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Tracy & Mike

The best investment we made in our wedding was hiring the Brightside Films team to capture our day. Easy to work with, great communicators, fantastic videos!! I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much Brightside Team! You’ve outdone yourselves!

During Planning:

 

My entire experience working with Laura was seamless, easy, and worry-free from the planning stages, all the way to post-wedding production and delivery. Laura brings forth a personal touch that can’t be replicated by other cinematography companies. Even though she and her team had a lot of wedding projects to juggle, they made us feel like we were important and well taken care of, the whole way through. My phone calls and emails were answered immediately and clearly, which eliminated all worries about their reliability for the wedding day.

Getting Ready:

 

The Brightside team was assigned to two locations for the morning of the wedding – half the team for my side and half the team for Mike’s. They showed up on time and prepared. They were pleasant to everyone in my party and didn’t get in anyone’s way while we were getting ready. They also worked really well with the photography team, which was extremely important to me! I’ve heard of some weddings where videographers and photographers have clashed, which creates tension and limits the capabilities of both vendors.

The Venue:

 

I am a total DIY bride! My husband and I spent months crafting invitations, favours, place cards, photobooth backdrop, the cake stand and other various décor items to really bring together our rustic charm theme. We also got married in a greenhouse so there were so many details to pick up on. After watching the video, Brightside really highlighted all of those details to integrate our wedding theme into the final videos. A job exceptionally done!

The Final Videos:

 

It’s been over a year since our wedding and I still watch my wedding videos! I got a highlight and a full feature, which were both well worth the wait and the investment. I can’t count the number of compliments we got on our video and the music that was integrated. The Brightside editing and production team really put a lot of thought and effort into their finished products and they will not settle for anything until you are more than 100% satisfied. I liked the way they chose appropriate songs but also gave us the option to integrate our own choices into the videos. The videos are all colour edited so they’re clear, shot smoothly (no jerky cuts), and a consistent quality all the way through.

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Marissa & Jared

They completely blended in to the wedding and managed to capture beautiful moments that I didn't even realize were being filmed.

It was such a pleasure having Laura and the Brightside Team capture our wedding. Throughout the entire planning process Laura was very professional and prompt in responding to emails. She talked me through the various video options and was very understanding in regards to budget and prioritizing certain things over others. I did not feel at all as if she was up-selling me, but worked hard to provide the best value for my budget. The film crew was amazing as well. They completely blended in to the wedding and managed to capture beautiful moments that I didn’t even realize were being filmed. Throughout the post-production process Laura was in-touch and worked closely with me on music selection, which was something I had mentioned I wanted to have a lot of input on. All in all, it was a great experience working with Laura and her team and I would 100% recommend them to anyone in search of a great videographer.

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Stefanie & Rob

We had some of our friends and family comment that it was the best wedding video they'd ever seen (we think so too!).

I absolutely loved my wedding video! They were beautifully edited and we were so happy with how professional the finished product was. It is such an amazing recap of the day and we continue to watch it as it brings back such great memories. We had some of our friends and family comment that it was the best wedding video they’d ever seen (we think so too!). Laura and her team were fantastic to work with – I would definitely work with her again! Totally recommend!

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Maryann & Rob

If an incredible video is not enough, well then check the boxes for a great team of videographers, which anyone will tell you is key given they are with you all day and night. They were fun, professional and knew when to be out of the way, but still managed to get perfect shots.

If a picture can speak a 1000 words, then I’m sure our wedding video will say that much more. I don’t think I could put into words what an amazing job the team at Brightside did for our wedding, so luckily anyone can just watch the video and see for themselves (feel free to check it out on their site, “Maryann + Rob”). We may be biased, but the fact is Laura and the team captured perfectly each of our favorite moments of the day and somehow without us providing direction (although she is very open to that) layered in the various family dynamics and personalities of the people there. Everyone we have shown our video is blown away by how well it portrayed the people involved and the day! If an incredible video is not enough, well then check the boxes for a great team of videographers, which anyone will tell you is key given they are with you all day and night. They were fun, professional and knew when to be out of the way, but still managed to get perfect shots. This on top of the fact that they had to drive 3 hours to our venue and even stayed late because they saw an opportunity to capture some great additional footage. Then there is Laura, she is always very responsive, friendly and willing to work with your needs. She even helped us think through some items that we had overlooked when planning other aspects of our wedding. Finally the price….by far the most competitive price we were given compared to 10 others we spoke with. I don’t write many reviews, but the team at Brightside deserves a lot of credit and hopefully if your reading this you’ll hire them and we can consider this a pay it forward present from me to you on our big day 🙂

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Amanda & Dan

The finished product is stunning. Brightside films has done an amazing job with thir editing. Laura stayed in constant contact the whole process to discuss details, music, etc. It made us feel great knowing how hard they work, and how much personalization they puts into each of their edits.

We hired Brightside films to capture our wedding. We purchased the 8 hour package which included two videographers on site for 8 hours, a 3 minute pre-wedding edit, an 8 minute (or so) highlight edit, and a full feature.

