Filming an artistic video with a friend on the beach in Malibu, California. Photos by Rachel Tate.
Bovara Studios is a video production company based in Raleigh, NC. We specialize in the art of telling authentic stories through film. We provide film services for weddings and elopements, along with commercial needs.
Serving the Triangle & Southern NC
I’ve always loved storytelling. Throughout my years as a young girl, my sister and I were always making up stories for our toys, romping around out in the woods, imagining up scenarios and performing them. When I became a young teen, my friends and I would pull out my family camcorder to create music videos and write and perform TV “episodes”.
Fast forward to around age 16, when my best friend started doing photography. We started doing photo shoots for fun and I would tag along with her, eventually picking up my own camera and learning how to tell stories from behind a lens. This became especially important in my life throughout my travels. In a single snapshot, I was able to communicate and share stories of my experiences abroad with my friends and family back home.
In 2018, I was working a few part-time gigs, and one of them was a virtual assistant for a business friend of my mom. Creating a business branding video for her new business was my first official step into the videography world. This propelled my love for storytelling even further, as I found out how powerful film is as a medium when you are trying to convey a certain story or message.
I stepped into the wedding world, shadowing a photographer friend of mine (many thanks, Audrey from Rose Trail Images!) to see if I would even jive as a wedding filmmaker. Needless to say, I absolutely fell in love with it. Not only do I get the privilege of documenting one of the most meaningful days in a couples’ life, but I also get to use my passion for storytelling to craft their film and share their love story through moving picture. I am so excited to continue forward as a wedding filmmaker, and also move more toward elopement filmmaking. Elopements are so exciting to me, as it marries my love for adventuring with my love of telling love stories.
A: I am just stepping into the elopement realm, and so I am excitedly awaiting my first chance to film one! I can say though, that I have watched many gorgeous elopement films, and one of my favorites was two bloggers named Maddie and Joe Greer who were married in Iceland. The storytelling of the video, coloring, and overall feel of the film is what I’m excited to start creating for couples.
A: Going on adventures! Being outdoors (if that’s the vibe!) Also, the special energy that comes from being able to capture the special moments between each unique couple, unhurried and unplanned. They can go at their own pace and we can get really creative with moments and shots, all while honoring the type of day and experience that they are looking to remember forever.