"Why are you called Familiar Joy?"
It's a question I'm often asked. When I make a film, the thing I'm most drawn to is the joy of a wedding day. They don't call it the best day of your life for nothing! When my couples watch their films again some time later, I want them to be reminded of that joy, to the point where they experience it all over again. An emotion you've felt before, it's familiar.
It's our belief that your film is one of the most important things you can get for your wedding. Everything else may fade, the dress, the cake, but a detailed, artistic and complete film of your special day will always help you to remember those special moments. We work in a cinematic documentary style that aims to capture all the best moments of your day in an unobtrusive but artistic fashion.
What about the face behind the camera lens? Hey there! My name is Joanna, I'm the lead filmmaker for Familiar Joy.
I've always been enamoured with true stories. It's why in book shops I usually head straight to the non-fiction section for a good biography or memoir to peruse, why a lot of my favourite films are documentaries, and why I love just sitting down with friends and discussing everything we've been up to since the last time we met. It's this love of true stories. of the real and authentic, whether famous or hidden away, that drew me to dedicating my work to documenting them.
Weddings are some of my favourite true stories - I love hearing about how two people can come together. I love the excitement, I love the laughter and most importantly, I love the love. I work with a team of talented and dedicated videographers to ensure that your wedding is captured in its most true form - the best day ever!