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I read lots of posts on Facebook and hints from our Real Weddings Brides that they regret not having their Wedding Day filmed. So today we take a look at Wedding Videography by Mette at Tinsel Town Weddings, who has some great advice on what to look out for when choosing a videographer for your own Wedding Day. It’s a lot of money so take their advice on board when you go searching! PS – Check the little video clip out!

 

Q: Tell us a bit more about TinselTown Wedding Films, how you got started and how long you’ve been going?

I have been a video editor for a number of years now and gradually got into weddings through editing freelance for a number of other wedding videography companies. Right from the start I loved being a part of something which is such a special and unique experience for every couple, and the more weddings I edited the more I realised I wanted to build my own company where I could have full artistic licence on what I produced. But more than that, I wanted to create a different type of wedding film than the norm. I think my style of films stand out because not only do I film to capture emotions, but I try to do this in a dynamic style which allows me to then edit some great footage into a music driven film.

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Q: I see many posts of Brides regretting not having a videographer video their wedding. What advice do you have for them when making the decision?

DO IT!! You are absolutely right that so many Brides’ main regret is not having their wedding professionally captured. And guess what, I was one of them!! I got married long before I started in the wedding industry, and in order to cut costs my wedding was videoed by a guest who assured me they were capable of filming, and after which I was going to then edit the footage. Unfortunately he didn’t really know what he was doing and it was all a disaster, and I still kick myself today for not hiring a professional – magnified times ten given what I now do for a living! I appreciate everyone has a budget, but your photos and video are the only real lasting memories of the day and really shouldn’t be scrimped on – you simply don’t get a second chance. The day goes by so quickly that you will be glad afterwards that you’ll always have your wedding vows, those moving speeches, footage of your family and friends enjoying the day, and even some dodgy best man jokes (ok, maybe not those) to relive whenever you want – whilst photographers are important, only a videographer can capture all that. Not only that, in most cases there are people who you would have loved to have been there but simply couldn’t for whatever reason – sharing your wedding video with them is at least the next best thing to being there.

 

 

Laura + Nicky 12th September 2015 from TinselTown Wedding Films on Vimeo.

Q: There’s plenty of videographers to choose from, what should brides consider when deciding on who’s right for them?

Always do your research. I see plenty of Brides almost boasting on how they got a videographer for the cheapest price, but it’s usually a false economy. The only thing that should matter is whether you are getting value for money. Videographers can range from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds, but before hiring anyone always check out the quality of their work (if the camera work is all wobbly and the sound quality not great on the examples, don’t expect yours to be any better!) and then compare it to others to make sure you are getting the best videographer for your budget. Also make sure they have proper insurance and a contract otherwise you will have next to no comeback if anything goes wrong.

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Q: What makes TinselTown Wedding Films stand out from the crowd & why should brides come to you?

As I mentioned earlier, I think my style of filming offers something different. Contemporary style highlights films have become very popular recently and are thankfully phasing out the older documentary type videos, but I wanted to create an alternative cinematic style which will hopefully last the test of time. So far I have had a lot of interest and great feedback which for me makes everything worth while. I also think that when couples invest their money in you it is important to offer them as much confidence as possible, which is why I come with an enhanced DBS check (CRB and ISA check), comprehensive public liability and professional indemnity insurance, all my work has proper music licences, and I am a firm believer in quality over quantity and so limit the amount of weddings I cover a year.

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Q: What has been your biggest achievement to date? (Doesn’t have to be wedding related).

Without doubt having my twin girls. It’s great fun watching them grow up, and being a twin myself at least I’ll be able to pass on some first hand advice!

 

Q: Have you had any one particular moment that has stood out head and shoulders above the rest when videoing a wedding & what was it?

A recent wedding I shot, the Bride and Groom said they were a little camera shy and were very keen to have mostly candid, discreet filming which is obviously not a problem. But after the photoshoot myself and the photographer just felt there was something missing, so we suggested that we all sneak off after the meal while all the guests were still mingling to a nearby field which had a great scenic backdrop and do some styled shots, and to their surprise they absolutely loved it! Not only that we got some amazing footage which really helped make the video and photos. (By the way, if you are looking for a brilliant photographer I can thoroughly recommend Potters Instinct Photography :) )

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Q: Do you have any special offers on at the moment that you’d like us to mention?

Yes I have a Winter / Spring offer on until April 2016 where you can get coverage of your ceremony through to first dance and an edited feature film for £595.

All my other packages currently have a 25% discount on too, but you’ll have to be quick with that as I’m getting quite booked up for next year so it won’t be there for long!

 

So avoid the same mistake that Mette made, (and I have to say ourselves as well), and give some real consideration to having a professional video your Wedding Day. It’s a decision I’m sure you won’t regret!

 

Website: www.tinseltownweddings.co.uk

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TinselTownWeddingFilms

 

E-mail: info@tinseltownweddings.co.uk

Another busy week on our wedding blog with wedding hampers as unique wedding gifts, some gorgeous wedding wraps and some absolute stunning photography. So here’s a quick catch up of all our wedding chat over the past week!

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We kicked off with something a little unusual but bespoke and unique at the same time. We introduced Hampers by Lucy, she makes wonderful bespoke hampers to your own requirements based on the recipient!

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Click here to find out more about Lucy’s Hampers and what she’s able to do to make that wedding gift that little bit more personal & special.

  

Next we looked at some gorgeous wedding wraps and bridal stoles from Wonderful Wraps. Some of her wraps have even been worn by well known celebrities.

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Take a look at more of these beautiful wedding wraps, perfect to keep you warm in those chillier months!

