Christa and Anthony: Summerhill Pyramid Winery Wedding

Sunday, 7 July 2013

I've known Christa for a while now (10 years?) -- she was my navigator for our wildly successful navigational car rally career as well as my co-driver for stage rally career. So I was delighted to hear that she would be getting married to Anthony in Kelowna and that she'd asked me to photograph her wedding there over the May long weekend. I also brought my wife Kathy along, so when I was off-duty we had a bonus weekend getaway with some great food and wine.

The venue at the Summerhill Pyramid Winery is definitely unique: true to its name, there is a large pyramid out in front, inside which they finish their sparkling wines. There are some unexpected interesting features on the property to photograph, including an oriental-style archway and bridge, a replica of a kekuli (sacred earth house), and old settlers' cabin. And of course there is the wonderful overlooking view of the vineyard and lake perfect for their outdoor ceremony.

Despite the weather warnings and threatening clouds, the forecast rain held off nicely so the outdoor ceremony could go ahead. The day started off like most weddings – makeup and hair for the ladies (great tip to save some money – get makeup done at the mall, in this case the MAC counter at the Bay, and you can pay a fee or buy a certain amount of product) and straight razor shaves for the guys, a nice little luxury.

Like most of my weddings these days, many cultural heritages were represented there: Japanese, Dutch, and Jewish were out in force and everybody, young and old, was on the dance floor! The whole wedding party were really awesome when I stole them away from their dessert to grab some quick shots with the golden sunset that had developed – it would have been a crime to waste a good sunset – and we got some of my favourite shots.

 

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Wedding Films by Studio Impossible

Sunday, 30 June 2013

What’s a Wedding Film?

Wedding Films go beyond your typical wedding video by taking artistry, sound, and music to a new level.

Films are edited to be around 10-15 minutes in length to show all the great moments of the day, but are still a nice length that you can enjoy over and over again and show friends and family without anyone getting too bored.

Naturally, all that you've come to expect from us -- the great experience, unobtrusive coverage, and incredible visuals -- are there, just with moving pictures and sound!

How We Do it

We start with a great range of equipment, such as the incredible Canon Cinema EOS C300 camera, the Canon 5D Mark III DSLR to get you a full film-like effect to avoid the typical "video look".

We take great care to capture great audio, too, especially of the ceremony and speeches, so you get crisp, clear audio, and not typical distant-sounding video.

Finally, we bring all the visuals and sound and music together into an exciting final edit with lots of fun and energy.

Introductory Savings Offer

Over the 2013 and 2014 seasons, we'll be offering some incredible introductory discounts to build our film portfolio, so contact us to discuss your wedding plans!

Enjoy!

 

Coming Soon: Christa and Anthony

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

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