A litle bit about us, who we are and our story...
where did it all begin?
White Villa Photography & Films
who we are
We are a specialist wedding photography and film company based in the South West of England. We believe strongly in creativity and value - capturing your day in a way that you will want to share endlessly with everyone you ever meet.
White Villa Photography & Films was established in 2003 and began as Moving Images UK specialising in wedding videos in Bristol. Over the years we have expanded the team and our services to include photography and to cover any destination wedding or event in the world. The South West remains our home and where our brand is the strongest along with a loyal client base. We proudly cover a number of local wedding venues as recommended suppliers.
One of the huge benefits of our service is that we are a well oiled team that captures both photography and videography together seamlessly. Our team of videographers and photographers amount to a lot of years’ experience in capturing not only weddings but also other live events, music videos, corporate events, commercial events and much more. We work fluidly towards the same final product of timeless and high quality memories translated to images that will be looked at for generations.
From the beginning
White Villa Photography and Films is run by Sam who has captured hudreds of weddings as videographer and photographer. He graduated with a First Class Film & Video Production degree in 2004 and has garnered credits in a variety of productions including BBC's Casualty and Torchwood, Bristol's Horizon Web Series and more recently independent feature film We Can Be Heroes. Winning the Sir Douglas Slocombe Scholarship in 2003 he took his passion for images further going on to win Co-Op Young Filmmakers Award.
Sam is often the first point of contact for the company as he attends all the wedding fayres where you may have already met him!
the dream team
Meet the team...
Kelly is our administrator and loves organisation. She is a great point of contact for all things related to bookings and the diary and happy to help with your enquiries.
Sam is a videographer and photographer as well as an image editor who has captured hundreds of weddings and enjoys creating those cinematic stories.
Phil is our photographer but also loves the moving image and enjoys working with both. He specialises in reportage and candid shots of the day for those true and honest reactions happening all over the wedding day.
Simon works with videography and a background that stretches back far in film-making and editing programs that you will most likely have watched on TV.
Woody is a creative and cinematic videogpraher with over 10 years experienc in shooting weddings in Hong Kong and destination weddings across the world. His aesthetic for beautiful and cinematic images is incredible and makes sure that the day is captured in gorgoeus imagery.
Rich is our photographer and image editor with an eye for documenting the moment and always keeping things creative and moving! He also assists with filming and capturing some equally artistic video shots.
Rob is a videographer with a strong background and experience in weddings for many years now and is his thing! He specialises in being friendly, polite and getting those cinematic shots and crisp audio.
Paul is also a videographer and not only captures images but teaches them too with several educational books about the matter. He also teaches film-making techniques across the South West.
Caleb is our most recent team member and is a videographer with insane technical skills! No situation can phase him and this is a huge plus on any live event where anything can happen.
You are all
If you don't like what we do, then we are nothing. We learnt along time ago, that our customers are the most important part of our business and so we are constantly listening to you and what you want.
We have built our services on what you have told us you want along with our experience of providing wedding photography and filming since 2003. If you want something a litte different to what you see here then please tell us and we will listen.
from our couples:
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Our wedding video was flawless and have not stopped watching it, everyone has been so impressed with it! A massive THANK YOU to Sam and his team for making a wonderful video that I will treasure for the rest of my life. :)
Sam & the rest of White Villa team made an amazing wedding film for us and we love every single minute of it. It could not have been any better. 100% recommended.
Thank you all for everything. We couldn’t have chosen anyone better to be with us on our day. They are without doubt worthy of a 5 star rating. From the pre wedding shoot and feeling like one of the wedding party on the day. Sam has no idea just how good he is and cares so much about making people happy with what he can achieve for them. We re-live our day so much thanks to the beautiful photos and amazingly edited film. We really can’t thank you both enough. If there were 10 stars I would happily award them to you. Andrea and Neal x
Sam recently filmed our wedding and we've just received the film! I cannot find the words to describe how pleased we are with it! The attention to detail was phenomenal. With having both a photographer and videographer I was worried it would seem a little intrusive, but we barely noticed Sam was even there and were then shocked with the amount he'd managed to capture!
