Hi! I'm Ryan, the head videographer and photographer of Aperture Lane.
As an event videographer, I truly believe that if you're serious about preserving your special moments, video is your best bet. I also believe that stories can change people’s lives.
For me this started by capturing milestone moments in my life and in the lives of people in my spiritual community. When the camera started going everywhere with me, I realized that videography is not a job for me - it’s a way of life.
As a husband, father of twins, and an active member in my community, I understand how life’s moments can slip by. I slowly transitioned out of my language teaching career to pursue this new adventure of helping people preserve their significant moments. I combined training from world-class cinematographers and my own aptitude for language to carefully craft meaningful keepsakes for my clients.
I take pride in being a videographer because I not only preserve visuals, but also the parts of life that are experienced with the ears. Having shot many weddings from different cultures, I realize that we all have that common desire to remember and share our lives.
You, whether you believe it or not, you have a story to tell, so I’m looking forward to discussing how I can capture yours. If it’s not your time to share, then please follow Aperture Lane on social media and see how stories can bring us all together.
Whether you’ve seen a handful of wedding films or you’re sick of watching them, you’ll notice that the films on this site are the kind that feature lots of talking.
Words are powerful. That being said, we take segments from speeches and vows to capture the essence of your relationship in the film. Aperture Lane films are more than a music video of clips and a song playing alongside.
Songs will go out of style but a well-told story will live on for generations.
You want a meaningful wedding film
When I’m with my Aperture Lane couples, there’s definitely lots of joking and making light of our situation (especially on a stressful wedding day).
In addition, our couples usually find a way to slide a joke or two into their personal vows and have a light-hearted thank-you speech at the end of the night.
Honestly, if you take yourself too seriously, you might have to consider another videographer.
Humour is big for you
You’re looking for a non-scripted documentation of the day.
We capture everything from the rehearsed traditions to the unscripted blunders of the day. During the formal parts of the day, we document as inconspicuously as possible. During the more casual parts of the day, we incorporate ourselves to quietly capture candid moments.
Most times families forget the cameras are around.
You want an authentic feel
Normally you keep things simple. Time at home or chilling with friends keeps you happy. However, when it’s time to get fancy, you clean up nicely!
In fact, you don’t play games. Your wedding day is one of those days you’re not afraid to show them your shine.
We find most of our Aperture Lane couples opt for an elegant ballroom with a romantic theme. Our creative use of light and shadows while shooting, along with vibrant colours and contrast in the final edit complement that vision very well.
You're planning an elegant affair
You don’t have to be BFFs but the chemistry of the vendor team on your day is important to you… and rightfully so! You’ll be spending months communicating with these people and your entire day with them. Having a good, honest vibe with the people around you is big.
I find myself meeting with my Aperture Lane couples at least once - whether on video call or in person - to iron out details and to get familiar with their story so my team can be aware of any important dynamics on the wedding day
You value having a connection with your vendors
Apart from documenting events and weaving stories together, I'm a passionate educator. This calling to teach has extended, not only to my Aperture Lane brides, but to the Aperture Lane community as a whole.
If you spend time on social media, join me on Wednesday evenings for Wednesday Wisdom by Aperture Lane where I share short videos with tips for planning your wedding photography and videography.
Seasons 1, 2, & 3 are now live on Aperture Lane's Instagram and Youtube channels.
Of course, skill and experience are important in creating videos and photos to remember the special times.
But It’s also important to have people who are personable and who will help you and your family be at ease on the event day.
Here are the members of the core team that you could expect to see that most events:
Andrea has a way with people. Many couples comment on her soothing presence on the day of the wedding as she skillfully documents candid moments.
Aside from her years of experience shooting different kinds of weddings, Andrea’s demeanour helps clients feel comfortable to be themselves and really let their personalities shine on this once-in-a-lifetime day.
With his super chill and laid back personality, clients who work with Tristan usually end up destressing and being more present on the wedding day.
Whether it’s photography or videography, Tristan is a huge asset on the day of the shoot because he brings new and fresh ways of seeing things for each of our unique couples.
Reva has a great eye for aesthetics that she uses to support the team as we move through the day keeping things fun and candid.
Not only is she good at highlighting the beauty on the wedding day, but Reva has a knack for capturing small unscripted moments amongst the action.
Lisa keeps things together behind the scenes as video and photos are being captured so that we can continue to make our wonderful Aperture Lane couples smile and laugh throughout their event.
That same meticulous and thoughtful perspective is what Lisa uses as she rewatches hours of footage to get the most meaningful and intentional shots to deliver to our couples.
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