A question i frequently get asked is "do you recommend any wedding videographers?".
This is an awkward one for me as my style and approach to wedding photography means that in the main the average videographer will compromise my work by getting in the way, "not getting it" and generally being a bit difficult to work with.
This year alone i have had a videographer moan at me because i wasn't setting things up to enable him to film the wedding properly (an obvious case of limited ability where he makes a living of recording the photographer's contrived moments), and another who had 4 cameras in church (two camera men and two static cameras on tripods) who ordered me to ensure i didn't block any during the ceremony. He then went onto complain that the vicar blocked the ring exchange!
As with wedding photography, finding a good and talented PROFESSIONAL videographer for your wedding can be difficult.
Over my 14 year career i have seen them all and in the main, they are mostly amateurish in their approach and produce at best very average DVDs. Of course, the same can be said of some wedding photographers.
However, i have to say that Leo Ferenc at Perfect Day Studios is far more than a "cut above the norm" .
He has vast experience in shooting video and especially wedding films. He has a background in stills photography, travelling the world on cruise ships, before setting up his film company a number of years ago.
I have been fortunate to work with Leo on tens of weddings all over the country and we really bounce off each other. Leo is happy to work independent of a wedding photographer, doesn't need to reply on set up shots and produces dynamic and exciting wedding films with the minimum of fuss.
His larger than life personality certainly helps but his genuine talent combined with his creative and true cinematic approach is his real winner.
I only recommend a couple of wedding videographers and Leo rates as one the very best i have come across.