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Engagement Photoshoot – Video

Sophie & Ben are getting Married in October 2020 at Hintlesham Hall. We decided to meet up in June for a pre wedding engagement shoot to get to know each other and get used to the cameras.

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We met up at Hylands Estate in Chelmsford and spent a pleasant hour wandering around the grounds of this beautiful park.

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Leez Priory Wedding

  • Stephanie & James were Married at Leez Priory in Essex.

Set in 40 acres of parkland, with a sweeping driveway, manicured lawns and lakes, Leez Priory offers a picture-perfect backdrop for an exceptional day.

Stephanie and James had the Canadian flag flying over the carriageway and although it was a blustery day we managed to get lots of great drone shots of this stunning venue.

The guests from Canada and the UK gathered for the outdoor ceremony under the carriageway gates and Stepahnie’s brothers walked her down the aisle to James.

The Celebrant conducted their hand fasting ceremony and they ‘tied the knot’ with personalised vows that brought a tear to everyones eyes.

Watch their four minute Video teaser Trailer here

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Wedding Videographer Essex

Houchins Wedding Venue in Essex is an elegant and comfortable Grade 2 listed farmhouse with a rich history dating back to the 15th century. Houchins prides itself on being one of the most original wedding venues in Essex with luxurious listed accommodation for the bridal party and a lovingly-restored wedding barn designed in an unique modern style.

Lauren and Bashar came over from UAE to get Married in Essex at Houchins, inviting guests from all over the World and those that couldn’t make it sent video messages that were played during the speeches. The July weather ranged from torrential rain to glorious sunshine, but everyone enjoyed the stunning gardens at the venue.


“Two words..
LOVE IT!
WOW so impressed, thank you so much”

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The couple chose Pengelly photography to capture their photographs and it was great fun working alongside Kevin & Sabrina.

Flowers were provided by Jade’s Flowers who were at the venue early setting up their floral arrangements and delivering the bouquets.

Zoe Alexandra was on hand to provide some beautiful music throughout the day.

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Vicki & Martin a Fairytale Celebration

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Martin proposed to Vicki in February 2017 on a romantic trip to Dubai. He took Vicki out for a Valentines meal at a candlelit restaurant and gave her a personalised memory book full of photographs of their time together and as Vicki turned the last page she found Martin down on one knee.

The couple decided to Marry at Hengrave Hall in Suffolk in August 2018 with a theme of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ inspired by the romance of the English Gardens with colours of Sage Green and Pink and the reception room tables were decorated with candles and flowers.

Photograph by Tommy Reynolds Weddings

Vicki wore a tight fitting Pronovias gown and veil from a store on Bond Street with Jimmy Choo shoes. Martin wore a Cream checked suit from Suit Supply with a bespoke waistcoat from Daniel Orja Tailoring and brown shoes.

The Ceremony took place in St. John Lateran Church in the grounds of Hengrave Hall and Martin had arranged a so many musical surprises for Vicki but the most emotional was a rendition of ‘All you Need is Love’ played by the surprise Flashmob in the congregation for their recession down the aisle.

The Bridesmaids dresses were by Jenny Yoo Make-up by Stacey Lincoln and Hair by Michael Gray Hair, Flowers by Verity and Thyme, Cake by Malarkey Cakes, Catering by Milsoms and the Photographer was Tommy Reynolds.

The whole day was very Musical with Urban Voices Collective and of course Jack Pack

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Gosfield Hall Essex Wedding Videographer

Watch Denisa & Adam’s Gosfield Hall Wedding Trailer here

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Choosing the Best Wedding Videographer

So let’s look at why you should hire a Videographer for your wedding.

There are things that a film can capture that photography alone simply can not.

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  1. Reliving the Moment

A film enables you to watch and listen to your vows.

A wedding film can also evoke the emotions of the day again and capture those smiles, laughs, hugs and kisses that made the day so memorable.

There is nothing that will fill your heart like seeing a proud parent getting caught up on a word during the speeches because they are so incredibly proud to see their little girl all grown up and beautiful on her wedding day.

A Wedding Video is also a great way to share your special day with anyone that is unable to attend.

Years from now, when you’re showing your grandchildren what it was like at your wedding, you’d be able to show them the people they might not have had a chance to meet.

A wedding film is also something special to watch on each anniversary to remind you of the love you still share with each other.

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  1. How to find  the right wedding videographer for you.

A good starting point is to ask your friends who have had a good experience with their videographer or ask your wedding planner or photographer, as they will have worked with and know the best videographers.

Recommendations are the best way to find the most reliable and talented film makers for you.

Once you have a shortlist of favourite videographers the next step is to have a chat over email to see if you have a good rapport with him or her, to see if your personalities and ideas match.

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  1. Has your cinematographer ever worked with your photographer?

It is also very important to see if your cinematographer works well with photographers.

This results in much better photographs and videos and a happy couple.

The Wedding is about you, so your Wedding film should be about you.

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4. The final quality of the product:

Before you even look at the prices, go through the videographer’s portfolio. Look at the  style, and quality of each film and check the audio quality too.

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5. Choosing a style of wedding film

There are many different styles of wedding films you can choose from but the most common are :-

Cinematic styles : A Modern edit with cinematic music. With a story of your day and will include some speeches and ceremony soundbites. Often a short edit between 15-25 minutes long. Usually with separate films for your ceremony and speeches.

Documentary: A more traditional videographer, this style is a simple chronological account of the day and might be much longer.

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Cinematic Trailer : A 1-5 minute highlights film like a movie Trailer usually for sharing on Instagram or Facebook.

