Friday, January 4, 2013

Dorothy ♥ Ken { SDE }




Something familiar, but with a twist. That's the basic recipe for creating something interesting. Not too weird, but not too normal either. Same thing makes a fun wedding, too! I could never get tired of this industry, considering the one-of-a-kind, envelope-pushing talent I get to capture. It was awesome to capture Debut Events transforming the Four Seasons, to watch Harumi Suzuki be invisible and yet everywhere, and to watch Steve Bebb get the most out of a photo shoot that was cut short.

Dorothy and Ken definitely have a twist! Theirs is a very unique relationship, extremely humorous and, even more so, sarcastic. On the surface it's hard to see any romance... but of course it's there, as is very deep emotion. The point is, they do not try to blend in. It takes courage to be yourself, to not care what people think, and Dorothy and Ken have courage to spare.

The morning was chaotic. No, actually it was crazy. I don't understand Chinese but based on Sofia's doubling over with laughter, there was some super funny stuff going on. I did pick up on the "perfect man" joke involving an oversized sausage that was prominently displayed to everyone's approval on a plate of crackers and cheese. No, it was not the standard bridal prep. It was also interesting to see the father of the bride show that it's never too late to be gangsta.

As a videographer, I like to keep evolving. In this video and several from this year, I've tried to shoot footage that is not as polished, on purpose. Footage that feels raw gives the video a more unpredictable feeling, as though you are watching something that is happening NOW rather than something perfectly packaged and served up like a frozen slice of prettiness. I'm not sure if what I'm trying to do comes across; that I'm intentionally including "flaws", and if I should allow this to be a bigger part of my style. It takes courage to be yourself, for sure.

1 comment:

  1. I love the flaws you have included... gives a sense that is life... Its a beautiful evolution. I came across your work after Suppipi's wedding, cause i dont even live in Canada... Amazing stuff... stay authentic to your heart... somehow it knows how to capture that emotion bottle it up and give me a dose!!! big love

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