what's this, a photographer promo without them holding a camera or shooting ?!? preposterous.
as with our wedding films, the idea behind this promo was to capture the unique essence of justin and mary. when we got right down to it, that didn't involve them actually shooting, it was more about what inspires their shooting. the writing of the VO also ties in so well into who mary is (just read their blog and you will understand, i keep telling her she should be writing books not blog posts).
i love the contrast of the scenes shot in HD with the 7d and the super 8. to me, this contrast really conveys the contrast in their personalities. at times they are very outgoing, quirky, and quite silly. yet at others they are very quiet and romantic. by filming the same scene in the two different formats, i find it helps convey those two side to the same couple.
thanks to justin and mary for being so open and trusting throughout the process. they are both such amazing people and they sure made it tough to leave. thanks to my buddy drew for his help on this shoot - he provided the extra muscle to get both formats shot at the same time, as well as constantly keeping the creative juices flowing through some long shoot days.
when we first met suelyn she joked that her wedding was more about an excuse to have a huge feast more than anything else. in a day filled with sushi in the morning, a martini mashed potato bar at the cocktail hour, a ten course chinese banquet, as well as a midnight buffet of burgers and fries, she really let her obsession for food shine through.
the reading they had at their ceremony, an excerpt from 'the art of french cooking' was such an original and fitting choice. it also inspired much of our morning coverage.
their first dance was also very meaningful to the both of them. they had been practicing for quite some time and suelyn wanted a chance to practice the day of the wedding with her dress on. when you listen, it sometimes feels like these stories just tell themselves.