Behind the scenes with Scotland’s wedding filmmakers: Weddings by Guy

Not sure what goes into your wedding film?

Today marks the start of a weekly chat with some of Scotland’s leading wedding filmmakers to find out all.

This week, we meet Guy Thomson from Weddings by Guy. Here’s what he said…


How did you get into wedding filmmaking?

I began filming weddings for a video production company I regularly freelanced for. At the time I hadn’t even been to a wedding as a guest, never mind filmed one!

Luckily I was surrounded by some excellent videographers and had access to everything necessary to learn the craft.

How many weddings have you filmed?

Since I began filming five years ago I’ve lost count of the number of weddings I’ve shot. The majority of this time I’ve represented other wedding companies but now I’m going it alone.

I’m bringing a wealth of experience to my own clients for the first time and couldn’t be more excited.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?

I enjoy being on location, filming and composing shots. I absolutely love it when I’m in the right place at the right time to capture the unique moments that you just cannot direct on a wedding day.


Tell us about an outstanding wedding you’ve worked on…

To be honest I’ve never had a wedding where everything went perfectly on the day. The weather plays a key role and lots of things can change at a moment’s notice.

It’s important to use your experience to adapt and think quickly. The standout weddings tend to be when you overcome these obstacles and end up with a final film everyone is happy with.


What’s your favourite part of a wedding?

Straight after the ceremony when everyone relaxes and the smiles come out. This is when I feel I start to capture the best moments across the day.