I know, I know... we haven't blogged in a while... but that doesn't mean we haven't been busy. In fact, we have a whole heap of new films coming-up over the next few months - including some stunning destination locations + lots from the UK too... Oh, and a new website is currently underway(!)... anyway, I digress... I'm here to tell you about Rachael and Daniel.
Jonathan and Elaine - the light, the location(s), the people... everything just fell in to place.
The weekend unfolded at Castello di Casole, a stunning private estate nestled deep in the Tuscan hills. The wedding oozed glamour and style... chanel couture, stunning views, an after hours vineyard tour plus a further three (yup, three) amazing locations... an incredible experience - the guests were free to roam the estate - enjoying bike-rides, pizza classes, great food, incredible wine and good friends. We even captured a little Super 8mm during our few days in Tuscany too... some of which we'll share later... for now, enjoy!
A while back we introduced Film School... we had been holding off launching for ages... I guess through fear of not being 'good' enough to spill the knowledge we've gathered over the years... but just under 2 months ago - we did launch.
Since then we've hosted photographers, Illustrators, textile artists, humble iPhone shooters, mums, dads and just about everyone in between. It's been a total blast and the feedback we've received has been incredible... hand on heart... best thing ever. Wave One seats sold-out in under 48 hours(!!!)... to say we were a little shocked is an understatement... we're now super excited to be preparing for Wave Two.
Film School is about taking things back to basics - you don't need heaps of cash, camping gear, a beard, the latest camera or a nerdy knowledge of film... in fact, all we ask is that you have an open mind and a passion to learn. If you'd like to be the first to know when Wave Two seats land... be sure to check out the dedicated Film School site > HERE < or register your interest using: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cripes... Tom and Ryan... where to start... I know we've been buddies for a while now but being asked to shoot your wedding was pretty much a dream come true for us... Tom and Ryan, we adore you guys. Filmed at the always beautiful, Aynhoe Park, Oxfordshire.
Hey there... it's been a while. Lizzie and Liam... thank you. Thank you for letting us do what we do.
This film is super special to us... we really hope you enjoy the next few minutes. Filmed at Narborough Hall Gardens, Norfolk.
That's it, folks... we're waving goodbye to 2015 and welcoming 2016 with open arms. We don't do a yearly round-up... instead we'll leave you with a fleeting heads-up on our planned adventures for 2016.
- 2016 will be the year Film School launches - that's a promise. We've received heaps of submissions (in fact, we're now at 500+) and we should have a new home anytime soon from which we'll be hosting you all.
- Film and/or Photos will be making an appearance in 2016 - Nope, we're not just adding a lazy 'photos' option to our services - it'll be something new... and hopefully refreshing. More on this soon!
- Finally, we're now affiliated with start-up, North Note... curated musical content from the world's best independent artists. Music is something we're hugely passionate about so this is SUPER exciting for us. You can find out how to get involved over at northnote.com
Sending the biggest of hugs to all of our wonderful couples from 2015 and to the amazing suppliers we got to hang with this year... it's been a blast. Happy Holidays!
Lee, Dawn, Rufus, Ramona & Stephen x
A fleeting visit to Copenhagen + Malmö, Sweden... via the Öresund Bridge. Images = Fujifilm x100s.
Charlie and Yarlini... Maui, Hawaii. Where do we begin?
We hiked through a bamboo forest, sailed a private yacht, walked on a black sand beach and ended the week with the most relaxed, intimate wedding I've ever witnessed. It was an absolute dream to shoot and edit this film... but not because of the location – Charlie and Yarlini gave us TOTAL control... "no agenda, shoot whatever you like, get to know us... but most of all, just hang out and have fun"... this is exactly what we're about. The wedding film industry seems to be saturated with shoots relying on drones, glidecams and more... once the initial "wow, that was a cool shot" has passed, what's left? Weddings are about people... let's never forget that.
Awesome to hang out with Craig Williams on this trip – absolutely adore this guy! You can see his amazing set of images here.
Charlie and Yarlini, I hope this takes you right back to that week in Hawaii x