Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Q. We're thinking of booking a videographer for our wedding, but we're feeling overwhelmed by the choice available. How can we narrow it down and find the perfect supplier?

A. Kathryn Berry says: The amount of videographers available can seem a little overwhelming, but the beauty of a lot of choice is that there is a supplier out there to suit everyone – you just need to find them! A good place to start is by nailing down the style of video that you like. Maybe you prefer a fun, relaxed look that captures your day exactly as it happens, or perhaps you want something a little more romantic? Watching wedding videos that catch your eye and noting down aspects that you and your partner do and don't like will help narrow down your search and lead you to a videographer that ticks all your boxes.

Another great place to start is by asking for recommendations from married friends and other suppliers you have already booked. The wedding world is a close network, and if you find people that love working together and complement each other, there can only be a great outcome.

Once you've found a videographer, I'd always recommend arranging a get to know each other chat. You can ask any burning questions and get a feel for your supplier as a person. Your videographer will be there for most of the day and will want to make a video that you love, so feeling comfortable around them is very important.

Kathryn Berry, Kathryn Berry Films


Movie magic

Movie magic

Q. How can we add seasonal touches to our wedding video?

A. Damian Kelly says: A cosy winter theme is a wonderful way to share your love. The Christmas spirit magnifies what is already one of the happiest days of your life. Here are my top tips:

- Capture glimpses of your festive flowers and evergreen décor in the video.

- Include shots of you snuggling together seeking warmth and comfort. You could also add some custom jackets to help keep you warm.

- Take things indoors where you can capture precious moments in front of an open fire or Christmas tree.

- Search for mistletoe and steal a cheeky kiss beneath it.

- Dance in snowflakes or have an impromptu snowball fight if you're lucky to have a white Christmas.

Damian Kelly, Damian Kelly Media