Film making is my passion and in the last 8 years I have fallen in love with so many special weddings. Every wedding is different and every Wedding gives me goose bumps, tears in my eyes and fits of giggles! So you can see how much I love being a Wedding Videographer!
I have been creating films since I was 15 – over 20 years ago! I am a very sentimental person and understand just how important a lasting memory can be.
The biggest day of your life is probably your Wedding Day so why wouldn’t you have it filmed?
I believe strongly in connecting with every couple. This is why I meet everyone in person for a brew before their Wedding Day. Therefore I can get to know you better and portray your personality in your Wedding Film
So who am I? well I am a Cat nutter, food lover and I tend to get upset when I see Teddies in a charity shop window as I feel sorry for them. (I’ve still got my childhood teddies lol).
Basically I am a bit daft, sentimental and love life. I appreciate everything and everyone in my life. Love is a wonderful thing and is probably what has drawn me to shooting weddings as there is nothing more pure and real than love!
Being a female Wedding videographer I am really sensitive to peoples emotions and personal space. The last thing you want on your Wedding Day is a camera in your face all day. Stress and nerves can really be overwhelming for some people and I understand that, so I prefer to take a more relaxed approach as a Cheshire Wedding Videographer.
I am generally filming you when you don’t even realise. I don’t do staged films and I don’t do fake conversations, I simply aim to be another guest at your wedding that has a camera, doesn’t get in the way and who tells some awful jokes to make you smile. Here’s my best one; Why was the washing machine laughing? It was taking the piss out of the knickers. I guess by now your absolutely pissing yourself at that joke. Well if you are you should just book me now as your wedding videographer as I come with unlimited crap jokes just for your wedding day.
If you asked someone “what’s Jo like then?” they mostly say I am chilled out, talented and very funny. I hope so anyway! I was recently called a ninja for my discreet operation tactics. If it was my wedding Day (yup still waiting for someone to ask) then the last thing I would want is to feel like I am being stalked by a camera person. I know full well people’s body language and facial expressions change when they are aware a camera is on them. I can sense this at weddings, so if I ever feel somethings not right I just disappear into the crowd and pretend to be looking for a canopy lol. Don’t take my word for it though, have a look at what my past couples have said in their reviews on Facebook
So people often ask me what did you do before you got into wedding videography? well I have worked freelance on a number of projects both here and abroad. I’ve worked on feature films, written comedy scripts, been a lecturer in media film production and a musician. Basically if its creative then I’ve tried it! I think my most rewarding experience was recently when I got to go to Chernobyl to shoot a documentary for the charity Chernobyl Children International. A recent film I worked on is currently on BBC Iplayer called ‘Time and Again’ Therefore if you want to see more of my work please give it a watch.
Being a wedding videographer is an enjoyable and intense job. You have one shot to capture that key moment. You need to know where the actions going to be and therefore must enjoy running on adrenaline and going with the flow. Good job that sums me up really. If you don’t get me filming your wedding on the day you will get one of my team which could be Amy or Lauren. These super talented videographers have shadowed me for many months and know exactly how to capture my vision for you. They also come complete with loveliness, crap jokes and the natural ability to put you at ease. I wouldn’t have taken them on otherwise! You can meet my other Videographers on the Team page.
“From the moment we contacted Jo, we knew she was the right fit for us. After the initial phone contact, we met with Jo face to face and really hit it off. Jo’s style of filming is really unassuming, relaxed and unobtrusive of your day. Her easygoing personality and good sense of humour matched us perfectly and she is willing to offer suggestions and advice without being pushy. She perfectly captured the feel of the day, without us even realising she was there. The finished product is superb and speaks to her skill as a filmmaker. Even though our wedding was in peak wedding season, our film was turned around and delivered beautifully packaged within a month. She honestly was a joy to work with, and the best decision we could have made. Amazing filmmaker, we would highly recommend her!!
Or why not have a look through the Blog for more Wedding Film examples here
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