Rivir Sawyer Films is a wedding videography service based in Kelowna, British Columbia. This business is owned and operated by Adam Buchanan, a passionate professional who enjoys working narratives into the recordings he produces. Adam is keen to create videos that showcase the story of the couples who book his services. Adhering to the philosophy that every wedding deserves distinctive and enduring products, he strives to be creative with his approach every time.
Three eye-catching styles are often found in the work of Rivir Sawyer Films. Adam leverages storytelling, short-form, and cinematic techniques to produce a multitude of diverse end products. This versatility makes him an ideal choice for clients who would like their wedding film to be as varied as the celebration itself. Adam can cover the pre-ceremony build-up, the magical “I do” moments, and the reception party. These high-definition films can be offered as highlight videos and raw footage. Using multiple cameras in many locations, Adam can cover the emotional highlights and the main scenes. Other features of this service include additional hours, digital downloads, and client revisions.
3 Reviews for Rivir Sawyer Films
Meg Kubica · Married on 08/06/2019
Creative, passionate friend and videographer for Wedding Day!
Adam is an old friend of mine, and agreed to create our wedding video. He made our wedding video so personal and magical. He is extremely professional, and easy-going and friendly (slightly hilarious) guy to work with. He made it comfortable to be filmed without knowing he was shooting close-ups, and only had his handheld equipment which made it extremely flexible to work with our (2) day-of photographers as well, with minimal footprint. Adam is so creative and attentive to the fine details including the editing of the video, and made only a few requested edits to the film with adding in cuts of specific family members. His music choice and cuts were flawless and took us right back to our special day. His eye for creative and beautiful shots is effortless. It was also special to have him as a vendor and guest at our wedding that day. Highly recommend!Sent on 23/04/2020
Conner Galway · Married on 21/09/2019
Creative, friendly, and we barely even noticed him
All that we knew when we were looking for a wedding videographer was that we wanted something original and creative, something that would tell our story rather than the standard wedding story. Adam blew us away. He listened to our ideas, offered suggestions and collected information like our favorite Spotify playlists, etc. Come wedding day we barely even saw him. He wove in and out of the guests so subtly that now that we've been showing people the video they all ask where the cameraperson was, because they don't remember seeing one. Even our photographers, who of course will always have concerns about working with a videographer for the first time, shared with us how easy Adam was to shoot with and how much they enjoyed him.Sent on 24/03/2020
Most importantly, we are still amazed every time that we watch the video (which must be 100+ times by now). Adam over-delivered for us and created something that we never would have thought was possible. We can't recommend him enough.
Kay Anna · Married on 01/09/2019
Amazing, epic videos and great to work with Adam
We absolutely love the video Adam put together and I am so grateful to have it to watch again and again. My husband and I were on the fence about having a videographer + photographer, and in particular were worried about redundancy with photographers and signing on an entourage of paparazzi, but are so glad we hired both. We never had issues with discreteness and were blown away by the video Adam put together. Adam’s video captures a story of our wedding, weaving together the most epic drone shots, background time lapses and memorable moments.Sent on 28/04/2020
Adam’s videos speak for themselves and are the reason that we chose him as our videographer. I researched numerous filmmakers, but none tell a story as Adam does, or use effects and sweeping landscape views to capture the whole experience and energy of the day. His creations are not a rote chronological recounting of the day, starting with make-up and shirt-buttoning to wedding to party, but rather are beautiful, original and creative films that tell a story and present the moments as an experience that allows the video to be watched over and over again.
What the videos do not portray is how great Adam is to work with, and a ninja. We asked Adam to be as discrete as possible so it would not look like we invited paparazzi to the event, and he completely delivered, without sacrificing the quality of the video. From our initial email to him, he was consistently responsive and accommodating, and after the wedding he put the video together promptly and adjusted it upon request to include a few extra shots of people we later decided we wanted included.
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Team of Rivir Sawyer Films
Adam Buchanan Buchanan
Owner + Operator
Hello! My name is Adam Buchanan, and I spent my youth growing up on Vancouver Island, on the west coast of Canada, and have spent the last decade bouncing between BC and Alberta.
I started shooting weddings after a good friend of mine proposed, and I had just bought a new camera. I hadn't ever seen a wedding film before, but I knew it was something people had documented. After filming and editing my first one, wedding films quickly became one of my favorite things to create because it is such a beautiful document of who you are in this moment of your life.