Natural, Candid, Documentary Style Wedding Videography • Burgess Video

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Today we’re talking with Annette Burgess who, along with her ‘creative eye’ Daniella, makes up Burgess Video! A Melbourne based Videographer team, they specialise in natural, candid, documentary style videography. Capturing beautiful films since 2008, they have shot over 500 (okay wow) weddings! We asked Annette about her business and LOVED her intentional, direct answers. This woman knows what she’s doing, and from every film we’ve seen this team is a MUST HAVE for your wedding! Take a few minutes to watch this beautiful wedding video:

· What was your inspiration for the business?

I was a Secondary School Media teacher, and was asked a few times by some friends to shoot their weddings. I immediately fell in love with it and gave away my teaching career.

· How did you go about starting up?

I launched my business in around January 2009, with an “opening business special” that ran for 30 days and was hugely successful. Using my existing knowledge from teaching I built a basic website, and then started advertising on a couple of online wedding directories.

· What are you offering that is different from the rest?

I think there’s a few things that distinguishes us, mostly that we’re a boutique business of two people, myself and Dani, and we do everything ourselves. We don’t outsource any filming or editing, and we get to know the couples personally so that their videos can truly reflect their day and their personalities. We try to constantly evolve to suit current trends, but at the same time we believe it’s so important to keep a classic story-telling style, so that the videos can be enjoyed for decades to come.

· What do you love about your job?

The flexibility of working for myself AND the enormous honour and pleasure of spending a wedding day with a couple.

· What does marriage mean to you?

Committing to your best friend for the rest of your life. It’s pretty simple.

· Tell us about your favourite experience as a business owner?

Having complete strangers say, “I love your work.” And “I never met the couple, but watching their video made me cry.” I never get tired of hearing that.

· What is one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the industry?

Learn, learn, learn and practice. And practice some more. And then start charging appropriately for your services. Not the other way around.

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