Bonnie Newman Creative Wedding Reviews

Cara and James | Waterfront Blush, Ivory and Gold Sarasota Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“We looked for someone who would make sure to capture the most important parts of our day and include parts of our vows and everyone’s speeches, someone who would catch the feel of our wedding day so well that when we watched it again years from now, we would feel the same way and feel like it were only yesterday. Every video we watched of Bonnie Newman Creative made me tear up or cry! With Bonnie, we knew she was the perfect person for us. We didn’t even feel the need to tell her anything specific. We felt relaxed the entire day knowing we were in good hands. We are so happy with our video!”

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Lila and Adam | Champagne and Greenery Elegant Clearwater Beach Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“The first time Adam and I met with Bonnie, I knew we were going to hire her. She was so easy to talk to, sweet, caring, and so fun! I knew that she would make our wedding day an important event in her life, which made me trust her talent and guidance through the process. I truly wanted my videographer to be able to capture the love Adam and I have for each other, but also the love we have for our family and friends. Bonnie did an outstanding job making our video and I couldn’t imagine anything more!”

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Brian and Melissa | Orange and Peach Florida Citrus-Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“Bonnie’s style was really unique and stood out to us because we knew it would perfectly capture all of the feelings from our big day. Bonnie is fun, creative, and her professional work speaks for itself. The one-minute Instagram sneak peek Bonnie shared with us was the most wildly popular thing on my Instagram ever! My friends said it brought tears to their eyes and reminded them of a movie trailer! Bonnie stayed with us all day, even on the water taxi, and captured every moment start to finish. She truly was able to showcase our love for each other and that of our friends and family.”

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Ilana and Josef | Timeless Downtown St. Pete NYE Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“I hired Bonnie of Bonnie Newman Creative because I loved her work, and it was within my budget. Now that I’ve worked with her, I have so many more reasons! She is so accommodating, professional, and kind. I would hire her again in a heartbeat, and I certainly recommend her to anyone looking for a videographer.”

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Maria and Chris | Romantic Gold and Garnet St. Pete Beach Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“Originally, we were not going to hire a videographer but about a month out I was starting to regret that decision. I franticly started researching videographers in Tampa and was immediately overwhelmed with options at very different price points. What was most important to me though was finding someone who was able to capture the raw emotion of a wedding day. After researching at least a dozen videographers, I came across Bonnie Newman Creative's work on Marry Me Tampa Bay and immediately fell in love with her videos! I told Bonnie the reason I hired her was because each of her videos had so much emotion in them and that they all made me cry! Fast forward to receiving our video and I could not be happier with our decision to hire Bonnie! She included every highlight of the day, yet we never felt like there was a video camera in our face. We are so thankful that we have this video to turn to whenever we want to relive our wedding day!”

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Alexis and Frankie | Timeless Elegant White and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“To be honest, I was not looking to get a videographer at all due to cost. However, my mom and I came across Bonnie Newman Creative at a wedding expo, and she absolutely changed my mind from the moment I saw her work. Not only is she an exceptional person and so easy to get along with, but her work is incredible. She prides herself on using as much audio as she can to really capture the day. From the moment I saw Bonnie's videos running, I knew we had to have her!”

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Jessica and Fernando | Elegant, Rustic Chic Plant City Barn Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“My husband and I had been looking for a good quality, affordable videographer for months for our wedding and were not very successful. We had almost settled on a so-so one, when a friend of mine showed us Bonnie Newman Creative's wedding videos. We were in love at first sight! Bonnie is hands-down the best videographer I have ever known. Each and every one of her videos captures the bride and groom’s personalities perfectly. Bonnie was so flexible with us when it came to scheduling and was always very professional. She worked well with my photographer, and she made sure we got all of the shots we wanted in our video. I highly, highly recommend her to any bride-to-be. She really exceeded our expectations.”

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Krista and Neal | Tropical, Vintage St. Pete Beach Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“The one piece of advice other brides told me was that their one regret was not hiring a videographer. When we met Bonnie Newman Creative and saw her creative style, we immediately put down a deposit because we knew we didn’t want to have the same regrets. I loved that Bonnie offered a shorter video of the highlights, which was really all we wanted. I truly believe that she captures the excitement of the day, as well as the love shared between the couples she films.”

