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Last update: December 2023

James O鈥橦alloran Studios is a wedding videography company based in Staffordshire, UK, that has had the privilege of capturing life's most precious moments for the past decade, and for a short time, we're offering up to 30% off all packages.

I feel so lucky to be invited to capture the love and laughter of people's wedding days and to be given the opportunity to tell your stories in a timeless and emotional style.

I've always found that the best images don't just come from the gorgeous locations or that perfect moment when the evening sunlight shines perfectly through your flowing hair (although that helps), but by creating a great rapport with the couples, a happy, relaxed couple make for the most beautiful shots. There's nothing better than a smile...although an occasional moody shot works wonders too!

Ultimately I could spend the entire day setting up lovely shots with my couples, but this is the best day of your life, and I'm sure you don't want to spend it stuck with me the whole time. My job is to work fast and get you back to the party as quickly as possible. I used to work as a director in TV, so working quickly but delivering exactly what people want was pretty much the TV mantra.

Anyway, that's enough for me. If you want any more information, then call or email me whenever, as it'd be lovely to speak to you about what you have planned.

Services Offered

I travel all over the UK.

All packages are bespoke and start at 拢995

Please get in touch to discuss what package would work for you both - hello@jamesohalloranstudios.co.uk

All filming and post-production are done in-house, and the films are delivered online. However, physical copies are available on request.

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Video
Photocall
Other (The film(s) are delivered to you online although I can deliver physical copies if you'd like. I'm also happy to have as many phone/video calls with you both as you'd like)

What does the wedding package include?

12 hours coverage, two cinema quality cameras, professional audio recording, cinema level colour correction and grading and music of your choice

How far in advance should I contact you?

Mostly a year or two before your wedding but I've recently filmed a couple with less than 2 weeks notice so it is possible - it usually depends whether I can get childcare for my kids however...haha

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Are you able to travel?

Yes, the whole country however for places that are more than 2 hours away I would probably need to overnight in a hotel at a maximum additional cost of 拢60

What is the charge for traveling?

None in terms of mileage but if it's more than a 2 hour drive then I would need to overnight at a maximum cost of 拢60

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

My goal is to make the video as beautiful and memorable as the day is to you without interfering with your day, and I've found the best way to do that is to focus more on the people than the location

What kind of equipment do you use?

I have two cameras; a smaller DSLR-type camera (Lumix GH5) and a slightly larger tripod-mounted camera (Canon C300) that I use during the ceremony and speeches

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

Alone

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?

If there's something at the end of the night that you'd like to be filmed that falls outside the 12 hours work then I'm happy to stay but would have to charge 拢100. Usually 12 hours covers us though

What are the forms of payment?

To confirm a date I'd need you to fill in a small form and send a 拢200 deposit. The remaining amounts are divided so that 50% is due 3 months before the wedding and the final amount 2 weeks before

How do you work?

With all my films I'm looking for a blend of emotion & joy but whether you want me to take a step back and not interact too much or you want me to be right there with you the whole day is up to you

Served in

Staffordshire and West Midlands

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35 reviews
Kira
Kira S. Married on 30/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best videographer!


We are blown away with the beautiful videos James has captured of our special day and will cherish them forever! The videos have perfectly shown the love that we felt on the day and also captured parts of the day that we weren鈥檛 able to take in at the time - like our guests reactions and the cocktail reception whilst we were off having photos! Every little detail is just perfect, right down to the music choice which made the video extra special for us.
I can only imagine how much time it spends to pull together the best parts of the day in such a beautiful, emotional way.
It was so lovely to have James as part of our day - he was reliable and very quick to respond in the lead up to the day, and arrived within plenty of time to check out the venue to make sure he knew where to get all the best shots! He was so easy to get on with and made us feel at ease and relaxed straight away and it did just feel like another friend at our wedding.

