How will you remember your wedding day?

You may or may not yet know but I’ve added video to my bag of storytelling tools. Some people call it a wedding film or wedding cinematography or just simply wedding video. Regardless of what you call it, I’m delighted to be doing it. I love what can be recorded when filming a wedding, there is so much more you can see and feel with moving pictures and the benefit of sound.

That brings me to my latest little idea, of late I’ve had several couples enquire about having their wedding filmed and one of the more interesting recurring themes is that someone very important to the couple can’t be there to attend. Either someone in their family is ill or can’t travel to be at the wedding. So in order for the missing family member to really sense, see and hear what happened on the day they are looking at video to capture the memories even though they are already having photos taken.

When I think about it, I couldn’t agree more.

Having a wedding film created of your day doesn’t make your photography any less important but all of a sudden your memory of the day is grounded in motion pictures instead of several photographs. I don’t think the wedding photography industry is going away anytime soon but I’m excited about the changes ahead. Already overseas in Canada, USA, Philippines and closer to home in Australia there has been a major shift and quality wedding films are now very common at weddings.

Will there come a time when people will opt for a wedding video over having a photographer? I think that’s quite a rare scenario but one that could happen in the next few years in Wellington.

I’m currently working on editing two recent wedding films and can’t wait to finish them so I can show the couples.

True love is not $26 million

A few days ago Trev the Countdown checkout operator from Te Kauwhata won $26 million on a Lotto lucky dip. Jen tells me we may have we won $26 on our ticket?! I’m sure that most of my friends (myself included) would have wanted to win the big one with dreams of holidays, houses and fast cars. I’d already checked with Jen that if we won she would let me buy a Ferrari, this one to be specific. But instead it’s now back to reality unless your name is Trev.

I figured that it’s not a bad opportunity to take stock of what there is to be grateful for everyday.

Below is a photo of Simon and Kerryn on their wedding day. You can’t buy this sort of love. This is love and true happiness, this is why I photograph weddings.


Charlie + Olivia {Wedding Preview}

Olivia and Charlie weathered the storm on Saturday, or more specifically the weather bomb that terrorised the country. But the best news was that the wedding went off without a hitch regardless because they are an awesome family! Here is a quick preview of their amazing day. Oh, and they had a Cannon at their wedding! It was freaking loud! 

Bride and Groom portrait
Lion wedding ring
Manuela bridal bouquet
Bridal bouquet close up
Groom and family
Wellington bride with bouquet
Wellington bridal party, bride in a red dress
Wellington bride and bridesmaids
Bride wearing a red wedding dress
Wellington Marquee wedding at night

Eugene Dickson Brown - Awesome photos guys. Love it. Xxxx

Christine Ryan - Just gorgeous photos. You all look so amazingly happy and beautiful. Love all your dresses xox

Rachelle Toimata - wow Olivia and Charlie. This is amazing. You look beautiful Livy and the men in your whanau are so handsome. Great to see Elijah looking well too. Hugs. xxx

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