We never run out of cool things to do with our cameras. Full credit for the opening and closing shots of this video to Amish. He'd been on the hunt for a good slomo shot all morning, and when the rice came out he flipped a switch and got a gorgeous shot. This umbrella tradition is one of my favourites in all weddings. It's visually striking and pretty powerful... even if no one seems to know what it means. It's also cool that every family has their own "spin" on this tradition.
I also love that the rice/umbrella tradition happens outside! Where there is a lot of light and often a cool breeze. Inside the Sapphire Ballroom of the Fairmont Pacific Rim? Not so much. The ceremony was hot hot hot. You can see the sweat in the video. And the light! It's a challenge for sure. Unlike photographers, who can just blast with their flashes, we have to make the available light work. With a combination of in camera settings and colour correction in post, we got a result I'm pretty happy with. And honey, we learned a LOT about honey.
And the closing ring shot? Amish took some ice, arranged it on a light, and placed a ring on the chunks of ice. The ice melted so the rings actually became embedded into it. And he shot it against a moody, blue background. Love it!