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About

On Hitched.co.uk since 2022

Last update: May 2024

We are The Camera Chap Weddings, Wedding Videographers based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. With over 14 years of experience in the filmmaking industry, we have documented hundreds of weddings. Owned by Carina and Martin Simpson-Hughes, we cover all sorts of weddings from high profile celebrity weddings to small intimate wedding ceremonies and everything in between. We even captured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Wedding for the BBC. We love every minute of working with our couples, from the Initial brief to watching them smile with absolute happiness on the dance floor.

Services Offered

At The Camera Chap Weddings we mainly serve Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, and West Sussex, however our wonderful job sees us travel to destinations across Europe. We鈥檝e been working our magic since 2008, so you can rest assured that you're in very capable hands. Our most popular package includes a 10-minute movie, a 3-minute trailer, and full coverage of your ceremony and speeches. To find out more about how we work give us a call, let's have a chat!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Video

What does the wedding package include?

We have a variety of wedding video packages. Our most popular package is the Fred Astaire which includes: 10 minute mini film 3 minute trailer film Ceremony in full Speeches in full

How far in advance should I contact you?

As soon as possible!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, we travel all over Europe! However our main areas are Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and West Sussex

What is the charge for travelling?

We don't charge for travel within Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire. If you're getting hitched outside of these counties, don't panic our charges are minimal

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Our wedding films are bespoke to our couples. Before we film any wedding we take a full brief via video call to find out your exact requests, music choices and timeline of the day

What kind of equipment do you use?

Only the best! We are a bit different from most and we use Netflix approved camera technology - mainly because of all the super-duper TV work we do, but also because the images are bloomin' amazing!

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Team of Professionals

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

We always take a full brief via video call before filming any wedding, an arrival and departure time is agreed on the call. If on the day you need us to stay later that's not a problem!

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer. As a small business card payment are just too expensive. We do accept Paypal but there is a surcharge

How do you work?

We work with our couples to produce unique, fun and organic weddings films. On the day we do our absolute best to blend in with the crowd and capture everything in a natural yet cinematic way

Served in

Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex

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Reviews for The Camera Chap Weddings

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Libby Sent on 16/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended!

If you are not sure whether to get a videographer for your wedding (as we were!) definitely do!! We cannot recommend Martin and Carina enough. The whole process from initial enquiry to receiving our video was super easy and the result absolutely blew us away! I鈥檝e watched our video about 20 times already and it鈥檚 still no less emotional each time and brings back the whole essence of our day amazingly. Martin was super friendly and so professional, we hardly knew he was there! Thank you so much for capturing one of the best days of our lives so beautifully 鉂わ笍
Chloe
Chloe N. Sent on 03/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

THE best videographer!

We had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of having The Camera Chap Weddings for our wedding, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. From the initial consultation to the final product The Camera Chap Wedding exceeded all our expectations.
Their attention to detail is impeccable. They captured every significant moment with such creativity and precision, ensuring that the essence and emotion of the day were perfectly preserved. The quality of the footage is stunning.
The final video was delivered within the given timeframe, beautifully edited and perfectly encapsulated the spirit of our event. It's clear that The Camera Chap Weddings put their hears into their work and the results speak for themselves.
We are beyond thrilled with their work and are so, so grateful for the memories they've helped us preserve.
Alice
Alice U. Sent on 20/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly Recommend

If you are contemplating whether or not to hire a videographer for your wedding, I would highly encourage you to do so, and specifically to hire The Camera Chaps!

From the jump, Martin was so lovely, non-intrusive and calming which made us, and our guests, feel very at ease - an important quality for my husband and I considering we both aren't huge fans of the camera, although you'd never guess that from the footage!

The moments Martin captured will truly be cherished for years to come, not only of us but of our guests as well. The energy of the day was emulated so perfectly that watching the footage back is like experiencing the day all over again. We went for the Fred Astaire package which suited us perfectly, and all of our videos came delivered on an incredibly lovely little wooden USB kept in a matching box - a small detail but very well received.

