Friday, 11 January 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding...

So, taking photos and video at any wedding is tough and usually a lot of pressure.  It's a huge day, in fact maybe THE biggest day of two peoples lives.  The other thing is, that it is a long and really intense day (or sometimes days!), especially for us.

When you are actually IN a wedding or even just invited, it's pretty much impossible!  It's for this reason that we don't shoot weddings for family, because we would simply miss the day.  But, when I knew my friends Keith and Laura were not going to have a wedding film, I couldn't let that happen.  So despite being best man, and Maria being a guest.... we somehow did it.  Maria was a star, capturing most of the day, and I did what I could without completely forgetting my duties.

Keith and Laura have been together 13 years and have a little boy, Blake who is just 5 weeks younger than Jackson.  They are the best, most loyal friends anyone could ever wish to have, and we are so lucky to have them in our lives.  I can't even begin to thank them for all the support they give us, but hopefully this film will go a little way towards it.

Keith and I grew up playing sports together, there are 5 of us boys who played football, and cricket  together all the time from the age of about 8.... so we are basically family.  When I left on my musical touring travels around the US for 4 years, I never thought I would be involved much in their lives anymore, let alone be involved in their weddings.  It was a total honor and I hope I did as good a job, as Keith did for me on our wedding day.

Now, I must admit it was pretty weird editing myself, but thankfully there was plenty of dancing and semi-nudity to take the edge off.  I don't know why we always end up wasted and with out tops off, but we sure have a lot of fun :)

So... here is is:  My best friend's wedding.



Nick x

3 comments:

  1. Best dance floor montage ever? I think so...

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  2. How lovely to have such a great friend! I'm always hoping one of my friends will have a dream wedding like that...though I doubt I could make a wedding video or anything.

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