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Sample videos:   scroll to lower left

What clients are saying:

Pediatric Social Worker and Surgeon, OH
…one of the best uses of our wedding budget

Founder and Executive Director
Empowerment through Improvised Movie Making
…a real gift for editing in the camera

Social Worker and IT Manager, MA
…highlighted key characters and chapters in our lives

Quality and filmmaking experience make all the difference for...

Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
House & Garden Tours
Births & Birthdays
Coming of Age
Living Memorials
Celebrations of Life

Your Story Matters Videography

Sample Work

   Introduction   2:52
  Getting Ready  2:41
Your Ceremony 1:12 Telling A Story   4:22
Listening to You 1:32
    Humor & Joy    2:42

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Wedding Documentaries for All Couples

Are you creating the ceremony yourselves so that it expresses what's most important to you?    

If so, these are the kinds of events I enjoy filming most of all. Ever since I shot my first films of West African ceremonies over 20 years ago, I've had an eye and a knack for catching the nuances of events where tradition and change meet and mingle.

It’s fun to imagine that when your descendants see your wedding documentary, there's a good chance they'll see the roots of ceremonial elements that have since become one of their traditions.   --Carlyn

All works by Your Story Matters are presented
on indexed DVD's.

Carlyn Saltman's unobtrusive style captures timeless wedding memories

Selected Honors for
Carlyn Saltman's work

  • Outstanding Social Documentary
    New England Film and Video Festival

  • Awards for Excellence, two-time recipient
    Society for Visual Anthropology

  • National Endowment for the Arts & Humanities Fellowship, two-time recipient

Free Estimate

Each personal documentary is as unique as you are. Carlyn consults with you to create a film that's in tune with your tastes and priorities...
Voice-over narration?     Photo montage?     Additional music?  Interviews with your  nearest & dearest?

Not sure?
Carlyn can help you decide.

Call for a fee 30-min consultation and estimate.

Tel:  413-522-0789

Your Story Matters Videography

"Dear Carlyn,

You captured both the flow of events from informal to ceremonial and back without a hitch and the emotions of our nearest and dearest. You put people at ease whether you were filming candidly or doing your conversational interview magic.

We were not sure we even wanted a wedding video at first. Then your approach as a trained documentary producer and personal historian changed our minds. You understood right away what we wanted and the video is nothing shy of a masterpiece."

Mari and Craig Mielcarski, Amherst, MA

Please select About Us for more information about      Carlyn's training and experience.   References and other work samples are available on request.

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We're in Turners Falls in the Pioneer Valley -- the heart of western Massachusetts.

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