Erin and John's Wedding Trailer

“It’s so perfect!”

That was a phrase said more than once by more than just a few people the entire day. And rest assured, dear reader, it was in fact a perfect day.

“You relationship is built on respect… and you bring good people to you.” This quote stuck out to me in a big way, especially that last part. One of the reasons I love filming weddings is getting to see so many people in once place celebrating love. I know, it’s cheesy, but I love when people recognize this fundamental part of a wedding. It takes a village, and it was so obvious with Erin and John that they had a great village.

The people were good, the party was good, it was a perfect day.

Congrats Erin and John!


Speaking of “It Takes a Village”, here are some credits for this amazing wedding:

Fran and Sean's Wedding Trailer

It’s like raiyain, on your wedding day!

I love rain. Maybe it’s the introvert in me but it’s super romantic. And despite what Alanis Morissette might want you to think in her hit song Ironic (which ironically isn’t ironic) it really made a great setting for Sean and Fran’s wedding. Sure, we had to rush things a bit and sure it was a tad cold, but they were both troopers throughout the entire day.

And let’s talk about the reception. It’s a time for family and friends to celebrate the love of the couple, but boy did these friends and family know how to celebrate! It was quite the task picking and choosing what dancing clips to put in the video there were so many good ones.

I was very happy with how this video came out, and a huge congratulations to Fran and Sean.

(PS, I wanted to make some sort of Gene Kelly reference in this rain themed post, but it didn’t make it. So here’s an honourable mention. Did you know he had a fever when he filmed that scene?)

Alexis and Josh's Wedding Trailer

“In the cold light I live to love and adore you; it’s all that I am, it’s all that I have.“

15 Years old. For some of us that’s unthinkably early to find a soul mate, but for Alexis and Josh it was perfect timing.

When I sat down with them over coffee a few weeks before the wedding, I was delighted to glean a very laid back personality in both of them - scratch that, a very comfortable aura. Neither of them were very nervous about that wedding; they were just excited to get married and have fun.

And fun was had that evening for sure! (Well, I can speak for myself anyway. But the footage speaks for itself). We wish you both the best of life: the ups and downs and everything in between.

Danielle and Philip's Wedding Trailer

Love is what has brought us here…

Editing these videos always lets me relive a wedding day in microscopic detail; every facial expression, every word said - I relive it all multiple times over and over. And It’s amazing to see the energy these two have and to be reminded of just how much fun this day was, not just for me but for all 300+ people there. (Guys, that’s a lot of fun) Not only that, but the entire day was truly about love. Love for each other, love for family, and most importantly love for God.

In short, congrats to you both and it was such an honour to experience and film the dynamic you two have, and I wish you all the best!

Theresa and Cody's Wedding Trailer

Theresa and Cody are exceptional humans.

Story time! One of my favourite moments was during the ceremony when Theresa’s dad accidentally stepped on her veil causing it to rip from her hair. It’s a moment that might elicit a negative reaction out of some, but Theresa couldn’t stop laughing about it, even after the ceremony was over. She came up to me during portraits and asked (whilst laughing), “Did you see my veil! Did you get it!? Please tell me you got it!” I’ve never seen someone so excited over something going wrong in their ceremony.

Moments like this are some of my favourites to talk about because they really show a lot about a couple; they certainly care for each other (I mean the photos and video are proof enough) and they take every opportunity to enjoy the moments they are given. It’s blatantly apparent that Cody and Theresa are in good hands with each other.

Congrats you two! You are a wonderful couple, fantastic parents, and it was an honour to film your special day!

Dana and Mike's Wedding Trailer

Peter Gabriel knows how to write a love song. 

"The Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel is possibly my favourite love song of all time. And while I couldn't find a license to the original, this cover still holds the spirit. 

But enough about classic rock songs I was raised to love, and on to Dana and Mike! These two were incredible to be around the entire day and here are three reasons why: 

  1. Mike made me laugh... always. 
  2. Dana had this infectious excitement about her that was impossible to ignore.
  3. Just watch the video, these two are the cutest. 

Dana did more work than I've ever seen to make this wedding a success. Everything had its place from each guest to the centrepieces. Family was super important to them, and once you met the group it was easy to see why. 

So a huge congratulations to Dana and Mike for being awesome, and letting me spend the day with them. I know you can't go back and do it again but I hope you can look back on the video and beautiful photos and relive it for years to come. 

Dana and Grant's Wedding Trailer

This kind of love...

There are very few weddings where I can spend almost the entire night on the dance floor and know almost every single song played. In fact, I often joke to my friends that weddings are the only reason I stay current with music. But one of the things I remember most from Dana and Grant's wedding was their impeccable music taste (well, impeccable to me, and my taste in music is correct soooooo, ya know.)  

That being said, I've been sitting on this Sister Hazel track (one of my favourite 90s bands) for a while waiting for the perfect wedding to use it on, and along came Dana and her sleepy pirate to make my alternative 90s music dreams come true. 

But in all seriousness, this was such a great wedding to film. I love the High Line Car house as a venue and the ceremony was so personal and touching (I mean did you hear those vows? Best vows so far in 2018.) 

Congrats Dana and Grant! 

Caitlin and Kevin's Wedding Trailer

No, seriously, 8mm looks REAL good on you! 

This year I took a bit of a risk to spend a bunch of dollars on super 8mm film... real celluloid, not that fake filter stuff. This was a real camera with real Kodak film goodness inside. And no one was better to pilot this medium than Caitlin and Kevin. And it wasn't just them, it was the entire family; super excited to hear the whirring of sprockets advancing each frame and printing their moments in a vintage beauty. 

Even beyond the film was the vibe of the entire day: excitement and joy. Everyone at the wedding was having such a good time, and that kind of contagious excitement is a big part of what makes memories last for a lifetime. (Plus, have you watched the video? Look how damn adorable these two are!)

So Caitlin and Kevin, a huge congrats to you and thank you for letting us have so much fun with you! 

Kristina and Max's Wedding Trailer

It's a nice day for a, wine wedding.  

My apologies to Billy Idol for the terrible pun, but this wedding at Via Vecchia winery in Columbus, OH was an absolute hoot to shoot! (I can't stop myself). Kiki and Max were so much fun to spend the day with, and even more fun to film. And of course, a shout out to Natalie Folchi with Folchi Creative for being so great to work with - I can't wait to see the photos! 

"Out of all those kinds of people, you got a face with a view" - Talking Heads