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Gloucester based wedding video studio, offering customizable packages, easy online booking, and high-quality 4K Ultra-HD Documentary and Cinematic Highlights films. They specialize in a hybrid cinematic/documentary style and prioritize capturing your special day discreetly while allowing you to relax and enjoy the occasion.


Jim Merchant, owner and lead videographer, has extensive experience in the wedding industry, having filmed hundreds of weddings throughout New England since 2010. He guarantees high-quality results as the main videographer and editor of your wedding video, with the goal of capturing the essence of your special day.

Services Offered

Our award-winning videography company offers a range of packages and add-ons, with editing to documentary feature films, highlights films, and teaser trailers. Check our website for current pricing, or to request a complete brochure!

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What is the starting price for your wedding videography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Def Video
Highlight Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Full Feature Video
High-Def Video
Highlight Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations

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What videography services do you offer?

Drone Footage
Full Feature Video
Highlight Video
Multi. Cameras
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Raw Footage

What final video formats do you offer?

Digital Download
USB Flash Drive
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Alex R. Married on 12/19/2020
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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.
Mary R. Married on 04/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So excited to see the video!

Jim was great the day of in capturing all of the big and little moments. My husband and I are so excited to see the video.
Bridgette T. Married on 08/13/2022
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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!
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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

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