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Iceland Elopement - Eva + Kyle

Iceland is not a place I ever thought I would go. Childhood dreams don’t usually include this island in the far North - known mostly for its buried, rotten and fermented shark ‘delicacy’ (which p.s. I did not try...) But over the years (thank you Instagram), people have been discovering the absolute magic that is Iceland. With a landscape that changes almost as quickly as the weather, this land blew my mind every 5 minutes. After spending a very short time there, it became abundantly clear to us why Eva and Kyle chose this place for their elopement.

Eva and Kyle met on a beer-drinking league in university. (That's a thing?!? Awesome!) And after years of graduate school and jobs that kept them miles apart, they moved to Vancouver together. When we met them, it only took us a few short moments to realize these two are beyond awesome. (Oh - also I think it's important to note that Kyle is a meteorologist and Eva hates jam (What?! Who hates jam?!!)).

Getting to capture their elopement + spend the better part of a week with them while travelling around the insanity that is Iceland is something that will stay at the top of our ‘good times’ list for years to come. A truly unforgettable experience. And did we mention our great friends Shari + Mike were there too? Like I said, this trip was the best!

So please, find the biggest screen you can, turn out the lights, and enjoy this film. 
 

-Erin

Michelle + Michael || Home

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Sooooooooo.... you notice anything new around here...? We've got ourselves a shiny new blog! Nice eh? We dig it. For a while now we've been wanting to create something a little more stripped down. A more simple place where we feel comfortable to post both personal escapades along with our latest work. It took longer than it should have (switching platforms is tricky), but it's finally here and we are extremely happy.

With that out of the way, we wanted to share a new film with you!

This summer has been incredible so far and we still have a ways to go. But at the beginning of the season we had the great pleasure of flying out to Calgary to film Michelle + Michael's wedding. These two are awesome. Seriously. Michael is a professional Hockey player in the NHL (Arizona Coyotes) and Michelle does amazing work with the team’s charities. Also, Michelle is tall like Erin, so Erin liked her extra ;)

When we Skyped with them last year, we instantly noticed their laid back attitudes and kind personalities. We were also pretty impressed with how much traveling they do! They're constantly on the go from home in Arizona, travelling to see family, and often in a new city every couple of days during the NHL season. How?!?! Its so much time away from home! But these two make it work because their "Home" is not a house or a city, but really is whenever and wherever they are together : )

We knew that we wanted this to be part of the story for their film. Take a look!

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Haleigh + Jordan

Mac and I love Palm Springs. You may think you love Palm Springs, but Mac I REALLY looooooove Palm Springs. We go a little too often, but every time is the best time. Its so beautiful! The sharp brown mountains against the clear blue sky and palm trees silhouetted everywhere – its just gorgeous!So when we met with Haleigh and Jordan (who we already knew we loved – not just because Haleigh is Mac’s cousin, but because they are generally just awesome people) and they said they wanted to get married in Palm Springs we said “YES WE’RE AVAILABLE YAAAAAAY!!!!!”

We knew we would love this wedding from the start. Haleigh's vision for the day was "I just want it to feel like a Sunday brunch". This really influenced our approach to the day and in telling the story. We not only wanted to portrait the intimacy of the wedding, but we wanted that feeling to carry throughout the entire story.

So Palm Springs, Haleigh and Jordan, and brunch. Best. Ever. We hope you enjoy the film!   -Erin

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As always, if you have any questions or thoughts that you'd like to share, please leave us a comment :)

Priscilla + Michael

Thunder Bay Ontario definitely lived up to its name when we went there last month to film Priscilla and Mikes wedding. The day started out majorly stormy but luckily by the time they had their first look the rain let up and the sky looked amazing! (Always a sucker for interesting clouds!)Since Priscilla and Mike live in Winnipeg, we had only met them on Skype prior to the wedding day. We liked them a lot online and were excited to find that they were the exact same in person- a funny, light hearted and easy going couple who were so much fun to be around.

These two love food and friends. They proved this to us right away when they invited us to join them and their bridal party in a 6 or 7 course brunch in the middle of their wedding day! This made us like them EVEN more ;)

The day went from storm, to clear, back to storm, and finally to overcast for their beautiful outdoor Gammondale Farm wedding. Their ceremony was one of my favourites ever as their personalities came out so much in many different yet subtle ways. These two are the best! A perfect pair so in love and so happy in their life together. Watch their film! :)

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priscilla + michael || best it's gonna get from Hello Tomorrow on Vimeo.

iPhone 6 in Disneyland

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have been out for a few weeks now. Like many of you we were eagerly awaiting the announcement so we could upgrade to this shiny new toy. One thing I didn't expect to hear during the Apple keynote was this new slow-motion feature. I thought to myself... "hwhaaaa? 240fps in a iPhone? I'll believe it when I see it".A while ago Erin and I booked our annual fall trip to Disneyland to detox a bit after an amazing/super busy summer. In case you didn't know we're kind of crazy when it comes to Disneyland (yes we are those people). So after we received our new iPhones we thought "what better way to test out this thing than in Disneyland?". So away we went.

