Category archives: Blog

  • 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[...]
  • Destination Wedding Video Barcelona | Temple Expiatori del Sagrat Cor | Admiral De La Font Sitges | Hiram + Marylise

  • It’s a pretty good day when you receive an enquiry requesting a Destination Wedding Video near Barcelona in Spain. Hiram and Marylise had come across Matt and Jo’s Wedding Film when searching for venues and loved our work. We got talking at the end of last summer it transpired that we were both moving from our respective locations to Toronto in the coming months! A touch of fate perhaps? We were actually able to meet in person and chat about their videography needs, rather than doing it all over Skype. It also meant that Marylise could talk to Danielle (who also owns alldolledupstudio.ca) about her hair and makeup and have her trial before the wedding too.  Personally, I love filming weddings in Europe (who doesn’t?!). For one thing, its a great opportunity to stop by London on the way and visit friends and family. But its also a chance to film at some of the most beautiful location[...]
  • Wedding Film at Palais Royal Toronto | Amy + Matt

  • When I think back to Amy and Matt’s wedding at The Palais Royale in Toronto I’m hit by something quite distinct. A ridiculous amount of positive energy and love that was directed to two people for an entire day. Now, I know that might be something you’d expect at a wedding, but with these guys……it was just a little different. Unique Characters = Unique Wedding Film Amy and Matt are two of those people that you can only hope will come into your lives. They are people full of energy and warmth. These guys have A LOT of friends. And I mean good friends. Its amazing to see how people gravitate towards them, but most importantly, how they gravitate toward each other. They're inseparable and only seem to make each other better. They laughed, joked and cried together and truly lived the experience of getting married.  In a previous blog post waaaaay back, I wrote about the importance[...]
  • Chloe + April | Wedding Film | American Lodge, Hope BC

  • This is one of those wedding that you'll wish you were at. Not only to celebrate at a unique venue, nestled in the trees of British Columbia, but to witness the love between two very special people. From the moment we met April and Chloe, it became clear that we had to film their wedding. They had a unique story to tell and we felt so lucky to document a part of it.   Those Wedding Vows… Most couples that we film write their own vows and it is always so worth it.  To say something personal to each other on the day make the experience that more special. What we absolutely love about April and Chloe’s vows is how they paint a picture of their life together. Their words really drew us when we heard them. Not just because they sounded nice, but because our minds were filled with images of their life.  We also love how dynamic they are. They both express themselves slightly differently[...]
  • Toronto Wedding Film at Palais Royale | Amy + Matt |Teaser Film

  •  Directed and edited by Mark Relf Additional Cinematography by Grant Lynch Planning by Karen G Events Photography by Alex Nirta Make up and Hair Styling  by All Dolled Up Studio Officiated by Tade Creudger Flowers by Cool Green & Shady Cake by I Do! Wedding Cakes Live Music performed by The Intentions Sometimes when we begin putting together edits we can’t help ourselves but to put together a little teaser edit. And Amy and Matt’s Toronto Wedding Film is shaping up to be one of our favourites this year. We loved shooting at the Palais Royale, perched on Lake Ontario, with its unique decor and history. Not to mention the view across the water which is the perfect backdrop for a romantic ceremony.  Amy and Matt are two of those people that you can only hope will come into your lives. People full of energy and warmth. These guys have A LOT of friends. And I mean[...]
  • Vancouver Island Wedding Video | Hatley Castle + Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria BC

  •  My favourite moments in weddings are those that are surprises. Tiffany and Levi put on a stunning Vancouver Island wedding helped by the expertise of Barb and her team from French Kiss Events. The ceremony was at the breathtaking Hatley Castle with a grand reception at the Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria. But the most beautiful moment in the day, nestled between the live band, mojito bar and speeches, was an impromptu first dance down by the pier.  "Georgia": A Sunset Dance in Victoria As we often do we (along with Ryan Flynn Photography) took the couple out for a 15 minute sunset shoot. These “Golden Hour” shots are always some of our favourite and we love to film soft, glowing images. As we headed to our destination we passed a band, busking to a small crowd. Of course, they all gave a “congrats” as we went by, but as soon as we stopped just a little way down the band called[...]
  • Wedding Videography London Ontario | Delta Armoury, St Peters Cathedral, Ilderton Community Centre |Carly + Kevin

  • If there was an example as to why "sunset shots" should be mandatory for every wedding, this would be it. It was so worth taking those ten minutes  to head into the field behind the reception hall. It wasn’t just a great video session for us, but also a moment of peace and reflection for the couple. They hadn’t planned on watching the sunset in the middle of the countryside, but we encouraged them to take a slight detour from their reception program and make the most of the opportunity.  Our First Wedding Video in London Ontario  Carly and Kevin were the first couple to book us in Ontario,  a year and a half before their wedding. As you may have seen on our site, we spent six and a half years in Vancouver before making the move out east.  I remember feeling so excited when we chatted on Skype. It was a great feeling to be talking to our first potential clients in our new province.  [...]
  • Toronto Wedding Film | Holcim Waterfront Estate, Ontario | Audrey + Jonathan

  • We began our 2017 wedding season with a bang, opening with Audrey and Joanathan's wedding at Holcim Waterfront Estate. It was the perfect way to ease into our busiest period, with a single venue and lots of beautiful moments to capture. We had emotional letters, a stunning first look, sparklers and a kick-ass dance party. Toronto Wedding Venue: Holcim Waterfront Estate There are some truly beautiful wedding venues in close proximity to Toronto. Holcim Waterfront Estate (Formaly Harding Waterfront Estate) has to be among our our favourites. Its a beautifully restored house set right next to Lake Ontario. There’s the lawn for the wedding ceremony, characterful rooms for bridal preparation and a spacious tent for the reception. But the best part is just how many great spots there within the grounds for a creative shoot. What about that cute little beach at the end of the estate? I think[...]
  • One King West Hotel | Toronto Wedding Video | Patrick and Julia

  • What a start to our Wedding Videography career in Toronto! With a truly unique wedding film set at the stunning One King West Hotel. Its been a long journey, moving our lives, daughter and business from Vancouver. We're already missing the west coast (we'll be back soon though)!, but things are shaping up nicely in the Big6. We're so excited for whats to come. But for now, back to this wedding.... P&J: A Star Wars Wedding When we began offering Wedding Cinematography in Toronto we couldn’t have hoped to encounter a couple as creative and fun-loving as Patrick and Julia. Being a pretty big geek myself, I loved the incorporation of sci-fi and fantasy into their wedding. I really believe that your wedding is a good reflection of your personality in a lot of ways. You literally make hundreds of choices from how the decor is styled, to the food that is served and the music that is[...]
  • Jessica + Cody | Wedding Videography Vancouver | Cecil Green Park House + Vancouver Convention Centre

  •  Its easy for Wedding Videos to feel similar. After all, most weddings share the same events and timeline. As film makers its our job to emphasize the unique aspects of the day and most importantly the couple. Jessica and Cody made this so easy for us. Their wedding at Cecil Green and the Vancouver Convention Centre was filled with personalized touches. But more interestingly they literally threw themselves into the forefront of their film in a way that we haven't seen before.  A Unique Video Message It was Jessica that suggested that she record a message for Cody as a surprise in their Wedding Film. I have to say I was a little hesitant at first because things like this often don't work out. I've seen THOUSANDS of wedding videos and films over the years and addressing the camera can often feel awkward and just not a genuine in-the-moment moment (if that makes sense).  But as you[...]