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Hello there,

My names Steve and thank you for taking the time to view my Hitched page. I am very proud to say I am the Hitched Lancashire Videographer of the Year for 2023 & 2024!

You will find some examples of my work on this page. My calendar for 2024 is practically full, however i do have some availability for 2025. Please feel free to get in touch for more details and a bit of a chat!

A little about me...

I live in the beautiful village of Heysham in North West England, with my beautiful wife Hannah and our not so little 3 year old boy Ernie.

I have worked for over a decade in the Media & TV Industry and have been filming weddings now for over 3 years.

I graduated University with a 2:1 in Media Production & Technology and in the past have been fortunate enough to have filmed live sports including football and rugby, been behind the camera at music festivals and even filmed royalty at prestigious events.

Outside of work I love to play golf, hiking and spending time with my family and friends.

My style - Cinematic, fun and timeless

My films are all super personal to each and every couple.

I try my very hardest prior and during the big day itself to integrate myself as much as i can so i know exactly who and what to capture.

My films are story driven and edited chronologically, but by adding speech montages, flashbacks and various other editing techniques your film will be beautifully personal, cinematic, fun filled memory of your special day.

My approach - Minimalistic, natural and relaxed

I love capturing that little bit of magic behind the camera. Your wedding day is a wonderful journey from start to finish. They say blink and it's over, and this could not be more true.

Your day will fly by and you will want to cherish every moment without having to stop and start your day to allow a cameraman to film what's happening.

That's why I do my utmost to hide in plain sight, capturing special moments as naturally as possible. For the most part you will just see me and a camera. By keeping my setup minimal, I am able to capture memories that make your day special without being obtrusive or in the way.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Video
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What does the wedding package include?

Full Day Package Unlimited contact Full day of filming from bridal until the first dance Drone footage Sneak peak video within 48 hrs Film trailer 10-15 minute feature film Ceremony & speeches in full

How far in advance should I contact you?

You can book me as far in advanced as you would like. I have limited availability for 2024 and my calendar is roughly 50% full for 2025. Get in touch to guarantee your wedding date!

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Can you travel?

Yes, nationwide Destination weddings

What is the charge for travelling?

No extra charge within the North West Outside of this, if i can get there and back in a day i will only charge for fuel. Otherwise i would charge for a hotel. I am happy with a Travelodge

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

Minimalistic, natural and relaxed I want to be a friend before i arrive, so that you and your guests feel completely at ease. I am not intrusive, and i try and blend in to the background

What kind of equipment do you use?

3x cameras 1x drone Multiple tripods Professional sound recording equipment Backpack That's about it!

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?

I do not charge extra for staying a bit later at a wedding. If something special is happening after the first dance, i would not want to miss it. I will also arrive earlier if needed

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer

How do you work?

I film at wedding venues nationwide. I edit at home in my editing suite. I also edit on location, maybe in a coffee shop or a bar. Sometimes it is nice to get out of the house
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Do you have any questions?

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Reviews for Stephen Whitehead Films

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Rebekah
Rebekah Sent on 09/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond ❤️

I can not recommend Stephen enough, he is a genuine lovely guy. We met him at a wedding fair and he was very helpful and easy to chat to. Whenever I messaged him he always got back to me promptly. He kept in touch all the way from booking to the day which was over a year. On the day he made us both feel at ease with the camera and we had a great time filming. Stephen's expertise was clear, he knew exactly where to go at our venue for the best filming opportunities and went above and beyond getting an old video on a VHS tape and converting it and including some in our film. We are over the moon with our film! Can't thank you enough Stephen ❤️
Rebekah
Rebekah Sent on 09/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond ❤️

I can not recommend Stephen enough, he is a genuine lovely guy. We met him at a wedding fair and he was very helpful and easy to chat to. Whenever I messaged him he always got back to me promptly. He kept in touch all the way from booking to the day which was over a year. On the day he made us both feel at ease with the camera and we had a great time filming. Stephen's expertise was clear, he knew exactly where to go at our venue for the best filming opportunities and went above and beyond getting an old video on a VHS tape and converting it and including some in our film. We are over the moon with our film! Can't thank you enough Stephen ❤️
Sophie
Sophie W. Sent on 07/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

"Definitely got the brief of what we were after!"

Steve captured our wedding in sept 23 and to say we are over the moon with the films would be an understatement. From start to finish Steve was so lovely and we felt so comfortable with him being there, it was as though he was part of our crowd and slotted right in. Infact, he worked so well and blended into the crowd I barely noticed he was there (sorry Steve 😂) this was perfect for us as we wanted a really relaxed vibe.

He most definitely got the brief of what we were after. Not only were the films perfect, Steve made the whole process from booking, to receiving the films after the wedding and everything In between totally stress free and easy at what can be quite a stressful time with the organising of a wedding.

