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February 14, 2013

The wedding took place in Genoa Bay, BC, at Bird’s Eye Cove Farm.  This was a new location for me, but when I visited in March, I was astounded!  They feature an traditional hand cut timber frame facility, known as ‘The Barn’, which is set on a large farm overlooking a harbour!

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Out of all of the couples I have ever worked with, this one is at or near the top of the pile in terms of how long we have known each other! The groom, Joel, and I grew up together on beautiful Vancouver Island, in Duncan.  We grew up camping at Rathtrevor Park and getting into trouble (stargazing on the beach is fun, but it is wise to tell your parents where you are going hehe), hiking (the Nootka trail was my favourite trail by far), and drinking beer and chatting in the hot tub.  Joel even helped me out with some college homework when I thought I would like to be a computer science major!  (that didn’t last long for me, but have a look at Joel’s website (http://www.zineer.com) for converting photos/videos to digital, as well as websites and more!

Joel and Danielle are both creative, so I knew their wedding would include a lot of creative components.  Joel LOVES orange, so you may notice a touch of orange or two in this video:)

The wedding took place in Genoa Bay, BC, at Bird’s Eye Cove Farm.  This was a new location for me, but when I visited in March, I was astounded!  They feature a traditional hand cut timber frame facility, known as ‘The Barn’, which is set on a large farm overlooking a harbour! Gorgeous!

I hope you enjoy this video, as I really enjoyed creating it, and I think it turned out really well!  I look forward to going home to the island every time, and I look forward to spending more time with Joel & Danielle!

If you are so inclined, you can also view their engagement short film here.

Be blessed,

Mark

Joel & Danielle Creative Short Film from Mark Wikkerink Cinema | Stills on Vimeo.

A short film, shot, produced, and imagined by Mark Wikkerink of Mark Wikkerink Cinema | Stills (http://www.markwikkerink.com).

Wedding ceremony and reception to place at Bird’s Eye Cove Farm (http://www.birdseyecovefarm.com) in Genoa Bay, British Columbia.

Music graciously provided by SongFreedom – THE BEST music licensing service out there! (http://www.songfreedom.com)

Copyright 2012 Mark Wikkerink Cinema | Stills

September 17, 2012

Nicole and Brad first contacted me in June of 2011, and when we meet at the showroom for a consultation, I knew the wedding was going to be great! Nicole was very friendly and outgoing, and as she was telling me her plans for the big day her smile was gleaming!

filed under: Cinema, Destination, Wedding

Nicole and Brad first contacted me in June of 2011, and when we meet at the showroom for a consultation, I knew the wedding was going to be great!  Nicole was very friendly and outgoing, and as she was telling me her plans for the big day her smile was gleaming!

The wedding took place in June of this year, at the beautiful St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino in Cranbrook, BC.  I had never been to Cranbrook before, but I was seriously impressed with the venue they had chosen!  The staff were always friendly and helpful, the food was amazing, and the new pavilion  was sensational!  It is newly built specifically for hosting weddings, and has gorgeous lighting, great seating, and is simply a great place to have a party!

Below is the video we created for Brad & Nicole as we spent the day shooting with them.  It was a very fun weekend (we arrived on Friday night and stayed until Sunday morning), and we hope to be able to go back again someday!

Be Blessed,

Mark

Brad & Nicole Wedding Creative from Mark Wikkerink Cinema | Stills on Vimeo.

August 28, 2012

The best part for me was when it came time to present the same day edit.  I usually don’t get nervous at weddings, but this time I definitely was sweating a little bit, as I had never shown my work to clients so quickly!  But the lights dimmed, and as the video played, I could tell that they loved it!

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This past weekend I was blessed to be able to take part in the wedding celebration of Simon & Kerri.  The ceremony took place in the Botanical Garden’s in Devon, Alberta, and the reception was held at the Santa Maria Goretti Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Both sites turned out to be fantastic, and the wedding was beautiful!

When I first met with Kerri, she really REALLY wanted to have a same day edit shown for all of the guests at the reception.  I was a little bit hesitant, as I had never created one of these before, and I knew that it would be a lot of work in a very short amount of time!

However, the day finally arrived, and I headed up to Edmonton for the wedding.  And the day turned out to be perfect!  Everything went smoothly, and the entire wedding party was great!  Overall it was an amazing day!

The best part for me was when it came time to present the same day edit.  I usually don’t get nervous at weddings, but this time I definitely was sweating a little bit, as I had never shown my work to clients so quickly!  But the lights dimmed, and as the video played, I could tell that they loved it!

Wedding photography was done by Lauren Hannah Photography, who did a fantastic job!

I hope that you enjoy this video!

Be blessed,

Mark

 

 

April 17, 2012

Below are the results of that day, and the first steps in what I think are the right direction.

Remember this post, entitled “Today”?

That post wasn’t just about me and my feelings, it was about starting a new way of shooting and the next step towards my goal in both business and personal life.

That day was Isaiah & Meaghan’s wedding day, and I wrote it a few hours before the day started.  It was an amazing day with a truly amazing couple.  There really is no other words that I can use to describe them, as I can’t really put into words how I feel about these two.  Sometimes less is more I guess.

Below are the results of that day, and the first steps in what I think are the right direction.

I hope you enjoy, and I look forward to seeing what the next steps are!

Be blessed,

Mark

Isaiah & Meaghan – Cinema | Stills from Mark Wikkerink Cinema | Stills on Vimeo.

April 6, 2012

We shot this engagement video in Bright Angel Park in Duncan, BC, on a random Monday in March when I was visiting with my family. We had a great time, and at the end I got to spend a few hours with Joel and Danielle creating this!

(Open post to view the video)

filed under: Cinema, Engagement

I guess I have to let the cat out of the bag now, to spill the beans, to share my secret!  We are going to be shooting a wedding on Vancouver Island (where I grew up!) and it is going to be amazing!  Joel and Danielle will be getting married on a small farm in Genoa Bay called Birds Eye Cove Farm (feel feee to give them some love on Facebook!) and it is going to be awesome!  They have recently built a brand new ceremony building, and the farm has awesome views of the ocean, the mountains, and many other great locations!

We shot this engagement video in Bright Angel Park in Duncan, BC, on a random Monday in March when I was visiting with my family.  We had a great time, and at the end I got to spend a few hours with Joel and Danielle creating this!

To view the video in the quality it is meant to be seen at (HD), please click the small cog-like icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video and select either 720P or 1080P.

I hope you enjoy it – if you have a few seconds please take a minute to let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

Be blessed,

Mark