We are Jim and Melissa Lakey, a husband and wife team who shoot wedding films all over Southern California, and destination weddings on request.
Melissa is from Idyllwild, California, and Jim is from England. These days, we live on a mesa next to Joshua Tree National Park. We landed here in 2015 after a road trip around the United States in our little red Toyota pick-up, fondly known as “Truck.” We were looking for a place to settle down and get inspired, and the High Desert really spoke to us. There’s a kind of magic out here that attracts artists, musicians and all kinds of dreamers who like big skies, wide open spaces and starry nights.
We both have a background as filmmakers—Jim graduated from Oxford University in 2003 with a degree in fine art, specializing in video, and Melissa has several years experience working on independent films. But it wasn’t until after our own wedding—inspired by how special the day was and how quickly it went by—that we decided we would love to use our skills to film other people’s weddings.
When we aren’t working, you’ll find us hanging out on our back patio taking in the sunset, watching some live music up in Pioneertown, or cooking something delicious.
Interested in working with us for your wedding film? Get in touch. We’d love to learn about you and your wedding plans and will work with you to find out how we can tell your story in a unique and creative way. Our goal is to make a film that celebrates you as a couple and captures the essence of your wedding.
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