We are super excited for this wedding season! We have a great team and all of our couples seem so cool and fun. We know we’re going to make some amazing films. Marie and Brent were no exception. They gave us so much to use including some heart tugging and witty vows. I love when we get content like this to put together a wedding film. Makes our job so easy… especially when you’re under the wire trying to create a Same Day Edit to play at the end of the evening. Everything about their wedding went picture perfect. A quaint ceremony setting under a huge tree in Coronation Park in Red Deer was beautiful and formal photos at an airplane hangar near Penhold was just downright cool. And speaking of cool, skeet shooting in the morning for Brent and the guys made for some pretty fun groompreps, and some sweet footage. It was an amazing day and at the end of it all this what I had ready to show as the perfect lookback to a perfect day. Enjoy Marie and Brent’s Same Day Edit.Read More
When we met with Jen and Corrie we knew they were pretty cool but we weren’t completely prepared for how cool. With a classic car ceremony backdrop at the Reynold’s Museum in Ponoka to the lego character party favours this was a wedding we won’t forget. What better way to spend New Year’s Eve than with a couple such as this and all their friends. Putting this wedding highlight together we were reminded of all the fun things that happened throughout the day… and into the night. We’re sure you’ll enjoy Jen and Corrie’s New Year’s Eve Wedding Highlight.
I met Myranda while I was doing a corporate shoot at her orthodontist’s. She was actually standing in as the patient for the video and eventually asked if we were available for her wedding. We met again much later with Cole and I could already tell from both experiences they’d be down to earth and easy to work with. The wedding was in the small central Alberta town of Trochu, Alberta. Chris got some incredible footage as the groomsmen started the day off with a bang, skeet shooting out at the farm. And one wouldn’t think you’d find such a gorgeous backdrop so close to a little prairie town. Dry Island Buffalo Jump Park is just a short drive from Trochu and offers breathtaking views of badlands hills. You couldn’t ask for better formals for these guys. Anyway this is Myranda and Cole’s Wedding Highlight.
I love the fall in all its splendour and colourful beauty. So it goes without saying I love filming fall weddings. And looking outside in Alberta when we already have a blanket of white in November it’s nice to have a reminder of autumn and giving thanks. Yes, in Canada our thanksgiving is already come and gone but we’re bombarded with the US holiday anyway this week so why not be thankful. Amanda and Jeff chose to have a fall wedding, and it couldn’t be more fitting for them. They are a vibrant colourful couple; cheerful and energetic, full of laughter and wit. The spirit of gratitude and celebration in all who attended is certainly reminiscent of a family gathering around a table, feasting on life’s goodness as two families celebrate their coming together. Definitely it’s something to be thankful for and it’s moments like these we will all cherish forever. Thanksgiving is also about paying tribute to God and those before us. What better way for Jeff and Amanda to do that then to get married in the same church as their parents. To add an even more sporadic and unexpected theme we had a few uninvited guests show up at different points in the day making wildlife a part of this celebration. Thanks to a moose who waltzed through the formal photos, and a wedding crasher squirrel who tried to help himself to dinner. It was definitely a splendid and colourful celebration. Speaking of which, I can’t forget to mention the flowers. The bride’s bouquet was absolutely stunning and captured the true beauty of autumn in its array of colours thanks to the talented staff at La Petite Jaune Fleure here in Red Deer. A gorgeous work of art. And it’s all been captured beautifully. We absolutely loved putting together this wedding highlight. Enjoy.
Sometimes things don’t always go as planned. I think most of the weddings we shot this summer fall under that category. It seemed like every one of them had traffic hold-ups on the way to the ceremony or other things that makes it crazier and just a little more stressful for us. That’s okay though. If the bride is late, they can’t start the ceremony without her. This wedding was along those lines and in this case the make-up artist was late. Instead of freaking out Oyin and the girls took it with stride and had a competitive little game of cards. From a film standpoint I LOVED it. I’m always up for stuff that’s a little different. It changes it up from the beauty shots of the hair and make-up (not that those aren’t important), and makes a more interesting story. It went along perfectly with the guys activities watching World Cup on TV and getting a little passionate about it. I love how this highlight turned out… it’s just that… it was supposed to be a Same Day Edit. Yep I had planned on playing it at the reception later on in the evening. Totally do-able. I’ve done lots before, but as I said, some things don’t always go as planned. I usually start organizing footage during the bride preps and I had dumped some of my footage off onto my hard drive. Then on my way to the ceremony I put the laptop on the seat beside me in the car to load the rest of the footage onto the drive. In the middle of this process, there must have been too many bumps on the road and the drive failed. Like done. Devastating. I forged ahead and focused on capturing the ceremony. I even stopped at Staples to grab a new drive on the way to Okotoks, where the reception was, and try to assemble something with what I had. I tried for awhile but eventually threw in the towel. I lost a big portion of the story without the bride preps. So as hard as it was, I told Oyin and the photograph saved with the day with a stunning photo montage of beautiful shots from the day.
Thankfully, I was able to take the hard drive to Calgary for recovery and retrieved the lost data. Gulp! Phew! It was worth having that part of the story back though. Not quite as planned but we still put together an amazing wedding highlight.
Megan wanted a winter wedding. And when she booked us to do her video she said she absolutely had to have snow. In Alberta that’s not hard to do, but it was planned for November and some years it can look pretty brown that time of year. Well I was a little concerned as the date drew near because we made it to Halloween without snow on the ground and even past that. But I will definitely remember the snowfall the weekend of Megan and Nathan’s wedding. Boy did she get her wish! No mistake about it; winter had arrived for their wedding. The flurries started Friday afternoon and created a cold marshmallowy backdrop for this celebration. It offered some challenges for guests travelling but made for some incredible footage which was very exciting. Megan and Nathan both work in the oilfield so standing out in sub-zero temperatures for photos didn’t seem to phase them or their bridal party much which was just awesome. Definitely impressive for girls in dresses. The decor at the reception completed the winter wonderland theme with an ice sculpture and snowflakes everywhere. Anyway I am very excited to share this highlight.Read More