Had To Be There Productions presents

Video Memoirs

Tribute Videos

The perfect way to feature the guest of honor for birthday or anniversary parties! A great way to highlight your last vacation or your team's winning season!


Your photos and video will be set to the songs of your choice. Music sets the tone for the presentation, so choose wisely! Suggestions available upon request!


Honor your dearly departed loved one with a moving video tribute of their life. The finished product will be a keepsake you'll treasure forever.


The finished product makes a great gift and will be something for the recipient and their families to enjoy for generations to come!


This tribute was shown at a "Celebration of Life" event for a very dear family friend. We are all better people for having known such an incredible man. I was honored to be a part of this celebration in such a special way.

Rest in peace, Uncle Richie.

Italian Adventure

The Clark Family's once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Italy.

Prep Baseball

The season-end highlight reel featured at Fairfield Prep's 2012 banquet dinner.

Caroline and Jimmy

A short clip from a 90th birthday video showcasing the love story of the guest of honor and her late husband.

Disney World

Will never had the opportunity to take his son to Disney before. So we, of course, had to fully document the trip!

Pricing and Packages


10-minute final video
Typically 120-150 photos
Includes scanning and any digital editing needed
Comes with one commemorative DVD and case

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15-minute final video
Typically 180-225 photos
Includes scanning and any digital editing needed
Comes with one commemorative DVD and case

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20-minute final video
Typically 240-300 photos
Includes scanning and any digital editing needed
Comes with TWO commemorative DVDs and cases

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"Rush Orders" available for a fee
Additional copies: $5/each
Add'l 5-min increment after 20 minutes: $10/each
Home video clips (in VHS or digital formats): $3 per minute of footage
External drive of digital media: $50

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Contact Us

Had To Be There Productions
Stratford, CT
Phone: (203) 345-5663
Fax: (203) 485-6738
Email: contact@hadtobethereproductions.com




Memorial Tribute Video

"No matter how many times I see this, it touches my heart and soul. What a wonderful man, what a wonderful tribute." - Barbara Huntington, CT

Sports Banquet Video

"Many kudos from all the parents! One parent even said that their son went home after the banquet and re-watched your video three times!" - Tom Fairfield, CT

About Us

Had To Be There Productions is your one-stop shop to make your next event unforgettable. We'll have your guests telling their friends that they just "had to be there!"

Video memoirs, invitations, desserts, event choreography, custom crafts, digital conversions, video editing, and no-cost vacation planning services available.

Contact us today for more information or to start planning your next event!