Indian Hideaway

Elephant Lounge…

Another Highstyle Theme revealed this month in the Weddings In Winnipeg magazine as well as online. Emma and her team went bollywood!

Beautiful cupcakes and henna inspired cake designs made the backdrop for this scene. Tied all together with the pattern’s on the furniture with a rich gold and yellow base color, punched with vibrant reds.  Enjoy the behind the scenes preview from this photo shoot.

Credits – Highstyle Photoshoot 2011

Theme: Indian Hideaway

Moore Photography: Curtis Moore
BLF Studios:  Bond Freyer
The Fairmont Winnipeg: Greg Hazlewood
Events by Emma: Emma Singh & The EBE Crew
Floral Elements: Deb Woloshyn and Gloria Sawatzky
Planned Perfectly: Kylee Houlahan & The PP Team
Chair-ish Your Moments: Sandy and Amanda Sumanadasa
Chocolate Zen Bakery: Douglas Krahn
Cakes by Shelley: Shelley Nikkel
Paperback Films: Mark Hiebert, Chris Radke, Cody Goetz
Emma Fine Letterpress Stationary: Marcelle Lussier
Hair by Karen:  Karen
Makeup Expressions by Rimpal: Rimpal Kaler
Fingers & Toes Day Spa: Aimee Dueck
Chantal’s Bridal & Formal: Savitri Ramraj
Aldo Formal Wear: Rey Lozano
Epsilon Creations: Patrick Beal
Hasina Mehndi & Body Art: Kim Brennan
Bel-Ayre Rentals: Beverly Bilinski
Models: Ines Miller, Kylie Friesen and Adam Neustaedter

Jack & Ruby Photography | Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011 – C’est L’amour! It’s Valentine’s day and it’s time to reveal a little project we have been working on. Taking into consideration that we work in an industry surrounded by love, we wanted to do something that was specific to the theme. Little did we know…

About one month ago we were contacted by Kara & Becky of Jack & Ruby Photography. They wanted to hire us to document a Valentine’s Day photo session they had planned. Once they explained the idea to us we thought it was great, so we quickly signed on.

This film is really a supplement to Kara and Becky’s fantastic pictures. Go look at the pictures and then watch the video. It will give you some insight and a behind the scenes look as to what went on in the session.

We do have to say thank you to Desirae and Cole who did a fantastic job working in front of the camera. Desirae has her own company called Paper Airplanes, check it out if you have a chance.

We hope to have more opportunities like this in the future!


Lauren + Adam | Highlights

Oct 2, 2010 – Picture a nice brisk day in October. The sun was shining off the autumn leaves… yeah let’s say it was a perfectly beautiful day.  We knew prior to this day that it would involve a horse, now we had not expected it to turn out the way it did as we have never experienced this before at a wedding photo session.  When Lauren made her way on the horse to the open yard through the arbour we realized this was going to be visually captivating and we were definitely stoked about the footage we were getting.  After driving away from the stables we reviewed a few shots and Cody (Paperback Films’ secret weapon) came away with the shot of the day, capturing the small white dog trailing Lauren through the arbour.  Couldn’t get a better shot if we planned it, way to go Cody.

As you all know we love outdoor weddings, and Lauren’s parents backyard was sweet.  They had raked leaves the day before attempting to preserve the nice lush green grass! The large tree overhanging the yard made for a lovely setting for the ceremony. Once the guest started to arrive we quickly noticed how visually stunning and powerful this setting was.

Adam and Lauren actually decided to go with us for their wedding as a result from seeing another wedding’s trailer we did a few weeks earlier; we are certainly glad they did. Once again Paperback finds ourselves blessed to be in the midst of so many people who allow us to do our work. To be given a 100% creative control on the wedding day is so appreciated. It takes a lot to trust us with one of the most important days in their lives. We don’t take it for granted.

Thank you so much for this opportunity, Lauren and Adam. You are so meant to be together! Enjoy! We would also like to say thanks to Jeremy Hiebert of Jeremy Hiebert Photography and Andrea Mancini of Soiree Event Planning. As always, great to work with you both!