Thanks so much James - we could not have picked a better videographer and could not reccomend enough.
Hannah
Hannah W. Married on 12/08/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

More than we ever imagined!

I don't even know where to start! James was friendly and funny and made us feel at ease right from the beginning. He was such an important part of our day along with our photographer! They really added to the experience. It's true what they say, spend the money where it is important to you. If you want someone who is going to add to your day then book James! I can't imagine having anyone else there to capture our special day! We don't have the words to thank him for being so incredible!
Helen
Helen D. Married on 29/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wow... Just Wow. Brilliant Videographer.

My husband and I were initially unsure if we wanted a wedding video. But after seeing James' work on his Instagram, we knew we had to book him! He produced the most beautiful wedding video which we will treasure forever. James was absolutely lovely to have with us on our day, he is so friendly and very professional. BOOK IF YOU WANT A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING VIDEO THAT YOU WILL CHERISH FOREVER!!!!
Laura
Laura A. Married on 14/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Fantastic!

James videoed our wedding on 14th July 2023 at Eastnor Castle. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better guy! He was so friendly, calming and professional. It was really like having your mate with you, he made us all feel at ease, as we aren鈥檛 really people that like a camera in our faces, so did wonder how things would turn out. Our wedding film is absolutely fantastic, so professionally put together but so modern. James really captured the atmosphere of the day, and i鈥檃m so pleased I have that to look back on forever! James is very well priced especially for the outcome you get! I honestly can鈥檛 recommend him enough! If you are reading this review please get him booked! Thank you James for being a part of our day and capturing it so well!
Kate
Kate G. Married on 31/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect videographer

Words can not describe how highly I would recommend James!
I was so unsure about having a videographer because I already had two photographers, and am not exactly camera confident, I didn't want to feel overwhelmed. On my wedding day, it couldn't have felt any different to my fears. James was actually such a lovely part of the day providing me with polo mints and making us laugh from start to finish. He has a really calm and caring nature which is exactly what you need on your wedding day and didn't feel intrusive at all.
Right from the moment of booking to the last video being sent, James kept in close contact and was extremely responsive.
The videos themselves are absolutely stunning and everything we wanted. He has not such videoed the day, but has manage to capture our relationship and our characters which really make the videos unique- he even used songs from our wedding day.
If you're unsure whether to do it or not... do it! You won't regret it :)
Georgina
Georgina J. Married on 26/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect videographer

James was great on the day, made everything natural and easy! The video turned out perfect
Hannah
Hannah A. Married on 08/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, would 100% recommend.

From first contact with James we knew he was the perfect fit for us. We couldn鈥檛 have asked for a better videographer to capture our special day and watching our films fills us with so much joy. Thank you James.
Paul
Paul N. Married on 27/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We are so pleased that we had James at our wedding!

We always thought that having a professional video to remember our wedding would be great but James exceeded our expectations.

He was very responsive and initial arrangements were very straight forward. On the day he was prompt, immediately engaging, relaxed and has a fantastic sense of humour. We had a photographer also, who James worked seamlessly with from the start, you would think they had known each other 15 years not 15 minutes!

Throughout the day he gathered a huge amount of footage, was always in the right place and did all of this with apparent ease.

We were hugely impressed by the amount of time he spent with us on the day and were really excited to see the finished product!

Around 4-6 weeks later we got to see the videos. He starts with a wonderful trailer via his instagram page, this was followed up with a short video. At around 5 minutes it is perfect for showing friends and family. We also received a longer video at around 60 minutes long, capturing speeches in full. The videos from James arrived around the same time as our photos which was fantastic and these were shared with us via a simple file transfer link.

Overall he was a delight to have at the wedding, never once in the way but always in the right place. He has a great attention to detail, worked incredibly well with other suppliers and produced videos that truly capture the day. We could not recommend him highly enough, everyone needs a James at their wedding!
Emma
Emma H. Married on 07/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Pure magic!

