Sunshine Coast and Brisbane- Wedding Video and photography packages

Sherilyn and Xavier – Spicers Clovelly Wedding, Montville


A beautiful day in Montville at Spicers Clovelly Estate for Sherilyn And Xaviers wedding.

This fun couple met in Spain and were soon returning back there to celebrate with friends and family. The light was great and a brief sun shower captured the sunlight in a great way.

Many thanks to Ben Clark Photography, great guy to work with and a very talented Brisbane based photographer.

Xavier & Sherilyn Highlights from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.



Karamea + Chris. Noosa Beach Wedding Video


We did this video a couple of months ago now but had such a lovely email from the bride i thought we’d share the video on our blog!

My husband (Chris) and I just want to extend to you my gratitude for filming our 1st March 2014- the day was literally the best day of our lives!  The edited version of the film made for great viewing at our Perth Post Wedding Party, so we are forever greatful that you were able to capture our special day for us to share with our friends and family and have for a special keepsake for many years to come.

Kind regards,  Christopher & Karamea

We love hearing from the couples we film!

Love, WBW team.

Karamea and Chris Noosa Wedding 2014 from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.



Louise & David – Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding


Louise & David Highlights from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.

 

Every now and again we feel very lucky to find our selves in a stunning setting, with a beautiful couple and good energy everywhere. This unique location outside Noosa Heads, on the shore of Lake MacDonald provided the perfect canvas for us to shoot a wedding video. If you watch until about 5 minutes in you will see some timelapse photography as the sunset and the party and dinner in the marquee kicked off, we love this part of wedding videography.

It always helps when talented wedding suppliers are involved. CL Weddings and Events were involved, Karen Buckle Photography, Tanya Chesterton Smith photography and Kristy, a sunshine coast celebrant.

Louise and David were a great couple with impeccable taste. Enjoy the video!



Alana & Gerard’s – Villa Botanica Whitsunday’s


Alana & Gerard – Whitsunday’s wedding from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.

 

Villa Botanica just outside Airlie Beach in the Whitsunday’s is a really quite fantastic place for a wedding. In terms of filming a wedding video there are amazing tropical gardens, stunning views and a lovely beach for the sunset shots.

Alana and Gerard’s wedding party came from all over the place flying in to Proserpine and Mackay for this very fun couples big day. Each member of the wedding party had some underwear with their respective roles printed on, they were not shy about dropping trousers for the camera!

Lisa Michele Burns was the fantastic photographer! We’ve enjoyed working with Lisa at Hayman Island so it was great to have a new venue to work together.

Wild Bunch Weddings was very pleased to film this wedding with such a lovely bridal party and wedding team at Villa Botanica. We look forward to filming many more wedding videos in this beautiful region!

 

 

 



Wild Bunch Weddings – Voted best in Australia


We let our work and testimonials do the talking, but it is great to see we’ve been voted into the top ten wedding videographers in Australia by highly respected The Knot. Only 2 of the companies are in Qld. As wedding videographers we offer our wedding video services on The Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Maleny, Montville, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Rainbow Beach and The Whitsunday’s.

See The Knot Article here.

Thanks to everyone!

 

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Tahlia and Steven – Rainbow Beach Wedding


Tahlia’s feedback:
“Thanks very much for the video it is absolutely perfect , better than I could have imagined. Jay did an amazing job of capturing our special day.”

We love filming weddings videos in Rainbow Beach, Carlo’s sand blow, beautiful views and an epic opportunity to capture the sunset. We knew Steven and Tahlia were a lovely couple from the first moment we spoke about wedding videography in Rainbow Beach.

Jay is one of our talented wedding videographers, she has a great ability to bring the best out in people and capture some great candid and relaxed moments.

Anyway, we’ll let the video do the talking.

Tahlia and Steven Wedding – Rainbow Beach from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.



From Canada to Noosa for a Wedding


Sal & Joe contacted us from Canada to arrange some wedding videography in Noosa. After working out the time difference we lined up a few phone and Skype calls to make sure that there wedding video would capture everything they wanted and be edited in one of the styles they liked best.

What a lovely couple and we’ve included some of the vows at the beginning as they were pretty special.

The venue for the wedding ceremony was at the Ikatan Spa, tucked away in a tropical Balinese setting between Noosa and Eumundi. The reception was the fun Berardo’s on the Beach. A great place right on Noosa Main beach. What a great day for a Sunshine Coast Wedding video!

Enjoy!

Sal & Joe from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.



Byron Bay Wedding Video – Alysha & Cam


This good looking couple I have met a few times and was really looking forward to filming. I’ve worked with the very talented Ryder (Ryder Evans Photography) a few times this year and as well the fantastic Carly from CL Weddings & Events who took care of the wedding planning and styling.

Byron Bay weddings are always magical and the great weather and stunning hinterland wedding venue were looking great. We managed to find a macadamia nut grove nearby where the light was filtering through the leaves and looks great.

Congratulations Alysha and Cam!

 

Alysha’s react when they received the video:

“Best Sunday morning ever! Feels like Christmas morning as a kid ;)”

 

Alysha & Cam Byron Bay Hinterland Wedding Video from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.



A Wedding Video article- advice!


 

Heidi and Kris' wedding in Noosa HEads on the beach

Heidi and Kris’ wedding in Noosa Heads on the beach

 

A while ago I was asked to write an article for the magazine Sunshine Coast Brides offering some advice and tips on selecting a wedding videographer. Hopefully it provided some good advice for prospective couples, so i thought i’d put a copy on our blog too.

Wedding Cinematography by Sam Robinson

I love wedding videos, in fact I would even go as far as calling them wedding films, movies or the very grandiose, cinematography. However for the moment I’ll stick with videos.

