I've always been creative. Ever since I can remember I've had a passion for Art and Drawing. In my adult life, I studied at Cardiff University, where I developed a real passion for photography, and worked in a photographic lab called Express Imaging, developing old negative films and using photoshop.
Getting into filming
In the photographic lab, I met a Cardiff wedding photographer called Simon Gough, who I'm still friends with to this day. I blame him for introducing the idea of filming weddings, but since those days I've never looked back. I was hooked on the medium of film to tell a story that photography sometimes can't.
Once I had the videography bug I worked over in Wales and in Bristol, and have now been filming weddings for over 6 years and have filmed around 100 weddings. I absolutely love my work and put my heart and soul into every film that I create, making each one a real treasure.
Behind all the emails, the phone calls, the filming and the editing; it's me - Rob.
Robert TaylorOwner / Videographer / Editor
I haven't always been a wedding videographer. I'm self-taught and started to film weddings back in 2012 when I was working with a wedding photographer in Cardiff.
But let's rewind a bit...
I grew up on the South Coast, on a small island called Hayling Island, near Portsmouth, where my family still live. There's a cute little beach there which I love to visit as often as I can.
It was while I was walking along the beach that I often wanted to capture the beauty of the sea and the landscape and the light, but I needed a much better camera to capture all of the surrounding beauty and moments.
For me, this is where my love of photography and filming began. I'm not afraid to admit that I became a little obsessed with photography and videography, and took hundreds of photos and videos at a time, perfecting the timing of the crashing waves, composition, lighting and later on, sound!
These skills have been invaluable to me in my wedding videography work, and for me are the key things that I focus on when setting up camera angles at weddings during the ceremony and wedding speeches which allows me to capture moments to bring the day straight back to you when you and your family and friends watch those films.
Have a look at the photos below
Move the slider from left to right on each still frame
On one side is the "unedited image" that the camera captures... On the other is the same image which has been edited to capture the scene as it looked. That's the difference between "edited" and "unedited" footage
But there's more...
Having good cameras doesn't make a wedding videographer
Cameras are clever but...
When cameras take photographs, they don't know what they are actually looking at - that's where I fit in, because as a creative wedding videographer I know what my eye is seeing and change the camera settings to match.
Editing the footage
When I edit your wedding film, the footage often looks low contrast and the colours can look dull, but in the creative process I edit them to bring back all that glorious detail. I also edit the sound to create a film which enhances your experience.
Your Wedding Film
So with all of the wedding video captured on the day and then edited and corrected, your film looks and sounds stunning and allows you to enjoy all the detail and beauty of the day with friends and family, whether you watch the films on USB, DVD or even through an online password-protected gallery.