Most soon-to-be married couples choose to hire a photographer to document the entire wedding day, and that's true whether they're eloping or throwing a black-tie party for 300 guests. Not all, however, decide to hire a videographer. It's truly an individual decision, but one that most wedding experts (and married folks who hired one for their big day) recommend no matter what type of wedding you're planning. Although part of the appeal of an elopement is that you're able to cut back on many of the big-ticket wedding-related details, it may actually make the most sense for couples tying the knot on their own to shell out for a videographer. A documented memory of the elopement is something a couple can cherish forever and also share with others-not only friends and family who weren't present, but also children and grandchildren who will cherish the video for decades to come.
Before you decide one way or another ask yourselves whether or not you even want to share the moment with others, like family and friends, afterward. Would you regret not having it captured to view for yourself? While you're in the moment, time flies faster than light it seems and the memory can seem like one big blur. Interestingly, various polls over the years have shown that 98 percent of brides regret not hiring a videographer while 35 percent of couples who did hire one say they wish they'd spent more money on it." Bottom line: The consensus is to hire a videographer and to make sure they're good.
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In addition to ensuring that they're skilled and reputable, your videographer should have a portfolio and clients that can give reviews. Ask any vendors you're working with for a videographer recommendation. "A wedding planner can also review the contract to ensure your wishes are granted. While you're at it, ensure that the videographer you desire is actually the one who will be filming your event and not someone else in their business.
While you might not be able to meet your videographer in person before your big day, have a phone call or a video chat session to discuss their style, how they work, and any other people they might hire to help them on the big day. Discuss the timeline because the photographer will usually do a photo session first, then the videographer will work with you to capture what they need. Be sure to allow enough time for both sessions before the light changes."
Unlike a photography session, which might last only an hour or so, you can't assume that you will pay less for a video package just because it's an elopement. "The videographer must block off the entire day to film your wedding, so regardless of whether they film four hours or eight, you will likely have to pay a full-day rate. Also, be ready to pay or reimburse the vendor for travel expenses, if applicable, which vary per vendor, so be sure that it's made clear on what else you will be responsible for paying for so that there are no surprises.
Tucked away in the Wollombi Valley is the amazing Stonehurst Cedar Creek. We've photographed and filmed this location many times but there's always a whimsical beauty here, weather in the trees or up on the hillside, you will always get so stunning shots. Ash and Mitch were married among the Poplar Trees and had their reception in the cellar, surrounded by fermenting organic wines. The week leading up to the wedding day was tinted with sadness as Ashleigh's Grandmother, Heather, passed away. Although there we tough moments for the families to get through there were also great scenes of celebration and fun. Here's a teaser taken from their full film.
Cassie and Trent are the power couple from Circa 1876 in the Hunter Valley. Cassie plans your day amazingly and ensures everyone is perfectly catered for and loved. Trent is the executive chef behind the delicious meals. It took Trent a few attempts to introduce himself to Cassie but with a little help from a colleague and a couple of drinks after work and drinking warm bears on the beach in the morning. The day rolled on and each of them arrived to work wearing bright red sunburns. The evidence was hard to hide and the rest is history. Wishing these lovers the very happiest life together!
This wedding was filmed entirely on Super 8mm. We love this format so much and have some limited pricing available on our website here.
Jess and Terry first met when they were just 14 years old! While working part-time at Dominoes Pizza. Jess says Terry used to frustrate the heck out of her, but in the end his sense of humor won here over. He always made her laugh with his silly little jokes. Terry just remembers how easy it was to push Jess's buttons. Apart from that in terms of his feelings towards Jess, these were feeling that grew over time. Terry recalls that once the two did fall in love, it was a love which grew really fast. Even if he didn't want to admit it back then, he says at that time, he could never have dreamed he could love someone as much as he did then. Since that time they have created a really beautiful, committed partnership based on trust, honesty, fun, laughter, loyalty, strength, acceptance and love. So,so much love.
During the coarse of a wedding season we gather up around 50TB of footage. It's huge, and we searched high and low for what suited us to store all of the memories we capture. Our pursuit lead us to pCloud. Hands down the best cloud storage solution we could find. Easily backup or sync files from multiple devices and the best part is.... a one time fee! ( or you can go monthly ) but we chose to pay and forget about worrying who we use for cloud storage.
No matter how many files and folders you store in the pCloud, all of your data will be at your fingertips. Regardless of how you use your space in the cloud - via web, desktop or mobile - your files are truly easy to manage.
UNLIMITED FILE SIZE
With pCloud you can upload any type of files, regardless of their size, directly to your account. You can even store your HD video collections in the cloud. Most of the other cloud storage services impose serious limitations, especially when it comes to uploading files in web. This is one of the top reasons pCloud is just for you!
UNLIMITED UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD SPEED
The file upload and download only depend on the speed, achievable by your Internet provider. When you use pCloud Drive, the synchronization speeds can by specifically limited by you, if you wish so. The web platform and the apps do not, in any way, limit your upload or download speeds, regardless whether you're a free or Premium user.
So if you want somewhere to store your digital memories this is where to start, click the picture and go choose a plan. Simple!
