There are many great reasons to plan a destination wedding. Perhaps you are wanting to travel to a beautiful, far off place and has always been on your bucket list – such as the Amalfi Coast or Positano Italy or a historic castle in Scotland. You may be sun chasers and want to plan your nuptials on a private beach in Turks and Caicos or a popular resort in Punta Cana. Regardless of your preference or reasons why, destination weddings can be completely personalized to meet your every need. There are incredible location options around the globe for elopements, where it’s just the couple, or weddings with over a hundred guests, and every backdrop will offer something completely different and unique.
Over the past ten years our team has had the privilege to capture many destination weddings. Muskoka is a popular location for couples planning from abroad who are looking for a rustic, romantic feel that is offered in resorts like JW Marriott and Deerhurst … Guests can then spend some time exploring nature in these scenic, lakeside resorts that also offer spa services and many local amenities. For those who prefer the Caribbean beaches there are amazing wedding planners at each resort who can help you with the smaller details and it’s also helpful to hire a local planner who can assist you with bringing your vision to life.
You can never go wrong when having a destination wedding with a scenic backdrop that is completely you. Whether it’s the mountains in Banff or a serene beach on a private island, we would love to capture your wedding story and create a photo collection and film of your truly unforgettable day. We’ve put together a short highlight of some of the incredible places we’ve travelled to so far.
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.