I can't believe it is mid way through July! The last time I sat down at my desk it was the first week of June. We just got back from a whirlwind of travel. We flew from Seattle to Orlando to NYC to San Francisco to Sacremento to San Jose to Seattle to Tampa and back all within the last 3 weeks. It has been a crazy couple of weeks but we got to film a ton of really awesome people and do new things that we have never done before which is a really important thing when trying to continually be inspired and improve your craft.
In May Souwah & Stephen flew to Seattle for their engagement film. It was the first time we had met them (even though they booked over a year ago) because Souwah lives in the UK and Stephen lives in California. After meeting at a photography workshop in Spain, an instant connection, which lead to an international courtship, tons of frequent flier miles and an epic engagement story filled with books and castles, they decided to get married in Sacremento in June.
When we sat down for dinner with them the night before their engagement shoot, Stephen and Souwah both expressed that they wanted a unique engagement film but they also wanted their families to get to know them a little better. Casey and I wanted to do something that we have never done before so we tried some different techniques for storytellling. Each of the things listed in the film are either a nicknames or something that they enjoy which they would use to describe one another. We thought that using graphic elements would also be fitting since Souwah got her degree in graphic design.
Stephen and Souwah! We had such a great time capturing your wedding and we can't wait to see you again sometime soon! Hopefully we will be able to make a trip out to England to visit!
On a technical note: This film was shot using Canon's new cinestyle setting. Also, all the scenes with the couple were shot handheld.