What is your most memorable wedding?
I have loved filming weddings in either woodlands or Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. I love woodland weddings with tipis as its rustic, romantic and fun. Blenheim Palace always has a special place in my heart, as in December 2006, I proposed to the love of my life on the Bridge over the Lake.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Discreet, Unobtrusive, professional, prepared, creative
What about your business are you most proud of?
I'm proud to be able to film on the day and for guests & the couple to not see me most of the day. You capture real emotions that way.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Think about the timings of your wedding. Give yourself enough time at the drinks receptions. This is key if you want to have a drink with your guests. There are three parts to a drinks reception... Group Shots (including family shots, bid group shot and confetti), Couple Shots and chilling out with your guests. I go to a lot of weddings where the couple are stressed because they can't have a drink with their friends. The reasons for this are as follows. 1) Too many guest/family photos (these take time) 2) Too much time away from your quests when taking your couple shots. 3) The distance between the ceremony and reception venue (if they are seperate). Travel time can eat into your drinks reception, especially if the first part of the day happens to be running late.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I think when couples create personal messages as favours for their guests. this can be personal messages or things that show their guests personality.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We believe that every couple should be able to have the opportunity to have a wedding video. We will not only produce a gorgeous wedding video for your special day, but we also will be discreet, punctual, friendly, helpful and above all prepared.
We come prepared for every eventuality. We always bring extra cameras/equipment, we always make sure the audio is the best it can be (with wireless mics for vows and external mics for speeches).
Our team has a wealth of experience filming weddings, filming around 50 weddings a year. Please do get in touch with us with your filming requirements for the day if you can't find what you are looking for. We are always happy to help you get what you would like.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
I caught one of the guests proposing to the sister of the bride, Such an amazing moment. (The gent did clear it with the bride and groom first :) )
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
I wish i had directed Tolkein's, Lord of the Rings Trilogy as I would have loved to have casted and directed the character, Tom Bombadil into the film. But saying that, the trilogy, in my opinion, is the best bit of cinema in recent history.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
I like to edit to music without words, as it creates an atmosphere where i can add in our couples promises to each other.
Describe how you got into videography.
I've always loved movies, so was interested in all the BTS clips I saw. I studied Film Production at Uni. It wasn't until I started filming friends weddings in 2005-2006, that i felt this was it. I found that creating couples love stories and capturing memories of their special day was the most rewarding and special thing I could do. There was no looking back. Weddings were my thing!