To capture the essence of a wedding day through moving image, videography, film, cinematography or whatever name you prefer, there are 3 things:
The first is Technique. This is the craft part. The right tools - drones, camera, lenses, gimbals, editing skills are essential, and so is meticulous and methodical preparation born out of a passion to create the best result.
The second is something beautiful to shoot. By beauty we mean not just aesthetics, but something that tells us about who we are as humans. Something that tells a story about who we are.
Lastly, the filmmaker needs to appreciate their subject. To show every joy, love, excitement, nervous anticipation, relief, and intimacy of a wedding, the videographer needs to invest in the moments.
We shoot weddings because each one is a lifelong story with a wholly unique set of circumstances leading to that point. That makes it beautiful. There is no other day which so deliberately and so intentionally celebrates the splendour of humanity - of love, family, friends and commitment to each other. No other creature can know that except for us humans. That is worth capturing. Of all the weddings we've filmed over the years, there's one common thread: every person is beautiful and every wedding is precious.
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