Reviews

Reviews

While we can talk about our videos all day (and I must admit, we kinda like ’em), what matters most is what the stars of the show think. So here are some of their thoughts!

Annie F.

 

If you need to tell your story as a business, you’ve got to talk to Janice and the team at BDLB. I’m so grateful to have met Janice in 2016 and to have collaborated with her on promotional films and social media films for my Durham branding agency. Janice has the heart and mind of a storyteller and knows exactly how to craft compelling, natural and engaging films that convert ideal clients. One of the greatest investments I’ve ever made in my business and one of my favorite companies to recommend to my clients and anyone looking for “wow” videos!

Ashley & Tina

My wife and I met Janice 2 years prior to our wedding and she was a JOY to work with throughout the whole process. We went back and forth on whether we needed a videographer and I promise you, it was the best decision I made outside of marrying my wife, hehehe. The video quality is amazing and something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. They truly captured our big day in a way I never expected. On top of that, they have offered additional services since the wedding that we have used and/or planning on using in the future. Our DVDs arrived QUICKLY, they posted our videos on social media for our friends to share and even recorded and share our WHOLE wedding ceremony for us. It was BEAUTIFUL. I seriously could not have asked for a better experience. I will recommend them over anyone, any day to every person who asks me. It was worth every penny! Love Janice, love Big Dog Little Bed Productions. You would be silly to choose anyone else! 

Susan C.

 

We have been working with BDLB for several years to make instructional videos and the result has been just stellar. Working with Janice is always a very smooth process from scheduling and filming to editing and production. She is an excellent communicator and storyteller and is very accommodating. We look forward to many more years working with them!

Jennifer & Kris

 

I could almost cry when I talk about how amazing Janice and her team are. Even in the midst of her own family emergency, she knew we had specific wants for our video, so she traveled to our wedding to make sure everything was perfect. Our video is amazing and we have gotten so many compliments on it. This team is AMAZING and you will never regret booking them.

Andrew S.

 

 

Janice and her team did a fabulous job throughout the process. We have used BDLB for three consecutive projects to promote our school of choice. Janice has a talent for capturing the narrative that can’t be captured in other marketing strategies.

 

Jessica & Benjamin

 

I am so so happy that I choose Janice to film my son’s wedding. She is just one amazing individual both personally and professionally. The quality she delivers is top notch. The film is just beyond exceptional! I will always have it to cherish and cry happy tears when I watch it. It you are on the fence about hiring a videographer, know this: I was too! It is the best money you will spend on your wedding day. Go for it and use Janice! You will not regret it!

Missy F.

 

Janice and the rest of her team were a dream to work with! They were patient, productive and everything I was hoping for when searching for a videographer to help with video content for our website!

Khanh & Hai

Janice and her team at BDLB are the best! Janice and Brad were able to tell a story of our wedding day through this beautifully captured and edited video. Janice was wonderful to work with; always professional, personable, and reliable. The quality of her work speaks for itself – just watch her videos on her blog. Then watch other companies. There is a clear maturity, beauty, and uniqueness to her work. We love Janice and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding videographer.

Heather A.

 

Janice put together a beautiful video time capsule of my in-laws’ love story in celebration of their 50th anniversary. She managed to flawlessly weave video footage of their anniversary party with interview footage she’d shot with my in-laws and all four of their adult children. The end result was a beautiful journey through 50 years of marriage (and a high school courtship!) that moved every single person in our family to tears. You never know how much time you’ll have on this earth, so to be able to leave the legacy of your story to your children and grandchildren is truly a priceless gift. Our family can’t thank Janice and her team enough for it.

Anna & Cory

 

BDLB Productions is absolutely amazing!!!! Janice gave us an incredible way to look back on the most special memories from our wedding day. She captured the most precious moments and put them together in such a unique and meaningful way. My husband and I could not be more pleased with how the video came out. We watch it all the time and I still get tears in my eyes. The music, the clips…everything about the video is flawless. Finally, words to describe BDLB: trustworthy, professional, well-managed, organized, timely, high-quality, INCREDIBLE! I could go on and on. I would HIGHLY recommend BDLB! Thank you!!!!

