Winter weddings can be a really challenge for everyone involved: the shorter daylight, extreme cold, and the fact that you're going to be spending almost off of your time indoors. I recall a Valentine's Day wedding there the best man had to dig out the bride's house for the limo, which ended up in a ditch off the QEW. vimeo.com/1576942
Luckily, due to Joy's incredible organization skills, talented vendors, and co-operative weather, our New Year's Eve together proved to be a wonderful day where no-one ended up in a snow bank.
Followers of my blog know that I'm a bit of a softie, and admit I might cry a little when I see all of the footage from our multiple cameras. Well, assistant Desmond really hit it out of the park: I challenge anyone to watch from 0:58 to the ceremony and not shed a tear. :) That black and white shot just does it for me. I have the best crew in the business.
Light can be a concern with winter weddings, and we try not to use video lights to compensate, but sometimes we have no choice. The dancing is an excellent example of the use of video lights for effect. But take note of the silhouette, at 0:52. Video lights would have not done this intimate moment any justice. The ceremony was incredibly dark, and backlit with some lovely trees... we did our best to compensate while retaining the intimacy of the room at Baxter Creek. We pushed the camera's low light technology to 11, and it held up well.
Thank you Joy and Rick for sharing this lovely video with us, and most importantly for inviting us to document your day. Many moments combined to tell a wonderful story.