The North Park Films  Blog

Welcome to the North Park Films Wedding Blog. Here we share our wedding planning advice, education related videos for aspiring wedding videographers and also talk about the weddings that we have shot in a more detailed and intimate way in our wedding journal.

If you asked us we highly recommend the concept of first looks. Its an intimate moment you may not
 get with a walk down the isle. Check out our blog post and a video of our
 most recent first looks over the past few years.

Should i do a first look? the benefits of doing a first look

When it comes to first looks vs the traditional walk down the isle there is a higher percentage of people
who opt to keep it traditional and walk down the isle for the first sighting of each other. As your Ottawa wedding videographer we think first looks may be a good option for your wedding day. The best part about the first look is the fact that nobody is around for it. It's a moment for you and your spouse to bask in each other and have an intimate moment alone. Right before the ceremony your nerves are all over the place and from our experience most couples end up feeling more peace at mind when they see each other before the big event.

 With that said you'll be able to enjoy the moment of walking down the isle without the nerves. Another reason first looks are great is what you'll hear. Walking down the isle you may see your hubby cry but between the organ, the loud crying baby and everything else you may miss what he says when you walk up to him in all your glory. 
I have a story that may resonate or sway you into the potential benefits of doing a first look.

Last year in July we did a wedding at The Doctors House (a beautiful Vaughan wedding venue). According to the photographer this was supposed to be the biggest wedding of the year for him and the bride also had high hopes as well. Unfortunately it rained all day and it really left us limited as to what shots we were able to get.

With the disappointment in the air the bride was upset and almost called off the first look.
We knew she was upset but we also knew that she would appreciate this moment later on.
Trusting our instincts we went on with the the first look and we're glad that we did. After the first look the mood changed drastically, the vibe in the room changed and it was a good uplifting moment before the ceremony.  

Jordann + scott

"When you see how Damien puts your personal day in a video, it's emotional and beautiful. He adapted to our comfort levels for the video and created a product that perfectly reflected our emotions and overall vision. This video is a keepsake we are proud to show people, but more importantly, one that we will continue to watch over and over again. Highly recommend North Park Films!"

Katie + Dustin

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 life time. 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 joy to have on our special day! I would not have remembered half of the day if not on film as they say it truly goes by in a blink

bronwyn + craig

Damian was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we feel so lucky that he was available to film our wedding! He is incredibly creative, and a master of his craft. He truly made our dreams come true, and captured all of the most special moments of the day exquisitely. We will cherish our wedding video forever, and will always be so thankful for Damian and the hard work he put in to make it so perfect. We highly recommend snapping him up for your wedding before it’s too late!

Dunstan + Charlini

 Damian has a true talent and passion for story telling and we are so grateful that we got to work with such a humble and talented person. You know we all had a good time when your videographer is on the dance floor at the end of the night partying with you and having a blast!!!

cortnie + Brad

"Since my husband and I got engaged I knew that one of the most important parts of the wedding day would be finding someone to capture it. I didn’t want someone to video tape it. I wanted someone to truly capture it. The emotions. The love. The moments. I watched what felt like hundreds of videos from different videographers and was simply not satisfied; that was until I found North Park Films. Damian was so easy to work with, he made everyone feel comfortable behind the camera and was able to make the entire room light up with his witty comments and great sense of humour"