New York Destination Shoot - A Vignette in Super 8mm

I Love Celluloid.

This year, Benjamin Derkin (Columbus wedding photographer) and I traveled to New York to shoot a wedding for his brand (coming soon!). We took a day and explored the city before hand, and despite it being my 4th time in New York I had never done the "touristy" things (like visit the Statue of Liberty). 

I wanted to do something different this time and took my trusty Yashica 8mm camera and only 1 roll of film (about 2 minutes.) It wasn't much film to shoot, but I had a lot of fun with it anyway and wanted to share it with you. 

8mm is something that I am very excited about; it's soemthing that feels very different, and physical tape is made to last for a very long time. I am looking forward to showing off some wedding footage using this medium. 

Jessica and Aaron's Honeymoon Video

Here's something new that I am pleased to present you... 

I am always looking for ways to capture important moments, especially with a wedding. So many important moments go into it: engagement, ceremony, reception... but I wanted a way to capture the honeymoon in a non invasive and frankly, creepy way. After all, would't you want to show off how awesome your trip was to other people? 

So I send Jessica and Aaron off with a GroPro (showed them how to use it) and waited to see what they would capture. What they came back with was so much fun to put together, and resulted in some major awesomness! I took their footage and edited/color graded it to make it look great, and now they have a video to show all their friends. 

If you're thinking of having an awesome honeymoon, think about making a video. 

Mirelle and Derek's Wedding Trailer

Have camera, will travel. 

This was admittedly my favourite wedding to shoot in 2015, not because of how the actual video turned out, but because 1.) I got to travel to beautiful Moonbeam, Ontario Canada and 2.) I was born near there, most of these people are my family. Mirelle is a cousin of mine and we go wayyyyyy back. I've spent many a Christmas with most of the people in this video when I was younger, and that weekend was an absolute joy to shoot. 

The whole outdoor theme was very central to everything Mirelle and Derek did for their wedding, and the sheer amount of personality that they showed through this was outstanding. The fishing, the hunting guns, the 4 wheeler (which was vigorously cleaned the week before); the end clip even has sound clip from the ceremony where someone from the audience yells something along the lines of "Let's go fishing!" in French (or so my mum says, I don't speak French yet...) 

Everything was beautiful, everything was perfect. Thank you both for letting me tell your story in the Great White North!