INDUSTRY LEADING WEDDINGS VIDEO MAKER

In a career spanning well over a decade, I've been lucky enough to be a weddings video creator for over five hundred couples across the world. I've won multiple international awards and have become a leading figure in the industry with thousands of fellow wedding videographers influenced by my unique style and approach. My clients include royalty, stars of film and television, Oscar winners and international sports stars. My work and features have appeared in numerous global magazines.

My approach to creating weddings video is simple but unique. I create films that are made artistically with a cinematic style that don't intrude on my couple's day. I try to seamlessly blend into each wedding day using small camera equipment and a very minimal approach. Usually seen as just another guest, my aim is to discreetly create a beautiful, artistic story of the wedding day. I use natural light and composition as my tools rather than a host of cumbersome and intrusive video equipment.
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REGARDED BY MANY AS THE WORLD'S LEADING WEDDINGS VIDEO MAKER

In 2019 I was recognised in the Top 5 Weddings Video Makers in the World in a poll voted for by over 600 fellow wedding film makers. In 2015 I was named as one of the world's ten best Wedding Videographers and in 2016 was recognised by Sony Pro Europe as an Industry certified Expert. I was later commissioned by Sony to produce a series of short inspirational films exploring my unique approach to weddings video.

Bus Stop Advert (Barcelona 2015)

AWARDS & INTERNATIONAL JUDGING RESPONSIBILITIES

In 2012 I won the prestigious Wedding Industry Award, voted the Best Weddings Video maker in the UK. I subsequent won TWIA Awards for four consecutive years. In 2014 I was awarded the title of Master Wedding Videographer by the Italian National Association of Videographers. Delivering a unique two day masterclass to their delegates in Lipari, Italy. Recently I have been invited to take on international wedding photography and video judging roles. I represented Europe as an industry expert for the Brazilian and Dutch Wedding Photography and Wedding Video Awards.

Master Videografia (2014)

WEDDINGS VIDEO TRAINING & EDUCATION

I'm also proud to be the founder of 'The Beating Heart' Wedding videography Workshop. Hosted Annually in my home city I regularly welcome professional film makers from across the globe to this unique educational and social event.

Based in the heart of the English countryside, I work alongside an amazing team of cinematographers, photographers and editors.

Philip at his Beating Heart 2016 Workshop

HOW EXACTLY DID I GET HERE?

So how did I get here? A journey of over ten years that has taken me to every corner of this amazing planet of ours. A journey that has allowed me to experience things that many can only dream about. I honestly believe I have the best job in the world. I'm a Weddings Video Maker who get's to travel the globe. Even writing that statement makes me laugh. It’s not exactly what anyone leaving school aspires to be. I don’t think the Astronauts, Footballers or Rock stars have got anything to worry about in terms of stealing their inspirational thunder.

So I stumbled upon this career path many years ago and after hitting so many crossroads, and deciding whether to turn left or right on countless occasions. I think I’ve made the right decisions. I’ve found a place in the wedding industry where I don’t need anything else. I’ve ticked every box that I could have conceivably considered when I started. Filming weddings video and elopement videos of my idols and travelling the world in the process. I’ve won awards, judged awards and been paid well along the way. I even receive the odd fan mail letter which much to the amusement of my girls I proudly keep filed away. Understanding what I have achieved and I don’t feel the need to work myself to death to achieve more. I live in a beautiful part of the world with my wife of twenty years and my two incredible girls.

Life passes by in an instant and it’s easy to miss the journey by focusing on the things that shouldn’t really matter. At the time of writing this I’m 35 years old. We had our girls when we were really young. Our eldest daughter is leaving home this year to start at Cambridge University. The realisation that this was really happening has only hit home over the last year. It’s really helped me to focus my mind on the things that matter. I now seem to offer this advice on a regular basis to my couples who have young children. Slow down and enjoy life. It goes too quickly. Embrace the slow. Embrace the simple.

A SIMPLISTIC APPROACH TO WEDDINGS VIDEO

So these days, I like to think that I can carry my approach to life into my work as a weddings video creator. I can slow down and watch what’s happening around me at each wedding. I don’t have to frantically shoot everything that I see in front of me. It’s about the quality right? By slowing down and enjoying the experience I can give so much more quality to my work. I embrace the ‘simple’ as much as I possibly can.

USING MINIMAL EQUIPMENT

I shoot for 90% of the time with a single small camera and one lens. The shackles are removed and it gives me so much creative freedom to make a better weddings video. I can use my eyes to seek better light for my shots. One thinks about composition properly without relying on teams of film makers or masses of unnecessary equipment. I merge into the day seamlessly and enjoy every minute.

More often than not I go unnoticed creating my couples weddings video. Take a step back, soak in the location, atmosphere, culture and emotions, and let this translate through to my work. The camera simply becomes an extension of my eyes.