What is your most memorable wedding?
My daughters two years ago, could I say anything else as the proud father of the bride! Seriously I love each and every wedding I get to film because you can't help but connect with the couple and their emotions on the day, it's what I do and what I love. I am a big softy really!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Emotional, Creative and Personal.
What about your business are you most proud of?
In 2019 I won the International Wedding Awards- Best Videographer for the UK and also made the Final three in the Guides For Brides Best Videographer catergory.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Good communication! There are SO many things to organise when planning a wedding and so many suppliers to deal with. My tip is keep your communication with all those suppliers fluid and up to date and things will run like clockwork on the day ;)
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I have see so many personal touches from different venues to suppliers but when the venue or wedding coordinator makes sure that the couple get to take some time alone together after the ceremony even just a few minutes it ensures that they keep their wedding about the two of them and don't get lost in the details and noise of the day.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Well normally after the initial enquiry which is generally through email I get back in touch and let the couple know if I am available for the wedding. Once we have established that I am available I then send the couple my Brochure (pdf) to look through, this discuss everything from my packages and way of working to my shooting style and approach. This also discuses prices and payment options. Once the couple have digested that I then outline the booking process should the couple look to reserve that date with myself,, we usually then make an appointment to meet up for coffee and to chat through their wedding day and generally to get to know each other a little- after all this is a personal service. Once we have met and the couple have booked I then send a questionnaire and contract to fill in and sign. If the wedding is some months off or even over a year as is often the case we will make another appointment nearer the time to talk through their more up to date plans and make sure we know what's happening on the day. We also keep in touch via email and phone calls.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
Ohh that's a good one! There are so many it's hard to say- I think the grooms reactions often as his bride walks done the aisle sometime the emotions are so tangible I can get emotional myself when editing the footage.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
Hannah and Her Sisters with Woody Allen and Mia Farrow. I just love Woody Allen films for the fly on the wall feeling you get when watching his film. He writes and directs characters so well. I would love to just watch him at work rather than direct his films I would learn so much! I also love Wes Anderson, his works a real eye candy.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
Again so many! I love Cinematic stringed music personally but I listen to my couples opinions and tastes. I think music should be like a condiment rather than the main meal if you follow the analogy, it should be subtle and enhance the emotions and vibe of the film. I take a long time choosing the music foe each and every wedding film I produce.
Describe how you got into videography.
In all honestly.. youtube videos. I love to cook and I used to own a food outlet business back in 2011 and we made a few recipe videos to share our passion for food and I ended up loving the filming and editing more than the cooking! It all went from there really!