I think I'm In Love - Palm Springs Fashion Film starring Neva Tamsen

Elle & Be Films specializes in wedding & event videography. This creative shoot, starring Neva Tamsen (local Los Angeles Model & Actor) is a reflection upon the joyous energy sparked by love. How it excites and moves us.

We're excited to announce we are coming to Los Angeles soon, and can't wait to collaborate with you! To book your wedding videographer for your wedding, hit us up at hello@ellebefilms.com.

Directed by Blayre Ellestad, Lindsay Wallis  

Produced by Skout

Clothing and Accessories: Faithful the Brand, Misa Los Angeles, Sol-San Footwear, Gucci, Wildfox, Leah Alexandra Jewelry

Music by Kat Dhalia

The Wedding of Ramona & Arpit . Casa Loma & Liberty Grand

A wedding can be so much more than two people committing themselves to each other. Marriage is the beginning of one journey, and the end of another.  It is the convergence point of two families, whose paths were always destined to intersect. For their energies were meant to support one another's, and they have always been intended to grow and strengthen, as one spiritual body. 

The stunning wedding of Ramona & Arpit ran its course over several days in July of 2017. The families enjoyed festivities in the Mendhi, Sangeet, and Maiyaan before their enchanting ceremony which began with an exciting display of dance and song during the Bharat as the Groom's family approached the grand doors of Casa Loma to greet the family of the Bride. Their garden ceremony was perfectly picturesque, and a perfect representation of the beauty at the core of this bond. 

Their reception took place at the landmark Ontario Government Building, housing the Liberty Grand Entertainment complex. Laura & Co. Events performed admirably in their planning and execution of all events and organizing this exciting week or unity and celebration. It was a feast for the soul and a reminder of what truly drives us in our passion for storytelling. We hope that you enjoy their highlight film!

Lindsay & Jordan . Sarnia Yacht Club

Lindsay and Jordan share in a loving relationship which exists in a somewhat unusual realm. Jordan's hockey career has forced them to travel and live in more than ten cities, sometimes even calling a hotel home for up to 80 days of a year. Where many would've lost hope, their bond has grown exponentially through their trials and tribulations, bringing us to today. Today we are at the Sarnia Yacht Club to bear witness to the beginning of one large family, comprising of an all-star family lineup brought together by Lindsay and Jordan. Their on-the-water ceremony and tent reception were beautifully brought to life by RL Designs. Have a look at their video to see their beautiful day, and capture a glimpse of their love story.

As seen on Elegant Wedding

Vendor list:

Flowers, Rentals, Decor & Linens: RL Designs Inc. // Photography: Brandon Scott Photography // Planning: Laurie Grant // Rentals: A&B Party and Tent Rental // Invitations & Stationary: Amy Sylvia Designs // Cake: Grandma's Oven // Dress: Hayley Paige from Kleinfeld Hudson's Bay // Makeup: Maddox Lu // Hair: Two Zero One // Suit: Channers // Entertainment: Goldline Entertainment // Catering: Grind Cafe & Catering // Venue: Sarnia Yacht Club


Kara & Isaac . Four Seasons & Sassafraz

Kara & Isaac exchanged nuptials at the elegant corner dining room Sassafraz on November 11th, 2017. The couple braved the chilly weather for some striking photos (Laura May Photography) with the architectural masterpiece, that is the Four Seasons, as a natural backdrop. The dimly lit ambiance of Sassafraz played to the elegant, delicate atmosphere of their ceremony, led by Gordon Kushner. Stunning flowers, by Coriander Girl, added soft pops of colour. 

Our Love is a Fairytale - Sharon + Akshay

The most beautiful connection between two individuals is one that is pure, honest and true. A journey between two hearts takes on many roads of varying terrain, each representing their own level of challenges to overcome. It is only through a sustained system of support, love, friendship and trust that these two hearts will inevitably overcome anything which stands in their way and create the unbreakable bond that is true eternal friendship and love.

Sharon and Akshay had their own share of life's hurdles when they first began their adventure. Spending a large portion of their early relationship in two different major Canadian cities, Calgary and Toronto, they experienced the typical long-distance hurdles whilst maintaining of strong focus on their scholarly duties. Both in the medical field at critical times in their studies, they balanced crucial exam prep between thousands of hours of Skype and monthly flights to and from Calgary to Toronto.

