I am really pleased to be able to share my first engagement documentary with you, featuring photography and video sequences of Craig and Karen at Hampton Court Palace. I have been wanting to do this for a while but, with an endless amount of recent photography commissions, it’s not been easy finding the time to learn the new skill of shooting video, sound recording and film editing. I have to admit, now that I have a very basic understanding, I am a bit hooked and can’t wait to get going on the next one. Each engagement documentary I do will form a short tribute to two people who are about to commit to sharing the rest of their lives together. It will document how couples feel about eachother and the approaching big day, combining short video sequences with photography from the engagement shoot to help tell a story that is unique to them. I can’t think of a better way, in years to come, for a couple to re-live this stage in their relationship.
From Craig & Karen by email this morning – “From what we have seen so far, brilliant Mat, absolutely brilliant! Love the documentary, Karen cried and I had a lump in my throat. Great choice of music and I liked the fact that the photos fade out and in to the changes of the music. The ending is brill with Karen’s little laugh. We love it! Photos are fantastic. Love your long range ones with the winding road and the black and white one on the entrance road with the tree in the background. Also like the close up one of us on the wall. The colours of my kilt are so clear. Can’t wait to see the rest!”