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Jackie and Justin | Boho Earth Toned Inspired South Tampa Waterfront Wedding | Bonnie Newman Creative

“I was on the fence about whether or not a videographer could fit into our budget, and I am so glad we decided to get one! I wanted someone who I knew would understand my vision and Bonnie Newman Creative did just that. I sent her a handful of my favorite wedding videos, and she helped me identify the elements I loved from each. Once we decided on a vision together, she committed to deliver that for our wedding and has truly done so. Bonnie’s work is breathtaking and each wedding she films is better than the last.”

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Bride and Groom Under St Petersburg Bridge Wedding Portrait | St Pete Photographer and Videographer Mars and the Moon Films

Tropical Pastel Waterfront St Pete Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

What I looked for in a wedding photo/video team was a team that was fun to be around, easygoing, demonstrated artistic flair, and had a passion for creating cinematic masterpieces. We did not want a traditional wedding video, instead we wanted a short film, where the editing evoked emotions and you could truly feel that the film had its own pulse.

This is exactly what Bonnie Newman of Mars and The Moon Films creates. Her skills with editing and capturing the details of a day is out of this world. Her husband, Jon, supports this talent equally through his photography.

We wanted photos that felt like art pieces, which is exactly what he delivered. Together, they bring a great energy to your wedding journey and really emphasize being comfortable and authentic. I am so in love with our wedding photos and film and highly recommend Mars and The Moon!

-Elizabeth and Carson
Bride and Groom Just Married Indian Wedding Portrait | Tampa Photographer Videographer Mars and the Moon

Elegant Gold and Red Indian Fusion Wedding | Fenway Hotel

It was extremely important to us that our photos and video have an air of authenticity and creativity and that were just a little bit off the beaten path. We wanted our personalities to shine through and for things not to be too gimmicky or posed.

Mars and the Moon Films stood out from all the other wedding videos that I watched while doing my research. There’s something incredibly genuine and real about their work. I found myself crying at wedding videos of people I didn’t even know, and the quality of their films is unmatched. Mars and the Moon Films gave us a wedding video that is beyond incredible. I still watch it every week and love it more each time.

-Sarah and Ishan
Romantic Bride and Groom Waterway Wedding Portrait | Sarasota Photographer and Videographer Mars and the Moon Films | Planner Kelly Kennedy Weddings & Events

Timeless White and Gold Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

We wanted a dark and moody vibe and less of the typical bright and airy wedding photos and videos you see. We also wanted people that had great personalities.

Bonnie and Jon of Mars and the Moon Films are so much fun! They are some of the coolest people we have ever met and are extremely talented. They are very transparent with setting expectations for the services they provide. We wanted REAL, and they captured Matt and I perfectly.

-Jordan and Matt
Bride and Groom Sunset Portrait at Tampa Heights Rooftop Wedding | Tampa Wedding Photographer Bonnie Newman Creative

Burgundy and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rooftop 220

I love that tradition, so hiring a great videographer was important. We were looking for someone that could capture our wedding day, not just all the big moments, but all the small details that really make the day special. I didn't want to feel like we were “posed” for pictures all day. I wanted the photos and the video to really capture what was going on throughout the day.

Bonnie Newman Creative did an incredible job! The way that they cut the video to show my dad practicing handing me off to Nathan to the ceremony was spot on. My dad was practicing it for weeks, and now I will never forget it.

Some of my favorite pictures from the wedding day are from when Nathan and I were practicing our first dance. We arrived at the reception space to take a look before everyone entered. We then took a few minutes to take a deep breath and practice our first dance. The room was empty and it felt like it was just us enjoying the moment. When I received the wedding pictures, I was surprised to see that Jon and Bonnie captured the moment. I didn't even know they were there!

Another one of my favorite photos was after the first look, when the bridal party, Nathan, and I were on the bus from the hotel to the ceremony venue. The emergency exit was open and letting in some wind. Nathan reached up to close the emergency exit so it wouldn't mess up the girls' hair. My sister then made a witty comment about it being symbolic that Nathan was closing the emergency exit on the way to the ceremony, not taking his last opportunity to run. Jon was on the bus with us and captured the moment in a photo.

I think hiring the photographer/videographer was one of the most stressful decisions that I had to make. I really wanted to make sure that we got great pictures and videos that we could look back at for the rest of our lives. I set up calls with several photographers/videographers. Bonnie and Jon were very responsive; they took the time to listen and ease any concerns I had. I loved that they work as a team, and I wouldn't have to worry about communication between the photographer and videographer, who is capturing what portions, or getting in each other's way. Our package also included an engagement shoot, which allowed us to meet Bonnie and Jon before our wedding so that we were more comfortable on the wedding day.

