7 March 2011
We've had the privilege of participating in a number of photo and video shoots and having backstage access at a production is pretty darn cool! Over the years, we've been fortunate enough to work with such magazines as WedLuxe, Wedding Bells and the LCBO's Food & Drink as well as the TV Show 'I Do, Let's Eat'.
We're always amazed at what goes on behind the scenes to produce those magnificent images that we all like to drool over! Frankly, It's a heck of a lot of hard work and organization!!!
No doubt, having had the opportunity to participate in a shoot is a blast ... but, we've had the itch to produce our own images for some time now. So, this past fall we finally threw ourselves headlong into designing and producing our very own suite of exclusive images!!!
Aside from the actual production design, the most mission critical choices we made concerned our choice of production partners. We are blessed to know and work with some amazing artists in Niagara ... three of which worked closely with us on this project and deserve an extra special 'Thanks'!
Big props go to ...
Jessica and Teresa of ALLURE Hair and Makeup ... the dynamic duo behind the Niagara Region's best wedding and event mobile hair and makeup services. These girls took good care of our models and made them even more 'modelicious'. Jess even came back early from Fashion Week in NYC to personally be on set for two days!
The crazy creative genius that is Mike Enns (of Enns Visuals) who brought cinematic vision to our static scenes! Although his business is young, Mike has been making creative video shorts for years and years ... we were excited to be one of his first projects under his new banner. Mike is a very flexible guy and brings so much passion to what he does ... you can literally feel it in his work.
Last, but definitely not least, we couldn't have pulled this off without the uber talented Nataschia Wielink (Niagara wedding photographer extraordinaire!), who collaborated closely with us and even ran a little model search on her blog to get our fresh faces for the shoot! We've been extolling Nataschia's photographic virtues for years ... and one look at her amazing images will tell you why! Nataschia's gift is evident in her ability to capture the emotions and feelings of a moment ... perfectly.
It's so great to be good friends with colleagues in our industry ... we're thankful for this bunch of creative daredevils that we get to work with!
Thanks also to Angelica Sala of Simply Beautiful Decor (linens and chiavari chairs), Ellen Steen of About a Bride (bridal gowns), Nicolette Novak of The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. (Day 1 location) and Nino Donatelli of the Stone Mill Inn (Day 2 location).
Here are a few 'behind the scenes' pictures and stay tuned for more goodness to come later this year!
Check out Nataschia's amazing photos of each of our 5 'scenes' ... Bliss at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Passion at Stone Mill Inn, At First Blush, High Tea at Stone Mill Inn and Al Fresco at The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
Stay tuned for more goodness to come!
Photography & Models: Nataschia Wielink Photography / Bride’s Wardrobe: Anthropologie, About a Bride
Groom’s Attire: RW & Co. / Hair & Makeup: ALLURE Hair and Makeup
Linens & Chiavari Chairs: Simply Beautiful Decor / Location: Stone Mill Inn, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Cave Spring Cellars Vineyard
Cinematography: Enns Visuals / Print Design: Mark Elliotson