It was a year full of lemons but we drank a lot of lemonade! Lots of tough business lessons and experiences. In spite of those experiences, the brightest highlight of the year was starting the vlog.
What do a maritimer, Southern Ontario and The Rockies have in common? This will be more obvious when you check out Marc & Alli’s film
Along with the numerous photography difficulties of documenting a live event, capturing good video comes with the added challenge of recording good sound so the final product not only looks good, but sounds good too. Ride along with me and Tristan as we film a wedding with it’s own audio quirks.
If you're interested in seeing more personal and behind-the-scenes content, check out the Conquering Ryan vlog.
Join the crew as we film a wedding… Aperture Lane style! It’s a wedding ride-along!
Check out Ryan’s personal vlog for the video!
I arrived at the hotel. I checked my notes on my phone for the room number and made my way up. I entered a small suite with 2 queen sized beds laden with various bags, articles of clothes and different pieces of packaging. Honestly, it wasn’t too bad. It only got bad when I realized I was sitting around making small talk with the bride’s sister and her kids for about 15mins.
So, you know those love stories where the North American girl goes to Europe and falls in love with a French man with an accent? Yea, well, this one of those! I'm very excited to present Pierre and Debbie's love story:
Where has the time gone? We are just over half way through 2017 and I’m still inhaling the good vibes from 2016.
I'm not much of a wedding guest. Since I officially started Aperture Lane three years ago, I've been responsible for capturing every wedding I've attended except one! It's at this wedding I learned a lot about my new self. I was restless, not knowing what was happening next on the schedule. I listened to the speeches, saying, "Man, I wish I was shooting this wedding!" And most notably, my attention was glued to the media team, especially the videographer, examining their gear and their technique as they interacted with the moments unfolding. As I wrap up the 2016 event season, I wanted to reflect on why I love capturing weddings:
Today is Tuesday. For most people, this is a normal day – nothing special. To others, this might be a special day to celebrate, whether it’s a birthday or an anniversary of some sort. Today is a special day for me to celebrate… but before I tell you why, I do need to send a shout-out to a special couple, Chris and Zvica. They are celebrating their 2nd wedding anniversary today and I was there with them. In fact, Chris and Zvica share an anniversary with me, as today is the second birthday of Aperture Lane!
Yes, I’ve done video work before Aperture Lane, which mostly consisted of small events and creative projects, but September 29, 2013 was when the concept of Aperture Lane was brought to life. It was two years ago this day, on a Sunday, that I pulled up to the Bronte Harbour in Oakville, Ontario with Shannon Robbins who was the photographer for the same event (and my ride!).
Ryan Walters, the founder and operator of Aperture Lane. Look forward to sharing great stories with you!
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