Honey & Dear is Andrew & Emily Sorlie. We love what we do – we can truly say we have found our passion which is working together to make people happy.
Neither of us are quite sure when we decided to start making wedding films, but the fact that we went without is a big factor in our decision for sure. We started by being that friend who had a video camera taping people’s weddings.
We got married in October of 2007. We didn’t have our wedding filmed professionally. Needless to say – we regret the fact almost daily. When we think back to our wedding, we remember a few things – but the thing that comes to mind is how much we wish we could have watched our vows again and especially the speeches from our reception.
We did have the fortune to have Dave Biesse of www.daveandcharlotte.com photograph our wedding and one of my greatest memories is how he treated us like royalty on the day of our wedding. We had some different stresses that we were dealing with and it seemed like within moments of him arriving – our stresses were gone. I knew that I wanted to be able to give people that same type of treatment one day.
Honey & Dear started under the name Sorlie Arts in February of 2009. A friend of ours came up with the name Honey & Dear in mid-2010 and we loved it so we kept it. I (Andrew) have a marketing and advertising background. I spent a few years after graduating from college top of my class as a marketing manager – but I found that I just wasn’t getting the opportunity to make people happy the way I knew I wanted to. I have always loved movies since I was a kid and had part-time jobs at both a video rental store and a movie theatre. Emily has a very creative background and after graduating from York University with an honours degree in Visual Arts, with a focus in photography, Emily worked for a few different companies in various roles helping them all to grow in whatever capacity she could. After seeing Emily get pretty much burned out by working a full-time job and helping me on evenings and weekends – we decided it was time for her to quit her full-time job and join me to officially form Honey & Dear.
Since 2007, we have had incredible opportunities to film weddings for nearly forty couples. We have met wonderful friends along the way who have helped us to raise the bar in wedding cinematography. 2011 promises to be an even bigger year with a trip to Australia and Singapore to film two weddings planned and already 14 fantastic couples who have chosen to have us along with them for their big day. We will also be exhibiting at the Wedding Co Show and have been chosen as the preferred wedding cinematographer for The Estates of Sunnybrook.
The most important thing to know about us is that we remember our wedding like it was yesterday and we want to help you enjoy every second of your wedding and then be able to recall the day over and over again years down the road.