Sarah & Matt share a very unique and touching story. Most couples decide to get married because of their deep love for one another, but in the case of Sarah and Matt, their wedding day meant a lot more than that. After discovering that Sarah's father had been diagnosed with cancer, they decided to get married as soon as possible so that he could see his daughter down the aisle. It is touching to see how this event has not only brought together two families but made them stronger and closer than ever.
Matt and Sarah share a close bond with nature and passion for helping aboriginal communities up north. Symbolic of this passion, they chose to have their ceremony outdoors in the backyard of the church where Matt's dad is the priest, and also received a traditional unity blessing from an Indigenous Bishop. When it came time for their creative shoot, I couldn't have asked for a more adventurous couple; they were daring enough to wander into the forest and traverse the wilderness barefooted.
I wish Sarah & Matt, and their families all the best in their future endeavours. Their story has left a lasting impression on me as I'm sure it will for countless others.
Although I've shot many weddings over the years, this was the first wedding that I filmed entirely by myself. As daunting as this first time experience was, Sarah & Matt were both such a joy to work with.
For the cinematographers out there, I shot this wedding by myself with the following gear:
- Canon 5D Mk III
- Canon 60D
- Canon 70-200L II
- Canon 135L
- Canon 16-35L
- Zeiss 85
- Zeiss 50
- Glidecam 2000
- Cinevate Atlas 10
Filmed in Ontario, Canada