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Ottawa Backyard Wedding – Marty + Gillian Gillian and Marty got married in Ottawa on their backyard deck under a pergola. The wedding day consisted of an intimate ceremony with less than 20 people followed by waves of people showing up throughout the night to congratulate the couple. This wedding was the first of 2021 […]
Ottawa Backyard Wedding – Marty + Gillian
Gillian and Marty got married in Ottawa on their backyard deck under a pergola. The wedding day consisted of an intimate ceremony with less than 20 people followed by waves of people showing up throughout the night to congratulate the couple. This wedding was the first of 2021 for me due to COVID restrictions. Before I ever shot this wedding I really had to sit back and think about my approach to the wedding film as it’s missing many traditional components of a wedding day which I was excited about.
I embraced the intimacy of the day and the couple and focused on that mindset throughout the edit. After attending the wedding and putting this video together I highly recommend couples consider having an intimate wedding for a stress-free and intimate wedding day. A wedding day like this forces you to focus on what matters because past all the fluff and fancy parts of a wedding day in the end all that matters is what the day represents and that’s you, your spouse, and your union. If an Ottawa backyard wedding is not your style and you still want something a little more lavish there are a lot of great pop-up weddings that happen throughout the year that are affordable and stress-free.
Being the first wedding of the year I was all nervous but once I hit record it was like riding a bike. Adding on some pressure This was also the first wedding that I ever shot sony which was fun as well. The only complication I had really was during the ceremony. For some reason, one of my tascams failed on me so I had no audio of the groom directly. Luckily I mic’d the officiant and because the mic is omnidirectional I was able to use the audio from her nonproblem. Standing there during the ceremony I noticed a plane that went over our heads during the vows and a very loud fan that was in the corner.
These two things had me worried for the edit but the mic only picked up a small portion of that. Other than that this was also my first time using the s5 and fx3 at the same time and honestly after fine-tuning the colors on the s5 in future weddings I can honestly say there’s not too much of a difference where you cant match them when shooting in natural (s5) and s cinetone (sony). Also shooting in s cinetone for the first time I was a little worried just dealing with Sonys colors but I’m glad to say that I was able to keep it pretty consistent from my past look with Panasonic giving me some deep colors and good contrast.
The only weird experience with using this camera was just getting used to not having a viewfinder. I can’t tell you the number of times I threw my eye up at the part of a camera where a viewfinder would normally be. Overall great wedding to start the year and would highly recommend taking these types of weddings if you can. If I could do more elopement style weddings I definitely would.
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