  

Finally we introduced husband & wife team Nikki and Neill of Georgie H Photography. Nikki was very helpful in giving some really good insights as to what to look for when choosing your wedding day Photographer.

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Have a closer look at some of their work, their wedding day photographs by Georgie H Photography are amazing at capturing the love, joy and happiness of a wedding.

  

Well that’s our quick little roundup of this weeks wedding talk. Keep an eye out next week for our wedding mood board and more wedding wondefulness!

  

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Deciding on who is going to capture your wedding day on camera is another one of those big decisions you have to make in planning your big day. It’s so very important as it’s going to be the lasing memories of your day, so you want your wedding day photos to remind you of all the love, joy and happiness of the day, even years down the line. So today I introduce Husband & Wife team Georgie H Photography with some really good pointers when it comes to choosing your Wedding Photographer.

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Q: Tell us a little bit about Georgie H Photography. How you got started and how long have you being going.

Georgie H Photography have been rocking the photography world since 2012. The company was developed after Neill received his diploma in photography and was unsure of the route to take. As a couple we decided to launch GHP so Neill could work for himself, when in fact he actually works for me! Our first wedding booking was actually an actress who used to be a regular in Hollyoaks, once we confirmed that booking the business just blew up for us and has been thriving ever since. I started out by working behind the scenes, talking to the clients and on the day I would go and assist Neill. Then Neill decided to buy me a camera and teach me a thing or two. Neill and I are also husband and wife, so we have been where the couple we are working for before, we know how stressful/exciting/overwhelming a wedding can be, so we are on hand to help out! We run our business as if we are the couple getting married, how would we want to be treated? what do we expect from a photographer? Many brides we speak to tend to say “this may sound like a silly question” Neill always replies “If you don’t know the answer, it’s not a silly question.” I also think our own story is very unique and people like the fact we are married and we have been in the position they are in. If you want to find out our story head over to www.georgiehphotography.com/about

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Q: What inspires you and your photography?

The people we work with. Each couple is so different and so unique, each couple has a story and we love hearing them! And when we create THAT image, the wow image for a couple, or when we capture a moment with a loved one, to know those images are going to be treasured forever, put on a wall is such a great feeling. We also love seeing so many of our images as facebook profile pics ha!

Also each other, each wedding we do, we set a picture target, best pic of brides mum, best sun set pic etc, and we are always trying to out-do each other, it pushes each of us to be and do better.

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Q: What should brides to be looking for when choosing a wedding photographer?

Someone who has the whole package that fits your budget, and make sure you allocate as much as you can to photography.

In this industry I have noticed a few trends, you have the photographers who have substandard work but are the nicest people and a couple will get on with them really well, then the other end of the scale you have photographers who have fantastic end products, their photoshop skills are second to none, their equipment is the best out there but they are rude and arrogant and lack people skills.

The photographer(s) are going to be a big part of your day, they are probably going to be with you and around you more than most for a large portion of the day, choose a company you can get on with, someone you feel comfortable with and someone who has a great end product. Many photographers will say you MUST meet a photographer before you book them, I don’t think this is always the case, I have couples who I have not met yet have spoken to over the phone and exchanged email after email with and I know so much better than meeting them for an hour to pour over albums.

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Q: What advice can you give couples when it comes to the photos for their big day?

Do not stress. If you do, it will show in your pictures.  If you haven’t done something up to a few days prior, it’s not that important, AND if anything goes wrong and due to the amount of factors revolving around a wedding, things might just go wrong, as long as you and your partner end up married at the end of the day, who cares? We have had cakes being dropped, cars break down, a registrar refusing to marry a couple as the paper work didn’t add up (they finally got married 5 hours late) at the end of each day they are all married…..that is all that matters (and that you have some pics to prove it)

Don’t over think your pictures, with trends such as pintrest it becomes so easy to sit and say oh yes I want the same as that, I want that and that, we say to each couple, do your own thing, make your own day, make other brides want to copy you! No image is ever going to be the same, you will never have the same weather, emotion, people, back drops, don’t coy images, create your own!

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Q: With so many wedding photographers to choose from what makes you stand out?

I think there are a few things that help us stand out as a team, firstly communication. Our communication is second to none, we try and answer all emails/calls within a few hours and we are always just on the other end of an email or phone for our clients.  The fact I also work in events I think helps, I am able to offer advice/help the day run smoothly as well as take pictures. We are also on hand on the day to help, I am way into double digits now for the amount of times I have dressed a bride, we help look after children, we have driven brides and grooms and family members around. We say to every couple, we want the best from them, and if this means we have to help out so they are less stressed of course we are more than happy to do so! The only thing, and even after shooting over 200 weddings neither of us have yet to master is….. putting on the button hole! Cannot do it! And lastly, our final product, we put everything into a couple’s day and I think it shows when they receive their final images.

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Q: What’s your biggest achievement so far to date? It doesn’t have to be wedding related.

The company has to be our biggest joint achievement, starting from nothing to where we are now is such a great testament to our hard work, love for what we do and commitment.

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Q: What does the future have in store for Georgie H Photography Weddings?

To keep on progressing, we never rest on what we have, what we can do. We always push ourselves, always strive to better than the last wedding, Neill always has his eye on new equipment and new ideas. I would love to add a planning side to the company, so you never know Georgie H events has a nice ring to it x

  

Some great advice and some amazing images from Georgie H Photography. If you want to find out more about Nikki & Neill of Georgie H Photography then take a look on their website or like their Facebook page below!

  

Website: http://www.georgiehphotography.com/

  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgiehphotography

  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgiehphoto