How did this all begin?
In the summer of 2012, a coworker of Brandon’s, knowing that he owned a DSLR, asked if Brandon could film a video for his upcoming wedding. Knowing absolutely nothing about videography, Brandon hesitantly agreed. He showed up with his $500 Canon Rebel T3 and 18-55 kit lens, a $20 tripod from Amazon, and gave it his best shot. The end result was... well, about what you’d expect. But it lit a spark in Brandon that made him want to keep doing videography, and to keep getting better and better.
Fast forward a few months. In the spring of 2013, another friend of Brandon’s asked if he could DJ his upcoming wedding reception. Now, this was an area where Brandon knew a bit more than nothing. He had been a church sound guy since high school and possessed at least a working knowledge of live audio. He bought some powered speakers and stands, loaded up his MacBook with some top 40 music from iTunes, and made it happen. This was a natural fit for Brandon, and he had a feeling that the wedding business could turn into something good.
Over the next several years, with Brandon’s wife Caitie helping with videography, the two of them built up a little side hustle, aptly dubbed Brandon Rohrig DJ & Video. They started with weddings of friends, and then friends of friends, and then people who found their work through vendor referrals or bridal shows. They took a portion of every wedding’s proceeds and reinvested it back into the business. By not taking themselves too seriously and being willing to learn from more seasoned pros, Brandon Rohrig DJ & Video slowly became a household name, similar to the likes of Apple and Pixar. (OK, at least in our household, anyway.)
As Brandon was teaching high school math, it was becoming easier to see the wedding business as more than just a side hustle. In the spring of 2018, Brandon decided to “retire” from his teaching career and give Brandon Rohrig DJ & Video the attention it deserved.
Brandon Rohrig DJ & Video aims to stand out in the Columbus wedding market by emphasizing creative excellence in every endeavor. Whether we’re shooting a wedding film or running the dance floor, we obsess over the fine details so you don’t have to. Thank you for checking out our work, and please contact us if you have any questions or would like a personalized quote for your next event.