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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 Dizard

Chip Dizard of Chip Dizard Weddings

Photo 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

Imagine the possibilities.

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

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

You are Invested. So am I.

Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Wedding Cinematographer
Fully booked for Weddings/Events in September 2016

Cinematography Collections start at $3,000  (Discounts available for Monday, Thursday and Friday Weddings)

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

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 on my personal page for information.

Blog

The Planner’s Suite Conference 2016 Photos and Video

jodi Moraru Evoke DC

The 2016 Inaugural Planner's Suite Conference was held at the Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia. It was founded by Jon'll Boyd  of Completely Yours Events who has a passion for leading and training and leading new planners in the wedding industry. My team had the opportunity to take photos and videos for this event. Jodi Moraru of Evoke D.C. was the keynote speaker and she talked about the industry and why The Planner's Suite Conference is so important. https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/46yog7v97b   View the entire video

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Hello Fear.

hellofear

I've been in the wedding industry since 2010 and I've worked with many photographers, planners, caterers and wedding pros.  One thing I realize is that many of us are crippled by fear.   I recorded a periscope about fear and it was very popular so I decided to post it on my blog. It's about my fears in the wedding industry and how I messed up, but I didn't let it hold me back.    Remember FEAR=False Evidence Appearing  Real.  Hello Fear, I'm coming for you.   From the Fall 2014 Munaluchi Bride Cover Shoot. Oheka Castle, Long Island NYC

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Newton White Mansion Wedding [Connie + James]

Newton White Mansion

I met Connie and James in 2014 and ever since we shot their engagement shoot, I knew the wedding would be amazing.  They told me the wedding would be in November (outdoors) at one of my favorite locations , Newton White Mansion in Mitchelleville, Maryland.   https://chip-dizard.wistia.com/medias/pcgf8eolrp When I came to them with the idea of doing a music video "Hotline Bling" they were all in.  We had so much fun at this wedding and you can see by videos and photos that Connie and James are in love.   Congrats to the happy couple! All photos courtesy of Michael

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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.

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Chip Dizárd Weddings is a Baltimore/Washington, D.C. wedding cinematography 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 five years along the east coast USA, the Hamptons, and in the Caribbean with a focus on Washington, D.C/Baltimore. 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.