As I was writing this post, I came across this quote on Pinterest: “The couples that are ‘meant to be’ are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out even stronger than they were before.” For Lindsey and Jorge, for a part of their relationship, that hurdle, that obstacle, was distance. They met at work, fell in love, and then things got tricky, with Jorge having to return for Mexico and Lindsey staying here. But their love was strong, and, with the support of their family, they eventually managed to get everything sorted out and tie the knot. And I was lucky enough to cover their beautiful and sunny wedding day with Bowen. Lindsey and Jorge are people you can’t not like: joyful and caring, they welcomed us as if we were family, right from the beginning. And so when I sent Lindsey the video and she admitted it made her tear up, we felt good, like we’d actually successfully captured, in some little, simple way, a bit of what their love is about. I really hope you guys have a beautiful life as husband and wife… and we look forward to sending you anniversary gifts now and then!
One of the really fun things about doing what we do in this day and age is that it’s become so easy to share ideas and images. Not only our own stuff, but other people’s as well! And so a few months back, Paul and myself joined Pinterest and started pinning away, and getting inspired. There really is so much beautiful stuff on there!
When I started really getting into it, I thought: wow, this is neat for me to keep track of what I like, but it would also be a great way to share resources, tips, tricks, and other things, with our couples. And so for the past little while, I’ve been telling everyone about those awesome boards of ours. We hope you enjoy them, and that, who knows, maybe some of the things you see on there make it into your wedding!
Warning: Pinterest is seriously addictive! It can consume you, and you may find yourself pinning in the middle of the night to try and combat insomnia. But don’t be fooled: you can never pin enough, it’s like a bottomless pit… of awesomeness!
I’ve put links to some of our boards below. Just click and enjoy. And send us a link to your boards if you also pin!
Christian / WEDDING-Y THINGS
Paul / INSPIRATION
Christian + Paul / SHOT BY US
We’ve been excited about posting this one on the blog for a while because, quite honestly, we think these are some of the nicest wedding video images we’ve made since launching One² Film a few months back. Marsha and John were such an amazing couple and, when their edit turned out even better than we expected, we thought ‘wow, this needs to be shared’. A few emails later, when our friend over at The Wedding Co. proposed to feature the edit on their blog the following day, we were totally stoked!
All in all, I guess all I wanted to do with this blog post is communicate our level of excitement about Marsha and John’s wedding highlights film; they’re amazing people, we wish them all the best, and hope that these images of their classy, green, and contemporary wedding will wow you as much they wow-ed us. Enjoy!
Our feature on the Wedding Co blog (below).
Yesterday we had the honour of capturing Ewa and Alex’s wedding in Oakville before heading to the Old Springer House in Burlington for the photo shoot and reception.
Ewa and Alex; what can we say? You two were just a breeze to shoot with and we had an amazing time documenting your day. A huge congrats!
We featured Ewa and Alex’s engagement photos on the blog on June 5th, but as you can imagine, video sometimes takes a little bit more time, so it wasn’t quite ready right there and then. But a month after, it’s ready and approved by Ewa (and Alex, I imagine… hehe!) and I can share it with you! This is a no-dialogue/interview edit. To me, the neatest thing about it is Ewa’s slightly off-key choice of music (‘The Only One’ by The Black Keys)… at first I thought it may be too dramatic, but after cutting images to it, and giving the piece a slightly vintage-y look, I actually really like the effect!
Well, I won’t keep you any longer… just wanted to share. Maybe it’ll give some of you ideas (i.e. if you really like your dogs, why not bring them along?). If you like it, leave a comment or share it. Or ask questions if you want? In any case, that’s it for now. Take care! – Christian