Discover how to achieve a memorable wedding video with the creator of Love Drunk Films, the brand crafting unique films for real and authentic love stories.

A wedding video is one of the few things that remains after the celebrations are over, making it a crucial element to get right to ensure that you preserve those special memories forever.

Casey Morton of Love Drunk Films knows this all too well and has some great advice on how to prepare and achieve the perfect wedding video that is a true and genuine representation of a love story.

Love Drunk Films takes a unique approach to wedding videography by focusing on capturing authentic moments and emotions in a natural and unobtrusive way. Casey is passionate about love, storytelling, and the couples he works with, and the final product is a testament to that.

We caught up with Casey to talk about his creative process, inspirations, advice and some frequently asked questions by couples looking to tie the knot.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you love?

I’m a photographer and videographer based in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Like most people who grew up in this area, I am happiest when I’m in and around the ocean. Now that I have a small family, my wife Emma, two boys – Cooper and Hudson, as well as Kalani our very vocal but awesome cat.

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More relevant to films, and probably a bit cliché, but I’m inspired by stories, both hearing them and telling them. Stories come in all forms, from the casual catch-ups with mates at the pub to the little adventures your kids tell you at the end of the day, through to the big milestone events that are formative to us as humans, I think it is important that we tell these stories as they are what help bring our memories to life. Hence why I am passionate about doing this for people.

How long have you been in working as a videographer and what made you take up this career?

I’ve been creating wedding films now for three years and helping brands tell their story now for about four. Again, for me, it’s one of those passions where I get to create stories for people, which in itself is an extremely rewarding experience. That and it’s a hell of a lot of fun. In terms of weddings, there are very few people who get to be a part of someone’s special day, and as a filmmaker, I get to be there, help tell the story, and have a lot of fun doing so.

What is one of your most memorable experiences as a videographer?

Every wedding is different in its own way, and all of them have a moment that is either laugh-out-loud hilarious or hold-back-the-tears emotional. The one that jumps out for me though is the wedding of Alissar and Karim, who got married at The Grounds in Alexandria. After a fun morning of getting ready surrounded by family and friends, the couple drove off in a beautiful black Mustang. It was a rainy day and as I followed a minute or two behind, I was wondering why there was so much traffic. A minute later I found out why, unfortunately, the couple had crashed the Mustang and absolutely totalled it. It was frightening. The good news? The couple were totally fine and it ended up making for a very funny story for them to tell their friends, and for me to share in the film. I don’t recommend crashing a car on your wedding day though.

What makes Love Drunk Films Different?

As someone who did a huge, overseas, big-budget wedding, I often think back about what I remember that day. It’s an absolute blur. Everything happens so fast and most of my memories of the day are limited to what happens when things calm down, after the ceremony. I also remember how much fun it was, to party with our friends late into the night. This is what inspires my approach to wedding films.

Weddings are emotional and romantic, but for me, above all else, they are celebrations. Celebrations that are, more often than not, shared with a bunch of people who mean everything to the couple. So I am to make films that reflect this, the celebratory nature, the fun, the laughs as well as the romantic undertone. Underpinning all of this is doing my best to tell the unique story of the two people in love.

All of our films start and end with our couples. I get to know them from the moment of booking, through to the last dance, to find out all about their love story. I use this to drive the understanding of what the film should look like. I record speeches, random audio, and interviews that are weaved into the film so the story of the day is told through the couple’s own words.

Who are your clients?

My clients are people who want a film that will be both romantic and full of energy, who want to do things differently, who are easy-going and who love having a good time. They may be reserved and shy or they may be the outgoing type, but as long as they are willing to have fun with things, then I want to work with them.

What are your tips when it comes to choosing your videographer?

Pick someone who you feel comfortable with. Not only will your videographer be with you all day, but they are going to be interacting with guests, family and anyone else who might be around, so pick someone with some personality and who you think you can get along with. I think of it as the pub test – would you be down with hanging with this person at the pub, having a beer? If so, pick them! I pride myself on getting the best out of everyone, even the shyest of couples because im always down to have fun, which lightens the mood and helps keep everything relaxed.

You should also pick a videographer who, where possible, matches the style of your photographer, both in terms of personality and imagery. These two will become a team, so you want team players who will work well together.  As a videographer, I love to be introduced to the photographer by email or socials before the wedding, so I can touch base with them and get to know them a little. At the end of the day, we both want the same thing – a couple who have an amazing wedding day.

What’s the best way to prepare for photography and video on the day?

It’s really important to get comfortable with your videographer before the day comes so that you know what to expect when the big day arrives. I meet with all of my couples for a beer, wine, coffee or thick shake before the big day, not just to talk about the wedding, but more as a way of us getting to know each other.

Create a timeline with some flexibility built in, and do this alongside your photographer and videographer so that everyone is on the same page. They will have the expertise and knowledge to guide you on things you may not have thought of. But once you lock this in, let the photographer and videographer own it on the day. The key to amazing imagery is for you to be as relaxed and worry-free on the day as possible. Remember, on your wedding day, the only thing that matters is that you end up married at some point. Everything else is flexible. So try not to sweat the small stuff. Give people ownership of the things you don’t need to worry about and just have fun.

To learn more visit the Love Drunk Films Website and Love Drunk Films Instagram.