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.

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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 second shooter and drone pilot for the Charlottesville area, which is where he's from. 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.

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Meet Jeremy, who is also second shooter. He loves to cook and travel (we actually all have that in common). He had the opportunity to work in Bali while studying at ODU, where he graduated with a degree in Filmmaking. Jeremy currently focuses on commercial and corporate work for his business, but can also be found second shooting weddings in Coastal Virginia.

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Shaw is a second shooter as well as a day of coordinator for Astro Entertainment. If she's not shooting a wedding, she's planning one! She does extremely well in keeping everything in order - it's in her nature. She graduated from ODU with a degree in Communications and has traveled to Mexico, Costa Rica, Iceland, England, Germany, France, and BVI. 

Casey is a second shooter on wedding days! She is a momma to her sweet boy and is very tech savvy. She loves all things weddings, couples, and family and is the type of person who can make you smile all throughout the day.


Courtney + Chris

Our engagement photos came out incredible! We were truly taken back. Everything was well directed/edited and we captured so many authentic moments. Thanks, Mel and Whitecaps Film!

Alica + Micajah

Mel Workman was the videographer at our wedding, this past fall. We cannot say enough about her attention to detail and the beautiful, talented, work she produces. I, 100%, would recommend her to anyone looking for someone willing to go above and beyond and truly deliver. We are so blessed to have something so meaningful to look back on, to remember our special day with. Thank you, endlessly, Mel!!!

Kara + KC

Mel was the videographer for our wedding in April. She was a wonderful videographer! Paid attention to detail, captured all the important moments, and made us feel so comfortable. She was incredibly sweet, kind and patient. The video turned out better than I could have ever imagined. Watching it for the first time brought back all those wedding day feels and made me cry happy tears of course! I watch the video constantly still and every time I manage to cry. She captured our day perfectly and the video was all we could have asked for!!! I highly highly recommend using her. Huge thank you, Mel, you’re the best!

Carrie + Donnie

They have been very responsive in all my requests! Get back very quickly!

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