Stephanie and Rob were the first couple to book me that I didn't already know. My first enquiry as a professional wedding videographer. I remember the drive over to their house one evening after my day job, I couldn't decide if I was nervous or excited. All sorts of questions going through my head; What will they want from me? What if they don't like me? How much do I charge?
But it was fine. They were lovely and we just hit it off. I knew within the first 10 seconds that we would get a long and soon Stephanie and I were talking all things wedding and getting excited about the day.
I think it's fair to say, and I don't think he'll disagree, but Rob seemed a bit apprehensive at the thought of having a wedding video. He, like a lot of us, (including me by the way!) are not keen on the idea of being centre of attention with cameras shoved in our faces. I reassured him that my style was to stay out of the way and that I aim for them to barely notice I'm there - which by the way I achieved during the ceremony because an engaged couple at Steph & Robs wedding actually booked me for their wedding (Jayne & Dan's Sidmouth Harbour Hotel wedding this August) because they "didn't even see me while I was filming the ceremony"
Rob and Stephanie's wedding was to be at the stunning Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon. As I was just starting out in the wedding industry, I had no idea of the beauty and history of the venue. Dartington Hall is a fairy tale of an English country estate on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon. The sun was shining which was perfect for the out door ceremony in the stunning courtyard with a canopy of branches framing the ceremony area. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained with colour all year round. The great hall is a dramatic room for speeches and the wedding breakfast and the acoustics are brilliant for live music.
I made Stephanie & Rob a two short videos to their chosen song, edited the full ceremony, speeches and first dance and created a DVD with all their videos on.
Below are some stills from video footage I captured on the day and right at the bottom, is one of the short videos (my very first!)
If you'd like to find out more about how I can capture your wedding day, please contact me either via my website, direct on 07791650235 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org