I have a new personal best – four wedding video shoots in just two week-ends!
Melissa & Nick
It all started with a lovely beach ceremony at Kingscliffe for Melissa & Nick.
Blessed with perfect weather and warm sunshine, friends and family gathered together to share and enjoy the happy couple’s wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony there was plenty of smiles and hugs as friends and family gave their congratulations.
Mel & Nick held a photo shoot overlooking the beach before moving on for photos at various locations before returning to party with their guests at the reception.
It was a fun night with some emotional speeches and plenty of laughter.
A good time was had by all but it wasn’t long before I had to pack up my equipment and head home to prepare for my next wedding video shoot the very next day!
Sunday April 1 was the day Cristina married Jared. I met Jared and his groomsmen at the Broadway Chapel and filmed some prep footage as their many guests arrived.
I had attended Cristina’s wedding ceremony rehearsal a few days earlier so I knew what to expect during the ceremony. I also shot some footage during the rehearsal which will be included in their highlights package.
Cristina arrived with her girls and before too long the ceremony was underway.
It was standing room only in the Chapel which made for a lovely intimate ceremony, albeit a little warm and perhaps a little uncomfortable for the guy holding a video camera
Cristina and her girls show their red shoes
After the ceremony we held photos and video shoots at New Farm park, which was super busy!
People everywhere, but we were able to get some fantastic shots and I’m particularly looking forward to editing the footage shot at the Brisbane Powerhouse.
Then we packed up the gear and headed to Easts Leagues at Coorparoo for a gala reception, during which Cristina impressed with her musical talents by performing with her band!
At this point I will mention that during Cristina’s wedding day, I had the pleasure of working with Mary-Jane from Mary-Jane Photography and Design.
Mary-Jane (‘MJ’) is a professional wedding photographer from Brisbane whom I highly recommend!
So it was 2 wedding videos down with 2 to go!
It was almost the Easter weekend when I had a last minute booking to film Kylie & Daniel’s wedding ceremony at Hillstone St Lucia on Easter Saturday.
What a fantastic day, beautiful weather and lovely friends and family.
I brought a good friend and talented camera operator along with me to assist with the day’s shooting.
We had a total of 4 cameras between us and were able to cover the ceremony and photo shoot from all angles.
This was also the first wedding that I have used my new Panasonic AG-AF100 HD video camera – a camera that I had only just purchased the day before!
Daniel & Kylie enjoying their photo shoot at Hillstone St Lucia
Kylie and Daniel chose the ‘Our Ceremony‘ package which includes up 4 hours on location. This package is great value for people who are celebrating both their ceremony and photo shoot at the same location.
Another benefit of having your ceremony, photo shoot and reception all at one location is everything can be more relaxed. You and your guests don’t have to travel from place to place and they can spend more time being together and enjoying your special day.
After the ceremony we had a short video and photo shoot in and around some golfing greens and among the awesome big old trees that line the fairways.
We finished up our shoot with some shots of the reception area.
Next up on my marathon wedding video shoot was Scott & Estelle, who were married at Tamborine Gardens.
Scott & Estelle selected the ‘Our Wedding Day’ video package which includes up to 9 hours on location and incorporate all of the day’s events, starting of course with the bride & groom preparations.
I began the shoot with Scott and his boys. They were already suited and booted upon my arrival and I was very happy to see that Scott and his entourage were more than happy to play up for the cameras. All of the guys left quick video messages for the bride-to-be and even acted our their own scene from a popular television show.
Scott & Estelle share a sunset moment at Mt Tamborine
Then I moved on to meet Estelle and her girls and gathered some more great preparation footage.
Time for a quick photo shoot, some final touches to her hair and make-up and then I was off again, this time to get to the Chapel to setup my cameras and wait for her arrival along with friends and family.
The ceremony was held at the Tamborine Chapel and the surrounding gardens provided a beautiful backdrop for the photo shoot which followed.
So there you have it, four weddings in two consecutive week-ends!
Now, it’s time to get editing!