Enjoy the Adventure

A little peek into my life as an event videographer:
Brad and I were just looking over our 2013 calendar today, when I realized we will be traveling to ten (possibly eleven) different countries between the two of us this year! Although it is going to be a challenge being apart for weeks at a time, I am really excited to travel to majority of these countries together. In the past I’ve traveled alone and I won’t lie, I’ve felt a little vulnerable at times (Finding my way around Tokyo by myself, yikes!) So I could not be more thankful that Brad is accompanying me more this year. My job consists of a lot of jet lag, hotel rooms, and really hard work. At each event I film I always have the same thought run through my head,”This is so hard, I’m never doing this again.” Because the video of the event is shown right after the last speaker (who has to be included) at the event. That gives you only about 4 minutes render/export time! A little nerve racking if you could imagine. Staring at the little percentage bar on the computer screen, with co-workers surrounding you, praying that the last speaker doesn’t end early! I’m usually shaking by that point, haha! But at the end of the day it is so rewarding seeing your work displayed in front of hundreds of people, applauding. I know it may sound cheesy, but even though I know more than half of the people don’t know who I am, I take those applauds and cheers to heart. I secretly battle holding back my tears at every event – haha! But really, I can’t help but reflect on how blessed I am. The places I’ve seen, the cultures I’ve experienced, and the people that I’ve met… make it all worth while.
So hears to another hard working, adventurous year!
I’m ready for ya, 2013.


  1. March 22, 2013 / 10:34 pm

    How exciting that you get the opportunity to travel to so many different countries! Although parts of this does seem daunting, I know you both will rock it! Bring on 2013 πŸ™‚
    xo TJ

  2. March 22, 2013 / 10:41 pm

    Hailey you're amazing! Your hard work definitely pays off. I'm sure you're aware how many hundreds (of thousands) of people's lives you changed with your videos AND your example. Keep it up!

  3. March 23, 2013 / 1:34 am

    Looking forward to living vicariously through both of you adventures πŸ™‚ Always love seeing you work! Good luck this year!

  4. March 23, 2013 / 2:39 am

    Homegirl. You really are the coolest

  5. March 23, 2013 / 3:41 am

    My goal in a couple of years is to end up what you're doing, videographing, photographing, and traveling the world. You're amazing at what you do and such an inspiration. Good Luck to you!

  6. March 23, 2013 / 5:45 am

    I'm sorry you have to be apart, but seriously, you guys are awesome. 2013 will be good. πŸ™‚

  7. March 23, 2013 / 6:28 am

    All of that applause is well deserved, m'lady! Your work is stunning.

  8. March 24, 2013 / 6:38 pm

    But with all the bad comes soooo much good! You get to see the world and sometimes with those you love! What a blessing πŸ™‚ I have been to Tokyo, so I can only imagine doing THAT alone, my word girl, *HIGH FIVE* haha πŸ™‚ Sounds like an exciting summer!

  9. March 25, 2013 / 8:38 pm

    You're absolutely adorable, and so is your life! I can't imagine all the excitement that you are feeling, but it is so beautiful to see it radiate off of you!

  10. March 25, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    just found you from secret life of bee πŸ™‚ i've spent like an hour just searching around your site/watching your videos! i love it all! do you specialize in any one type of videography? or is it kind of just events in general?

    love your work girl!

  11. March 26, 2013 / 2:44 am

    I can't imagine that much traveling but it's so worth it! You're fab friend!!

  12. March 27, 2013 / 12:41 am

    so amazing! 11 countries in one year! i may get around to that many in a lifetime, but for now i will have to live vicariously through your travels by watching your videos haha!

  13. March 28, 2013 / 1:08 am

    YOU GUYS ARE SO BLESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can only hope to travel to that many countries in a lifetime, let alone a year. You're doing what you're good at, and what you love…with the one you love. Yes, a little separation will be necessary, but my oh my do the positives outweigh the negative.

    I am genuinely excited and happy for you. <3

    -Britt (zealouslyzika.com)

  14. March 30, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    way to stay positive girl! I couldn't do events like that! is it always with kayani?

  15. April 9, 2013 / 3:40 am

    So glad Brad gets to come with you more this year! I don't know how you two do it! You're amazing. And I feel ya sometimes, with crazy brides or weird weddings I have to photograph, I want to quit and never do a wedding again. You are a trooper, and I can't imagine working as much as you do! Such a rockstar!

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