James Ryan Films provides wedding films for clients in Raleigh, North Carolina. For 18 years, James has loved to be behind a camera filming. He takes a documentary approach, capturing moments in a natural way without any posing or staging.
His style is unique because he will provide you with the day's worth of raw footage. From there, you’ll have the power to make a completely custom video. Many couples will edit themselves or hire someone else to do so. James takes this approach to help you save on the expensive cost of wedding films. Choose the coverage you need and your raw footage will be delivered to you quickly. His services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Sarah · Married on 05/28/2017
James was absolutely amazing from start to finish through the entire wedding planning and day-of execution. He delivered on all promises and exceeded all our expectations on our wedding day. As a bride who had plenty on my plate the day of the wedding, James took control of everything on his end so that I could really enjoy my day and be present with my family and friends. I cannot recommend him enough!Sent on 06/12/2017
James Ryan Films's reply:So kind of you, Sarah! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Joe! Please let me know if there's ever anything you need in the future. Wishing you both all the very best :)
Ciara · Married on 07/25/2019
James was a pleasure to work with for our Wedding! He captured all of the angles of our wedding and everything that we wanted. We have all of the footage to re-live our special day and that is exactly what we were looking for. We received the footage very quickly in the mail along with a handwritten thank you card.Sent on 08/13/2019
Katherine Spruill · Married on 06/22/2019
Friendly and professional!
I didn't even plan on having a videographer at my wedding on June 22, but my parents wanted it and found James. And honestly, I was shocked by how much I genuinely enjoyed having him there, and how many times throughout the night I thought 'I'm so glad this is on video.'Sent on 06/27/2019
James was VERY friendly and professional. I heard him talking to the photographers to work out the best way for them to cover the event, and he was always around but never in the way. I will say--if you're not used to cameras, it does feel a little funny at first! My husband joked that when dances/toasts first started, he felt like we were hosting a press conference. But the cameras fade into the background very quickly, and James was actively managing them (moving things around so nothing was ever in the way, monitoring the dancing for anything that would make a good shot). He will make sure to ask the bride/groom on camera about anything special you are wearing (I had a handkerchief made from my mother's wedding dress), which I thought was really nice. He will also tactfully step in and out of the getting ready area so that he captures some of the hustle and bustle but isn't in the room when you're trying to get into your dress. That wasn't something I had thought about ahead of time, so I was glad James knew what he was doing!
I'm excited to get our uncut footage--I can't wait to play with it.
James Ryan Films's reply:Wow, thank you so much, Katherine! Reading this makes my day :) It was truly a pleasure working with you and Richard, seeing you surrounded by your loved ones and sensing how much you love another. It's weddings like yours that make me feel especially lucky to do what I do. Again, thank you so very much for your kind words and for having me be a part of your wonderful day!
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