The winners of our latest Pitch of the Week competition are Tom Skelton and Geoff Davies, the entrepreneurs behind ‘Our Wedding Videographers‘. This business venture was born from a genuine love of making video. We spoke to Tom and Geoff about running their own business and this is what they told us:
“In 2007 we went to stay with some friends in California who had produced a very successful extreme sports DVD series. We didn’t realise until we arrived that they also ran a very successful sideline wedding photography business. After helping out with a couple of wedding shoots, we realised that there was an opportunity for us to make a living back home doing something that we love.
We started our very own business to film and edit weddings. The whole event is covered, from the bride and groom getting ready until the last dance of the evening. We offer a number of innovative extras, such as a ‘same day edit’ highlights video that can be viewed at the reception and an optional personalised website service where guests can view the completed video online. We always try to make use of the latest filming techniques including wireless audio (our USP).
It is essential that we get it right the first time every time, because there is no margin for error in this trade. You can’t just ask the bride and groom to re-enact the ceremony again. I’m pleased to say we haven’t missed a moment yet.
Ultimately my vision is that we become the household name in the UK for wedding videography. We want to set the standards by sharing what we have learnt so far and growing to meet our clients wishes and demands. Our aim is to create the most sought after wedding videos in the UK.”
Tom got the inspiration for his small business quite unexpectedly on holiday. Have you had an unusual flash of inspiration that led to a successful business venture? Perhaps you should enter the Pitch of the Week competition to try and win some free publicity for your business.