meet the team
Hi! Guess who you will be spending your whole wedding day with?
Your vendors!! That means I already appreciate you for being here to do your research, and get to know us. I can't tell you how important it is to hire wedding pros you trust and vibe with.
I'm Mel, owner of Whitecaps Film. In 2016 I graduated from ODU with a degree in Communications and focus in Media Studies. Then in 2017, I started filming weddings. I became a drone pilot shortly after and also have an interest in underwater filmmaking. Creativity has always been a big part of who I am, and I love that I am able to express my creativity through videography. I live to tell love stories, and I'm thankful couples allow me to capture their most authentic and emotional moments!
This is Justin, my other half, the best teammate, and one of my biggest supporters! He is a drone pilot for Whitecaps Film. We met in 2018 at a wedding where my roommate in college introduced us. Prior to us meeting, he was in the Coast Guard for 8 years. When he's not helping me shoot weddings, he's selling forklifts for Southeast Industrial Equipment.
Maddy is a lead videographer as well as a second shooter. She's a Virginia Beach local who loves all things video, creativity, and wedding trends. She will make sure all the details of your day are captured and everything goes smoothly. When she's not filming for Whitecaps, she's snapping + editing photos for her business, Maddy Humphrey Photos.
You can find her work on Instagram @maddyhumphreyphotos.
Sara is a lead videographer and second shooter from Richmond, VA. She is dedicated to making your big day memorable and loves all things events, so it's no surprise that her full time job is an Event Planner at Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN.
Honor is a lead videographer as well as your personal hype girl! Her energy will keep your day flowing with positivity, confidence, and organization in your timeline. When she's not filming, she is fighting for criminal justice as a parole officer in Chesapeake.
Erica is a second shooter who loves to cook and be on the water. We actually all have that in common! She has an eye for making things look good and is very caring. Her fun spirit and light hearted since of humor will make you REAL smile all throughout the day.
Clay is a lead videographer who is very artistic. He has always had an interest in cameras and he does what it takes to get the shot! In his free time he enjoys traveling, surfing, and beach living. He also shoots photo and video for real estate projects.
Shelby is a second shooter and loves expressing her creativity behind a camera. She actually has a good amount of experience in front of one too! When she's not second shooting video, you can find her snapping photos for her own brand. Check out her work on Instagram @portraitsushi.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
Kelly + Wade
Mel and her team are the best wedding videographers out there! So easy to work with and a great presence to have around on your wedding day. Our wedding videos turned out incredible and it was absolutely worth every penny!
Sara + Paul
We hired Mel to film our wedding and she did an incredible job! She was recommended to us by our Wedding Planner. Mel and her second shooter were so professional and amazing! They didn't miss a thing! Our wedding was supposed to be in March but because of COVID we had to postpone to July. Mel was super responsive and made sure she was available for our new date! She sent three videos to us - a teaser, a highlight and the full film. We loved every single one of them! She matched the music perfectly, got everyone's speech and highlighted all the best moments of the wedding! I HIGHLY recommend Mel and her team for your next video needs! Thank you for everything!!!
Coastal Styling Studio
Mel is the real deal. She makes you feel so comfortable and her work is phenomenal! I highly recommend her skills- from getting married to promoting your business- she’s your girl! - Lydia
Such a pleasure to work with. Mel makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She is such a dream to work with, my business partner and I are already on video number 2. Can’t wait to work with her more. Do yourself a favor and go with Whitecaps, you won’t be disappointed! - Lauren