Saturday, August 29, 2009

July 18th, 2009 || Jenni + Chad || Ti Amo

It was a pleasure to film and especially to edit this video. Jenni and Chad are the most earnest and warm-hearted couple around, so cheerful and great to film. Chad in particular took us by surprise with his jaw-dropping vows - I think Jenni must have been surprised as well! Not a dry eye, etc.

Hats off to Jenni for managing the most difficult combo: planning and coordinating your own wedding, and enjoying it too!

It was also wonderful to work with Spark Photography for the first time, who chose some perfect locations. They blogged this wedding here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 22nd 2009 || Renee + Cameron || Never Say Never || SDE

These two really put the "un" in unconventional, and their wedding today was really an experience, a happening. Maybe there is just one person out there for each of us, but for Renee there is exactly one person: Cameron. And for Cameron, exactly one person: Renee.

Never say never, the other big piece of advice we give couples is to make your wedding your own. Conventions are wonderful if they have meaning for you, but if not don't resist the temptation to veer away from them. I don't think "veer" covers just how far from ordinary this wedding was. The Warcraft references are just the start.

A wonderful day, capped off with the best possible dessert, a same-day-edit! Full credit to Natalie for those amazing detail shots on the 5D (her first time shooting with that camera).

And oh yes, this was my first opportunity to work with Reilly of Blue Olive Photography, fantastic guy.

... And a big thank you goes out to Renee's mother Teresa Lung, and to Abby and Denis Villeneuve who started something wonderful back in May.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

July 18th, 2009 || Jennifer + Wilson || Halo of Love

Jennifer and Wilson are a total yin and yang couple, with Wilson being the ferocious planner and Jenn staying cool and letting things happen. Great chemistry and a lot of fun to be around.

Two emotional tea ceremonies, and a truly beautiful ceremony at Ryerson Church made for an amazing morning. Then a manic photo shoot with HN Wedding at some sweet locations (Hotel Vancouver, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden), and finally an uber-cool reception at Floata Restaurant.

Yes, those are goggles on Wilson's face as he goes after the garter, hmm, questionable ;)