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James Knightly Films

Philadelphia , PA
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ABOUT US

You are the most important character in each others' lives; therefore your wedding film should portray you as such. As a freelance cinematographer, I'm blessed with a job where I get to... Read more
You are the most important character in each others' lives; therefore your wedding film should portray you as such. As a freelance cinematographer, I'm blessed with a job where I get to shoot commercials one week, and two people in love the next. My industry experience sets me apart from the crowd and allows me to craft a film that's uniquely you.

I offer complete packages and love tailoring them to your exact specifications. Visit my website, www.jamesknightly.com, or shoot me an email at james@jamesknightly.com. Read less
Videography

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Yes, but it is not required. I offer an in-person consultation so clients can communicate their tastes and wishes for the film, as well as to go over details of the wedding day.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, I don't call it James Knightly Films for nothing! :)
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, I do not. Your wedding day takes priority and I do not spread myself too thin.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely, I am extremely meticulous in this regard.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Yes, it is available as a package extra and is transferred to an external hard drive.

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NJBride712
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
James and Laura shot our wedding this past weekend and were absolutely wonderful. Throughout the entirety of the 12-hour day, they not only remained professional but also were so much fun to work with. They worked seamlessly with our photographers, as if they had been working together for years! They provided great direction during the bridal party photos and also managed to blend into the background during our reception. Despite their continued presence on the dance floor, many of our guests had no idea there was even a videographer there.

We cannot wait to see what James and Laura put together for us, and would highly recommend their services to anyone who is looking for an authentic and special film to capture their big day. They really were an absolute pleasure to work with.
James and Laura shot our wedding this past weekend and were absolutely wonderful. Throughout the entirety of the 12-hour Read more...
James and Laura shot our wedding this past weekend and were absolutely wonderful. Throughout the entirety of the 12-hour day, they not only remained professional but also were so much fun to work with. They worked seamlessly with our photographers, as if they had been working together for years! They provided great direction during the bridal party photos and also managed to blend into the background during our reception. Despite their continued presence on the dance floor, many of our guests had no idea there was even a videographer there.

