Hi, I’m Harry.
I'm a Dorset based videographer and I run Harry’s Wedding Films as part of our family video production business, Plato Video.
I love creating entertaining, vibrant wedding videos. It's a creative process I've been perfecting since 2004. My aim is to give couples a beautiful record of their day, something they’ll be excited to relive and proud to share with friends, family and future generations.
Each wedding film I create is personal and unique. Take a look at some of my highlights videos on this page...
I always keep in mind that this is the day where friends, family and loved ones around you are what matter most. I can't promise you won't notice me but I always try to be as unobtrusive and discrete as possible without sacrificing the quality of my work.
Just like everything else on your wedding day I want you to love your film. My work isn't done until you tell me you're happy with it.
With all my films, regardless of the package, I try to capture the energy of the occasion - paying attention to the people, the sounds, the atmosphere and the emotion of the day.
With my standard packages I create long form and short form (highlights) videos. The long form gives you a detailed record of your day. It has the ceremony and speeches in full. It's there for those times when you want to relive the day as it was.
My short form films sum up your day in about 5-7 minutes. They include the big moments, the funny parts, and the little details. I try to make this film accessible to all audiences. I want you to share it - with your guests and those who couldn't make it.
This is me
I prefer the personal touch in wedding videography. I want couples to know who's producing their wedding video.
My brand, Harry's Wedding Films comes with the promise that I will be there on your wedding day to capture it in full and create your video from start to finish. Learn more about me and what sets me apart here.
Since 2015 I've been asking my happy couples to leave me a little review on my Facebook Page. Please check them out to here!
+ WHAT'S IN THE FULL FEATURE VIDEO?
This film starts with a short montage set to music. This may include guests arriving at your ceremony venue or bridal/groom preparation depending on what you'd like me to capture. I prefer to let your music preferences guide my choice here.
After the montage the ceremony begins and you'll be able to relive the full event from start to finish. Almost unedited, this part of your film will include multiple camera angles and clear sound of the bride and groom saying their vows as well as any friends and family who have planned to speak.
This will be followed by another montage set to music. The content of this will vary depending on what you've got planned for the occasion.
Speeches will normally follow the montage and these too are kept virtually unedited. They will contain decent sound of all the planned speakers and multiple camera angles will also be included.
What comes before the first dance depends on what you've got planned. However, it's likely to include a few short clips of guests mingling before the bride and groom take to the floor. The first dance is filmed in full and from multiple camera angles. Music will either be added in editing to match what you danced to or if you've got a band I'll make a recording on the night. Either way you'll likely hear sound from the night, just to capture the ooohs and aaaahs that often accompany this romantic part of the day. What follows will depend on what you've got planned but it will most likely include friends and family packing out the dance floor, having the time of there lives!
If you'd like to see an example full length feature, just let me know and I'll send you a link so you can watch one online. Drop me an email or text / call - firstname.lastname@example.org / 07557448526.
+ WHAT'S IN THE HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO?
The highlights video is made for sharing! It includes the most memorable, funny and romantic parts of your day. I put a lot of thought into how it flows and how it looks, all of which is based on the atmosphere of your day. This ensures you receive something completely personalised to you as a couple.
As each video will contain so many different elements from a wedding day it's hard to describe what you'll receive so I recommend checking out some of the examples on this page.
+ HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I'm happy to travel anywhere in the world! But just so you know, I usually add a travel charge and any other costs involved in getting to your venue if you're over 50 miles away. It's a very reasonable charge and only covers my fuel and time. I'm within an 2 hour drive from many wedding venues based in and around Poole, Southampton, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Devon and Wiltshire.
+ What equipment do you use?
I have three cameras in my kit, suitable for a range of different scanerios, all with large sensors so I can produce life like, cinematic quaility video. For those who need to know details, here's what I use: Sony A7sII, Sony a6000 and Sony VG-30.
For sound I have two small Tascam recorders. They are perfect for discreet placement almost anywhere. I also use a Zoom recorder so I can connect to sound systems, allowing me to capture speeches where microphones are used. During the ceremony I use a lapel mic on the groom which does a beautiful job of capturing both the bride and groom saying their vows.
+ What's your booking process like?
First, you let me know where and when your wedding will take place. I'll tell you if I'm free and we'll talk about your options. I'll hold your date whilst you make your decision or until I receive another enquiry for that date at which point I'll be in touch to let you know another couple is interested and give you first refusal.
If you decide to book, I'll give you a booking form which we'll both sign if you're happy with the terms. I'll then ask for a £350 deposit to secure your booking. I'll request the balance within two months of your wedding, and it's payable no later than 10 days before the day.
+ How long do you take to edit the videos?
That depends on what package you've chosen. For most wedding videos my average is 12 weeks but this can fluctuate throughout the year depending on how busy I am.
find out more
Are you having a vintage themed wedding or do you love Super 8 cine film? Take a look at my Vintage Wedding Films page for more info.
GET IN TOUCH
Interested? Here's a few ways of reaching me...
- Fill out the contact form below - My preferred option!
- Email: email@example.com
- Call or text: 07557 448526 - It's good to talk so I like this one too
- Facebook: Message me here
- Video Call: drop me a message with your preferred app/method and name/number
- You're also welcome to visit me at my office in Bournemouth but please make an appointment first.
Want a reply via email? Please check your junk folder if it's been a few days, these things happen. I aim to reply within 24 hours but might be slower on weekends.
my Recommended Suppliers
Talented, local wedding suppliers I've had the pleasure of working alongside.
There's only one I recommend and that's Melanie from BELLISSIMO WEDDING PLANNERS - bellissimo-weddings.co.uk
Again, there's only one and that's DORSET DUBHIRE - dorsetdubhire.com