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Product Shoot

I was asked to do a small product shoot for two local bespoke Derbyshire businesses. The photos would be used to launch new products to the two existing businesses on their websites. It was great to do and I look forward to doing my next one!!

For further information on the products featured, please visit, Ecclesbourne Interiors and Taylor Furniture

New Kit – Flying Drones

Here at Midway Media we continue to invest in our filming and photography gear.  Today, I introduce you to our 2 Drones.  The Parrot AR Drone II (which we’ve had for a little while just never used) and our latest one which arrived today being the DJI Phantom II Vision.  If you’re not to sure what they are, the photos below will explain but basically they film or photograph from the air.  We’re really looking forward to incorporating new aerial shots into our filming!!  I must point out, that a licence is required for the commercial flying of the Drone.

 

Breadsall Priory Wedding Highlights – Sharon & Tom

A delightful and charming couple, where had the privilege of filming their wedding day. The happy couple were married at the beautiful All Saints Church in Breadsall, Derbyshire followed by a lovely reception at the Marriott Breadsall Priory, a renowned wedding venue and golf club.

It was a truly beautiful day and a great venue to work at. Photographers on the day were Emma and Dave Nunn who are always great to work alongside of and not fotgetting their great photography work. The wedding itself was filmed on 2 x Canon 7D, 550D and 600D on the Glidecam 4000HD using an array of lenses.

Shortly after this wedding we invested in the Canon 5D MKIII.

At Home with Miss Daisy

Last week I went to my good friend, Emma’s house, proprietor of Ecclesbourne Interiors, based in Duffield to do some product shots for her new lines.   As I was there taking pictures, I couldn’t resist in capturing a few of Daisy, Emma’s sweet little dog.  Daisy is a Parson’s Terrior and  I’ve known her for a few years now and she is a bonnie little character and one who just happens to love posing for the camera!!!!  So click, click away I went, so with the kind permission of Daisy’s owner, Emma, I can share them on my blog.

I will be doing a lifestyle shoot with Emma, Daisy and her two horses, Molly & Misty very soon!!

St Margaret’s Church, Blackfordby & The Pavilion at Branston, Wedding Highlights of Patsy & Scott

A beautiful wedding and such a lovely couple who tied the knot in a beautiful church ceremony. Family and friends gathered to watch Patsy and Scott unite their love for each other at St Margaret’s Church in Blackfordby, Leicestershire. It was a full Scottish affair with guests travelling from the North to share this special day all wearing their kilts. Also organised for the Bride to walk down the aisle were bagpipes playing Highland Catherdral on her entrance, The couple church exit was to the Flower of Scotland! It was our first time filming at this lovely church and hopefully not our last. Photographer on the day was Rob Lunan based in Northamptonshire and proprietor of http://www.welcomephotography.co.uk/

After the ceremony the happy couple held their reception for family and friends at The Pavilion, Branston Golf & Country Club, near Burton-on-Trent, Staffs. It was a great honour filming Patsy and Scott’s wedding and we wish them all the happiness in the world and all the best on the birth of their second baby! Congratualtions Scott & Patsy :-) x

Our New Showreel

Introducing our new wedding film showreel. It’s been a while since we’ve made one so this year, I decided it was time.

I hope you’ve enjoyed watching it as much as I did in putting it together. Our wedding filming is modern, creative but above all, shows the love and emotion throughout the day! No more boring, cheesy static shots, just smooth filming that shows more than just the formalities of the day!

We still have some availability left for 2014 but these are filling up fast. In case you maybe wondering, we film across the UK and we very much look forward to hearing from you.

The Mount, Tettenhall Wolverhampton – Wedding Highlights of Rachel & Luke

Well what can I say, a lovely couple to work with and it has been an absolute pleasure putting their wedding film together. Highlights are always a challenge and I try to capture the day and the emotions as best I can.

Rachel and Luke were married and held their reception at The Mount, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton. It’s an former manor house now converted to a lovely wedding venue with Licensed for civil ceremonies, restaurant and hotel. It was a great day, lots of emotion, smiles and laughter but above all love. The day started for us during the last 2 hours of the bridal & groom preparations. Filming the bridal preparations is one of my favourite parts of the day, I simply absorb myself into my work forever looking where I can be a little more creative than the more formal parts of the day! My lovely brides are always a pleasure to work with and make me feel very welcome. Everything I film is natural and my impression is that people just forget I’m around :).

It was a beautiful wedding, full of emotion and lots of love. Hope you agree :) and thanks for watching!

A Sikh Wedding Celebration – Photovideo Showreel

A beautiful Sikh wedding that took place in our local city of Derby.  Our bride was lovely to work with as was all of her family. 

We covered two days of pre wedding celebrations, starting with the Maiyan, Mehndi, Choora and Jago Ceremonies then the final day was the wedding day in the temple followed by the reception at the stunning Alrewas Hayes.    I’ve always found other cultural weddings interesting and enjoy filming them.   With me being female too, I can accept commisions from brides who wish for a female videographer only, plus I have another lady that I trust that can also film alongside me. 

Anyway, here is a photovideo slideshow of the Sikh wedding we filmed (the slides are screenshots for actual video footage).  The couple have asked that their highlights film remain private so I respect their wishes entirely.  Enjoy the slideshow which is just a small sample of what we have to offer and if we can help with your wedding filming, please get in touch via the contact form!

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Ladywood Estate Wedding Highlights – Lavinia & James

All I can say about this wedding is WOW! It was emotional, thrilling and spectacular. It was an absolute pleasure to have filmed and edited it all together! Never in all the years I’ve been filming weddings (5 yrs in fact) I have never filmed a bride wearing blue but she looked great and it just summed her up to a tea! Lavinia’s outgoing personality made her a great bride to work with on the day, not that any of the brides we film aren’t. Every wedding we film to us is a great privilege and we love them all!

A gorgeous outgoing bride and a dapper groom getting married at a stunning countryside Estate based in Rutland with a Parisian theme was truly magical. There were singing waiting, Saxophonists and Electric String Quartet called Asteria all performed during the day. Not fogretting the fireworks which were a fantastic display by Komodo.

It was a wedding that was planned in a matter of months but being there on the day, it was if it had been planned for over a year. In fact Lavinia, an Events Director had everything planned meticulously so if anyone, is looking for an events company, give Sapphire Events Ltd a call, I doubt for one moment you’d be disappointed.

Any bride looking for a country Estate, do take a look at Ladywood Estate, Oakham. It offers pretty much everything a bride and groom could wish for. The owners are really friendly and exceptionally helpful.

Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the highlights and if we can help with your wedding or business filming, just get in touch *simples*.

Limited Offer – Winter Weddings 2014

It’s the January sales so what do we have in store?  Well, If your getting married between now and 31 March 2014, you can get a 10% discount on your wedding filming if you book Midway Media to film it.   So, this is the amount you’d pay after discount!

Option 1 Package normally £995.00 discounted by 10% now £896.00

Option 2 Package normally £1295.00 discounted by 10% now £1156.00

Option 3 Package normally £1585.00 discounted by 10% now £1427.00

There is even 10% off our additional add-ons such as bridal and groom preps and of course our guest message option.

So if you’re still looking for a wedding filming company, then why not have a chat to us but you’ve got to be quick!

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