We cannot wait to see what James and Laura put together for us, and would highly recommend their services to anyone who is looking for an authentic and special film to capture their big day. They really were an absolute pleasure to work with. Read less
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Dena
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that we hired James for our wedding day videography. His professionalism was evident from the moment we first contacted him. James responded to our inquiries promptly and was proactive about communicating with us about our expectations before the day of the event. On our wedding day, James was friendly, flexible and accommodating to our schedule. The final product looks amazing! James captured all the important moments of the day beautifully. He truly has an artistic vision.
We are so happy that we hired James for our wedding day videography. His professionalism was evident from the moment we Read more...
We are so happy that we hired James for our wedding day videography. His professionalism was evident from the moment we first contacted him. James responded to our inquiries promptly and was proactive about communicating with us about our expectations before the day of the event. On our wedding day, James was friendly, flexible and accommodating to our schedule. The final product looks amazing! James captured all the important moments of the day beautifully. He truly has an artistic vision. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
James was a professional and very accommodating throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend James for any even that you want captured on film. The highlight film was amazing and everyone we show it to gives it rave reviews.
James was a professional and very accommodating throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend James for any even Read more...
James was a professional and very accommodating throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend James for any even that you want captured on film. The highlight film was amazing and everyone we show it to gives it rave reviews. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
James and Laura were an absolute pleasure to work with. From the first time my husband and I met with James in his studio throughout the months leading up to our big day and even after, we could always count on a quick and helpful response to an email question or phone call. James truly takes the time to get to know the couples he works with to figure out how to capture the little things that make such big moments. Not only are these two amazing at what they do, but they have fun doing it. If you have read James's bio on his website, he has been described as a camera-wielding-ninja. It's true. He is stealthy and you hardly notice his presence, but DAMN! When you see your wedding video, you're going to wonder how you didn't take more notice of James. What he captures is perfect. I can honestly say that a smile was plastered on my face the entire time I watched my 3 minute trailer, my 12 minute highlight film and even the clips of 10 hours worth of coverage. James and Laura are phenomenal and I would recommend them to ANYONE without reservation. We could not be more thrilled with the quality of work James and Laura provided and we are absolutely in love with our videos.
James and Laura were an absolute pleasure to work with. From the first time my husband and I met with James in his studio Read more...
James and Laura were an absolute pleasure to work with. From the first time my husband and I met with James in his studio throughout the months leading up to our big day and even after, we could always count on a quick and helpful response to an email question or phone call. James truly takes the time to get to know the couples he works with to figure out how to capture the little things that make such big moments. Not only are these two amazing at what they do, but they have fun doing it. If you have read James's bio on his website, he has been described as a camera-wielding-ninja. It's true. He is stealthy and you hardly notice his presence, but DAMN! When you see your wedding video, you're going to wonder how you didn't take more notice of James. What he captures is perfect. I can honestly say that a smile was plastered on my face the entire time I watched my 3 minute trailer, my 12 minute highlight film and even the clips of 10 hours worth of coverage. James and Laura are phenomenal and I would recommend them to ANYONE without reservation. We could not be more thrilled with the quality of work James and Laura provided and we are absolutely in love with our videos. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My wife is a wedding planner and put quite a lot of thought into choosing the right person to capture the emotional roller coaster that was to be our wedding day. From the moment we reached out to James, we were dealt with in the most professional and courteous manner, which is a breath of fresh air in such a competitive industry. We both felt that we wanted to combine a conversational element into our video, so we could capture each moment in the realest sense. If you look at James’s work you will immediately see that he is an artist and a master of capturing people as they really are. He customized a package for our budget and our needs. On the day of our wedding, James and his wife were absolutely in the zone. First off, they are the sweetest, warmest people you will ever meet. They were full of smiles and oozed tranquility, which we both needed that day. They captured EVERY moment perfectly and we barely even noticed that James was there. He was like a focused whisper. He worked with our photographer like they were a well oiled machine and they had just met that afternoon. When we got our video back we were breathless. It was a work of art. A masterpiece. He captured the mood, the esthetic,and our personalities perfectly. I swear we watched the video 150 times the first week. The way James weaved music, conversation, and beautiful camera work still amazes us. Two weeks after our highlight video was delivered to us, we received a package in the mail from James. He sent a full hard-drive with uncut footage, and several personalized professional DVD’s for our archive. We are still finding hilarious and heart warning clips from our raw cut footage. If James is available for your wedding date BOOK HIM NOW. It will be the best decision you make with respect to your wedding day. You will have the most talented and professional videographer out there, who will create a timeless piece of art for you and your spouse to enjoy for the rest of your life.
My wife is a wedding planner and put quite a lot of thought into choosing the right person to capture the emotional roller Read more...
My wife is a wedding planner and put quite a lot of thought into choosing the right person to capture the emotional roller coaster that was to be our wedding day. From the moment we reached out to James, we were dealt with in the most professional and courteous manner, which is a breath of fresh air in such a competitive industry. We both felt that we wanted to combine a conversational element into our video, so we could capture each moment in the realest sense. If you look at James’s work you will immediately see that he is an artist and a master of capturing people as they really are. He customized a package for our budget and our needs. On the day of our wedding, James and his wife were absolutely in the zone. First off, they are the sweetest, warmest people you will ever meet. They were full of smiles and oozed tranquility, which we both needed that day. They captured EVERY moment perfectly and we barely even noticed that James was there. He was like a focused whisper. He worked with our photographer like they were a well oiled machine and they had just met that afternoon. When we got our video back we were breathless. It was a work of art. A masterpiece. He captured the mood, the esthetic,and our personalities perfectly. I swear we watched the video 150 times the first week. The way James weaved music, conversation, and beautiful camera work still amazes us. Two weeks after our highlight video was delivered to us, we received a package in the mail from James. He sent a full hard-drive with uncut footage, and several personalized professional DVD’s for our archive. We are still finding hilarious and heart warning clips from our raw cut footage. If James is available for your wedding date BOOK HIM NOW. It will be the best decision you make with respect to your wedding day. You will have the most talented and professional videographer out there, who will create a timeless piece of art for you and your spouse to enjoy for the rest of your life. Read less
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Megan&Katie
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with James! From start to finish, he was friendly, professional, and flexible. We felt at ease with him the first time we talked with him over the phone. He gladly worked with us to make sure that everything we wanted was included (we wanted a hybrid of 2 of the packages he offers). James was amazing on the day of our wedding - very easy to work with and integrated seamlessly into our day with our photographer, wedding party, and all the other various vendors. Most of our guests didn’t even know that we had a videographer until they saw the trailer and we almost forgot he was there most of the time, too! The final product was just perfect. It was more than we could have ever hoped for and everyone who sees it RAVES about how wonderfully it was put together (in addition to admitting that it brought them to tears)! We’ve watched the trailer and highlights film countless times since we got them and have a big smile on our faces each and every time.

