We are based in Harpenden in Hertfordshire, but will travel all over the UK and abroad. Most of our clients are based in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex although were always happy to travel further.
We shoot edit everything ourselves, nothing is sent off to a third party. Sometimes in the busy wedding season this may mean your film or photographs takes a little longer to deliver but we feel its worth having that personal touch.
We are based in Harpenden in Hertfordshire but will travel all over the UK and abroad.
We charge a small travel expense beyond a 1.5hr drive for an overnight stay as its very difficult to drive a long way after filming a wedding for 10-12 hrs!
Mostly this charge is around £100 depending on the location and availability in the area of the wedding.
Of course! We prefer to meet our clients before they book us so they can get a feel of who they are booking for their day.
However this is not always possible due to location etc so FaceTime and Skype are great alternatives.
We offer pre-wedding shoots at a small cost when booking with us so you can get a feel of working with us too!
Once we have met or chatted on Skype or FaceTime we can arrange a booking form for you to fill in all the basics of the day.
Following that, there will be a contract for you to check and sign electronically.
A 20% deposit is required to secure your date with us, with the remainder 1 week before the wedding.
We like to start with your bridal and groom prep. to capture the day as it unfolds – this is a very important part of the film or photography to later share with your other half.
It’s is not always easy to capture the groom if he is getting ready in a separate location when using just one videographer, we always recommend having an extra videographer if the bride and groom are in separate locations during the prep.
We then head over to the ceremony location where we would set up our cameras and sound equipment and capture the details of the venue when possible. We film the whole ceremony with at least 2 cameras to get different angles and perspectives. After the ceremony, when the couple photography happens, as videographers we like to document this and hopefully create some cinematic shots to compliment your film.
Your dance will be captured again by at least 2 cameras and we like to make sure we film enough of your gusts dancing and having fun before we finish.
We try to be as discreet as possible during your day especially during emotional moments, we won’t ask you to repeat any key moments and let your day unfold as it should do, so you and your loved ones can enjoy the day and not feel overwhelmed by us.
We feel sound is a very important part of your day, whether its your ceremony, the speeches or even kind and funny words spoken during the preparations. We like to integrate these words into your film along with background music.
We use a mix of lapel mics (on the groom- not on THE DRESS!), external mics mounted on the cameras and sound recorders either plugged into the PA system or placed within the room to capture speeches, readings etc.
We use Sony as our main brand of cameras and lenses, our main camera are the Sony A7RII, Sony A6500 and the Sony A6300.
We have a range of prime lenses and zoom lenses along with sliders, gimbals. Our drone is a DJI -Inspire 2 with a X5S camera. All these gadgets enable us to capture you in a cinematic way.
We film all weddings in 4K and downsize in post production to create crisp detailed footage , some clients like to have the 4K films as they are already on the 4K platforms with their TV’s etc. 4K films are future proof – well for the time being!
Sound is recorded all day using mics mounted on cameras and external mics for recording readings, the speeches etc. Lapel mics are used for the groom to capture the ceremony and we plug into the PA system if we can to capture any mics that are used in the venue.
We think sound is very important in telling your story and using these amazing tools we aim to deliver your unique story in all its glory.
After the excitement of your big day we get started on backing up all of your footage on our server. This back up is a RAID system providing the backbone of our films. Then the magic happens where we craft your footage using our editing software.
We try to get you a sneaky peak as soon as we can so you can relive and share a moment with friends and family.
Going through footage from several cameras is very time consuming, we like to pick out the bet bits to show off your films to the best we possibly can. We usually share the highlights film within 3-4 weeks, and then if you have a full film 6-10 weeks after the wedding day depending on the season.
Films will be shared as an online Vimeo link, and then delivered on a USB.
Depending on the size of your wedding and budget we always recommend at least 2 videographers to get the best coverage and cinematic shots to make your film more special, however if your budget does not allow this then we do what we can as 1 person. When shooting alone we will have at least 1 static camera rolling during key moments such as the ceremony and speeches etc.
For either situation one will always be there to document and the other will be there to capture more creative shots.
It helps having 2 people when the Bride and groom prep. are not in the same location. When filming it’s nice to have the extra person to make creative shots using the drone or slider, thus improving the film quality immensely.
If you have a large wedding its always good to have 2 photographers, so one can capture the guests and family while the other concentrates on the couple.
We like to be as unobtrusive and creative as possible with a documentary approach to capture your day as it unfolds.
We always strive to bring your own personalities come though in the film and photography and aim to create films and photographs as individual as possible. We don’t like pose you much but rather let natural moments happen when we document the couple portrait session after the ceremony.
We like to let colour be real – no fussy filters just real simple light and airy photographs and videography.
Photographs say a million words but video can show you that emotion and capture this memories in all their glory to cherish always.
We have some of the best modern equipment available to film weddings and we have the experience and knowledge to compliment this to produce your wedding video thats 100% better than your uncle filming it on their camcorder.
We prefer to use licensed music on our wedding films as this will be in line with Copyright laws UK & worldwide. We have a subscription to a very good quality licensed music supplier, we choose tracks we think will compliment your wedding and offer a selection if needs be.
We appreciate our client may wish to use commercial music for their films and were happy to discuss options for you.
Our in house licensed drone operator Paul is able to fly in good weather, if the weather turns wet or windy (even snow) he cant fly.
We offer our drone as a fancy extra that gives our films a cinematic look and feel, the drone is usually flown on the Peony package and we also need permission from the venue to do so.
If it is bad weather on the wedding day we will try our best to coordinate with the venue to capture the location in all its glory on a date after the wedding.
This obviously wouldn’t include the wedding party or a flight during your portrait session, but it will add an amazing cinematic feel for your wedding film.