a love given freely a committment to union an enduring togetherness a story worth telling
Hi! I know you’ve come here just looking to see some wedding video samples and find out about prices – but I don’t think we’ve met before, so if you don’t mind, let’s take a moment! So you’re getting married? WOW! Congrats!
That’s awesome! No REALLY – it’s awesome! I’m passionate about commitment, selfless love and the striving that comes with lifelong union!
The fact that you have entered into this journey, and are planning to make this commitment to each other is commendable but also beautiful – I hope you know that!
I’m keen to find out more about your story, what brought you together, what fun times you’ve had, the things that drive you nuts about each other.
So here’s the first thing you need to know about me. I’m not in this business to go through the motions and get paid – I want to creatively produce a product that celebrates marriage, reminds my clients of these good times, maybe it will even stir something up again if their marriage ever grows stale. I hope my films stand the test of time and are even one day watched by others who will be excited to see how your fruitful and resilient marriage began!
To get the best out of a wedding film though – both in terms of the end result, and our interactions on the day itself, it helps if my client buys into the ethos and are excited in partnering with me as we film your special occasion.
I’ll get the ball rolling on our getting to know one another! I’m married to my beautiful wife Steph with whom I have three beautiful kids – Two boys – Ruan and Jesse, and our newest baby girl – Robyn!
I am truely blessed and don’t half recognise it sometimes – but it’s pretty sweet to live on the North Coast of Ireland with good friends and family nearby!
My family aside, I also have deep affection for rugby, coffee, savoury pastries, US TV shows, travel, my church community and the song 'Africa' by Toto.
Will your cars, your flowers, your cake, your shoes still warm your heart in decades to come like moving images and sound will?
Invest wisely - don't be afraid to kick typical traditions to the kerb!
Here is a brief outline of the main elements of wedding video we produce. I left my boring full-time job many years ago because amongst other things, I wanted to do work I enjoy! And well, producing a two hour wedding documentary is not something I overly enjoy! My skill and enjoyment lies in creating a fast paced, emotional and pretty film. A clip of a guest sharing a giggle – that gets a thumbs up, a clip of your uncle sneezing – that gets binned! I’m not about standing at the sidelines and capturing the mundane. I look for the joy and excitement and (sometimes tears) – and it pulls together so much better in a shorter film.
Highlights Trailer – 3/4minutes £995, 7/8minutes £1195
The highlights trailer, set to a fully licensed soundtrack is the quickest and easiest way to refresh your memory of your special day. From bridal prep to first dances, all in a short amount of time but never failing to remind you of all your nerves, excitement and joy. Who doesn’t have a few minutes to spare? You could watch it every day (if you wanted to!). It’s small enough to transfer onto your phone or tablet to take with you everywhere you go. Show it to people you bump into, or those catchups with old friends over coffee! Uploaded online for easy sharing of your day through social media, or with your relatives/friends abroad.
15 Minute Feature Film plus Highlights – £1450
This is the main event! Like an extended highlights trailer, but with a slightly more leisurely pace and the addition of your full vows. You will also see more of your guests mingling and enjoying the day. Readings/prayers/singing by friends and family can be requested at an extra cost – see ‘Add-ons’. It also comes with the 3/4 minute highlights trailer. Uploaded online for easy sharing of your day through social media, or with your relatives/friends abroad.
Speeches in Full – £150
Does exactly what it says on the tin! Whether they are long-winded or short and sweet, you will get every single choked up tearful word, and every borderline best man joke! This is filmed on multiple cameras which allows the edit to remain interesting. This only includes standard top table speeches of 3-5 speakers. Any more speakers, or ‘open-to-floor’ speeches will be at an extra cost – see ‘Add-ons’.
Ceremony Mini Edit - £150
Non-soundtracked edit from processional to recessional – includes word of welcome, vows, and guest participation such as readings/prayers/poems (x2 max).
It’s important to note – the more time I’m tied up filming formal parts, the less chance I have of sneaking a clip of something spontaneous or cute in the other direction! It’s for this reason I limit the number of readings/prayers etc…
Spoken Word Highlights Upgrade – £150
Give your wedding film that third dimension – works great with ‘heart-on-your-sleeve’ couples who will happily read out cards, personalised vows, heartfelt speeches. A more thoughtfully edited highlights with snippets of spoken word from the day added in and overlayed over your beautiful clips. Tissues at the ready! Example - https://vimeo.com/199728331
A word on Pricing
I like to be up front about prices. I remember booking for my wedding – there’s a lot of emails and enquiries sent out – sometimes only to find out things are beyond your budget. So I like to be transparent. That said, prices are a guide only, and will ultimately be quoted on the basis of how much I need the work (January!) or how swamped it’s likely to make me (July!).
