INTERNATIONAL AND DESTINATION WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER
Based between the Lisbon area in Portugal and London, UK
LUXURY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY
FOR THE DISCERNING COUPLE
IN THE UK AND PORTUGAL
Do you loath traditional, cheesy looking wedding films? Great! I do too. People say variety is the spice of life. And rightly so. Tradition and symbolism have a role to play in weddings, but only to the extent it fits your personality and your dreams. From me, you can expect a discreet, relaxed approach to filming, much less so than photographers. Working with small cameras a minimal equipment, my motto is to be discreet and unobtrusive. In a way, many people would rather not have a videographer with fear it might prove too cumbersome and noticeable on the day. I work based on schedule and I very rarely interrupt anything when I go about the day filming. Sound recording is a big part of the day. I'm a firm believer in organic, textured sound. That's why I use a set of tiny, pro level microphones that can be concealed in clothing for the ceremony and the speeches.
London, Surrey, Hampshire
As a wedding videographer London and Hampshire are my favourite counties to shoot at. Of course, being Surrey based, I also love the venues located around Chertsey and Runnymede, but I always seem to be chosen by couples further afield! Location has a big impact on the kind of film you produce - a London wedding video happening in a venue like the Conservatory at the Barbican or the Trinity Buoy Wharf tend to be quite different from one that's taking place in a small, 1000 year old country church with a reception in a Manor House or a Barn in the middle of a field. Indeed, locations say a lot about the couple and about the place they feel most comfortable in. As far as I am concerned, the technical challenges and the creativity drive is the same: looking for good light, interesting elements in the landscape - anything that makes your wedding day yours and that makes it special.
If you're thinking of eloping to a warm (or cold, for that matter) location abroad and would still like to have me producing your films, I'm just a plane ticket away! Indeed, every year we do a few destination weddings. It's incredibly refreshing to visit new locations every time. Also, being from Portugal, I often find myself going there to work. I always take the opportunity - when time allows - to visit family and friends and stuff my face in local food and great quality wine. If you would like to have me as a wedding videographer at some of my favourite locations, such as the USA, France, Italy, Norway or Morocco, I'll do a special deal for you.
I'm fluent in both English and Portugal and a working knowledge of Spanish. I can also understand French.