Today we are delighted to introduce you to Adam of The Wedding Filmmakers. Over to you Adam…
How did it all start?
I starting filming events during my final year of studying law at University. A good friend of mine had a successful business producing fashion films and commercials. I asked if I could help out on a few of his shoots and it just went from there really.
When I graduated in 2012 I had already decided that I didn’t want to pursue a career in law and really wanted to be my own boss, so a film related business seemed like a natural choice. Initially the focus was corporate video production rather than weddings but I soon realised that there was a big gap in the market. The quality and general perception of wedding videos at the time was pretty poor but I could see that there was a growing demand for something more modern with higher production value.
After filming a few weddings together with my partner Rachel and enjoying the creative process so much, we decided that weddings should be our main focus. Having the opportunity to create something that you know will be watched and enjoyed for many years and generations to come is a pretty special thing to be able to do for a living.
Over the years our passion for event filmmaking and the wedding industry as a whole has grown and we feel very blessed to make a living doing something that we love. I cannot imagine many other industries where you are surrounded by happiness daily and you get to work with so many creative, talented and interesting people.
Do you have a favourite venue?
Although I’ve been lucky enough to film at some incredible venues throughout the UK and abroad, in my opinion nothing beats a marquee wedding held at a family home. The day feels very personal to the couple and is a totally unique and one of a kind experience for their guests too.
How would clients describe you?
“Adam, Rachel and the Wedding Filmmakers team are consummate professionals. My wife and I had the good fortune of hiring them to document our Indian and Civil Wedding Ceremonies and it was the best decision that we have made. Although we had a foreign wedding ceremony, The Wedding Filmmakers captured it better than we could have suggested ourselves.
Adam is incredibly approachable and receptive to the suggestions from the wedding parties. He works hard to deliver an extremely polished and creative wedding video, that truly captured the essence of the day.”
– Bhavesh Patel
Wedding planners or suppliers you particularly admire?
There are so many wedding planners and suppliers that I admire that it is difficult to narrow it down to just one. However, as I enjoy filming large celebrations, Mumbai based Cineyug certainly comes to mind. Managing a guest list of 50,000 and choreographing Bollywood style shows with hundreds of entertainers is an extremely impressive feat and is certainly not for the faint hearted!
How do you unwind?
I try to keep fit and active between weddings and have taken up rock climbing recently which is a great stress reliever. The occasional European city break doesn’t go a miss either!
What trends are you seeing for 2018?
I can see glass structures and conservatories becoming more popular for outdoor events in the UK. In my opinion they look much, much, nicer than a traditional marquee.
What is your signature dish?
Cooking isn’t one of my strong points but I can make a semi-palatable vegetarian Lasagne.
Whose celebrity wedding (dead or alive) would you love work on?
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s Venice wedding would have been a dream to film. With their good looks and impeccable sense of style, I would imagine that their celebrations were very special indeed.
What is your vice?
Coffee, I can’t start the day without it!