Izabela Pioro Photography with Imagine films at this Sunday’s Wedding Show

The Thunder Bay Wedding Show is on this Sunday at The DaVinci and Alan and I will be there. We’ll be featuring Imagine films awesome wedding cinematography and letting everyone know that we’re working together to provide a fully comprehensive service with creative still images AND contemporary film coverage of the wedding day.

We’ll also be promoting “The Perfect Groom’s Gift”… an addition to my Boudoir experience that’s proving to be REALLY popular!
Stop by the booth if you’re in the area as we’d love to meet and chat with you whether you’re looking for wedding photography, cinematography, Boudoir or engagement portraits, Trash the Dress or all of the above!
See you there!

Thunder Bay Weddings – Tammy & Joe Trash the Dress

When Tammy asked us for something different in a wedding shoot she wasn’t kidding. Usually, brides chose to shoot their TTD session after the wedding. Tammy wanted to do it before the wedding….with a bit of a twist. She wanted to shoot a Shotgun wedding. Of course we were up to the challenge! Shot at her father’s shop; complete with the shotgun and the getaway car. Proud Dad almost stole the show with his convincing role. I loved the line “…if I would have shot him when I wanted to I’d be a free man by now”. Classic.

I went for the dark, horror story colour for the shoot; something usually not suited for a wedding. But for the theme, I think it worked.

Tammy and Joe – Trash the Dress from Alan Auld | Imagine Films on Vimeo.

Trash the Dress with Imagine films

Alan and I love working together, not only on weddings but engagement shoots as well as Trash the Dress shoots like this one from last fall. Tammy & Joe wanted something a little different..to trash the dress BEFORE the wedding and use the images for their surprise wedding invitations. Tammy’s dad was a hoot and completely took on his role with great enthusiasm. Despite the rain and last minute change of venue the finished images and film worked out better than anyone anticipated!

Tammy and Joe – Trash the Dress from Imagine Films on Vimeo.

Thunder Bay Weddings – Wedding Wishes Show 2010

It was a pleasure meeting everyone who stopped by our booth today at the Wedding Wishes and Formal Affair at the Valhalla today. I’m sure it was overwhelming taking it all in. Have a look at the weddings we were happy to be a part of in 2010. Izabela and look forward to hearing from you to answer any questions you may have.


Thunder Bay Weddings – Eric + Lauren

I knew it was going to be a fun day when I showed up to shoot the preps at the Country Club. Eric was in his work boots and joked about wearing them for the ceremony. There were lots of laughs during the day and into the evening, including the best man’s heart felt speech which turned out to be lyrics to a Rhianna song!
Lauren had a permanent smile on her face throughout the day. They both were fun to work with on that incredibly hot August day.

If you have a fast connection and a newer computer, click on the HD, and the four arrows to maximize the screen to watch it in High Definition.

Eric + Lauren – Under my Umbrella, Ella, Ella from Alan Auld | Imagine Photo Cinema

Thunder Bay Weddings – Eric and Carliegh

A wedding that started with a Hawaiian themed rehearsal was only fitting to the tropical summer we’ve experienced this year.

Their wedding fell on the same weekend as the Bluesfest which Imagine Films also covered (yes, busy day!!). Eric had mentioned to me that they were invited to Patrick Sharp’s Stanley Cup party. Sadly, it was on the same day. I caught up with Patrick as he left the Bluesfest where he offered a quick message to Eric.

Normally, when filming I try not to get the subjects to look at the camera. If they do, I move on to something else. But with Eric and his Dad Mike I noticed a simliarity in the two and had to include their winks and gestures in the film.

The church adverstised air conditioning, but it was all heat at the altar! The reception was held at a local golf course and what better way to relax after the ceremony than to hit a few balls at the range. Carleigh is the golfer, although Eric tried heavily to show his skill.

Eric and Carleigh from Alan Auld | Imagine Photo Cinema

Imagine films add 3D magic!

Alan and I have been covering weddings together these days. I photograph and he films. The equipment looks similar but the results are quite different. He captures just the right moments and incorporates them into a beautiful highlights “reel” of the event. Have a look at the latest video of Tara and Mark’s wedding last month. Just click on the video below and look out for the 3D images which add a little magic to already great shots!

Thunder Bay Weddings – Sheri + Chris

March 20, 2011 – It is with great sadness, shock and disbelief that we mourn the sudden and tragic passing of Chris Jean. We had the pleasure of being a part of Sheri and Chris’s wedding in October of 2009.

At the present time I can’t decide whether to keep their wedding film on the blog or have it removed. For some, the images may be comforting while for others too hurtful while trying to get through this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sheri, Owen and the rest of the Jean family.

Alan & Izabela

Sheri + Chris from Alan Auld | Imagine Photo Cinema