Who are you, what you do and who you serve?
I am a wedding filmmaker and I am all about capturing couples' stories; how they met, what they love about one another, and the story of their wedding day. My goal is to document not only the events of the wedding day, but how it felt and my couple's personality. Each couple's story, and each wedding day is unique and I try to allow their story to lead the film. I hope to create films that will allow them to relive their wedding day year after year.
How and when did you get started in the industry?
I have been working in video for 5+ years, but for the longest time I didn't think I would enjoy filming weddings. I had assumed it would be too much pressure to be creative. But once I actually filmed a wedding (in 2020, of all years) my whole perspective changed and I was hooked! To be able to capture one of the happiest, most significant days in people's lives is a huge honour, and telling each unique story is one of the most wonderful creative outlets I've ever experienced!
Where are you based and where do you meet with clients?
I am based in Winnipeg, but more than willing to travel! Typically I'll meet with clients over the phone, video chat or in a local coffee shop!
What services do you offer?
My bread and butter is wedding highlight films. These are short 5-7 minute films that take you through the journey of the whole day, including little bits of their story through vows, letters and speeches! And I also offer engagement films, full ceremony films as well as edits of all the speeches.
What is the biggest trend you have seen since being in the industry?
I have seen people getting more and more creative with their wedding day to make it reflect who they are and what's important to them! I think people are less concerned with what they are expected to do for their wedding and spending much more time planning a day that suits them as a couple!
I have also seen more and more people open to the idea of having a wedding film. Especially over the past couple of years when there is a level of uncertainty about who will be able to attend a wedding in person, more people are opting to get a film that they know they will be able to share with friends and family after the day.
Which venue do you work in the most frequently?
Manitoba has such a wide variety of venues that I have been lucky to work at, but as of yet there isn't just one that I have been to more than another. I do have a soft spot for outdoor venues though!
How far in advance do your clients typically book you?
I typically book clients as far in advance as 18 months and as close to the wedding as a few months. However to guarantee a date the sooner the better!
Can you give us one of your industry tips that brides or grooms don't often know?
Carve out moments to be with one another throughout your day! This can be anything from sneaking away at sunset to taking time to read one another your vows privately before or after the ceremony. Wedding days can fly by so these little moments can ground you and allow you to take it all in together.
How do you stand out?
Through my previous video work and my film degree I am well versed in finding the through-line story of a film. My hope is that each film will reflect the couple and be uniquely them, and I am always open to trying new things to make that happen!
Anything else you would like to mention?
I know that wedding planning can be difficult and stressful, but once the day comes it will happen exactly as it was meant to. I have seen many couples go through changes and hurdles in their planning (especially in the past year) but each one has had a beautiful day in the end and expressed that they wouldn't change a thing.