What is your most memorable wedding?
Probably the destination wedding in Sardinia. It was an intense, whirlwind adventure getting there and back but the town and wedding itself was such a magical experience that it made all the travel worth it.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Classical, British, Cinematic, Atmospheric, Enthralling
What about your business are you most proud of?
The track record in capturing the unique essence of each wedding we've filmed, rather than operating to a template.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't worry. There is no reason to stress. Things not going to plan, even catastrophically wrong (bride spilling a whole glass of red wine down her dress), have often made the best moments and cherished memories for the couple.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Probably a surprise video from the Groom's favourite author, Danny Wallace, which is significant because his book Yes Man, was directly responsible for the couple getting together.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I'll usually exchange a few emails and have a phone call or meeting with a couple so we can get a sense if we want to work with each other (yep, it's important for both parties), then move to the formalities of booking and contracts. Then a couple of months pre-wedding I'll send a form out to get the precise details and arrange a physical meeting if possible. Then we're well set up for a wedding day whereby I tend to try not to interfere with the couple too much. It's all about documenting naturally.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
On my iphone - a whale diving.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
The Hobbit trilogy - to fulfil the potential provided by the book. Peter Jackson played a blinder with the Lord of the Rings, but the Hobbit was bloated, forced and missed so many key moments.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
I use stock music but I guess anything with build. Having said that, I love the music of Slow Meadow.
Describe how you got into videography.
I'd done bits and pieces on camcorders, etc over the years, but after getting married myself I got a gopro for a round the world honeymoon (because of its size and weight). A travel film I edited of that inspired a friend to ask me to film their wedding. I did that and suddenly people were asking how to book me.