In our Location Tag series, we highlight the special places that make doing what we do easier. These inspired spaces provide a beautiful setting and an unmatched atmosphere for the events in our films to unfold, allowing our couples to focus on their celebration and us on our craft. As wedding cinematographers who care deeply about story this is of the utmost importance.
Sitting in the heart of Toronto’s Yorkville District, The Four Seasons Hotel is one of our favourite spots to shoot in the city. The clean and elegant rooms provide a modern yet cozy place for brides and grooms to get ready in the morning, while the stunning reception space features floor to ceiling windows (natural light is a wedding videographer’s best friend) and a beautiful contemporary design. We’ve filmed at the Four Seasons many times, and yet each time we shoot, we find a new way to frame our couples and different ways to shape the light. That’s the beauty of clean spaces, they’re present but they let the subject shine. That translates into a gorgeous setting for our couples’ stories. continue reading
The first time we met Shea, we were running around the AGO in Toronto putting together a same-day edit for Kali and Edward. She had stopped by to help with the decor and we briefly talked about all the amazingness she had in store for Blake and Corey’s day the following year. It would probably make sense to add that Shea is a crazy talented wedding planner and designer with an eye for the rustic and romantic.
Being big fans of her work, and hitting it off on a few different industry nights and galas since then, we were absolutely thrilled when she reached out to us to be their wedding cinematographers. continue reading
Sarah and Robert shared an incredible weekend of wedding celebrations at the JW Marriott in Muskoka and, as much as we could talk about the beautiful landscapes carpeted with lush forests and rock formations, or the glass-like water and how it reflected the subdued dusk colours before transitioning into a deep black, or how the couple, along with their friends and families, made each breathtaking scene a little more vibrant with their glowing happiness, our words wouldn’t even come close to doing this beautiful film justice. So we’re going to save you from any more ridiculously long run-on sentences and keep it short.
“Our ceremony will be held on an old church that sits on top of a hill overlooking Lake Rosseau.”
We instantly knew, from our very first meeting with Sarah and Robert, that their day would make for a stunning film. Their love and excitement was so evident, their laughter infectious, and their plans so cinematic. Let’s just say that they had us at “our ceremony will be held on an old church that sits on top of a hill overlooking Lake Rosseau”, and when they told us a few weeks before the wedding that they’d be hopping on a boat directly after the ceremony for a scenic ride to their reception, we were completely over the moon.
This is a film of beautiful people, beautiful moments and beautiful landscapes, each playing off each other to elevate the whole. And also, slow-mo. 🐢✨
We always push ourselves to look at things differently, try new techniques, and approach every project we take on with a different perspective. It’s this philosophy that allows each wedding film we create to have a distinctive look and feel — a vibe and aesthetic reflective of the couple and the voice they lend their film. And while it’s easy for wedding videographers to take on a style-over-content approach, we feel that our doctrine pushes us to think of our stories and characters and how our style strengthens these elements.
Betsy and Henry’s film is the culmination of this ideology.
There were a few aspects of Betsy and Henry’s day that were fundamental to their story: their very emotional vows, the traditional Chinese wedding rituals, Mandarin culture, the coming together of their families, and Toronto’s Queen St. West, the street where Henry grew up, where the couple now lives, and where their wedding took place.
To say that Rouzhin and Naram’s wedding had it all is an understatement. It had more than we could have ever thought “all” to encompass. A beautifully decorated sofreh ceremony, ballerinas, an a capella choir, gelato trucks and traditional Turkish coffee stations, a bubble send-off, a multitude of performances, a choreographed first dance, and an extravagant Marie Antoinette-themed reception spread across Toronto’s Four Seasons, St. Paul’s Basilica, and the AGO.
Every aspect of their day – big or small — had a personal touch and sought to provide their close friends and family with the most amazing experience