Woodrow Maclean Carlson || Our Son

Woodrow Maclean Carlson was born November 5th and is perfect. It’s hard to believe the little boy we’ve been waiting for for so long is finally here. We were so excited for his arrival but we were quite thrown off when he came. We haven’t shared this but Erin’s delivery experience was traumatic and dangerous. She suffered massive hemorrhaging, emergency surgery and had to have a blood transfusion. It was one of the best moments of our lives followed by one of the worst. Thankfully because of prayers and the amazing care we had, Erin is ok. The recovery process will be long and difficult but Woodrow makes us forget all that. The first 10 days of his life have been incredible and we’re loving every second. We love you Woodrow. 

Brianna + Hussein || All the Feels

You ever meet someone and instantly you're like "Yes. Yes to them!"? That is how Mac and I felt about Brianna and Hussein. And the more we got to know these two the louder the 'Yes's' started being. 

They are two of the greats. So fun. So sweet. SO generous. You can't help but fall in love with them. And the way they love each other? Its impossible not to be over the moon happy for them. I found myself smiling into my monitor for most of the day when shooting (which Mac later informed me makes me look a little dorky... And also stopped me from being aware of my surroundings which is sometimes not the most helpful... whoops!) You can't help it!! They're TOO CUTE!

Side note - things kept... changing during the planning of their wedding (mostly thanks to construction timelines) and I've never seen a bride roll so well with the punches. You'd never know it as the day was completely stunning, but I just wanted to give even more credit to the quality of these two humans. 

When you watch them, they seriously don't see anything but each other which is the dream isn't it? And also adorable. And also the best. 

Congrats #HueBre. We are so so happy for you guys :)

Planner: Epic Events
Photographer: Shari + Mike
Event Design: Cahoots Creative
Decor: Bespoke Decor
Officiant: Michelle of Modern Celebrant
Florals: Celsia Floral
 

Brieanne + Jace || Counting Up

Anytime I think about attending a wedding without shooting it, at first I think "That would be so fun! Not sure what I'd do with myself, but how relaxing!" But then you shoot a wedding like Brianne and Jace's and you immediately change your mind and could never imaging simply attending. 

We had the honour of filming their intimate first look (which is already one of the huuuuge bonuses of shooting vs attending) but they also decided to read the personal vows they had written to each other at this time. This was one of those instances where while we were shooting we thought to ourselves "whoa... this is a moment". We were so blown away by how these two poured out their hearts to one another while they reflected over their entire relationship. It was so beautiful in fact that I was almost able to completely ignore the wasps that kept landing on my camera (...almost) 

These words were the perfect through line for their story. And because we got to film it, YOU get to experience it too (you're welcome). So grab some Kleenex and enjoy :)

We love working with incredible talent and this wedding was full of it. Check out the amazing team of vendors...

Wedding Planner: Created Lovely Events
Venue: Painted Rock Winery
Photographer: Heart and Sparrow
Florals: A New Leaf Floral Design
DJ: DJ Spinal Shift
Live Musician: Sally Wallick

Danielle + Paul || The Luckiest

Remember summer camp? Like when you were a kid? Wasn’t it the best!?! 
Staying in cabins, playing games, minimal supervision, (sneakily) staying up as late as you wanted, eating far too much candy and easily making lifelong friends. Remember how much fun it was?!?

That’s exactly what Danielle + Paul wanted for their wedding. 

They brought their friends and family from all over the world to Vancouver for a summer-camp-like weekend called “Camp Veggie Burger” (Danielle’s last name is Leaf and Paul’s is Burger. Get it?!)

And it was exACTLY like summer camp! 
Staying in cabins, playing games, minimal supervision, staying up as late as you wanted (without having to sneak), instead of eating far too much candy – substitute drinking, and easily making lifelong friends. So fun! 

Then to top it all off, on the last day, Danielle + Paul shared their vows in front of all their family in friends in the middle of the forest – and THEN had a haka! Have you ever seen a haka? Its powerful to watch. 

This wedding was the perfect combination of being relaxed while also being crazy fun. Danielle and Paul you nailed it. Watch the film to experience the fun and feel all the feels. 

