Our films are heavily place-based and we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we film on. We pay our respects to both the lutruwita / Tasmanian and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait people, and their Elders past, present and emerging.
We are known for our authentic and cinematic way of story-telling. We create impactful and meaningful films through visuals, sounds and colours to keep our films interesting from start to finish. We create an immersive experience and often hear how people are touched by watching our films without having known the couple. Good wedding films tell the story, but it really comes down to this: Great wedding films create an experience.
Our way of filming is relaxed. We love to get to know how you want to feel on your wedding day because this is as important as knowing about all the "things".
Having gone through the experience of getting married, we know its important seeing each other for the first time; the joy and love from those closest; the intimacy in epic locations, and the comfort in being in each others presence. We film your wedding as if we were in your shoes and make sure that it captures all things important to you.
We are based in Hobart, but travel anywhere.
Hi, I'm Lewa.
I believe wholeheartedly in human potential and try to uncover that in my creativity.
When I started The Love Lab back in 2013, I made a promise to create something different: Storytelling that dips below the surface and celebrates the essence of who you are.
I am both scientist and filmmaker and love connecting with people. I enjoy the technical challenges and pushing creative boundaries. I want each one of my films to truly represent you; what you value and stand for. I also want you to feel completely relaxed and at ease so you can focus on celebrating all the joy and love. It’s very much about the experience and the feeling as much as it is about the process.
Born in Germany and raised in Tasmania, my love of film making has taken me to far flung places from the Pacific Islands to the Middle East to the Americas. I delved into the film and television industry in Sydney, working with the likes of Foxtel, ABC and Channel 7. But it would be Tasmania that called me home – an island where The Love Lab and marine science blend seamlessly.
It is here that I meet loved up couples who have traveled the globe – lured by Tasmania’s raw and wild personality. Their love story rolls out across a landscape bathed in nature’s drama. Ask me about intimate island corners or guide me to your secret place. Our journey travels through face-to-face meetings, emails, run-sheet planning and project management. It’s then all wrapped up in your own meaningful wedding film.
Love is creation. It is embracing growth; leaning into life with unwavering enthusiasm, grace, courage and with quiet confidence.
- Lewa's wedding vows 10.11.2017
Lewa | Creative Director, Primary Cinematographer and Editor
Chris | Admin, Logistics and Assistant Editor
Hi, I'm Chris.
My grandparents came to Tasmania after gulags, famine and a World War. It was hope that drove them, and love that sustained them. They were ordinary people living extraordinary lives in extraordinary times. As a kid, I was fascinated. Their journey here seemed straight out of a movie. I wondered, "What would their story be like on film?" This is what motivates me to listen and tell people's stories.
Everyone has a unique and powerful voice and film can be used to shine a light on it. I see weddings as a perfect opportunity to do this - not only does it capture one of the most important days in your life, it's something that also reminds you of where you came from and what is important to you.
My role at The Love Lab is to make sure that everything runs smoothly for your wedding. You'll also see me around on the day organising gear and logistics to make things a little easier for my wife (I also force feed her protein bars and make sure she's hydrated - she's so great at her job, she'll forget about her bodily existence!)
What I love about filming weddings is meeting amazing people. I also get to explore mysterious and wonderful places in Tasmania – caves, forests, mountains, waterfalls, beaches. It has inspired my wonder for nature and makes me feel lucky that we get to film couples against the epic backdrop of Tasmania’s wilderness.
Love is knowing that we are connected to our own true self and when we top ourselves up with love, only then we can pour love into the hearts of others.
- Chris's wedding vows 10.11.2017