Kent Wedding Videographer
Charli May Videography
Hi, I'm Charli!
Photo by Russel Kent Nichols
I create tailored, cinematic wedding films which capture all the memories of your day, from those tear-jerking vows to those speeches that made you cry with laughter.
I know that a wedding day doesn't just happen by chance. It doesn't even just happen through all those hours spent planning out every detail. It's happening because of all of the decisions that led you to this point in your life. This means that your wedding day will be filled with butterflies and nerves that'll make you giddy, With the lumps in throats, tears welling in eyes and and huge grins spread across faces. And after these past couple of years, with hugs that last a little bit longer. And I absolutely love capturing every single bit of it. There are so many aspects of your story to tell and I want to capture it all and make a film that brings back all those memories, plus any special moments that you missed.
On your wedding day, the hope is that you'll hardly notice me. My number one aim is to make you and your friends and family feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. There are a lot of emotions hanging in the air on a wedding day and it's really important for me to handle all that delicately. And you probably aren't used to a camera following you around all day! Hopefully my experience of wedding days can help calm your nerves and ensure the smooth running of your day!
I hope you think my wedding films are creative and artistic, engaging and warm. I hope you can see the hours that go into creating a story out of words and moving image. I hope you can feel the dedication that goes into making your wedding film uniquely yours.
Relaxed Sentimental Cinematic
It's always nice to know a little bit about the person behind the business! The most important thing you need to know about me is how much I love my job. And I really mean that. I never thought it possible to love working everyday, but I do. I still get excited every time I get an enquiry and love hearing about different wedding plans and the excitement that you have for the big day. I love our pre wedding call where I can do my best to ease any last minute nerves. I truly love wedding days - feeling all the different emotions with you (I am definitely a cryer). Watching friends and family just being so happy to be together. And encapsulating those moments forever. Also the food! And all the beautiful places I get to visit. And then I love sitting on my sofa with something on the TV in the background editing away and crafting a story out of all those memories.
I love walking (especially if dogs are involved), travelling (absolutely anywhere and everywhere), and watching TV (currently 5 series deep in Downton Abbey). I love watching wildlife documentaries, going out to eat and filming everything I do, which I have done since I got my first camera at age 12. I think life is absolutely for living and try and make the most of every day and every opportunity.
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What inspires me?
Telling stories is what really drives me. I find film such a powerful way of telling stories. I watch films like 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind', '12 Years a Slave' and 'Slumdog Millionaire' and cannot help but feel inspired by the power of storytelling! I spend a lot of time watching TV admiring the way things are filmed. Weddings films, too, are about telling stories! I'm also inspired by the stories of people. Everyone has their own story to tell, and the fact that I can capture your wedding day and you can rewatch in 10 years time, or your grandchildren can in 50 is really inspiring to me - I just think film is incredible!
My proudest achievement
I'm very passionate about protecting the environment. Back in my final year at uni, myself and a few friends headed out to Namibia to make our final film to raise awareness about the endangered pangolins. This video has over 200K views on YouTube (still cannot believe that!!) and I love that a few more people might know what a pangolin is as a result! After this, I did a wildlife filmmaking course in South Africa and it was the most incredible experience of my life so far. I encourage everyone to go to Africa, you will not regret it.