Serendipity in Life and Film with Taryn Pollock

Taryn, Owner of Serendipity & Simply Cinema, had the opportunity to be featured on Your Jubilee’s Podcast. They started up their podcast in June of this year! Your Jubilee started this podcast, The Celebrated Life, because as they shared; they wanted a way to live their purpose of a celebrated life. They wanted to connect with more people and share how life is more than the big moments. They’re passionate about “celebrating the journey and not just the destination.”

On this episode Taryn opens up about how she started Serendipity and Simply Cinema. Two very successful Wedding Videography companies based in Arizona.


She also shares out her top pieces of advice for starting up a new successful business and about her and her son’s struggle with PANDAS. If you have not educated yourself about PANDAS, and want to know more head to: www.pandasnetwork.org.

Taryn is now at a point where she advocates for PANDAS and wants to help others with PANDAS and their family recognize the symptoms. She understands all the people that could be currently dealing with misdiagnosis, so she tries to share her story and open other’s eyes about it.

To Hear Taryn’s Episode:

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Taryn is so honored to be featured on this boss babe podcast and we can’t wait to listen to even more episodes! Make sure to subscribe if you’re interested in listening to amazing stories from local rock stars!

Photographer: Leslie Ann Photography

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My Top Three Vendor Must Haves | Arizona Vendors

Hi there! Hope you’ve been spending the new year with good company and big goals. We’ve missed you over here. We have had many big changes and we’re ready for a new year with consistent blogging, incredible weddings, and loving couples. We are already up to over 50 weddings and still booking for this season! So if you were one of those lucky gals or guys that got engaged over the holidays, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Trust me, I know all about popular wedding dates. I am a recent bride of Serendipity Cinematography and have been married for almost two months now! November 11, 2017 is when I tied the knot and getting vendors booked for this day seemed to be tricky. (I mean we did choose, 11.11.. what were we thinking?) So that is why I am sharing with you today, our top three vendors that were a must have and that we booked first! Are you recently engaged? Get to booking these vendors because they get busy, quick! If you have your eye on a specific vendor, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Want to check out my wedding and vendors at the gorgeous Paseo? Click here!

When my husband and I got engaged, we sat down and prioritized our budget and determined what was most important to us. We put a lot of thought into this. We thought about after the fairy tale day and we determined that the film and photos is what you will have to look back on for the rest of your lives together. Easily our top two choices were a videographer and photographer. These were the two people that would capture our day for us to look back on. We will get to reminiscence about our day with our children, grandchildren, and maybe even great grandchildren one day.

We got a lot of questions from family and friends, asking why a videographer was so important to us? A lot of them would say things like, “I haven’t watched my wedding video since the day we got it” or “It’s not that exciting to watch anyways, why spend the money on it?” Well first off, wedding videos aren’t like they used to be. They are films now, a full on gorgeous production of your day. Good bye to the wedding videos of just a long ceremony, first dance, and bad audio. These are hand crafted films of an overview of your entire day from getting ready with your girl friends, interviews of you and your fiance, to the first time he see’s you in your wedding gown, the ceremony, your first dance, and the party that ends the night!

When deciding we didn’t even think twice about booking a videographer. When you really think about it, if you don’t have a videographer there who is going to capture your personal vows and they way you say them to each other on your wedding day? The interview of your parents and grandparents? The toasts from your very best friends? The emotion and words spoken during your first look? You can never get those words, the emotion, and the sound behind them without a videographer there to capture it.

Now we needed one more vendor. This also came pretty easy to us. I am naturally very OCD and Type A. Having someone that could handle our day with the same vision as us was very important. I kept thinking to myself, do I want to spend the one day of my life marrying my best friend worried about where the florist will place the florals on the arch? How the table seating arrangements will get done? And how my bridal party will make it down the aisle flawlessly? No! I didn’t want to worry about one bit of it.

