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kristen and richard – SDE – Love & Volleyball

Weddings are always a very exciting and momentous occasion, but putting one together usually causes a bride a lot of anxiety and stress just to get every detail absolutely perfect. For Kristen, “Ten” as she is called by her family and friends, she began her morning peacefully and calm as if it were any ordinary day.

After hearing the bad news about her limo breaking down which caused her and her team of bridesmaids to arrive at the church almost 1 hour late and even after the downpour of rain that decided to fall right as they arrived at their photo session location -something that would cause any other bride to have a meltdown, Ten was focused; she was marrying her one true love “Reach”.

Capturing couples like Ten and Reach, you can’t help but feel so humbled by how they never sweat the small stuff and hold on to what’s truly important in their lives… each other.

see the vimeo post here: http://vimeo.com/24132530/

also a special thanks to all the cooperation from www.sandytam.ca and her awesome team!

[music by: taio cruz]

melanie & ryan’s SDE – Rain and motorcycles don’t mix! Well… they do now!!!

Melanie and Ryan approached us early last year through our photog friend FJ Sarmiento, before we had even established ourselves as Made In Camera. They had full trust in us even back then to deliver something for them that we will never forget.

Another rainy wedding it was indeed, but to differ, Melanie and her team of bridesmaids soldiered the cold and wet weather and made for some amazing images for their edit. Ryan, adding his own flare with his hilarious personality was definitely made to be in front of the camera.

Thank you both for one amazing night! It’s so apparent how much you are loved by all your family and friends.

Notable moments:
@2:09 – Ryan brought to tears by Melanie’s walk down the aisle

@2:20 – the 2 fathers giving each other a high-five behind the bride and groom as they met at the altar

@3:27 – the GRAND entrance

– the violinist, more on this later….

see the vimeo post here: http://www.vimeo.com/20698718/

[music by: regina spektor]

Amy and Brian – Same Day Edit

The first time we met this couple we stumbled upon a petite Amy in a green dress doing push-ups at the front foyer of Christine and Andrew’s wedding reception (check out Christine and Andrews SDE here). Very odd, true.  But we hit it off as soon as we got to talking –  they wanted to book us for their wedding happening only a month later!

After some phone calls and emails back and forth, we ended up shooting their wedding with some amazingly mild October weather.

Some notable moments were when the Made in Camera team would accidentally catch Amy, Brian and their whole bridal party dancing around to no music – which happened quite frequently; Amy’s endless smiles, laughter and energy; Brian getting interviewed by his groomsmen in the limo; and a seriously “crazy” grand entrance at the reception.

See our vimeo post here: http://www.vimeo.com/16159188

(credits: temper trap)

Vanessa and Erwin – Same Day Edit

Vanessa and Erwin have been together for 10 years, so to be invited to capture such an amazing milestone in their lives was truly an honour.

Both being in the advertising business, there were notable creative touches all around, from the step and repeat wall which made all their guests feel like VIP’s on the red carpet to the use of the flip cameras to capture their own point of view during the wedding day.

The abandoned farm and corn field was a Made in Camera first, and definitely one wedding shoot that will never be forgotten. Check out the shots at 02:57!

see our vimeo post at – http://www.vimeo.com/15696112/

[credits: bruno mars]

Below are some highlights from a pair of FlipMino camcorders:

Our Yogapalooza experience: Canada’s largest free yoga class

Yogapalooza Salimah

Yogapalooza’s goal is ambitious: teach yoga to 5000 people outdoors during a major city’s festival. Salimah Kassim-Lakha, the founder of yogavision.com, set out to achieve that goal and brought us along to help capture it.

The main challenge is to capture the scale of the event while at the same time isolate the intimacy and peacefulness that are central to Kundalini Yoga. Not only did the event feature yoga, it also featured belly dancers and drummers to welcome the participants to the event.

Yogapalooza drummer
Yogapalooza belly dancers

We were lucky to experience Kundalini Yoga class before hand and we also filmed a preview for the event at Lululemon in Toronto.

On the Friday before the event, Salimah appeared on CP24 to discuss Pride and Yogapalooza. Toronto’s Pride Festival weekend was blessed with extremely warm weather. Luckily, Yogapalooza took place at Queen’s Park which features a lot of trees and shade.

Yogapalooza before the crowd arrives

With all the sound checks and audio visual people running around, the day certainly felt like a concert. Regardless, Salimah still managed to coordinate the tens of volunteers and performers with the cool and calm manner that she’s well known for.

Yogapalooza backstage
The actual yoga class featured hundreds of people. We did not expect to have the same quietness and peacefulness as you would have in a class of six. We were pleasantly surprised.


Yogapalooza crowd waiting

The event was successful and received a lot of positive feedback. I guess the only negative feedback we received while interviewing people afterwards was that they wanted to class to be longer.


Tiffany & Giovanny’s Same Day Edit

This couple first met dancing salsa – so we thought it’d only be appropriate to open up with an extra special dance number that we shot in the hotel lobby – just minutes before the doors opened up to the reception! We loved their passion for salsa music and the energy of all the guests – especially evident during Tiffany and Giovanny’s salsa entrance.

Here’s the video we later presented to Tiffany and Giovanny at their wedding reception.

Please feel free to share and leave a comment!

[music by Oscar De Leon]

Here is the blog post:

Jenn & Lee get married – teaser + highlights

Finally it’s here – the story of Jenn and Lee’s wedding!

Feel free to leave us your comments.

[music by vampire weekend]

here’s the blog post:

here’s the original post of the teaser: