Skiing & snowboarding at Zell am See wedding

Skiing & snowboarding at Zell am See wedding
In early January 2019, I was asked by a good friend and amazing photographer if I was available to join her at a wedding in Zell am See. An Austrian town on Lake Zell, south of the city of Salzburg. The wedding was set for 12 March but the couple, Gerry-Rae and Nick, still hadn’t nailed down their venue after initial teething problems with their original and first [...]

Speaking at The Video Show: inspiring budding cinematographers

Speaking at The Video Show: inspiring budding cinematographers
I am in love with storytelling and beautiful cinematography. As well as using this passion to film and produce gorgeous wedding, proposal and elopement films, I am also a videography trainer and mentor. This month, I will be at the NEC in Birmingham sharing insight, opinion, tips and tricks on videography, storytelling and cinematography. It’s my second year att[...]

Emotional grooms make wonderful wedding films

Emotional grooms make wonderful wedding films
I recently spent some time looking fondly back at some of my favourite weddings over the years and realised how emotional some of my grooms' reactions were. And, it seems I am not alone in finding such raw emotion a wonderful thing. After putting together a montage film of some of those most memorable groom reactions, I shared it with a journalist friend. She sh[...]

2018: A Wedding Videographer’s Highlights

2018: A Wedding Videographer's Highlights
At the end of each year, I always love looking back on all the wonderful moments from the weddings I've filmed at. And 2018 has once again been a brilliant year for Story Of Your Day with fantastic memories. I've enjoyed filming weddings and celebrations across the UK, Europe and Asia, and I've also had a few other cinematography adventures too. Corporate work .[...]

Getting married in Switzerland // Wedding Films

Getting married in Switzerland // Wedding Films
Dreaming of a destination wedding in Switzerland? You're not alone. At Story Of Your Day, we've seen such a huge interest in couples travelling overseas to enjoy a Swiss wedding. Of course, we know why... Switzerland is quite simply, beautiful. Filled with deep forests, amazing lakes and glaciers, impressive castles, magnificent cathedrals, traditional churches.[...]

Aldby Park in Yorkshire – a marvellous marquee wedding

Aldby Park in Yorkshire - a marvellous marquee wedding
In the seventh of our series of ‘real weddings’, I wanted to share with you the story of Jody and Roxy. A beautiful couple who came armed with amazing ideas for their Yorkshire summer wedding. Their chosen venue - Aldby Park, a country estate in the delightful village of Buttercrambe near the village of Stamford Bridge in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Aldby Park[...]

A Mallorca wedding with a party vibe

A Mallorca wedding with a party vibe
In the sixth of our series of ‘real weddings’ it’s time to tell you about an amazing and unforgettable wedding I filmed this June at La Fortaleza, overlooking the bay of Pollensa in Majorca and a key location for where the BBC thriller, The Night Manager, was filmed. I’ve filmed at some very exclusive wedding venues in Europe. including Castle Howard in Yorkshi[...]

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace – a Lake Geneva wedding

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace - a Lake Geneva wedding
There’s no denying it. I am so very lucky to live in such a beautiful country as Switzerland. In terms of my bucket list of places I always wanted to film, it ticks almost all the boxes Gorgeous scenery including mountains and lakes ✓ Snow ✓ Warm sunshine ✓ 'Chocolate box’ villages ✓ Chic and romantic cities ✓ Fabulous venues ✓ And international couples with [...]

How to keep calm on your wedding day // Advice from a wedding videographer

How to keep calm on your wedding day // Advice from a wedding videographer
With all the best intentions and laid out plans, things do go wrong… but the key to avoid this ruining your wedding day is to let go of control on the day and accept that 'what will be will be'. Saturday evening: I’m currently traveling from one Swiss wedding to another. I am on a train literally leaving the rain and storms behind me, working my way along the va[...]

Palais Schönburg: a Vienna wedding film

Palais Schönburg: a Vienna wedding film
"Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes." Welcome to Vienna... described affectionately by The Lonely Planet ... and featuring as the fifth real wedding in our series! As an international wedding videographer, I absolutely love[...]

Why cutting corners with videography will be your biggest wedding regret

Why cutting corners with videography will be your biggest wedding regret
I recently read a Facebook post from a bride-to-be, which really rattled my cage. “I am looking for an amazing videographer in my area. But I can’t seem to find one for a reasonable price” (Bride-to-be, Facebook) Cue umpteen reasonably OK videographers posting their website, availability and giving reasonable quotes. Hey guys…. she said she wanted ‘an amazing v[...]