Ashley and Joey’s wedding story unfolded in the most beautiful location, their very own farm, on what was probably the nicest Saturday of summer – 25 degrees with lots of sunshine and the perfect amount of cloud cover. Mother Nature was so kind to all of us as we celebrated this beautiful love story. There were many beautiful details to capture. Robb Williams outdid himself as he and his talented team transformed empty barns into gorgeous, rustic and romantic pieces of art. Guests were greeted by a traditional bluegrass band and there was a pig roasting on a spit that would be carved and served for dinner. Anne Dickson and her team from Pig Out Catering served an amazing dinner and the DJ team from Spirit of Sound kept everyone entertained with great music. From the Muskoka chairs and fire pits to the huge hay ride wagon that the bridal party rode on after the ceremony, this day was full of special moments that were truly a reflection of this couple. We are so honoured that we were there to capture all the details and preserve these beautiful memories. Their Same Day Edit was shown on the outside wall of the barn as their guests enjoyed home made desserts from the pie bar and bakery stations. It simply couldn’t have been better. Congratulations Ashley and Joey, all your hard work was so worth it. What a wedding to remember!
Soundtrack: Love Run Free By Upstate. Licensed through the Music Bed
Photography Love Madly
Floral Design & Event planning: Robb Wilson, Event
Makeup: Amy LeBlanc
Stationary: Defining Moments Stationary
Catering: Pig Out Catering
Ceremony: St Joesph
Reception Venu: Pirosko Farm
DJ: Spirit of Sound
It’s an honour to be asked to capture each and every wedding story. When Ollie Denny, a fellow cinematographer in the UK, asked me last fall if I would consider coming over to capture his wedding story it really meant a lot.
Rewind 4 years when we first met Joe Simon at a workshop in Austin, Texas for wedding cinematographers. We were fans of Joe’s work prior to the workshop and after hearing him speak and then following his progression in filmmaking I attended another workshop he offered along with fellow filmmaker Kevin Shahinian in New York City in the spring of 2011. Both Joe and Kevin are considered part of an elite group known in the filmmaking community as the ‘best of the best’ cinematographers in the world. A few months later Joe asked me if I would fly to London and shoot a wedding with him and it was on that trip that I met Ollie, owner of Storybook Films based in the U.K.. Ollie helped Joe and I shoot that elaborate Persian wedding and since then we’ve stayed in touch. 18 months later, in May 2013, I found myself back in England shooting Ollie’s wedding with Joe. It was surreal to hear Ollie say that he had his “dream team” of cinematographers there on his big day. It was definitely a beautiful wedding and capturing Ollie and his guys in the morning was definitely fun. The opening sequence of the film brought me right back to that day, sitting in the back seat as we made a mad rush for the ceremony. As with all of Joe’s films, when you watch this you really are taken right back to that moment, drawn into the story, whether you were actually there or not. We are honoured to share Kerry and Ollie’s highlight film, produced by Joe Simon, here on our blog.