Category archives: Blog

  • South Asian Wedding Film Toronto | Palais Royale and The Gardiner Museum | Amit + Mona

  • This wedding was HOT! Oh my, I think we were hitting 40 degrees at the end of June this year. Despite us spending much of the day by the lake, there was little respite from the humidity. I’m sure you’ll believe me when I say that a LOT of sweat went into making this film! But boy, was it worth it.  The Importance of Crafting a Narrative There are times where you just have to go that extra 10% and make sure you’re creating something special. When we met, Mona and Amit told me of their plan to write letters to each other. We talked about whether they would read them during their prep or as a part of their photo shoot. But being visitors to Toronto, running around in the week up to their wedding, writing letters in time for the big day proved a task too far.  But we’re not ones to let go. You can see from our work how important an audio narrative is to us. It forms the back[...]
  • The Arlington Estate Wedding Videography | Tara + Shayan

  • The dancing may have started right after the first kiss. I’m honestly not sure, but I just have the memory of seeing someone dancing somewhere at all times. Tara + Sayan’s Arlington Estate Wedding was a toughie. Not because it was hard to film or because we didn’t have great material. But because we were just spoilt for choice!  When we met Tara and Shayan, they said that they wanted their video to show everyone having “the time of their life”. And their guests certainly did. But when it came to reviewing all the footage, it became clear that this was a wedding with so much more. It wasn’t just a day of dancing, partying and good times. It was a day full of emotion, beautiful moments and sincere words. And we couldn’t ignore those.  Those Speeches There were 7 or so really great speeches at Tara and Shayan’s wedding, any one of which could have formed the base narrative for th[...]
  • 5 Unique Wedding Video Ideas

  • We love working up with unique wedding video ideas. They may come from us, from you or someone else. But what is important is how they will add so much to your wedding film and add to the experience of your day. We can create pockets of intimate moments which can offer respite from what is often a hectic schedule. They can be special, emotional and fun.  So take a look at 5 Unique Wedding Video ideas that you can incorporate into your day: Read your Love Letters Over the Phone It’s quite common for couples to exchange gifts and personal letters to each other on the morning of their wedding. But Esther and Cameron took things up a notch and read them to each other over the phone. We loved this idea! Not only do we get a reaction to reading the letter, we get a reaction to the reaction! It added more emotion to the moment and meant we had some nice back and forth engagement to work [...]
  • Toronto Same Day Edit | Liberty Grand Wedding | Nabeela + Mike

  •  A Toronto Same Day Edit at The Liberty Grand We couldn’t help but get excited when Mike and Nabeela requested a Same Day Edit as part of their wedding at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. The idea of putting together an entire wedding film within the space of hours might seem bonkers. But there’s just so much we love about Same Day Edits. There’s the thrill of a deadline, the collaborating between shooters and editor all at once and the immense immense gratification of seeing an audience’s react to your work.  At the end of the evening, Mike and Nabeela expressed their gratitude and told us how they loved the edit. It meant so much knowing that we had (at the very least) met their expectations and delivered on our promise to them. Putting together a Same Day Edit is a real team effort and there were high-fives all around.   Mike and Nabeela watching their Same Day Edit Pre-W[...]
  • 5 Ways We Turn“Wedding Videos” Into “Wedding Films”

  • There are so many different style of Wedding Video to choose from. There are traditional, documentary, music-video, super 8 home movies and cinematic. With so much video content out there it’s impossible not to be inspired by what others are creating. Each style has its own merit and we can appreciate it all. But when it came to figuring out our direction, we knew we wanted to implement the style we knew and liked the best: Film. So here are 5 ways in which we turn our Wedding Videos into Wedding Films.   1) Our Wedding Videos are inspired by actual films Think about your favourite films. Why do you love them? It’s unlikely that you’re thinking about the camera work, the editing or the sound mixing (although these can certainly play a part). It’s probably more to do with the characters, the world and the emotional journey those characters take in that world (more about [...]
  • Los Cabos Wedding Film | Sandos Finisterra Destination Wedding, Los Cabos, Mexico | Tasha + Ben

  •  This Los Cabos wedding (Cabos San Lucas specifically) is one of our favourite Destination Wedding Films. Tasha and Ben came to us through a network of friends in Vancouver. I think we’ve probably shot 4 or 5 weddings for various acquaintances of theirs! So we kinda knew what we were getting. Fun loving, easy going people. I really feel that this wedding video does a good job of summing up the vibe of the day. From morning to night, these guys just had FUN! I got to film smiling faced all day long, enjoy a cocktail or two and hang out with truly great people.  Thank you guys, you showed me a good time and gave me so much material to work with to make this film. Please please please don’t run out of friends who want to get married!  The Venue: Sandos Finiesterra, Cabos San Lucas, Mexico Just look at this place! Just a short walk from the lively town of Cabo San Lucas, Sandos F[...]
  • Shangri-La Toronto Wedding Film | Toronto Wedding Cinematography | Monica + Garros

