Sausage Dog Pixels – Wonderfully Natural Videography & Photography

by Michelle

Are you looking for a wedding videographer to capture all those tender, lively and fun moments of your big day? Brilliant, then let us introduce you to Sausage Dog Pixels.

They have a candid and natural approach to capturing the story of your whole day. From the smallest nuances of first looks between couples to the grand gestures of first dances and your vows. Their approach is personable, unobtrusive and their aim is to blend into the background and capture the romance of your special day.

Sausage Dog Pixels are passionate about bringing those moments to life for you, to relive again and again, capturing the moments you see and those you don’t see, to treasure forever. Over to Sharon, owner of Sausage Dog Pixels now to tell us more, and do take a look at the gorgeous film at the end of the post.

Tell us a little about yourself and your business

My name is Sharon and I started Sausage Dog Pixels this summer.

My work is candid and I aim to be  unobtrusive, although I am friendly and chatty and that seems to be right combination for the brides and grooms I work with.

My films are always individual to the couple and that’s where my creativity comes in.  I take my time in the edit to make sure that your wedding day narrative is 100% personal to you, I  get to present you with a story of your day that will be unique and offer you lots of the day that you might have missed or not even seen.It is a real privilege to be part of someones’s wedding day and I take pride in producing a life long memory of such a special day.

What motivated you to start your business?

I had been second shooting for a friend of mine who is quite an established Videographer and he suggested I was ready to go it alone! He recommended me to my first solo ‘ clients’ Sam and Nadine, and that was it… Sausage Dog Pixels began.

The name took a little while to emerge, I wanted it to reflect me and the films, and then it dawned on me…I had just got my pup Chief and branded him with the pixels..so its a fun, personal and I hope- memorable name.

Tell us a little more about the day to day activities of your business

Most of my time is actually spent in the edit. That takes a huge amount of my time and really its where the narrative takes its form. As I watch the footage through I am remembering the moments the people and their relationships and the fun they had.I am then focused on telling the story of the day in the most appropriator manner for the couple. Because I am a new business i spend a lot of my time researching the most appropriate venues for me to advertise myself.  I spent a lot of time creating the website and managing the FB page.  As well as everything else that goes into staring and running a business.

 If our readers were to order from you, what can they expect?

You can expect a friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and creative film maker who has your day at the centre of her thoughts.  You will receive  a professional service form the outset to the delivery of your film.All of my brides  feel comfortable contacting me and I am here to answer any questions, my main aim is to ensure that you you can simply meander through your day and not worry about anything.

What are your favourite moments from previous weddings you’ve been involved with?

My favourite parts are the speeches, they are so heart felt and so very funny! emotions are so heightened and its wonderful to feel the love that family and friends have for the bride and groom.

How can couples judge if a company is the right fit for their wedding?

I would suggest looking at the films I produce and the reviews. I never ask my brides to pose as my style is candid and I like to see the story unfold naturally and for me- that where the strength in creativity is. It’s your wedding day, its full of romance, love and beauty. My job is to capture its true essence.

The bigger picture – does your business offer goods/services outside of the wedding world? Tell us more.

I teach film making to 16-18 year old college students and have produced a couple of the student films for the BFI in Cornwall. For a number of years I was the photographer for Falmouth Week the races out in the bay.) So I have a good grounding in the technical aspects. However, weddings  really are exactly where I want to  be.  I Get to spend Saturdays  (and occasional week days) surrounded by all that happiness and love.

I am always doing some sort of work for local businesses and friends. I am currently working to produce a promotional film for a friend who is a potter and she wants to showcase how she digs for the ‘ingredients’ she includes in her ceramics.  I have also been asked to produce a short film for a successful interior design business.

What have you got planned for the next 12 months?

I want to be able to use my skills and be able to travel, so although I am based in Cornwall I am hoping to be able to film wherever I am asked to.  I get a real buzz filming the day and producing wedding videos that really are just like films.  I especially enjoy the colour grade and tend to colour my own clips in a vintage fashion.I am hoping to make a name for myself and have carved  tiny bit of the wedding day videography out for myself.  I hope to have done this through genuinely making the couples who have chosen me  so happy with their films they recommend me.

And finally, what or who inspires you and why?

I am inspired by so many things… it sounds corny, but its true! I teach film making so am inspired by the greats, but  genuinely I am open to everything that’s around me.

I love the light in the morning that changes the colour of the sea  when I am walking my dogs. I simply can’t miss an episode of peaky Blinders.. the way it uses colour to tell stories is awesome.   Don McCullin’s work ( although in complete juxtaposition  to Weddings) is what made me go into Media.

Alan Law an amazing Wedding photographer for me, this year has been so inspiring his imagery is breathtaking.

A short extract from Sam & Nadine’s wedding

 

All images & video courtesy of Sausage Dog Pixels

 

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