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Emily Liebtag

 

The Big Dog Little Bed Production team is incredible. I worked with Janice on a series of school videos and she was so easy to work with. She let me know what she needed and then ran with the project! She also completely understood what the key messages that needed to be in  the video — great to work with someone who “gets” the education space. The entire experience — from planning, to creating, to providing feedback on the final videos — was so seamless. And the final product? SO SO good.

Lauren & Will

 

I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Janice and the BDLB team. They were professional, fun to work with, and created such a beautiful video for us that we will treasure for ever and ever. This was by far the most important item in our wedding budget, and I am so glad I chose them.

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Carrie Richardson Fry

 

My experience with Big Dog Little Bed Products was for my Instabrand video — and let me tell you what, it was a TREAT! It was clear that they came well prepared for everything — for whatever the lighting situation was, but also for the interview itself. I was a little nervous about the questions would be — but they came prepared with a few examples of my prints to get my thoughts flowing (for questions that involved certain categories of art prints) and overall things were just so smooth and seamless. When they left I realized that I’d spent all of that time having FUN. I am impressed with the process, unbelievable pleased with the final product and will always, always, always recommend Big Dog Little Bed Productions. Always.

Kait & Jay

Janice and her team with BDLB were incredible. From the very beginning you can tell that Janice has a passion for this. On the big day her team captured what felt like every single detail… WITHOUT feeling like they were in the way. I barely even noticed that they were there! Brides, if you are anything like me, you remember going to weddings when you were younger while some older gentleman walked around with a 75 lb camera on his shoulder asking everyone if they had “any advice for the happy couple?” … This is NOT that. Janice and her team are so talented, they made our day into a movie that we can relive and replay over and over again. Not only for us but for our family. Without a doubt, hands down, hiring Big Dog Little Bed was the best decision we made for the entire wedding. So many details go in one day. One. Do yourself a favor and capture it permanently.

Mercury Studio

Love these guys! They made us our first ever promotional video and we couldn’t be more happy. It was obviously very important to Janice to capture what it is that makes our business special and she did just that. It was so neat to see our work through the eyes of someone else. From the initial meeting, to the filming, to the end product, Janice was a joy to work with and I couldn’t recommend her enough if you’re looking to give your business a special edge. We work in coworking, which can be a difficult business to market, but with our new video, we’re confident that visitors to our website know exactly what it is we have to offer.

Christine & Laz

Janice and the team at Big Dog Little Bed is AMAZING!!!! Janice was referred to us by our friends who had used her for their wedding. I’m not the most decisive person, and throughout the course of our wedding planning process there were lots of details that changed multiple times: venue, band or dj, flowers etc. However, the one thing that never changed was the fact that I wanted Janice as our “story teller”. She has a special gift, she has the ability to take people you don’t even know and connect you to them in a span of three minutes to the point where you find yourself crying at the end of their wedding video. That gift is also very evident in the video she makes of your special day. Having just gotten our video about a week ago, my husband and I have already watched it at least 50 times…catching a new detail each time:) Everyone we share our video with is blown away and many brought to tears. The other thing my husband and I loved about Janice is how kind and friendly she is; unlike many others in the industry you aren’t just a number with Janice. Do yourself a favor and hire Janice to capture your special day! You won’t regret it!!!!!

Lori & Jared

 

The needs of brides and grooms are shifting – and while photography will always be an essential part of any wedding day, we can say, our finished product from Big Dog Little Bed holds just as much importance as the still images of our big day. From the carefully-selected clips to the perfect musical accompaniments, Janice Smith not only captured our perfect day – she preserved it for years to come, allowing us to reflect back days, weeks, months, years and decades from now with smiles and tears of happiness. When you can watch a series of videos for the tenth time and still smile, you know a videographer took the time to understand you as a couple, understand the people around you and embrace the connection between the two. I would (will) recommend Big Dog Little Big to anyone and everyone. You rocked the house down.

