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. continue reading
With a beautifully-crafted celebration tailored to their closest friends and family and spread across a couple of days amongst the sun-kissed vineyards of Niagara on the Lake, Melanie and Carey’s wedding is one of the most epic films we have ever put together. Starting with the exquisitely-told story of how they met at a party in Toronto, the narrative goes on to take a life of its own using their speeches and vows to tell the story of their day, their relationship thus far, and what it has and will become. It’s a complex and interwoven narrative that frames all the different elements that make this film so special: the bohemian, picnic-style rehearsal dinner at the Woodburn Inn, their perfectly informal speeches, the intimate ceremony tucked away on the edge of the Ridgepoint Winery vineyards, and the rustic open-air dinner that followed.
It’s a complex and interwoven narrative that frames all the different elements that make this film so special.
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.
If you’ve managed to make it to this point, we won’t hold you up any longer. Hit play and take it all in!
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