Story-Driven and Cinematic Aberdeen Wedding videography
Aberdeen Wedding Videographer, creating films with feeling
Hi there, my name is Michael. I am a creative and award-winning wedding videographer capturing weddings throughout Scotland and the UK. I love everything about weddings, the people, the magical moments, the joy and laughter. Please take a look at my portfolio and get in touch if you would like to have a chat. I’d love to hear your wedding plans and see if we are the right fit for each other.
“There’s no better feeling than delivering the final Wedding film to a couple and them seeing moments they never knew happened!”
As an Aberdeen Wedding Videographer, I travel around the whole county
I always think Aberdeenshire is a very historic county. Its enviable location means that it ranges from urban, think Stonehaven, Portlethen, Inverurie, and Banff that border with Perthshire and Angus. Through to areas of outstanding natural beauty like Glen Tanar and the beautiful area of Kincardineshire, where the famous Drumtochty Castle and Fasque Castle lies. Aberdeenshire’s countryside has it all – at its depths lies Banchory, in the rich mountainous landscapes lies Aboyne which has easy access to the Glen Tanar Estate. If you are planning to get married in the North east of Scotland, whether you’re looking for an incredible hotel in Aberdeen or a peaceful retreat in the Angus Countryside the county has it all to ensure a fantastic all-year-round backdrop when capturing romantic images.
Aberdeenshire has a rich history and has everything from castles to cathedrals, lodges to stately homes to show for it. There’s no doubt that Aberdeenshire has more than its fair share of beautiful period buildings many of which have been transformed into luxurious wedding venues. So if you are looking to get married in towns such as Newburgh, Old Meldrum, Breamar or Huntly then you are in luck! Venues such as Meldrum House Hotel in Old Meldrum, the Glen Tanar Ballroom in Breamar or even Aswanley in Huntly, I take huge enjoyment in capturing special moments and telling the story of your wedding day, giving you cherished memories for the rest of your life to look back on. Couples planning a wedding have an abundance of simply incredible venues to choose from which includes rustic barns, luxurious country houses, stylish hotels like the Chester Hotel and intimate woodland and festival wedding venues all surrounded by the gorgeous and picturesque Aberdeenshire mountainous countryside.
The magical isle of Mull, with its dramatic sea cliffs and timeless traditions. A fairy-tale destination for a wedding that you will never forget! Moreover not far from its shores lies another small island called Iona which you can hope onto a 10 minute ferry ride from Fionnphort. I recently made a film here and will include the teaser for it here.
Picture at Fasque house with wedding confetti
So, after searching around the web a bit to find an Aberdeen wedding videographer near to you, you’ve typed Aberdeen wedding videographer then you’ve stumbled upon this page! I hope after reading through this page that I can help you decide to make the right choice for your wedding.
One of many things I love about being an Aberdeen wedding videographer is just how breathtaking the scenery is and how magical the venues are. I’ve filmed all sorts of weddings all over Scotland. I’ve seen couples get married on beaches, in ancient castles with incredible backdrops, in classy hotels, in barns, in pretty churches and gardens. I feel very fortunate to be an Aberdeen Wedding Videographer.
For a wedding, any time of year is just right. That’s why you should choose Aberdeenshire as the place for your big event! From summertime love stories to winter wonderlands and everything in between; this county has something that will suit every mood – and budget too (believe me when I say there are plenty).
The landscape here in Aberdeen isn’t just amazing during one certain period-it looks great every day thanks to its rich beauty which lasts throughout each season’s offerings (even winter!). All of this helps us Aberdeen Wedding Videographers capture the little moments that you will treasure forever.
Why I’m an Aberdeen Wedding Videographer
I always wanted to make films about people and places and when I heard an emotional bride’s mother say “The most beautiful things in life are not things; they’re people and memories” she inspired me with her words of wisdom and so I wanted my work to have the same emotional impact as her words did to me.