-Mariah and Nathan
Bride and Groom Intimate Forehead Touch Golf Course Wedding Portrait | Tampa Florida Photographer Mars and The Moon Films

Romantic Dusty Rose Bowling Green Wedding | Streamsong Resort

We hate getting pictures taken, and we didn't want anything that came across as stuffy or too posed.

Bonnie and Jon of Mars and The Moon Films were so easy to work with, and we connected with them from the start. The way they shoot weddings is so unique and authentic. Their portfolio of work is amazing. We didn't want a typical wedding film or the same posed pictures as everyone else, and they are so unique. We got along with them so well that they made the entire process easy and fun. Their services are unmatched. I watch our wedding film at least once a day, and it's six months later.

-Emily and Josh

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Navy Blue and Dusty Rose Nautical Downtown Tampa Wedding | Yacht Starship

We looked for good quality, great reviews, and good personalities in our photo and video team.

We chose Bonnie Newman Creative because their personalities were fun and outgoing. They also have many years of experience, and I knew we were going to be in great hands working with them. Their past videos and photos blew us away! Bonnie and Jon also accommodated our needs and were so chill and easy to work and communicate with.

-Morgan and Seth

Romantic Lake Waterfront Sunset Bride and Groom Embracing Photo with Bride Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Wedding Dress Truly Forever Bridal | Wedding Venue The Barn at Crescent Lake

Romantic Rustic Shabby Chic Mauve Wedding | Barn at Crescent Lake

I wanted to make sure we found a team that was cohesive and easygoing. I saw a video of Bonnie Newman Creative‘s work on YouTube and an Instagram from one of Marry Me Tampa Bay's articles/videos and fell in love with their work. I never had a professional session before, but after reading reviews of ‘Team Bon Jon' I knew they would be the best choice for us. That, and the fact that all of their work made me cry, and I wanted that for my wedding!

The team at Bonnie Newman Creative was amazing! They were down-to-earth, professional, had so much patience, and made sure to capture the best part of our relationship. Bonnie and Jon exceeded all expectations. The sheer quality of their photos and videos and their work ethic was amazing. Bonnie's videos were more than I could ever expect. I love that they captured who we were and didn’t change it to the point we wouldn’t recognize ourselves. They were easy to contact and stayed open to any and all questions we had! They answered every question, covered every concern, and made our wedding look like a dream! I knew they were great from what I saw, but working with them on a personal level was so easy, in a very uneasy/hectic time!

-Nicole and Piotr
Creative Sunset Veil Bride and Groom Portrait

Sage Green and White Modern Minimalistic Wedding | Tampa Museum of Art

We wanted someone who would be able to capture the raw moments from our day without being too intrusive or staging us too much. We wanted someone who was not only a talented videographer but most importantly a great storyteller. Additionally, we wanted to work with someone who was friendly, charismatic, and incredibly easy to talk to.

We could instantly tell that Bonnie of Bonnie Newman Creative was very talented behind the camera, but we chose her because her creativity and passion for her work were evident in each one of her highlight videos. The day we met Bonnie in person it felt like we were reconnecting with an old friend. She was extremely personable and made us feel so comfortable and at ease. Right off the bat, she calmed our nerves the day of as she knew exactly what she was doing and took charge the moment she arrived. We are absolutely in love with our wedding video and can’t thank Bonnie enough for putting her true heart and soul into her work!

-Emily and Jesse
Florida bride with braided hair do, veil, red lipstick and groom wedding portrait | Tampa Bay wedding photographer Bonnie Newman Creative | Wedding hair and makeup Femme Akoi

Elegant Burgundy Dunedin Wedding | The Fenway

We wanted someone who could capture emotion really well and someone who could capture candid yet vivid photographs.

We reached out to Bonnie Newman Creative at the very beginning of our wedding planning process because I was captivated by the video teasers she would post on Instagram. Her wedding films literally make strangers cry, and they definitively made me cry! She followed through with everything she said she would do and truly listened to us when we explained what kind of photo and video we were seeking for our special day.

The package we chose came with an engagement shoot, which came out amazing, so we were able to meet with Bonnie and Jon a few times to build rapport and trust. That ultimately is the cherry on top for me. I knew that our photo and video team would be with us and near us for most of our big day, so I had to genuinely like and respect them. Bonnie and Jon were perfect on our wedding day, present but not in the way. They didn't over pose us and they let us be ourselves. They offered help when we needed it and gave us space to experience every moment organically. I freaking love Bonnie and now consider her a friend. Not only are she and Jon ridiculously talented, but they are also simply great people.

-Victoria and Michael