James is simply the best - we could not recommend him more highly!
We could not have been happier with James! From start to finish, he was friendly, professional, and flexible. We felt at Read more...
We could not have been happier with James! From start to finish, he was friendly, professional, and flexible. We felt at ease with him the first time we talked with him over the phone. He gladly worked with us to make sure that everything we wanted was included (we wanted a hybrid of 2 of the packages he offers). James was amazing on the day of our wedding - very easy to work with and integrated seamlessly into our day with our photographer, wedding party, and all the other various vendors. Most of our guests didn’t even know that we had a videographer until they saw the trailer and we almost forgot he was there most of the time, too! The final product was just perfect. It was more than we could have ever hoped for and everyone who sees it RAVES about how wonderfully it was put together (in addition to admitting that it brought them to tears)! We’ve watched the trailer and highlights film countless times since we got them and have a big smile on our faces each and every time.

James is simply the best - we could not recommend him more highly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were absolutely thrilled with James Knightly throughout the wedding planning process, wedding day and video that we received after. Prior to the wedding, James Knightly was very responsive to any inquiries that we had and he also met with us to discuss what we were hoping to capture on video throughout the day. We recently received our video and we could not be happier with the quality. We love that we have our own trailer for our wedding and we were very happy with the parts of the wedding that were included in the highlight video. It is the perfect way to relive our special day. We could not have been happier with our decision to use James and Knightly and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a videographer for their wedding
We were absolutely thrilled with James Knightly throughout the wedding planning process, wedding day and video that we Read more...
We were absolutely thrilled with James Knightly throughout the wedding planning process, wedding day and video that we received after. Prior to the wedding, James Knightly was very responsive to any inquiries that we had and he also met with us to discuss what we were hoping to capture on video throughout the day. We recently received our video and we could not be happier with the quality. We love that we have our own trailer for our wedding and we were very happy with the parts of the wedding that were included in the highlight video. It is the perfect way to relive our special day. We could not have been happier with our decision to use James and Knightly and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a videographer for their wedding Read less
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Brian & Marisa
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not be more satisfied with everything. We will be hard pressed to find any single thing other than your work that will be the most cherished and most revisited item from our wedding. We plan on shackling everyone we know to a couch to make them watch this repeatedly with us (like a 3 year old wanting to always watch the same damn movie to the point of exhaustion...).

If anyone was considering a videographer for their wedding, and is unsure if it was worth it, I urge you to spend 10 minutes talking with James. Throughout the entire process he was no less than wonderful.

Our wedding has quite detail oriented and we were quite specific with our photographer, DJ, florist and reception site staff, however, having James as our videographer was great...we felt so comfortable with him that we gave him full creativity to do as he pleased, everything turned out perfect.
We could not be more satisfied with everything. We will be hard pressed to find any single thing other than your work that Read more...
We could not be more satisfied with everything. We will be hard pressed to find any single thing other than your work that will be the most cherished and most revisited item from our wedding. We plan on shackling everyone we know to a couch to make them watch this repeatedly with us (like a 3 year old wanting to always watch the same damn movie to the point of exhaustion...).

If anyone was considering a videographer for their wedding, and is unsure if it was worth it, I urge you to spend 10 minutes talking with James. Throughout the entire process he was no less than wonderful.

