I hope you’re all having a lovely morning, afternoon, evening, wherever you’re reading this in the world. I’ve recently come back from a work trip in Berlin which was rather fun. You can see some of my snaps on my instagram. I was looking forward to sharing this post on the blog. You read that right, an engagement film. You don’t often see engagement films, as the photo shoot usually come part of the wedding package (depending on your photographer etc).
Delack Media Group (DMG) had been working on the logistics for filming Mei + Brian’s Chicago engagement video for four months! Mei first contacted them in December about producing an engagement video in downtown Chicago. If you know Chicago, January is not a great month to film outdoors. So, they all waited until April to venture outdoors. With their wedding a few weeks away, DMG thought it would be a good day to film (or so they thought).
Mei & Brian met on an internet dating website. Brian was the only person who responded to Mei’s profile. They decided to meet in Southern Illinois, where Mei works. Their first date lasted 4 hours! Brian’s drive back to Wisconsin was a long one but it wouldn’t stop them from planning more dates in Chicago, where they eventually fell in love.
So, both Mei & Brian traveled several hours to Chicago from different areas to film with DMG on this particular day. They had planned to do a sunset shoot in the late afternoon/evening. Ideally they wanted to film around North Avenue Beach, Olive Park, and the Planetarium campus-all with great skyline shots of Chicago! However, the morning that they wanted to film, the forecast included thunderstorms for the exact time DMG wanted to film their interview. So, everyone scrambled.
DMG met Mei and Brian out at North Avenue Beach earlier than originally planned. There was this beautiful fog that surrounded the whole Chicago skyline. It looked like a dreamy mist in the air. Since it was early on a weekday, they were able to capture Mei and Brian out on the North Avenue Beach breakwater light tower. They also went to Olive Park and filmed around the honeycomb structure and around the Planetarium campus. Some great shots were captured from the ground and in with aerial drone video. Oh, and the thunderstorms that were expected? They never arrived! By the way, after you watch the video, did you notice how there’s a bird flying in almost all of the skyline shots?
Videography: Delack Media Group3