My Sister’s Wedding in Time Lapse

After weeks of anticipation it finally happened: my sister got married.  I couldn’t be prouder of her and her new husband Rob.  They are great together and I’m sure that they will be very happy together for the rest of their lives.

I was the wedding photographer which, if I’m being honest, made me a little bit nervous.  For one, I’m not a wedding photographer and two, it’s my own sister.  I can’t mess this up.  However, it turned out to be a whole lot of fun and a challenge that I’m very glad I accepted.  It made me feel a little closer to the wedding than I would have been otherwise.  All-in-all, it was a great experience and I was given a new appreciation for how much work it is being a wedding photographer.

So here’s the deal.  My sister is a wedding photographer herself and wants to edit the images herself.  She also didn’t want me showing any of the finished images off before she had a chance to edit them and send them off to her friends and family.  However, she did agree to allow me to do one thing.  I have attached a time lapse video I have put together which is simply all 1600 or so photos I took from the start of the bachelor party through the wedding to the end of the reception dinner.  The photos flicker through at light speed and they aren’t edited, but I personally like the way it turned out.

At some point in the next couple of weeks I will be posting a photo essay from the wedding of my edited version of the images, but for now this is the only teaser I’m allowed to provide.  In the few shots that I turn up in myself (I’m the crazy guy wearing suspenders) my brother or the Maid-of-Honour took the photos, otherwise they were all shot by myself.

Enjoy:

Jen van Son & Rob Bell’s wedding in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in time lapse.

Music: “La Curita” by Aventura

Jen and Rob’s Wedding


Author: Brendan van Son

Author: I am a travel writer and photographer from Alberta, Canada. Over my years as a travel photographer, I have visited 6 of the 7 continents and more countries than I have any desire to count. If you want to improve your skills, be sure to check out my travel photography channel on Youtube . Also, check out my profile on . to learn a little bit more about me and my work.

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25 Comments

  1. This is very cool and your sister looked beautiful!

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    • Thanks Laura, we’re very proud!

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  2. Thanks for the sneak peak Brendan and great job!

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    • No worries Daniella, hoping to get the edited stuff out soon.

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  3. Wow! That is amazing! I’ve never seen anything like this before what a great idea, and a lot of photos! She is lucky to have a brother with so much talent!

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    • Thanks so much Heather, it was lots of work but loads of fun.

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  4. Congratulations! Very beautiful. Everything looked amazing. Great photograph!

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    • Thanks Miruna!

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  5. Brenda, you truly did an amazing job with this time lapse video, what a great idea. The music was a fun addition to the piece. Well Done Amigo!!!

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    • hahaha, Lori… it’s ok, as a writer I know all about the typo monster. Thanks, it was a fun process.

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  6. I love this, it’s such a neat idea. Great photos. Looked like a wonderful wedding.

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    • Thank you Alouise, it was a beautiful wedding!

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  7. Very nice photos, Brendan! Your sister is very pretty! Thank you for sharing with us.

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    • Thanks Rochelle, it was a fun day for sure!

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  8. Wow. Great job! Excellent music and cool/creative approach to a wedding video. And I love how you ended with bachata–nice touch! 🙂

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    • Thanks Lisa, I really hadn’t decided to do the time lapse for the wedding until late in the day. I think if I would have shot with it in mind this would have turned out even better.

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  9. Thank you for all your hard work BT!! We love the photos and we love you. xo Be safe in Haiti!
    JJ

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    • No problem sis… it was fun!

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  10. this is soooo cool. i cant wait to see all the rest of the photos. but theyre amazing thats for sure!

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    • @Claire – Thanks. The photos are edited and I think Jen’s going to let me add them to my personal facebook page soon. A little bit later on I will be posting some photos here on my website. 😀

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  11. great job brendan, perfect timing of picture and the song
    can i know what song it is?

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    • @Ferry – Thanks, the song is called La Curita by the band Aventura.

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  12. Brendan that time lapse video is awesome! It was a blast getting to know you and your bro over the course of the trip. one word….toga!

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    • @Jason – Toga, Toga, Toga. Hahaha, so much fun!

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