Our wedding has quite detail oriented and we were quite specific with our photographer, DJ, florist and reception site staff, however, having James as our videographer was great...we felt so comfortable with him that we gave him full creativity to do as he pleased, everything turned out perfect. Read less
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ava
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
James Knightly is amazing! His work is breathtaking and flawless. The easiest part of planning my wedding my wedding was working with James! What a wonderful feeling it is to relive the best day of your life ! No need to look any further ...James is the Best of the BEST!!
James Knightly is amazing! His work is breathtaking and flawless. The easiest part of planning my wedding my wedding was Read more...
James Knightly is amazing! His work is breathtaking and flawless. The easiest part of planning my wedding my wedding was working with James! What a wonderful feeling it is to relive the best day of your life ! No need to look any further ...James is the Best of the BEST!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
James was wonderful to work with! He was professional and responsible from the get-go, and his artistic style absolutely matched our vision. He was flexible and easy to work with, allowing us to select the best package for our needs. And on the day of the wedding he was wonderful - calm and in good spirits. Just the kind of vendor you want to have around. His work is beautiful and we've already recommended him to friends!
James was wonderful to work with! He was professional and responsible from the get-go, and his artistic style absolutely Read more...
James was wonderful to work with! He was professional and responsible from the get-go, and his artistic style absolutely matched our vision. He was flexible and easy to work with, allowing us to select the best package for our needs. And on the day of the wedding he was wonderful - calm and in good spirits. Just the kind of vendor you want to have around. His work is beautiful and we've already recommended him to friends! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
James Knightly did an amazing job with our wedding video! He was absolutely one of the best vendors we hired for our special day. We were always able to count on James to be prompt, professional, and flexible. From the initial contact all the way until delivery of the video, he was responsive and attentive. James took time to edit our video and took extra steps to make sure we were satisfied with the final outcome. We couldn't of asked for a better vendor. My husband and I are super happy with James' services and would highly recommend him to anyone.
James Knightly did an amazing job with our wedding video! He was absolutely one of the best vendors we hired for our Read more...
James Knightly did an amazing job with our wedding video! He was absolutely one of the best vendors we hired for our special day. We were always able to count on James to be prompt, professional, and flexible. From the initial contact all the way until delivery of the video, he was responsive and attentive. James took time to edit our video and took extra steps to make sure we were satisfied with the final outcome. We couldn't of asked for a better vendor. My husband and I are super happy with James' services and would highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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anastassia
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
One word can describe James -- AWESOME. My husband and I had very little time to plan our wedding and were very lucky to stumble upon the beautiful creative work of James Knightly early in our search. Unlike many of the other videographers who's work we viewed, James' videos were full of life and joy. He was incredibly responsive and accommodating to our needs, always fast to respond, and worked seamlessly with our photographer. On the day of our wedding we hardly knew he was there, he blended into the background like a camera wielding ninja. And the video...was beyond amazing. I cried from the opening moments to the very end . If you're thinking about having videographer to capture your day, make sure it's James Knightly. His work is magic!
One word can describe James -- AWESOME. My husband and I had very little time to plan our wedding and were very lucky to Read more...
One word can describe James -- AWESOME. My husband and I had very little time to plan our wedding and were very lucky to stumble upon the beautiful creative work of James Knightly early in our search. Unlike many of the other videographers who's work we viewed, James' videos were full of life and joy. He was incredibly responsive and accommodating to our needs, always fast to respond, and worked seamlessly with our photographer. On the day of our wedding we hardly knew he was there, he blended into the background like a camera wielding ninja. And the video...was beyond amazing. I cried from the opening moments to the very end . If you're thinking about having videographer to capture your day, make sure it's James Knightly. His work is magic! Read less
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anita
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
James and Laura did a very great job on the videos. The videos are all high resolution and the price is great for the quality and the service that they offer! ..I mean it..it's great! They did a great job on putting our wedding trailer together. They capture all the important moment of the wedding. Very flexible to your request and they were blending well in the background. Both of them were not in the way for our ceremony and reception. Overall, it was great experience having our wedding captured by James and Laura! Thank you very much you guys were awesome!
James and Laura did a very great job on the videos. The videos are all high resolution and the price is great for the Read more...
James and Laura did a very great job on the videos. The videos are all high resolution and the price is great for the quality and the service that they offer! ..I mean it..it's great! They did a great job on putting our wedding trailer together. They capture all the important moment of the wedding. Very flexible to your request and they were blending well in the background. Both of them were not in the way for our ceremony and reception. Overall, it was great experience having our wedding captured by James and Laura! Thank you very much you guys were awesome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend James enough- he was super easy to work with during the planning process. During the wedding day he and his assistant camera person were totally unobtrusive- most of the time I didn't even realize they were there. No giant video camera with a bright light blinding you as in days of old.

We got the package that included a wedding "trailer", the full wedding ceremony edited together, and all raw footage on a hard drive. The trailer was just absolutely phenomenal. I work in the television industry, and even I was so impressed with the production value. If you're only used to seeing cheesy wedding videos, you will be blown away by James's work. It made me and my husband cry, and all of our friends and family were so impressed by how awesome it was. The most common response was "I didn't even know you could get something like this from a wedding." Look on James's Vimeo site for Ashley + Dan's trailer to see for yourself! It's also wonderful to have the full ceremony, but the trailer is such a perfect snapshot of the day.

