With so many options for photography and videography, it’s important to make the right choice. With this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. I hope this gives you an insight into how I can work for you.
- What is your videography style, and can we see samples of your previous work?
I like to think my films are a blend of romance and fun, capturing emotive elements while including light-hearted elements of the day.
I use cinematic filming techniques and angles to bring you in to the heart of the action.
I carefully combine your speeches and ceremony into the narrative to tell the story of your day as it happens.
- What is included in your wedding videography packages?
Both my main packages offer a full day’s coverage – getting ready right through to first dance (and a bit beyond)
Ceremony in Full
Speeches in Full
And are there any additional services we can opt for?
Options for a short cinematic teaser film (typically 1 minute)
extended feature edit (typically 20 minutes)
Pre-wedding engagement shoot
Additional days shooting (for destinations and extended events)
- Can you customize a package to fit our specific needs and budget?
If you have specific requirements, please do get in touch, I’ll be happy to discuss all options in full.
- Do you have experience working at our chosen wedding venue, and are you open to visiting it beforehand?
We are lucky to have some spectacular venues around the county. I’ve visited many of them on multiple occasions.
If your wedding is at a location I’ve yet to film at, rest assured I have the expertise to adapt and show the venue off in its full glory. If it helps, I am willing to visit the venue ahead of time.
- How many weddings have you filmed, and can you share testimonials or reviews from previous clients?
Having been filming for 5 years, I have captured over 40 weddings. I have received some lovely feedback from my couples. You can see some of these in my testimonials page.
- What is your preferred approach to capturing candid moments and emotions during a wedding?
I’m normally relaxed and let the action happen with little direction from me. I’ll sometimes take a few moments with you away from your guests and let you have some time to yourselves.
I don’t like to impose in this time. I would like you to feel relaxed so I’ll let you be yourselves and capture your natural interactions.
As for connections between your guests, I tend to take a step back and record the action in a non-invasive way. Angles over the shoulder for example offer an interesting perspective.
- Do you work with a team or shoot solo, and how many videographers will be present on our wedding day?
I normally cover a wedding myself. I have associates I can hire if a second (or even a third) shooter is required. This is a good consideration when having a wedding covering several locations (or days)
- What type of equipment do you use, and do you have backup equipment in case of technical issues?
I have 3 professional grade cameras which I use to cover the ceremony and speeches (with plenty of batteries) I use my main camera all day and my backup cameras and lenses can be relied on in the event of technical issues. I have an arsenal of spare microphones and audio recorders to ensure everything is covered.
- How do you handle coordination with the photographer to ensure a seamless collaboration on the wedding day?
This is one of the most important questions.
I’ve worked with some truly incredible photographers. I’m yet to meet one I don’t get on with. I tend to take a moment before key parts of the day to go over plans on how I intend to capture it. I find a friendly conversation before hand ensures neither of us get in each other’s way.
Throughout the day, I usually let the photographers take the lead, and often work over the shoulder so I’m normally behind then rather than in front.
That being said. I have a great relationship with a friend of mine Pedge Photography
(see link below)
We have a similar approach to our weddings and have established a great collaborative relationship.
If you decide to book both myself and Pedge Photography, we will offer a mutual discount on our packages. Saving you money – and ensure a relaxed, unobtrusive style of both photography and videography (see more)
- What is your editing process like, and how long does it typically take to receive the final wedding video?
I have a fairly streamlined editing process. My teaser films (1 minute) are usually delivered within a few days of the wedding.
I am to have the full gallery of films delivered between 12-16 weeks. Delivery times will very depending in busy periods. If there are delays in the editing process, I will keep you informed so you know where you are in the queue
- Can we choose the soundtrack for our wedding video, and do you offer options for licensed music?
I get asked about music a lot. Music is a very important part of your film. It sets the tone and mood.
I use a number of music libraries which have a range of styles to suit
The main ones I use are Soundstripe and Music Bed. Both of these have great quality music – And Royalty Free)
As for mainstream and popular music, unfortunately, copyright rules mean I would not be able to include the likes of Ed-Sheeran or John legend as your main soundtrack.
Though if you have particular genres and styles, I’ll happily consider your preferences before I get started on the edits
- Are you familiar with or willing to accommodate any cultural or religious traditions specific to our wedding?
I have seen a few weddings with cultural elements. I am happy to work with you to discuss your requirements and how we can accommodate any important customs or traditions
- Do you offer drone footage or other unique cinematography options?
Yes I am A2CofC certified and licensed to use a drone. It is important to check with your venue whether there are any particular restrictions. Please note as well, weather conditions may mean it is not possible to capture aerial footage on the day
- What are the payment terms and schedule for your services?
A booking fee of £200 secures your date, with the final balance payable 30 days before the wedding
- How do you handle unexpected changes or challenges during the wedding day, such as weather disruptions or unforeseen events?
I am to arrive at the venue for preparations 2/3 hours before the ceremony. This allows plenty of time to setup.
Weather of course is something that can change quickly. If you are looking for scenic shots of the venue, I’ll keep an eye out for breaks in the weather and if we are unable to obtain the shots you are looking for, we can arrange an alternative shoot date to capture this and weave that into your total film.
I hope this offers you some peace of mind.
It is important you make an informed decision when picking your photographer and videographer.
Rest assured, I’ll do my best to incorporate as many ideas as I can to make a film that is as unique and personal to you as you deserve.