The two videographers that worked the wedding day were incredibly kind, gentle, not at all obtrusive, and made us actually feel quite comfortable. They blended right in, and managed to capture everything. Our wedding had a ton of live music, and they were able to capture the audio and edit it in perfectly.

The finished product is stunning. Brightside films has done an amazing job with thir editing. Laura stayed in constant contact the whole process to discuss details, music, etc. It made us feel great knowing how hard they work, and how much personalization they puts into each of their edits.

We just got our final full feature a few weeks ago and have already watched it about a million and a half times. We’re so glad we chose to get a videographer, and that the company we chose was Brightside.

Laura and Brightside Films has and will continue to be recommended to everyone I know looking for a videographer.

Thanks Laura + Brightside 🙂

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Chris Ruffell

Laura Weinstein is a professional editor with her finger on the pulse of modern styles balanced with classic techniques.

Laura’s quest to materialize the vision and eagerness to perfect were the ideal combination. We had the unique situation of hiring and working with Laura entirely remotely, successfully communicating through e-mail and telephone. Our experience with Laura was both predictable and exciting as she kept us on our toes as she took initative to thoroughly communicate to keep everything on time and budget. I highly recommend contacting Laura for your project.

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Jill Priest

Laura and her entire team are AMAZING. Professional, creative, helpful -- in doing videos for my business they listened to all my suggestions

Laura and her entire team are AMAZING. Professional, creative, helpful — in doing videos for my business they listened to all my suggestions, even when I was wrong, and helped to shape and create some fabulous finished promotional videos. I’m very, very happy with Brightside Films. I will definitely use Laura again when I make some training videos in the near future, and I’ve already recommended her to several of my colleagues.

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Ellen & Matt

We can’t thank you enough for all the hard work and effort your team put in. Thank you!

Brightside Films provided exceptional videography services. From our initial meeting, to the subsequent conversations, e-mails and the actual wedding days, Laura displayed remarkable professionalism, dedication and patience. She is responsive, which, during a stressful time, is very much appreciated, and accommodating, taking into account all our suggestions and editing, to ensure we were completely satisfied. They worked long and hard hours, and left the party way after they were supposed to, to ensure they did not miss any special moments, and we now have a video which perfectly depicts one of the most memorable days of our lives which we will certainly watch again and again, for years to come.

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Nataly & Freddy

Thank you Laura for the amazing opportunity to have you and your crew videotape our wedding.

Brightside filmed my winter wedding in Toronto. Not only were they AMAZING at what they did, but they were so friendly that our family, friends, bridal party, and ourselves felt extremely comfortable with them. Laura delivered everything she promised and beyond. If you want to get blown away with memories, then Brightside Films is the way to go! My husband volunteers with videotaping at our church, and he himself commented on how talented Brightside Films is! Laura–a BIG thank you for your overtop job well done! My husband and I really loved you and crew!!! Thank you for making our day even more special with the wonderful memories that you captured! We enjoyed every second of it, and the final results were beyond our expectations!

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Azma & Sanjay

I could not have picked anyone better! Brightside Films was so easy to work with and their creativity is amazing!

I gave them very little instructions on what to film but they captured everything and more than what I would’ve thought of!! The video brought my family and friends to tears! I gave them no instructions or guidelines on the video either and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! What Brightside Films delivered and created was beyond what I could of have asked for! I would book them or recommend them in a heartbeat!

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Shermanda & Chris

We have no hesitation in recommending Brightside Films top notch service, in fact we have already referred our neighbour to them.

Laura and her team truly delivered. My now husband and I wanted to ensure everything was perfect. The lighting was a major factor both indoor and outdoor, and from the beginning we were assured it will be under control and so it was. Their efficiency and professionalism was truly exceptional throughout the entire the process – from beginning to end. Thanks so much Laura – you and your team are AWESOME!

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Lisa & Shawn

We were very impressed that Laura was able to accommodate our last minute videography request. We couldn't be more pleased with the final product.

Laura and the Brightside Films team did a fabulous job capturing our wedding day. We were very impressed that Laura was able to accommodate our last minute videography request. We couldn’t be more pleased with the final product. We chose the “short film” option we gave us a beautiful summary of our day. It has been wonderful to share this creation with our friends and family. Even watching it several times still brings tears to our eyes! Laura met absolutely every request we made of her and the team. We would highly recommend Brightside Films!

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Mel & Matt

I was hesitant about whether or not to have a videographer at all and it is my favourite keepsake form the day and would recommend them to anyone!

Laura and her team were amazing throughout the entire process. From planning the day to receiving our amazing videos. I can be very camera shy and I barely noticed the 2 videographers were there. Half of my wedding party did not even realize we had a videographers. The short and long videos are amazing – everything we wanted. The song selections and moments they captured were perfect. I was hesitant about whether or not to have a videographer at all and it is my favourite keepsake form the day and would recommend them to anyone!

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Stefanie & Rob

We had some of our friends and family comment that it was the best wedding video they'd ever seen (we think so too!).

