Back in November Kristen and Jeff invited me to their home in Los Gatos (in the San Francisco Bay area) to shoot their engagement photos. At the same time we shot video footage which would ultimately be shown during their reception. Well, I’m excited to finally release this video; Kristen and Jeff were married yesterday in a beautiful celebration back home in Canada (photos to come!). I love the banter between K+J, and many times found myself laughing out loud while editing this piece. Portrait Films offer a new way for me to tell stories, and to dig a little deeper to get those genuine interactions. Congratulations, K+J!
Kristen and Jeff moved from Ontario, Canada out to the Bay Area of California about two years ago. At first they only had each other and the insanely beautiful Cali weather to rely on but they’ve since built up a great new community of friends. Shooting their engagement photos (and an upcoming engagement video!) I was honoured to experience and document the new life they’ve built. Jeff’s a good friend of mine and training partner in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. When he asked me whether we should do the shoot in Cali or here in Southern Ontario, on one of their return visits, it’s not hard to guess what my suggestion was! There are few places I enjoy visiting as much as San Francisco (see this video), and was intrigued by the chance to use it as a shooting locale.
Just a little fun with a camera on a recent trip to San Francisco. It’s very quick and raw; everything was shot handheld with—mostly—one lens. Starring Angiecakes, with a street performance by Jordan Wilson.