Frequently Asked Questions:
What services do you offer?
Cinematic Style Wedding Videography
How far in advance should I contact you?
The sooner the better, dates in the summer get booked up pretty quickly. I would say 1 year in advance is ideal.
Do you cover more than one wedding per day?
No. This would be impossible!
Are you able to travel?
Yes! I travel locally and internationally.
Is there a charge for travelling?
Travel is free within 100 miles of Manchester and London.
What kind of technology do you use?
Multiple cinema cameras and a full filmmakers kit with extensive sound recording equipment.
Do you charge per hour or per event?
If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
Extra hours are always available. As are extra days.
What are the forms of payment?
I take payment primarily by BACS transfer.
How do you work?
I primarily shoot handheld. So I keep things very simple and save my steadicam and tripod for only a few shots. But moments such as the preparations and reception are dynamic, they’re always moving, there’s always something going on somewhere. Handheld camera work is so raw, a lot of film directors use this technique when they want to create a connection with the characters. You feel very close to them, it’s a familiarity that can conjure the feeling of actually being there. My aim for a wedding video is to tell the emotional story of your day accurately. It’s important to me to tell it properly so it’s exactly how you remember it.
Reviews for Happy Pears Wedding Videography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lauren Taylor · Married on 25/05/2019
Best Wedding Decision We Made
Alex captured our day perfectly. He (and his second shooter) worked tirelessly from bridal preparations to the evening party and were completely relaxed and unobtrusive the entire time they were with us.Sent on 28/07/2019
We were blown away with the completed highlights video, which was with us before we even left for our honeymoon a couple of days after the wedding. It brilliantly conveyed the whole feeling and atmosphere of the day, allowing us to re-live the day each time we watch it. Alex cleverly managed to pick out which guests we spent the most time with over the day and made sure that it was these people who featured most heavily in our footage.
We booked Alex after seeing the video he did for friends of ours. Now watching both videos we can see they are totally different, but both really suit our different personalities. Before the wedding and as the budget got tighter, we felt that the videography was probably one of the more frivolous decisions we had made on a 'non-essential' part of the day, but now looking back at what the finished product allows us to do in keeping those memories alive for years to come we truly feel that it was one of the best purchased that we made. It really brings out the true emotions, even to people who weren't there, in a way that the still photographs aren't quite able to do.
Thank you Alex and Happy Pears for encapsulating everything we wanted to bring away from our wedding day.
“We love it so much!! We have just watched it 3 times in a row! :) It´s absolutely perfect, better than we could have imagined! Thank you so so much!!!” Jessica & TomSent on 16/03/2019
“We absolutely love it!”
“We absolutely love it! Thank you so much!” Stephanie & JoshuaSent on 16/03/2019