We've been asked several times what sets us apart. We honestly think that most cinematographers have their own signature! We always encourage the couples who reach out to us, to listen to their hearts and chose the crew who tells stories just like they'd like their story to be told. As simple as that.
But if we had one thing to add, that'd be that EMOTION will always lead our way.
You curious? Here are a few examples of wedding stories we were privileged to tell!
Don't try to hold your tears, it's a losing battle (for us anyway). We want to end this year with the beginning. The first wedding of 2015. Josh and Cristina's. They travelled all the way from Alberta, to our pittoresque Quebec City. It's probably the most emotional wedding we had the privilege of filming, actually. It happened on January 31, exactly one year to the day that Josh underwent an emergency open-heart surgery. On this very symbolic date, this madly in love couple not only celebrated the start of a new chapter together but also the one year anniversary of a life-saving day. If you listen carefully, during the vows, you'll even hear Josh's heartbeat, the promise of a new happy life.
Planning and organization by Isabelle Radford Mariages Intimes - Quebec Elopements, Photography by Jonathan Robert (who also signed the cover photo of this video :-))!), Make-up and hair by Marc-André Bélanger - Coiffure et maquillage, Ceremony at Hôtel Le Clos Saint-Louis, Reception at Cercle de la Garnison de Quebec
Filmed by Ania & Pierre. Edited by Ania.
Esmeralda and Ian met more than 15 years ago. We've rarely met a couple soooo in love, so elegant, so humble and so authentic. They are the definition of true love and we are so honored to have witness their Big Day. In Quebec City, at the magnificent Chateau Frontenac, next to their closest friends and family. As Esmeralda said so well, it's not only about the wedding, it's about being together and celebrating together.
Planning and Design: Isabelle Radford, Quebec Elopements (www.isabelleradford.com) Photography: Jonathan Robert (www.jonathanrobert.ca) Hair and Make-Up: Marc-André Bélanger Officiant: Louis Lafrance (www.centreamouretmariage.com) Flower arrangements: La Fleur d'Europe (http://www.lafleurdeurope.com) Cinematography: Luve Films (www.luvefilms.com) Music: Daydream by JJ Heller (licensed music)
Filmed, edited and color-graded by Ania.
We've filmed more than 50 weddings since 2012 and a handful of styled shoots. What are these? The reenactment of a wedding, by some of the most talented vendors of the industry. Now that you know what they are, you might ask yourself why we'd create such shoots. For 2 main reasons: to keep us creatively inspired (without any boundaries... we bring any of our wedding fantasy to life) and to inspire the couples. Click and have a look! You might like it. :-)
Poem "What Is Sacred", By Lee Herrick
I have no idea what priests
dream of on Christmas Eve, what prayer
a crippled dog might whine before the shotgun.
I have no more sense of what is sacred
than a monk might have, sweeping the temple
floor, slow gestures of honor to the left,
the right. Maybe the leaf of grass tells us
what is worthwhile. Maybe it tells us nothing.
Perhaps a sacred moment is a photograph
you look at over and over again, the one
of you and her, hands lightly clasped like you
did before prayer became necessary, the one
with the sinking cathedral in Mexico City rising up
behind you and a limping man frozen in time
to the right of you, the moment when she touched
your bare arm for the first time, her fingers
like cool flashes of heaven.
Lee Herrick, "What is Sacred" from The Many Miles from Desire. Copyright © 2007 by Lee Herrick, published by WordTech Communications LLC. Reprinted by permission of Lee Herrick.
Venue: Sucrerie de la Montagne | Stylist: Mlle Artsy | Photographer: Lovely Peonies | Cinematographer: LUVE Films | Vintage Rentals: La mariée bohème | Brooch bouquets and accessories: Mlle Artsy | Flower arrangements: Fleurs Illico | Cakes: Sweet Couture | Stationery and calligraphy: Imaginejoy Calligraphie | Laser cutting: Umake | Dresses and bowtie: The Handmade Bride | Various knitted items: Balys | Jewelry: SandyzStory | Hair and Makeup: Susan Morales
Licensed Music: As She Passes, by Levi Patel
Photography, styling and concept: Isabelle Paille
2nd photographer: Emilie Iggiotti
Location and caterer: Grumman 78
Flowers and stationery: Fleurs & Confetti
Dresses: Christianne Brunelle Couture
Jewelry: Eugénie Bee
Make-up: David Vincent, Lise Watier cosmétiques
Hair Styling: Joël Gagné, Joël Gagné Coiffeur
Bridesmaids clothing: Simons
Groomsmen clothing: Frank & Oak
Rentals: Sofa to Go
Musicians: Trio Rousso
Videography/Cinematography: Luve Films
Cake: Gâteaux Shoppe
Donuts: Léché Desserts