About Me

Hi, I'm Adam, hopefully, I'm going to be your wedding videographer!

So with that said, maybe you want to know a little bit more about me? After all, I'm going to be a fairly big part of one of the biggest days of your life.

I never really know where to start with these things, so if there's anything else you'd like to know about me, feel free to send me an email or drop me a text and I'll be happy to answer those!


About Me

I'm Adam, the Alchemist. Wedding Videographer, World Traveller, Gym Goer, Food Lover and 80's child.
I grew up in Oxfordshire in a small village, and spent my time mostly doing things kids did in the 90s, playing outside, watching MTV, hanging out on MSN Messenger.
I was an easily distracted child, at school, I was more interested in socialising than focusing, still did fairly well but left at 16, and after a brief stint at college, I promptly entered the workforce. After 15 different jobs, I finally landed a creative role where I stayed for nearly 8 years, before leaving at setting up my own filmmaking business.
I finally found my calling, and I can hand on heart say I have found a job which means I never "work" a day in my life.
 

Filmmaking is definitely my main passion, in fact, it's probably safe to say it's an obsession. When I'm not filming I'm researching new techniques, signing up for courses, or practicing my art. It has become one of those all-consuming things in my life.

On the days you don't find me behind a camera, it's very rare I sit still. I'm into sports and fitness in general, you'll regularly see me in the gym, playing rugby or spending time with my horses. That's Hal pictured, my equine buddy who I've spent many years competing in eventing and showjumping and enjoying exploring the beautiful cotswold countryside around where I live. He's retired now, living the life of a king and still ruling the roost!

Adrenaline Seeker

I'm a bit of an adrenaline junkie too. If galloping across the countryside isn't enough, I turn to horsepower of another variety - my motorbike! Sometimes I think petrol runs through my veins. I also love grabbing my passport, chucking some clothes in my backpack and hopping on a plane to explore somewhere new, thankfully my other half shares this passion and we live by the "I haven't been there yet, but it's on my list" ethos when it comes to travel. I'm also enormously fortunate that work and play align when it comes to travel, having had the chance to film in amazing places from Las Vegas to Loire Valley and many in between!

Wedding Videograper-horseriding

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So why weddings?

While working as a graphic designer I had the opportunity to make a few films. The first time out the gates I hired a super fancy cinema camera, tried using it to make my first film and very quickly learned, it’s not that easy! Always being the “F around and find out” type, discovered it was a hidden passion of mine. Fast forward many years and I was off making it my main focus in a company of my own.
 
Wedding specifically came about as a way to really hone every aspect of filmmaking. That was my first reason for getting into them anyway, turns out I genuinely love the wedding environment, really enjoy spending the most amazing day of peoples lives with them, and, if I do say so myself, have an ability to make rather nice films as a result! I am dedicated to ensuring every film is made to the best of my ability, every time and I'm always learning and developing my skills.
 
What are some of your biggest accomplishments or proudest moments?
My first ever paid wedding was huge.
I remember not sleeping a wink the night before! I was there maybe 2 hours before the photographer (who remains a good friend to this day!) and didn’t have much of a clue about what I was doing, questioned myself at every juncture and really spent the whole day with my heart rate over 120! Thankfully, I am slightly more relaxed these days! 
It sounds silly but having my own business is huge, there's been a lot of blood, sweat and tears in getting here and it really is something I still pinch myself about. The fact people trust me during the most important day of their lives still feels a little bit surreal and something I never take lightly.
I have also filmed 2 documentaries this year, something that has been a personal goal of mine for a very long time.
 
What is a challenge you’ve faced and how did you overcome it?
I think one challenge we all face is imposter syndrome. I know I’ve faced it many times and continue to do so almost daily. At times it’s easy to almost float along, waiting for the fantastic things in life to be taken away expectedly, as if you never deserved them anyway. But it’s staying present and consistently learning and driving forward that keeps it at bay.
 
Who are your role models or sources of inspiration?
I get inspired by all sorts of things, but in terms of people, I’d say cinema directors of photography, or DPs for short. Roger Deakins is probably my main inspiration, and especially off the back of films like 1917 and even all the way back to Blade Runner, his works has such distinctive styles that are focused on the film. I try to emulate that by tweaking my style of shooting and editing based on my couples, I never want to get stale in what I do.
 
What is something unexpected or surprising about you?
Aside from the aforementioned horse that often surprises people when they meet me, I’m also a massive Warhammer nerd! I love the hobby side more than gaming, it’s a very cathartic process painting all the miniatures and lets me be creative in ways you can’t be with film. It's probably the only time my brain isn't working a million miles an hour too!
Oh, and I should probably mention I've been with my partner for 21 years, that always seems to surprise people! She supports me in so many ways.
 


What are your future goals or dreams?
I want to continue to travel the world and tell stories. Maybe one day I will have a feature film to call my own … To tell a globe-spanning story through a documentary or film is the ultimate dream. 
 

What’s your philosophy or approach to life?

I’m about to get another tattoo along the lines of “What if this is all you get”. Basically, it’s a philosophy that encourages you to think that if this is all we ever get in life, are we happy? If not, do more, if so be present and acknowledge that in the moment, rather than regretfully looking back on how happy we were. 

With filmmaking, I’m forever restless and seeking more, fresh angles, new ways to shoot, and new gear to use to tell a more in-depth story.

 

And now for the random stuff...

 

Favourite band?

Blink 182

Favourite drink?

Whisky and Diet Coke - has to be diet!
 

Favourite karaoke song?

The say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but......It's Nickleback, Rockstar!
 

Why the Alchemist?

Well it's a funny story, but I'd just left my job, was celebrating by drinking some cocktails in a bar, and needed to register the name of my business. Maybe you know the bar...
 
 

Consultation

First step, we have a chat about you, your wedding details and your vision for the film.

Capture

I unobtrusively film your day, capturing those picture-perfect moments as they happen.

Creation

You receive a wedding film that you and your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime.

The luxury wedding videography you deserve.

To ensure that each of my couples receives the utmost attention and premium service, I accept only a limited number of weddings per year.

This approach means I fill up quite fast. It's common for couples to reach out to me as much as 2 years in advance of their special day.

If you're considering me as your wedding videographer and would like me to film your special day, then I'd love for us to get to know each other.

Get in Touch

Feel free to call, text or WhatsApp me, Adam, on 07368 201195,
or if you'd prefer to send me an email, please fill out the below form.