As your experienced Scottish Wedding Videographer, I specialise in high-end professional wedding videography production (more accurately described as cinematography due to the advanced equipment and filming/editing techniques I use to create your wedding video). The art of cinematography involves the use of techniques and equipment beyond a simple video camera on a tripod. View a selection of my films and compare what I create against sample videos available on other websites. I’m confident you’ll see the difference.
I filmed my first wedding back in 2006. Back then I was almost the only Scottish wedding videographer to embrace high definition technology. A lot has changed since then. Technology has improved considerably. Cameras and equipment are more advanced. I now offer 4K Ultra HD video as an optional upgrade. Today’s wedding video is considerably more creative and professional, filmed and edited in a cinematic style which is more pleasing to view, with the emphasis firmly about telling the compelling story of your wedding day. Technology is wonderful, but the bottom line is that the cameras and other high-tech equipment are just tools. It’s all about you and your unique story.
I’m one of a select few Scottish wedding cinematographers to have previously qualified as a Master Member of the Institute of Videography. This means, as one of the leading wedding cinematographers in Scotland, I promise you exquisite attention to detail and a wedding film that you’ll want to watch again and again.
Best of all, I manage to do this without interfering with your wedding day. I work alone, with a selection of compact professional equipment. One thing I cannot stand to see at weddings is the ‘video man’ hogging the space in the venue, getting in the way and becoming the focus of everyone’s attention. It still happens (trust me, I’ve got recent wedding photos to prove it!), but rest assured this won’t happen when you book me to film your wedding day.
Make a cup of tea or coffee (or pour a glass of wine or a beer if you’re at home in the evening!), sit and relax and spend a few minutes viewing a selection of some of my favourite wedding videos below. These wedding video samples are ‘highlights edits’ – shortened versions of the very best bits of your wedding video edited to music of your choice ( I always use music chosen by my client, the edit is more personal that way).
I hope you enjoy viewing my work. If you enjoy my style of filming and editing then please do contact me to arrange your free consultation. Click here for my wedding video prices. I would love to hear from you, find out about your wedding plans and have an informal chat about discreetly filming your wedding day.
Why not contact me to arrange your free, no obligation meeting where we can have a chat about your wedding day? It could be one of the best wedding decisions you make!
Scottish Wedding Videographer – Examples Of My Work
Caledonian Hotel Wedding Video
Dundas Castle Wedding Video
Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Video
North Berwick Marine Hotel Wedding Video
Harburn House Wedding Video
Edinburgh St Mary’s Cathedral Wedding Video
Solsgirth House Wedding Video
Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Video
Balbirnie House Hotel Wedding Video
All filming is done in a ‘reportage/documentary’ style. This means I film quietly and discreetly in the background. I’m never ‘in your face’!
I’ve a really keen eye for spotting the details and moments which make the difference between a good wedding video and a great wedding video!
I won’t direct you or tell you what to do. All my wedding films are filmed in a very natural style, ensuring all the key moments of your wedding day are filmed as they happened.
There’s nothing worse than cheesy, contrived wedding films!
I have a range of equipment, from simple tripods and monopods, to a Glidetrack slider and genuine Steadicam cinematic stabiliser.
Anabelle, 3, helps me to demonstrate the ‘Steadicam’!
With my experience of using these tools, I’m able to create a wedding video that is better described as a ‘wedding film’. I love to film from various angles, not sticking to one kind of shot.
I also love filming ‘time-lapse’ shots, particularly dramatic shots of clouds passing over your wedding venue!
Variation is key to a great wedding video! By moving around and filming from different locations, particularly when using my Steadicam stabiliser, I’m able to capture lots and lots of varied and interesting shots in preparation for stage two of the creative process – editing.
This is where the magic happens. After filming awesome shots of your wedding day it’s time for me to edit everything together into a concise and cohesive film.
I love to add music to the mix when editing your wedding video, preferably your choice of music. Your selection will affect the pace of the video and will typically reflect the tempo of your music.
Most of my ‘All day’ Collections include 2-camera coverage of the wedding ceremony, the speeches and the first dances.
Creative editing involves cutting between each camera to keep the edit interesting.
The final edit is a beautifully crafted, detailed documentary of the best day of your life.
