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Emily and Michael (and winnie the dog) messaged me in 2020 and a whole year went by as we got to know each other. There wedding day was simple yet intimate and fun. The day started out at Emily’s place where she opened the door and greeted me like we had always know each other. Her get ready was complete with a Tim Horton’s breakfast and a crap load of Disney tunes in the background.
Orchardview Wedding Film
My first Orchardview wedding film was with a couple that I will most likely never forget. Emily and Michael (and winnie the dog) messaged me in 2020 and a whole year went by as we got to know each other. There wedding day was simple yet intimate and fun. The day started out at Emily’s place where she opened the door and greeted me like we had always know each other. Her get ready was complete with a Tim Horton’s breakfast and a crap load of Disney tunes in the background.
During the get ready I decided to switch it up and use a vintage lens that I had bought recently. The lens was a Canon FD 50mm1.4. The only challenge I had with this lens was the fact that even with the body stabilization in the camera it was hard to keep still. The reason for this was due to the fact that the adapter added space between the camera and the lens which gave me some problems at times. Regardless I made it work and it was worth it to use this lens. If you didn’t know vintage glass is usually known for having unique characteristics and this lens was no different. It had a warm vibe to it that showed when filming peoples faces and small little details. I only used this lens for the bride get ready but it came out very nice. The lens is very sharp and has a very natural vignette on the edges which really draws your attention to the center of the image.
Emily had a little first look with her father which was nice in this moment I could see where she got her upbeat nature from. A vendor worth mentioning that I had the privilege of sharing the day with was @josienicolephotography The next move was the groom, Michael was waiting for Josie and I at the venue. Fun fact Emily and her father actually got a little lost on the way to the venue, couldn’t complain though because this gave me a little storytelling session time With Michael. Once Emily arrived we had a first look where Emily greeted Michael with the firm squeeze of his left butt cheek. I told Emily recently that looking back at her wedding made me emotional. Honestly for me I think its because of the genuine magic between these two. They remind me of two big kids and you can just see the love and happiness clear as day emitting from them. Being in there company you can see why they mesh so well. Even a broken windshield after the ceremony couldn’t deter these two from having a bad day (true story)
The next part of this story that was interesting was the photo session. I actually wasn’t meant to show up but hanging with Emily, Michael and Josie just felt like I was chilling with my friends so I decided to make the drive up with them. What we all didn’t prepare for was the crazy heavy rain storm that occurred. Now this part is why this was a wedding I will never forget. What seemed like a bummer situation just made way for creativity as we had some major heavy rain during the photo session but Emily was ready to run in the rain with her dress on which of course we were down for. Josie and and I were down for some unique shots and that we definitely got. The only challenge with this wedding was navigating the rain but thank the Sony Gods for weather sealing so everything was ok and I made it threw the shoot with no damage to my camera. Although this wedding was delayed a year it was definitely worth the wait. Emily and Michael I appreciate you guys and your wedding day was special. It was a short 5hr day but it was so much fun (so much so I didn’t want to leave) and I hope more couples opt for a intimate style package.
In terms of this Orchardview Wedding film I didn’t get to explore as much as I had hoped to because of the pandemic rules at the time. However from what I did see this venue has a great little lake where you can take photos or possibly have a ceremony with all the open grass area on the pathway. Its best to inquire with the venue to see what your options could be but I would recommend this video if you’re looking for a nice intimate outdoor wedding.
Venue l @orchardview.ottawa
Dress l @renewedwithlovebridaloutlet
Florals l @amflorals
Photo l @josienicolephoto
Wedding Planner: me bish (Emily said this lol)
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