About a month ago, I got a call from wedding planner Paula Laskelle, who was planning a wedding for Wish Upon A Wedding OC-LA. WUAW is a non-profit charity foundation that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Paula asked me if I would be willing to interview a couple in their home, and follow along with them and their family on a photo shoot, to produce a love story for the foundation. I jumped. When I was in film school, my first emphasis was in journalism and documentary film, and the cause was such a great one, I knew I had to be a part of it.
When I got to the home, I met Kelly and Veronica, and their four kids. The story of their life, and Kelly’s illness, is a unique one. They were so grateful for everything that the foundation was doing for them, and the main reason was so their children would see them married in a real wedding, and have those memories to look back on.
Having been a wedding filmmaker for over fifteen years, I can say that this experience re-opened my eyes to the importance of documenting a wedding, and the family that goes with it.
Here is the Love Story film, which was shown last night at the Blissful Wishes Ball at Vibiana. It explains just why this foundation is so great!
Because there is so much work involved, and the deadlines are very tight, we were only asked to produce the Love Story. If you would like to see the wedding film that my buddy Steve Moses at Vantage Point did, click here.