Monday, March 26, 2012

Yuya ♥ Anban: The Engagement

Yuya and I are facebook friends, and through her status updates I've been treated to images of Hello Kitty, Happy her fluffy white cat, cute food, cute iPhone accessories, and all sorts of things that are pink. It's great! Aside from not wearing her funky black frames, Yuya's engagement party was pretty much the same idea.

The amazing and wonderful makeup artist Jayna Marie pinkified Yuya and then it was off to Bridges Restaurant to meet Anban. It was a full on engagement with a ring exchange and a signing ceremony. They are officially engaged! The wedding is happening later this year in China; I so wish we could make it...

Then, umbrellas in hand, it was off for a tour around Granville Island with Leslie from Sakura Photography. I always recommend her to couples! Her work is just gorgeous. It was the perfect way to end the day.

Yuya and Anban are so ridiculously cute together that it's not fair, but the rest of us get to watch the video!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

FAZIOLI: Music Sounds Better on the World's Finest Pianos

After filming weddings almost exclusively for five years, Love Story Media now offers commercial videography. This video was commissioned by Showcase Pianos, the exclusive dealer in BC for the very rare and highly acclaimed Fazioli piano. We were asked to create a short, memorable video that would create excitement around this luxury class product and define what is so special about the Fazioli piano. The video will be displayed at both Showcase Pianos locations and as part of Fazioli promotional campaigns around the world.

Filming took place at White Rock Baptist Church, three private residences including a truly grand penthouse apartment, and at the stunning Showcase Pianos in Aberdeen Centre, Richmond. We had the opportunity to meet Ingegnere Fazioli himself, and capture two extremely talented young artists performing on fine Fazioli specimens.

On a personal note it was an honour to be allowed to film Angela Hewitt and even more so to steal a few moments of her time for an interview. She is a living legend and a great Canadian artist. This was a thrilling and inspiring project that opened my eyes to the creative possibilities in commercial video.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The 2nd Annual BC Wedding Awards · The Woscars!!

Every December, after the flurry and bustle of the wedding season has passed, the cream of the industry gather to mingle, party and celebrate their accomplishments. 2010 was the inaugural year, and we were totally thrilled to win the award for Best Videography/Cinematography! What a great feeling. It was a great night, but the 2011 awards were even better! Er... one million times better to be exact! I have to admit, the anticipation leading up to the videography award was a bit more than I could take. I sort of hid in my seat, pretty much expecting someone else to win. How could we win again? The other submissions seemed awesome. But then, lightning struck again! And our name was announced... "Love Story Media!" Incredible. Such a great great feeling.

Check out this great video for a fun look at this event, and watch for a couple snippets of yours truly with the Wedding Belles. I love being on camera!

It honestly felt just like the Oscars. In fact, the awards show was christened as the Woscars by our hosts the Wedding Belles, and the name seems to be sticking! I would love if the 2012 Woscars were broadcast on TV... stay tuned!!!