i love the creative challenge that goes into telling a compelling wedding story that reflects the real day, not simply my vision of it. i always say i’m shooting for the grandkids, and although fashion photography and heavily photoshopping images are popular right now, what are the grandkids going to say when they see grandma striking a fierce pose with a pouty face? and the high-contrast blue tint? they’re already going to fall into a fit of hysterics over her dress, hair and make-up, let’s not give them any more giggle fodder.
that’s why i strive to capture what really happened and how it really felt so that there is something for the grandkids to look at that will actually tell them something about their grandparent’s story. i don’t use a shot list or those terrible pose cards, because that makes the day more about me and my portfolio than about anyone’s wedding story.
laurie-ann and lloyd are all about real. they are as unpretentious and down-to-earth as they come, and they adore their wedding guests. they wanted to put on a celebration of marriage, not simply an event to impress. their desire for very natural images which is what led them to me, and they wanted the same thing in a video which led them to josh hundermark films. josh is a rare gem in the videography world in that his vision is one of authenticity and emotion. he wants to capture the real vibe of the day as much as i do, without setting up shots or asking anyone to ‘fake’ something. a true documentary filmaker, he is acutely aware that his presence must be minimal and not get in the guests line of vision, because he knows the guests are an important part of the day. he is sneaky and quick and makes sure he gets the shot without causing a scene. his final product speaks for itself and i know the grandkids will love watching his movies.