We are so excited to start a new blog series called CREATIVE ARTISTS in which we will highlight creative professionals that live and breathe their craft, and are passionate about elevating the creative community around central florida.
Today we bring you Asha Junot the creative mind behind Bright Frame Films. Asha is known for her clean and natural way of capturing films. Asha’s services are sought after because of her personality and authentic way of telling a story through video that really captures your attention and brings you into the story.
Name: Asha Junot
Business Name: Bright Frame Films
Current City: Orlando, FL
Hometown: Okeechobee, FL
What do you do/create?
I have the joy and honor of capturing life’s most shining scenes on video – from weddings to births, as well as stories of individuals and their businesses.
Tell us a bit about you and how did you get started doing what you love?
Storytelling is my passion. I love to document life, and I have always loved capturing ordinary and extraordinary moments on camera. I graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a degree in broadcast journalism and went on to work as a news reporter/anchor for two years after college. I was able to cover sweet, sad, and inspiring stories in the community; and it was in the field and in the newsroom that I learned so much about storytelling – from camera work to script-writing to editing, I was a one-woman show! I am so thankful that God provided me with the opportunity to transition those skills to the wedding world and beyond! I filmed my first wedding in November 2010 and have just fallen more and more in love with this “job” every day since. I am beyond grateful to my couples and clients for choosing me to capture their most special days.
What is your absolute favorite part about what you do?
Oh goodness, this is a tough one! But I think my favorite part is editing. Although sometimes it takes me forever to actually get started, once I sit down, start moving the clips around, and see the story come together, I just get so excited! And then sending clients their finished film is just the best!
What is something unique to your services that you are proud of?
Coming from a news background, I think my storytelling style sets me apart. I like to say my style is “journalistic and joyful.” It is simple and clean, and I do my best to just document the day exactly as it happens. I strive to capture all the little details that tell the whole story. Also, I love to pray with and for my clients, and I hope they feel encouraged and at ease when we’re together.
What are some things brides should look for when looking for a videographer?
It is so important to find vendors who “get you” – people who share your vision and style.
What advice would you give newly engaged couples?
Remember that your wedding day is a celebration of what’s to come – it’s just the beginning of your life together! Don’t let the details stress you out. If, at the end of the day, you’re married to love of your life, then it was perfect.
Favorite wedding websites that you would recommend to a bride for inspiration or advice?
Southern Weddings is my favorite!
My husband, our sweet pup, pretty skies, lipstick, southern food, belly laughs, sweet tea, The Office, my robe and slippers.
Place or way to unwind?
A quiet spot with my Bible, journal, and a pen. Reading God’s Word and spending time with Him in prayer just set my heart on fire. He is peace and hope and joy and love, and freely gives those to all who ask.
Last home-cooked meal?
BBQ chicken in the crockpot
Local business crush?
Oh my goodness, there are so many amazing creatives that I love dearly! But I’d have to say Siuleth, owner of Eleven Note, is super special – she is one wildly-talented woman!
Puerto Rico with my hubby to celebrate our anniversary and birthdays (which are all within three weeks of each other!) – what a beautiful country!
“Free” Zac Brown Band
Favorite movie of all times?
Remember the Titans
Finally where can we find you on social media?