Photographer: Shari + Mike
Venue: The Cheakamus Centre
Officiant: Jef Young
 

Kate + Sayed || Limitless

We get so lucky with our couples. Like so lucky. Like Kate and Sayed lucky.

We met these two on Skype initially (as they live in San Francisco). And while I usually find its not quite as easy to really connect with people over the internet, I remember when the call ended looking at Mac -we were both smiling so big and said ‘Oh my gosh I LOVE them!’ at the same time!

We loved their personalities (oh you’ll see in the film).
We loved that they wanted to get married in the mountains.
We loved that they wanted to do their first look on top of Mount Currie in a helicopter. (Mac especially loved it as he yelled ‘dibs’ first… Dang it Erin!)

But above all we loved their passion for life and each other. We hope you enjoy the film.

Christina + Eric || A Surprise Wedding

It usually takes what, a thousand years to plan a wedding? Something like that. Its hard to make decisions! How can you know exactly what you want? But it was not hard for Christina and Eric (well, lets be honest, for Christina). This girl KNOWS what she wants, in work and life - in the best way possible. And what Christina (and Eric) wanted was to surprise all their friends and family! They somehow planned an unreal wedding in just a few months all while keeping it a complete secret from everybody! We were pretty honored to be in on it and even more honored to tell the story. This couple is the absolute best. Just watch it – you’ll see 

Cinematography: Hello Tomorrow Films 
Planner: Filosophi
Photographer: Shari + Mike
Celebrant: Michele Davidson of Modern Celebrant
Venue: Tea House in Stanley Park
Makeup: Denise Elliott 

Hello from Hello Tomorrow || Vol. 2

11 years. That’s how long we’ve been together and that’s how long we’ve been making films together. It’s so hard to believe! And it truly has been an adventure. 

As we look back on the past decade, we realize how fortunate we’ve been: we GET to work together (and it works well! Apparently this is rare?), we have each other, we’ve met (and continue to meet) some amazing people, and we love this industry. 

As we look ahead to the future, we get super excited, and also feel that it’s time for an… update, if you will. So say hello to the new face of Hello Tomorrow

We wanted our branding to represent who we are and where we’re from, so we reached out to someone we’ve been a huuuuuge fan of for a while now… Alejandro Gomez. What he designed for us we could never have imagined ourselves, but it feels perfect to us! We hope you like it as much as we do :)

In addition to that, we also knew we wanted to create a new film - one that allows our followers and future couples to really see us and our work. We’d love for you to watch it. And we hope that through it you can see our excitement for life, our passion for what we do, and our love for our couples :)

So today we are launching all of this on our brand new website. New look, new branding, new film AND some incredible new images from our friends/a few of our FAVORITE people - Shari and Mike

Welcome to our new internet home. Get comfortable. We hope you stay a while. 

Eva + Kyle || An Iceland Legalopement

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

Ashleigh + Evret || Brand New

Meet Ashleigh + Evret. Two of the kindest, most lovely souls we've ever met. On a windy (then sunny, then windy, then sunny, then cloudy, then windy, then rainy, then cloudy) and beautiful day in August, Ashleigh and Evret invited their loved ones up into the mountains to be a part of their wedding. It was perfect. See for yourself.

Alanna + Brandon || Lunch Time Kisses

When I think about what we do, I have moments when I really realize just how lucky we are. We get a front row seat to one of the best days of a couples life. We get to be with them more than anyone else that day, and we get to see everything! We see the nerves in the morning, the excitement of the first look, the emotion at the ceremony, the joy at the reception and all the moments in between. We see it all. And we've seen it all. Every combination of emotion/reaction to every moment of the day. And as far as seeing a couple right up close goes, watching Alanna + Brandon on their wedding day was one of the most fun 'front row seat' experiences we've ever had. 

These two are fuuuuuun. We fell in love with them when we first met them. We fell even harder when we created a film for their business a few months ago (watch here). And finally in creating their wedding film, we straight up fell over. 

Watch this film. We know you'll fall for them too. 

-Erin

A special thank you to the amazing Shirley of Filosophi for planning this amazing event. So much fun hanging with you as always! 

Also thank you to the wonderful Nickerson's! 'Twas a blast shooting alongside you and we can't wait to see your photos!