What is your style?
We aim for candid, story and timeless. We want you to be able to look back at your photos in 10 years from now and not feel that they look dated or out of style. It's easy to buy filters and presets to have a photo look a specific way (5 years ago it was all pink tones, 3 years ago it was all airy, now it's all browns and lifted blacks) but at the end of the day we shy away from those types of filters and presets because we want you to have photos that stand the test of time and always feel like that moment. We strive to always "shoot how it feels" (- David Alan Harvey). All our of portfolio images and real weddings are real people. We don't spend any time in photoshop "fixing" as we shoot everything correctly in-camera, using the best light, angles and lenses.
When creating a wedding film, as with photography, we are story tellers. We want to make sure that we accurately and emotionally tell your story in a way that is unique to you. We don't believe in a "cookie cutter" approach as every couple and story is unique. In our opinion, the best wedding videos are the ones that tug on the heartstrings! We love hearing that our couples have cried tears of joy watching and sharing our films.
Why have we heard your name before?
One of our photos became a famous viral sensation, dubbed "World's Best Wedding Photograph". The Star Wars AT-AT chase shot was shared and discussed on news outlets, magazine and websites across the globe. Further we are the only studio that has 5 Canadian Comedy awards, a Gemini nomination, an NBA acrobat, and the director of HGTV's "Love it or List It", all under one roof.
What's your experience with cultural weddings?
Photographing and filming in the most diverse city, in the diverse country, we have photographed and filmed every culture under the sun. We truly enjoy all the variety that comes with different cultures and religions. From Jewish, Chinese, Indian, Persian, Catholic, Hindu, Greek, Non-Denominational, Same-Sex ... you get the point... Every wedding is a celebration of love. We are all inclusive and love to experience and capture the joy and celebration of people coming together.
How many weddings have you shot?
I think we have lost count, lol. It's gotta be close to 1000 weddings between all of us. We love all things weddings and are blessed that so many couples have trusted us to capture this milestone day.
I am not good at having my picture taken...
If we had a nickel for every time we heard that...
In our opinion, saying you're bad at having your photo taken is like saying you're bad at getting your hair cut. It's all about the person holding the tool. Our job is to make you feel comfortable and forget that we are holding cameras taking photos and shooting film. We draw from our entertainment backgrounds to ensure you relax, laugh and go back to just being you.
We always joke that morning after, you are going to miss us lol!
Have you been to my venue before?
This is a question we hear a lot. We have been to most venues for sure, but really if we haven't been there, it doesn't matter. Our photographic minds work based on finding or creating great light. So whether you've chosen a vintage castle, a modernized warehouse/factory, a rustic barn, an exposed brick building, an outdoor winery, a classic banquet hall/restaurant, a luxury hotel or your uncle's farm, the principles of photography remain the same and we have shot in all of these styles of venues.
Walkthroughs and scouting in advance of your wedding are not needed as we cannot predict the weather or lighting conditions on the day of your wedding. That is really what distinguishes a professional photographer and filmmaker from the amateur. We adjust and adapt based on the lighting conditions and situations of the day. There is no way for us to predict and plan any of this in advance. We make sure that you don't have to worry, come rain or shine as we are prepared and ready for anything.
Do we meet our photo & video team before the wedding?
Absolutely. We want to meet you! Whether you have booked us online or in studio, we definitely want to meet you in person or virtually through skype/facetime/messenger etc. It's important to build a relationship and really get to know you so that we can tell and capture your story.
Do you have back up cameras and systems in place?
Fabulous question. We have multiple camera backups and lenses. Each member will have more than one camera body at a wedding to make sure that if something malfunctions we can keep shooting no matter what. We all service our cameras regularly to ensure they are in their best working conditions.
We also back up your photos and video files in triplicate. That way if a drive fails we have multiple backups ensuring your images and videos are safe. More so, after the wedding your print quality files are kept safely in the cloud.
There is nothing wrong with getting inspired and looking for ideas. We shy away from directly copying anything you find on pinterest though. Our goal is to shoot something so uniquely you that other couples will want to copy it *wink wink
How many edited photos will I receive?
Normally we photograph about 50-100 photos an hour with two photographers (but of course this can vary depending on travel time etc). All your images will be post produced, colour corrected and ready for print. We provide our couples with an online gallery where you can directly download your images, as well as share with family and friends. The gallery allows you and your families to order prints with no fuss.