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.  

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!!!

Juston + Anya

 Damian went above and beyond our expectations by taking the the time to get to know is as a couple. This reflected in the videos he made for us. I didn't cry at my wedding. I choked up a bit but I didn't full on cry. When we watched the video a year after our wedding (we saved it for our one year anniversary) I balled my eyes out. Our wedding was captured so beautifully, so authentically.

scott + Michelle

You guys have changed our lives. You captured such an amazing day perfectly. I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have an incredible gift and it was By Gods grace that we found you.
Thank you so much for doing this for us. You have no idea what these memories mean

samy + Zabeda

 We had a 2 day event with lots going on, including traditional/cultural events and they had great attention to detail, communicated with us throughout the process, and the final product was very professional. They really took the time to get to know us as a couple and it made the whole experience go by smoothly

Raj + Jane

Damian created a beautiful video that described us in a way we never thought possible. I highly recommend them to any couple that wants to capture their engagement or wedding day in a special way.