We went back and forth on whether to have a videographer for ages, but as soon as we found James we knew there was no one else we wanted to film our wedding. The man is an absolute magician! He captured our day so perfectly and we are utterly obsessed with how both our trailer and films turned out! He took our song idea on board and found the most beautiful cover track which completely blew us away. On the day itself, James was a pleasure to have around- prompt, polite, professional and genuinely one of the loveliest people I have ever met! He made us laugh- which in turn made us (and our guests) feel very comfortable around him. He just fit in perfectly, discreet but always on hand, and worked incredibly well with our photographer. We loved sharing our day with him! The entire process was a breeze right from the very start when we first enquired, until the very end when we received our final films. He was the last supplier we booked but definitely should have been the first- do not hesitate to hire this man! We can't thank James enough.
Penny
Penny P. Married on 10/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

All we wanted & more

If I have 3 words for you about James: Hire The Man.
Patient, funny, super friendly and creative as hell, we could not have found a better fit for us than Mr O鈥橦alloran.
He fed me mints and kept me calm the morning of, whilst hopping around the venue picking up gorgeous shots, the final video we received from him literally had our jaws on the floor - we trusted him entirely with the look, feel & music for the video, and he absolutely smashed it out the park.
Without sounding sickly, he truly was the best choice we could have made, and I would recommend him to everyone a hundred times over.
Thank you so, so much James, we are so grateful we get to relive the happiest day of our lives with the most epic video we could have imagined. You absolute legend 馃槑
Simon
Simon P. Married on 20/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, perfect, ecstatic

James was incredible. He integrated with us all but also was hidden, music choices were perfect and we couldn鈥檛 be happier. The outputs are truly sensational and we are soooo happy
Venetia
Venetia Married on 13/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional!

Well, what can we say about James!?! As soon as we saw his sample videos we knew we wanted him to be our videographer, and that was one of the best decisions we made! James was really helpful in answering all the questions we had prior to booking him and leading up to our wedding.

As for the day itself, James was a pleasure to have around and we couldn't have felt more comfortable with him being there. He fitted in perfectly and made everyone in the wedding party feel at ease with his calm and friendly manner. The comaraderie with our photographers was a joy to see and everything felt so effortless for us. As for the quality of his work, that speaks for itself! You can tell that James is passionate about his profession and the videos he created of our day are simply stunning! A tear or two was shed at the one minute trailer, so you can imagine what state we were in watching the full length video! From the song choices to the way the day itself is captured, everything is so seamless and James has created an incredible memory for us to cherish.

We can't thank James enough and we feel incredibly privileged to have had him capture our day so perfectly :)
Ginny
Ginny L. Married on 05/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful resul

So so thrilled with the fantastic results from James鈥檚 filming last year. He was a pleasure to have around and so good at capturing the small detail and quiet moments. Very unobtrusive and subtle, yet somehow always there so nothing was missed! Incredible result and so helpful with the small changes I asked for. I would 100% recommend!
James
James D. Married on 27/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent quality and great service!

James did an incredible job of capturing our wedding ceremony and celebrations! He was relaxed, easy to be around and got our videos to us quickly with a fantastic result. We鈥檝e loved being able to share these with our friends and family - especially those who couldn鈥檛 attend. So lovely to be able to re-live such a special day. James, we can鈥檛 thank you enough!
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Daniella M. Married on 27/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Super friendly guy who captured our wedding day beautifully

James did our wedding videography for us and we were blown away by the footage!! He did an amazing job of capturing the day, all the funny moments and people's personalities. He was super responsive and helpful before and after our wedding day, I wanted a small change to the music when he sent our highlights video through and he did it straight away! He's also one of the loveliest, most genuine and friendly people I've worked with. We are so glad we picked him as our videographer! We got lots of comments on how lovely he was, got on so well with our guests and worked very well with our photographer. Would definitely recommend, we 100% made the right choice choosing James. Thank you!!
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