Aspiration is not a dirty word. When it comes to weddings, it’s a driving force, because everyone’s looking for the perfect wedding.
Where will this aspiration take you, though, and is it somewhere you truly want to go?
My name’s Paul and I’m a wedding videographer based in Manchester. I’ve seen a lot of weddings, believe me, and what makes a wedding stand out isn’t simply the setting, or what the bride’s dress looks like. It’s about the heart and soul of the event.
That’s what your wedding aspiration should be: something that means something to you.
That isn’t to say you can’t have a great backdrop to your wedding, and for it to look magnificent. But this should work from the inside out – it’s an expression of your depth of feeling.
I also believe the same should apply to your wedding film. Here’s how.
You would hope that the days of the shaky, hand-held wedding film with lengthy, static shots of Auntie Joyce’s sherry had long gone.
The key to a successful wedding film is combination of two things: professional expertise and emotional resonance.
What I mean is, anyone can get the right kit together to put together some sort of wedding video, but that’s exactly what it will look like: something that anyone could have put together.
Is this in keeping with the aspirations you have for your wedding? Do you want to remember it this way?
Here’s what I think: the film of your wedding should be perfectly in keeping with the event. It should have high production values while telling the story of the emotion of the day.
When I approach a wedding as a professional filmmaker, I use the techniques at my disposal to get the best possible story out of the day. But all my expertise and experience will count for nothing if I don’t use it to capture the essence of you as a couple.
Cinematic quality only works in service to the right story – your story.
You need to let me have full creative control of your wedding film. It works, trust me.
When I get to know you and to understand what your wedding’s about, it gives me the foundation for telling your story. The next step is to plan and then shoot your wedding.
To accomplish this piece of visual storytelling I need creative control. That means on the day, you let me be responsible for filming your wedding, my way.
It’s still your story and it will still resonate with the things that matter to you. But I’ll deliver it for you, as your professional wedding videographer, from start to finish, from shooting to post-production.
I’m asking you to believe in me to tell your wedding story in a way that works for you, for what you aspire to.
You want the best wedding for you, and you deserve the best wedding film you can buy.
I’m a Manchester-based wedding filmmaker. I specialise in wedding videography, filming weddings in Manchester, Lancashire and across the North West. Contact me about your wedding plans, and let me make your wedding memories come alive on film.