Kristen & Jeff

Janice was amazing! Like most people we (mainly my husband) wasn’t entirely sure that we wanted a video. In the end, we both loved our video and have looked at it many more times than our wedding pictures. Janice did a beautiful job of capturing everything and really listened to what we wanted in the video. Moreover, the video is professional, high quality, and unique to us. It’s such a great way to share and experience the most amazing day again and again. I would highly recommend Big Dog Little Bed!

Holly & Magnus

Janice was an absolute delight to work with. From the moment I contacted her, I could tell she wanted to make this a perfect and personalized experience for us. She wanted to get to know me and my fiance, to know our story, and to truly understand our vision for our wedding video. She was also very honest about her style and what she was and she wasn’t. I loved her openness and flexibility. On the day of our wedding, Janice and her co-shooter Brad were just great. They did an awesome job coordinating with our photographer to make sure both the still film and videos ended up perfect.  I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a unique and personalized memory of the best day of your life.

Erin & Jay

Big Dog Little Bed and Janice, specifically, exceeded all of my hopes and expectations when it came to our wedding video! I didn’t even know that it would mean so much to me to be able to watch our ceremony and reception moments on video, but I have literally watched it at least 30 times already and cry almost every time 🙂 She was completely professional and almost invisible, I never actually saw her shooting! She was so discreet and still got all of amazing shots we wanted! Janice is a complete joy and she approached our video with skill, focus and excitement. I feel so lucky to have worked with her and have our video for lifelong memories of our wedding day.

Laura & Logan

Big Dog Little Bed gave us our greatest memories of our wedding and reception. Our highlight video was amazing! We actually received our highlight video in LESS THAN A MONTH from our wedding date. We still watch our video a tleast once a week because we love it so much. While Janice and her team were editing our wedding day footage- she would post “still images” on facebook to give us a quick glance of what we had to look forward to for the future! Janice and her team were so quick to respond to any request that my husband and I had before and during the wedding day. They created a customize wedding videography package to suit our needs and budget. We cannot say enough wonderful things about them. BDLB you are an amazing videography company. You offer so much more than just a video to your clients- we cannot thank you enough!

Kacey & Kevin

Janice and her team exceeded all of my hopes and expectations. They were prompt, professional and responsive — if I wanted something captured on film, they got it. If something was running late, they were flexible. I never once felt like there was a camera around, they were discrete and out of the way. Best of all — my video is incredible and captures my wedding day absolutely perfectly. I could not have asked for a better product! Easily worth twice the amount she charges — the value is priceless!!

Sydney & Scott

Our photographer Krystal Kast recommended Big Dog Little Bed Productions to us when we last minute (literally) changed our minds to have our wedding filmed. Janice (and crew) agreed to the task just one day before the date. We were so grateful for their availability and flexibility. There wasn’t time to meet in person, so over the phone we quickly discussed our wishes, Big Dog’s filming style, costs etc. I was stressed and scattered, she was kind, calming, and accommodating. Once we had returned from our honeymoon, we met Janice at a coffee shop in Durham to pick up the wedding video and to meet in person for the first time. The three of us watched the highlights video together and we cried. I was so touched by how she was able to capture the heart and spirit of our ceremony. With very little input from our end, Janice creatively and honestly filmed the most amazing moments of our lives. And we are so thankful.

Shelby & Brian

It was an absolute delight to work with Janice! From our first emails to the actual wedding day, Janice was always prompt, professional, and extremely friendly. Through all of our conversations, Janice really took the time to get to know my husband, me, and who we are as a couple which she perfectly encapsulated with our wedding video. Janice’s wedding video is, by far, our favorite memento from the wedding! She listened to our suggestions and requests, but with her creativity, she produced the perfect keepsake for us. Not only do we love it, but our family and friends who could not travel for the wedding are so thankful that they have been able to see and experience what it was like. To anyone who is considering hiring Janice, do it! It will be the best decision of your wedding plans. Trust me, it certainly was for us!

Ruthie & Luke

We SO enjoyed our sweet videographer, Janice! She went above and beyond to make our day and video special! I love how passionate she is about her work and her clients. I would recommend Big Dog Little Bed Productions without any hesitation! Love love love!

