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Jillian & Mike - A Winter Winnipeg Wedding

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Jillian & Mike - A Winter Winnipeg Wedding

There are some couples who just DIG each other. Jillian and Mike are one of those couples. When you spend any more than a couple of minutes with them, either individually, or together, you just start feeling better about things.  They have what I call an effervescent love.

From the surprise proposal (shot by the Bombers guys, who Mike was playing for at the time) to the final carriage ride, you just can't help feeling inspired by the whole experience. It's impossible to pick favorites from all the wedding stories we have told over the years, but this one is definitely up there with the best!

Thanks so much to both families for being awesome.

And especially thanks to all the great vendors who made up our wedding dream team.

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Chandra & Chris Cinematic Edit

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Chandra & Chris Cinematic Edit

It rained that day. Thankfully it waited till the outdoor ceremony was over, but honestly, even if it had poured all through the ceremony, the amount of love and good feelings surrounding Chandra and Chris would have kept us all warm. 

I really enjoyed the whole process from our initial meeting, through getting to know everyone a little better throughout the day, to adding the finishing touches to the final cinematic edit. Working with Tammy from Divine Weddings made the day run smooth as silk. And the Danny Kramer Band killed it on the dance floor too. There's nothing like live music. 

Fun times for all...

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Sherelle & Oliver

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Sherelle & Oliver

I just had the pleasure of dropping off Sherelle and Oliver's finished movie at their new house in a new development in Winnipeg yesterday. I love new beginnings. A fresh start. The first step on a long journey.

Oliver and Sherelle had lived across the street from each other for ages. They got together when Sherelle needed some help with her math skills. (Being an artist myself, I can totally relate!). Oliver pointed her in the right direction and clearly charmed his way into her heart! 

When I shoot a wedding I get a unique window into people's family life and their relationships. The overwhelming impression from both families and also from Sherelle and Oliver, was a warmth and mutual respect. These are people who love life and love each other. At least, that's how it feels to be around them! Why don't you watch this and see what I mean... 


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Lana & Sean - Cinematic Feature

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Lana & Sean - Cinematic Feature

Hand drawn notes with the gift for each grooms-man. Vera Wang dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. The fort Garry ballroom looking resplendent in the year's most elegant colours. There was an enormous amount of thought and attention to detail that went into this wedding celebration. And what a great couple Lana and Sean make too.

My favourite parts of the day had to be the father of the Bride's speech and the live band playing as every single person in the room was in that big circle on the dance floor. I also love the open emotion that both Sean and his father-in-law-to-be showed at the first look in the hotel. Priceless. It's those real moments of joy that are the highlight of my day.

I'll let the cinematic feature tell you the rest of the story...

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Cristylee and Darryl - Teaser

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Cristylee and Darryl - Teaser

I am always looking for new and interesting ways to shoot video during the "photoshoot" part of the wedding. I prefer to refer to it as the "let's have fun and try stuff" part of the day. It's the one chance we as cinematographers get to actually experiment during a wedding. The rest of the day is stacked with unmissable, one take and its all over, type moments that you don't really want to try stuff out on. You have to nail those shots 100% of the time. No room for error. No take 2. During the part of the day between the ceremony and the reception we get to let our creative juices flow. We get to pose you. We get to experiment and sometimes we even get enough time to shoot something twice.

This was an interesting little move that will be part of the cinematic feature for cristylee and Darryl's video a few months from now. I just wanted to share a little teaser of it now. It's a first attempt at the technique, but I think you can see where I am going with this. Thanks to the wedding party for playing my game!

 

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