Hello there! I’m Ian, thanks for checking out our blog! I’m 24 and originally from Bedfordshire.
I’ve been obsessed with creating my own films since picking up my Dad’s small digital camera at age 12. I could only film 42 seconds of footage at a time and with an early version of Windows Movie Maker I was able to create silly films to entertain my family and friends. I had a great response to my films and even had them played in front of my school. It was at this point I truly found my passion and my life since has revolved around film and photo. I still have my old films on a hard drive somewhere, but refuse to look at them due to the fear of ultimate cringe.
At age 17 I started working in the photography and videography industry whilst still at school completing my A-levels, creating films and conducting photoshoots for local small businesses. It was during this time that I shot my first wedding video. It was such an amazing experience to be involved in a couples big day and since then I was hooked on working with couples and shooting weddings.
I now shoot multiple weddings all across the UK both as a photographer or videographer and this year set up Unveil Weddings with Brydn. I had been working with Brydn for nearly 5 years at a video/photo agency in central london. Here I really refined my craft shooting for clients big and small and learnt how to adapt to many shooting situations. A few career highlights include shooting for American Express in London’s Pride Parade, directing shoots for the City London Council receiving over one million views and galloping through fields filming celebrities driving tanks.
I recently moved on from working at the video agency with Brydn and now work as Content Director for ‘The Social Mobility Pledge’. Through the Social Mobility Pledge we are helping organisations take steps in creating opportunities to the UK’s most disadvantaged communities as well as finding ways to help them operate in eco-friendly ways. My role involves shooting engaging videos across the UK for large companies who have signed up to the Pledge, companies such as Amazon, Direct Line and BP.
Outside of work I film and edit a Harry Potter baking Youtube series with my partner. He is baking his way through the Harry Potter books, creating a recipe for every item of food and drink that is mentioned inside. We recently hit 5000 subscribers so please check out the channel ‘Bradley Bakes’. I am also a very keen swimmer and used to train 7-8 times a week before photography and film took over my life. My hard work finally paid off as I made it to the UK National swimming championships competing in the 1500m freestyle.
Well, that’s enough about me! I want to hear your story, how did you both meet, how was your engagement and what do you want from your wedding day? I can’t wait to work with you and capture your story through our lenses.