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Specular Visuals are a wedding videography company based in Birmingham, England. Owner Richard is passionate about his craft, not least because it enables him to meet so many amazing couples and their families. Richard knows that no two celebrations are alike, and his unobtrusive, documentary approach is designed to capture those qualities that make each couple’s love story unique and special. Richard can’t wait to meet you and discuss your plans for your big day.

Services Offered

Specular Visuals are looking forward to your wedding celebration. Richard covers events throughout the United Kingdom, so he is ready to follow wherever love may lead. He offers highlights and complete film packages. Package features include up to 10 hours of event coverage, drone footage, and highlights and full-feature films. Photography services are also available.

Highlights

Services

Photography, video, pre wedding, post wedding, high resolution photos

Wedding Package

1 x videographer, 10 hours coverage, drone, coverage at 3 locations, 45+ film , 5 minute highlight film, 1 x personalised usb, 250GB hard drive with all the raw footage. This is the Full

Travel

Yes

Served in

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I contact you?

Summer weekends can easily get booked up from 12 months before

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

What is the charge for traveling?

Travel and accommodation will be charged at £100 over 120 miles

What kind of technology do you use?

Digital

Do you use a specific technique or innovative approach?

I like to shoot in a documentary style. I use varies techniques to make my films look cinematic

What kind of equipment do you use?

4k mirrorless cameras, electronic gimbals, drones, lapel microphones and LED lighting

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?

£50 per hour if agreed in advance

What are the forms of payment?

Direct bank payment

How do you work?

I like to capture the day naturally and I will coordinate with the photographer to get the best coverage

Served in

Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire

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    Fiona C. Married on 31/10/2021
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    Lucky Find Highly Recommend

    We organised our wedding within 5 weeks and were lucky enough to get hold of a decent photographer in that time! - Richard Gale - at Specular Visuals.
    We checked out many photography websites, found several with slightly cheesey overly staged poses which isn’t really our thing, but when we came across Specular Visuals we really liked the gallery with a mix of relaxed poses and natural candid photos.
    Communication was easy, he responded straight away to our enquiry and we booked and paid a deposit pretty much there & then. We didn’t have lots of money to spend, So we’re grateful that Richard was accommodating and agreed to do approx 3hrs, rather than all day and just good quality digital copies rather than prints, which meant we could stay well within our budget.
    He also knew the area and had photographed there before (New Hall Hotel - Sutton Coldfield) this meant we didn’t have to arrange a meeting to walk through the area looking for spots - so left us more time to sort out the rest of the wedding! - Also made us feel more confident that we could trust him as an experienced wedding photographer.
    On the day he was great, he arrived well on time, he was smart and appropriately dressed, he was friendly and professional. He made us feel at ease and relaxed and was great at being a part of the wedding without ‘intruding’ on it - he knew how to be discreet and take pictures of the ceremony etc without being a distraction and was good at giving direction/ instruction and getting us organised for the big group photos etc.
    He took all the list of shots that we requested, all the obligatory wedding group shots, confetti throwing, rings and flowers etc. And allowed /encouraged us to be silly and creative for some of them (we brought sword fighting re-enactors props).
    He made sure we were stood in the right light and captured the sunny day and made sure that there were pics in all the lovely locations in the hotel and around the grounds.
    He also got lots of lovely natural photos of everyone just having a great time, enjoying the wedding, genuine happy emotions and laughter.
    Communication has still been great after the wedding and our photos have been organised really quickly! - about 3-4 wks - Our wedding was at Halloween and we have not yet reached the end of November- and we have already received the preview of all our photos.
    We were absolutely delighted with them! The fuzzy warm haze of the wedding had just about worn off and we got to relive it all again through the pictures. There’s so many good ones of everyone - I am not particularly photogenic and sometimes get stiff and unnatural when my picture is being taken - but for the most part I barely even knew the photographer was there and he’s managed to capture so many joyous pretty natural happy smiley laughing romantic pics.
    Thank you Richard we are really grateful you did an excellent job!

    We happily recommend Specular Visuals for your wedding photography or any other event where you want natural pictures that capture genuine moments and emotions!
    attached is a mini selection of candid & posed shots & landsacpes - he was great at capturing all the little moments - note that these are cut and pasted together on paint - the original photos are much better quality - so this pic doesnt really do him justice

    Specular Visuals's reply:

    Thank you so much for all of your kind words and taking the time to share this with others. It was a privilege to be part of your day and I am so pleased that you are happy with the photographs. Congratulations to you both and I wish you all the best for the future.
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    Matthew H. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Amazing videographer - wedding 13 May

    We had our wedding the 13 May 2022, and struggled to find good videographers online until we found Richard.

    From start to finish the whole process was easy, and he was very punctual (both for our pre wedding zoom and on the day itself). He combined brilliantly with our photographer and it seemed like they had worked together for years (when it was in fact there first time meeting I believe). The end result was a great video that really captured the day, right from the beginning all the way to the end of the day.

    Would highly recommend Richard.
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    Cherish M. Married on 05/06/2021
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    'Professional, yet really charismatic and cheerful'

    Richard is a fantastic photographer! He was professional, yet really charismatic and cheerful. He really took the time to take those important and memorable shots on our wedding day. It was an absolute pleasure to have Richard as our photographer and I would highly recommended Specular Visual for any occasion!
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    Imogen F. Married on 03/06/2022
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    Highly Recommend

    We haven't yet had our wedding yet so can't review on the final video. However, in terms of the booking process, professionalism and flexibility I can highly recommended Richard and Specular Visuals.
    The communication was great, Richard responded quickly and we set up a zoom chat to discuss the finer details. We really like his relaxed and natural way of filming and after discussing the structure of how the day will be filmed we knew Specular Visuals were the videographers for us, the addition of the drone just made it even better!

