How do we choose a videographer?
Choosing the right wedding videographer is a very individual process- you must first feel a connection to the films you have seen, but most importantly you need to feel comfortable and yourself around whoever you choose. I always recommend an introductory video call, that way we can really get a feel for each other and get all the nerves and questions out of the way ahead of the big day!
What is your videography style?
I work in a documentary style, meaning that I let the day unfold naturally, capturing everything as it happens. An essential part of being a documentary wedding videographer is in seeing magic in the ordinary, and being able to translate all of the joy and emotion into your films in a way that will move you - something I am often complimented on by previous couples. Because it is in allowing you to be your most natural selves that I see the most beauty.
How far do you travel for weddings?
I love to travel to new places and film weddings all over the UK - we have such a richness of landscape and architecture here that continues to inspire me. I do also love exploring further afield though, so whether you're planning a celebration in the English countryside or a destination wedding I would love to hear from you.
What equipment do you use?
Currently I use the Sony A7 series with a mixture of fast cinema lenses. These make great cameras for wedding videography as they are small and often have me mistaken as an extra photographer. I also use small wire-free audio recorders for the main events that mean I'm able to capture great audio without all the fuss, and mix this with ambient audio from the day - something that I know becomes so precious once the day has passed!
Do all of your films have voiceover?
The short answer is that some do, and some don't! Each film I create is tailored and handcrafted to each individual couple, and this means that your films will always be unique. By getting to know you before the day, I am able to tune into your preferences and what is most important to you, and I then work to bring these out in your films in the most heartfelt way possible.
How do you choose the music for each film?
Music is a really important part of creating a meaningful film, and finding the right pieces can be the lengthiest part of the process. Popular music can be tricky and very costly to license, so we work with artists who create fully licensable music to not only celebrate their work but to also create truly timeless films - and it is a mixture of my experience as a videographer, my creative intuition and the atmosphere on the day that guides me in this process!
How long does the editing take?
As mentioned above, this can be a lengthy process - from sorting footage to compiling the main events and then your main films. I aim to have your films back to you within 6-8 weeks of your day, though this can be longer in the busiest part of the year- along the way I will always keep in touch to update you on progress.
When should we book?
In order to maintain a high level of service and communication for my couples, I only take on a limited number of bookings a year, Your experience is my highest priority, and as a result I can book up quickly. If you're considering having me as your wedding videographer then why not get in touch via my contact form here to start the process - and I look forward to hearing more about you and the day you have been planning!