I love shooting video! It first started as a hobby when I was a teenager, especially with making my own stop-motion animation films. From time to time I was asked to shoot weddings for friends and family on my parent's camcorder (one of those old MiniDV tape recorders that have since gone extinct) and it built up my interest in the craft. Finally I decided to take the plunge and invest in a mirrorless camera just in time for my cousin's wedding in 2012. I shot a couple weddings over the years around my main jobs, using the money to invest in more lenses and equipment. I also worked with other more experienced videographers in Ontario and Santa Barbara, learning their techniques and growing in my experience.
I am a storyteller at heart, and one of the things I loved most about movies and films is their ability to make someone invest in the story. The best stories are the ones that make you feel what the character feels - you yearn for them to reach their goal and get to the "happy ending" at the end of the film. That's what I love most about wedding videography - I get to tell your story and help all your friends and family who watch feel the same rush of excitement, laughter, and love that you felt that entire day. And unlike any Hollywood film, your story is completely real.