Wedding Video Reviews
Check out all the lovely things our customers have said about Shotover Wedding Films!
We love working with our clients and work hard to make sure we create a cinematic, beautiful and personal wedding videos… but don’t just take our word for it, here’s a few reviews and testimonials from our clients.
ELOPEMENT FEATURE FILM - 18 . 03 . 18
"Pete and James were incredible, they made us comfortable right away and we felt like we spent the day with our good friends. We laughed the whole time and wished the day didn’t go by so fast. They helped us with recommendations on makeup/hair/helicopters. They had a great relationship with everyone we encountered for the day, we really can’t say enough good things about our experience. ❤️❤️❤️If you’re booking a videographer, they’re your guys!"
Elopement SHORT STORY - 23 . 11 . 17
"Working with Shotover on our wedding day was the easiest thing in the world. We were worried that it would feel a bit “forced”, but nothing could be further from the truth! They made us feel relaxed and comfortable, and were an absolute pleasure to be around. I would highly recommend Shotover to anyone and everyone.
PS - our video was better than we ever could’ve imagined! Thank you"
full day feature film - 08 . 03 . 18
"No words can describe how amazing these guys are! Pete and James made our day so much fun and captured it perfectly. If you’re looking for a team that listen to your ideas, keep you relaxed and provide a video that’ll give you goose bumps then this is it. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. I cannot recommend them enough !!!"
SARKA +GeorGE- QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VIDEO
Elopement SHORT STORY - 27 . 11 . 17
"You guys are just awesome! We loved having you on our wedding day! You guys were so much fun to spend the day with (and George didn't make it any easy for you :)) Highly recommended!!!
We totally love the video!! Its just amazing, thank you so so much! Absolutely perfect! It was such a great day and we are so glad you were part of it.
We’ll totally recommend you to everyone!"
FULL DAY WEDDING FEATURE FILM - 29 . 09 . 16
"Beyond excited and you did not disappoint! A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Nailed everything that we wanted to catch about the day. The footage is incredible and we love how it caught how much fun we all had that day!
We are so thrilled with the video and can’t wait to share it with our family and friends, especially those who couldn't make it. Also a massive thank you for being part of our day, you two were such legends making us feel so comfortable and fit in so well with our friends & family! There was not one part of the day we would change, we loved every minute. Also how lucky we are to get this so soon after the wedding.
Let us know when we can start sharing that link with friends & family. We don’t want to change a thing about the video- it is PERFECT.
We also can’t wait to see the videos of the speeches. Loved the final part of the video, such a funny way to end it!"
Elopement SHORT STORY - 27 . 04 . 17
"It's really quiet hard to put into words just how amazing these guys are. We had them along for the ride at our wedding, and WOW!..Based on what we had seen on this page and their website, we knew their work was amazing, but you never quiet understand until you are the people in the video. They made us feel relaxed and comfortable, and we were able to have a laugh with them. We definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a quality video of their special occasion. You will not be disappointed!!!"
FULL DAY WEDDING FEATURE FILM - 04 . 03 . 17
"Where to even start! We were umming and ahhing over whether or not to add videographers into our already squeezed wedding budget, but I can tell you that these two are worth every penny and more!
Pete and James can literally be compared to nobody else in their field. They both have the most incredible passion for what they do, and it shows in every detail of the finished product. They just know what to do and how to do it! It was an absolute pleasure having them accompany the wedding party, and guests during our big day - they fitted in seamlessly and had cracker chat and humour.
We are so pleased with the final product and cannot wait to share this outstanding memoir in the years to come
I don't even know what else to say than you NEED Pete and James to capture your big day!"
Elopement SHORT STORY - 24 . 01 . 17
"This past January James & Pete filmed our wedding video, and what a fantastic job they did! They were so fun and amazing to work with, our entire day consisted of non-stop laughing and pure joy. We are both soooo grateful and appreciative of what Pete & James did for us, the video is PERFECT, they captured all of the best moments, and really put in 150% effort to get the best shots. Thank you so so much for all you have done for us, you both were so awesome to work with and you made our day that much more special :) Cheers Guys!!"
PHOTOS + FEATURE FILM - 22 . 11 . 15
"Awesome, awesome video guys! We are so happy and amazed by it! We watched it over and over again last night and barely slept. Thank you so much for capturing the emotions and what we wanted to say and show to our loved ones. This is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much!
Here are the few reasons why we enjoyed working with them:
1. Professionalism - First meeting with James and Rhi, they took minutes of our preferences! They also suggested a second meet up closer to the wedding to ensure they have got everything right. Pete and James were very clear and prompt in their email communication with us. I'm quite a control freak bride (or everyday) so this is a big plus for me.
