BéBé Video Productions is owned and operated by me, Chris Tanner, with the help of my wife and family. I was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana and have lived here for 62 years. As a young man, I studied and worked in electronics. I had a love for making videos and found computers were the perfect tool for my creativity. Passionate about capturing memories from the beginning, I started filming family events like my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and milestone birthday parties for my aunts and uncles. Other relatives began asking me to film their weddings soon after. I found that I preferred video to electronics. Gradually, acquaintances outside of my family who had seen my work started employing me to do weddings and parties. It was then that I founded BéBé Video Productions and moved full-time into media.
I feel so fortunate that I have been able to support my family by doing what I love. As my business has grown, I have often enlisted the services of my wife, Marilyn, and my four sons as camera operators. Over the years, we have filmed hundreds of weddings of many different denominations around Acadiana and the Gulf Coast. We have been the official videographers for Teurlings Catholic High School for the last twelve years and have worked for a decade with Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic School, Episcopal School of Acadiana, and others. For the 80th Anniversary of St. Genevieve Parish, we produced a documentary about the church where my wife and I were married and where my parents renewed their vows. Though we are most passionate about filming weddings, as my wife and I genuinely enjoy meeting so many happy young couples, we also have experience with parties, anniversaries, music recitals, dances, plays, Mardi Gras balls, award ceremonies, graduations, commercials, and more. On many occasions, we’ve filmed the local jazz group Brass Mimosa, most recently when they were recording their new album at historic Dockside Studio in Maurice. Don’t hesitate to contact me personally if you have any questions about videoing an event you’re having. When it comes to preserving your memories, wouldn't you rather work with someone who loves what they do?