Acoustic Pursuit | "Forever Young" Music Video & Release Party

This summer has already been filled with so many exciting projects, but so far this one tops them all. We finally got to shoot the music video for Forever Young, Acoustic Pursuit's first original song. After weeks of storyboarding and brainstorming, contacting actors, shopping for props and scouting locations... Christian and the crew; Brianna, Dave, Kristen, Clay and Zach spent two days filming. 

We started at the Lehigh University Library where we began the story of the young couple meeting for the first time. It was such an awesome location! The rows and rows of books and the architecture gave it so much character. After that we went off to Cedar Beach Park in Allentown to film where the couple had their first date. This park is actually one of our favorite places to take engagement photos. It's filled with weeping willows and a pretty creek. Such a sweet and intimate spot. Our last location was the Spot ice cream stand in Bethlehem, here the couple had their first kiss. Once we had the main scenes at the main locations filmed, we filmed a few shots of Mary and Alex in their home to tie together the beginning and the end of the story with the older couple. Then we also did some driving shots with the Hornet down some back roads in Bethlehem. We got to use our new drone too! It was so much fun!

Although there was soooo much planning that went into this, and it was a lot of work behind the scenes... Prevailed Studios is excited to work on more music video productions like this in the future. We just love to tell stories. We really are so thankful to all of those who contributed to this project. Best of luck to Acoustic Pursuit! This is just the beginning for them. Be sure to follow them on social media, subscribe to their Youtube channel, and purchase their song on iTunes! Check out some behind the scenes photos below.

Filming the "Forever Young" Music Video

Allie & Nick, played the younger couple in the story. They really nailed the 70s look!

Kristen capturing the album cover shot!

Dave, Brianna, and Christian goofin' around on set during the scene in the library.

Clay & Kristen filming at Cedar Beach Park.

Mary & Alex, the older couple in the story, posing for a quick picture next to the 1973 AMC Hornet on set of the video shoot.

Filming the final band scene for the video! 

July 3, 2017 - The Acoustic Pursuit Release Event

After the video was complete, and we spent weeks editing, color correcting, and making final cuts, the video was ready to be released! However... we couldn't just put it on Youtube! So Acoustic Pursuit hosted a release party here in Bethlehem where fans, friends, and family could get an exclusive first look at their new music video. Well the turn out was overwhelming! Prevailed Studios designed some merchandise to be sold at the event too! People loved it! Acoustic Pursuit even played an short setlist featuring some of their new original music.

Some custom t-shirts we designed for Acoustic Pursuit. The design features all the lyrics to "Forever Young".

 We also designed two different stickers to sell at the event. A basic logo sticker and one vintage design featuring the Hornet.

We also designed two different stickers to sell at the event. A basic logo sticker and one vintage design featuring the Hornet.

Well... here it is!
Check out the final music video created by Prevailed Studios!

Acoustic Pursuit - Forever Young (Original Music Video)

Beauty & Bling Event @ Prevailed Studios!

Our "Beauty & Bling" event was a hit yesterday! Here are a few ladies that had some fun shopping for jewelry, getting makeovers and posing for the camera. We're going to have more events like these so stay tuned to our events page on www.prevailedstudios.com/events

Jewelry: Iraida Rosa, Priemer Designs Representative
Makeup Artistry: Brianna Storm, Beauty by Storm
Headshots: Kristen Lopez, Prevailed Studios Photographer

BEFORE & AFTERS

 Kristen - Before

Kristen's new adventure at Folino Estate!

Hey guys! Kristen here! So just wanted to give you all an update. It's been soooo busy that I haven't really had a chance to update you on my latest career adventure. Some of you may know that I was working as a Graphic Designer at Lafayette College for about five years. However, as of February I stepped down from my full-time, benefits included, paid vacation, unlimited sick days job at Lafayette. I know, I know. Why would I do that?! That's probably what you're thinking. But when God says it's time to move on... you just do it.

We rebranded and officially launched Prevailed Studios and Dearly Beloved Weddings in January of this year. Let me tell you that we've been so overwhelmingly blessed since day one. We were getting so many wedding and creative project inquires in a matter of weeks, that working full-time was actually holding us back! Christian and I took a HUGE leap of faith and I quit. 

One door closed and another opened. I knew I still wanted to work as a designer, but had no idea where to begin my new part-time job search. That's when I reached out to Folino Estate. Folino Estate is a vineyard, winery, restaurant and event venue. When you walk into this place it literally feels like you're in Italy! Christian and I had been to this place before and were so amazed at how such a beautiful place is in the small quiet town of Kutztown, Pennsylvania. So anyway, a while back I remember seeing that they were looking for a part-time Graphic Designer. I figured the position was filled by now, but what the heck... I reached out anyway. Sure enough they were still looking for the right fit for the position! 

Well, long story short I got the job part-time! It's been an incredible transition and a great place to work so far. I'm so grateful to the owners of Folino Estate for giving me a chance to work for them and also balance our time for our own business adventures too. With my new flexible schedule, I'm able to continue my creative career and also give time to the businesses and the future I'm building with my husband. There's nothing like working for someone that is encouraging and understands what it means to be a business owner and an entrepreneur. I'm excited to learn new things and become a vital part of the Folino Estate team.

Here is just a taste of some of the graphic work I've done since I've been at Folino Estate. Did I mention I get to photograph delicious food from their restaurant too! You can see some of the food photography here

Be sure to visit them and check out their website to learn more about upcoming events. You won't regret it! www.FolinoEstate.com

Thanks for reading,
Kristen Lopez

Makeup Artist Logo | Beauty by Storm

A good friend of ours, Brianna Storm came to us about creating a logo for her makeup work. Some of you may know her as one of the lead singers in Acoustic Pursuit, but she is also a super talented makeup artist. She's already worked with Prevailed Studios and Dearly Beloved Weddings on some photography projects. Of course we had to hook her up with some great design work! We're so excited to announce that she is now our exclusive makeup artist! Can't wait for all the creative collaborations to come in the near future!

Follow her on Facebook and Instagram! Book her ASAP!
Facebook.com/bbs.beautybystorm
Instagram: @beauty.bystorm

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God is Good | We finally have a studio!

We are so excited to announce that we finally have a studio! It was a long and unsure process, but God was with us thorough it all. We're so thankful for God's provision. This is a big deal for Prevailed. With this space we'll be able to shoot pretty much any thing at any time , rain or shine. Our studio is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Contact us today setup you're shoot! So excited for the future! Here are some photos:

Happy New Year! | We've officially launched!

We are so excited to share the news!
revailed Studios is born! Oh and Dearly Beloved Weddings is too! 

Kristen Lopez Photography has REBRANDED! For family photos, newborn, HS seniors, etc... please visit our new multimedia business website: www.prevailedstudios.com | Facebook.com/prevailedstudios

For couples, engagement, and wedding photos and video... please visit our new Wedding business website: www.dearlybeloved-weddings.com | Facebook.com/dearlybelovedweddings

THANK YOU all so much for always supporting Kristen Lopez Photography. It's because of my awesome and loyal clients that my husband and I were able to take our business to the next level! I hope you'll continue to follow me on my photography journey. Here's to 2017!