Very few times in life are we presented with a day where 2 families and groups of friends, put on their best clothes and behaviour (at least until the reception), to celebrate the chance meeting of a couple who cannot spend their lives apart. Camera…action: drama, tears, comedy, a ticking countdown. Is it any wonder Hollywood films feature so many weddings?

“People used to think that wedding videos are reels of long cheesy, footage when, actually marriages are fantastically dramatic occasions with the opportunity to film some stunning imagery”, explains the Wild Bunch Weddings cameraman.
With a tense build up, the fraught logistics of getting to the ceremony on time, and the inevitable drama of losing the mother of the bride at least once during the day, weddings can produce fantastic footage.
This alone is a great reason to book a professional Wedding Video service, to capture the events with a steady hand, a keen eye for detail and, some great audio equipment to hear the softly spoken vows and raucous cheers for the speeches, and also, enough wedding experience to be able to tell the story.

Wedding video technology has turned a corner in the last few years. When I started out as an intern at the BBC back in 2000, one of the cameramen told me he had re-mortgaged his house to buy his $70,000 camera.
These days it’s still an expensive process to set yourself up with all the kit, but nowhere near as much.

Also we’ve seen the advent of the Digital SLR camera (single lens reflex or DSLR’s)*, these are professional photographic stills cameras that can shoot video. A discussion about this technology will start most cameramen foaming at the mouth with excitement.
I can empty a room in less than 2 minutes with my techno geekery talk, however suffice it to say these have revolutionised wedding video production. Interchangeable lenses allows us to capture dramatic wide shots, portrait shots with blurred backgrounds and amazingly, the ability to shoot in low light , essential for capturing the speeches and ‘Dirty Dancing’ moments, without lots of bright artificial lighting.

They do have their shortcomings as they are primarily designed for taking still pictures, which is why at the time of writing this article I think a professional video camera is still a ‘must have’ bit of kit for shooting any wedding. Essentially a Wedding is shot ‘on the fly’ as a documentary, but with a film-like end product and SLR’s have still not quite bridged that gap alone.

It’s not simply the equipment used to capture the footage thay has changed, but also the means of editing and distributing it: Blu-ray; DVD, wirelessy, hard drives and the internet now allows us upload HD quality footage to You Tube, Vimeo and other video websites.
This means you no longer have to duplicate hundreds of discs, you can simply email a link around to all you friends and family even if they’re in Outer Mongolia.

So what does all this information mean for someone who is thinking about having there wedding filmed?

Well, first of all it means a lot more talented people have access to creating video, this is why You Tube is now the second biggest search engine in the world, and also why’ we’ve seen ‘art-house’ and low budget films going mainstream. But it also makes it all the more important to ask a few questions before contracting the services of a Wedding Production team. Have a good look at a few clips of their work, not just the one ‘best-bits’ clip. Check they have wireless microphones,  fluid head tripods or steady cams.

Pick a style. There are a few styles out there now. I find the combination of candid, mixed with a few directed shots works well. When I say ‘directed’ it shouldn’t look too staged in the end film, it’s just a cameraman might move you into a place where the light works really well and then ask you to kiss, or jump or walk out of shot.

Let them know about the venue: is it a small church; a windy beach; a rainy field or a dark room. Most professional cameramen should have the equipment to deal with a variety of conditions but they may not carry it with them all the time, the more information you can give them about your day, the better.

Details. Weddings are big events and sometimes the intricate details of a flower arrangement, some beautiful décor, or special necklace can go unnoticed. Many of these small details will be picked up by a good wedding video company, but let them know if there is anything that holds particular importance to you.

A highlights clip, beautifully put together to a great song can be very emotional. Having a mix of a voice and music can work really well in telling your story too. In some wedding mini films or highlights, we hear the vows and a speech over footage of the bride and groom getting ready or during their photo-shoot.
Some wedding video companies offer the option to film you prior to the wedding to hear your ‘love story’. Part of the footage or audio from this can be used in the final edit. Alternatively you can ‘trash your dress’ after the wedding and get really creative.

Guest comments can be fun. Ask the person filming to grab a few brief comments from guests. Some words of advice? Where do they see the couple in 10 years time? Thoughts on the day? Which team will the future kids support?

A highlights clip or ‘mini-film’ is a fantastic compliment to your full-length wedding edit. Let me be honest, I don’t enjoy sitting through my friends full length wedding films, however I have quite happily watched a 5 to 15 minute long highlights clip several times. They’re amazing. I even watch other peoples wedding highlight clips that I’ve never met. As I said, I really do love wedding videos.

Don’t leave Wedding Video until last. Book early. Good Wedding video companies are popular and have availability snapped up fast.

Photography and a Video? Wedding photography takes a split second in time, which has it’s own beauty and story. Video compliments that story and then adds audio, shows the incredible changing emotions as a bride walks down the isle towards her husband to be, shows the tears being wiped away and hears the quiet hush of family and friends as the vows are spoken.

It’s an amazing day and deserves to be re-lived. Enjoy!

*This was written in late 2011, since then we have moved from DSLR’s as our main cameras to some really quite special cameras made by Canon called the C300’s and C100’s. Basically What the DSLR’s lacked for video needs have been added to these beautiful video cameras.



Byron Bay Wedding Video promotion


We love filming weddings in Byron Bay, something about the light on the beach and in the hills is really special. A great location is the Byron Beach Cafe, really relaxed dining on the beach, the epitome of the beach wedding vibe.

We worked with them recently to create a little promo clip… hope you enjoy!

Byron Beach Cafe Weddings – Marc and Tegan from Wild Bunch Weddings on Vimeo.