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This meeting with this prospective couple, Ben and Alisha, was going well. The three of us sat in the coffee shop sipping on our peppermint teas with ever-flowing conversation. We hopped between “getting-to-know-you” and “wedding planning” topics, smiling ear to ear accented with frequent bouts of laughter. It was such a good connection that I […]

Let the pro choose music for your wedding film – 8 reasons why

Behind the scenes, Planning Insight

Planning your wedding can be a daunting process – whether you’re a planner or not; it tests your organizational skills, your time management, your taste in fashion and also your patience with your spouse (to-be). There’s no course on how to choose a wedding videographer. In fact, most people have never booked an event vendor […]

How to choose a wedding videographer

Planning Insight

He was all dressed and ready to go – clothes freshly ironed, tie expertly done by his brother, shoes all shined up. Ben couldn’t remember the last time he was dressed so sharp. He stood nervously, playing with his cufflinks as we waited for Sarah, his bride. He occasionally glanced over at people nearby milling […]

Unveiling the mystery of the First Look

Planning Insight

I arrived at the hotel. I checked my notes on my phone for the room number and made my way up. I entered a small suite with 2 queen sized beds laden with various bags, articles of clothes and different pieces of packaging. Honestly, it wasn’t too bad. It only got bad when I realized […]

6 tips for getting ready on the wedding morning

Planning Insight

I’m not sure how speeches came to being at weddings but whoever started the trend had some thing going and (maybe) didn’t know it. Speeches done well can quiet a restless crowd or create a shortage of Kleenex tissue like none other. In most cases, however, the reactions are not typically extreme, but they can […]

How to bring the room together at the reception

Planning Insight

The wedding party and the DJ put together such a spectacle that got everyone energized after the cocktail hour. The bride and groom’s entry was equally as fun, ending with a touching first dance with them singing to each other and literally dancing serenely as if no one were watching.  The next hour would be […]

Avoiding that awkward middle part of the reception

Planning Insight

Since I started shooting weddings, I’ve gotten a chance to have conversations that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. One of those particular conversations goes something like this: Friend: Ryan, I really like your videos! Me: Thanks! I’m so glad you like them… ​Friend: I wish we had gotten videography for our wedding… ​ Some of […]

Friends don’t let friends get married without videography

Planning Insight