find out about the people behind the magic
This is our chance to introduce ourselves and tell you a bit more about White Villa Photography and Films, who we are, where we came from and where we are going! One of the biggest things that we have to offer is that we are a coherent and skilled team in capturing both wedding photography and wedding videography together seamlessly. We have over 20 years’ experience in capturing not only weddings but also other live events, music videos, corporate events, commercial events and much more. We work fluidly and tirelessly towards creating timeless, engaging, high quality memories that will be looked at for generations.
Dad of two and the one who started this all off a long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away (film nerd). Loves football, running, tea, cider, The Chemical Brothers, some favourite films include Heat, Gladiator, Run Lola Run. Making you feel emotional when you are watching your film is what he is all about!
As a mum of two Kelly is a busy bee! When she isn't nursing or jumping around softplay she is working behind the scenes to make sure any questions you have are answered and admin is kept up to date. She loves Megan McKenna, animals, especially monkeys, of which she has two very cheeky ones of her own!
Phil specialises in reportage and candid shots for those true and honest reactions happening all over the wedding day that are worth so much to us all. He is a lover of nature and can often be found rambling coutryside, camera in hand of course for some shots of wildlife while walking his dog Jasper.
Paul not only captures images but teaches them too having written several educational books on the matter. He also teaches film-making techniques across the South West, directs feature films and is a big Kevin Costner fan.
Simon has a background that stretches back far in film-making and editing tv series that you will most likely have seen. His passion is for cinema and specifically a very soft spot for The Fast and the Furious franchise!
Rich has an amazing eye for documenting the moment and always keeping things creative and moving! He has a fine art and military background and brings tonnes of experience with him to the team. He loves nothing better than celebrating a succesful wedding day with a Calippo ice lolly.
Woody, father of two, is a creative master with over 10 years experience in shooting weddings from Hong Kong to Europe and the UK. His aesthetic for beautiful and cinematic images is incredible and makes sure that the day is captured in gorgoeus imagery.
Where it all began..
5th April 2003
from little acorns mighty oaks grow
Well this is where it all started, literally, this photo is from the very first wedding we ever captured for Hayley & Jason. It was 5th April 2003 and Sam & Ross were still working on their Film & Video Production degrees with an idea to start making wedding videos as a way of learning their craft. Things took off quickly and so they decided to make it a business, and so 'Moving Images UK' was born.
This new wedding videography company set out to specialise in creating wedding videos that had a heart and some of the film making techniques and styles that they had learnt and loved. It soon became White Villa Photography & Films and over the years we have expanded the team and our services to include photography, live streaming and destination weddings as well as wedding films which started it all off.
The South West remains our home, where our brand is strongest and we have a loyal client base. We proudly cover a number of local wedding venues as recommended suppliers and our focus is always on maintaining a leading edge quality and service. And quite simply, we love what we do.
We believe strongly in excellent service, creativity and quality - capturing your day in such a way that you will want to share it and your experience endlessly with everyone you ever meet. Not only for the next few weeks, but forever. This is an investment that we take that very seriously.
Images that last a lifetime.