2. Ability to do both Photography and Videography - not many businesses does that in Queenstown and Wanaka region. In fact we were searching for a long time before we found them. IMO, the lesser vendors you have to deal with for the wedding the better.
3. Service - Both Pete and James went above and beyond what we engaged them for. We have spoken to a few photographers in the area and most were bean counting on what they will provide in terms of final product and services and these 2 guys just keep coming back and offering to do more for us without us having to ask!
4. Pricing - It would be a great challenge to find a better deal than these guys in this part of the world. They are very upfront on the pricing and not sneaky by trying to throw in extra cost for littlest things.
5. Process - We hate cheesey videos and photos. These guys did candid shots and recordings of us. Never once we felt staged or embarrassed. They are really fun to work with! And nothing is too much trouble for them.
6. Final product - it's kickass, I'm not saying this because it features my wedding but it's bloody damm good. Bear in mind the subjects are not model material. LOL...
7. Kindness - They keep their cost so freaking low so that we can have money left to donate to Cancer Society! How cool is that?!
Ok, I can go on and on but I'll stop here before you get bored with this review. In short, we enjoyed working with Shotover Media and will definitely engage them again for our future personal and business requirements."
Full Day Feature Film - 27 . 10 . 17
"WOW. You guys have done an incredible job. We LOVE the video - it perfectly captures the feeling of the day. It's very apt that opens and closes with me crying. I can't get through watching it without crying either... ;)
Thank you so much for agreeing to be a part of our day. We loved having you there, and we're so, so pleased we chose you guys. We just cannot thank you enough for what you have produced! "
elopement short story - 03 . 10 . 17
"We are absolutely gobsmacked- the video is gorgeous and you are so very talented! Thank you so much for everything you have put into our video from the filming to the editing - we are so appreciative! We are looking forward to showing all of our friends and both of our families - I am sure there will lots of tears shed.
Thanks again legends! You have truly outdone yourselves and I will be recommending your services to all I know"
FULL DAY FEATURE FILM - 25 . 02 . 18
""The video is really amazing, thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job! We showed Mum and Dad the video tonight and they loved it!
We really enjoyed working with you guys, and thanks so much for coming up on the Heli with us on the Tuesday, we love all the shots from that day."
Ashlyn + Jaques- Wanaka WEDDING VIDEO
Elopement SHORT STORY - 3 . 08 . 17
"You guys are bloody incredible !!!
Thank you so much for being there on me and Buddas big day and creating such an amazing video that we love so so Much !!
So glad we choose you!
You need more recognition for your work it's amazing I wish you guys so more Much success and happiness ,wanaka forever"
FULL DAY WEDDING SHORT STORY - 02 . 12 . 16
"In all honesty Alice and I have watched the video pretty much everyday, often multiple times in a row….. and we like it more and more each time, it honestly is perfect you guys really captured the day and really nailed what we were hoping for. You would have defiantly got an 11/10 on Alice’s school teachers rating….
I am pretty sure this is Alice’s favourite thing from the wedding day and I don’t really have the words that can express how grateful I am for how happy this video has made her. We both love it, we can see and really appreciate the effort you put in to the editing the entire video is amazing.
This review is pretty hard…. not that reviewing how amazing James and Pete’s work is, rather trying to ensure the review lives up to the perfect video they created for us, of our wedding.
In short (if you don’t want to read a more detailed review below) it honestly is really hard to explain just how perfectly James and Pete captured, edited and presented our wedding video. Their eye for detail and ability to ensure the finished product not only captured the day but reflected us as a couple was spot on! The finished product was far FAR beyond our wildest expectations…. The video they made for us, the way they perfectly captured all the emotions of our day is something we will treasure forever. Can not recommended them highly enough…. In fact you can stop reading and contact them now… (or if you want you can read a bit more of how great they were below)….
In more detail, their work is meticulous both on the day and in editing. The shots they got on our wedding day when we were on top of the mountains are absolutely breathtaking, they clearly have a brilliant eye for capturing how beautiful the scenery was which was important to us.
Whilst their mountain and landscape shots are amazing, what I personally am most grateful for was their ability to read us as a couple and know (without being told… sorry boys we didn’t make that easy for you) what moments (no matter how small or subtle) were important/sentimental to us and their ability to capture these in a way that really reflected us.
The way the final video was edited visually is incredible, the song choice amazing, the interludes of voice-over from the day all so perfect.
It was important to us that we were comfortable with everyone we would be working with and from the first time we sat down to discuss what we wanted (not that we really knew) James and Pete really put any concerns we had to rest. They had a real knack of not only knowing what would work from a video capturing aspect but interacting in a way that ensured we were relaxed and I’m sure this was reflected in footage they shot.
