What is your most memorable wedding?
I am a bit of a perfectionist, and it's not unusual to spend days or even weeks editing my weddings. When you take that approach to producing wedding films, they all become pretty memorable. I can't single out a single wedding, but they all have something in common - each and every couple stamped their personalities on their wedding day and that's what I love as a documentary wedding videographer.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Discreet, cinematic, emotional, immersive, filmic.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I try not to be too proud of myself, but I am honoured that people trust me to film their wedding.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be yourselves. Don't feel obliged to follow trends or tradition.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One bride's Auntie painstakingly sewed a sari into the lining of her "Western" wedding dress in honour of the groom's Asian heritage. It was hidden all day until she revealed it to her guests during the speeches.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I make it as easy and personal as possible. Once a couple has booked, I meet them so that we can get to know each other before the wedding. Shortly before the wedding I send a questionnaire so that I know all the timings and important details.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
A bride and groom who love watersports had a beach wedding and went paddleboarding in the sea. They were wearing their suit/dress.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
It's a French film called Intouchables. It's a story about two people from completely backgrounds and how they push each others boundaries. It's got some amazing comedy moments in - it's not as high brow as it sounds!
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
I endeavour to use different soundtracks every time. Otherwise it's not truly unique. I tend to avoid pop/mainstream music for the same reason.
Describe how you got into videography.
I bought a DSLR when I was living in the French Alps and fell in love with filming. It snowballed from there (terrible pun).