James is extremely talented, and his services are a big value for the quality he provides. Hire him now!
I cannot recommend James enough- he was super easy to work with during the planning process. During the wedding day he and Read more...
I cannot recommend James enough- he was super easy to work with during the planning process. During the wedding day he and his assistant camera person were totally unobtrusive- most of the time I didn't even realize they were there. No giant video camera with a bright light blinding you as in days of old.

We got the package that included a wedding "trailer", the full wedding ceremony edited together, and all raw footage on a hard drive. The trailer was just absolutely phenomenal. I work in the television industry, and even I was so impressed with the production value. If you're only used to seeing cheesy wedding videos, you will be blown away by James's work. It made me and my husband cry, and all of our friends and family were so impressed by how awesome it was. The most common response was "I didn't even know you could get something like this from a wedding." Look on James's Vimeo site for Ashley + Dan's trailer to see for yourself! It's also wonderful to have the full ceremony, but the trailer is such a perfect snapshot of the day.

James is extremely talented, and his services are a big value for the quality he provides. Hire him now! Read less
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John
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We had almost given up on having a videographer for our wedding until we found James. His trailers are unique and we were impressed that in 3 minutes he was able to tell the whole story of the day. After having a conversation with him, we decided to hire him and it was one of the best decisions we made. On the wedding day James was on time and was never in the way. He didn't give direction and just captured what was going on. During the ceremony and reception we didn't even notice him there but somehow he managed to get everything that happened at the reception. He had the trailer ready for us when he promised and it was amazing. The song and the footage he chose was perfect. Our wedding day was a whirlwind and it was great for us to sit down and be able to relive the day and remember things that happened that we forgot. Our video was equally as impressive.

In addition to all this, the service he provided was excellent. James always got back to us promptly and provided all the the videos on time. We had also asked the week after the wedding if he could send us the video of the dance our ring bearer did when he was introduced at the reception since we hadn't seen it and within hours he had posted it for us to view. Overall we were very happy with James and would recommend him to anyone getting married.
We had almost given up on having a videographer for our wedding until we found James. His trailers are unique and we were Read more...
We had almost given up on having a videographer for our wedding until we found James. His trailers are unique and we were impressed that in 3 minutes he was able to tell the whole story of the day. After having a conversation with him, we decided to hire him and it was one of the best decisions we made. On the wedding day James was on time and was never in the way. He didn't give direction and just captured what was going on. During the ceremony and reception we didn't even notice him there but somehow he managed to get everything that happened at the reception. He had the trailer ready for us when he promised and it was amazing. The song and the footage he chose was perfect. Our wedding day was a whirlwind and it was great for us to sit down and be able to relive the day and remember things that happened that we forgot. Our video was equally as impressive.

In addition to all this, the service he provided was excellent. James always got back to us promptly and provided all the the videos on time. We had also asked the week after the wedding if he could send us the video of the dance our ring bearer did when he was introduced at the reception since we hadn't seen it and within hours he had posted it for us to view. Overall we were very happy with James and would recommend him to anyone getting married. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with James & his service. We were very picky when choosing a videographer and James fit the bill perfectly. He was great to work with before, during and after the wedding.
We could not be happier with James & his service. We were very picky when choosing a videographer and James fit the bill Read more...
We could not be happier with James & his service. We were very picky when choosing a videographer and James fit the bill perfectly. He was great to work with before, during and after the wedding. Read less
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kcallan
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
James Knightly and his wife Laura are wonderful! Our wedding video is simply breathtaking, as well as the highlight "trailer" he made for us. The trailer is the perfect way to share a recap of your wedding day with friends and family, without making them sit through an entire film. It is also great to share online! After showing our friends and family our wedding trailer, everyone could not stop raving about it! In fact, at least three people asked me right away for his contact info, and have contacted him for their own weddings!

On our wedding day, James and Laura were so easy and enjoyable to work with. During the ceremony and reception, I didn't even notice that they were there; they seamlessly blended in and captured everything beautifully as we enjoyed our day. Nothing was forced; they did not "direct" our every movement all day. James and Laura allow you be yourself, and still, they somehow manage to make you look great on camera (even those ridiculous dance moves).

