Is that even possible?

Getting over a fear of being filmed on your wedding day?

Being in front of the video camera when having your picture taking feels weird enough…?

If you hate the idea of being filmed, hate the idea of having cameras follow you round and certainly hate the idea of watching (or hearing) yourself back, how would you ever get over that enough to go on to have your wedding day filmed?

What if I told you it could be as simple as following FIVE top tips from me, a self-confessed camera shy Bride AND Professional Wedding Videographer?


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I’m Charlene and I bet you wouldn’t think from this photo that I feel WEIRD in front of the camera. Like, proper squirming and awkward kinda weird.

Not only am I a tad camera shy, I also hate the sound of my own voice on video.

So much so you never hear me say my own wedding vows on our wedding video because I never edited them in.

Something I MASSIVELY regret now and wish I’d gotten over soon.

Or rather, wish I’d realised the value in being able to relive those moments before it was too late…

Along with filming LOADS of other camera shy couples at their weddings since 2010, I am quite the expert in helping people feel more relaxed on their wedding day.

My couples have always told me my tips and reassurances really helped on their day so, I thought I’d share them with you too!


Wedding Planning and Big Regrets

It’s true that the biggest regret of newlyweds is not having a wedding video (according to Bridebook 75% of couples go on to regret it after their wedding)!

One reason for that is usually the wedding budget. However, for a lot of people they decide not to hire a wedding videographer because they hate the idea of being filmed.

Many of us can’t stand the idea of watching ourselves back, even hearing their own voice. It’s something I can totally relate to!

So why do couples regret not having a wedding video?

For the budget savvy maybe it’s because they wished they’d realised they wanted to book a wedding videographer earlier in the planning to factor the cost in.

It can be quite the challenge to squeeze £1/2/3k on top of the wedding budget so close to the wedding date (I should know, I had to decorate my own cake to save some pennies for better wedding photography!).

For the camera shy, maybe it’s because they realise it’s much more than seeing themselves on the big (or small) screen…?

I’m sure what they alllll have in common about regretting not having a wedding video after the day is the realisation that it went so fast, they wish they could relive it all over again.

With a professional wedding video, that’s all possible!

My Love Gets Sweeter Wedding Videography Showreel shows off some of the moments you’ll LOVE reliving after the day…

A Wedding Video Is Much More Than Just The Two Of You…

It’s about how the day made you feel.

The nerves, the emotions, the love, the laughter and seeing all the bits you didn’t get to soak up on the day.

Seeing past all those initial wedding video worries.

Seeing past your own insecurities and fears.

Hearing yourself saying your vows during the wedding ceremony may initially feel weird but seeing your best friend sitting behind you, fighting back the tears as her best friend gets married, makes it feel irrelevant.

Or maybe your Nan smiling up at you proudly as you walk down the aisle.

Or your Dad giving your Mum’s hand a squeeze as she watches you getting married.

The fear can be very real before the wedding but the fear of not being able to relive your wedding day again is also very real.

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Wedding Videographer Regrets

So, how can you get over ‘the fear’ before it’s too late and you become the friend telling someone you regret not getting a wedding videographer too?

Well you may be excited to hear I wrote a little guide just for you!

For the camera shy couple who are sat on the fence about having a wedding video.

For the nervous couple who really don’t want to be centre of attention but love the idea of having a video to watch back.

For the couple who would love to relive their wedding day and not have to worry about whether they look comfortable in front of the camera.

This is for you.

My Top 5 tips on how to get over the fear of being filmed on your wedding day.

Something to help you see it’s about more than just the two of you (in the best possible way) and to find ways to help it go from scary to totally relaxed and maybe even enjoyable!

If you’d like to have a read then all you need to do is sign up below and you’ll get a special link to download yourself a copy of my FREE guide

‘Wedding Video Fears – Get Over Your Fear Of Being Filmed’