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JC Runyon Foundation 2017 Highlight

In April we were honored to provide both live event video services and video production for the JC Runyon Foundation’s Annual Black & White Gala.

At this Gala, Memphis’ finest gathered to present scholarships and awards to those in the community who have overcome obstacles and bettered their lives.

The power of the stories and testimonies delivered to the captive audience brought hope and inspiration to all in attendance.

This was our first opportunity to test our new 12′ Screens available for rent.  We projected the podium speakers onto the side screens helping all those in the room get a great view and enhancing the production value of the event.

We look forward to covering this event for this fantastic organization for many years to come.

To learn more about the JC Runyon Foundation visit their website at:

We would like to extend a special thank you to Natalie Chrestman with The Big Picture for all of the help in the planning for this event.

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Amy Hutchinson Photography

When people ask me who the #1 Wedding Photographer in Memphis I have to say that we have so many talented artists with so many different styles that it is hard to choose just one, however some of the Photographers certainly stand out from the crowd and rise to the cream of the crop and one of those is certainly Amy Hutchinson photography.  Amy and Ed are a husband and wife team who love adventure.  They share a creative spirit and passion for excellence that is visible in every single photo.  Their style is a bright and timeless capture of real moments.  Not only are their photographs amazing, but their attitudes are as well.  These two make your wedding day so much fun and stress free!  While shooting alongside Amy at a wedding I commented to her that she was a master of capturing quiet moments in a tornado.  Wedding days happen fast and this team will create timeless photos that you will cherish for a lifetime without you even realizing what they are doing.  Amy Hutchinson Photography are seasoned pros with a passion for learning, keeping their style current, and bringing you the best service they can possibly offer!  If you choose AHP as your wedding photographer you are certainly choosing one of Memphis’ best!

We feel honored that Amy and Ed chose us to make them an “About Us” video for their website.  In this video you can feel the excitement they have for their art and witness a loving teamwork that propels their work in the the stratosphere.  Amy & Ed, you guys rock!

To learn about how you can go on an adventure with them visit their website at:







Commercial Real Estate Video

At Message in a Bottle Productions we do a lot more than just wedding videos.  We create video projects for all kinds of great clients in Memphis and beyond.  One of our favorite video genre’s is real estate videos.  From Commercial Real Estate to Residential adding a video to your sales tactics can create renewed interest in your property.  Thank you to all of our clients who trust us to capture their locations and create dynamic videos to help them in the marketplace.  Making awesome videos for Memphis is what we love most!!

The Retreat At Spring Creek Ranch

The new wedding venue at Spring Creek Ranch is nothing short of fantastic!  This upscale location is able to handle the preparations, the ceremony, and the reception of some amazing Memphis Weddings.  Located on Collierville Arlington Rd just north of the heart of Collierville rests a private resort style complex that can handle events of any size.  The new space incorporates the best of both a modern clean feel, with a rustic flare that give your event a classy yet comfortable feel.  We have only filmed one event in this new venue so far, but many more are scheduled on our calendar.  If you are looking for a venue to host an event that your guests won’t be able to forget consider the brand new Retreat at Spring Creek Ranch!  As an added bonus they now have 2 on site locations that the bride and groom and/or guests could stay for convenience and comfort.  The last thing to mention about this venue is the staff.  The staff of this venue create a professional feeling of high end service that is unrivaled in the Memphis market.  Your guests needs will feel catered to as if they are high rollers in Las Vegas. The Retreat at Spring Creek Ranch is an amazing new venue and has every thing to offer that your event needs. We love working here and creating videos that capture the beauty of the property and the LOVE created there.

To learn more about how this Venue could work for you contact the Spring Creek Director of Events Toni Williams at (901) 569-0611

or visit their website at:

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Wedding Season 1 2017

Wow! May and early June has been a whirlwind of wonderful weddings. I’m so proud of the work our team is producing in capturing the stories of some really amazing moments. We returned from Worlds with a renewed sprit and fire and that momentum has translated in our wedding work climbing to new heights. Now we can’t take all the credit for the upswing in that we have to thank the couple’s who trust us with their wedding films, the planners, photographers, venues and vendors who work tirelessly beside us, and our families who support our time consuming passion for digital storytelling.

As always take a look at this recent work and if you would like to speak to someone on our team about capturing the story of your wedding day call Justin at (901) 490-1275 or email at

Our promise to you is that we will never stop reaching for improvement and greatness in every project we approach.

We couldn’t do this with you!

Owner of Message in a Bottle Productions


2016 Year in Review

WOW! What a year! We filmed a ton of great weddings, even more awesome corporate projects, toured the country with the USASF and created tons of fantastic video projects for people.

We updated all of our gear this year to make the projects we shoot even more dynamic and our whole teamed upped our skill level to reach true Black Belt Video Ninja status!

I think the tag line that Message in a Bottle uses about its work rings true, “We love what we do and we hope that it shows in each and every video!”

Just wanted to take a timeout to that all of our clients and friends for a super awesome year! We look forward to creating even better projects in 2017.

The road ahead is shiny and bright for our Message in a Bottle Productions Team!

Lets Make 2017 the BEST YET!

-Justin Croninger
Message in a Bottle Productions