Gavin + Lauren

“Secure in the knowledge that you’ll be my constant friend, my faithful partner in life, and my one true love.” -these were the vows that Gavin and Lauren exchanged to one another in love.

Gavin and Lauren are just about the cutest couple I’ve seen. Their love is adorable and you can’t help but smile when watching them.

Watch in 720 HD for best viewing:

Gavin + Lauren | Wedding Feature from Amy Joy Videography on Vimeo.

Winter wedding are always booked with a tinge of fear with the possibility of rain, but the weather played nicely, with just a light drizzle here and there. I was not the only one who considered it blessed.

It was a pleasure working with you, Gavin and Lauren. May you be continually blessed, and thank you for hiring me as your videographer.

How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Videography

Speeches

Speeches are what make your video. Make sure to prep your friends and family, encourage them to put lots of thought and feeling into them. Ask them to tell stories of how you first met, how they first met your partner, or any other defining moments of your relationship.  Get them to say how they know you two are meant for each other. Ask them to tell any childhood memories to show what you were both like growing up. Marriage advice is always a nice addition!

Natural Light

You can’t beat natural light! Try and sit yourself near a window for getting your hair and makeup done for the best beauty shots possible.

Background music

Is fine, as long as it’s soft enough not to drown out conversations. Soft background music can help everyone relax and enjoy the process, but if the music is too loud, we generally won’t use the audio from the morning conversations.

Lad’s 

Believe it or not- we want shots of you putting on your suit, tie and shoes! Allow time for the camera crew to get these key shots. Some of these include buttoning cuff links, adjusting your tie, putting on your jacket, and yes your shoes! These shots are key in building anticipation of the day and help show the handsome and masculine details of the day you’ve prepared for.

Capturing Audio

The best audio we record is not actually on our camera’s! We need to use external recorders for this, such as lapel mic’s, or external recorders linked to a PA system. Depending on what’s the best and most readily available option- we may ask the groom, or celebrant to wear a lapel mic. Please be open to this idea, as it will make a big impact on recording clear audio.

Go Unplugged!

Asking guests to be nice and turn off their device means they will be really present, instead of being busy trying to get shots of what you’ve paid professionals to do. With iPads and iPhones on hand, the temptation is too big- especially at key moments. Kindly ask your guests to stay out of the shots and let the pro’s do their thing. There are tons of articles written on this topic, with friendly ways to word this. BUT please, if you want to make the most of your videography, unplugged is the best way to go.

Act Natural

Posed shots only really work for photo’s. What we are looking to shoot are those uninterrupted, candid interactions between you and your party. The least you are aware of the video crew-the better. Relax and enjoy each other. We don’t direct much during a photoshoot, but if we ask to take a few moments of your shoot please cooperate with us, moments like naturally walking, talking, holding hands, laughing, kissing- these interactions are the best for film.

Animals and Kids!

I just love filming these two things. There is nothing that acts more natural than a child or an animal. The most beautiful part is they are not posed, or worrying about the camera crew. They are simply themselves, in the place where they are at. Interactions between a bride or groom with their beloved pet, or child are priceless for video! Finally, If you wonder how to act having your video taken-just look to a child or animal!

There are so many things I could advise, but here are just a few key things to consider making the most of your wedding videography. The most important thing is to be present, relax and enjoy the special day you’ve planned and prepared for. You can’t rewind, unless you’ve got great video of course!

-Amy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine + Tim

I was really excited when Jasmine contacted me through Facebook, asking for a quote to video her wedding. I was in the same year group in high school as her and knew what a lovely girl she was! The wedding was beautiful, full of love and personal toasts from close friends and family. Designed by the couple themselves, it represented them personally. It was beautifully coloured with soft hues of grey and olive, contrasting with deep blue and white lace, and a backdrop of foliage and white sand.

You can view the full feature here (watch in HD for best picture):

Jasmine + Tim | Wedding Feature from Amy Joy Videography on Vimeo.

Big congrats to Jasmine and Tim, may your marriage continue to be filled with lots of love and laughter with the people you love surrounding you, and thank you for choosing me to be your wedding videographer.

Amy 

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April!

This month has been my busiest month yet, with two wedding shoots and an other.

That’s me… video shooting the first wedding of the month! It was such a beautiful day, and the bride and groom were just gorgeous!

So I’ve got a few projects I’m working on for the next few weeks, keep an eye out for these lovely Autumn wedding features!

-Amy Joy

Don’t Forget To Hire A Videographer!!

I just watched footage from my wedding day (thanks Cedric) and remembered why it’s so special to have footage of your day to watch over.

Here is a short clip by Cedric Tang of our special day-

The Wedding of Rowan & Amy from Cedric Tang on Vimeo.

It brings back the feelings you had that day and the memory closer to your heart, of the day you can’t get back.

That’s why I love giving people this service.

If you are planning a wedding- Please don’t forget to hire a videographer. 

No regrets!

-Amy

Why go for the top package?

If you are anything like me, the more you don’t get filmed on your wedding day-the more you will regret not having done later! My top package offers filming those must-not-miss moments, from getting ready on both sides, till the last event at your reception. These are all moments to be marked and beautiful to re-live later down the track.

Don’t regret not catching all those special moments.

Not only do you receive a highlights video, you also receive FULL ceremony and speeches so you can re-live all your biggest wedding moments in the comfort of your home.

For brides out there tossing up wether or not to go for the top package-I say, regret not!

Progress

Just a quick update on my progress as a growing sole-trade business!

 

I have an official ABN! Which makes my business officially, OFFICIAL. (clapping hands) :D!

 

Tech biz-


Of my own equipment I have a Canon 600D and a 50mm 1.8 lens which takes beautiful video. I also have my own monopod and a Rode shotgun Mic.

I am going to hire some zoom lenses to see which one I like the most.

For audio, I currently hire a H4n zoom recorder and Seinheiser wireless radio recorders with lapel.


 

I have a pretty wooden USB and box with my business logo on it for my clients. 🙂

 

I have filmed two full weddings, two full ceremonies, one full reception and one pre-wedding shoot to date- and all were happy with the results.

 

I posted my first add on a Facebook group today!

 

I feel my videos are getting better by each wedding I video… and I LOVE doing them, and bringing joy to my clients.

 

For all those creatives out there, worried about taking the first step- Be courageous and step out! You never know what doors will open for you. 🙂

 

Quoting

As an emerging wedding videographer and growing business, I understand the risk involved in paying too much.

I base my quotes on:

a) the level of my experience,

b) video required,

c) travel required,

c) equipment maintenance,

d) time spent working on the videos provided.

So you can be comfortable knowing that you will get a fair quote from me.

Amy Joy

Why have a Pre-Wedding Shoot?

Rowan & Amy | Pre-Wedding Shoot | 2015 from Amy Joy Videography on Vimeo.

Pre-Wedding, or engagement is a special and unique time for a couple.

The anticipation, the excitement, the love, and chemistry between a couple is so intense during engagement.

I remember all of these feelings during my engagement, that ‘pre-wedding’ time. I am so glad that my friend Cedric Tang was available to video ours.

This is a video I made using the footage captured by Cedric Tang on that day.

Ours was taken during an engagement photo shoot. The video can be used to showcase you and your partners relationship and can be played at the ceremony, before the procession. That is where we played ours, and the crowd loved it! It builds even more excitement and anticipation of the procession.

If you are interested in having your own pre-wedding shoot, contact me for a booking today.

Amy