You will have likely browsed 10s of Bristol wedding videographers as this point, potentially noticing a bit of a trend of wedding videos being quite dramatic and almost Hollywood-esque. I find that this skewing of reality and intensive editing can be a little unnecessary when all you want is a wedding video that reflects the true essence and feeling of the day, rather than a slick film trailer. When I capture and edit a wedding video as a Bristol wedding videographer, I’m trying to capture the raw beauty and story of the day and then reflect that back to you in the most natural way possible, free of distracting ‘camera work’ and dramatic editing. I feel that this results in a wedding video which is much more emotionally engaging and memory-evoking, as well as being all-round more timeless.
The way in which i pull this off is essentially just to not interfere and let the day unfold in front of me, nothing contrived or orchestrated, almost like an extra guest with a camera, not afraid to take a step back from the action and capture the goings on of the day. I also use minimal equipment so that i’m nimble and reactive to moments, rather than being bogged down by unnecessary ‘hey look i’m a camera man’ kit. Naturally, no one really likes the idea of being filmed, so i’ve found the above to really put people at ease, with most wedding guests usually thinking i’m the photographers assistant unaware a wedding video is even being captured.
We’re currently taking booking for 2021/22 with unfortunately very limited 2021 availability and dwindling availability for key dates in 2022 so do drop us an enquiry at your earliest opportunity.
Nicky & Jack
Ben is a joy to be around – he has a warm, bubbly, caring personality which instantly put us at ease, and, to top it off he is an incredible videographer – the best I’ve ever seen! We feel extremely lucky to have had him film our special day and couldn’t be happier with the results.
If you are in the process of selecting someone to capture the moments and emotions of your day, look no further, Ben is your man!
If we could give him more than 5 stars, we would. Thank you Ben for your talent and hard work!!! We hope to see you again one day 🙂
Laura & Dave
Ben is simply amazing. We saw his other wedding videos online and knew we loved the style, but obviously you have no idea if you’ll like the person behind the camera who spends the whole day with you – or if you’ll like seeing yourself back in what they film- we won, on all counts! Ben is so subtle that you barely even notice him on the day, but when you do, he’s smiling and quietly going about his business. Thank you Ben – you are awesome.
Hannah & Braham
We really will cherish our wedding video for the rest of our lives, it’s so good we’ve taken it on a mini-screening tour to all our friends and family around the country! It is absolutely stunning, Ben truly is a talented filmmaker.
Victoria & Iain
I can’t recommend The Bristol Wedding Film Co. highly enough. Ben has produced the most beautiful video of our wedding day – its everything I hoped it would be and more. Half the time you never even knew he was there. For anyone even thinking about a wedding video (I was in two minds) DO IT. The Bristol Wedding Film Co. will honestly be the best wedding day investment.
Hannah & Braham
We saw one of Ben’s highlight clips of a wedding at our venue and we had to have him for ours! We can’t thank him enough for the best way to always remember our special day. He is absolutely amazing at what he does and captured our day perfectly with all the little details. We weren’t conscious that he was filming us at any point throughout the day, he is such a lovely friendly person and we would recommend him to everyone. Truly amazing!
Liz & Dan
What can I say! Ben was professional and amazingly friendly from the moment he arrived. I was so nervous about being filmed but he fitted in so nicely with the guests and bridal party we hardly noticed he was there! He went out of his way to get some fantastic coverage that we will be able to treasure until death do us part haha! I would recommend him to anybody looking for a videographer he is truly fantastic! Thank you so so much Ben!
Emma & Greg
Ben was wonderful! He captured our day perfectly! Having such a small wedding, Ben fit in with our close family and friends so well and it was great to share our day with him.
Emma & Jamie
Im so grateful that we had Ben to capture our wedding. Such a lovely guy to have spent the day with and worked amazingly with our photographer. The DVD and the highlights clip are stunning, worth every penny and I would recommend to anybody getting married. Thank so much.
Toria & Jamie
Ben did a brilliant job for our wedding – he was with us all day, in the background but also on hand any time we wanted to check in. Totally unobtrusive but so friendly and chilled that it was like having an extra guest. The footage he produced was fantastic, a really treasured memory – would recommend Ben to anybody!
I’m often asked if I mind filming weddings back at the same venue multiple times, and my answer is always ‘it depends on the venue’. Some venues have a fantastic diversity of environments for different aspects of the day, and Elmore Court is certainly one of those. From the Hall, where most have their ceremony, a grand and regal room magically lit by vast stained glass windows, to the gillyflower, a cob built an extension to the main house which has a wonderful contemporary feel for the meal and party. It’s always an absolute pleasure to get a wedding in the diary for Elmore Court and this was no different when I first heard from the lovely Lauren & Gwilym.
Lauren & Gwilym had been referred to me by a couple whose wedding i filmed at the same venue a few years prior, and humorously it wasn’t until L&G went for a viewing at Elmore did they realise that they’d in fact celebrated their friends wedding there. L&G live and work in New York, so organised most of the wedding remotely, and did a fab job at it. The day itself was a quintessentially english drizzling day in late December, but all the more reason to have a cozy winter wedding at Elmore.