Carly + Mike — What rhymes with husband?

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 »

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Sisi + William — Wǒ ài nǐ.

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 »

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Veronica + Derek — What a grand thing it is to love.

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 »

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Location Tag | Four Seasons Toronto

Four Seasons Toronto Wedding Videographer

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 »

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Shealyn + Michael — Between the shadow and the soul.

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.

Michael Getting ready Groom's Bowtie Groom getting ready Bride's Prep Bride's hair and makeup

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 »

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