Aware that their lives will only become busier, as their careers and family blossoms, having succeeded in these early trials they can both rest assured that together as a team there really isn't anything they can't overcome. 

This is Sharon + Akshay.

Alexis + Patrick // My Best Friend

Soon I will have worked my 400th wedding. I've encountered couples from every variety, from all over the world, each with their own unique tale and personalities. As a wedding cinematography company our goal is take an event, which could be related to groundhog day, and find the new story in each and every encounter. The only way that's been possible is by focusing on the people. 

Alexis and Patrick captivated us instantly with their love for one-another, passion towards cinematography (we LOVE that!) and their overall energy and optimistic vibe towards life in general. There are certain personalties out there who truly can pull at your heart strings and bring you to a new level of appreciation, even for a world you've known and loved for so many years. These individuals are special, and it's important that you recognize them when you're lucky enough to cross paths. 

This is Alexis and Patrick.



Photography: Mango Studios
Planner: Veronique from Rebecca Chan

Ashly + Ravi . Punta Cana

Right from the get go, we knew Ravi and Ashley were a special pair. After sharing the most delicious fried chicken and Bao at Kanpai, we were charged with excitement. 

Here were a couple of snippets from our first convo….. Helicopter…. YES, Audi R8…. YES, DOMINICAN….. HELL YES, and the details to follow were just the icing on the already exquisite cake. Essentially our dream film come to life!

Our time together with Ravi and Ashley kicked off with a romp around the streets of Toronto in the white rocket. This vehicle is even impressive to those unfamiliar to the car world, it is a hot number!! This wet our palettes to the next activity, taking us to even greater heights….. A Helicopter tour around the skyline of Toronto. Ashley not one for heights, took courage as they soared through the sky. She may be a convert- don’t quote us though ;) 

One of Ravi and Ashley's favourite areas of Toronto is Yorkville, so naturally a quick jaunt was necessary. As we learnt in the time spent together, quality of life is important to them (as it should be), and therefore they have a real joie de vivre that is infectious to anyone around them. 

Next we joined them at their home. Did we mention they have another family member? Last year they adopted a dog name Thor, and like them he has a radiant quality about him. We were reminded of our love for our sweet mascot Brucey, and loved seeing them relish in their family time together.

We are so lucky when we are able to have a snapshot into a clients life, we were truly blessed to get the experience of developing a relationship with this couple. 

Next the Dominican! We were graciously welcomed by their friends and family. Everyone was so kind, and clearly their for fun and celebration! We found a small town in the hills outside of Punta Cana called La Romana. It was modelled after an Italian Village, and had cobble stoned streets and an amphitheater. It was the perfect backdrop for a shoot. Ashley wore had a gorgeous wardrobe that really complimented our surroundings, it was stunning. We were able to get crazy aerial shots, much to the excitements of the tourists near by! 

The highlight of the trip was an epic boat cruise. Dancing, diving, and lots of drinking ensued. Everyone had an amazing time... way too much fun in the sun!

Finally the wedding day, and the most beautiful bride and groom. All 70 guests gathered to watch their marriage on the beach, it was very touching. The couple read their own vows, under the very warm Dominican sun.

We are so lucky to experience all of this adventure and travel our job has to offer. We had such great fun with these two and wish them a life time of happiness. And as always we had the most incredible time working alongside the consistently brilliant team from Z Molu Photography. Z lent us a few snippets from his highlights for this post and they're truly beautiful photos! #youcantseelikeZ

We are beyond excited to now share with you our first film from this new year. This wedding was an experience and I hope you enjoy a look into the journey Ashley & Ravi took us on! 

When He Found Her - Fine Art Photography

When He Found Her- Reid Lambshead

Over the past couple of years we have had the great pleasure of working alongside Reid Lambshead of When He Found Her. In the process of observing his technique as a photographer, we have also gotten to know him behind the scenes. 

Reid is a loving family man, who takes great pride in his craft. His dedication to always putting forth his best work has been inspiring to us as artists and reminds us of why we are passionate about the wedding industry. 

