Image is courtesy of Kerry Diamond Photography
About Victoria Louise...
Disney fanatic. Wine & rum lover (not together!) 3 years married this year. Hopeful globe trotter. Part of the ITV talent team. Favourite film is LOVE ACTUALLY (of course). World's best auntie. Published storywriter! (hence I refer to my film work as visual stories) Used to work for The One Show. Drone pilot. Dance queen (or I like to think so). Dog enthusiast. Known for my halloween parties. Bring on the fun!
Hello from Victoria Louise...
I'm a trained and experienced videographer based in Manchester/ Cheshire / North West UK so I'm often very fortunate to get elegant city centre weddings or film at gorgeous countryside manors...but I equally love to travel further afield - in fact this year our bookings include a trip to Dubai & Sorrento. I live with my TV Engineer husband (who comes in handy sometimes!) and when we're not filming or playing with the drone in the Peak District; you can often find us trying out all sorts of restaurants in Manchester & Cheshire, traveling to new destinations (our favourite has been camping in the Sahara desert so far!) or spending fun family days out with all of our nieces, nephews and godchildren.
Why I do my job.
For me, I have the best job you can possibly have out of any kind of filmmaker role; I'm not a cog in a large production company, instead I'm responsible from start to finish of creating this beautiful, often untold, story of a couple's journey and how they have come to their wedding day. Every film is different from the next; it's real, natural, "live" and i'm capturing moments I know will be genuinely loved by those whom it's for. My passion for visual storytelling started early on; in fact it probably naturally developed from being a published storywriter whilst studying my film & media degree. I went on to work in the TV industry for the likes of the BBC and was selected to be a part of the ITV Talent Team. I now have the privilege of running this fantastic wedding business. It originally started as a part time venture alongside working in the filming industry but I soon fell in love (pardon the terrible pun) with the job of professionally & creatively capturing my clients' most treasured moments and I am now fortunate enough to concentrate on it full time, taking on a small and selected number of commissions a year in order to really give my attention to my discerning clients. It is such an honour to do what you love as your job and to be a part of such happy occasions.
How I do my job.
I aim to capture the natural flow and atmosphere of the wedding day; blending into the background and chatting along to guests to make everyone feel at ease. I often end up staying late and having a laugh with everyone by the end of the night too and because of people feeling at ease, or not noticing the camera (I use nice small equipment); there will definitely be moments caught that you didn't realise happened, forgot about, will cause you to laugh at or even cause you to have happy tears over.
Sure; of course we do some amazing, artistic shots of the two of you (who doesn't want great footage of them looking their best, on the best day of their lives!) but I don't want you to be away from the party for long; we work together to schedule in some time on your day to quickly get some camera or even drone shots; and with my experience I normally can get the best out of you both swiftly - in fact, I've been told plenty of times that it's always nice to have time out away from the chaos for a short while! I equally love working besides photographers whilst we're all getting our portrait shots; they're completely different artistic talents but boy do they compliment each other (I can recommend some fantastic photographers - just ask) and have been noted for my very friendly and flexible approach to many wedding days.