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.