To see your father’s proud emotional smile during the first look. To hold your special partner in the air for the first dance. These moments are priceless, something to be cherished for generations to come. Through film you will never forget your story. When you pledged yourselves to one another before family and friends, seeing your family loved ones in motion and reliving the love shining through every glance and touch is ever priceless.
Whether you’re looking for something classic, modern or somewhere outside of society’s norms – I’ve got it covered! From city hotels to country manors and even in between; whether your event is an intimate wedding in the rural landscapes of Aberdeen, or a castle wedding of 100 plus guests – Michael Westcott Films is here to help create cinema quality films that capture every moment with precision enabling you to see those tender moments only film can produce.
Wedding Videography in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
Loretta + Darren
Lorreta Walker 🤵 Darren Walker 🏰 Aswanley Wedding Venue ⛪ Lossiemouth Baptist Church 💐 Robin’s Egg 🍔Val Morrison 📷 Jen Owens Images 👗 Angharad Bridal 🍦 Rizza’s Ice Cream 💇 Kenneth’s 💄 Lush Beauty 💌 Natalie Morrice 🚌 Deveron Coaches Ltd 🚗 GSM Wedding Cars 🎸 The Avenue
Kirsty + grant
Meldrum House Country Hotel, Aberdeenshire
👰 Kirsty Gauld 🤵 Grant Cameron 🏰 Meldrum House Country Hotel 📷 Rubislaw Studio 💐 Little Flower 🍰 Couture Wedding Cakes by Sweetcheeks Ltd ✨ One Day Events 👗 Angharad Bridal 💇♀️ Niki Royan Hair 💄 Julia Stronach Makeup 🪑 Dream Events by Sarah 🎸 Velvet Noir
Adele + Calum
👰 Adele Callan 🤵 Calum Creaney 🏰 Fasque House 📷 Holly Rose Photography 💐 Isla Duncan Florist 💇 Zoe Gordon Special Occasion Hair 💄 Jade Koemans Make Up Artist 👗 Sassi Holford from Ivory Grace Bridal – Ballymena Bridesmaids Dress 💃 Perfect Bridal Rooms 👱♀️ Humanist Society Scotland Ceremonies 🎷 Marshali Scott Music – Saxophonist 🎹 Corra 🏷️ Rebecca Barnett Wedding Design 🍰 Little Crumb Bakehouse 🥘 Sinclair’s Catering 💍 Sandy Menzies 🧴 Brown Sugar by Sam Milne 💅 Luxe Beauty by Leanne
Why couples book me for their wedding videography
I have had the pleasure of filming weddings throughout Aberdeen and Scotland for some truly amazing couples and all have loved the personal service, dedication and energy I provide to each and every one of them both before, during and after their wedding day. Check out the links below where you can see more of my style and approach, my wedding blog has a few examples of weddings I have shot. It also has wedding planning advice from previous brides. Please do check out My wedding videography packages so you can learn what you will receive when you make an investment with me to capture your day!
Regardless of the scenery of your wedding day, Aberdeen has it all for a visually striking display. The tears, laughter and special moments that swell with emotion are all beautifully captured through the lens of my camera. Working closely with he photographer I enjoy the challenge of finding the best light for each scene and I always aim for my style to be a kinematic and story driven approach rather than posed studio portraits. From dramatic seaside weddings or intimate country club ceremonies you can be sure that every detail will come out looking breathtaking.
If you don’t like being the centre of attention then you’re in luck! My filmmaking is done in a quiet and delicate way. Rather than using flashy equipment that would draw attention to myself as “the video guy” I prefer to work quietly with minimal cameras and focus on how each frame tells your own story.
If you seek me out on the day, I will usually be found in perfecting my stealthy videography skills. You may also find me quickly munching on a canapé which is one of my attempts to blend in with your guests… and because I get hungry after a busy morning.
