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
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