The First Look

One of the most special moments on a wedding day is when the groom and bride first see each other (traditionally as the bride walks down the aisle).

When we always shoot we try our best to capture the emotion and energy in 'the first look'.

The origins of it being bad luck for a groom to see his bride in her dress before the wedding ceremony (according to a quick web search) have more to do with the change of heart a groom may have had if meeting his bride for the first time at their actual wedding!

As traditions change and superstitions fade, we've found there are more couples who choose to take 'the first look' well before the ceremony even starts. Whether it's a practical choice (e.g. so they can take photos/video) or emotional there's still something special about that moment.

Do you believe in love at first sight?



Once upon a time

A fairytale often starts in obscurity or by chance, not unlike how Firetale Weddings came about.

A few years ago my cousin asked me to film his 'registry-office wedding' so it could be shared online with family overseas. Armed with enthusiasm and a modest "camcorder" I captured and created my first 'wedding love story'.

Positive reviews of that first film from the harshest critics (my family) encouraged me to embark on a journey into wedding videography.

Now, I still have the same enthusiasm but with much better technical equipment.  And in some ways I still carry that same expectancy when I meet a new couple that they have a story to share.

What's your favourite fairytale?