  • Filming Weddings in Toronto has its challenges. Like Parking. But it also has its rewards. Like being spoilt for choice for awesome downtown locations. I think we hit 5 or 6 spots in the space of about 90 minutes during their photoshoot! University Avenue, Campbell House and Osgoode Hall to name a few. I love how it makes it feel like Monica and Garros have been on a little journey throughout their day.  Smiley Happy People Being March, we fully hit the jackpot weather wise. Look at that blue sky! (OK, it didn’t last all day, but we got more than we could expect).  We also lucked out with a super energetic couple and bridal party. I’ve never seen a set of groomsmen get so into group photos. We had “Let get suits”, the “Octopus” and “West Side Story-click-your fingers” within just a few minutes. Please feel free to ask for an explanation…. Monica and Garros are definitely hap[...]
  • 3 Essential Tips For Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

  • I still remember how nerve wracking it was trying to come up with the "perfect" wedding vows to say to Danielle in front of her in front of our closest friends and family. Not only are you making promises for life but you're likely opening up emotionally in front of people that you might not have done so before. I would estimate that in around 75% of the weddings we film couples read their own vows to each other and it is such a great way to make your ceremony  more personal and meaningful.  As Wedding Videographers we've had the pleasure of listening to hundreds of couples ready their own wedding vows. We feel confident in saying that we are in fact experts in wedding vows because we are constantly dissecting and editing them for use in our wedding films. We know when they're good and we know when they're from Google. So pay attention, because we have some great tips for you... 1) Don[...]
  • Alberta Wedding Videography | Banff, Canmore + Lake Louise Lodge | Tricia + Ryan

  • When I watch Tricia and Ryan’s Alberta Wedding Video in the Rocky Mountains, its not the ceremony, photoshoot or reception that I think of. My memory is immediately drawn to the first couple of hours when we met two bubbly personalities in a car park before heading out for a little excursion. Being a destination wedding we were there for a few days, so took the opportunity to shoot some extra footage the day before. We hopped in Ryan’s truck and let them take us up into the mountains.  An Inspiring Pre-Shoot I love these extra shoots right before weddings. Its a time when we can get to know a couple on a deeper level and let them bring us into their own world. Tricia and Ryan took as to a place we would never go other wise. Several kilometres up a dirt track to one of the most beautiful mountain scenes I have witnessed. It’s a place familiar to these guys and somewhere they were [...]
  • Toronto Wedding Cinematography | The Omni King Edward Hotel | St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica | Erica + Ryan

  • Wedding Cinematography is so much easier when you film a day filled with style, elegance and emotion. I think thats the best way to sum up Erica and Ryans amazing day in downtown Toronto.  They put so much effort into their wedding and allowed themselves to be truly in the moment. This was a day filled with so much love, support and most importantly, family.   Heartfelt Letters I think my favourite part of this Wedding Film is Erica and Ryan's letters to each other. It just opens the door on their relationship and hearing the personal thoughts of someone before they're about to walk down the aisle is a special moment. Their words reflect true happiness, comfort and love. Hearing how they felt when they met, how they live and how they feel as they're about to embark on a new chapter in their lives really gives you the feels. You get to understand what its like to be in their relati[...]
  • Kelowna Wedding Videographer | Gellatty Nut Farm & The Cove Lakeside Resort | Rachel + Wes

  • I love these guys’ energy! From the first beat of the music, the party started the dance floor was packed. It was so much fun to be present at Wes and Rachels' Kelowna Wedding. We spent the whole day being surrounded by guests, young and old, letting lose and celebrating the occasion.  Wedding Trailer + A Feature Film! Wes is a tech and video enthusiast. So it only made sense that he and Rachel wanted to go “all in” for their Wedding films. That meant, 4K delivery, a feature film, a trailer and documentary edit. What I love about putting together multiple videos is having the freedom to emphasize different flavours of the experience.  When it came to editing the trailer, we felt that we really needed to emphasize the single biggest take-away from the wedding. And as indicated above, that would be the ridiculous good-feeling, fun loving, happy nature of the day. But most of[...]
  • Painted Rock Winery | Penticton Lakeside Resort | Wedding Videography Penticton BC | Taryn + Mike

  • This is one of those weddings where EVERYTHING comes together and I get the opportunity to create something that I feel hugely proud of. We have an amazing venue (Painted Rock Winery), beautiful decor (thank you Vintage Origami), the best shooting partners (Blush Photography), diffused lighting (thank you BC Wildfires) but most importantly a couple who were so down to put their all into helping us make the best film possible.  A Chance Meeting at the Drake Hotel, Toronto Taryn and Mike met in the famous Drake Hotel in Toronto and were kind enough to share their story with me in a short interview session. I love hearing stories where fate seems to play a part. Mike didn’t want to go out that night and he wasn’t the type of guy that would just walk up to a girl in the middle of the dance floor. But as he said, there was just something about that night. For some reason he felt compe[...]