I would most definitely recommend him, in-fact my sister has already tapped me up for Steve’s details following her recent engagement. Thank you so much for creating something beautiful for us to relive our special day.
Lauren
Lauren H. Sent on 13/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

We can’t thank him enough

We didn’t originally plan on having a videographer, but when it became clear that Danny’s parents would be unable to attend our wedding it became invaluable that we had one, and it turned out to be the best decision.
We’re so happy we found Steve, his enthusiasm and genuine excitement about his job is second to none and he also is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Every interaction we had before the wedding was positive and made us feel at ease. He took the time to get to know about us as a couple and what we wanted from our film.
Steve captured our day just perfectly in such high quality, it’s like he managed to be everywhere all at once! But crucially without feeling intrusive at all. It was so wonderful to watch it all back and relive our day and we can’t wait to have a little screening with our family and friends.
We would highly recommend Steve, and already have done to one of our friends getting married next year!
Tom
Tom B. Sent on 19/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Made it the perfect day

We used Steve as our videographer to capture our wedding. He was a dream to work with and very friendly and approachable throughout the process helping to create ideas of how to capture the day. On the actual day he was a great professional and helped engage everyone (and coordinate them) and get the best shots. He put us completely at ease and made it all fun. We would 100% recommend Steve to anyone looking for someone to capture their special day
Olivia
Olivia S. Sent on 02/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Captured our magical day perfectly!

My husband and I got married on 12th November 2022. Steve was the videographer we chose to capture our special day and we couldn’t be happier with our experience.

Steve was recommended to us by our photographer Richard (from ‘This is Richard’ Photography) and we a so thrilled we decided to go with his recommendation. When we first met with Steve, we were so pleased to find that he was such a lovely person. He was friendly, enthusiastic and made us feel relaxed straight away. He seemed genuinely excited about our wedding and our ideas that we knew we had made the right decision in choosing Steve as our videographer. It was also special that Steve was getting married the week before us, so we all sort of had ‘wedding fever’ together.

During the wedding planning process, Steve made himself accessible via email and WhatsApp which was really helpful if we had any queries or updates. We also had an in-depth discussion with him a week or two before our wedding to finalise the entire plan of the day and what our wishes and expectations were. Being able to reach Steve anytime was very important and reassuring to us both.

As Steve’s wedding portfolio expanded – we were so impressed and excited by the work he was posting on his website and his social media. The wedding videos he was posting demonstrated to us that he was able to capture the style of wedding video we were specifically looking for. Seeing his previous work provided us with confidence and made us even more excited for our special day.

On the day, Steve was wonderful. He worked amazingly alongside our photographer Richard from This Is Richard Photography – they were an awesome team and bounced off each other extremely well. They both honestly made our day so easy and enjoyable. They were able to capture special natural moments throughout the day, but also put us at ease when doing our couple portraits/shots too (as neither one of us are comfortable in front of a camera). All of our guests commented on how friendly, sociable and efficient/professional they both were. Steve had the perfect mixture of blending into the background so that we, as well as our guests, didn’t feel too conscious about the camera and having the personality to work with a crowd when facilitating group moments/shots.

After the wedding Steve kept us updated with regards to when we could expect our video. It took around 14-15 weeks however it was certainly worth the wait. We would rather wait a little longer for our video to be done properly and for us to be happy with it rather than it being rushed and poorly executed. The quality was absolutely exquisite and truly breath-taking. Steve managed to capture our whole day perfectly and we could not praise him more highly. He really was able to bring our magical day to life.
The video was everything we had hoped for and more. It was relaxed, candid and not ‘over-produced’. The video was delivered on a beautiful, personalised USB Stick and included a trailer, a 14-minute film of our whole day as well as the ceremony and speeches separately. The video came as part of a lovely ‘night in’ package including some tasty goodies that went down very well and just added a personal, hand delivered touch. Upon receiving our video, we couldn’t stop watching it – we loved being able to share our video with our family and friends (all of whom adored it as well). We are beyond grateful to Steve that we have this stunning video to treasure forever.

He is beyond talented. The video that we received just demonstrate how skilled and proficient he is in his craft. We would 100% recommend Steve to anyone. So much so, that my sister used his services for her wedding in February 2023.

Thank you, Steve! From Olivia & Tom.
Jennifer
Jennifer B. Sent on 23/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Memories we can watch over and over again.

We are over the moon with the footage Steve captured, edited and put together in a film. Steve was really easy to interact with from the initial booking, on the big day and after the wedding keeping us updated on his progress with the film. Steve worked well with other suppliers especially our photographer. On the day of our wedding Steve arrived early to capture footage of the beautiful venue and grounds,getting himself familiar with the area for suggesting perfect spots to capture some footage. Steve even travelled to a second location which was 10 minutes away from the venue to enable him to capture footage of the Groom and Groomsmen which is much appreciated. The end result brings tears of joy to our eyes as we watch and re live our special day with a great choice of music that Steve selected.Steve’s passion and talent shines while working and watching the final product.We would highly recommend Steve’s service to future couples. Five star service 🌟
Sophia
Sophia Sent on 23/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

You’ll regret it if you don’t book him!

