Auckland Wedding Videographer – Matt + Aimee’s Okahu Wedding

Here’s the comment I got from Aimee after seeing the film for the first time:  “… you know, a weird thought popped into my head on watching it- that being, i love all your work, but what i love about this video is that it is so so different and unexpectedly so, compared to the others I have seen…!”

Matt + Aimee from Perspectives Photo + Cinema on Vimeo.

One thing we try our best to do is make each film unique to the couple who are getting married.  This starts with a meeting months before the wedding day getting to know who they are as a couple and what makes them tick.  It also takes active observation on the wedding day to pick up on things as the story evolves.  I thought I’d share some of the thinking that went in to making this edit come together and have the feel it does.

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Matt and Amiee share a number of things together.  They were born within 24 hours of each other and Matt celebrated his 30th birthday on their wedding day. Aimee a day later.  Hence Matt’s watch as his birthday present and the singing of “Happy Birthday” at the reception.

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They both love dogs, and they even featured in Matt and Aimee’s ceremony so it was important to include them in the edit too.  And even though Matt and Aimee were getting ready in different locations Harry, their Schnauzer provided the perfect segway to cut between the two.

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Matt goes for a run everyday.  “It’s what he does”.  So we felt it was important to capture this and include it in their edit.  I felt the music also ties into this.  It has a constant beat reflecting at the start and end of the song.  So I worked the edit to introduce Matt at the beginning of the film capturing his run and then Aimee at the end of the edit as she walked the gravel road with her dogs on the way to marring Matt.  Both filmed with the glidecam to give a sense of experiencing it with them.

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I picked up on this during the morning.  Matt and Aimee live in Birkenhead and overlook a green valley.  Aimee got ready there in the morning and you can regularly see Tui’s in the tree just past their verandah. Aimee commented on this and I knew their love for the outdoors so I made sure I filmed it.  Matt just happened to film the boys picking up the cake in the morning which had birds on it!  So that was cool to include too.

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