    Specular Visuals's reply:

    Hi Imogen, thank you for this. I appreciate you taking the time. I look forward to meeting you both face to face.
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    James B. Married on 30/05/2022
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    It’s all in the details

    We were so lucky to have Richard film our wedding. I was initially hesitant to having a video of our day; the thought of a camera in our faces all day wasn’t something I relished.
    I’m so glad though, that we made the decision to film our wedding. Richard was unobtrusive; in the nicest possible way I forgot he was there.
    He captured all the little creative details I’d stressed were really important as a creative individual and also the fact that it was equally about our friends and family as well as us. We’ve watched our highlight video and it’s effortlessly stylish and sensitive bringing all those emotions of the day back!

    We can’t wait to share it with everyone and see all of the ceremony, speeches and bits of the day we missed in the moment.
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    Ellie Married on 20/08/2021
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    Would definitely recommend booking Richard for your wedding!

    Richard was great to work with from the time of booking all the way through to receiving our beautiful video.

    He was very responsive to emails, often giving us updates when our video was being processed.

    He was fun to work with on the day and had a great sense of humour. My husband and I both felt completely at ease throughout the day with him filming.

    Would definitely recommend booking Richard for your wedding!
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    Jannin C. Married on 09/08/2021
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    Fantastic! So glad we found them!

    My husband I are very happy of the way our wedding videos turned out, from the full & short highlights to the full ceremony & speeches. Richard captured every moment beautifully on our special day. Richard has excellent professional service & great communication pre-wedding planning and on the day of. Everything went smoothly and as planned. Thank you so much for your work!
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    Tegan Married on 25/07/2021
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    "We cannot say thank you enough..."

    We had the pleasure of having Matt join us for our wedding and film the day. From the start, we knew that we wanted a slightly unorthodox video and when we initially explained this to Matt, he jumped into this and we are SO THANKFUL that he did. Matt and Taylor arrived and immediately felt like members of the wedding party, they bantered with us and made my 6-year old feel so at ease that she was cracking jokes to the camera with such confidence, it was really special. Matt went above and beyond throughout the day to make sure it was all running smoothly, from helping place my veil to make sure it wasn’t gathering dirt, to fixing one of the other suppliers’ devices that arrived broken. We were all so comfortable around Matt and Taylor – as a couple who are both quite goofy in front of a camera, he really knew how to make sure we didn’t feel that.

    After the day, we received messages from all of our guests asking who our videographers were because they had got on so well with them; Matt is such a personable man that everyone felt like they had been friends forever. We also have had nonstop messages from people ecstatic about viewing the video, which we are going to do a “Gogglebox” style viewing of because it’s quite literally the best film I’ve ever seen and can’t wait to watch everybody’s reactions.

    When we say unorthodox, our video featured cameos from the guests in “The Office” style documentary to do slight ‘roasts’ of the day; not only did Matt manage to get all guests comfortable enough to go IN, he edited these so brilliantly that watching the video back had us in stitches at the transitions and shocking statements. The video has me belly laughing to tears streaming within a few seconds.

    Matt – you have gone above and beyond with this video and we cannot put into words how thankful we are. The whole video is more than we could have imagined and it’s one we will be watching for the rest of our lives. You have not only captured the best day of our lives, but you’ve created a film that will be treasured by everyone for life. We cannot thank you enough.
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    Richard J. Married on 13/02/2020
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    Better than we imagined!

    Richard was professional at all times. He's enthusiasm for filming real showed and made us even more excited for the final film. Many thanks.
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    M.l. G. Married on 01/06/2019
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    Not a wedding video!

    I asked for a short documentary video for an English Heritage project, because of the style and filming techniques I had seen previously. Despite not being a wedding video, Specular Visuals made me a great piece.
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    Emily Married on 19/06/2021
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    Highly recommended!

    decided to go with specular visuals for our wedding at Iscoyed Park in 2021. We think we have made a great find! We are both really looking forward to the day.
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    Jack Married on 19/09/2020
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    Stunning Highlights!

    Thank you so much from us both for the memories that you have captured. Specular Visuals have done far more than we ever expected!

    Specular Visuals's reply:

    You are both more than welcome.
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    Jason Married on 14/08/2020
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    Booked for Mickleton Hills Farm

    My fiancee and I are so glad we came across Specular Visuals....We are so looking forward to seeing how Richard will capture our day!
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    Rebecca Married on 30/07/2020
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    Booked for July 2020

    We have booked Specular Visuals to cover our wedding in July at Mythe Barns. After seeing what Richard produced for our friends wedding we were confident in securing him for ours! Many thanks. Becky ??
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    Nina Married on 20/10/2019
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    WOW the video is amazing…. Just stunning

    Firstly we cannot thank you enough for everything you did on our wedding day. It was very special and just a pleasure to have you capturing the day.

    Second, WOW the video is amazing…. Just stunning ?? from the bottoms of our heart thank you!!
    Hopefully we will get to work with you again in the future!

    Many thanks,

    Nina & Tomika

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All of our videography packages include the drone at no additional cost. If you have the short highlights or the complete package we will use our drones weather and location permiting.

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