We Are Maple Tree Films

Both of us are obsessed with mexican food. We’re perfectionists. We frequently take pictures of strangers’ puppies and text them to each other with the caption “what do you think of this one!?” We strive for quality over quantity, always. We just got married ourselves so we know what you’re going through! We immensely enjoy a good cup of coffee (local favourites include Sense Appeal, Dark Horse, and Early Bird). Our dream home has interior brick and high, exposed ceilings. We’re guilty of Instagraming our dinners (Steve’s the chef in the family). All of our celebrations include vanilla, buttercream cupcakes (Melissa’s the baker). On a random weeknight you’ll find us editing away or cuddled on the couch eating Nibs with the latest episode of Suits. Filming couples on the happiest day of their lives makes us the happiest (we’re also a little cheesy). Enough about us though. It’s time we meet and learn all about you!

Steve and Melissa Machnik

Steve holds a BFA in Motion Pictures and Television, specializing in Cinematography, from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He's a perfectionist and film geek all the way. Melissa is a communications and PR professional, stylist, pinterest-addict, and creative keener. She cries at weddings (always) and loves all things candid.


We stumbled into the wedding industry while planning our own wedding and searching for a cinematography company that provided affordable quality. We have since embarked on many journeys and witnessed many beautiful stories unfold. We have worked on a number of commercial projects as well and are always looking for an exciting opportunity. Together we’re a pretty fun team that loves meeting new people, discovering unique styles and traditions and crafting personality-driven works.

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