sarah + damien | extended short | melbourne

When Sarah (co-owner of styling juggernaut, The Style Co.) asked us to capture her and Dam’s wedding, we felt a twang of trepidation. There was self implied pressure for us to deliver the goods.

And not because of her job, but because Sarah + Dam are our friends – and like with all our couples, we wanted to do justice to their day, and their story.

They met 27 years ago in primary school, and were friends before they were lovers. The universe had different plans it seems, but when the time was right, a love blossomed. As Sarah say’s in her speech, its a love that takes her for who she is, and loves her into someone better.

Thematically, we played on the idea of the coloured smoke that was featured in their stationary and event decor, and wove this through their film, from the pre-wedding shoot, to our request for a smoke machine for the dance floor – it was about making everything work in concert.

We loved the nod to tradition, but with a sense of them doing it their own way. The first look juxtaposed with a church wedding, for example. Above all, it was super important to Sarah and Dam that everyone had a great time.

After all, life’s too short to have boring parties.

Lock it in. You are it!

Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Photography: Erin & Tara
Bridal Gown: One Day Bridal
Venue: Gather & Tailor
Invitations: Mickey Loves Jacqui

Music Licensing: Music Bed

adriana + dave | feature film | san francisco

We’re not sure if our couples realise, but they give us much more than we give them.

They let us into their lives, share their laughter, their love, their story. It’s an immense privilege for us to do what we do, to experience all that we do. To feel, all that we do.

Adriana + Dave are incredible people. So open and warm, so full of love and life.

When we met them, there was an immediate connection, a sense of ease.

Their love of life and each other was palpable and infectious, and it made hanging out with them even more memorable. We struggle to articulate it with words, but you could just feel it. The energy. It was electric. It was inspiring.

There were many highlights of course, Adriana + Dave’s incredible families, the amazing first look atop the Fairmont Hotel, the beautiful reception at Legion of Honour. The cherry on top for us though? Stopping for Ice Cream at Sweeney’s and snapping a selfie. Adri even sent us a print of the moment which now proudly hangs above our desks.

After sharing lunch with them one day, they showed us around their new apartment and we chatted to them about their story, about themselves, about each other. We chose to use this conversation as the foundation for their film.

From there, we told the story of them and their day, as we saw it. We hope you like it.

If you make it to 4:15, you’ll be rewarded with something pretty special ;)

‘There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.’ – William Butler Yeats

Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Photography: Samm Blake
Preparations and First Look: Fairmont San Francisco
Venue: Legion of Honor

Music Licensing: Music Bed

carolyn + craig | extended short | moama

The further we go on this journey, the more we realise there’s so much more to what we do than just capturing a wedding day – it’s about human connection.

It’s about looking beyond the superficial and delving deeper.

We got to spend an amazing few days with Carolyn and Craig on their property in Moama, and we immediately felt at home. Craig took us up in his plane (there’s a runway on the property!), Carolyn showed us the horses, and we shared meals in their kitchen.

It was incredible to connect on a deeper level and then capture their wedding day for them. It made it all the more rewarding for us. And hopefully for them too.

But this wasn’t just a normal wedding day, given their love of throwing parties, Carolyn and Craig decided it was a good excuse to also celebrate their 50th + 60th Birthdays!

Good food, good wine, good people. The way all parties should be!

Cinematography: Humdrum Films
Photography: Erin + Tara
Event Styling + Planning: The Style Co

Music Licensing: Music Bed