Member Focus – Perfect Moment Films
This morning we are proud to introduce you to our latest wedding supplier member Perfect Moment Films – over to you Chris….
How did it all start?
Perfect Moment Films was created in 2008 after Chris, the company owner and head videographer completed his degree in media studies at Coventry University. Initially Chris started by filming a few weddings for friends – who loved the films that they received so much, that he then decided to launch his own wedding videography business and Perfect Moment Films was formed. In 2012/2013, Chris welcomed two new fantastic videographers to his team, Laura Garwood and Ben Davies. Since then, the business has rapidly grown due to a high standard of work and customer service, leading us to where we’re at today.
Do you have a favourite venue?
I don’t have a favourite venue no as such, because each venue in their own unique way are fantastic, so it would be too hard to choose. Plus, we’re continually discovering and working at new venues, that until we’ve seen them all, it would be unfair to say!
However saying that. I do have a soft spot for Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire.
How would clients describe you?
I would like to think our clients would describe myself and the team as friendly, hard working and professional people. We love helping to make a couple’s day the best it can possibly be and where possible offer any advice we can to achieve this for them. Following feedback from our regional win as part of the National Wedding Awards, we were humbled to be shown lovely comments that our previous couples had supplied about us, so judging by that, we’re on the right track.
Wedding planner/s you admire?
We’re yet to work with many planners, however as part of the business I do follow numerous planners’ social media pages and like many of their work. In particular i’m a fan of Caroline Gould and Louise Perry, as well as the fantastic Val Mattinson of Benessamy Weddings and Events who I consider to be a good friend and great help.
How do you unwind?
Outside of the wedding scene (when I get chance in between editing and admin work) I love to socialise with friends and spend lovely time with my partner. I also like a good movie (surprise, being a videographer!) so all this helps me to chill out.
What themes are you working on for 2015/16?
With Videography i’m not so sure we work to ‘themes’ as such, as generally how our films can look, depends on the wedding we’re filming. However we are certainly edging towards that more luxury feel with our films, with a use of narrative where possible to really help us tell the story of the couples we’re working with.
Whose celebrity wedding (dead or alive) would you love to have filmed?
Oh that’s a tricky one. Perhaps not a celebrity as such but i’m a sucker for a good Royal Wedding and would have loved to be involved in some way on William and Kate’s wedding from a couple of years ago. I think the BBC in particular did a pretty good job of filming it though to be fair!
Is the job as glamorous as you thought?
I love my job and wouldn’t change it for the world. Whether it’s ‘glamourous’ at all times, probably not, however that’s probably what I love about being in this industry. You can have some fantastic large scale, high end weddings that are difficult but rewarding to film and you can also have some small, intimate weddings that are also difficult but equally rewarding to film. For us, it’s about seeing the fantastic venues, decorations, outfits, culture and entertainment that otherwise normally you probably wouldn’t see – and that’s why we love it.
What is your vice?
A good Hog Roast at the end of a wedding. Every single time.
Thank you so much Chris – we look forward to you working with more of our planners soon – ooh, and we’re not entirely sure a hog roast is a real vice!