I was asked to shoot the wedding of dear friends of mine. Alex went to high school with my sister, and was class president in his senior year. A couple years ago, I happened to snap a very quick candid portrait of the two lovebirds in passing at the Apple Blossom Parade in Sebastopol. They ended up loving the picture, and had me shoot their engagement photos. That went so well, that they asked me to shoot their wedding. They didn't even have a date set yet, but I committed to them, because our relationship was basically the ideal photographer/client relationship. Everything happened so naturally and relaxed. Their engagement photos are still some of my favorite ever, and it all happened casually over a bottle of wine. Alex is a wine maker, so he knows what's good to drink!
Fast forward until a few months before their wedding, and they changed gears on me. I had originally agreed to be their wedding photographer, but now they wanted me to shoot their wedding video. They also told me that they would likely not be able to afford to fly my second shooter down to Mexico, so they were asking me if I would be able to shoot it by myself. I reluctantly agreed, but I'm glad I did, because this short wedding film came out as one of the best videos I've ever produced, period. And the fact that I didn't everything with my own two hands, makes it feel so much better, and I'm pretty proud with what I came up with.
It's eleven minutes, but it will probably make you shed a tear!