Extras you might want with your film might include drone footage, make sure your videographer has insurance and a permit to fly from the relevant Civil Aviation Authority, they will also need permission from the venue.

Drone footage is always weather dependant too.

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6. On the day:

Allowing a little extra time during the bride and groom portraits for both the photographer and videographer to get the shots they need, will provide you with the best result.

Most photographers will let the videographer direct some of the shots he or she needs as poses and styles between the photographer and the videographer can be different.

This again is where it is important to make sure that your videographer and photographer work well together.

Take a look at some of our Wedding Trailers, click here Steve Hood Films

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Weddings in France

WEDDINGS IN FRANCE

 Weddings in France, what can I say?

France is a romantic place

French Weddings are romantic

French is a romantic language

Living in the South of England makes getting to France easy, I simply Love being in France.

Whether it’s the French countryside or strolling around the streets of Paris, or sitting at a street cafe’ sharing a bottle of wine or enjoying a meal in the French countryside, it’s an easy place to fall in love with and a great place to hold a romantic incredible wedding.

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French Wedding locations

You might choose to celebrate at a Chateau in Loire Valley, or soaking up the sun on the French coast, there are so many historical buildings and locations in every corner of France. One particular favourite of mine is the French Riviera, I love the local culture, the relaxed lifestyle, the warm Summer evenings with fine wine and good food.

Get in touch about your Wedding in France

If you are getting married in France and are interested in having a Wedding Videographer to capture and preserve all those wedding memories for you then head over to my contact page.

I shoot wedding films all over the UK and Europe and I love working with couples who have a shared vision of their French Wedding Film

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Hengrave Hall Wedding Videographer

Hengrave Hall is one of my nearest Wedding venues and I love that classic English country house feel. 

The West Terrace is a stunning feature of the grounds and somewhere to make some really special shots of just the two of you.

If you decide on a Ceremony in the main house or the church or both you will get a beautiful backdrop for your vows.

 Hengrave Hall lends itself to some really stunning drone shots… take a look in the gallery below for some examples of this.

Because I live so close to Hengrave Hall I don’t mind staying late for Fireworks and other evening activities.

 My films are very natural for the most part, but spending 30 minutes walking through the long grass and gardens will let us produce some amazing shots of just the two of you.

 It would be a huge pleasure to film your special day at Hengrave Hall, so do get in touch and we can discuss your plans in more detail.

Kate & Kevin’s 4K Cinematic Hengrave Hall Wedding

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Vicky & Martin // Hengrave Hall

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Simone and Harry // Endless Story

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Natasha & George :: Hengrave Hall Suffolk Wedding

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Charna & Chris // A Hengrave Hall Wedding

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Margaret & Kevin :: From Hong Kong to Hengrave Hall a Destination Wedding

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Anna + Frazer – Hengrave Hall

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Leigh & Tom : A Hengrave Hall Wedding

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Gemmah & Tony // Hengrave Hall Wedding

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Malta Destination Wedding

Hannah & Chris got married at Villa Bologna in Malta and it was simply amazing!!

They stayed for two weeks at the Radisson Blu St Julian’s

The General Manager Carl Galea and all the staff were terrific

On the Sunday, the day before the Wedding Hannah and Chris had arranged a boat trip with ‘Oh Yeah’ for 90 Wedding guests and I tagged along.

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We set off from Tigne Point Sliema at 11 and returned at 5 having visited Comino and The Blue Lagoon.

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Monday: The WEDDING!!
Hannah booked Villa Bologna directly with Jasper the owner, along with some of the decorations

 The ceremony was at 4pm and it was very very hot.

Here is their Teaser Trailer Video

 

 

 

 

Caterers: Corinthia Caterers are known as the best on the island, they are very professional and the food was excellent, there was more than enough for all the guests to have second helpings

Thank-You – Ilona  and David

One of the guests was the DJ. and he ordered all of the speakers, PA systems etc. through Audio Malta.
For the ceremony and drinks reception Cordia String quartet entertained the guests.

Hannah’s Mother arranged all the flowers on the day
Chris designed all the Wedding stationary and Lombardi provided the welcome sign.

The tables had polaroids as place names which was a great idea.
Lighting was provided by Carl from CLD Hannah and Chris opted for the drop fairly lights, the fountain uplighters and gazebo fairy lights with sheer curtains.

Photography on the day was provided by Laura Rhodes from Curious Rose photography. She is a work contact of Chris and was great fun to work alongside.

Wedding Planner Helen Falzon had helped with Hannah’s friend’s wedding 4 years ago.  Helen helped the couple arrange all the paperwork, and it was great to have someone on the day to make sure everything ran smoothly, and she made sure everyone was doing what they were supposed to.

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Malta Wedding Videographer

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I recently had the absolute honour to film the Destination Wedding of Laura and Adam.

Travelling over to this beautiful island for 3 days and working alongside Joseph Hall photography at the stunning Castillo Zamitello Palace.

Here is a link to the highlights version of their Wedding Film

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Leez Priory Wedding Videographer

Leez Priory Wedding Videographer

Leez Priory is a stunning Wedding Venue set in the Essex countryside and Sabina and Daniel decided to hold their Wedding there in February 2019. It was a lovely day with friends and family from all over the World attending to celebrate with them.

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As always it was great to work alongside Ben from Lavenham Photographic.

 

Please watch their short 3 minute Trailer

 

Sabina & Danny // A Leez Priory Wedding from Steve Hood Films on Vimeo.

 

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