The word organic is very overused in our field, but Reid truly reflects that authenticity in each photograph. He captures honest moments, that represent real meaning to the couples he works with. His portfolio showcases a range of beautiful moments that are each unique, and yet all have the same sincerity at their core. 

We are lucky to call Reid a friend as well as a colleague, so when given the opportunity to create a film encompassing his artistry we were instantly on board. This film is a small snippet of the brilliance he offers as a photographer, it is also a portrait of his gorgeous family Emily, Paige and Cali the golden retriever. 


Clair & Mark . Cortona

We've been incredibly lucky to experience the scenic landscapes of Italy annually since about 2008 now. Working closely with Romantic Italian Weddings, headed up by Marco Bernasconi, we've collaborated with some truly unique and wonderful people at their two villas (Baroncino and San Crispolto).

This past August we travelled back to Villa Baroncino for our lucky 13th wedding in Italy. Mark & Clair had reached out to us August 2014 and we immediately struck up a wonderful connection after our first Skype sessions. They're a silly couple who love to laugh and pretty huge movie buffs... so for us this was the perfect match! Italy has also become a huge part in both of our lives as Laura and I have now built up several great friendships in Tuscany over the years, and it's really grown on us and become easily one of our favourite places on Earth. Much like Mark & Clair who are obsessed with the architecture, food, people and  the sheer beauty of it all. So much so that they were engaged whilst on a trip to Venice in front of Mark's favourite church (II Redentore), which is quite the spot for a proposal! 

They're wedding was filled with heartfelt emotional exchanges, laughter and an undeniably forceful energy. Mark and his groomsmen spent the morning in the pool and in a Super Smash Brother's tourny on Nintendo, whilst Clair and her bridesmaids relaxed in the bridal suite of Baroncino, sipping on prosecco, sharing in several laughs and emotions as they prepared for the day ahead. The ceremony was held at city hall in Cortona, Umbria. The town is situated on top of a beautiful hill overlooking the most breathtaking landscape we've ever seen... every time it gets us! And the beautifully consistent orange rooftops made for quite the visual treat with our new aerial camera (drone). Italy is meant to be viewed from above. :) 

Mark & Clair and their entire group of family and friends welcomed us with open arms and treated us as though we're guests. It was such an honour to share this time with them and capture their experience. They are a wonderful pair and we wish nothing but the best for them in their future together as Mr & Mrs Jeffery! Please enjoy their highlight film below:

Estefania & Miron

The best word to use when describing Estefania and Miron is dynamic. They are energetic, adventurous and have an indescribable joie de vivre. Their wedding day was an intimate event, drawing people from all over the globe. It was a very lively crowd, filled with the common goal to have fun and celebrate the union of this amazing duo. 

Held at the Berkeley Fieldhouse the atmosphere was whimsical and carefree, set amongst an urban downtown backdrop. There was lots of dancing, singing, shots galore and emotion- capped of at the Black Irish Whiskey Bar and Oyster Saloon. Needless to say, it was a wedding to go down in the books!

They are simply a perfect match! (had to throw in a tennis reference, Miron is a tennis pro). Congrats to E & M. 

Love E & B xo

Photography: Alex at Wild Eye Photography
Cinematography: Elle & Be Films
Wedding Planner: The Bride
Hair & Make Up:  Olena
Florist: Munro Flower
Venue: Berkeley Fieldhouse


Maranda & Chad

We loved Maranda and Chad from the moment we first sat down with them! Maranda was glowing with a huge grin on her face, Chad with his boyish good looks.... Instant Chemistry! 

These two are truly special, and they really inspired us to make a film that would be as beautiful and unique as them. 

Their wedding day was everything we expected and more, nestled amongst the sprawling vineyards of Jordan, Ontario, it was timeless and classic. The venue was filled with loved ones and mementos that the two of them had painstakingly crafted, so that the whole day would be unique to them as a couple.

It was such an honour to be present at the wedding of two people who have become friends. They are a testament of two people who really love and value each as friends and now husband and wife...

Cheers to the St. Pierre's!

On a side note, Blayre was even lucky enough to meet up with these two in Italy on their Honeymoon, how awesome is that?

Thanks to all of the vendors who made the day come together seamlessly.... and I mean that dress!!!

