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A Hybrid Wedding Photographer and Videographer

What is a Hybrid Wedding Photographer and Videographer?

A Hybrid Wedding Photographer and Videographer offers both Photo and Video coverage

Alchemy Photography now offers a range of Hybrid and stand alone video packages

Do you need a wedding videographer?

A Wedding Video Is an Incredible Souvenir

Wedding photographs are an incredibly important aspect of the wedding as those priceless pictures will be admired and hung in frames or albums that you’ll want to look at again and again. Photographs are great to remember something frozen in time, but if you want to relive a moment over and over, then video could be a better option for you.

Watching the day back on film can be a more emotional experience than looking at photos. With video you get to see the emotion play across people’s faces in a way that is not possible with photography.


A video will also fully capture the spoken parts of the day such as vows and speeches, as well as any fun little bloopers that happen throughout the day.

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Why have a Film of your Wedding Day?

Wedding Videography Helps Preserve the Memory of Your Wedding Day

If you ask almost any couple what they remember about their special day, they’ll probably tell you that most of it was just one big blur. One of the best ways to combat this is by getting the entire thing on video. 

Wedding Videography Captures Hidden Moments

Wedding videography is the perfect way to capture all the biggest moments of your day, from walking down the aisle to saying ‘I do’ to cutting the cake. What an amazing way to remember your day! However, a lot of the charm and tenderness of a wedding can also come from the smaller, more subtle moments, which are captured on my full day video package.

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Even the most meticulous planner won’t be able to see everything that goes on during their big day. A video can capture those tender, secret moments that you’ll want to see, whether that’s your dad shedding a tear or your cousin shredding the dance floor.

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Hybrid Wedding Videography and Photography can be Good Value for Money

As a hybrid wedding photographer and videographer, the cost of hiring  a photographer and then a dedicated videographer team can be prohibitive. I know you can’t put a price on preserving your memories but this is a way of keeping your budget from spiraling out of control.


In the context of having a hybrid wedding photographer and videographer the videography part of the budget is very good value for money.

Video equipment costs are high and I dedicate many hours to editing the footage. Editing can take three weeks on each wedding, blending together the images and sounds of the day and creating a unique and timeless story of the day.

Bride and groom shot on the cliffs in Cornwall

A Hybrid Wedding Photographer / Videographer Won’t Get In Your Way

One of the biggest fears about opting for wedding videography is that the presence of a photographer and also video camera team will take away from any big moments, and any potential conflict that can arise between the photographer and videographer. With a Hybrid Wedding Photographer / Videographer this is not the case.


The equipment in wedding videography is not like that used in the days of traditional wedding videography. The cameras I use nowadays are small and light-weight, microphones are so small they can be hidden in a jacket lapel and for much of the day I use camera on a gimbal which can switch effortlessly between photo and video modes

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My Videography Services

Everything starts with a telephone chat or pre wedding meeting where I collect your ideas and wishes. From then on I always meet with the Bride and Groom at the venue to go through all  the finer details  and look at ways of showcasing all the best parts of the day.

My packages start with just the ceremony, ideal if your budget is limited. 

My wedding essentials package covers the ceremony video and 3h of photography enough to capture all the important details of you day and it won’t break the bank!

On a full day package I film from morning till late evening. I spend a couple of weeks on the editing to give you a film you will want to watch over and over. I want to create a film that is visually rich, interesting and constantly moving.

In order to deliver a wedding video with a rich cinematic feel, I always use a second or sometimes even a third camera, to capture a number of different angles. They are all capable of shooting in 4K and up to 120 frames / second for those slow motion moments

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Booking Me as Your Hybrid Wedding Photographer / Videographer

Full details about my combination video and photography packages can be found here

Wedding Packages

Stand Alone video Packages can be found here

Video Packages