UK Wedding Videographer | Midlands Cinematic Wedding Films

Hello, my name is Stephanie and I’m a wedding photographer and filmmaker.

I live in Birmingham with my husband Ed and our fifteen year old cat Minou, and film and photograph weddings across the UK. Ed often joins me to film and photograph weddings, especially on busy days with multiple venue changes. My wedding films have been featured on Love My Dress (2018), Rock My Wedding (2017; 2018) and Wedding Sparrow (2017) and I am a trusted supplier at PapaKåta, Rock My Wedding and Whimsical Wonderland Weddings.

You can see more wedding videos on Vimeo where I host my main portfolio and follow along with me over on Instagram, but I thought I would also share a few words here by way of introduction.

UK Wedding Photography & Filmmaking

I love telling stories about people, places and their relationships with one another through film and photography. To me, films are like magic as they add extra layers on top of still photographs in the shape of people’s voices and mannerisms. There’s nothing quite like being able to watch and hear someone you love speak, laugh, and see them move. Sound can transport us back in time and evoke such strong emotions, and nowhere is that more apparent than on your wedding day. As for photography, I love the challenge of freezing moments in time; firing the shutter at just the right moment to capture a story in a single frame.

Contemporary wedding photography and filmmaking is about more than simply documenting an event. As well as recording the formal proceedings, I love searching for and capturing the most beautiful, funny or emotional moments, and weaving the pieces together at the end of the day into films and a set of photographs that showcase everyone in their best light.

Weddings are often one of the only times that extended families come together in one place. It’s one of the many reasons I love documenting them as there’s so much going on! Your wedding is a chance to celebrate as two and to begin a new chapter in your life together, but it’s also an opportunity to celebrate your relationships with your family and with your friends. It is my hope that when you look back at your wedding photos and films in years to come, that you don’t just remember your wedding day, but that hearing the voices of your family and friends and seeing your interactions with one another evokes a lifetime of memories.

As both a photographer and filmmaker, I offer a variety of collections for you to choose from, from ‘just’ photography or filmmaking, to a special collection which makes having wedding photos and a little highlights film made an affordable alternative to hiring both a wedding photographer and a wedding filmmaker to document your day for you.

About Stephanie

I love both film and digital photography and always make time for personal work. It’s pretty rare for me to leave home without my camera. It all started with a ‘Photo a Day’ project which was supposed to be for just one year starting back in March 2011, but I fell in love with photography and never put my camera down.

My other big love is music. In the autumn of 2017 I started playing violin and piano again after a decade of not practising much, and I’m really enjoying my music again from Bach and Elgar to Max Richter and Studio Ghibli arrangements to improvised punk-rock covers alongside Ed on his guitar.

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