Hi! I'm Rayven Routt. (Get it? Routt66?)
Becoming a filmmaker has been my singular dream since I was a very little girl. I was that weird kid in all the coming-of-age films that carries a video camera everywhere and films everything. (Like Mark Ruffalo in “13 Going on 30”) Oh, I should mention that I reference movies A LOT because I went to film school. What else is an art degree good for, am I right?
I actually filmed my first wedding when I was only 12-years-old. No, you can’t see it. It’s horrible. I filmed a couple of weddings a year until I went to college and started working my dream job in Film and TV! I worked with my all-time idol, Robert Yeoman (The freaking Wes Anderson cinematographer.) and won an Emmy! Then my mom died unexpectedly ... and it really changed the way I looked at things. I only had three photos with her. That’s when I realized weddings were my calling. It’s the one day in your life where everyone that is important to you is there. It’s really difficult to explain how important photos and videos are until they’re all you have left of a person. And gosh, I know this sounds cheesy and dramatic, but I am so passionate about this. I believe everyone has a story to tell and I’ve found what I enjoy most in life is getting to know people and telling their stories! So for me, a wedding film is about more than having a compilation of your day. It’s a time capsule of your life that can be passed down through generations.
I'd describe my style and approach as being cinematic but natural and candid. I'm often going handheld so I can climb a tree to get some crazy angle. I have an eye for finding the little moments throughout the day and bringing them to life on screen.