Once the edit is finished I create a private web page enabling you to preview your wedding video. You can also share this page with your family and friends as the video is optimised for streaming over the internet to your computer, tablet or phone. I’m happy to carry out further editing to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Your edit is then mastered onto DVD and the final stage of the process, the packaging, is created.
Every wedding video I create is as unique as each client. My wedding DVD and Blu-ray packaging reflects this uniqueness.
There’s no point in creating a beautiful wedding film if the packaging isn’t to the same high standard.
I personally design your DVD and Blu-ray packaging. The front and rear covers feature a large image of the newly-weds, and the front cover notes details of the wedding date and location.
I use special discs which have a glossy anti-smear coating. This means I can print directly onto the face of each disc with your bespoke design. No stickers are used as these tend to negatively affect playback performance of the disc and eventually peel off.
Each DVD and Blu-ray package is individually wrapped in a protective clear wrapper.
The end result is beautiful, personal and professional.
How far will you travel?
I will consider bookings anywhere in the UK. I’ve created Scottish wedding videos in Aberdeen, Inverness, Scottish Borders, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Ayrshire, Glasgow……you get the idea. I’ll travel anywhere to film a beautiful wedding!
Can we meet to discuss our requirements?
I would love to meet and have a chat with you about your wedding day, your expectations and how I would fit seamlessly into your plans.
I appreciate you may be a bit nervous or unsure about committing to booking a wedding videographer for your wedding day, so why not arrange a free, no-obligation consultation and have an informal chat about your wedding day.
I’d be delighted to meet with you and discuss how I can work with you to achieve the results that you really want.
If you prefer, I’m happy to discuss your wedding plans via email or telephone – this may be more convenient for you if you live some distance from Edinburgh.
Describe your style of videography?
Being a top Scottish wedding videographer means I film and edit your wedding in a contemporary and reportage style. Contemporary wedding films are very modern and stylish, not the type of ‘wedding video’ you’re used to seeing.
My Scottish wedding video editing avoids techniques or styles which are currently ‘in fashion’. No weird colour filters. No ‘old style’ film filters. No dull and boring slow fades, oddball tilts or wacky editing which will look awful and dated in the next 5 years! I film using top of the range hi-definition cameras which film exquisite video just bursting with colour, detail and vibrancy. Why ruin that by editing it to look like it was filmed using an old camera? Why convert glorious hi-definition colour to black and white? Why use editing techniques which go in and out of fashion, instead of tried and tested techniques which have stood the test of time? No thanks! I want your wedding video to look fresh, clean and full of colour and detail.
I use a variety of discreet tools to enable me to record stunning cinematic shots of all the details of your wedding day. Also, everything is recorded quietly and discreetly in the background as events unfold (reportage style) and never ‘in your face’.
No distracting video lights are used as my equipment is designed to comfortably handle low light levels. You will feel much more relaxed and enjoy yourselves more if you’re not overly conscious you’re being filmed! After all, it is your wedding day and everyone is there to celebrate the occasion, not to be directed in a film shoot! You really will appreciate this when you watch your wedding video.
Do you add music when editing the wedding video?
Absolutely! All my edits include MCPS/PRS licensing – this means you can choose practically any music to be included in the edit of your wedding DVD, and you’re not restricted to cheap unlicensed ‘musak’ versions of your favourite tracks.
You can choose the full version of your favourite songs by your favourite singers and bands – I usually recommend a maximum of 5 tracks for me to consider while editing your DVD.
I never incorporate music to the wedding ceremony, the speeches or the first dances, it’s important to clearly hear the ambient/natural sound for these parts of the day.
How long will it be before I receive my completed order?
Delivery times vary depending on the Collection ordered and booking commitments. Estimated order completion date is advised to you shortly after your wedding.
Please note that during the ‘busy season’, usually during the months of March to December, I can be photographing and recording 4 or more weddings per week, which typically results in delivery times of 8 weeks or more.
For wedding videos recorded from June – December it is not uncommon for an order to take 12 weeks to finish, and occasionally it can take as long as 16 weeks.
I don’t have a set time to edit wedding photos and video – your wedding is unique and I want your finished order to reflect that. Put simply, it takes as long as it takes to get everything ‘just right’. Satisfied clients tell me, ‘it was well worth the wait’!