New Site, New Blog, New film

Well we have a lot to announce today. First off since you're here... welcome to the new Hello Tomorrow Blog! A little cleaner and a little more interactive. Leave us some comments and let us know what you think! Another big announcement for today is we have a brand spankin' new website! It's been a few years since we've done a total refresh so we're really excited about it. It's also a little less cluttered, cleaner, and has a larger video player in the gallery! Check it out here and let us know what you think!And finally of course we have a brand new highlights film to show today. The incredible wedding of Kelly + Jeff that we filmed in Victoria BC. The day started off with Erin and I going on a very early and stunningly beautiful ferry ride over to the island. We were taken back by the amazing beauty of this province we're so blessed to live in. Kelly and Jeff felt the same way and really wanted to incorporate the scenery into their wedding. Their ceremony was held at the gorgeous Lillian Hoffer park, overlooking the harbour. It was so awesome to be surrounded by huge beautiful trees and feel the ocean breeze flowing through whilst Kelly and Jeff said their vows.

The Reception was held at the stunning Brentwood Bay Lodge on Vancouver Island. Kelly and Jeff's wedding basically took over the place and it was a blast! Enough with the chit chat... check out Kelly and Jeff's highlights film below and let us know what you think![vimeo 15168198 w=830 h=467]

Bonny Jo & Joshua Trailer | Dallas, TX

I met Joshua about a year and a half ago where we attended film school together in Vancouver. Halfway through the year I had the pleasure of spending time with his fiance Bonny-Jo when she came to visit. Joshua had mentioned that he was thinking about hiring me and flying me out to Dallas Texas to film their wedding. After working out the logistics he bought the tickets and it was booked! So fast forward 8 months and here we are. The wedding day finally came. I had never been to Dallas before so it was an awesome experience to see the city. I had such a fun time with this incredible couple. These two have an amazing story. They've known each other since they were in their young teenage years. Joshua had pursued Bonny for quite some time and once she fell for him they were inseparable.  Their unconditional love for each other is so apparent when you see them together and their wedding day truly reflected that. It was also one of THE funnest weddings I've been to. They really wanted their quests to have a fun time and they truly succeeded.
Dallas Texas is usually a warm and sunny place this time of year and up until a few days before the wedding that was the forecast. But on the wedding day the clouds threatened to change plans but Joshua and Bonny-Jo were determined and willed the rain away. The rain held off long enough for the photo shoot but once the ceremony started the rain had begun. At this point their was no turning back and to tell you the truth I'm glad it rained. To see this couple surrounded by their family and closest friends, declaring they're love for each other in the poring rain was just amazing.
I'd like to give a special thanks to Bonny-Jo and Joshua for flying me out to be apart of this amazing wedding and to meet their amazing friends and family.
Below is a short trailer of their wedding day.

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Jen Williams Teaser

This past weekend I had the pleasure of working with Jen Williams. We spent the day downtown filming for a promo video and it was an absolute blast! Jen Williams is a wedding and boudoir photographer out of Edmonton but soon her and her husband Chad are going to make the move to Vancouver! Check out her website here! Below are some screen-grabs from the shoot. I'll be posting the videos along with a full blog post in the weeks to come.

Wedding Season is almost here!

So first off... The Oscars were on last night. Did you watch it? It's a long running tradition for my family to get together and fill out our ballots of what films we think will win. Unfortunately I didn't get the most right but I did predict best picture and best director. If you haven't seen The Hurt Locker yet you should asap!

Secondly I've been going none stop lately! I've taken on a handful of off season none wedding related projects and I haven't had much time to rest. I think I'm juggling about 6 projects but I'm really enjoying all of them. The wedding season is fast approaching and I couldn't be more excited! Especially because I get to kick off the season with a wedding in Texas! So fun! Below is a quick iPhone snapshot of the camera's POV while shooting an interview for one of my projects.

PS... current jam I've been listening to... "New Theory" by Washed Out

We won! Brides Choice Awards 2010!

So yesterday I received some really exciting news that I couldn't wait to share with you all. I sent out a quick message on twitter but this post will clarify exactly what it meant.

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Hello Tomorrow Productions has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for videography!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Hello Tomorrow is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada.

We are so excited to have won this award. Thank you to everyone we've worked with, all of our couples and  vendors . We truly appreciate it.

Where have we been?

Over the part year I’ve been incredibly busy. After our last wedding of the 2008 season, I started my film production program at Vancouver Film School. It was a 12-month film program focusing on all aspects of filmmaking. It was a very intense workload and demanded a lot of my time but I was able to squeeze in a few jobs here and there which was awesome.
I was fortunate enough to have my script selected to be made and I was also chosen to direct my film. I had an amazing year and learned so much and made some life long friendships. I was so fortunate to meet so many people in the business. I graduated this past October and since then I’ve returned to full time wedding filmmaking.
So that brings me to now… we’re currently booking up the 2010 wedding season so if you have a wedding coming up, let us know!  We also have some exciting stuff coming up with some local vendors so be sure to check back to see it on the blog!
Check out the video of some past weddings.

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THE NEW BLOG!

So it's been a while since I've posted updates and that has a lot to do with this new blog. The good people over at Flosites helped me out with putting this blog together and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. The header at the top of the page is pretty awesome. You can click on the "View Featured" button and see the featured videos on our vimeo page which we will be updating often. You can also click on the vimeo button to subscribe to our vimeo account or Facebook and even our Twitter status is at the top of the page!
This is where I'll be posting everything that goes on with Hello Tomorrow. From wedding/event coverage to music/movies I'm digging and random escapades. Keep checking back because I'll be posting frequently. If you want to stay up to date with us via Twitter, follow us at twitter.com/hellotomorrowhd or join our Facebook page by clicking the link above. I'll be posting a blog soon about what I've been up to this last year so be on the look out for that. So please have a look around, leave some comments, send us an email and check out some videos!
currently grooving to: "Funny Little Frog" by Belle and Sebastian