Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tai Photo Shoot

My superstar photographer, Maylynn and I were out last night on a photoshoot. You can hardly call it work; we had such a blast. Here is just a sneak peek (we shot three outfits).

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


There have been a couple of recent changes at Night Day Weddings :

1) I have a new web site layout with more tips, video clips, and a monthly contest giveaway
2) I now have this blog so vendors, clients and prospects can see what's new

All feedback is welcome!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bride Prep Video

Most of my wedding DVDs start with a scene of the bride getting ready for the most important day of her life. I love watching the transformation.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Surprise Shower

Editor's Note: I love it when the client has a sense of humour!

We had the extra challenge of having to surprise our own client at her bridal shower for this clip, but her friends and family were more than helpful. The party had a "California twist," hence the 90210 theme. Shown at the reception a few weeks later, we wanted this piece to reflect our clients' sense of fun.

Photo Shoot & Church Ceremony

Editor's note: In this clip, I go from montage to documentary style and back.

Taping the photo shoot is a great opportunity to catch the excitement that is in the air the day of the wedding.

For the ceremony portion of this clip, we concealed a wireless microphone on the groom so that we could properly record the vows (vows should be loud and clear!). This wedding was shot with only one camera, but through the magic of editing and clever camerawork, we were able to create something that can pass as a two camera set-up.

Saturday, May 5, 2007


It's nice to have a segment like this in your wedding video just to have a memento of who attended your big day and all the details that you (and your planner) put so much thought and care into: the ice sculptures, the chocolate fountain, the flowers, etc. These are often moments that the bride and groom are too busy to be around for, so the video helps them see what they missed.

Friday, May 4, 2007

First Dance Videos!

We love first dances. For the shoot, my steadicam-certified DOP, Kwoi goes in handheld and moves along with the action, capturing the intimacy and the spirit of the action in a single, fluid shot. It's like he is dancing along with the couple so you really feel the grace and movement of the dance. Most importantly, he gets the facial expressions and smiles of the couple in close-up, something a standard tripod shot just isn't going to get in this situation.

For the edit, I mix in the live natural sound (so you can hear the crowd going "woooh!" and "aahh!"), to preserve the excitement and the joy of the moment, with the soundtrack music from CD for that extra bit of "oompf."

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Documentary Trailer

Here is a trailer I just finished cutting for an upcoming documentary called "The Last Falsetto." I also designed the website that goes along with it:


Tea Ceremony Videos!

I finally managed to upload these tea ceremony videos. I love tea ceremonies; they are such a wonderful wedding tradition with lots of special, intimate moments between close family and friends.