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.
Season 2 begins in January 2020 on Aperture Lane's IGTV, Facebook and Youtube channels.
Find the tips from Wednesday Wisdom and more in the Wedding Media Guide. Get your copy below. No booking required.
I'm Andrea, the original “feminine touch” for our team here at Aperture Lane. I've been capturing moments since I was a kid. There’s nothing that warms my heart more than love, and what a great opportunity it is to be able to capture all that love through film! My favourite parts of the day are heartfelt chats with the parents of the couple, the appetizers during cocktail hour and watching the groom cry at the sight of his bride walking down the isle. My goal is to make you laugh, make you feel like movie stars, and leave you feeling like you’ve made a new friend at the end of the day.
I’m Tristan and I love everything to do with cameras. When I’m not chasing stories on my own or with Team Aperture Lane, I’m busy pursuing my degree in architecture. My journey as a videographer started by simply making short and funny films with my friends. From there, I fell in love with documenting stories and moments that I could look back on. My goal is to capture the moments in life that make us sit back and say, “life is great.”
My favourite parts of the day include the creative session, and hearing the vows. When I can afford to put down the camera, I do quality assurance of the hors d'oeuvres.
I’m Reva. For a long time I’ve used photography as a means of expressing myself, from special moments with family and friends, to documenting my travels, to getting the right angle for my food adventures on Instagram. I’m inspired by all things that have to do with beautiful light, colourful food, sincere people, and decorative spaces, thus making weddings the ultimate creative playground for me. So, when Ryan reached out to me to help him document with Aperture Lane, I enthusiastically accepted the challenge and I’ve been on this exciting journey of capturing stories. My favourite parts of the day include seeing the family’s reactions to the bride’s finished look, and of course, the first look shared between the bride and groom.
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