We communicate stories
through films

A Creative Film Studio based in Verwood, Dorset

 About us

Welcome to Secret Garden Wedding Films. My name is James and I am lucky enough to be able to say that my passion is also my profession.  I am a videographer who knows that it really is possible to capture a magical moment, and keep it forever. I am certain of this, because of the beautiful weddings and proposals I have already filmed.

Before Secret Garden Wedding Films was founded, I was a company director who longed to commit to the wonderful art of photography and filmmaking. I spent years working on my personal portfolios and honing my skills under expert tuition. The films of my children, I have created and preserved their early years, are also a testament to the power of the lens.  All you need to ignite it, is a filmmaker with empathetic vision.

Finally, the time came for me to combine my business experience with what I believe is a genuine calling. No two days are the same, and I take great pride in creating unique films that evoke happy memories every time they are watched.  There is a very simple ethos that Secret Garden Wedding Films has been built upon: every couple is unique and therefore every film I make is bespoke. I do not use a template storyboard, nor do I take the standard type of footage that is all too commonly seen in wedding films.

I believe wedding and proposal films should represent your life and relationship, not the preferences of the videographer. I take great care to listen to your ideas, and help you turn them into a reality, that you can look back on, for years to come.  I have filmed weddings and proposals in some of the most popular destination venues in Dorset and UK, I also love to work in locations that are hidden gems, or chosen for a personal reason. The truth is, your wedding or proposal will be special wherever it takes place.

If you would like a wedding or proposal film that is truly like no other, I am the videographer you are looking for. I can promise total commitment both on the day and during the planning stage. I also aim to be as unobtrusive as possible during the filming itself.  If you would like to discuss ideas for your wedding or proposal, I’m happy to offer my advice during a no-obligation consultation. I look forward to creating a beautiful film specially for you.

Our Portfolio

What Our Clients Say

  • James provided my (now) wife and I with an impeccable service on our wedding day.

    We were particularly impressed with his attentiveness at our consultation, and his attention to detail. He also showed an uncanny ability to melt into the background throughout the church service, which was very important to us (we absolutely did not want cameramen running all over the place and spoiling it for the Congregation), whilst still managing to get the most fantastic shots.

    We have no hesitation in recommending James for your wedding day. He provides a top quality service and a beautiful result, leaving you to Enjoy the day.

    Catherine & Peter Thompson


  • We approached Secret Garden Films located in Dorset because we were launching a new service called secret proposals. We wanted to create a beautiful film which would get noticed and get our message across. James from Secret Garden Films has a real creative flair and our film was better than we could have ever imagined.  Thank you for being patient whilst we changed the littlest detail and right up until the last minute!

    We found the experience really exciting – from creating the story board to the date we launched the film. James worked incredibly hard – following our exact requirements and delivered on time.

    We would recommend James at Secret Garden Films to anyone wanting to capture a magical moment that they can look back on and remember in detail for the rest of their lives. Perfect for couples getting married, special events and celebrations.

    Sienna Grace Weddings

Find Us at

The Old Granary
Eastworth Road
BH31 7PJ