Steve is a professional in everything he does, but most importantly the service we received could not be topped! What a guy, he was so kind, funny, and made everything so easy - we hardly noticed he was recording! He got on so well with our photographer as well, and the final videos were more than we imagined it would be! I cannot recommend him enough, the drone shots were absolutely stunning and the whole video composition just captured all the magic of the day.

Everyone who's seen it has been buzzed and I cannot wait to re-book for future events because there's no doubt we would want the same for future anniversaries and events. We are both so happy with what we received and the little box with treats to watch our video with is just another example of how far Steve will go to make this an unforgettable experience. He definitely gets it! If you don’t book, you’ll have missed out on the best investment for your wedding, I PROMISE!!
Lindsay
Lindsay E. Sent on 21/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

From my initial contact with Steve at Capture by design to receiving the end product nothing was too much trouble, he was extremely friendly and really wanted to get to know us as a couple, he genuinely cared about what we wanted to achieve from our wedding video and took on board anything we wanted to ensure he captured. I was apprehensive about having a videographer at my wedding as myself and husband hate having a camera in our face. From the moment Steve arrived on the day of our wedding he felt like one of our friends not someone who we had employed to work for the day. He also made the effort to talk to all our family and friends putting them at ease when he was filming them, not once throughout the day did we feel like the camcorder was in our face. It was all very natural.
Watching the video was incredible it brought back all the amazing memories of the day. Choosing to have a videographer at my wedding was the best decision I made in all the wedding plans!
Pictures capture the day but not in a way that a videographer does. Listening to the ceremony and the speeches and seeing all the reactions of my family and friends faces brought back all the emotions of the day. I can treasure this video forever and you cant put a price of capturing your special wedding day on film to watch over the years to come!
I can highly recommend Capture by design, Steve is very friendly and extremely talented he goes the extra mile at every opportunity and I cant recommend him highly enough!


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Emily M. Sent on 04/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Just Amazing!

Thank you so much! Our videos from our day are everything we wanted and more.

Communication from start to finish was perfect, booking super easy and we really felt he went above and beyond to get to know us and count down to our big day with us.

Couldn't have asked for more and can't recommend highly enough. Thank you again!
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Grace S. Sent on 06/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Captured perfectly

I couldn't recommend Steve more to any other couples looking for videographer for their wedding day. The attention to detail not only on the day but in the time leading up to it was brilliant. He captured our day perfectly and made us both feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera.
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Kate R. Sent on 07/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best Supplier we had… Amazing would highly recommend

Leading up to the big day we were unsure if we wanted a videographer as felt photographs may be enough. We left it quite last minute before deciding to book one and can honestly say we are so glad we did. Steve was quick to respond, fitting us in and putting our minds at ease throughout the whole process. Communication is key when planning a wedding and Steve had the best communication out of all suppliers we dealt with. We knew exactly what would happen on the day and timelines throughout, which makes such a difference when you’re not having to chase.
On the day of our wedding, he greeted us both warmly and really put us at ease with his personable approach. He captured the day perfectly and worked seamlessly alongside our photographer who he'd never met previously. We received our amazing videos in the weeks following the wedding, and had the wonderful experience of reliving our day. The music and moments captured were perfect and we now have that to enjoy for years to come. If anyone is debating booking a videographer then do it with Steve, photos are amazing but a video captures so many different elements. We cannot recommend him enough, thank you so much!! Love the Routledges
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Rebecca B. Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Broster

Steve did our wedding photography and what amazing photos they are, we’re so unbelievably happy with them. Steve has a great eye for detail alongside a nice relaxed approach which is perfect for a day as big as your wedding. He listened to what we wanted and nothing was too much trouble. Steve helped our day run smoothly and the end result is isn’t perfect. We couldn’t recommend Steve enough. Thank you again. Mr & Mrs Broster
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Charlotte M. Sent on 21/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing videographer!!

I can only start by thanking you so much for capturing the most precious moments of our wedding day from start to finish!
Steve made everything run smoothly and captured everything we had asked for and more. It genuinely felt like we had known you forever, as you made us feel that comfortable throughout the day!
Our videos are absolutely perfect, everything we had dreamed of and more!
I would highly recommend Capture by design, as he really is amazing at what he does!
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Rachel M. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and Beyond

Words cannot express how grateful we are for the wedding videos Steve has created for us. He has captured the day so perfectly and it is the best tribute to our day. It has made us smile, laugh and cry, something we can cherish forever. If you are looking for a videographer I can’t recommend Steve enough, his work is amazing and he blended into the wedding party so well, as well as great communication as soon as we booked him. Thank you Steve, we honestly can’t thank you enough.
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