It’s true, we don’t look like your typical videographer + photographer hipster types, we don’t sip on organic fairtrade coffee – it’s whichever pods are on special at Pak n Save, or a pot of tea. We don’t ride bicycles to meetings around Auckland – we live in the ‘burbs, so it’s people movers to and from home, school, basketball practice, events and home again.
But, our work speaks for itself. Our shooting style is a dichotomy of intimacy and cinematography, with a focus on people, gorgeous details and the often missed small moments which may seem unimportant now, but become deeply treasured reverie.
There are lots of wedding videographers + photographers to choose from, but what sets us apart is that we are married, joyously for more than 15 years, which means we know as a married couple, what we want to remember from a wedding day, we know where the magic moments are hiding, and we know what we want to show to our children (and one day grandchildren) of the moment our brand new family begun, when we became Mr & Mrs Hall.
Gray is a professional video editor, film-making long before digital this and HD that. His craft is old world, time consuming but each edit is lovingly treated as if his own. He edits with such care and skill, that the heart and personality of our couples, clients and their special moments shines through.
My background is marketing and design, so along with the title of videographer + photographer, I also love being the voice at the other end of the phone or email, exploring all the possibilities of our clients’ events, and tinkering around on the laptop with accounts and social media.
Although we are a small team, we have a network of wildly talented friends we can tap into if we need to add to it. And because this is our full-time thing, with no hubby or wife with a 9 to 5 on the side to fall back on, it means our commitment and attention to each project is present and absolute.
We are romantics, and we love what we do – it means we get the privilege of attending all sorts of amazing events where we are the eyes of posterity. When it’s time for editing, we are at home in the edit suite, but most importantly; we are at home with our three kids, while they’re still young. There’s no better place.
Although we have been strictly videography in the past, we also recognise that couples + clients love the ease of being able to have a film + photo team who work together seamlessly. So, we’re now offering photography (that’s me!) to complement and complete our film packages. Being that videography is still our primary focus, we don’t currently do photography only gigs, but I can definitely recommend incredible photographers who do! We are also more than happy to work alongside other photographers if you’re looking to have us just film your day!
Moving Films are based in Auckland, but we love the excitement, variety and new vistas that a destination wedding brings, both here in NZ and around the Pacific. If you’re curious where we’re at, just enquire – we might be in your neck of the woods for your Big Day!