Videography is the perfect way to capture all of the incredible moments that will occur on your wedding day. Movements and sounds that cannot be captured by photography.
For many people the camera may seem intimidating. I understand completely. It can be a little weird to think that you will be followed around the entire day by a film crew with huge cameras and with bags of equipment. I'm the only videographer at your wedding so you can relax and enjoy the whole experience without a team of contractors getting in the way of you and your guests.
From the very beginning of my videographer journey I wanted to develop a method that is minimal and discreet. I've worked hard to create an approach that removes that feeling of intrusion and my years of experience allows me to use unobtrusive methods to capture your wedding day. I believe that life is about special moments and my timeless principles of cinematography are designed to capture your day in the best way possible.
Throughout the day I offer minimal direction. You won't be asked to do silly poses or to act out scenes for the camera. Just natural subtle direction that is aimed at capturing you together, enjoying one of the most important days of your life.
Wedding filmmaking as craft, not commodity.
My intention is to avoid repeating the cookie-cutter approach to wedding videography that I see all too often in the industry. I produce a set of films for you that are both stylish and beautifully shot. Films that are edited with consideration to the vibe and flow of your wedding day. That follow the principles of classic filmmaking and cinematography, not the erratic camera moves and editing of a bad music video.
I don't just deliver five minute highlight films like the ones you have watched here. I give you a set of films that capture your wedding day beautifully, all made with the same quality and attention to detail. My package brings value and experience that is way above what is expected from wedding videography, with full coverage of your wedding day, from getting ready until the dancing is underway.
● All day coverage, from couple preparations until the dancing is underway.
● A five minute highlight film, professionally edited to music and using narrative audio recorded from your wedding day.
● A fifteen minute feature film, crafted in the same style as your highlight film with extended moments from your wedding day.
● Individual films for your full ceremony and reception speeches, including all processionals, vows and ring exchanges.
● Copyright free licensed music tracks for the highlight and feature film.
● Online showcase page to share with your family and friends, along with private and secure digital downloads of all your films.
● Drone footage. Fully CASA accredited to operate drones commercially throughout Australia.
● No extra travel costs for Perth and the South West.
I hope that the films on this website and on my YouTube channel have provided you with a connection to my style and approach to wedding filmmaking. It's something I'm really proud of and I would love nothing more than to use my experience and know-how to capture your wedding day.
Planning your wedding, you are creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"A masterpiece you can cherish forever"
One of the best things we did was have Dave film our wedding. The videos are just beautiful, we have watched them so many times. Do yourself a favour and allow Dave to work his magic in creating a masterpiece you can cherish forever.
Thank you so much Dave.
Zahra + John
What couples say about Castle Media.
" Dave was amazing. So professional, attentive and such a calming presence on our wedding day. We are so blown away by the end product of our videos and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Castle Media to anyone who wants a trusted wedding videographer to capture their most special day. Thank you Dave! "
Summer + Jordan
" From the moment we met Dave we knew he was everything we were looking for in a wedding videographer. Dave made us feel so comfortable and relaxed when we were in front of the camera. We are so happy we were recommended Castle Media and we will always highly recommend him to anyone. Thanks again for being so relaxed and accommodating throughout our whole journey with you. We are over the moon with our amazing videos!"
Evette + Ben
" We absolutely love our wedding films by Castle Media. He is amazing at his work and we would highly recommend! Dave was so friendly and helpful throughout the whole process, from our first meeting, rehearsal and on our special day. I'm so grateful that all of the special moments were captured to rewatch and relive the day forever.
Thank you so much Dave! "
Tayla + James
Can we meet you before we book ?Absolutely. I like to meet before you decide to book. If you need to lock me in before a meeting that is no problem, we will certainly get together before your wedding day. This means you haven't got a complete stranger turning up on the day and also lets me get to know a little bit about you which can influence the way I shoot and edit your film. If getting together in person is difficult we can meet for a video chat online.
How long will you be with us on our wedding day ?When you book me I'm yours for the day. As a general rule I am with you 2 - 3 hours before your ceremony and 1 - 2 hours after your first dance. I do not leave until I have everything I need to make you a perfect set of films and will not charge for any extra hours if for any reason your wedding runs slightly later than expected.
How far in advance do we need to book you?It's a good idea to book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Summer dates are usually booked well in advance but please enquire to find out if your date is available. A 25% booking fee is all that is required to secure your booking, with the remaining balance due 30 days before your wedding day. Enquire about your wedding date.
How far do you travel for weddings ?Castle Media is based in Perth but I also travel across Australia and beyond. If your day is going to take place within Perth and the South West then all the travel costs are covered in the package. If you are getting married further afield there may be an additional fee to cover travel and accommodation.
Do you have insurance ?Of course! I hold full public liability insurance to cover against any potential accidents. If your venue needs to see the forms just let me know!
What can we expect from you on the wedding day ?I like everything to be as natural and relaxed for you as possible. I do my best at staying unobtrusive to you and your guests throughout the day. A skilled wedding videographer, for the most part, will generally remain unseen during the day. I pride myself on using minimal equipment, keeping your wedding day free from disruptions and piles of clutter at your venues.
Will you send a contractor or a stranger to shoot our wedding ?Absolutely not. I do not use contractors at all. I personally shoot and edit every wedding I'm booked for. This way I can guarantee that every film I make has the same style, quality and attention to detail. This is something I'm really proud of and it is becoming a rarity in the industry.
Can you include drone footage in our wedding films ?Certainly. I love to shoot beautiful drone footage to include in my wedding films. I am CASA accredited to operate commercial drones throughout Australia. A drone is the perfect way to create stunning shots of your venue and the surrounding landscapes. All drone footage is subject to venue rules, weather and Australian drone laws.
Do we need to organise food for you on the wedding day ?Yes please! I will be at your wedding the entire day and I would be so happy if you could arrange some food for me. I don't expect a full 3 course meal, just something to see me through. Most venues will offer supplier meals if you enquire with them.
How do you choose the music ?The music is handpicked to suit the feel and pace of your day and is selected to be perfectly paired with your footage. The music is sourced from specialised licensed music websites that ensure that my films to do not get flagged for copyright infringements. I enjoy finding songs that couples will love as well as discovering unique and original songs that give a personal feel to each film. Unfortunately, due to copyright laws I cannot use songs released by commercial artists.
When will we receive our wedding films ?Delivery times can vary throughout the wedding season depending on my workload. I personally edit every wedding and will never send your films to strangers from online editing services. I aim to deliver all my films within 6 weeks of your wedding day. Yes, that's weeks...not months!