a long time coming.  I had the honor of capturing their wedding day and love.     I also had the pleasure of working with many first class vendors: Event Design Group —Wedding and Event Planning Shoot Happens Photography —Wedding Photography Couture Cakes

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Mid Summer Love Story Wedding at the National Museum for Women in the Arts

National Museum for Women in the Arts wedding

I met Alyssa and Phillip through a former bride and groom Pierre and Gabby. I was excited to film at  the National Museum of Women in the Arts because it is one of the most spectacular wedding venues in DC. Guests are greeted by a luxurious marble reception area and a ballroom adorned by three beautiful crystal chandeliers and works of art from NMWA’s collection. https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/8os3esdchi As you can clearly see we had a party and a great time at this wedding! Vendors: Wedding Planning and Coordination: Taylor + Hov Photography:  Kirth Bobb Caterer: The Main Event DJ: Lyve

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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

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.