A chance meeting 10 years ago at a mutual friends gathering and by the end of 2016 this romance began. Simon's first impression of Christina, stunning, with eyes that cut right through you and a warm, engaging smile. Her Mum nicknames her Sunny, and he never needed to ask why, the second you meet Christina you feel instantly warmed by her presence. Fate made sure their destiny was back on track as Christina was travelling through Europe with her sister enjoying the 2016 European Football competition in Lisbon as Portugal won the finals, which caught Simon's attention as he is a huge football fan.
Simon and Christina and engaged in some banter while she was away and deciding to catch up for drinks some months later Christina came to know Simon as a genuine, deeply passionate, thoughtful man, and she knows he will be as dedicated to her and their future as she will be to him. He is supportive and helps Christina continuously be the best version of herself and she knows he is the perfect man.
Just six weeks after their very first Christmas together she felt completely love with him. Right from the very beginning he knew it was the same feeling. He says Christina has a bigger heart than anyone he knows and her compassion and happiness comes out in him, making him want to be a better person. When they first started dating there was an instant connection and he was taken back by her depth and outlook on a lot of important things, these things matched his, and he wanted to be around her as much as he could. Everything was easier and he knew he was in love with her from then on.
Whenever we pack the kit and prepare for your wedding we are also planning our shots. We are planning how we can do things differently to the previous wedding. Being true believers in the thought " your only as good as your last wedding " gives us energy and fresh perspective on each approach. A huge part of the process is the location, and there are so many incredible properties these days it's hard to pick a favourite, but right up there with the best of the best is the whimsical Circa 1876 in the Hunter Valley. More than the scenery or historical buildings it's also the food which leaves us drooling. Take a look at this teaser trailer from the wedding film of Christina & Simon. Be inspired, Fall in Love.
Christopher & Sean were married at Newcastle's ( almost ) highest point at Shepherds Hill which is in King Edward Park. The party carried on into the night at 48 Watt Street, Newcastle. Two local guys getting hitched in front of a cheering bunch of Family and Friends. Tow local guys who have a connection and love everyone seeks. Filming this one completely in Super 8 Film ( with a little bit of 4K drone footage thrown into the mix ) wasn't easy. the low sun during ceremony and candlelit reception made it a real challenge. Still, the result is an incredible story and captivating imagery. Perfectly Imperfect!
Married by Jules Amidy and the suits were by Rundle Tailoring with florals by Little Wren with beautiful styling by The Wedding Designer and on the stills was The Wedding Architect. The car Absolute Vintage and Wedding reception venue 48 Watt Street. We love it, a 14 minute runtime.... enjoy!
We believe there are only a handful of true life moments and they should all be recorded as they happen. Your Wedding Day will be one of those moments. Don't regret not capturing the milestones by saying "one day we should... " or "maybe next time" because even if you do get around to it, it will be too late. I guess what we're saying here is don't procrastinate and don't underestimate a moment and the value that moment inherits as time goes by. Get in touch with us, tell us about your upcoming pregnancy, birth, 1st Birthday, 30th Birthday even. Get in touch with us and we will be sure to make a film you will never regret having made. Have a look at what we can do right here!
There's a wedding paradise about 60 minutes drive from Newcastle City called Tocal Homestead. Although we've shot here many many times it's always possible to find something new and beautiful within the estate. We think Tocal is the epitome of a country wedding, and the Haighs' big day was styled perfectly in line with the feels of this venue. A stellar lineup of local perfectionists helped bring it all together. Floral arrangements by Sophia Wilde, Hair by Michelle Jackson, Makeup by Beth, Cake by Mae Petite, Event hire by Whimsical Fox, Photography by Stories with Mel and making it fun and official on the day was Kim Oakhill. Oh, let's not forget the AWESOME band led by Dan Runchell and delicious food by Sprout Catering. This teaser contains many drone shots, which are used to best show Tocal's stunning landscape, oh, and being a licenced drone operator is required by this property before you can take to the sky as it's located in restricted airspace. And we are licenced drone operators! Check out this teaser, we hope it's inspiring to all of you lovers looking for a venue, or seeking ideas for your wedding day. We'd love to be there for you so get in touch today. We are filmmakers. GMTMT Films - Fall in Love.
So you're engaged and have your heart set on the perfect venue. The one you've been dreaming of since you fell in love! You call them and ask to take a look and pick the date you've wanted. All of a sudden you find they are totally booked out for the summer. It happens to a lot of couples we speak to and it leaves two options. Change the venue or change the date. So here's what we think. Go for the winter wedding. Chances are there will be a bunch of dates available, not just at the venue but for photographers, videographers, dj's, stylists, florists, hair and makeup artists, the list goes on. Yes, that's right, by choosing a winter wedding you're on a winner. Take a look at the venue once winter comes in, or even better ask for picture of the venue to see how it looks during the winter. Almost everywhere in the Hunter Valley looks amazing in winter so don't be afraid to break the summer sweat and opt for the cosy fireplaces to set the tone for the big day. Watch this teaser from the July wedding of Lili and Connor at Circa 1876, love it, fall in love with it. See the summer version here!