PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Hi there, my name is Gaetano and I am a professional wedding videographer based in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire. I am Italian, originally from the Amalfi Coast where I am still filming weddings over summer.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO START YOUR BUSINESS?
Filming is more than a passion for me; I have always been working in the wedding industry since the early age of 16. After working with other companies and various partnerships I have decided to start my own company in 2016 to be able to fully express myself and create films in my unique style.
HOW DOES YOUR TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
As videographers we donʼt only film but also do office work, such as editing, paperwork, updating social media pages and making sure to feed our office cat . From a few years I also do corporate jobs which keeps me busy manly during week days.
WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB?
I think the best part of my job is the feeling that I get from it. Each wedding is special and hearing all the stories of the amazing couples and seeing their families happy and proud, really reminds me that being able to capture those moments for them to relive and cherish them forever is why I love this job. Another thing that makes me very happy is reading my customersʼ reviews and feedback after watching their wedding films, few below:
Gaetano- you are a genius!
I spoke for 95% of the day and you my friend, managed to catch me with my mouth closed on that 5%!
I thought the video would be nice to watch when it arrived… I did not expect to ball my eyes out each time I watched it!
The song, the people you captured, the way you edited this film absolutely melted my heart! Each time I watch it, I feel like I am there at Gate Street Barn, the same feelings I felt that day come back.
I can feel myself getting upset typing this, you did such a brilliant job! Iʼve never cried so many happy tears!!
I am forever grateful I met you Gaetano, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for having such an amazing skill
We would recommend Gaetano in a flash!!
We found Gaetano by complete chance and having him with us throughout such an incredible day was so easy, he is very kind and quiet and fitted in around the photographer and us with ease and was very professional.
We are truly blown away by his video and will treasure the memories he caught for us, always. Five gold stars from us!!
Donʼt you think these make you feeling special? Yes, they do to me and they always charge my batteries.
AND WHAT IS THE WORST PART?
I would say unforeseen circumstances on wedding days can be our worse enemy, but with a bit of experience everything can be sorted. It is really important to not panic but be focused on what is happening.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOUʼVE BEEN GIVEN?
Always work hard if you want to achieve your goals and make your dreams true in your life. There is not a shortcut for it, but hard work always pays off!
WHAT WOULD YOU WANT COUPLES TO KNOW ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
I am the guy that always has a plan B, when I work for a project or for any plan, I have in my life I like to be ready for anything so whenever something unexpected happens, I am ready for it!
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES PLANNING A WEDDING?
Make sure you enjoy your day and make some memorable moments. Donʼt be too worried about guests or checking if the day is running perfect leave your bridesmaids, groomsmen or wedding planner worried about it, it is your special day it will only last 12 hours, enjoy it as much as you can!
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU DIDNʼT WORK IN THE WEDDING INDUSTRY?
If I was not working in the wedding industry, I would probably be a musician or work in the music industry as I love singing, playing instruments and making music!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR TIME OFF?
When you spend too much time in the office you definitely want to go out and relax and trying to take all your stress out. I like to go out in the fields with my bike and taste the nature and wild life, but of course my camera will be always with me ready to capture the nature and its amazing colours.
Holidays take a big part in my life, I am always traveling around the world and I like to visit the Latin America at least once a year, Mexico is my favourite place. I am zipline fan :)
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
I am not sure where I will see myself in 10 years, at moment I am enjoying being a wedding videographer and I am hoping I can grow my business further in the future.