Instead of risking giving away too much of Amy and Michael’s story, we’re going to do things a little different and list the things we love so dearly about this film: the warm and descriptive narrative Martin Frith lays out during the small intimate ceremony in the Graydon Hall carriage house, Amy getting ready in her beautiful, art-filled family home, Amy and Michael’s touching first look, Blush and Bloom’s florals prettying everything up, and the couple’s moody, heart-felt first dance on the Graydon manor steps.
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As Allie mentions in this film, in the NHL, the off-season is the only time you can really count on for non-hockey-related endeavours. She was referring to the one time of year that Cody could realistically propose, but it’s something we’ve learned from NHL weddings: you meet the couple in the off-season and you don’t see them again until the following off-season just a couple of weeks before the wedding and amidst the player’s strict training schedule.
Allie and Cody first met at their summer camp, Muskoka Woods, when they were just kids. The camp itself is just a short boat ride away from their cottage, so from our first meeting, we always talked about revisiting it with them and doing some of their favourite activities on the water. As amazing as this all sounded, finding a time to head up to Muskoka proved almost impossible between Cody’s training and the crazy weather leading up to each shoot. After a couple of cancellations, we nailed a date just a week and a half before the wedding day and decided we’d make it work regardless. continue reading
You’d be hard pressed to find a moment in which Carly and Mike aren’t blissfully laughing. It’s true — almost every shot in this film features a smile or laugh from either or both of them. That light-hearted energy lends itself to create a beautifully touching film. Just like their wedding day, Carly and Mike’s story is simply about celebrating their love and the people who stand by their sides supporting them. continue reading
One question we get asked by a lot of couples, planners, and other wedding videographers is how we adapt our style to non-English-speaking weddings where the language barriers could affect what we shoot and, ultimately, the story being told. This probably comes from the fact that, in 6 years, we’ve been happy to be the wedding cinematographers for many different cultural celebrations across Toronto; from Chinese to Indian, Sri Lankan, Persian, Korean, Jewish, Greek, Italian, etc.
So how do we know what to focus on when a speech or moment is unfolding in front of us in a language we don’t understand? It’s actually very easy. Emotions, tone and body language are all universal. You can easily tell what parts of a speech are important just by the way the words are spoken, by the facial expressions of those who are being addressed, by the way the mood in a room changes from quiet to vibrant or vice versa. By picking up on these subtle cues, we can quickly identify what to focus on and shoot all the elements we need to put together a couple’s story. This was the case for Sisi and William’s wedding day, where almost everything but the ceremony was in Chinese, and whose story and traditions were largely influenced by Chinese culture. continue reading
Veronica and Derek’s barn wedding was a beautifully rustic celebration that fully took advantage of the Cambium Farms’ picturesque grounds. Veronica and the girls spent the morning decorating the carriage house and getting ready in the farmhouse before meeting Derek in the afternoon for their peaceful ceremony along the trees that line Cambium’s back field. Together as husband and wife, Veronica and Derek partied the night away with their friends and family under the unexposed beams and dangling lights of the centuries-old barn. continue reading