Janice & Peter – There’s something about these shoes.

Be fore­warned: this is an emo­tional one.

Although we only had a lit­tle over a cou­ple of months to get to know Janice and Peter, they are so easy-going and gen­uine that find­ing the dif­fer­ent sto­ry­lines for their day was a breeze. As we talked more and more through­out those weeks, we dis­cov­ered that they had in­tro­duced each other to so many dif­fer­ent things and they had both trans­formed in the course of their re­la­tion­ship. Their film was a cel­e­bra­tion of this trans­for­ma­tion.

Establishing Milton booniesEstablishing BurlingtonJanice Mother Speech - Wedding

Something as sim­ple as Peter mak­ing his super-healthy-fruity-vegetable smoothie takes on a whole dif­fer­ent mean­ing. Janice in­spired a health­ier lifestyle in Peter, and he men­tioned that he ex­er­cised and ate a lot more veg­eta­bles since meet­ing her. And he walks the walk – he turned down Popeye’s that very morn­ing. It was tempt­ing, but I fol­lowed suit and stuck with my smoothie as well :)

Peter Health Smoothie Peter Wedding Gift - Burlington

For Janice, fam­ily be­came a much more im­por­tant con­cept when she met Peter, and in the film, we see her prepar­ing to take on a very im­por­tant role within her new fam­ily. Mrs. Brejnik had passed away a cou­ple of years ago and Janice would be tak­ing on that very ti­tle on her wed­ding day. When she sent us a draft of her speech a few days be­fore the wed­ding, we were so in­spired by how emo­tional and pow­er­ful it was that we knew we had our core story. That very speech let us know that there would be some leop­ard shoes to look out for, and not just in styl­is­tic terms (though they looked beau­ti­ful), but also be­cause they rep­re­sented some­thing very im­por­tant.

Janice Peter - First Look - Outside In Studio

Another el­e­ment we knew we had to cap­ture was Lucy. We had the plea­sure of meet­ing her be­fore the big day af­ter grab­bing brunch with PB & J. Seeing her ex­cite­ment as she ran up to the pair, you would never know that, at one point, she was only Janice’s. And the funny thing is that she’s such a big part of their lives – an­other per­fect ex­am­ple of their trans­for­ma­tion. We didn’t even have to ask Janice and Peter to go out of their way, Lucy was al­ready join­ing them in the af­ter­noon be­fore they went off to their re­cep­tion. This re­sulted in a beau­ti­ful se­quence in which Janice brings Lucy over to Peter for a lit­tle play time.

We sim­ply love this film and hope you do as well!

Janice Peter - First Dance - Vancouver
  • Shayla

    I don’t even know you guys but that was beau­ti­ful!!!! Congratulations!!! :-)