From a personal level they were great, it is clear to see that they are not only passionate about what they do but also enjoy it. We found them to be professional on time, always had a smile on their faces and complemented our photographer well. They either have a great sense of humour or did really well at pretending to laugh at our jokes…. Thanks for the amazing work, it is something that we not only love now but will always have to look back on!
"WOW WOW WOW!!!!!
Guys this is absolutely incredible. I seriously love every single second of it. It was Gareth's idea to get married in NZ, it was my idea to get a videographer - thank god we listened to each other!!
You have captured the day so perfectly and I love how happy everyone is. Athol's voiceover at the start is so special and my god that scenery! That footage on top of the mountain is breathtaking and I'm so glad our family & friends can experience it like we did.
Thank you for capturing the best day of our lives!!"
HELI WEDDING SHORT FILM - 18 . 06 . 16
"5* Pete and James created a video of our wedding, all I can say is that the work was brilliant. The intricate details, natural footage and moments that were captured were priceless. We had a load of fun filming throughout the day and the guys made the day even more special with their friendly nature and making us feel comfortable. I've had so many comments on the quality and style of the video. I would highly recommend Pete and James."
SHORT STORY - 21 . 09 . 16
"Wow! We love it. You have definitely captured our love and happiness on the day so thank you for everything - Shotover Wedding Films, Pete and James! We had an amazing experience with two positive, professional and experienced film making geniuses who were able capture the best day of our lives and pack it into a short film that we, our families and friends love."
HELI WEDDING FEATURE FILM - 21 . 04 . 16
"Our wedding day was absolutely magical. Every single detail was perfect from the beginning to the end, and I’m so glad we have Shotover Media there to capture it. They made us feel comfortable from the moment we met them, and always went the extra mile to be helpful. They are able to tell a story through their video in a very unique way. Our video was so…US smile emoticon I give Shotover my highest recommendation. I would use them again in a heartbeat!"
19 . 03 .16
"Thanks so much for the photos, they are absolutely brilliant, we couldn't have asked for anything better. So many great shots to choose from! Love all the shots of our guests enjoying themselves. We had a look through the full set of photo's over the weekend, and we are really happy with them. You have done a great job of capturing all elements of our day, it was great to see a bunch of candid shots of our guests too. There are an impressive amount of photos and the quality is excellent. You guys were a blast to work with and your dedication to helping us have a great day was really appreciated."
HELI WEDDING SHORT STORY - 02 . 12 . 15
"Guys, you out did yourself and captured the day perfectly. We're both so lucky that you guys were available to shoot our big day. We really honestly love the video. I literally cried and had looped the video so many times since you sent it. I can't be more thrilled. You have been amazing to work with. Add that to some amazing landscape and it was just magical. So so happy to have found you guys. Thanks again for everything!"
STOP MOTION FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY - 23 . 01 . 16
"We're really happy with all the photos and the video. You guys did a great job and made us feel really comfortable on the day. All our family, friends, and friends of friends, have been raving about the video. We also used one of your snaps for the front of our thank you cards for all our guests.Thanks again for everything and look forward to catching up and working together in the future."
- 30 . 01 . 16
5* "We used Shotover Media as our wedding photographers and would recommend to anyone without hesitation! Both Pete and James (and their assistant Michelle) were all true professionals, they listened to what we wanted, were discreet on the day and delivered us hundreds of absolutely incredible photos! Above all, they are all genuine people with a true passion for what they do. Humbling to also know that although presenting a very competitive quote that a portion still goes to charity, shows you what great people they are! Thank you for capturing our special day so spectacularly."
HOWARD + LISA - QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VIDEO
ELOPEMENT FEATURE FILM - 02 . 10 . 16
"Thanks so much for your brilliant job, Pete & James! We watched again and again since received it this morning. All family members were surprised about the film. Couldn't have been better. We got everything we were looking for. Highly recommend to everyone! The video is real warm and sweet. Thank you for creating this video that we can keep and watch through our lives. "
FULL DAY WEDDING FEATURE FILM - 10 . 12 . 16
"OMG! We love it so much!!! It's flawless! You guys are the BEST!!! Now all our friends are thinking of getting married in NZ! Lol!
The film is beautiful guys... it is something that we will treasure forever. My family were crying when they watched it.. I'm so proud of you guys. I truly am. It takes a lot of talent and imagination to make a wedding film tell a story and capture real characters at the same time..
I love it so much! Here in Australia, I'm your ambassador. I will promote you guys to everyone that I know... There are wedding videographers, and then there's the talented filmmakers who are passionate about their Art.
I love you guys and we will always remember you and will always be eternally grateful.."
BEN + REBECCA - QUEENSTOWN WEDDING VIDEO
SHORT STORY - 23 . 01 . 16
"The video is amazing, couldn't have asked for anything more. Can't wait to show family and friends. Thank you once again. It was lovey. Highly recommended.."