I found weddings 10 years ago. They were the perfect place to indulge my passion for documenting people. Tradtional weddings videos were like watching hours of CCTV footage. I wanted to create something different from this - something with a realness to it, which would instantly transport you back to that moment in time. I wanted to capture stories that go on an emotional journey, not just taking in the visuals like photography but also capturing the sounds - the laughter, the jokes, the music, the wedding vows and speeches.
I treat each wedding as an individual project with its own unique flavour and I spend a lot of time on the editing, crafting the footage into a beautiful film telling the story of the day.
As well as capturing weddings, I make documentaries and my work includes the BBC Birmingham Newcomer Award
Where are you based?
I am based in Warwick but film across the Midlands
What is your style of filming?
Our style is candid. Throughout the day, we try our best to be unnoticed and out of the way. Enough people will be telling you were to go and when to smile and pose - we avoid all of this. We want to capture genuine moments
of you and you guests having a fantastic time. We never like to pose anything but we are happy to spend time with the bride and groom creating some beautiful
images away from your wedding party.These are still relaxed - we just let you are your partner interact somewhere pretty which we capture on film.
How many people are filming on the day?
Quality is most important when capturing your wedding. To achieve this there are two of us filming on the day. This allows for much richer source material and at key moments allows one of us to concentrate on recording the sound perfectly which is one of the most important aspects of the video. For a two camera shoot, our prices are very competitive.
How long are you there for on the day?
Usually we start filming a couple of hours before the ceremony and finish two hours after the First Dance but I can tailor to your requirements.
I want my wedding filmed but I am concerned that all the filming equipment will clutter the venue and ruin it for my guests?
The equipment we film with now is not like that used in the days of traditional wedding videography. The cameras are nowadays light-weight, microphones are so small they can be hidden in a jacket lapel and for much of the day my second cameraman Peter is using a small glide-cam device which is very unobtrusive. We try to use natural lighting wherever possible but sometimes we might have to light the speeches. This is just a single light that is often placed in the corner of the room.
I am concerned how I will come across on camera?
Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life. You are surrounded by family and friends and are completely taken care of all day by the wedding venue. Wedding day nerves soon disappear and you will soon be relaxed and this will come across clearly on camera.
What is the finished product?
I produce a video capturing all the essentials of your day - either on a DVD or in file format. You will also recieve a short 7 minute key moment film. The films on my website are all the short key moment films. I avoid giving out hours of footage that has been very loosely assembled in the edit. I much prefer to concentrate on the editing of the footage - 100 hours in total. I want to create a film that is visually rich, interesting and constantly moving, something that you will want to watch over and over again.
How long till we can see the videos?
I will post the short key moment film online to preview about 6 weeks after the wedding. I will also give you the opportunity to preview the main hour long film around this time. You can preview this on either a Flash Drive which you can insert into your television to play or a DVD.
Can I choose my own music for the film?
You can add any music you like. You can either send the tracks via e-mail or via a file transfer website. For the key moment film I have to be aware of copyright so will add music which I have paid a license for in the style of the music you have chosen.
Do we need to provide you with a meal on the day?
You don't have to feed us but food is always welcome..
How do I progress with making a booking?
Please send me an e-mail or give me a call to check availability and then we can chat about the day. I require a deposit of £200.