Weddings are long hard days, and long journeys home late at night can be difficult and potentially dangerous. So please be aware that there may be a surcharge if the wedding is going to be quite far from my home in Coleraine.
"Can't thank Clive enough for everything, not only happy to go that extra step/mile to help and accommodate us on our wedding day but most importantly for producing a wonderful video that we'll enjoy forever!                                   - Karen & Drew - 11.9.16
You have likely not been followed around for an entire day by a photographer and so don’t really know what to expect. Your expectations might be built on family wedding memories – forget all you think you know and really look long and hard to see what’s available. It is a very saturated market ranging in very different styles and abilities. When my wife and I got married, we didn’t look hard enough! Photo’s were OK – I mean, they are memorable, and colourful and in focus… but soon after our wedding we started noticing the wedding photographers we wished we’d had!
Aside from checking out they can take a good snap – my top tip is this – You are with your photographer for a long day – please make sure they are your ‘kinda guy’! It really helps if you are like-minded, and get on with them.The best relationships I’ve observed between couples and photographers are very relaxed, full of fun, chat, and trust. Whenever you are feeling relaxed and having fun, you loosen up, and it shows in your photos.You will open up, your posing will become more natural and vulnerable, a good photographer will really capitalise on that, and capture the true emotions in your day.
There are a few more video specific preferences I have. The truth is, some photographers may have a mindset and style that doesn’t necessarily go hand it hand with my style. Natural light photographers help me out by not having flashes in all my video clips, and photographers who encourage the couple to truly enjoy the intimacy of their pose will help me too – I need at least a few seconds for a decent clip, an all too quick pose-snap-relax again approach doesn’t give me much to record!
Everybody has different priorities of course, but I’d encourage everyone not to scrimp on their photography. Will your cars, your flowers, your cake, your shoes still warm your heart in decades to come like photos and video will?
Please take a look at the following talented photographers who in my view tick all the boxes both not only creatively but relationally. You would love these guys!
Fraser Stewart Photography
"I’m a tall cheeky Scottish lad currently based in Northern Ireland. I love shooting weddings and I genuinely believe I have the best job in the world. My approach to wedding photography is to capture as many happy moments as possible in a natural, relaxed and discreet way. "
"Over the past 7 years, we have witnessed some wonderful occasions. Seasons of joy, times of change and symbols of loving commitment. We have the knack of being able to elegantly capture those moments that leave you scrambling for your camera. We favour a relaxed and personal approach to photography, which helps to take away any stress or nerves."
"We love the excitement, romance, beauty, and unpredictability that every wedding brings with it. Wedding photography allows us to be creative, and that's when we're happiest! For us, Simple Tapestry is about finding and photographing the connection & warmth between people. Celebrating the extraordinary days and the ordinary days in between."
Gather and Tides
"We specialise in creative photography. We like to call it storytelling. We celebrate real people, real emotion and individuality. We take photographs, we tell stories, we love being married! We think there is no better thing than seeing someone follow a dream and pursue what’s in their heart | We make an awesome team"
And all these guys are awesome too!
I’ve also enjoyed working with Chris Copeland, Mark Barton, Jake Samuels, Lifting The Veil, Connor McCullough, Paula O’Hara, Francis Meaney, Peter Thomas, Kat Mervyn, Steven Hanna, Paper Window, Lauren Rutherford, YouThemUs, A Higher Love….
and I look forward to discovering even more of the amazing crop of talent we have here in Northern Ireland!
"Not only are you incredibly talented but you're just the loveliest person to work with and we would recommend you to anyone."                                     Judith & Mark - 4.2.17
PIGMINTFILM is of course a business but it is driven by creativity and interactions. I am honoured to receive such a high number of enquiries but I only take a limited number of bookings per year and I try to leave plenty of room for family life, and spread my bookings out evenly. I try to work with clients who are the right fit for my style. It’s important that you be proud of your wedding, confident in your appearance, in love with your partner, full of joy with life, able to shrug off negativity, and ready to have a giggle!
Now taking bookings for 2017 and 2018 only. Please read the ‘Packages’ section above. Get in touch if it floats your boat! All the info is already here, please no requests for ‘price lists’ or ‘best prices’.
Your love matters. Your story matters. It deserves to have a film about it!