What is your most memorable wedding?
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
My favourite personal touch was a ‘through the keyhole’ film that the best man had secretly recorded around the bride & grooms home. It was funny and sweet and you could tell it was a complete surprise.
What about your business are you most proud of?
This is really important - any film that is going online has to have quite specific copyright and any wedding film professional will tell you this. Some hits are impossible to get licensed.... I once shot a wedding for a cousin of a member of Westlife - even he couldn't get copyright release for his cousins wedding.
That said I do scour licensing resources for great music that can be licensed for wedding films and my current favourite is 'Hold you Tighter' by Kyle Reynolds.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
I loved filming family weddings and got the bug for film straight away.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Everyone is different, although a 'typical' enquiry comes in through the website asking for some information on my packages. We will usually email, then Skype or talk over the phone, agree a package and then the couple complete my booking forms and pay the deposit plus travel expenses.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Easy, Pretty Woman, the most romantic film, with a great story that flows like the tide, up and down then up again..... a great love story.
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
Check with all your suppliers that they have insurance for liability and indemnity. It's a good way to tell the difference between professionals and amateurs.
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
My wedding was so emotional, marrying Amy just a few weeks before my father in law passed away means we realised how precious the memories we were making that day were.
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
We are really proud of delivering great films to our couples and hearing the stories of their 'movie premiere' nights with close family watching the first screening.
Describe how you got into videography.
Couples shedding tears, whether it's the first moment they see each other during a first look or walk down the aisle.