Yet, please don’t worry – sometimes people mistake me for one of their wedding guests with an amazing camera so they won’t notice when I capture them being natural and just simply enjoying themselves. This allows me to capture the real moments you see in my wedding films above. You deserve to remember your wedding day in every detail, so you can hold on to this perfect moment forever. Your film will be a keepsake that you’ll treasure for years and pass down through generations as a heirloom from one committed couple celebrating their love with friends & family by their side.
How much does Wedding Videography in Aberdeen Cost?
at the end of the day it all comes down to your budget.
Budgeting for a wedding videographer is an important step in wedding planning. In order to figure out how much you can spend, it’s essential that before making your decision on who will capture your day that what style of videography do you prefer?
I would recommend looking through portfolios from several different wedding videographers until one catches your eye as “the perfect fit.” Then work towards figuring out just exactly where their pricing falls within your own budget.
I know from my experience that wedding videography is one of the most important aspects to capturing your big day. (Yes I am slightly biased here!) Moreover, I offer 3 all-day packages for competitive prices that will suit even those on a tighter budget. My prices start from £2000.
Additionally, all my packages include drone footage (where permitted) which you often have to pay extra for. I am also there all day so that I am able to capture everything! Please refer to my Wedding Videography Packages page for more information.
““From start to finish working with Mikey has been an absolute pleasure. Nothing has ever been too much bother and he went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was captured the way that we wanted. He really took time to get to know us and was brilliant at staying in contact. The results are incredible, we have both been blown away at how Mikey manages to put the footage together in a way that flows so well – we have seen previous work from Mikey and knew that was the style we wanted but for us it was so special to see that it was still so unique. Mikey makes sure everything is in fitting with the style of your wedding and doesn’t use a one size fits all method. So delighted and we have live footage of our nearest and dearest to treasure for a lifetime, something you can’t put a price on”
GEMMA + ALI
“Michael is a creative genius and we are absolutely delighted with the end product from him filming out wedding. Our journey started with Michael when we met him filming my best friends wedding. He was a lovely presence to be around on the wedding day and in no way over powering like other photographers/videographers. He fitted into the day well and even after the day many people were very complementary of him. After loving the footage he captured from that day we asked him to be part of our own day. Michael was actually the very first thing we secured after getting engaged and we knew how popular he was. From day 1 communication was excellent with responses coming in within 24 hours if not sooner. Even when face with covid and we had to change out date Michael was very accommodating. We had to change some suppliers with a change of date but Michael filming out day was the one thing we didn’t want to lose. We could not be more happy with our wedding video. We had a small wedding and questioned whether we should get a videographer…if you are in a similar situation the answer is always yes you should. Please take time to watch some of Michael’s video’s they really are something very special. Thank you again.”
LINDSAY + COLIN
“Michael – where do we even begin. Thank you so much for giving us not only a trailer, a highlights film but a full drive of speeches, ceremony, footage of our special day. These will be rewatched for years to come because we love them so much! Not only are you fab at what you do, your presence on the day was lovely. Such a nice genuine guy who we felt so comfortable with. If you do one thing for your wedding, book Michael! Thanks again.”
AMY + STEVE
“Choosing a videographer/photographer is honestly one of the most important decisions you can make when planning your wedding. These people are around all day so you have to like them and they have to have a positive influence on your day. Once the day is over it’s a complete blur – all you are left with is the video/photos of your day. Choose wisely – choose Michael Westcott Films! Michael is a genuinely lovely guy, who really cares and his attention to detail is second to none. He was also great with our two girls! Our Wedding Highlights video is perfection. It picks up every special moment in our day in such an amazing way. It brings the day back to life. Having this video to share with family and friends today (especially with a small wedding due to covid) and for future generations to look back on – it is more than we could have hoped for. Michael also gave us full videos of the Ceremony and the Speeches that were also creatively put together. We can’t wait to welcome Michael back for a proper highland Ceilidh! Thanks Michael, Mr and Mrs Peterkin”
ANNA + ROY