I can’t believe I started RP in 2007 out of a spare bedroom in my apartment. I can’t believe it has been more than a decade and over 500 weddings since we decided to do this thing full-time. I never imagined that we would be shooting so many love stories all over the country.
Your wedding is more than just a wedding, it is you. It is more than just a day. It is the start of two becoming one. We get the honor of watching this miracle happen right before our eyes. We get the honor of being there for you on that day. There are so many details, but they will all fade away. At the end of the day, it is just you and your spouse. That is who we shoot the wedding for. We shoot for you and your family. We shoot for your kids, and your grandkids.
The best things that happen to me, as the owner of RP, are the stories I hear from our previous brides. “I lost my dad, and now I have his voice on film.” “My daughter loves watching our film, so glad you were there to film it 5 years before she was even a thought.” The list goes on. This is why I do what I do. There is just something about the look in a couple’s eyes the moment they get to relive that day. Goosebumps on the arms as I write =)
Thank you for stopping by our site. If you love our work, let’s grab a coffee and chat! We have learned that not all couples are the right fit, and we want to make sure we are the right fit for you. I’d be honored to have my team tell the story of your wedding day. But more importantly, I want to make sure you know that we are the right fit for you. I can’t wait to hear from you!
John Bunn – Owner
John Bunn – Owner
Hey everyone! I am John, and I am the owner of Redeemed Productions. I started playing around with cameras when I was a kid. My uncle had a huge camera that held a VCR tape (just ask your mom or grandma what that is and they’d be glad to tell you). I have some pretty embarrassing videos of me as a kid pretending to be Garth Brooks, or making music videos to Billy Ray Cyrus. Mom, if you are reading this, please tell me you never found those tapes! Anyway, ended up at ORU in Tulsa, and fell in love with all things cameras. I took tv production classes, audio engineering, all the fun stuff. I knew that somehow I wanted to tell stories. Then it happened, I was asked to film a friend’s wedding. I googled “wedding videos.” I stop here to remind you this was in 2007. Google was a new thing, and wedding videos were downright terrible. I couldn’t find anything that I liked, so I told the friends that I don’t think I would be interested. They begged me to just shoot it and do it however I wanted. So I did. I freaking loved it. I mean, I loved it so much that I wanted more. The thrill of filming a live event. The exhilaration I had when they watched their film, I was hooked. That was 10 years ago. Somehow I made it work. Somehow I figured out how to run a business, and how to get more people interested. What started as an awesome hobby has turned into the biggest honor of my working career. I have met hundreds of couples and consider them all family. Every weekend I get to be at a wedding and see that look in a groom’s eye as he sees his bride for the first time. It never gets old. I love it more now than I did 10 years ago.
Enough about wedding films, let’s talk about the real me. I grew up in the 90s and 2000’s (yay NSYNC), and fell in love with the girl of my dreams, Heather, while at college. We couldn’t wait to graduate to get married, so after my sophomore year (I was 20, she was 21), we tied the knot. 5 years later we welcomed our daughter Anna into the family. That kid stole my heart the minute she laid eyes on me. Want to make me cry? Talk to me about how grown up she is, or how much she looks like her mommy. 6 years later, we welcomed our 2nd girl Dacey into the family. She has me wrapped up just as much as her big sister. I hear I am in trouble! I have the 3 best girls in the world, and would do anything for them. We love Jesus, and are committed to honoring Him in our home and in our company.
Things I love (in no particular order). Brides that actually care about their wedding film and photos. Couples that love each other’s faces off. The look a groom gives as he is patiently waiting to see his bride on their wedding day. Talking to the father of the bride on the day of the wedding and asking him if it feels that long ago when he was sending his daughter to kindergarten. The real stuff. Raw emotion. I love thinking about you 10 years from now and then making your film for that version of you. The version you don’t know yet. So many more things to love, but those are the ones that come to mind.
Favorite Restaurant – Smoke. On Cherry Street
Favorite Movie – Pretty much anything from Pixar, and of course The Dark Knight Triology
Best Concert – Ed Sheeran, or Taylor Swift, or Coldplay… probably a 3-way tie
Favorite Dessert – Apple pie and ice cream
Favorite Song to Blast in Your Car – Anything by Taylor Swift of course
Favorite Season – Spring in Oklahoma, Any season in California, because they are all the same
Favorite Place Visited – Yellowstone National Park, or Hawaii, or Yosemite, or Montana or…
Toilet Paper Over or Under – I had no idea this was a thing until I met Heather… but now she tells me it is over
Celebrity Crush – I only have eyes for you Heather (cough cough Scarlett Johansson)
Was the dress white or blue – Definitely white and gold
Nina Chappel – Photography Manager / Business Manager
Nina Chappel is our photography manager and business manager. She is originally from the East Coast and has been taking photos for 10 years. Weddings are her jam, and she helps with pretty much everything around the office. Her pizza dip is to die for, and she tempts us with it weekly at the office. Her husband Joey and her have two daughters, Tyler and Penny. The way to Nina’s heart is through two words: Grilled Cheese.
Favorite Restaurant – Brady Tavern
Favorite Movie – Elizabethtown
Best Concert – Coldplay or Bruno Mars, it’s a tie
Favorite Dessert – A cookie dough/fudge cake combo I found on pinterest and is super yummy!
Favorite Song to Blast in Your Car – This changes a lot… 7 years by Lukas Graham
Favorite Season – Spring! Love it when everything gets green again
Favorite Place Visited – Dominica! It’s a rain forresty island in the Caribbean
Toilet Paper Over or Under – Over for sure!
Celebrity Crush – Taylor Kitsch
Was the Dress White or Blue – White! And I cannot be convinced otherwise
Jessica Book – Photography
Jessica has become one of the key members on the team. She works in our photography department, and also works with you as your wedding edits are finished. She hosts our “premiere nights” where you get to come watch your wedding! It has been so much fun to watch her grow as an artist over the past few years. Her photos are stupid good.
We used to make fun of her because she wasn’t very “technologically savvy” but she has gotten much better. So many funny one-liners! She is one of our lead shooters for photography at weddings, and does pretty much everything around the office, even brings her little Yorkie Bella from time to time!
Favorite Restaurant – Cheesecake Factory
Favorite Movie – Frequency
Best Concert – John Mayer
Favorite Dessert – Cookies
Favorite Song to Blast in Your Car – Currently “The Shape of You” Ed Sheeran
Favorite Season – Fall
Favorite Place Visited – New Orleans
Toilet Paper Over or Under – Definitely Over
Celebrity Crush – Channing Tatum
Was the Dress White or Blue – Blue