We create story-driven wedding films that are as unique as you and your boo.

storytelling

is at the heart of what we do.

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Feel free to call me Tash. Besides being the owner of Dear Darling Films, I am also a professional marshmallow toaster, dog cuddler, and the owner of a single dimple on my left cheek. I wear my heart on my sleeve, which means that I usually end up crying at almost every wedding that I am invited to. I'm a big fan of campfires, board game nights, and deep chats with people who inspire me.

Most days, you can find me snuggling up to my boyfriend and my (big) puppy Tyson, drinking bubble tea, and listening to waaaay too much Ed Sheeran. I am based in Ottawa, Canada, but my love for travel and exploring new places makes it hard for me to stay put.

Hey there, I'm Natasha!

Nature makes my soul happy. I grew up camping and canoeing across Ontario, which taught me to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors from a young age. These days, my travels take me a little bit further than Ontario -- from Costa Rica to Hong Kong, I have been blessed with the opportunity to visit and live in some of the most awe-inspiring places in the world.  Some of my favourite adventures include hiking Lantau Peak (Hong Kong's second highest mountain) to catch the sunrise, sleeping on the rooftop of a Thai boat under the stars, and playing an Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Shanghai.

If you're looking to elope or plan on celebrating your wedding outside of Canada, I'd love to hear from you!

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5 years ago, I fell for the captain of the football team. Since then, we've graduated from the University of Ottawa, lived in three apartments together, and adopted our fur baby named Tyson. We enjoy talking about podcasts, going to the gym together, and spending time at our cottage.

I struggle to put into words just how grateful I am for Sam's patience, kindness, and unconditional support. Football might have been his calling, but it turns out that he is quite the cheerleader, too!

My partner in crime

TALIA

My Team

Emily

Danielle

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SOPHIA

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Howdy! I go by Emily or Em. As an associate filmmaker for Dear Darling Films, I'm looking forward to capturing those special, one-time-only moments that you can cherish forever.

Asides from filming, I'm a Rock n' Roll, crafty "old soul" who likes to thrift, sew, listen to all the tunes and read. During the warmer months I'm at the park soaking up the sun with some snacks and a cold drink or adventuring the city of Toronto on my bike, probably trying to find and taste all the food the city has to offer. You can trust I have my film camera on me at all times (her name is Matilda) to point and shoot anything that captures my attention.

Emily

The Team

While originally from outside Toronto, I discovered my passion for photography right here in Ottawa while on a family trip. From there, my passion for photography grew, which is how I discovered an equal love for videography. I went on to study Communication at the University of Ottawa which led to work opportunities in the photo and video industry including working for NHL Studios and Parks Canada, and as the lead Camera Operator and Production Manager for a digital media agency. I am incredibly passionate about finding those creative shots while ensuring that my clients are comfortable and enjoying the process. I enjoy travelling to new places, spending a weekend at the cottage, getting outside (usually with a camera around my neck), and health and fitness.

Danielle

The Team

Coucou, I’m Talia! 

I was born and raised in Ottawa, but have spent the last couple of years travelling. I'm an artsy gal at heart, whether it’s photography, drawing, music or simply making birthday cards! I love trying new things and cannot wait to attend your wedding to capture those moments that you will cherish forever. I have a big heart and will always be there to lend a helping hand! In my free time you can catch me cuddling with my pup, at the gym, with friends or outside and playing around with my cameras.

TALIA

The Team

Allo, bonjour! My name is Sophia but I mostly go by Soph! Aside from being behind my camera, I am also a lover of sports and exploring. You can find me in the gym, on the field or with a map in my hand trying to find to find “that spot I heard was beautiful”. I did my undergrad at the University of Ottawa and will be returning to school in the fall for my Masters in Communications!

Photography was my first true love. Capturing emotions through my lens and being able to create those lasting memories has always brought me the most joy. But, as my love for photography grew, so did my interest in storytelling which led me right to videography. I could not be more excited to document your love-filled days!  

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THIS COULD BE YOU!

The Dear Darling Experience

What comes To Mind When You Think of a "Wedding Videographer"?

A distant relative (a.k.a. “Uncle Bob”) who brings along an ancient camcorder to your ceremony and stands in the aisle, blocking the view for the rest of your guests? A crew of socially-awkward dudes wearing black t-shirts who don’t say a word the entire day? Someone who is unaware of their surroundings and prevents your wedding photographer from getting the important shots they need? 

You're not alone.

Let’s be real for a second: there are a lot of bad videographers out there. We’ve spoken to so many couples as well as wedding vendors who have shared their wedding videographer horror stories with us — and it truly breaks our heart. When done right, wedding videographers should be enhancing your wedding day experience, not hindering it. 


Let us tell you why we are NOT  LIKE THE WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHERS THAT YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT:

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Our camera operators and video editors are all women between the ages of 20 and 26, allowing us to relate to our brides in a way that so few wedding videography teams can. Our superpowers include knowing all of your best angles, helping you put on your wedding dress, and crying alongside you as you read that heartfelt letter that your soon-to-be hubby wrote for you.

We're an all-female team.


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“Dear Darling Films has made quite the impact on the Ottawa wedding industry. You guys - it’s NOT easy to come by video teams that work seamlessly with photographers. We worked together last season and I cannot believe how talented and professional this woman is!”

We work with  your wedding vendors, not against them.


When wedding vendors work as a team, real magic happens. That's why we reach out to your photographer, DJ, and occasionally your wedding planner weeks ahead of your big day to fully understand your itinerary, understand how each vendor operates, and to ensure that we are all on the same page.

