On May 27th, 2017, we filmed our first wedding of the summer at Shylynn Ranch, just north of Vernon, British Columbia.
We have about eight weddings slated on our list of to-do’s so far this year, and there’s not much to say other than… WOW. The time and care that our team puts into capturing each day is absolutely incredible. There are rarely any hard limits when we are filming a wedding, as you’ll find us tramping around in a field on a hot, sticky afternoon to get just the right shot. The wheels of our minds are constantly turning to figure out what will look best in that exact moment. Also, we play well with others, including the wonderful Rosalind Ewashina. Plus, we get to dress up a little too!
(Above photos courtesy Rozalind Ewashina Photography)
We usually spend a minimum of ten hours with the bride and groom on their special day, capturing precious, little moments, speeches, laughs, and all of the love floating in the air. Editing a piece like this is truly a form of art, as there is so much that goes into a simple, five minute film. From picking out the right background song, to finding the perfect glimpses of moments in hours of magic, little touches such as changing light and colouring – things that go unseen to the untrained eye.
Truly, we love what we do, and sharing the love of a special couple like Jackie and Ryan.
Nathan had this to say about his experience:
It was especially rewarding to be there to watch Jackie tie the knot as I’ve been friends with her for almost ten years, and have known most of her family for even longer, going to school way back in Grade 8 with her sister Stacy.
The day was quite hot and there was a lot of pollen in the air, so by the time we were done filming, our clothing had a lovely yellow tint.
It was our first time filming at this venue, and it was great! Whenever a wedding is centralized at one location, it makes our job much easier as we’re not running around trying to beat the bride and groom to the next location to get shots, or scrambling to get our audio gear set up for the ceremony.
Towards the end of the night the Northern Lights really started to come out and a lot of the guests were treated to an amazing light show at the end of the night. We managed to capture a bit of that in a time lapse, but the brightness of the reception made it a bit difficult and I was too tired to stick around until 1am when it would be at it’s peak as I had to drive back to Kamloops still and had already been there for fourteen hours. All in all it was a really rewarding day!
So hey, here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after.