Photography: Brandon Scott Photography
Cinematography: Blayre + Laura | Elle & Be Films
Wedding Planner: The Bride
 Mori Lee
Hair & Make Up: Krystie Ann Hair and Makeup
Decor: Simply Beautiful Decor 
FloristOoh La La Designs
VenueHonsberger Estates

Yury + TOM . Dominican

Every couple we work with has a story. Each couple is unique, and as cinematographers we love to capture the individuality and create a piece that feels genuine. 

Yury and Tom were absolutely amazing. We were lucky enough to travel to the Dominican Republic to celebrate their incredible wedding day with them both. We were immediately immersed into the festivities which began with boat party cruising through the Dominican waters in search of the perfect snorkel and swimming spots. At one point everyone cooled off in a short rain shower as the boat crew served guests traditional drinks from a floating bar. Blayre surprised everyone as the drone lifted off the boat and captured breath taking aerial views of the awesome party below, it was a fantastic day!

Next up, a wedding day to go down in the books. Fire dancing, pirate ships, lobster, to name a few highlights! The ceremony was held at Huracan Cafe just a short trip from the preps location at Now Larimar Resort. It was the ideal beach setting with little to no intrusion from unwanted tourists, beautiful soft golden sand and an incredible decor flourishing the interiors of the cafe. It was an emotional experience for everyone which soon led us through some touching speeches and eventually to an eventually to what the locals call "Crazy Hour", which is an impressive display of fire dancing and New Orleans-esque costume dance party.  

We had one more thing to do before we left…. Trash the dress!!! This was particularly special as we had an opportunity to visit Hoya Azul, a hidden cenote located at the foot of a 75 foot high cliff with the most incredible turquoise waters we had ever seen in nature. Yury and Tom were such troopers as we headed off into the jungle. Yury looking gorgeous in her wedding gown from the day before, Tom, handsome and dapper. Along with the brilliant photography team, Joee Wong and James Correia, they posed on the elegant cliff and slowly worked up to a breathtaking plunge into the awesome turquoise water- it was truly magical! 

We are so proud to share with you their highlights film:

music licensed through The Music Bed

It was truly an honour to capture this wonderful experience in the DR with Yury & Tom. And it all wouldn't have worked out as well without such an incredible team of vendors:

Photography: Joee + James
Cinematography: Blayre + Laura | Elle & Be Films
Wedding Planner: The Bride 
Wedding Planner (Punta Cana): Mayte + Natalia | Weddings by Mayte 
 Truvelle (from Sash and Bustle)
Hair: Suzie | Suzie Kim Bridal Hair
Make-Up: Christine | Christine Cho Beauty
Floral CrownJewel Feathers
Venue: Huracan Cafe
AccommodationsNow Lorimar

Sofie and David

There is something to be said about a relationship that has lasted over half my lifetime. I am talking about the friendship that Sofie and I have maintained for over 15 years. She is the kind of friend everyone hopes to have in their world, kind, beautiful and always up for a good laugh, it has been such a pleasure. No wonder David fell madly in love with her....

Back in May, it was our great honour to join this fabulous pair in none other than Paris to capture their gorgeous celebration. It was an intimate affair, a small gathering of family and friends, everyone full of love and joy. They have such a respect for one another, it was so wonderful to see one of my dearest friends marry her soulmate.

We spent two days visiting historical wonders like The Louvre, Pont Alexandre III, Montmartre, Jardin Du Luxembourg, the Eiffel Tower, amongst others. Beyond each corner was a spectacular vision waiting to be captured, something we will always remember! 

Without further ado here is their wedding film, it is sophisticated & elegant and captures the essence of their relationship with the help of the most romantic backdrop... Paris. 

Junebug Weddings

What an honour to wake up to this amazing news! Junebug Weddings, one of the leading online wedding planning resources, selected Elle & Be Films as one of the top 10 Videography teams in Ontario. We work so hard to create a collaborative experience with each couple that we work with, it is so amazing to have reminders like this in the industry! 

Our goal as a team is to customize each experience. We don't want it to feel like a rigid cookie cutter, factory line. Blayre and I both want to feel like we encapsulate the spirit of the event, unique and personal. Together we have travelled all over the world, meeting amazing people, creating stories that we are both incredibly proud of. Thanks to Junebug Weddings for the recognition. 