Erica & Skip

Janice is amazing! She brings a passion and energy to everything she does. You can see her love of videography and specifically weddings in the memories she captures. She has helped us relive the whole day and will treasure those memories forever. The only thing more important than what you have to capture your wedding day is the wedding itself. Videography is a must!

Steph & Andrew

Big Dog Little Bed Productions was, by far, the BEST vendor we used for our wedding day. Janice is incredibly talented and has a distinct vision in approaching her work. She was very professional and unobtrusive on the day of. Her turn around time was super speedy. Janice should be the first vendor you book for your big day!

Katie & Ben

BDLB was such a treat to work with! Janice has a great eye for capturing those perfect moments. We gave her a rough idea of what we wanted and she turned out a super video. She has an artistic flair that made our video unique- which is exactly what we wanted! Her editing turn around time was very quick.  We didn’t have to wait weeks for a rough cut which was so nice. BDLB wad a great professional company to work with. They will be who I call on for all of my video needs from now on.

Jill Samter Photography

I wanted to thank you for blessing me and this project from our very first email.  Your attention to detail was evident from the start.  Your passion to give it your all- not just behind the scenes stuff, but how you couldn’t wait to get started once we first chatted.  I appreciate your care for my project, and how you kept it a ‘secret’ until the promo video was complete.  I appreciated how you opened up your heart to this project and couldn’t wait to share it with your friends and family too!  I appreciate how easy it was to work together and that I knew I could trust you with telling this story from start to finish.  I loved that I didn’t have to be involved in your part of the project at all, and that I could simply wait for it to be done 😀 You are a joy to work with, and you produce such exquisite work!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did to bring my dream and passion into a reality!  If you are looking for a videographer, then you have come to the right person!

Jessica & Scott

Sarah Fitzgibbons Photography

This afternoon reminded me of every Christmas morning for my entire life (I’m awake waiting to open gifts but everyone else is sleeping for hours!) I am so glad I waited to watch with Scott. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I honestly just watched it 3 times and I could watch over and over and over… if the iPad had flash and I didn’t have school tomorrow!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, and thank you again! No words can express how special this video is to me. You’ve captured everything that made our wedding so perfect 🙂 And the song is PERFECT!  You are so awesome and I will continue spreading your name and your business — hopefully people will check out the video because it certainly speaks volumes about your talent and attention to detail!

Jess & Andy

JANICE!!!! We are soooo excited right now! The video is AWESOME. So awesome. We watched it three times in a row and I am crying like a baby and Andy is grinning ear to ear. We just can’t believe how fantastic it is and have no idea how to thank you enough! We’re in Auckland right now on the last leg of our honeymoon… Internet is not readily available, and I used it all up watching the video over and over, hahaha. Love it, love it, love it!

Cheryl & Andy

Elizabeth Ryan Photography

I enjoyed working with Big Dog Little Bed Productions and Janice from start to finish and were so pleased with the videos we received.   As two people who are somewhat camera shy she made us feel so at ease and most of the time we didn’t even realize she was there filming which meant she captured true, genuine moments instead of stiff and posed shots.  We knew that having a great photographer there to capture our wedding was so important but never realized how important it was to have a videographer.  We were so pleased we did when we saw the final product!!  We have probably watched the videos dozens of times since we got them and every time we are either smiling from ear to ear, laughing or crying just remembering how awesome our wedding was.  We can’t even begin to explain how special it is to us to have a video to relive the day!

I highly recommend Big Dog Little Bed Productions.  While it may seem like a videographer is an unnecessary expense (at first it did to us) it is truly worth it and provides such a great way to look back at your wedding day.  You won’t be able to go back and capture that moment on video again so it’s worth doing it the first time.

Lauren & Craig

Richardson Fry Photography

We absolutely LOVED the video that Janice put together; it was hands down the best gift that we received, and it will provide us with the absolute best way to remember our wedding day for the rest of our lives. We had many out-of-town guests who were unable to travel who were extremely grateful for the video because it helped them to feel like they were a part of our special day. Janice did a terrific job with editing. She asked for our feedback, but it was absolutely perfect how she did it the first time. We can’t express how much we appreciate the hard work that she put into it and for the fun that she brought to our day.

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