December 15th, 2017 | Julia Braime
We’re feeling all the emotions on the blog this morning as we catch up with our hugely talented Sponsor, RTP Wedding Films.
Husband and wife team, Roland and Lisa, who are based in the North West, compare the excitement of filming a wedding to Christmas Day – and its 100% clear from the work they produce that this is no exaggeration.
Mixing the love and romance with funny parts of the day, this talented duo create films that make you experience the tears and laughter of those who feature in the video – and they also make you want to join in party with their fabulous dancefloor footage.
See the results for yourselves in the videos below, but be prepared for a roller coaster of emotions – and a strong desire to hit the dancefloor if you have a Christmas do lined up for tonight…
When did you first start filming weddings and how did you get into it?
roland says: I was always one of those people in a group of friends who carried a camera (before mobile phones). In 2004 I was an usher for a friend and offered to put together a wedding video for them. After a premiere night at their house a few people asked if I’d do theirs and before I knew it I had spent thousands of pounds on equipment, countless hours in front of a screen and had landed a career doing something I loved!
How would you describe your style videography and how does it set you apart?
My style is definitely fun! Every wedding I film has plenty of laughs, whether it’s the groom fluffing his vows, the best man’s speech or competition for the bouquet throw. Comical moments are needed to lighten the film as there will also be tender, romantic moments, a good balance of these will ensure a great experience for the viewer.
What is it that you love most about your job?
Definitely filming on the day, meeting the excited brides and grooms – it’s almost like filming Christmas every weekend!
In your opinion what are the most important things for a couple to consider when deciding which videographer to book for their wedding?
Pick a style you like, watch a few of their films (including the feature length ones), don’t pick one videographer and ask them to create a film similar to someone else’s and make sure you are comfortable with the company you have chosen, then get to know them a little better. We usually meet up with couples prior to the wedding so they can get to know the guys who will help tell the story of their big day.
Why would you encourage couples to have their wedding day filmed?
The major parts to any wedding are the speeches and ceremony, if you are only having a photographer then you are losing 50% of the story. Audio is so important to a wedding, most of the entertainment at a wedding is music based so why not have this included!
What is the feedback like from your couples?
Usually it’s how helpful we have been, both on the day and the run up to it. We are quite lucky with the couples who have chosen us, they picked our style and have full confidence in what we will deliver to them. A typical response from our brides is how much they laughed and cried whilst watching the film, for the first and possibly tenth time that day!
Do you have a favourite part of the wedding day to capture?
If we can be honest, it’s the dancefloor, stripping away most of the equipment we have used during the day and getting in with the guests (who by this time are like friends) and just enjoying the big smiles whilst Uncle Bob is spinning his wife, or one of the ushers is attempting ‘the worm’.
What area do you cover?
Primarily the whole of the North West but we do venture further afield. We have just taken on a few destination weddings for 2018-19.
Do you work alone or as part of a team?
I work alongside my wife Lisa #teamturner
What can couples who book you expect?
An over excited videographer!
What is included in your videography package?
A typical package would contain a feature film edit and an online highlights clip to share with friends and family. We would also include the full ceremony, speeches as separate videos and more often than not, a bonus video with full first dance, outtakes, bloopers, extended scenes etc
How can readers get in touch with you/ see more examples of your work?
Contact Brides Up North for details of our advertising packages and to submit your business as a Brides Up North Featured Supplier.contact us to be featured on brides up north
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…
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