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.
We only met Michael this past August, when we all drove up to Muskoka for Sarah and Robert’s wedding at the JW Marriott. Having said all this, it feels weird to say exactly when we met Shea or Mike, because in all honesty, although it might only amount to a handful of times, we feel like we knew them deeply before we all went out for tacos and drinks after Sarah and Rob’s rehearsal that weekend. By that point, they had shared so much with us about their day, their plans, their story and relationship, that we felt like we were sitting down with longtime friends.
Whenever we’d send an exercise or simple question their way, we would receive the most detailed responses along with pictures, examples, side notes, etc. Something as simple as “how do you spend your time off together?” would garner the most vivid e-mails from them.
That passion translated into their day, and thus their film, where every single element reflected this beautiful couple. Whether it’s Marcel’s eloquent poem during their colourful autumn ceremony at Evergreen Brickworks or Brittany’s hilarious recounting of one of Shea and Michael’s first dates, these intimate narratives lend this story so much personality and the slower pace helps transport the viewer into every scene.
This is a magical one.