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Your wedding day will go by so fast, and once your wedding celebrations have faded those special moments, speeches and laughter will be all but a distant memory. With a wedding film you can relive your wedding day, an investment in memories and emotional by design.
I am Mark Shipperley with a passion for producing luxury cinematic wedding films for couples throughout the UK and sometimes worldwide. Cinematic composition, natural light, unobtrusive documentary style filming that capture all those special moments, and even some you might otherwise miss.
I really love getting to know my couples and ultimately love to be considered as a guest at your wedding blending seamlessly amongst your guests. Capturing all the tears, laughter, and those magical moments as they naturally unfold.
I am also a CAA approved drone pilot, which weather permitting, I’ll be able to showcase the full grandeur of your wedding venue.
I have been lucky enough to have produced some amazing wedding films for my lovely couples, and even won a few awards along the way. I would love the opportunity to get to know you a little more too and your wedding plans, and maybe create an incredibly special wedding film for you too. Your story is waiting to be told, a cinematic wedding film that you, your family and friends will want to watch time and time again.
All my wedding film collections include:
6-8 min Wedding film featurette
Wedding ceremony & speeches filmed in full
1 filmmaker thats me that guy in the picture
Final preps through until first dance + half an hour into the evening
Aerial drone footage*
*Request a price guide for more information
How do you tell our story?
The biggest contributor to telling your unique love story as a couple is the audio that I record. Letters to each other that you read aloud, the officiant’s message about how you two met, tearful vows spoken that you wrote yourself, and joyful toasts shared by close friends and family, all coming together with music and visuals in your wedding film in a way that fits you and your relationship perfectly.
How do you get to know us?
I would love to sit down over a coffee or online nowadays and to talk about how you met, how you fell in love, and the plans for your wedding day. I understand that in-person meetings are not always possible, so we can arrange a video call with both of you to get to know you better.
Do you offer drone coverage?
Yes, every wedding collection includes aerial footage establishing shots of your wedding venue. You will be able to view the cityscape or countryside of your wedding day from the air. I am commercially licensed with the CAA, and I fly my drones safely, legally and insured. Aerial footage is dependent on a variety of factors such as weather and flight restrictions that maybe in place.
What is your business policy for travel expenses?
I love to travel, and I am willing to fly or drive anywhere. I DO NOT charge for travel if your wedding is within a 2hour drive of HP18 9RP (my studio). I have found that travel time over this, and I tend to find I am already exhausted before the day has even started! Travelling the night before and staying in a B&B is better for the creative juices and being fresh on your day is important! I do not need 5Stars, but I would really appreciate if you could pay for a room and the mileage if it is over 100miles. If your wedding is out of the UK, please let me know and I will create a custom quote. I love traveling!
Do you offer all day coverage?
Because I am telling the story of your wedding day, I find it best to not be limited by time constraints. This means that when something important happens on your wedding day, I will be there to film it within reason please though, usually final preparation through until your first dance ( 9 hours not 5am to Midnight :) I always arrive early and in plenty of time before anything is due to happen just to settle in with a coffee.
What is your payment policy?
A deposit of £350 paid towards your invoice and a signed eBooking form confirms your wedding date. The final remaining balance on your invoice will become due 14 days before your wedding date. You can pay your deposit online with all major cards or a BACS transfer to my account. The payment method for your final balance will be via BACS transfer only.
What about our input into our wedding film?
Good question, I really hope you have hired me for my creativeness so its pretty much down to me. BUT I would so love your input on the music scores for your film, this is your big part and writing the credits.
What is your turnaround time for my wedding film?
During busy times I work on projects in date order, so It may take some time to get to your edit. A timescale of around 10-12 weeks is usually fine.
How many are you and do you need food?
It is usually just me blending in and unobtrusively filming. Although depending on your locations or if you have added the ceremony and speeches addons, I may need to enlist one of my trusted filmmakers to help. There is no extra charge for this, it just helps me get the best footage and be in two places at once :) It’s a long day on our feet, and we so love food! Thank you for offering some YUM! X
READY TO SAY I DO?
I would love to meet with you two, hear your story, and brainstorm some ideas of how to make your wedding film epic. If you fancy a coffee or a Zoom chat just let me know, I’d love to film your day and my primary goal is to build a relationship with you in order to better understand your story you’ve entrusted me to tell. I like to think of myself as a guest at your wedding not a stranger!
I look forward to meeting you soon!
It is my hope that you have found this wedding film guide helpful.
Please let do me know if you have any questions.
