Amanda & Marco

Ottawa, Canada

When I asked Marco what his top three, must-haves for the wedding were, the one thing we didn’t see eye to eye on was a Videographer. Boy has that changed after the fact! We both agree that it was truly the best decision and money spent out of everything.

Our Wedding Coordinator actually found Laurent and sent me his portfolio after I had told her our vision and what we wanted in a Videographer. We had looked at a lot of Videographers, and no one was quite hitting the mark… until we found Laurent.

As I clicked through, watched his videos and poured over every detail on his website, I couldn’t help but get excited, and feel hopeful. At this point, I had already convinced Marco we needed a Videographer, but he too had some high expectations on the end product. After checking out Laurent’s videos, he was sold.

The next step was to meet Laurent over Facetime, and I was instantly drawn to him. He’s probably one of the nicest humans I’ve ever met, calm, warm and a great listener. He really put me/us first and wanted to know exactly what we hoped for our day. He kept telling me that the more communication we have, the better, so he can capture and create exactly what we envision.

Fast forward to the day of our wedding, I’ll never forget Laurent arriving at our home and coming upstairs to see me getting my hair done. We were ‘meeting’ for the first time in person, and he was exactly as he was on all our video chats leading up. He greeted me with warmth and a smile, gently asked how I was doing and immediately started filming. He followed our Photographer around all day, never getting in her way and letting her lead (which she said was perfect), but caught so many moments! I had told Laurent it was really important to us to capture the party aspect of the wedding and he took that so seriously–he even stayed till almost 11pm, which is pretty much unheard of for Videographers and Photographers (they are usually gone after the first dance).

The best part was obviously when we received our wedding film several weeks later (also, his turn around time was about five weeks, which is super fast for video–so impressed!). Laurent actually reached out to me to let me know it was ready, in case I wanted to surprise Marco–which I did. We bawled like babies and had to stop the video several times and just take it in. It was so special. Then, a few weeks later, when we had all our family together, we surprised them with the video. Not a dry eye in the house!

Laurent Rostaing Wedding Videographer | Provence | French Riviera | Montréal