Rebecca and Lee were looking for a wedding videographer for their wedding at Hampton Court House when they found me online. We met at a pub in my local Guildford to discuss their expectations from a wedding video. I was over the moon when they chose me as their wedding videographer for their beautiful wedding at the stunning Hampton Court House.
All-day wedding videography
Though I usually film a pre-wedding interview with my clients, Rebecca and Lee changed their minds about a week before the wedding. We chose to simply document the day, so I started off at Rebecca’s parents’ house in Guildford, where she grew up. We soon settled in to the wonderful atmosphere – an aroma of croissants and coffee filled the air and everybody was laughing. The perfect start to a wedding day!
Of course, as ever my assistant and I made our best efforts to be as invisible as possible. This soon paid off – after about half an hour’s filming, the bridal party seemed to forget we were there. The beauty of shooting photo and video together is the consistency – both the still images and video are one matching product with the same look and feel. With the help of my assistant, all material is made by the same people with the same cameras, and the final results are edited and colour-graded to create two final products that belong together. I could tell even from the start that Rebecca and Lee’s photographs were going to turn out beautifully.
Wedding videography at Hampton Court House
Lee asked not to have his wedding preparation filmed, so instead we headed straight over to their wedding venue, the stunning Hampton Court House. I filmed the groom greeting the guests while my assistant was setting up three cameras inside for the ceremony. We fitted Lee and the registrar with radio microphones. There was also a string quartet welcoming the guests, so we made sure we captured this beautiful sound by hiding a microphone in the flowers.
My assistant and I have managed to perfect our choreography in all the time we’ve worked together. The stationary cameras were positioned in such a way that all angles could capture the ceremony with minimal disturbance, while I roamed around freely taking still images. I’m a firm believer in combining wedding videography and wedding photography.
Evening celebrations at Hampton Court House
Later on we followed the newlyweds out for their confetti shot, before closing in on the groomsmen for the speeches. We worked together again to capture moving and still images for the couple portraits, before grabbing some video messages from their nearest and dearest. Integrating video messages into a wedding video gives it a very special personal touch in my opinion.
As the sun set, the evening erupted into a party atmosphere with Lee and Rebecca’s first wedding dance. We took our closing shot of the guests dancing the night away on the dance floor. When we were finished, we created a shorter and longer version for Rebecca and Lee, and sent them the whole package together with their still wedding photography. If you are looking for a wedding videographer perhaps at Hampton Court House, please contact me today.