I know many people question whether or not to get a videographer for their wedding day, but I promise you, James Knightly Films is worth every penny. The day is such a whirlwind; in fact, you won't remember much of it! It is so nice to be able to relive the day and the beautiful moments again through your video. My husband and I agree that hands down, hiring James Knightly to video our wedding was the best decision, and best money spent on our wedding day.

Thank you James Knightly Films! My husband and I plan, and look forward to, working with you again in the future!
James Knightly and his wife Laura are wonderful! Our wedding video is simply breathtaking, as well as the highlight Read more...
James Knightly and his wife Laura are wonderful! Our wedding video is simply breathtaking, as well as the highlight "trailer" he made for us. The trailer is the perfect way to share a recap of your wedding day with friends and family, without making them sit through an entire film. It is also great to share online! After showing our friends and family our wedding trailer, everyone could not stop raving about it! In fact, at least three people asked me right away for his contact info, and have contacted him for their own weddings!

On our wedding day, James and Laura were so easy and enjoyable to work with. During the ceremony and reception, I didn't even notice that they were there; they seamlessly blended in and captured everything beautifully as we enjoyed our day. Nothing was forced; they did not "direct" our every movement all day. James and Laura allow you be yourself, and still, they somehow manage to make you look great on camera (even those ridiculous dance moves).

I know many people question whether or not to get a videographer for their wedding day, but I promise you, James Knightly Films is worth every penny. The day is such a whirlwind; in fact, you won't remember much of it! It is so nice to be able to relive the day and the beautiful moments again through your video. My husband and I agree that hands down, hiring James Knightly to video our wedding was the best decision, and best money spent on our wedding day.

Thank you James Knightly Films! My husband and I plan, and look forward to, working with you again in the future! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I know nothing about videography so I waited and it was the last vendor I booked. Honestly, I didn't know if I needed videography, until after my wedding when I saw my trailer and video. My well known photographer referred James Knightly and so I went with it, unsure of what videography entailed. I contacted James, and he responded right away, explaining he was a cinematographer and the differences between videography and cinematography. He answered all my questions, and I had a lot.
When it came to my wedding day, I barely noticed he was there, never getting in the way, and never shining that annoying bright light like I see some videographers do at weddings. James and his wife (who was the 2nd cinematographer) were professional and very polite.
I received my wedding trailer in 2 weeks, unbelievable!!!! It was perfect, the right kind of music and it told a story about my day. It was so nice to have something to show everyone when people ask for pictures and you don't have the prof ones yet. It's quicker to show than pics and it gives them a real sense of the day. The trailer captured so much in 2 minutes, it was just like a real movie trailer....I cried and watched it 20 times the first day. Then I received my wedding video 1 month later (again short timeframe) and it was AMAZING! (Some of my friends have waited 6 months to receive their video). James again picked the perfect music to set the mood of the highlight portion of the film and I have the full length sections of everything also. He even focused on my family like I had asked him to do. I also asked him to include my parent's anniversary celebration in the full length section and he did without any questions.
After seeing my video and trailer I can't imagine not having a video of my wedding. I also look forward to showing my kids one day. I will forever cherish it. I relied heavily on reviews for my wedding. If you are in doubt about booking a cinematographer, definitely do it!!! I'm an extremely picky person and a critic of everything. I absolutely loved James work and highly recommend him to anyone that is getting married...You will love him, his work, and will not have any regrets...I promise.
I know nothing about videography so I waited and it was the last vendor I booked. Honestly, I didn't know if I needed Read more...
I know nothing about videography so I waited and it was the last vendor I booked. Honestly, I didn't know if I needed videography, until after my wedding when I saw my trailer and video. My well known photographer referred James Knightly and so I went with it, unsure of what videography entailed. I contacted James, and he responded right away, explaining he was a cinematographer and the differences between videography and cinematography. He answered all my questions, and I had a lot.
When it came to my wedding day, I barely noticed he was there, never getting in the way, and never shining that annoying bright light like I see some videographers do at weddings. James and his wife (who was the 2nd cinematographer) were professional and very polite.
I received my wedding trailer in 2 weeks, unbelievable!!!! It was perfect, the right kind of music and it told a story about my day. It was so nice to have something to show everyone when people ask for pictures and you don't have the prof ones yet. It's quicker to show than pics and it gives them a real sense of the day. The trailer captured so much in 2 minutes, it was just like a real movie trailer....I cried and watched it 20 times the first day. Then I received my wedding video 1 month later (again short timeframe) and it was AMAZING! (Some of my friends have waited 6 months to receive their video). James again picked the perfect music to set the mood of the highlight portion of the film and I have the full length sections of everything also. He even focused on my family like I had asked him to do. I also asked him to include my parent's anniversary celebration in the full length section and he did without any questions.
After seeing my video and trailer I can't imagine not having a video of my wedding. I also look forward to showing my kids one day. I will forever cherish it. I relied heavily on reviews for my wedding. If you are in doubt about booking a cinematographer, definitely do it!!! I'm an extremely picky person and a critic of everything. I absolutely loved James work and highly recommend him to anyone that is getting married...You will love him, his work, and will not have any regrets...I promise. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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SPetty
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
James is such an amazing and talented artist. He made the most beautiful video for my wedding. It was creative, high quality, and like nothing I've ever seen before. He made our video one of a kind and completely personalized to our wedding day. Not only did he do an awesome job with the finished product, he was so perfect on the wedding day itself. We had a freak snow storm and James showed up on time, professional as ever, and made the craziest day of my life look effortless, magical, and like something out of a fairytale. I couldn't have asked for a better videographer.
James is such an amazing and talented artist. He made the most beautiful video for my wedding. It was creative, high Read more...
James is such an amazing and talented artist. He made the most beautiful video for my wedding. It was creative, high quality, and like nothing I've ever seen before. He made our video one of a kind and completely personalized to our wedding day. Not only did he do an awesome job with the finished product, he was so perfect on the wedding day itself. We had a freak snow storm and James showed up on time, professional as ever, and made the craziest day of my life look effortless, magical, and like something out of a fairytale. I couldn't have asked for a better videographer. Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
You would be lucky to have James film your wedding. To begin, James is a wonderful human being- bright, humble, talented, hard-working. His work impresses the top-level professionals in his field. My guests were blown away by his video and said it was the BEST wedding video they had EVER seen. He was very professional and listened to everything we wanted. He somehow blended into the crowd yet didn't miss a moment! James is a visionary and a true artist. He enjoys what he does and it shows in his work.
- Rebekah Gifford
You would be lucky to have James film your wedding. To begin, James is a wonderful human being- bright, humble, talented, Read more...
You would be lucky to have James film your wedding. To begin, James is a wonderful human being- bright, humble, talented, hard-working. His work impresses the top-level professionals in his field. My guests were blown away by his video and said it was the BEST wedding video they had EVER seen. He was very professional and listened to everything we wanted. He somehow blended into the crowd yet didn't miss a moment! James is a visionary and a true artist. He enjoys what he does and it shows in his work.
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Alison
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with James Knightly Films was a true pleasure from beginning to end. James met with us multiple times prior to our event to discuss logistics, what exactly we wanted him to shoot, and to get to know our creative tastes. The final product truly showed the fruits of these efforts, showcasing the events of the day while including tender moments and sentimental shots that only someone who had taken the time to get to know his clients could have captured. He was able to do all of this without once seeming to intrude or impose on the events of our most special day. We especially loved his willingness to use an atypical medium to shoot our wedding - 16mm film with a Bolex camera - instead of his usual method of digital videography. All of our guests couldn't stop raving about "how awesome the guy using the big antique camera" was on our wedding day, and they still can't stop praising the beautiful artistic film that he made for us. On a day where many of our vendors failed to deliver what they promised, James Knightly Films came through in a way that was above and beyond what we ever could have hoped for. I would - and do - recommend James Knightly Films to anyone looking for a truly exceptional wedding videographer.
Working with James Knightly Films was a true pleasure from beginning to end. James met with us multiple times prior to our Read more...
Working with James Knightly Films was a true pleasure from beginning to end. James met with us multiple times prior to our event to discuss logistics, what exactly we wanted him to shoot, and to get to know our creative tastes. The final product truly showed the fruits of these efforts, showcasing the events of the day while including tender moments and sentimental shots that only someone who had taken the time to get to know his clients could have captured. He was able to do all of this without once seeming to intrude or impose on the events of our most special day. We especially loved his willingness to use an atypical medium to shoot our wedding - 16mm film with a Bolex camera - instead of his usual method of digital videography. All of our guests couldn't stop raving about "how awesome the guy using the big antique camera" was on our wedding day, and they still can't stop praising the beautiful artistic film that he made for us. On a day where many of our vendors failed to deliver what they promised, James Knightly Films came through in a way that was above and beyond what we ever could have hoped for. I would - and do - recommend James Knightly Films to anyone looking for a truly exceptional wedding videographer. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.9/5.0
We didn’t want a wedding videographer. In fact, we didn’t want a wedding video at all. Until we met James.

