What is your most memorable wedding?
I once did a wedding where everybody, and when I say everybody... EVERYBODY (bride included) during the dinner held their hands behind their backs and proceeded to eat their (messy) chocolate desserts without the use of their hands. Very messy. Very funny.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Unobtrusive / Natural / Dynamic / Fun / Cinematic
What about your business are you most proud of?
I’m proud of my highlights videos, I think they’re genuinely different. They’re not slow and drawn out... they’re fun for everyone to watch!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Apart from booking a videographer? Take time for yourselves, planning a wedding can be stressful. It’s important to take a step back and take a break from the planning. It will take the stress out and on the day, you’ll be more relaxed :). Me and my fiancé are planning a wedding, and there are 100s of suppliers in each category, find one you really like and arrange a video call to see if they are the right fit for your wedding.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
One wedding I shot had vinyls hung in front of the windows, it looked really cool (especially as the evening light poured in).
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I would always recommend a Skype call or even better a coffee or tea. It’s good to get to know who you’re working with (for both parties) and go over how everything works and answer any questions.
Once you have booked, I’m always available for a chat but will get back in touch with you about a month before the wedding with some final details!
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
Not wedding related, but I filmed a Bar Mitzvah and the mother had a arranged a ‘Greatest Showman’ cover band to sing ‘The Greatest Show’ as he was a massive fan - and then he got up and joined them dancing and singing. It was awesome!
Wedding related was during a speech, the best man had got Keith from The Office to record a message! The roof nearly toppled from all the laughter. Big fan.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
How can I just have one?!
The Truman Show - Because it’s an amazing story
Jurassic Park - Because maybe I could have worked with Steven Spielberg and he’s my idol. Plus it has great visual storytelling. The ripple in the cup is such a genius idea.
Fargo - Because yah.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
I like lively music, I try and stray away from songs that are slow and *overly* sentimental. Wedding days are fun, people are happy! Some songs can be downright depressing. That’s not the vibe I go for.
Describe how you got into videography.
I took a masters in film production and by chance, landed a gig filming a wedding. I went in with my own style because I didn’t want to be influenced by what was ‘on trend’ and people seemed to love it. The rest was history!