“You NEED to meet with these guys they are a friendly, caring and genuine team! When Charlene was at my mums house filming us all getting ready she just fitted in and became part of the wedding party, helping whenever she could and I know the guys felt the same at the other house.
They are easy to speak to and are open to any suggestions and concerns you may have. GO AND MEET THEM!!!” Kate & Will
It turns out video and film have been a love in my life much earlier than I realised.
From filming my Barbies and Sylvanians in my bedroom, to the dodgy dance routines I filmed with friends after school ( which reminds me, I really should burn those VHS’s). My love of film took me to media college in my hometown of Nottingham and then on to Liverpool where I found a love for editing (and the love of my life, Lee, but more on him later).
Making an awesome cup of tea got me far in the TV and film world and I was honoured to be asked to assist on a few things including Mr Bean’s Holiday and even edited an amazing Feature called Charlie Noades R.I.P working alongside some Liverpool comedy legends like Neil Fitzmaurice and John Thomson.
I definitely felt drawn to comedy and it’s no surprise really that when it comes to your wedding day I look for the fun and laughter hidden between those moments of romance.
I love creating a film that shows off not only how awesome and incredibly wonderful your wedding was but also how much fun you guys have together.
Romance can be fun, right?
Even though Lee is from Burscough, Lancashire we actually met at Camp Tanadoona in Minnesota where we both worked as Camp Leaders! We were engaged on our 1 year anniversary and it took 7 years to finally get married!
When it came to our wedding day I knew I wanted to have it filmed but it took me a while to persuade Lee…
He had preconceptions that wedding videos were all about soft focus and cheesy fades with huge cameras dominating the day. I wanted it to be anything but! Fast-forward to a few months after the wedding when I showed him our finished wedding highlights film (that I’d edited myself) and it turns out he actually loves wedding videos, well, at least my wedding videos! He is now adamant that it is better than our wedding photos!
Have a peek at our wedding highlights film here. We celebrated our big day at the Hillbark Hotel in the Wirral. It’s crazy how much my style, both personally and as a filmmaker, as changed since then!
Lee liked our final wedding DVD so much that for our first Christmas together as a married couple he bought me a web address named after the song we shared our first dance to…Love Gets Sweeter.
All to inspire me to start up as my own business. That was back in 2009!!
I’m so glad I made that leap to start this as my own business. I honestly love weddings, I love nothing more than capturing all those beautiful moments and editing them into a perfect film that really reflects your amazing day.
I even love getting involved if things should need a helping hand and have been known to step in and sew bridesmaid’s into their dresses, pick stickers off new shoes, fix a million buttonholes…I’m quite multi-talented now and have lots of hidden wedding related skills. You only have to ask my previous Bride’s and Groom, you can read some lovely words from them HERE.
So there you go, from school to our wedding in the blink of an eye.
Our daughter Paisley has now made our 2 a 3 and we love nothing more than going on adventures together and, of course, filming them all. I couldn’t imagine not capturing key moments with our camera now, can you…?
Photo thanks to the talented Kelly Clarke at Image Splash