Now I could go through a bunch of specs and features about the phone/camera but I'd rather let the film do the talking. Yes it's only 720p and yes 240fps is a bad idea in low light, but it's a flipping phone! We were sincerely stunned at the results while shooting and editing this piece. One thing is for sure, this easily replaces any point and shoot video camera for us. Hands down. Take a look at the film below...

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Disneyland at 240fps || iPhone 6 from Hello Tomorrow on Vimeo.

It's pretty amazing that this iPhone, something that is with us wherever we go, allows us to be creative and produce something like this at anytime. To think that millions of people have a device in their pocket that can shoot this kind of footage is mind boggling. It's exciting to see what technology can do in the right hands and we are so curious and excited to see how this technology will improve in the future.

If you have any questions about how the film was put together, feel free to leave a comment below.

-Mac

Techy Stuff:Filmed entirely on the iPhone 6 (All handheld. No rigs/stabalizers)Edited in Premiere Pro CS6Graded with Film Convert

A huge thank you to Jonny Dylan Hughes for letting us use his incredible song "Dove" for this film. Check out his band camp here!

Robyn + Joe

I’ve been going to Canmore Alberta since I was a kid. My great grandparents immigrated to Canmore from Italy back in the 1920’s where they raised my Grandpa and his two brothers in this adorable pink and white house. Growing up I can recall being specifically TOLD (on numerous occasions) to ‘look at the mountains!’ on our drives out. I remember always being distinctly irritated at this command as I didn’t much care for scenery and would rather continue to hear about what shenanigans Harry and Ron were getting into back at Hogwarts. I would feign interest and yell out the occasional ‘wow’, ‘that's so amazing’, ‘cool’, simply to appease the parentals. The mountains were cool I guess, but they were just mountains. Whatever.I don’t know what happened to me. Maybe its because I’m older, maybe its because I’m slowly turning into my mom, or maybe its because I’m a cinematographer now who see’s everything in life in ‘shots’ but OH MY GOSH HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE MOUNTAINS?! Wow! They’re so amazing! They’re so cool! Canmore blew my socks off this time. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen and served as the perfect backdrop for Robyn and Joe's wedding.

Robyn and Joe are from Ontario. They love the outdoors, friends + family, cold beer, and having fun. Those 5 things combined EQUAL Canmore! So it's no surprise that they decided on that beautiful city for their wedding.

The first time we spoke with Robyn and Joe was on skype last year where we instantly realized that they were the most laid back people er-ver. They were clearly in love, clearly excited about getting married but mostly excited to spend the rest of their lives together :) They are 2 seriously wonderful people. The best kind of people. We were so excited to get to know them and be a part of their day. You need to see this.

-Erin

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robyn + joe || one hundred & two from Hello Tomorrow on Vimeo.

robyn + joe || one hundred & two from Hello Tomorrow on Vimeo.

This was our first wedding working with the amazingly amazing Jarusha Brown Photography. We had a blasty blast working with her and hope to do so a ton more!

It was also our first wedding working with the lovely Callandra of Post Card Weddings + Events and had the greatest time doing so. Thanks so much Callandra for throwing an incredible event!

Chelsea + Phillip

This post is a little late in coming, but it HAD to be as we loved this couple! Chelsea and Phillip are the raddest people. They have the same childlike interests (straight up toys. Awesome.) and live in their own little world – the two of them and their adorable puppy Sasha.Chelsea and Phillip live in Edmonton, and there are few things I love more than flying domestic – hanging at YVR, no hassle with gear, no passports and still being able to use my cellphone. Its practically stress free! So when Chelsea and Phillip had us out to film their day we were pumped!

We really love that city (…in the summer…) and upon hearing Chelsea and Phillips plans we knew we would love their wedding too. (Late night bubble tea? Done.) Also The Art Gallery of Alberta was probably the most unique venue we’ve ever shot in – and I mean unique in the coolest way possible. It truly was the perfect reflection of Chelsea and Phil. Check out the film below!- Erin

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chelsea + phillip || like christmas from Hello Tomorrow on Vimeo.

PS We also got to shoot with David Guenther which we were pretty excited about (this guy is goooood!) Thanks for being awesome David!!!