Okay... so it turns out I haven't been keeping up on my blog posts. In-fact, I have rarely done any blog posts at all, I guess it's all just been a bit too manic!
So I thought I'd write a general update about my weddings videos in 2017 and what the plan is for Ben Radley Wedding Films going forward in 2018 and beyond. Each year since I started on this crazy journey, it has grown and grown very quickly. I could say 'I didn't expect it', but I love what I do and I have put in the work to make that happen.
Last year (2017) sent me all across the UK I filmed weddings in Cambridge, Gloucester, Somerset, Herefordshire and beyond. As well as in my more local spots such as the New Forest, Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester and the super local (hometown) Salisbury. Travelling to so many different locations to create wedding videos sparks so much creativity within me as each location, venue and wedding couple are completely different.
If you need any inspiration for your wedding here are some of the venues I shot at last year:
- Eastnor Castle - Herefordshire
- Hengrave Hall - Bury St Edmunds
- Clock Barn - Whitchurch
- Kingston Maurward College - Dorchester - My film features on the homepage :)
- Dancing Man Brewery - Southampton
- The Italian Villa - Poole
- The Manor Barn - Winterbourne Stoke
- Elmers Court - Lymington
This is just a selection, there were many more which I might create a whole blog post about in the future, but these were just the ones I remember at the time of writing!
I always look back on my films and see constant improvement with each one, so I genuinely always believe the last one I did is the best so far. Each time I tweak and improve, that's how this creative game works, it's never-ending. My wedding videos went through so many changes and improvements last year, the variety of weddings helped with that. What you see of my work now is the most satisfied I have been with the quality of work I produce for my wedding couples.
In 2018 - the wedding season has already begun - I hope to further grow and expand my reach and variety of weddings that I shoot. I love unique weddings, I love driving to new locations I have never been to before, exploring them on a wedding day and shooting something special.
I hope Ben Radley Wedding Films continues to work with amazing couples and make creative, unique wedding films. I love what I do, and I genuinely feel a great connection with every couple. Long may that continue.
Below is my 2018 Wedding Film Showreel for those of you that haven't already seen it on other areas of my website: