Pirates Lane Video helps you put together the perfect package that fits your budget. They’re unobtrusive in their approach and use a hybrid cinematic/documentary style. Pirates Lane Video wants you to relax and enjoy your wedding while your day is beautifully captured on film.
Jim Merchant is the owner and lead videographer of this company. He’s been a part of the wedding industry since 2010 and has filmed hundreds of weddings all over New England. Jim promises high-quality results as he will be the main videographer and editor of your wedding video. His hope is for his films to bring you right back to your special day.
This award-winning videography company offers affordable base packages which can be customized to fit your needs;
Documentary Package - Includes a full length documentary edit of the most important parts of your day, including full ceremony and speeches.
Cinematic Package - Includes a Cinematic Highlights Film (3-5 min.), in 4K widescreen. The perfect length for rewatching or sharing with friends and family online.
Platinum Package - Includes both full length Documentary Film and Cinematic Highlights Film.
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31 Reviews for Pirates Lane Video
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Alex R. · Married on 12/19/2020
An absolute MUST!
The best advice I could give any bride is to get a videographer (experienced in live-streaming) for your wedding ceremony. When we started planning our wedding in “pre-COVID” times, the need for a videographer wasn’t even on our radar. Looking back, it was by far the best, most meaningful, investment we could have made. As a bride planning a wedding in the midst of the pandemic, with so many uncertainties, I cannot emphasize enough the peace of mind that working with Jim, a trusted and professional, videographer and live-streamer, gave us. There were so many tears shed as many loved ones had to decline, and yet, being able to say each time with absolute surety: "it's okay, you'll still get to see me walking down the aisle live, you'll get to see everything like you were right there with us" not only gave me peace of mind, but also put so many others at peace that they could still (virtually) share in our special day. Leading up to the big day, given the ever changing restrictions, safety protocols and individuals’ comfort levels, there were so many times I’d ask myself, “Is anyone going to even see me walk down the aisle?!” but as fate would have it, and all thanks to Jim’s streaming capabilities, I truly believe that more people tuned in than we had on the original guest list! I also can't highlight enough the clarity of the video picture and audio. Everyone that watched couldn't get over how clear the imaging and audio was, making them all really feel like they were right there with us. When friends sent us screenshots from their TVs letting us know that they had joined in, I kid you not, the pictures were frame-worthy they were so clear! After the wedding, Jim sent us a downloadable copy of our ceremony video, and I can’t emphasize enough how much we have cherished getting to relive these special moments. We honestly cannot thank Jim enough for his professionalism, responsiveness, high quality services, added special touches and most importantly, the peace of mind that working with him gave us.Sent on 01/11/2021
Pirates Lane Video's reply:Hi Alex! Thanks again for having me, and for writing this amazing review! I'm happy that I was able to be a part of it, and that everyone was able join in from home and see you walk down the aisle!
Bridgette T. · Getting married on 08/13/2022
Amazing Experience with Jim!
We had our wedding ceremony this past weekend with only our immediate family, best man, and maid of honor in attendance. Although we were sad not to have our 400 guests attend the ceremony live, Jim was able to help us so that they could all attend virtually! Jim was such a pleasure to work with. Leading up to the wedding, he was so accommodating of the requests I had for the livestream website (adding a chat function, adding a PDF of the wedding with both English and Vietnamese translations of the ceremony). Our guests had told us the sound and video quality of the livestream was amazing - they could hear and see almost everything. The price was extremely affordable and reasonable. I would highly recommend working with Jim!Sent on 07/06/2021
Pirates Lane Video's reply:Hi Bridgette! Thanks for having me!! I'm so glad everything went well and everyone was able to enjoy the ceremony!
Emma K. · Getting married on 03/09/2022
Super professional, great livestream, transparent pricing, great experience.
Highly recommend this team! We were so grateful to work with an experienced, professional vendor who really knew his stuff, especially with our wedding livestream being so important (many of our close friends and family were unable to attend in person, so a good livestream with good audio was important to us. Thanks to the team at Pirates Lane, we were able to record and share our special day. The videos came out wonderfully, and the videographers were a professional and unobtrusive presence on our big day: arrived early, communicated promptly, delivered on all fronts. Would highly recommend to any couple!Sent on 01/05/2021
Pirates Lane Video's reply:Hi Emma! Thanks so much for the awesome review! It was great working with you guys, and being part of such a well thought out and safe wedding with everything that's going on. Happy new year!
We can't say enough good things about Pirates Lane Video (THEY DID A VIDEO FOR US). Prompt, excellent equipment, gave us plenty of time, the editing and final video of our event was absolutely terrific. Jim Merchant is pleasant, easy to work with, and has an instinctive feel for what special moments to capture and include in your video. He works with you to make sure it's just what you want, and there are no hassles over making changes to get it just right. Even though you will have a rehearsed plan of events, you will be preoccupied with your part in it. Those special moments that just happen - Jim will spot them and make sure nothing special in your event will be missed. Jim Merchant of Pirates Lane will make sure that all is captured that you expected, and then make it into a video that has a creative and special quality that comes from his keen eye and instincts about how to make your video extra special. When we have another event, Pirates Lane is the only video service we'd think of hiring for the job. - Sharon Shea