You won’t find bigger fans of the odd weather we’ve been given in Toronto this summer than us. Yes, the constant threat of thunderstorms is unwelcome, but the climate on either side of these storms yields the most perfect of shooting conditions — overcast skies, vibrant colours, beautiful clouds, and moody scenes (you may remember us saying just this just a few weeks ago). It’s not the typical forecast a wedding cinematographer usually hopes for, but despite calls for rain on almost every single wedding we’ve had this past season, we’ve been consistently on the perfect end of each storm. That’s where Angela and Barry come in.
It’s not the typical forecast a wedding cinematographer usually hopes for, but despite calls for rain on almost every single wedding we’ve had this past season, we’ve been consistently on the perfect end of each storm.
On a day where looming clouds foreshadowed heavy storms from early on in the morning, we were happy to see the couple continue with their plans for an outdoor ceremony on the edge of the Graydon Hall Manor garden. The overcast weather provided this beautiful soft light for both of their first looks and the extensive setup that was happening around an arbour Barry himself had constructed. By the time guests started arriving, heavier clouds moved in and, as some light drops began to fall from the sky, the ceremony was rushed to a start as we all hoped to beat the rain. But just as Angela and Barry prepared to exchange their vows, the clouds parted letting in a perfectly diffused ray of direct sunlight. That beautiful light remained until the very moment guests were called to enter the manor for dinner. That’s no exaggeration — a complete downpour started as soon as their friends and family started taking their seats.
And, and, and… just a couple of hours later, it all cleared just in time for their outdoor first dance. The resulting fog, accented by our lights, just another gift from the crazy weather that tied every theme of Angela and Barry’s film together — their choreographed first dance — just one of many dances they share in their home — and the very emotional struggles they’ve shared and overcome in their relationship.
This may be a little taboo to say but: cheers to the rest of this cloudy, stormy season 🥂⛈