I generally cover weddings which take up to an hour travel time (by car) from our home address in West Kirby, Wirral. I’m regularly travelling to places like St. Helens, Warrington, Ormskirk, Warrington, Chester, Mold, Ruthin, Knutsford, Wilmslow and of course the Wirral. I will consider weddings further away especially at quieter times of the year. There is a small fee to cover weddings further away, please get in touch for more information.
This all depends on what package you choose, you could have me to start with the Bridal prep or at church an hour before the ceremony. Packages go up to the speeches or 9pm and then you can add extra time if required. It’s all here on our packages page.
Every Wedding is different so it depends on if you are having a Church Ceremony and how long the speeches last. On average they are between 90 minutes and two hours.
You will have the full audio for the ceremony, speeches and evening reception. Other audio from the day is audible but I place music tracks of your choice over the top to add emotion and atmosphere. The groom will be given a small lapel microphone to wear during the ceremony and a microphone will be used during speeches and for guests good luck messages.
It is extremely rare for a church to not allow filming. The majority are happy for filming to occur and usually tell us exactly where to position the cameras. Some don’t mind where they go but other prefer the cameras to be kept at the back of the church. This isn’t really a huge problem as it captures the vows really well.
For legal reasons we are not allowed to film the actual signing of the register, this is not a problem as we will set up a shot as soon as you are finished signing but with marriage register page turned over. If you are getting married in a church, please discuss filming with your church office. They may require you to pay a fee to allow filming and may restrict filming to the use of one camera in a fixed position.
This depends on what time of year your wedding is. During quieter months (November to April) it takes around four weeks and during busier times (May-Oct) it takes between four to six weeks. Although it only takes about a week to edit, the reason for the extra time is due to the backlog of weddings we have to get through, especially throughout the summer.
You receive one high definition copy on Blu Ray and a standard definition copy on DVD. Extra copies are available for a fee.
Yes we do a small (about 2-3 mins) highlights video clip for free which will appear at the end of the full wedding video and you also get a link to the clip so you can watch and share it on line. You can pay an extra £50 to get an extended version which will last about two songs.
Yes the Groom will have a small lapel microphone during the ceremony which will record the both of you saying your vows. A table top microphone is used to record the audio during the speeches and a hand held microphone is used to record the good luck messages from the guests. Obviously the video camera also records general sound too.
Yes, I can either send you a FREE Demo DVD in the post (just forward your address) or you can watch it via a link here.
There are lots of shorter video clips on the testimonials page, these are short highlight video clips.
Although it’s always well received if offered, there is no need to provide any food.
This is never a problem. I am a very laid back person and get on with anyone, many photographers recommend me because I work so seamlessly with them, it makes their day so much easier when they get on with the videographer.
I’ve been filming Weddings regularly every year since 1997. I’ve filmed so many different types of weddings at countless venues so you can be rest assured that you’d be booking someone who will take everything in his stride no matter what happens during your big day.
Another reason why this is a good thing; Every year we hear of videographers and photographers go out of business taking couples deposits and sometimes full payments with them. To be in business this long and still doing well shows you that I’m not just a here today gone tomorrow type of outfit. Apart from that, all deposits are put in a holding account which I don’t touch until the wedding day has arrived.
Yes, we have Public Liability and Professional Indemnity. We also have our electrics PAT tested every year.
Strange question I know, but I’ve been to so many weddings where a Photographer has worn something like Jeans, combat shorts etc. It blows my mind every time. I always wear what you would expect; a suit, shirt and tie (although the tie usually gets taken off during the evening).
Yes of course, we do charge a little extra for this, but not much.
After the full lenght video there is a highlights video clip which lasts around one song. It’s footage of the best parts of the day in slow motion and put to a great sound track. You also get a link to the highlight clip so you can share with your family and friends via email or social media.
Always very touching, funny and enjoyable. The guests get the change to say a message direct to the camera, it’s often said that this is the Bride and Groom’s favourite part of the wedding video.
We can discuss the possibility of reducing the cost if you are booking more than one service. The best thing to do is tell us your requirements and we can discuss what discounts can be offered.
Yes we offer a 10% discount for weddings that are between October and April or that are not on a Saturday. Although we already offer affordable wedding videos, if you are holding your wedding during one of these dates then you can really get yourself a cheap wedding video but without the compromise.
We do not promote the wedding video service in any wedding fayres around the Wirral, Liverpool and beyond. We do several wedding fayres throughout the year to promote the Photo Booth or LOVE Letters, we usually announce it on our Facebook page.
I understand if you still feel a bit unsure, it’s a lot of money to spend if you’ve never met someone before. You are welcome to come over to see me at my house in West Kirby, we can have an informal chat about your wedding so you can see if I’m a good match to what you are looking for in a videographer.
It’s really easy, you would be required to complete a booking form which you can download from here or I can email / post one to you. There is also a £150 deposit to be paid which can be done by card over the phone, bank transfer, cheque or cash.
There is no fee for Debit cards but a 3% fee for credit cards (we get charged more for taking payments by credit card so have to pass on the fees).
I’ve been in the Wedding Industry since 1997, so as you can imagine I have come across some wonderful suppliers who I believe can be of some benefit to your own wedding. I’ve created a page of recommended suppliers, I do not benefit from having this list, I don’t get any kick backs from any of them. I’ve just produced the list to hopefully help you find a reputable local supplier in this industry. Click here to see the list.