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Knockranny Wedding Video

A local wedding for my latest blog focused knockranny wedding video in Westport Church with the reception to be held in Knockranny House Hotel.

The morning started in the bridal suite at Knockranny Hotel where I was filming the morning preparations of the bride and the bridal party. It's a lovely room to shoot in the lots of space and lots of lovely wide open windows! Marina, the bride, was well on time and in her dress an hour before the ceremony starts, a rarity indeed but always great for me as it means I can get some nice shots of the bride in her wedding dress before I have to go and set up at the church.

Again, Westport Church is my local church and one of my favourites to film in with plenty of space to get the shots I need in an unobtrusive manner, and Father Charlie always delivers a nice relaxed and funny service.

I had a second shooter with me for this knockranny wedding video which comes as standard as part of the Platinum Package, which is great as he has the camera on a steadycam for some lovely cinematic shots and has a drone for lovely ariel footage that can be incorporated into the wedding film.

After the ceremony it was cold and drizzly and we headed up the street to the famous Matt Molloy's pub for a few shots of the couple sipping pints by a warm fire. Photographer was Ciaran Duignan of Abaca Photography, we shoot a lot of weddings together and work well together as we both shoot in a candid, unobtrusive style.

While I was filming with the couple in the pub my second shooter was able to go back to the hotel and grab a few ariel shots on the drone and get shots of the guests arriving and relaxing in the reception area.

The couple arrived back at the hotel in time for some relaxing with their friends and family before being called for dinner and dancing the night away!

For more information on availability and packages you can contact me at info@allwestvideos.ie or head over to my website for more information and examples of my cinematic wedding films in Westport.

Athlone Wedding Film, Radisson Blu Hotel

Coming onto the end of July, right in the middle of wedding video season for me! I made the reasonably long journey for me anyway from Westport up to Williamstown in County Galway to shoot the athlone wedding film for Sheila and Allan on their big day. After making a quick stopover at the grooms place for ten minutes it was over to the brides place to shoot morning prep where I met up with the photographer Alan Hunt. I had met him once or twice before but it would be rare enugh that we would meet so it was nice to run into him again and it was a pleasure to work with him, his relaxed style and genial nature makes a big difference to a long working day!

The ceremony took place at St Theresa Church in Williamstown, a lovely church to film in and then it was straight onto the photoshoot. It was Alan's neck of the woods so we followed his lead and he took us to a few lovely locations where we got some cracking photo opportunities on a clear and warm day.

The reception was at the Raddison Blu Hotel in Athlone. Again, I have shot one or two weddings there in my time but not many, it is rare that I would travel that far from my home base in Westport, but it is a great hotel to film in with lots of lovely light, spacious reception areas, great grub and lovely riverside views.

All the best to Sheila and Allan on their big day and hope that they enjoy their athlone wedding film by All West Videos. For more samples please check out my video page and for prices and packages you can find them here. Feel free to contact me here.

Till next time, all the best.

Dave.

Mulranny Wedding Film

My most recent Mulranny Wedding Film was shot on a (mostly) warm and sunny day in the first week of July. It started at Suzanne's house where she and the girls were in good spirits getting ready for the big day and I had the pleasure of running into photographer Gary Barrett of http://www.garybarrettphoto.com/ again. I have worked with Gary a good few times over the years when he finds himself down in this part of the country.

The ceremony was at the Church of the Holy Rosary in Castlebar, and I arrived as usual an hour before the ceremony in order to give me the twenty minutes or so time I need to set up my cameras and audio for filming of the ceremony. I like working in the church, not just because it is close to home although that helps, but there is a lot of space for me to shoot from a distance and around corners so that I can be as unobtrusive as possible during the ceremony which is the way I like to work.

It was then onto Mulranny for the photoshoot. We went down to the beach at the golf course where Gary set up some shots with the couple and the bridal party in the warm sun. It was great to hang out with Suzanne and Rory and their friends during this time as they were so relaxed and easygoing and friendly.

Onto Mulranny Park Hotel for the reception and another popular venue that I film a lot in. It's great to work here due to the professionalism of the staff, especially Asta the wedding coordinator who is very helpful and friendly all the time.

It was a pleasure to work with Suzanne and Rory on their big day and create their five minute highlight wedding film for them and I hope you enjoy the wedding film as much as they did.

Galway Wedding Videographer

My latest work as a Galway wedding videographer took me right to the heart of the city at the Meyrick Hotel in the bustling Eyre's Square, Galway. I was filming the wedding video of Lisa & Chris and after stopping at her house to film some morning preparations it was off to St Joseph's Church on Presentation Road.

The priest was quite a character and added a lot of flair and personality to the ceremony and gave me a lot of nice sound bites to use in the cinematic highlight film you can see here below. The church was nice and big which gives me lots of space to put my cameras in inconspicuous spaces which is how I like to work. Very fly on the wall and candid style of wedding videography so that the couple barely notices I am there and doesn't feel like a camera is in their face all day.

After the ceremony was over I filmed the family photoshoot with Ciaran of Abaca Photography and then we headed over to Springfield for some bridal photography where I was able to get some nice candid stuff. It's always a pleasure to work with Ciaran as we have very similar styles of working.

It was back to the hotel after a stressful drive through Galway City in the middle of rush hour! where I was able to get some nice shots of the guests enjoying themselves and some detail shots of the cake and the dining room.

The speeches brought me more opportunities for good soundbites than I knew how to use, as the father of the groom gave a nice speech and the groom and best man proved themselves quite the comedians as well. It was tough picking out the best bits to use in the final film!

For more information on my shooting style you can check out my front page or the about me section. More videos can be found here and my prices and packages can be found here, with wedding videography styles ranging from documentary only, to highlight cinematic wedding films to the longer feature film which I'm currently doing a 15% discount on.

If you would like further information please feel free to drop me a line via the contact page or give me a bell on 087 6105911.

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