Hello, my name is Stephanie and I’m a female wedding videographer, filmmaker and wedding photographer based in Birmingham in the West Midlands. It feels a bit silly and stilted writing that I’m a ‘female wedding videographer’ when by my name and photo it’s quite obvious, but we’re a bit few and far between and so I want to make sure you can find me!
Female Wedding Videographer
Perhaps you’re looking for a female wedding videographer so that you feel more comfortable on the morning of your wedding as you get ready with your friends and family. Perhaps you need a female wedding videographer for your wedding because of religious or cultural reasons. Either way, I would love for you to watch some of my films and get a feel for the way I approach each and every single wedding I film or photograph.
For wedding videography I work alone or with my husband Ed shooting additional footage alongside me, covering events from small gatherings for 30 right through to large celebrations for many hundred guests.
Why hire a female wedding videographer?
I am a daydreamer and a romantic, and I love capturing all of the little details and moments that make weddings so special. While some wedding videographers, and especially the big studios, focus on the big picture ‘wow’ shots, I am focused on storytelling, on the little details and emotions, and on the relationships and interactions between family members and close friends that make your story so unique.
Given an extra five minutes to film for you on your wedding day, you will find me sat on the floor filming children playing or grandparents chatting rather than flying a drone or reaching for my slider to document inanimate details. After all, I believe quite strongly that it will be the footage of your family and your friends and the human aspect of your wedding films that you will treasure the most in years to come. Beautiful venues and table decorations are wonderful (I document those too!), but family connections and friendships are what matter most.
Having cameras rolling on an intimate and emotional day can be stressful and intimidating, but the most important thing on your wedding day is that you feel comfortable and relaxed.
If you like my style of wedding videography and filmmaking and think that having a female wedding videographer would make you feel more relaxed and confident on your wedding morning and throughout your wedding day, do get in touch! I would love to discuss your plans and help to capture memories for you on your wedding day.
Worcestershire Wedding Videography | A Worcestershire Country Garden Wedding
Today I’m sharing the wedding videography highlights video, feature film (tucked away at the bottom of this post), and some still frames from Jenny and Rob’s spring wedding in north Worcestershire just south of Birmingham. Rob and Jenny chose to get married in Worcestershire on the very edge of the Cotswolds overlooking the Abberley Hills. They held their ceremony in Rob’s childhood village church and then enjoyed a garden party reception up the road in Ombersley in a capri style marquee in the grounds of a beautiful house and garden they had hired for the weekend.
I’m really excited to be sharing the wedding videography highlights and some still frames (taken from 4K footage) from a Peak District wedding at Shiningford Farm near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.
Kirsteen and Paul got married over the early May bank holiday weekend and celebrated with a wedding reception held in a PapaKåta sperry tent at Shiningford Farm. Shiningford Farm is an exclusive use wedding venue in Derbyshire on the edge of Carsington Water.
What makes Shiningford Farm weddings special is that you can stay on the farm for the whole weekend, not just for your wedding day. The venue is perfect as an outdoor wedding venue and has plenty of space to set up a marquee, tent, yurt or teepee and space to sleep upto 34 guests. If you’re looking for a wedding venue in the Peak District, do take a look at Shiningford Farm, it’s really quite special!
Today I’m sharing the wedding videography highlights and some still frames from Craig and Bryony’s Shustoke Farm Barns wedding which took place in late March on a bright spring day. Bryony and Craig’s wedding including their highlights film has also been featured on British wedding blog Love My Dress in September 2018.
After what felt like a very long, cold and snow filled winter (there was snow on the ground the weekend before their wedding!) I was so glad the weather held for them and they could enjoy the grounds and courtyard in the early afternoon sunshine.
A Shustoke Farm Barns Wedding in Spring
Shustoke Farm Barns in Coleshill has been purpose converted for use as an exclusive use wedding venue by family-run Cripps & Co who also own and run wedding venues in the Cotswolds and Northumberland. Shustoke Farm Barns features high vaulted ceilings, large glass doors on both sides flooding the ceremony and reception area with natural light, and one of my favourite features as a wedding videographer; glass covered diamond shaped brickwork at the back. The bokeh is amazing and it makes for a really special backdrop for the ceremony! If you ever catch me pointing my lens at the ceiling or floor, it’s because I’m a magpie for pretty light to use as b-roll (the detail shots that act like glue to piece wedding films together). Shustoke Farm Barns did not disappoint!Read more…
Planning and Preparing for Rain on your Wedding Day
I won’t quote that Alanis Morissette song, but I do understand, first hand, the weather worry that comes with planning an outdoor marquee or sperry tent wedding in the UK. When Ed and I were in the process of planning our wedding back in the summer of 2010 we worried about what we would do if it rained. Would our guests leave early? would we be warm enough? what would we do about photos? would the marquee keep us all dry? and would there be enough space for us all if we needed to be under the canvas all day? We had so many questions and I’m sure you have your own worries too.
The trouble is that even in August the weather in the UK is unpredictable. We’ve been to enough soggy Reading Festivals to know just how heavy and persistent rain can be in August and, at the other end of the spectrum, just how beautiful the days can be when the sun shines. Our August wedding could be roasting hot with clear blue skies, or it could be very wet, but no amount of planning or fretting could change conditions on the day itself. As it turns out, it did rain on our wedding day. It rained the day before as were setting up in the marquee and catching up with friends at the pub*, and it rained on the morning of our wedding too, right up until we walked hand in hand into our ceremony together to No Use For a Name’s ‘International You Day’ **. Thankfully the worst of the rain cleared by the time our ceremony had finished, and the rest of the day was dry.
Although we were lucky with the weather on our wedding day, we’ve attended as guests and filmed as wedding videographers some very wet UK weddings in a range of settings from hotels to tents, from midsummer to the darkest days of the year. I thought I would share some advice for those of you who are planning an outdoor or marquee wedding in the UK and are worried about the weather turning. It’s really not a disaster if the skies go grey, and I want to put your minds at ease.Read more…
Today I’m sharing the wedding videography highlights and feature film from a PapaKåta teepee wedding which took place back in September. Clare and Eman’s wedding has also been featured over on Rock my Wedding (April 2018). Their ceremony was held at OLEM in central Cambridge, and was followed by a reception in a PapaKåta teepee at Clare’s parents’ home. I absolutely love teepee weddings, sperry tent weddings and all things outdoors, so if you’re getting married and planning an outdoor reception, get in touch! I’d love to film for you
Clare and Eman’s ceremony was set for the early afternoon slot at OLEM in central Cambridge. As such, Ed and I arrived earlier than we normally would to film morning preparations at Clare’s parents’ home where she and her bridesmaids were getting ready and the reception was set to take place.