About Us

We help couples relive the most important day of their lives.

Dream Day Films specializes in wedding videography. Most couples experience their wedding as a blissful blur, barely remembering those emotional moments that made it so special. Like a father’s tearful speech, or heartfelt vows. We make sure they can experience it all again, even if they missed it the first time.

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He was able to perfectly capture not only our special day but our personalities, story and family. He covered every detail and exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Dream Day Films for your wedding video needs, you will not be disappointed!
Caitlin
Bride
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I can’t even begin to thank Robert and his assistant for capturing our wedding day just perfect! The day we received our films, we watched them over and over! It is everything we could have ever imagined! I highly recommend Dream Day Films to capture your wedding day!
Paige
Bride
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Robert was great to work with throughout. He captured candid moments and we barely noticed him during the times that you don’t want to notice your videographer. However, he was present the whole time and put together a beautiful video for us.
Curtis
Groom

The Origin of Dream Day Films

My journey to professional wedding videography began on Canada’s west coast, at my cousin’s reception. It was a beautiful summer evening, high up on Grouse Mountain, overlooking Vancouver BC. Such an amazing spot, with the lights of the city below and ships swinging at anchor in English Bay.

It was a fun and emotional time, and we all shared a lot of laughs. During the speeches, I looked toward the back of the room and saw a video camera set up, pointing at the podium. It was mounted on a tripod behind the guest tables. This interested me, since I’d been shooting video since I was in junior high. There was nobody standing behind the camera, but I thought it must be recording. It wasn’t.

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Robert Ramage

A native of Calgary, Robert founded Dream Day Films in 2001. Since that time he has led a team that has filmed over 300 weddings.

The next day at the gift opening, my cousin looked angry. I asked her what was wrong. Turns out the friends she’d asked to film her reception hadn’t recorded anything. They told her they’d been having a good time and were “into the wedding.” All those memories were gone forever. My cousin still had her photos from the day, but the loss of the emotional, funny speeches and her first dance really upset her.

A few years later a friend asked me to film his wedding in Calgary. I thought about my cousin’s experience and decided I had to do it right and approach it like a professional. This was before YouTube and online tutorials, so I bought a VHS tape on how to make a wedding video. The tape helped a lot. I asked a friend to help, and we showed up at Scarboro United Church fully prepared. Nobody knew it was our first time filming a wedding. The video turned out quite well, and we were approached by a friend of the bride asking us to film her wedding too.

Surprisingly, what I discovered was that many videographers at the time hadn’t learned the basics. Wedding videography had earned a reputation for cheesiness and poor quality. Lots of tacky graphics, shaky camerawork, and very poor audio. They were also long. Very, very long. That’s fine for keeping a permanent documentation of the day, but it also meant that if you wanted to share your wedding video with friends and family you had to fast forward through the slow bits to get to the good part.

I knew there had to be a better way. And that thought took me down the road to professional wedding videography.

I was still working full-time, but began filming a few weddings every summer as a side hustle. I was hooked. I loved hearing back from couples about how much they loved their videos. But while brides and grooms enjoyed experiencing their big day again, the videos were still long. There were some videographers making highlight videos at the time, but they were just video set to music. No audio. No story.

I wanted to create the kind of wedding videography that would make films couples would love sharing with friends and family. We began making short-form documentary-style wedding videos, weaving a narrative that included the best moments from the day. Not just moving images set to music, but the most meaningful words from vows, interviews, and speeches.

From the beginning, interviews with the bride and groom have been an important part of our style. We’ve always felt that a wedding film should be like a kind of time capsule for future generations. And it should always be a reminder of the importance of marriage and a reminder to couple of why they fell in love.

Brides and grooms loved having a shorter, entertaining film. They usually still wanted their full ceremony and reception videos, but it was great to have a film they were proud to show friends and family in person or online. And, as it turned out, something they would watch every year on their anniversary.

Time has moved on. Video technology has improved dramatically since I first filmed a wedding back in 2001. Over the past few decades our style has evolved. Videographers on the team have come and gone, but the fundamental idea of what we offer to couples getting married remains the same. We want them to enjoy an stress-free wedding, not worrying about whether or not their friends remembered to hit record.

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