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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[...]

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[...]

A Strasbourg wedding – a day of videographer challenges!

A Strasbourg wedding - a day of videographer challenges!
I love a challenge and ‘Real Wedding’ number four in our series, was certainly that, for several reasons. Set in Strasbourg in north-eastern France, this was certainly the most bilingual wedding I’ve covered yet. Elizabeth from the United States and Guillaume from Strasbourg itself. On the day, three languages were spoken, which I had to grapple with while filmi[...]

GDPR – a wedding videographer’s guide

GDPR – a wedding videographer’s guide
“It only matters to marketeers”… “I don’t store data… “It doesn’t affect me because I am not based in the UK”… “Couples will be able to claim ownership over their films”… “I will just carry on as normal”… “I’ve heard you can no longer contact people you meet at wedding fayres”… “Am I going to face a massive fine?” “What is GDPR?” On 25 May – just a week away - a pi[...]

Weddings at home by a UK wedding videographer

Weddings at home by a UK wedding videographer
It’s time to focus on weddings at home - and by that I don’t just mean UK weddings … For the third in our series of real weddings, we’re looking at couples who choose to have their wedding either in their home or a family or friend’s home. Photos above from L to R by: Honeybunn Photography, Matt Badenoch, Nichola Morton Photography & James Rouse I love these [...]

Swinton Park – a Yorkshire Wedding

Swinton Park - a Yorkshire Wedding
Our recent ‘real wedding’ blog post was brought to you from Switzerland, the place where I live and where Story Of Your Day’s studios are based - so I thought this week I would share with you a wedding from my previous home, Yorkshire in the UK. Swinton Park Estate is one of my very favourite wedding venues in the UK and it’s such a great privilege to be their reco[...]

Real weddings – a look back through film

Real weddings - a look back through film
The 2018 wedding season will be upon us soon. I’ve spent the last six months in the studio editing or ‘wediting’ as it’s known in the industry and so it will be lovely to ‘get out’ again. I’m a storyteller, so don’t get me wrong, one of my favourite parts of the job is actually taking all the footage from every wedding and telling the individual story from each cou[...]

Top tips for choosing your perfect Wedding Videographer

Top tips for choosing your perfect Wedding Videographer
Photo by Kate Nielen Here’s a handy guide to help you in your search for a videographer for your wedding. 1. What Wedding Film style are you looking for? Before you engage on what could be a long-winded search for your perfect videographer, it’s advisable to decide on the style of film you're wanting because this will narrow down your search criteria. Check show[...]

The Making of a Swiss Mountain Proposal

The Making of a Swiss Mountain Proposal
The last film I made in 2017 was of a gorgeous proposal I captured on Christmas Eve morning in the mountains surrounding where I live in Wengen, part of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. When Chen Yi got on one knee, with the north face of The Eiger as the backdrop, Esther said ‘yes’… but the planning of his proposal and the filming of it came weeks beforehand. I[...]