What is your most memorable wedding?
I remember filming a wedding reception on private school grounds in Surrey where the bride and groom had huge tipi huts for their Glastonbury themed wedding! It was so much fun.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Cinematic, tasteful, fun, attention to detail, emotional
What about your business are you most proud of?
Overwhelmingly positive feedback from the happy couples and having the opportunity to tell a story in the most creative way
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Allow time just for yourselves on the day itself. Take in the moment as it pass so quickly.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Its usually when the bride or groom have lost a friend or family and create a mini shrine for them placed at the wedding. I find this truly touching.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Discuss your requirements over the phone then meeting for a tea/coffee (paid for of course) to have a good chat about your wedding and filming ideas
What is the most exciting thing you have caught on camera?
Tricky to answer! I have filmed staged dances, fireworks, flying lanterns, singing waiters the list goes on for exciting things
What is the one film you wish you had directed and why?
The Shawshank Redemption mainly because it tells the story of hope in life and I feel its an emotional film where a lot of people connect with
What is your favourite soundtrack to put to a wedding video?
Enya - Book Of Days or My Name Is Lincoln by Steve Jablonsky (from the film The Island)
Describe how you got into videography.
Studied film and have worked with post production since 2002. My friends and I were on holiday and they were getting married at the time and had a videographer. All it took was for them to say "Stuart you could do that" and with my experience and passion for creating stories Film4Life Productions was born