-Photography by Emma

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When wedding vendors work as a team, real magic happens. That's why we reach out to your photographer, DJ, and occasionally your wedding planner weeks ahead of your big day to fully understand your itinerary, understand how each vendor operates, and to ensure that we are all on the same page.

We work with  your wedding vendors, not against them.

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We dress to impress.


We consider ourselves to be members of your wedding party, so we always ensure that we dress the part. We even ask you what your wedding colours are so that we can blend in!

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We consider ourselves to be members of your wedding party, so we always ensure that we dress the part. We even ask you what your wedding colours are so that we can blend in!

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We dress to impress.


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We're non-intrusive.


We are simply there to document the real, authentic moments between you and your boo. We promise to never ever pose you or make you do anything that doesn’t feel natural. At times, you might not even know we're there!

“One thing I especially wanted to note was how discrete you both were! It is crazy how many intimate moments you captured, yet we didn’t feel the cameras looming over us! We really got to just enjoy our day and it didn’t feel like a performance. I would highly recommend your services and I can say to any future brides out there, you will not regret your decision!”

-Amber

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We are simply there to document the real, authentic moments between you and your boo. We promise to never ever pose you or make you do anything that doesn’t feel natural. At times, you might not even know we're there!

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We're non-intrusive.

“One thing I especially wanted to note was how discrete you both were! It is crazy how many intimate moments you captured, yet we didn’t feel the cameras looming over us! We really got to just enjoy our day and it didn’t feel like a performance. I would highly recommend your services and I can say to any future brides out there, you will not regret your decision!”


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We're legit.


We’re insured, we use contracts, and we clearly communicate our process upfront. We've passed Transport Canada's basic pilot exam to fly our drone. What you see is exactly what you get with us, and there are no hidden fees.

"From the get go, Natasha demonstrated excellent communication, professionalism, and organization. She laid out in fine detail what to expect in the preparation leading up to the day, the day-of execution, and the post-wedding production - and exceeded our expectations time and time again."

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We’re insured, we use contracts, and we clearly communicate our process upfront. We've passed Transport Canada's basic pilot exam to fly our drone. What you see is exactly what you get with us, and there are no hidden fees.

We're legit.

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our why

our philosophy 

Why we do what we do

Life is but a collection of moments.
We wholeheartedly believe that our films are one of very few purchases you make in preparation for your wedding day that will only increase in value over time. We have devoted ourselves to this craft because we have seen firsthand how meaningful our films have been to our clients, particularly to those who are experiencing or have experienced the loss of someone near and dear to their heart. Our team understands the importance of documenting and capturing one of the most important life events for our couples, because ultimately memories of these big life events are all that we have to look back on at the end of our lives.

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We like to keep things really simple by offering a single base package which covers most of what brides and grooms want, with the option of upgrading if desired.

Raw Footage
Adventure Session
Additional Hours of Coverage
Full-Length Ceremony Film
Full-Length Speech Film
Instagram Teaser

Upgrades

10 Hours of Coverage
2 Videographers
Drone Footage
6-Minute Highlight Film

investment

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3800 + tax

THE Base Package

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experience

the experience

working with us

Think about it: your videographers and your photographer will spend more time with you than anyone else on your wedding day, which is why it is so important that you feel comfortable and connected to whoever you choose.  We have been known to fix boutonnieres and carry bouquets when needed, and to laugh and cry with our couples. At the same time, we also know when to back off and capture moments as they happen, in their purest and most intimate form.

We are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients, and therefore only take on a limited number of couples each year.

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Leading up to the wedding, Natasha was professional, organized and was just as excited for our big day as we were. We had our wedding in July and did not know what to expect with 2 photographers and 2 videographers. We always found ourselves to be awkward in front of the camera, not knowing where to look or how to act ‘natural’. Well I’m telling you.... Natasha and her 2nd shooter made us feel SO comfortable. We didn’t even realize that they were recording us, and my husband and I were able to be ourselves without having to worry about the cameras. They also worked so well alongside the photographers and helped us pose when needed. Everything was like a well oiled machine and we couldn’t have asked for better.

If you ever doubt hiring a wedding videographer- please don’t. It’s the greatest gift to be able to watch and re-live those precious memories. Thank you Dear Darling Films for the memories we will cherish forever! 

May + Matt

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We particularly loved Natasha's use of candid shots and her artistic technique. I kid you not, when we first watched our videos, we thought we were watching a high-budget movie trailer! She did such a wonderful job capturing the day as we truly experienced and remembered it, which definitely the toughest part of the job.

On the actual day she was so relaxed and unobtrusive (but still organized) which meant a lot to us, especially since we've heard quite a few horror stories of the photographers/videographers taking over and bossing people around to get the right shots! She and her crew honestly helped coach us along with the wedding in a lot of ways, so we're extra thankful for that :)

PS: For anyone contemplating getting a videographer, we would say it's a must have (in addition to the photographer)! Video really does capture a moment and atmosphere that a photo can't :)

Emily + Jeff

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Natasha...words can’t describe how incredibly happy Matt and I are with the amazing service we received from both you and Reid. This video perfectly captures our day and is the most incredible keepsake to remind us how amazing our day was! You were both so professional, fun, caring, helpful and honestly the list goes on!

One thing I especially wanted to note was how discrete you both were! It is crazy how many intimate moments you captured, yet we didn’t feel the cameras looming over us! We really got to just enjoy our day and it didn’t feel like a performance. I would highly recommend your services and I can say to any future brides out there, you will not regret your decision! Videography is a must if you can and Natasha is an incredibly talented videographer! Thank you a million times over!

Amber + Matt

Amber + Matt

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