Born and raised in North Carolina, Shawn, fell in love with film and cinematography at a very early age. He had a camera in his hand, one way or another, since the 1980s when his parents purchased one of the first VHS camcorders released to the market. He began documenting their foreign mission trips, family get-togethers, and any other events that seemed interesting at the time. In 1999, Shawn moved to Charleston and worked on a host of documentary productions, award-winning short films, events, and music videos before forming Lowcountry Wedding Films in 2008.
Travis, Shawn's best friend of 25 years, joined the team the same year – and they have been creating beautiful, visual family heirlooms ever since. Combining Shawn's artistic talents as an experienced cameraman, documentary producer, and director, with Travis' aptitudes as a highly esteemed sound engineer, music producer, and former film student, together the duo offers an unbeatable foundation of creativity and business acumen.
Over the years, Shawn and Travis have combined forces with other talented artists to ensure that the Lowcountry Wedding Films crew is second to none. Today, our team of Charleston videographers has created wedding films for 400+ couples across the United States and in multiple countries Check out our Films page for more information about the cinematic wedding films we produce.
With over 400 weddings under his belt, Shawn leads the crew in creating timeless works of art that continue to inspire and wow clients worldwide. Taking the old-school approach to learning filmmaking, through mentorship working on productions from New York to LA, he has spent over 20 years honing his craft and perfecting his technique. In 2008, Shawn founded Lowcountry Wedding Films, quickly becoming one of the most recognized names in the industry. Today he continues to evolve his style and is always searching for innovations and new ideas to take his films to the next level. When in relaxation mode, he is an avid martial artist, bookworm, film connoisseur and most of all loves spending time with his beautiful wife Katie and their loveable fur baby Miley.
Hailing from the southern United States, Travis is a camera operator, editor, and music producer. Always on the move, he enjoys traveling from coast to coast, producing films for corporate clients, music artists and couples alike. Ward enjoys taking pictures of birds in his backyard and is enjoying the married life with two cats and two dogs.
Katie was born and raised in Washington, DC, and always dreamed about living in coastal, SC, where she and her family would take vacations as a child. She followed her dreams and attended the College of Charleston, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Corporate Communications. While attending college, she met Shawn in 1999, and the two have been inseparable ever since. In 2008, they were married and co-founded Lowcountry Wedding Films the following year. The rest is history, as they continue to live the beach life and travel the world, embracing each new adventure as it comes their way.
Justin is a freelance cinematographer from Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate from the University of Georgia. Working with cameras since a young age, photography naturally grew from a hobby into his passion and profession. Justin is known for his versatility, perfection, and easy going attitude. Away from work, he prefers to spend his time hiking, camping, and scuba diving while practicing wildlife and landscape photography.
Bopey grew up in Columbia, SC where she studied dance, theater, and film from her childhood through college. After graduating from the University of South Carolina with a degree in English, she moved to Charleston, SC where she resides with her husband and children.
What some of our happy brides and wedding industry professionals have to say about our work.
“Shawn & the team at Lowcountry Wedding Films are amazing at what they do! They made our wedding day so effortlessly fun, while getting some beautifully candid shots. They did beautiful aerial footage of the venue and even were able to send us a sneak peek of our film just days after the wedding - which was such a pleasant surprise to receive on our honeymoon. We cannot imagine our special day without this talented videography team!”
“Including Shawn and Justin of Lowcountry Wedding Films in our wedding day is one of the best decisions we made during our planning. After seeing our one-minute teaser, my initially reluctant husband immediately said he was glad we decided to hire videographers, and specifically these ones. Watching the footage, they seemingly were EVERYWHERE, but “day of” we had no idea they were even around. Moreover, when they were around, they put all of us at ease and fit naturally into our day - fun and professional! We will call this one of our best decisions for years to come!”
Lowcountry Wedding Films was so much fun to work with! They made me feel comfortable and stress-free on my wedding day. I highly recommend this company - you won't regret it!”
"If there is one thing I could recommend having from your wedding that is absolutely a must, it is a videographer! We absolutely could not be happier, thrilled, and excited for how our video turned out. Our wedding video is something we will cherish forever, and we could never thank you all enough for the time and effort you put into our wedding day!"
"Thank you to Lowcountry Filmworks for creating some of the best videos that I have seen in a while. It was such a pleasure working with you, and your dedication to our project made our event a big success. I hope that we can work together again very soon!"
"Shawn and his team are amazing. They also love what they do, and it shows! They are crazy talented, down to earth, and so much fun. That is the BEST combination for any wedding or event. I highly recommend Lowcountry Wedding Films!"
"What can I say about Lowcountry Wedding Films that will do them any justice of the happiness they brought to my wedding day. Bottom line. Hire this company. If you don't have room in your budget, make it. It will be one of the more cherished memories you have from your wedding day. I promise."