As a Calgary wedding videographer, you can often find me filming destination weddings in Canmore, Kananaskis or Banff, Alberta. I even have a wedding in Jasper National Park planned for July 2020; but last fall I had a destination wedding that took me all the way down to the southern hemisphere.
Last September took me back to my roots for the ultimate destination wedding, to film my younger brother’s wedding in La Paz, Bolivia where I (Oscar) lived until I was 25 years old.
This was a highly emotional time for me, not only was my brother getting married but I hadn’t seen him in person or been back to my home country, Bolivia, for 8 years!
Time really has a way of getting away from you. I didn’t plan to be away for so long but with starting life in a new country (Canada) learning the language, studying in college and starting my Videography company, I put off going back. Maybe I was afraid of seeing all the change or of wanting to move back because I missed family and friends so much.
I’m glad I was able to be together with my parents, brothers and new sister-in-law to celebrate their marriage!
Below is my brother Andres and his wife Greace’s feature wedding film captured by me and my wife.
You’ll see glimpses of the city I grew up in and where they still live. I can’t believe my brother is grown up now and is a married man. When I left Bolivia, he was 22 years old; a couple of days ago he turned 30. What a privilege it was to capture his wedding day and reconnect with him, get to know my sister-in -law and see extended family and friends.
This video will forever document their wedding day but will also be a cherished memory and heirloom of our family being reunited after being apart for far too long.