Monday, May 16, 2011

Wedding Preview: Michelle & Jon 19.03.11

This is it! My first ever wedding preview movie! After all these months of telling people that I am shooting weddings now I can finally prove it!

This wedding preview is of the awesome couple Michelle and Jon. If anyone has looked at my blog before you may have noticed their engagement movie I shot back in September last year. I met Mich (as everyone calls her) and Jon through Anna my lovely wife as she was booked to photograph the wedding. I had recently decided that I wanted to get into shooting weddings so I sheepishly asked Mich and Jon if they would mind me filming them on their engagement shoot with Anna. They agreed so off we went and my first ever engagement film was produced. Mich and Jon never intended to have a videographer at their wedding as they are a super cool couple and didn’t want a cheesy traditional two hour video with heart shaped transitions and soft focus! After seeing the movie I made of the engagement shoot they changed their minds and asked if I would shoot their wedding and I jumped at the chance.

Mich and Jon had an amazing day but it was not without its drama. Michelle and her father got stopped by the police for speeding on their way to the church in the bright yellow London cab they had hired to get them there. The police were not in the wedding spirit as they fined the driver a fixed penalty. Anyway they finally arrived at St John the Baptist church Ault Hucknall for the service which was lovely. Afterwards it was on to Blackbrook House for the reception in the same cab but this time making sure they were driving at the correct speed the whole way.

Anna and I had a great day photographing and filming their wedding and despite a brief run-in with the law it did not detract from a beautiful and fun day. Mich and Jon are the cutest couple and are absolutely made for each other. Editing their wedding movie made Anna and I cry more than once.

I hope you enjoy the preview, I would love your comments

Anna will be blogging the best of the awesome photos from the day. Check in soon at: annaclarkephotography

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Engagement: Kate & Mark

I met Kate and Mark through a recommendation from Lee Allen photography. They really wanted to get their wedding filmed as Kate's granddad was not able to attend the day so wanted to be able to show him the best parts and emotion of the day on DVD. Plus they wanted something a bit different and cool!
As Kate and Mark both live and work in London, we arranged to meet and talk about their plans at the same time as their pre-wedding shoot with Lee, I thought it would also be good to take my camera with me and film an engagement movie for them.
Kate and Mark are a lovely couple and clearly very much in love. We met up at their house which they're currently renovating, they are both architects so as you can imagine it's super cool! We went out for a walk to the park by their house and stopped off on the way for a coffee and a quick interview about how they met.
Their wedding was a few weeks ago and I am currently working on the film, all I'm going to say is it's going to be a good one, Vivienne Westwood dress, Kilts, a big red bus and Camden town! Need I say more?!

Hope you like the movie!

As I mentioned, it was all thanks to Lee's recommendation that I got this wedding. Lee is an awesome photographer and also a good friend, these are some of the amazing images that he got on the day.

Please check out his work if you haven't already Lee Allen Photography

This is the backstage view of the shoot :-)

Kate and Marks wedding movie will be coming very this space :-)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A quick little Wednesday afternoon blog

I am exhibiting at my very first wedding fair on Sunday 8th May, it would be great for people to come along and say hi! It’s pretty exciting and scary for me as this will be the first time I will be showing any of my wedding films.

It’s at the very swanky Malmaison Hotel in Birmingham city centre and it’s free to get in.

This week Anna and I have been working hard getting things ready for the fair. I've had some of my favourite stills printed from my wedding and engagement videos to put on my stand on the day. These images have not even been seen by the couples yet so it will be a sneak peek of what's to come.
Hope to see you on Sunday.