Laura and Adam

Laura and Adam’s wedding took place at Hotel Van Dyk in Clowne, Chesterfield on September 12th 2019 and it was a privilege to document their day for them to remember forever. It was so lovely to see a couple able to be so silly with each other!

What could be better than documenting wedding films for a living? I love my job!

Laura Baker Productions is run by me, Laura, and is powered by renewable energy. Say hello if you’re looking for a quote for your wedding 🙂

Nicki and Dean

On March 16th 2019 we filmed the wedding of Nicki and Dean in Leicestershire. The day started at Glenfield Registry Office with the following wedding breakfast at the Bradgate in Newtown Linford, plus a huge reception with just under 200 guests at the stunning Pumping House in Cropston. It was SO much fun! As you can see from the dance moves at the end! 🙂

Massive congratulations to Nicki and Dean and we hope you enjoy watching your film for many years to come!

Sales Conference 2019 in Poland

In March I spent 8 days at a ski resort in Karpacz, Poland, filming and editing the Fisher Scientific Sales Conference 2019. The theme of the event was ‘Gaining Advantage’ and here are the highlights from a busy week of training, meetings and networking events for the Fisher Scientific team.

The Wedding Planner’s Guide to Wedding Films

Aimee-Louise Sumner

Today we’re chatting to Aimee-Louise from wedding planners Bespoke Weddings about her experience of working with wedding videographers, and the dos and don’ts that couples should think about when booking their wedding film.

Bespoke Weddings work with the leading Wedding Venues & Suppliers across the Midlands, to enable couples to achieve their Dream Wedding, within their Budget.

They run regular unique Win a Wedding Competitions and Exclusive Offers with selected member Venues & Suppliers, which help them to turn couples wedding dreams to reality!

What are your top reasons that couples should hire a wedding videographer?

Couples will spend a lot of time planning their wedding. Most of the time for 1, 2 or even more years. There is a lot of planning, time and effort that goes into making the big day the best it could possibly be…….but then the actual day goes by so quickly! A lot of couples tell me after their wedding that their day went by in the blink of an eye, so they wish they could go back and live it all over again. With a videographer they can! Couples will be able to sit back and enjoy every moment of their big day played over and over (and we all know those brides that will have it on repeat!)! Memories that will never fade……..you cant beat that!

 

As a wedding planner for Bespoke Weddings, what’s the most frequently asked question you get when it comes to wedding films?

I always get asked “what does everyone else normally go for?” and I always answer with “what do YOU want to go for?”. Your wedding day should be all about you and not what anyone else has done. The big days needs to be personal and it needs to be exactly what you want.

A lot of couples also worry about making everyone else happy. As long as the couple are happy, that’s all that matters!

 

What’s the best piece of advice you tell couples when it comes to their wedding film?

Research!! There are loads of suppliers out there that will throw some amazing offers at you but ALWAYS check out their work. Having your wedding filmed isn’t something you want to take a risk with. You will only have that day once so you don’t want to book the first supplier you come to as they are giving you a cheap as chips deal, to then find out after the big day that their work isn’t to a high standard. I would always recommend meeting with the supplier, asking to see a variety of work they have done (not just one either……always ask to see more!) and check out their reviews too. This will give you a great insight to what others have experienced and will help you decide if they are right for you.

 

Any tips for a smaller budget?

This being said, there are genuine suppliers out there that do offer some really good deals that are really good at what they do and will give you some great results. It really does come down to that research.

Another good thing to think about if you are on a budget is what is most important to you to be captured. Some of my couples have enquired about getting just the ceremony filmed and not the rest of the day. Your ceremony is what your day is all about! As long as you have captured this, that is the main thing. All of the rest, you will find, will in one way or another, be captured by your guests. There will be some amazing photos and videos that will pop up (with the dreaded social media tagging) which will superbly highlight what a fabulous time everyone has had!

bespoke aimee louise couples

Do you have a favourite wedding venue that always looks good on camera?

I am really lucky to work with some absolutely stunning venues and all of them look amazing! I have a wide variety of different types of venue too which is great as you get to see lots of different personalities, themes and styles showcased in lots of different ways.

The venues I am currently working with are Macdonald Ansty HallNettle Hill, Quorn Grange HotelCastle Bromwich Hall Hotel and Honiley Court Hotel.

 

A big thanks to Aimee-Louise at Bespoke Weddings and hopefully this article will help you in your search for choosing the right videographer for you and your wedding. You can email Aimee-Louise (aimeelouise.sumner@bespoke-weddings.com) or say hello to us here at Laura Baker Productions if you would like a quote for your wedding film. 🙂

Zoe and Kiran

On Thursday 6th of December 2018, it was my absolute honour to play a part in giving Zoe and Kiran their dream wedding, organised by fundraising organisation the White Horse Wishing Well in Quorn, whose proceeds give back to local families and projects.

With a ceremony held at Loughborough Registry Office and a reception at Rothley Court Hotel, Zoe and Kiran made their emotional vows to each other in front of friends and family. It was a privilege to document Zoe and Kiran’s wedding day for their 6 year old daughter Hope to look back on in years to come.

Science World 2018 in Manchester

On 27th September 2018, I visited the Lancashire Cricket and Emirates Old Trafford ground for the laboratory experience event, Science World, hosted by the Fisher Scientific channel.
This year’s event in Manchester featured many scientific suppliers showcasing their latest innovations and keynote speakers Adam Rutherford and Alice Roberts. What a great day and I was happy to be there filming it all!

Science World 2018 in Madrid

Last month I visited Madrid to film and edit the video of Science World, a laboratory and science exhibition hosted by the Fisher Scientific channel. Keynote speakers for this year’s event were physicist and neuroscientist Mariano Sigman and computational and theoretical chemist, José Pedro Cerón Carrasco.

Plus, Madrid has the best coffee. And paella. Take me back!

 

Sales Conference 2018 in Malta

In January I was lucky enough to be asked to go to Malta for a week to film and edit the 2018 Fisher Scientific Sales Conference video. It was a busy few days, and I managed to take a few extra days to visit Mdina and Gozo too. Love my job!

(Credit to Mark Cassar for the drone footage and EC Meetings for the aeroplane footage)

Movember 2017

Last month I filmed the big Movember shave off at Fisher Scientific in Loughborough. Well done to this furry faced lot for raising money for testicular cancer awareness via the Movember Foundation

Athens Sales Conference

In January I went to Athens to film and edit a video of Fisher Scientific’s annual European Sales Conference. It was the first time I’ve been asked to cover the event, which officially lasted 3 days, and I had the best working week of my career yet! And got some great feedback. Very much looking forward to going to the next one.