What is your most memorable wedding?
Filming Chris Butland-Steed from Channel 4's Gogglebox at the Grand Hotel in Brighton as he married the man he loves, Tony. It was the most diva-themed wedding I've ever been to and I loved every second!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Cinematic, fairy-tale, romantic, creative, thoughtful
What about your business are you most proud of?
Following my dream of being a freelance videographer straight out of graduation and having continuous videography work ever since.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
I would say research and recommendations is really important. Look at wedding photos/videos online and find out what style you would like for yours, and if you know the couples in the photos/videos you're looking at, ask which suppliers they used.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
The groom was Bulgarian, so all of the readings were read in English, as well as Bulgarian. And also, during the speeches, the best man and the father of the bride (both English) attempted parts of their speech in Bulgarian - and the table with the groom's Bulgarian friends and family on loved it!
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I discuss my wedding video style with a couple in more detail via email, a phone call or Skype, to ensure that I will provide them with what they are looking for. Once our booking is confirmed, I will arrange to meet the couple at their wedding venue. I will look around the venue and let them know where I plan to place myself during the ceremony and speeches, and check that they are happy with that. I will also request for the photographer to join this meeting too, so that we can all arrange with each other where we will be standing for the important moments. If they can not attend I will have a Skype call or face-to-face meeting with them separately. I will keep in touch via email with any further questions or comments that I have regarding the couple's wedding day. On the day, I will arrive and introduce myself to the wedding party and groomsmen and then continue to film the rest of the day's events.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
Something that meant so much to a groom, that I didn't even realise I had captured, and I was so happy that I had the footage and could include it in his wedding film. It was of him and his disabled mother dancing on the dance floor together with his Dad. (This reception had 600 guests on the dancefloor, which is why I hadn't realised this moment was captured).
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
If we are talking about Hollywood films, then off the top of my head, I would say Titanic, because it's the most epic love story I've ever watched on screen.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
For one video I did, I used an instrumental track from Lord of the Rings (Into the West) and it worked so so beautifully in all of the opening shots of the film.
Describe how you got into videography.
At school I found I loved directing people in my drama classes, and this progressed to directing on film at college in my Media classes, where I fell in love with the art of editing. Then I took a degree in Film Production and my love for creating films continued.