Wedding Videography

Professional Master Photography since 1997

New for 2016! – Wedding Videography

Have your special day recorded in a Cinematic 1080p film.  At Keylight, Jonathon has been creating commercial and corporate videos for many years, and so – in addition to over 1100 Weddings photographed for still images – it is now time to add Wedding Videos to the list of services that we offer.

In the next few months, some brand new demo Wedding Videos will be added to this page, as bookings are made far into the future.  And being as this is a new service being offered as of January 2016, these will take time to emerge.  In the meantime, please see and enjoy some of the videos available on the Music and Commercial galleries.

 

What Kinds of Wedding Videos?
Well, there are several different approaches to this.  The most popular format is for the entire day to be filmed and including:

1:  Preparations of the Bridal Party (at your home or venue).
Fly-on-the-wall style reportage coverage to avoid interruptions.  Highlights of this part of the day are edited in to the final video.

2:  Preparations for the Groom and Groomsmen (at your home or venue).
Fly-on-the-wall style reportage coverage to avoid interruptions.  Highlights of this part of the day are edited in to the final video.

3:  Cinematic filming of the venues and grounds (churches / hotels / parks etc.).
This makes for a great way to tell the full story of your big day.  This also includes footage of guests as they arrive, and the Bridal Party too.

4:  The Complete Wedding Ceremony.
The entire Ceremony is filmed from several camera angles to give a comprehensive edit to the final image, just like on TV. To enhance sound recording, tie-clip microphones and portable Zoom Recording Handsets are hidden in areas out of sight. Filming angles does depend on the exact venue you choose to get married in, so please make sure you are fully aware of the rules imposed by the Registrars or Vicars etc.  Where space is tight, GoPro action cameras can be mounted on stands and left to record on their own.

5:  Congratulations! You did it!
Highlights from the Drinks Reception and group photos / Bride & Groom photo session are filmed in a cinematic style, without getting in the way of the guests or Stills Photographer. Additional footage can be posed for by the Bride and Groom (and the Principle Group and Guests too, if required) for a lovely romantic final video.

6:  Wedding Breakfast, Speeches & Evening Reception.
This is an equally important part of the day.  It is important to include footage of the Wedding Breakfast room, table designs, the Cake, place names etc.  So this is all completed before the Wedding Breakfast gets underway.  The entire set of Speeches are filmed (before or after the Wedding Breakfast) in a similar format to the Wedding Ceremony, from a few different camera angles, with the sound recording devices position in the best places.  Highlights from the audience are also filmed, as this too makes for a great final edit (cutaway shots of laughter and audience participation).  At the Evening Reception, highlights are filmed of the party, the guests, people having fun and dancing.  The entire First Dance (and Second Dance if you have one) is filmed from several camera angles.

The Finished Video.
After the big day, Jonathon will begin editing the video together for final presentation on DVD.  The idea is to create a chaptered DVD so that each part of the day can be skipped to. Nice subtle effects, music and title credits and menu screens are created, and the DVD is presented in a lovely gift box.  Additional boxed DVDs can be purchased. The music can be chosen by you.  This can be popular chart music, or Jonathon can write music for you.  Being a Pianist, Drummer, Singer and Guitarist, Jonathon composes music in various styles and recommends nice contemporary classical music for the best result to your finished video.  And at Keylight, we have a comprehensive Music Production Suite with video screens for soundtrack writing and some incredible software which imitates the complete Symphony Orchestra, and we even have an amazing Choir Singing software pack, which allows written lyrics and personal messages to be sung by Men’s, Women’s and Boy’s choirs!  A demo video of this will be available soon.

Prices
Wedding Videography will start from only £850 for a basic package which includes getting ready, the Ceremony, the Reception and Speeches and includes the First / Second Dances. Bespoke quotations can be created depending on the size of the Wedding, the length of the final video, whether or not complete sections of the day are requested or overviews of each part for a smaller edit, and whether or not bespoke music is to be written with personal messages sung by the choir software.  For more information, please contact us.