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Lapwing Films is a wedding videography business based in Bingley, West Yorkshire. James has several years of experience in filmmaking and will passionately capture your day as it unfolds naturally.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£950
Details

Products and Services

Wedding Highlights Film
Short Edit (>15 Minutes)
Flexible Hours on the Day
Drone Footage
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Back-Up Equipment
Bridal Prep Shots
Stay Through Speeches
Last-Minute Orders
Engagement Shoots
Complete Footage on DVD or USB
Musical Overlay
Digital Editing
Dollies and Gliders
Stay Through Dancing
Full Description
Lapwing Films is a wedding videography business based in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Owner James has several years of experience in filmmaking and will passionately capture your special day as it unfolds naturally. James can utilise drone footage to include unique aerial images of your venue and guests. He will work discreetly to record your genuine emotions and candid moments, making sure you are enjoying your momentous occasion. Lapwing Films will endeavour to artistically document your authentic love story and create videos you can treasure for years to come. Services Offered Lapwing Films can host a consultation with you to discuss your expectations for your special celebration. James will be happy to travel and can punctually arrive at your agreed time to film for a minimum of eight hours. He can record both you and your partner preparing for the important day ahead, as well as the evening dances. Some of the services and products provided by Lapwing Films include: Highlight films Audio recordings Trailers Extended films Additional hours

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: James Wilson
Congratulations on your engagement! 🎉 Planning your wedding is an exciting time and there's a lot of choice out there when it comes to choosing your videographer. I hope you enjoy watching the videos I've uploaded of some previous weddings I've filmed. If you think we'd be a match, please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have. I'm happy to give you a phone or video call so we can have a chat. Good luck with the wedding planning! Thanks, James.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2020
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
(5)
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The Scotts
Happy couple Married on September
January 2022
Captured the day beautifully
I would really recommend, James did a wonderful job at our wedding.. was everywhere he needed to be but very behind the scenes and but in a lot of effort to make sure our video was perfect in every way.
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The Askems
Happy couple Married on September
January 2022
The best wedding decision you will make!
James was the upmost pro from start to finish! He respectfully asked all the right questions prior to our wedding to ensure he captured everything that was special to us on the big day. He went above and beyond to be in the right place at the right time, from dawn till dusk, just to be sure he would frame those perfect moments that we will be fortunate enough to reminisce with our friends and family. It also helps that he’s super tall! :-D Behind the lens he’s incredibly gifted, demonstrating a real passion for his work. Combine this with his warm personality and thoughtfulness towards your special day, you will be hard pushed to find a better videographer. Perfect service by a true gent!
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The Stephensons
Happy couple Married on August
January 2022
Our Wedding
James did an amazing job on our wedding day. He made us feel so comfortable and blended into the background so well. Our video was a brilliant reminder of the day and he captured everything perfectly. We would definitely recommended Lapwing films to anyone wanting a videographer and we are so pleased that we have the memories to keep.
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The Pearsons
Happy couple Married on August
January 2022
Our Wedding
James did the video for my recent wedding. From start to finish nothing was to big or small. James was professional approachable and listened to everything we wanted. The final product truly represents how much effort and work James put into the video. On behalf of me and my wife thank you James. I highly recommend James if you are looking for a fantastic video to remember your special day forever!
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The Leonards
Happy couple Married on July
January 2022
Calm, memorable and authentic
Wow! I am lost for words for the wonderful video that James has created for our special day! It truly was the most amazing day! James we can not thank you enough for how calm and relaxed you made us feel throughout the day. Some of the detail you have captured without us knowing 🥰🥰 is amazing and will make our special day memorable for the rest of our lives. We wish you all the best for the future, you truly are a credit to your work. X
Location & Contact Details

Address

Bingley, West Yorkshire, BD16 4ES, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Airport

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Weddings with ceilidh bands are always great fun. I've attended two with ceilidh bands - by the time the ceilidh starts, the guests have usually had a few and struggle to remember any of the steps! When the guests do get a handle on things though, it always makes for good filming.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Friendly, personal, discreet, unique, adaptable.

What about your business are you most proud of?

That I manage all aspects of the business myself, from the administrative side to the practical side. I feel it gives me a good handle on everything that's happening booking, filming and deadline wise.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Keep photography and videography separate, otherwise you may find that one gives way to the other. I fell victim to this at my own wedding - our photos were great, but the same people were also doing video at the same time and the resulting product was very lacking.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

It's always interesting to see what the favours are going to be, whether it's a miniature of Jägermeister, a personalised peg with each guest's name on or a stick on tattoo of the couple!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

I have an initial phone/video call with prospective couples to discuss what they're after and to see if we're a match. I then send over my contract for them to look over, ask any questions, or sign if they're happy with it. Then it's a 25% deposit to secure the date. Following this, there's a second phone call three months before the wedding to talk about the finer details as timings are often sorted by that date. This is accompanied by another 25% deposit. Finally, four weeks before the date, there's a last phone call to talk about anything else that's popped up in the planning stage. I also take the final 50% deposit at this point, just so couples aren't thinking about wedding admin the day before their wedding when they're undoubtedly thinking about other things!

What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?

This is a tricky questions. Though there are bits I capture throughout the day that make me think, 'That's going to look great in the film,' it all comes together in the editing process. Finding clips that flow well together, adding in effective transitions and putting a great piece of music over them can make any clip stand out. For that reason, there isn't really any one example I could give from the weddings I've filmed. That being said, whenever I go on holiday I always put together a travel film. A few years ago I went to the far north of Norway and managed to capture several time-lapse sequences of the northern lights. The results were breathtaking!

What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?

I wouldn't have wanted to direct any of the films I like as I don't think I'd enjoy watching them if I'd have been the director as well!

What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?

This is another tricky question and I don't feel there is one answer. It depends on what the couple want - some want dreamy, romantic music whereas others like a more upbeat, folky track. I often have more free rein with the trailers I produce though and, if it fits, I often like to put an epic, building orchestral piece over it to create excitement for the coming films.

Describe how you got into videography.

As I mentioned above, whenever I go on holiday I make a travel film so my wife and I can look back and relive the memories (even if it is accompanied by feelings of overwhelming nostalgia!) That's how I got into videography - making films with my iPhone and action cameras. I learnt all about the editing process through making these films. Over time, I upgraded my equipment to include drones, gimbals and professional cameras. Nothing on holiday is scripted, so you've got to be ready to capture something in an instant. It's the same with a wedding day - you've got to always be ready to capture the special little moments that are unplanned but that add in to the final film.