8 Reviews for Mark Shipperley Films
Recommended by 100% of couples
As soon as I discovered Marks website, and sobbed at how beautiful he captured couples wedding days, we knew we had found the pic felt videographer. I got in touch with Mark and from that very first email I felt so at ease of his understanding and passion to create amazing film. When we met with Mark, it was like catching up with a friend, he made it so relaxed and got to know us and what was important to us.Sent on 31/05/2020
On the day Mark went over and above, he really was like a guest as we felt so relaxed around him. It was such a pleasure to have Mark with us and to have him capture our big day so perfectly.
When the video arrived, it was absolutely everything we dreamed off, it showed us parts of the day we hadn’t seen, had captured every wonderful moment and even some footage of just the two of us. I really couldn’t have wished for anything better.
Mark you are absolutely magical, a dream to work with and a total legend. Thank you so much for filming our wedding!
Mark Shipperley Films's reply:Magical Mark - Made me smile x
Alex Butler · Married on 20/02/2020
Brilliant Videographer who goes above and beyond.
Amy and I were lucky enough o have our wedding in February this year. We had Mark as our Videographer and we couldn't thank him enough for the attention to detail he gave us. He captured our day perfectly and made the most incredible video which has had all our family and friends praising how amazing it was. We would highly recommend Mark for your wedding.Sent on 06/08/2020
Mark Shipperley Films's reply:Hi Alex,
Shona · Married on 26/10/2019
Excellent Videographer & Completely Discreet
We really didn’t like the idea of having lots of cameras at our wedding and were worried that it would feel a bit intrusive. We couldn’t have been more wrong. Mark was incredible I actually didn’t even notice he was there, his footage was brilliant and his film was just perfect . Really can’t recommend him highly enough, he was so professional and tailored everything to our requirements.Sent on 25/05/2020
Mark Shipperley Films's reply:Dear Shona, Lorna & family.
Small weddings: why booking a wedding videographer is more important than ever
Finally, some good news for all of those looking to get married this year. From 14th August 2020 weddings and civil partnerships in England will be allowed to take place again with a maximum of 30 people attending. It’s a step in the right direction AGAIN!
If you are planning a wedding during these challenging times, hiring a wedding videographer might not be top of your list, but in some ways it’s more important than ever. We take a look at why.
Invest in your wedding day memories
Whether you’ve already got a wedding booked or are thinking about holding a small wedding, you’ll want those memories to live on forever, which is why hiring a wedding videographer is a great option. Big or small wedding days go past so fast that it can be hard to remember all the great bits of your day. And just think, after this pandemic is all over, you’ll be able to sit down with friends and family and watch your wedding together.
Given the current restrictions, I am happy to talk through the different options for creating a great cinematic wedding video even though your day has been scaled back. And if you haven’t booked a venue yet, I know some great ones that would be ideal for a small wedding.
Share your small wedding with those who can’t attend
For many of you it will be majorly disappointing that you can’t have all your friends and family come along to your big day, but you can still share it with them. A cinematic wedding video is a great way of capturing all those key moments and reliving the spirit of the day with those that were unable to attend.
And have you thought about live streaming the event? It’s a great way of involving everyone you want in your celebrations and the one thing the coronavirus pandemic has shown us is how to live online!
Hiring a wedding videographer doesn’t have to be risky
If you are worried about having a ‘stranger’ at your wedding and increasing the risk of spreading coronavirus, don’t be. As an experienced wedding videographer my clients appreciate how unobtrusive I am, so you probably won’t not even know I’m there. And my work, by its very nature means I will be able to keep a safe distance throughout.
In addition, I will ensure I minimise physical contact and will wash my hands regularly. If you would like me to wear a face mask, all you have to do is ask. Helping you enjoy your day to the fullest is my top priority.
Book your wedding videographer with confidence
This year has been a bit of a disaster for weddings, so I completely understand that you might feel worried about booking my wedding videography services given lockdown could be reinstated if the alert level goes back up.
With this in mind, I just wanted to reassure you that if you do make a booking and then want to postpone your wedding due to COVID-19, you won’t lose your deposit. All you have to do is tell me about your postponement and then confirm your new wedding date as soon as possible. And it doesn’t matter if you postpone because the lockdown restrictions have changed, you need to self-isolate or you simply feel it’s best to wait - you still won’t lose your deposit.
Find out more about my wedding videography services
If you are planning a small wedding this summer and are thinking about hiring a wedding videographer, please get in touch. I would be delighted to discuss your plans and various options available.
In the event of government restrictions like Covid-19 you will not loss your deposit if you need to postpone and move your date. If I cannot accommodate your new wedding date your deposit will be refunded in full. A member of the book with confidence scheme.
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