Amanda & Jacob | Trailer

Here is Amanda and Jacobs trailer. We have to say, it was an absolute pleasure to film this day. These two are so perfect for each other, what a blessing to see.  On a side note, we aren’t accustom to filming in frigid cold weather all that often, so we have to state for historical value that the outside temperature while filming this was -30 degrees Celsius! Yup, -30! Needless to say, we all survived! We wanted to use most of the indoor shots to keep it nice and warm :).  So, go grab a cup of hot chocolate with some marshmallows on top and enjoy this short trailer of their day.

Photog | Jodi Klassen –

Update! – Check out Amanda & Jacobs Feature

Stacy + Scott | Highlight

September 17, 2010 – Scott & Stacy’s day had finally arrived and you could feel the excitement in the air! We were seriously blown away by everyones enthusiasm throughout the whole day despite it being so cold outside. This wedding was truly inspiring for us due to the fact that we witnessed Scott & Stacy enjoying every minute of the day. We noticed Scott had a permanent smile on his face the entire day, this is so evident not only while filming but also while we edited together the highlights, go see for yourself!  Stacy even took an early morning bike ride before going to the salon in the morning, which goes to show that excitement was carried throughout the day. Everything looked fantastic and was decorated so well.  What a blast!  Thanks Stacy and Scott! At Stacy and Scotts wedding we were privileged to work along side Bond from BLF Studios.

Jack & Ruby Photography | BTS Trailer

I can’t say much due to the secrecy of the project, but Becky & Kara of Jack & Ruby Photography came up with a fantastic idea a while back and asked if Paperback Films would like to film a photo shoot.  After much deliberation (kidding) we finally said yes. I’ll leave the rest of the info for when the actual shoot and video come out.

I have to make quick mention of the couple who were also a part of the shoot, we called them the talent :) Go check out Desirae of Paper Airplanes. She has some fantastic wedding stationery & graphic design work posted on her blog. Her and husband Cole put up with four cameras in their face for the afternoon! A complete pleasure to work with.

Anyhow, here is a quick trailer. Check back around Valentines Day in February for more!!

Rebranding | Our Journey

Well now that its official and we have launched our new Paperback Films website, logo and name we wanted to not only thank some of the people who helped us along the way, but also to share the experience of rebranding and merging business’s.

Our rebranding process was exciting as we were thinking about it all summer and fall.  Our two solo companies (Radtke Studios and Epic Videography) worked together for most of 2010 and it was looking like a rebrand would be in order to achieve the quality of product we were after.  How and why did this even happen in the first place you ask?  Well, back in the summer 2009 we agreed to meet and discuss if there were some possibilities of working together as it was looking like our goals and product ideas were headed in the same direction. 2010 started off great with our first “Same Day Edit” and the rest was history after that.  The process was challenging, but it was very clear that working together was far exceeding our original goals and our skills were complimentary.

I have to explain to you that Mark and I had no clue how to tackle the large task of rebranding and merging our two businesses. By no means do we claim to be experts, but at the same time we figured jumping in head first would be the best way to learn how to go about the process. Coming up with a name was probably one of the hardest things to do. It took us close to two months, hundreds of “trial” names and countless hours of deliberation before we even came close to something we both liked. It wasn’t until Mark and I were having dinner with my wife Becky at Moxie’s where it hit us! Just like that, in a matter of seconds we decided on Paperback Films. She asked us the right questions, which challenged us to realize what we liked and disliked.  Thanks Becky!

Once we had the name, we thought the rest would be easy. Not even close! We now needed to decide what our logo would look like. We hired Emma Roberts who desinged our logo. She was great to work with throughout the whole process as we broke down what was important to us. I think it was especial gratifying to go through this process because it put us on the opposite side of the creative process. A side our couples are usually on. We now understand how much trust is required when you hand over creative control :)! Thanks Emma, we really appreciated your help and we love the logo!

Sketchs of the Paperback Films logo!

Paperback Films has come from years of hard work and experience we gained from our prior solo companies. Now all our efforts it can be focused on under one name.  We are so excited for the future and have been blessed by so many people, both in the industry and couples who hire us.  All the hard work going into Paperback Films is worth it!  Thanks to all those who have encouraged us along the way and we are looking forward to the direction Paperback Films is headed.

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