New for 2016 we will be offering our brand new slow motion booth to bring a new element of enjoyment to your event. Currently only available in the GTA. Contact us for more info regarding pricing. Here's a taste of what you can expect at your own booth:

It was crazy, everyone was pretty excited to get in there and do their thing, super high energy and lots of fun!

We learnt the best props to use in this kind of scenario are bright and colorful eye catching accessories, and large particles, that will flutter and fall slowly to the ground. Try colorful ballons, feather boas, confetti and of course the star of the night- Silly String. Make sure to have lots of this on hand as people go nuts for it!

For the techies...Shot on the GH4 at 96fps

Garima & Rajiv // Welcome 2015!

We're so SO happy to have the wedding season now officially underway! It's been a long winter, as we all know, which as definitely stirred up our anxiety for sunshine... which seems to ever so slightly be showing it's face. To kick off this amazing year (we're expecting big things!) we were fortunate enough to spend a week with Garima & Rajiv for their many vibrantly energized wedding events. One of the perks of our line of work is the many different cultural experiences we encounter which all circle around the universal language of love - This Punjabi wedding was colourful in every corner, spiritual to the core and entertaining throughout. It was a beautiful heartwarming experience which we'll never forget!

Vendor Shout-out:

Wedding coordination: Zardozi
Photography: Flashing Lights Photo + Design
makeup and Hair: Amplified Soul Makeup and Hair Couture
Henna: Sonia Makeup & Henna Artist
Décor: Inds Decor - Event Decorators & Planners

Caitlin and Jonathan

Like the days of old Hollywood, this stunning leading couple, imagined a timeless affair ,that when brought to life, it was simply breathtaking. The supporting character in this film is the many gorgeous backdrop of Toronto, but the emotion that was felt between the couple and their loved ones took centre stage.

Classic and elegant, Caitlin and Jon we wish you a life time of love and happiness!! 

Sharana & Muhammad

From the moment that we first met Sharana and Muhammad we knew that they are one-of-a-kind. Sharana with her elegance and beauty, Muhammad with his vibrant sense of humor and love of Batman, these two complement each other in ways that cannot be thought up.

After spending time with them on Centre island last summer we were introduced to their laid back personalities and observed the love they have for each other even more so. Being the foodies that we are we also met up at the Old Spaghetti factory where they shared with us their love story(always my favorite part)! 

Their wedding day was one of tradition, merging two families together appeared to be seamless. It was a timeless affair, that ended in sparklers-which come to think of it- is just like Muhammad and Sharana.

Emma & Brennan

One of the best parts of our job is getting to meet such amazing people. Each couple is so unique in their own way, their differences make it easy to create narratives that are personal and distinct. 

Emma and Brennan got married in Buckhorn, On. Previous to meeting the two we were unfamiliar with the area, but we quickly understood why one would want to marry in such a place. Buckhorn is in the county of Peterborough and is absolute heaven, miles and miles of nature span as far as the eye can see. Considering the scale of where the wedding was held, it felt very intimate as it was held at Emma's parents farm. Earthy, and heartfelt, it was an extension of the relationship these two already share. Everyone in attendance was there to celebrate together, it was sincere, and pure, the connection was felt by all. 

We are so lucky to have taken part in a day like this. To see two new parents sharing their love for each other with their newborn present. It was truly beautiful.

Elle & Be xoxo

Maria & Jason

It took little more than a minute upon first meeting Maria & Jason to realize what a treat we were in for. They're such a complimentary duo with wonderful energy and an inspiring passion for life. We were hooked instantly and couldn't wait to get started!

After spending some time discovering more about M&J, it was time to film their energized version of an engagement shoot. It was like spending an afternoon with a couple good friends as we captured them engaged in several activities, most of which were quite physical! 

Fast-forward several months and it was finally time to capture this beautiful couple getting married at 13th Street Winery in St. Catherines, Ontario. It was the perfect backdrop to such a lovely day. We especially loved the exhilarating start to the day on the gun range with the boys! From the stunning vineyard ceremony to the elegant dinner at the country club, this wedding was an amazing experience which we are so thrilled to be a part of.