What is your most memorable wedding?
Probably the third wedding I had done, it was in the height of lockdown, so restrictions were pretty tight and couples were forced to have smaller intimate weddings. This particular wedding was at Meldrum house and all the conditions were perfect, a beautifully lit cold, nippy Tuesday morning and a magnificent sunrise later that day. I was doing both photos and videos that day (on my own), so expected it to be a rush, but it was the most laidback wedding I had ever shot, and I am very happy with the results of that day.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
As the owner of our wedding videography and photography business, there are many things that I'm proud of. One of the things that stands out to me the most is how much the business has grown and how it has stretched me both professionally and personally.
Through this business, I've had the opportunity to work with couples from various industries and countries, which has allowed me to expand my skills and expertise in this field. I've been challenged to think creatively and innovatively, which has resulted in some truly stunning and unique videos and photos.
But perhaps the thing I'm most proud of is the connections and relationships that I've made through this business. I've had the privilege of working with so many wonderful couples, and I feel honored to have been a part of their special day. Seeing the joy and happiness on their faces as they watch their wedding footage is one of the most rewarding experiences I could ask for.
I've also had the pleasure of collaborating with other wedding vendors, such as wedding planners and florists, which has allowed me to form lasting relationships within the wedding industry.
Overall, I'm proud of the growth and success of our business, but more importantly, I'm proud of the relationships that we've formed and the memories that we've captured for our couples.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Less of a practical one and more of a philosophical one I guess - But it's just to enjoy the process. These are the good old days, you won't be engaged forever, someday you'll look back as a couple a few years deep into marriage and you'll reminisce on the time that you were planning your wedding, you'll remember all the odd stressful moments, the mundane meetings and venue visits, and every single one of those moments have value, cherish those moments as you experience, don't wait until ten years down the line to think fondly of them, enjoy them now.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Any wedding that involves animals has my heart, there was one particular wedding where there was a Highland Coo and Calf - that was a fun day!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
we believe that every couple is unique, and that's why we take a personalized approach to every wedding. We understand that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, and we strive to make the experience as natural and enjoyable as possible for each couple.
When we work with a couple, we take the time to get to know their personalities, preferences, and style, so that we can create a comfortable and relaxed environment. We believe that the more comfortable a couple feels in front of the camera, the more natural and authentic their footage will be.
We also understand that the wedding day can be hectic, which is why we take a calm and unobtrusive approach to capturing footage. We work in the background, allowing you to enjoy your special day while we capture all of the important moments.
Whether you prefer a traditional approach or a more modern and unique one, we can adapt our style to meet your specific needs and preferences. Our goal is to create a stunning and personalized final product that truly reflects your love story and style.
Overall, we are committed to making the wedding videography and photography experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for our couples. We believe that every couple deserves to have beautiful and timeless footage of their special day, and we are dedicated to making that a reality.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
I've been fortunate enough to capture so many incredible moments over the years, and it's difficult to pinpoint just one as the most exciting. Each wedding that I've been a part of has been special and unique in its own way, and I feel privileged to have been able to capture those moments for the couple.
However, there is one particular wedding shoot that stands out in my mind as a definite highlight. It was a trip to Italy to shoot a couple's wedding in the stunning Tuscan hills of Florence. The entire experience was magical, from the breathtaking views to the intimate ceremony, and it was truly an honor to be a part of it all.
The couple was so in love, and their connection was palpable. It was a joy to capture their special day on camera, and the footage turned out to be some of the most beautiful that I've ever captured.
Overall, while there hasn't been one particular moment that stands out as the most exciting, I feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of so many amazing weddings, including this one in the Tuscan hills.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
I'm unashamed to say that I am a privy to a rom-com and so I would have to go with 'When Hally met Sally'
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
I love my wedding films to feel like an episode of 'This is Us', and so my music choice reflects that, your wedding day should be a cinematic movie-like experience and so the videos I create have to reflect that.
Describe how you got into videography.
As an 11 year old skater my dream was to get recognised and make it as a pro and spend my life skating and travelling around the world competing, and so in an effort to get recognised me an my friends would spend most of our summer days in odd spots around town, Fish markets, back alleys, sketchy areas, filming ourselves for hours attempting big tricks to catch on camera.
I only skate occasionally now, but most days I can be found with a camera in hand - since then, the acne and poor camera work has departed from me, but the joy and fun I had creating those videos has not. I consider every project an honour and a massive responsibility.