Really could not recommend Martin enough, and if you are in two minds as to whether a videographer is worth it, take this as your sign that it is!!
Daisy
Daisy Sent on 14/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best decision I ever made

I knew from the start I wanted something to look back on after our wedding day and Martin gave us just that and then some. Happy tears fill my eyes every time I watch our remarkable video.
Half the time I didn鈥檛 even know Martin was around or filming us!
Martin looked after us so well (our venue weren鈥檛 the best at doing this!).
He worked so well with our photographers and constantly made us laugh and relax.
I cannot put into words how happy I am with our videos, how much I would recommend him. Thank you for making a dream come true.
Victoria
Victoria Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute perfection.

Oh my god. Where do we start!!! We are currently on our honeymoon and we are in floods!! 馃ス馃ス we have just received our wedding video highlights.
you are so talented and you鈥檝e captured everyone so beautifully - hands down the best money we鈥檝e ever spent in our lives. Thank you so much for this beautiful memory you鈥檝e created xx
You are magic. Thank you so much for giving us this gift. You are brilliant. Thank you so much xx
Sonia
Sonia L. Sent on 29/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

He didn鈥檛 just make our video, he completed our wedding day!

WOWOWOWOW OMG! The videos are amazing!!!! We鈥檙e so so pleased to bits. We didn鈥檛 want a cheesy, soppy wedding video -we wanted something upbeat and fun to reflect our personalities and wedding, and you absolutely nailed it!! Every detail was captured including the general fabulosity and mad atmosphere.

Thank you so much for being so fabulous both in the editing suite and on the day. Your presence added to our whole wedding day and our guests loved the camera haha. We reflected on our day on our wedding night and genuinely were saying how it was people like you who made it so brilliant. The day itself and the videos were better than we could have ever imagined.

We can鈥檛 wait to have a cinema screening with our family and watch it every anniversary! Thank you so much. YES, WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Becca
Becca M. Sent on 17/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing videographers!

Unbelievably happy with our wedding videos from the Camera Chap. We were so happy to have chosen them to capture our big day. Seamlessly slotting into the background, and capturing some truly amazing moments, they have given us videos that we will cherish forever. Can鈥檛 recommend or thank them enough! Definitely don鈥檛 hesitate to have a videographer if you鈥檙e on the fence. Our videos will be on repeat forever!
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Jane D. Sent on 02/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Video

We are so happy with our wedding video - it鈥檚 absolutely perfect! Martin had been recommended to us by my brother and sister-in-law so we were already familiar with the way he worked and his finished product.

Martin is incredibly professional and very friendly. His response times in the lead up to our wedding we鈥檙e very quick and the briefing call via Zoom was very helpful.

On the day, Martin arrived promptly and blended in to the background very well and worked very well with our photographer. In the nicest way possible, you almost forgot he was there!

We went for the Fred Astaire package (3 min trailer, 10 min mini film, and ceremony and speeches in full) and are thrilled with the results. The presentation of the memory stick in the little box is also a fantastic added touch!

We would absolutely recommend Martin to anyone who is looking for someone to capture their special day on film.
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Katie L. Sent on 15/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal

Martin is phenomenal. He made us feel so at ease and comfortable at all times, which is exactly how you want to feel on your wedding day. He was unobtrusive, yet present, managing to capture all the very special moments of our day so so perfectly. You can鈥檛 stop time, but you can capture it, and Martin has encapsulated the happiest day of our lives beautifully. I cannot stop watching his film - it is just lovely. Thank you Martin - we will be in touch again when we next need to capture a huge milestone in our lives.
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Priya W. Sent on 24/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Harry & Priya

Well, all we can say is AH-mazing! We are still so in love with our wedding video and can only say a HUGE thank you to Martin & Mark for capturing our day so beautifully 鉂わ笍 It was not a hard decision in choosing Camera Chap Weddings to film our big day as they had been used in the family and we knew that they would just capture all those special moments we can re-watch again and again! Martin was a pleasure to work with and so stress-free, he went above and beyond to create our mini film which Harry & I absolutely love! Thank you so much again, love the Willis' x
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Claire P. Sent on 09/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful videography, brings back special moments!

Highly recommend! The drone footage was absolutely spectacular. The videos provide treasured reminders and memories of how the day really was after it all becomes a blur!
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