I absolutely loved my wedding video! They were beautifully edited and we were so happy with how professional the finished product was. It is such an amazing recap of the day and we continue to watch it as it brings back such great memories. We had some of our friends and family comment that it was the best wedding video they’d ever seen (we think so too!). Laura and her team were fantastic to work with – I would definitely work with her again! Totally recommend!

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Val + Jasen

We were on the fence about getting videography for the big day, and thankfully we decided to book Brightside Films

Laura and her team are absolutely amazing! Kevin and Vi were so easy to work with on our March 8th wedding, and were both professional and personable on our special day. We were on the fence about getting videography for the big day, and thankfully we decided to book Brightside Films. We’ve been given the chance to see a preview of our video, and the short six minute clip has already surpassed our expectations! Can’t wait to see more – Brightside Films comes with our highest recommendations!

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Natasha & Dil

Working with Brightside Films was one of the best experiences I had when planning my wedding. It was so easy talking to Laura about what I wanted and she was very patient and helpful and answered all of my questions.

Working with Brightside Films was one of the best experiences I had when planning my wedding. It was so easy talking to Laura about what I wanted and she was very patient and helpful and answered all of my questions. I never felt pressured at any point when deciding what services I wanted to use for my wedding. She was flexible and made recommendations based on my needs.

Her videographers were very professional and captured every special moment. While waiting for the final product she sent us highlights and previews and also gave us the opportunity to provide feedback. Her response time was excellent.

We cannot stop watching our video!!! And my husband, who is not really into photos or videos cannot stop watching. He always wants to watch and we are so pleased with the quality and content. My only regret was not having Brightside attend my wedding day longer. It was the one investment that was worth the money and I wish I had this team with me from beginning to end. My advice to all is to capture your day on video. We cry every time we watch our video!

Laura and her team will work very hard to make your wedding day special and capture all the moments you are too busy to notice on your special day. I cannot recommend Brightside Films enough. Thank you Laura and to the Brightside team.

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Kristin & Peter

These guys are a combination of youth, energy, artistry & talent at its best

I can’t gush enough about Laura and the Brightside Films crew! I can’t believe we didn’t originally plan on having videography. Laura was prompt in returning all my emails & answering every question. She liaised with my vendors to ensure all our bases were covered on the tech end. And she was in contact with my planner throughout my wedding.

We have yet to see the feature video, but we also requested a Same Day Edit. The shooters were so easy to be around and captured some great moments. My wish was to include footage up until the cake cutting, and Editor Zim made that possible with his speedy editing! My guests’ reactions as we all watched the video was priceless. Most video services cost you a fortune and the end result is…old-fashioned or cheesy. But these guys are a combination of youth, energy, artistry & talent at its best. When researching for my wedding, I was a skeptic — wary of being treated poorly & anxious about making the wrong call with a vendor. But Brightside Films had very competitive pricing and was worthy of my trust when capturing a night I can’t do over. So excited to see the rest!

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Megan + Mark

The crew was awesome, and we barely knew we had cameras on us all day

Laura’s quest to materialize the vision and eagerness to perfect were the ideal combination. We had the unique situation of hiring and working with Laura entirely remotely, successfully communicating through e-mail and telephone. Our experience with Laura was both predictable and exciting as she kept us on our toes as she took initative to thoroughly communicate to keep everything on time and budget. I highly recommend contacting Laura for your project.

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Sam & Jeff

Laura's packages were very competitive and I loved the sample videos she shared with me.

Brightside Films documented our wedding back in May 2013. Laura was very helpful leading up to the wedding and very flexible to work around our plans and scheduling for the day. Her entire team was super friendly and worked well with my photographer. Are highlight reel and full-length edit are wonderful!

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Cristina & Joe

The quality & professionalism provided was beyond my expectation & I would hire Brightside Films over & over again.

I am blessed to have had Brightside Films as my wedding video vendor. Prior to the wedding she was easy to contact, friendly, great price & when viewing her work I felt comfortable. I had sent all my vendors a copy of the wedding day schedule and although it might not be a big deal to anyone else Laura was the only one that remembered what was on my schedule off the top of her head. Laura and her crew were friendly and acted professionally all day. All of our wedding party had nothing but good things to say about them. The day and night was perfect in our eyes. From how we had reminisced & our family/friends reviews our wedding was a hit! The video is absolutely perfect! They captured all the moments we wanted & more! The fact that they were able to capture so much that we didn’t even know is amazing! The candid moments were the best! Thanks for everything guys!

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Sultana & Ziyad

Professional, friendly, and accommodating, they helped us bring our vision to life with an unforgettably cute slow motion booth.

Laura and her team did an absolutely amazing job with our wedding reception. Professional, friendly, and accommodating, they helped us bring our vision to life with an unforgettably cute slow motion booth. They brought a fantastic energy to our special night, working with our most shy guests, helping us to create memories to last a lifetime. With high quality production and a quick turn around as promised, they were a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. We highly recommend Brightside Films!