As your experienced Scottish Wedding Videographer, I specialise in high-end professional cinematic wedding films, capturing all the fun, love and emotion of your fairytale wedding.
I filmed my first wedding back in 2006. Back then I was one of the few Scottish wedding videographers to embrace high definition technology. A lot has changed since then. Technology has improved considerably. Cameras and equipment have become significantly more advanced in the past five years. 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 telling 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. As one of the leading qualified wedding cinematographers in Scotland, I promise you excellent 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 discreetly and unobtrusively. One thing I don’t like 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 shot recent wedding photos to prove it!), but rest assured this won’t happen when you book me to film your wedding day.
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 allow you to choose the music for your wedding film, 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. I would love to hear from you, find out about your wedding plans and have an informal chat about discreetly filming your wedding day. Hire me to shoot your wedding day. It could be one of the best wedding decisions you make!
I film in a ‘reportage/documentary’ style, meaning I shoot quietly and discreetly in the background. I’m never ‘in your face’!
I’ve a 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 shot in a very natural style, ensuring I capture all the key moments of your wedding day as they happen.
There’s nothing worse than cheesy, contrived wedding films!
I have an extensive range of equipment, including tripods and monopods, a carbon fibre motorised slider and cinematic gimbal stabiliser.
With over ten years experience of using these tools, I’m able to create your cinematic wedding film. I love to shoot from various angles, not sticking to one kind of shot.
When the Scottish weather allows, 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 discreetly around and filming from different angles, I’m able to capture lots of varied and interesting shots in preparation for stage two of the creative process – editing.
After filming shots of your wedding day, it’s time for me to edit everything together into a tight and cohesive film.
I 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’ Wedding Video Collections include 2-camera coverage of the marriage ceremony, the speeches and the dancing.
Creative editing involves cutting between each camera to keep the edit exciting.
The final edit is a beautifully crafted, detailed documentary of the best day of your life.
I create a private web page enabling you to preview your wedding video. You can also share this page with your family and friends and view your video using your computer, tablet or phone. I’m happy to carry out further editing to ensure your complete satisfaction.
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 want.
If you prefer, I’m happy to discuss your wedding plans via email, telephone or Skype – 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. My contemporary wedding films are modern and fresh.
My Scottish wedding video editing avoids techniques or styles which are currently ‘in fashion’. No oddball tilts or wacky editing which will look awful and dated in the coming years! I film using top of the range hi-definition cameras which shoot beautiful 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 brilliant hi-definition or 4K 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? I want your wedding video to look fresh, clean and full of colour and detail.
I use a variety of film tools to enable me to record stunning cinematic shots of all the details of your wedding day. Everything is shot quietly and discreetly in the background as events unfold (reportage style) and never ‘in your face’.
I don’t use distracting video lights as my equipment is designed to handle low light levels comfortably. If you’re not overly conscious you’re being filmed you will feel much more relaxed and enjoy yourselves! 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 appropriate music licensing – this means you can choose practically any song in the edit of your wedding film, not 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 add music over the top of the wedding ceremony, the speeches or the dancing, 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 booked commitments. I will advise you of the estimated order completion date 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 – 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. It takes as long as it takes to get everything ‘just right’. Satisfied clients tell me, ‘it was well worth the wait’!
Scottish Wedding Videographer – Examples Of My Cinematic Wedding Films
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