For us a Day Of Coordinator, was the perfect choice. I have had a lot of experience with weddings by working with Serendipity and planning with Pinterest made it super fun. (I mean how did anyone plan a wedding before it!?) I also purchased an Erin Condren planner to help me pace out when everything needed to be completed. But man oh man, is a Coordinator worth it! Planning a wedding is a ton of work. I give all the props to the Planners out there making these magical weddings happen!

There you have it! My top three vendor must haves. Do you have a top three? Comment below and let me know about them!

Photo Credit:

Monique Hessler Photography

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Who you hire on your wedding day can make or break your wedding day experience. Especially when it comes to who documents your memories. Hiring the right wedding videographer to tell your wedding day story will be one of the most important choices you make that day. I want to introduce you to the girls of Serendipity. These woman day in and day out tell the stories of our couples and create a life long memory of their wedding day for them to share with family and friends. Who better to tell the story of a wedding than a team of girls… Girls just get weddings…  We get what is keeping you up at night… We get being torn over two different linens that are basically the same shade just slightly different textures. We understand the details you spent months pouring over. And we get the emotion of a wedding day and what is most important to capture. We don’t see your wedding in generalities, we see the details, the moments and capture each and every one of those. I want to introduce you to the girls of Serendipity and hear what they love about telling your wedding day story.

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One of the most spectacular and fabulous weddings we have ever had the honor of filming is being featured in Inside Weddings Magazine!! We couldn’t be more excited!!

_Spring 15 Cover

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At Serendipity we have always been HUGE supporters of marriage equality. Now that it is finally a reality in Arizona we have teamed up with Hotel Palomar Phoenix and Mrster.com for a super lux Same Sex Wedding Giveaway. We filmed 5 couples and told their love story and it is now your turn to vote on which lucky couple wins this super fabulous wedding!!! Vote on Facebook HERE. Here are the awesome couples in the running for the giveaway.

Meet Gwen + Rhonda

Meet Barb + Michelle

Meet Jason + Matt

Meet Joshua + Brent

Meet Markus + Ryan

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I have something soooooooo amazing to share with you…. We have a NEW platform to share your wedding film with you. It is the first of its kind and it is a game changer for the wedding film industry…. We now have the ability to share your wedding film with you that looks just like a DVD does when you play it on your smart TV except for the fact that it is not a DVD, it is online… It is your wedding film posted online but able to be viewed with an interactive menu!!! We have been waiting for this and now it is here!! You can now view your ENTIRE film online, on your TV, on your computer, phone or tablet. We are 1 of only 100 wedding cinematographers across the country that has been given access to this new platform. It is something that we are offering to our couples now!!
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Click on the link below to see what the Interactive Menu looks like:
This is a brand new technology and Serendipity couples will be one of the first people in the country to have your wedding film displayed this way!!
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Serendipity Cinematography is so excited to share that we have been voted “Best Videographer” for 2014 by Arizona Bride Magazine!! This will be the 6th time that we have won this award. We couldn’t be more thrilled!! Thank you so much to those that voted!! We love what we do and honors like this make all of the long hours so very worth it!!

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For the 6th year in a row Serendipity Cinematography has been nominated for a “Best Of” award with Arizona Bride Magazine!! This year we were nominated for “Best Videographer”. If we win this will be our 4th win of that title. We are grateful for the votes from our couples and vendors. We are honored and hope to be taking home this prestigious award. I’ll keep you posted.

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Serendipity Cinematography is proud to announce that we are the winner for the 2nd year in a row of the prestigious “Top Of The Tiara” Best Overall Wedding Vendor for 2012 by Arizona Bride Magazine. Thank you to all of our past brides and wedding professionals who voted for Serendipity. We are honored and humbled and will continue to do our very best to make each of our couples experience with Serendipity top notch.

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Moving on and moving up. Check out these little beauties…. This is how all of our couples will now be getting their finished films. These are USB thumb drives. These are a HUGE step up from DVD’s. The files are true HD and our couples can load the files onto their smart phones, iPad, computers, websites, blog or Facebook. They can also build and burn their own DVD’s now and make as many copies as they want! Out with the old and in with the new!! Bye bye DVD’s!!

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