Having James as our videographer was one of the best decisions we made. He is so personable and really gets a feel for you as couple before the big day in order to make the best video possible. On our wedding day James and his crew were prompt and professional, and so unobtrusive that most people didn’t even realize that we had a videographer with us.

The finished product was more than we could have hoped for. James captures everything that is important to you as a couple, plus those little moments that you would forget about if not for James’ keen eye. The time and effort James put into making our day, and our video, special was above and beyond. He’s truly talented at telling the story of your wedding day.

Thank you, James, for all your hard work. Our video is something we’ll treasure forever.
We didn’t want a wedding videographer. In fact, we didn’t want a wedding video at all. Until we met James.

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We didn’t want a wedding videographer. In fact, we didn’t want a wedding video at all. Until we met James.

Having James as our videographer was one of the best decisions we made. He is so personable and really gets a feel for you as couple before the big day in order to make the best video possible. On our wedding day James and his crew were prompt and professional, and so unobtrusive that most people didn’t even realize that we had a videographer with us.

The finished product was more than we could have hoped for. James captures everything that is important to you as a couple, plus those little moments that you would forget about if not for James’ keen eye. The time and effort James put into making our day, and our video, special was above and beyond. He’s truly talented at telling the story of your wedding day.

Thank you, James, for all your hard work. Our video is something we’ll treasure forever. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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April_Fools_Bride
Wedding:
4/1/2011
4.9/5.0
James Knightly Films is the reason why I will FOREVER cherish my April 1st Wedding! He is not your normal "wedding photographer" and TRUST ME HONEY that is a good thing, ha! He is beyond professional and has the talent of a famous movie videographer. No home made, scratchy, tacky, low quality filming going on here! James is VIP STYLE when it comes to his talent and his artistic ability to catch and film the most perfect moments. My family and friends were beyond impressed with our mini Wedding Movie by James Knightly and have even requested as well as used his services since! In the end.. there are always those things that us brides wish we could have done differently on our wedding day but our Videographer was NOT one of those things! Thank you for your amazing service James!
James Knightly Films is the reason why I will FOREVER cherish my April 1st Wedding! He is not your normal "wedding Read more...
James Knightly Films is the reason why I will FOREVER cherish my April 1st Wedding! He is not your normal "wedding photographer" and TRUST ME HONEY that is a good thing, ha! He is beyond professional and has the talent of a famous movie videographer. No home made, scratchy, tacky, low quality filming going on here! James is VIP STYLE when it comes to his talent and his artistic ability to catch and film the most perfect moments. My family and friends were beyond impressed with our mini Wedding Movie by James Knightly and have even requested as well as used his services since! In the end.. there are always those things that us brides wish we could have done differently on our wedding day but our Videographer was NOT one of those things! Thank you for your amazing service James! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.6/5.0
We were very pleased with our wedding video and highlight film from James Knightly Films. We loved being able to share the quick highlights with friends and family shortly after the wedding. The turnaround time was fairly quick and he even provided extra copies of the DVDs for our 4 sets of parents. He made our vision come to life and created a wonderful combination of moments from our special day. James was always professional and easy to work with. I would have liked to see more of the special moments in the full film (speeches, father/daughter mother/son dances) but I paid extra to have all the files so I at least have it captured. His prices were reasonable compared to others in the area, but it still ends up being a big part of the budget. But in the end it was all worth it. I am so happy to have our wedding memories captured for years to come!
We were very pleased with our wedding video and highlight film from James Knightly Films. We loved being able to share the Read more...
We were very pleased with our wedding video and highlight film from James Knightly Films. We loved being able to share the quick highlights with friends and family shortly after the wedding. The turnaround time was fairly quick and he even provided extra copies of the DVDs for our 4 sets of parents. He made our vision come to life and created a wonderful combination of moments from our special day. James was always professional and easy to work with. I would have liked to see more of the special moments in the full film (speeches, father/daughter mother/son dances) but I paid extra to have all the files so I at least have it captured. His prices were reasonable compared to others in the area, but it still ends up being a big part of the budget. But in the end it was all worth it. I am so happy to have our wedding memories captured for years to come! Read less
Services Used: Videography

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