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Hamilton Backyard Wedding Film A Hamilton backyard wedding film can be scenic and beautiful and that’s exactly what Katie and Dustin managed to do. In 2018 I met Katie working at Henrys Camera store. When she told me about her then boyfriend Dustin who she had been with for years I said in a joking […]
Hamilton Backyard Wedding Film
A Hamilton backyard wedding film can be scenic and beautiful and that’s exactly what Katie and Dustin managed to do. In 2018 I met Katie working at Henrys Camera store. When she told me about her then boyfriend Dustin who she had been with for years I said in a joking manner (but I wasn’t joking) I call dibs on your wedding video. Although between now and then I had moved my business and life to Ottawa I stayed true to my original plan and man was it worth it.
Katie and Dustin are both creatives which gave me the ability to really explore different things during the wedding day. From a canoe in the backyard to smoke bombs being lit on an open field the creative shots just kept coming right until the sun set. At this wedding Katie and Dustin did a first look, I’m a big fan of first looks and will always recommend a first look because it really gives the couple a chance to calm all the nerves before the ceremony.
During the photo session Dustin brought out his guitar and I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get some nice footage the implements his passion for music. At first it was just a few photos but for video I had a different idea. I suggested that Dustin sit down and play something for Katie. Interestingly enough Dustin had actually written a song about Katie and played it at that moment. This gave me some very natural shots and a genuine moment that was special between them two but I started thinking as it was happening that I wanted to take it to another level. As we were walking away from the field I pulled Dustin aside and asked him if he would like to record the song for me and we can implement it into the wedding film. So to Katie’s surprise when she watched the wedding film halfway into the video she saw a 3min section of Dustin’s recorded song played over shots of them together in the field and the canoe.
Needless to say this wedding was a creatives dream wedding and I didn’t take that lightly when I began editing. The great thing about this wedding is that it had so much potential to be scenic and it all took place on Katie’s parents property. I say that because people often associate a backyard wedding with being not as scenic but this wedding proves how much potential there is if you take the time to make it happen with what you have.
From a technical stand point this wedding was pretty easy one as I got to work with my long time second shooter @bryanfilms for the first time in 2 years. In that time he grew as an artist so working with him again almost made the day too smooth.
Katie’s Kind Words
A true artist at his craft! OVER THE MOON HAPPY!!! North Park Films goes ABOVE and BEYOND to capture the moments of your special day and turn them into a cherished memory that you will have for a lifetime. As a wedding photographer in the industry myself for a number of years, when it was finally time for me to get hitched I knew I only wanted the best, and Damian is THE BEST! He brings a carefully crafted style over years of experience and is very personable, friendly and was a joy to have on our special day! I would not have remembered half of the day if it weren’t on film. As they say, it truly goes by in a blink when it’s your own. He worked quickly and efficiently and catered to our specific asks. A true gem in the industry. 1000% worth it! A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY WEDDING! BOOK NOW!!!!”
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