Initially we didn't budget for a videographer, but I am sooo pleased we changed our minds! After watching the film I realised Sam had managed to capture many unforgettable, once in a life time moments that we will never experience again, it's lovely to be able to sit back and watch all the highlights in our own time and take it all in as the day went so fast and now seems like a blur. Not only do we get to relive those special moments but there were quite a few parts of the wedding I had managed to miss by being caught up in the day itself, for example my Dad's face when he saw me, my parents reactions to the ceremony and our friends and family dancing, laughing and enjoying the day/evening.
Lucy and I were so pleased from our initial meeting to discuss our requirements to the overall end result of photo's and video - the only problem we have is choosing which high quality photos to print!
We have been to a number of weddings and did a lot of research, and have to say they are by far the best we have come across - I can not recommend them enough!!!
Well, Sam! We are finding it difficult to find the words to describe our thoughts, feelings, emotions, pride ... for your efforts with our Wedding Film. You have captured such a special day for us with true style! Amazing! Truly magnificent! Perfect! If that isn't one of your best productions ever, I'd really like to see what is!!! “Eminently watchable” as one of our friends remarked!
We now must have watched this 20-30 times and there's been more than one tear shed every time we do! The professionalism of your work, both throughout the day, and in the editing/ cutting room, is astounding. The fantastic shots you somehow managed to take and the incredible close-ups you achieved are phenomenal - and the most amazing thing, it was all without being noticed by anyone – in fact, many people didn't even know you were there! Remarkable! Sam, you are a master of your craft! Thank you so very, very much for all of your, and your colleagues’ efforts; in short, we are simply blown away! We cannot recommend you, and your team, highly enough.
We used white villa photography to capture our special day, we found them online and liked the look of other weddings they had captured. We went to meet Sam for a initial consultation, and from that initial meeting, we knew our wedding video was in good hands. On the day, I had other things to worry about, so I didn't really notice them! They managed to capture our day perfectly. The quality is amazing and something we will treasure forever! Thank you Sam. James & Tamsin
We had a very professional and courteous consultation with them in the build up to our big day, so that we could get a feel for their style and put across our ideas, which they were keen to implement into their shoot on the day, whilst also considering post production i.e. music and editing. They were always swift to answer any emails we sent them in the lead up. On the day of the wedding, we barely noticed the two cameramen as they seemed to float around everyone expertly and discreetly. It didn't take very long for them to edit and send us the final video and I can only say that we were absolutely thrilled when we saw it. They captured our day in the most magical and fluent way. It felt very natural but polished and professional and it delivered everything we could have possibly wanted. The angles, the moments, the feel; everything was just right. As an extra special touch, they were able to capture some aerial shots of the venue (via helicopter/drone) which they edited in; it was spectacular!! I would happily recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect wedding video.
Well where do I start, we are absolutly over the moon with our wedding DVD, we have watched it over and over again and still love every minute of it. Every special moment of the day has been captured & edited it such an amzing way which just flows throughout the whole DVD. The music used is great & very inkeeping through the DVD which they picked all themselfs but is exactly what we would have chose. The guys were great to work with too, great fun & we didnt even relaise they were on the day as they mingled in with everyone. They had great contact with us, before, during and after our wedding. Cannot reccomend these guys enough! Thank you so much White Villa.
You should send a health warning with your films: contains footage that will make you cry!
We are so incredibly happy with the film. It brings all the emotional back from the day. It’s so beautiful.
Huge thank you to Sam and the team for capturing our wedding day. Just perfect. From the initial contact to picking up the final footage Sam was professional, approachable, and first class. We love showing our friends and family the wedding video and are still holding back the tears now!! Thank you again. Would highly recommend to anyone!!