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by Curtis Brownjohn Films
Hello and welcome! My name is Curtis Brownjohn and I'm a Wedding Videographer and Wedding Photographer based in Brisbane and Gold Coast, Queensland. My journey as a creative artist began in my hometown of Darwin, Northern Territory when I picked up a video camera in high school and started making feel-good films for family and friends, documenting all the adventures we had together — the exciting and the everyday. I loved cutting those little moments together and it was fun to see everyone's reactions to the videos as they watched them for the first time. After moving to South Australia and studying filmmaking and cinematography at Flinders University, I worked at the Adelaide Football Club producing their TV show 'The Crows Show' before eventually gravitating back to making feel-good films for loved up couples on their wedding day — and you can't get more feel-good than that!
For the last 10 years I've provided my unique brand of Cinematic Wedding Videography to over 200+ couples and more recently have been offering Wedding Photography as well. It's incredibly fulfilling to me not only as an artist but as a human being to be invited along to such an important occasion in people's lives and to document that special day as candidly as I can. I look to capture the connections people have with each other — not only between spouses but also their families and friends. All those little glances across the room and exchanges of words or smiles are the ingredients that I seek to paint an electric picture of the day with. I love using my passion for cinematography to capture those special moments and whether it's a cinematic wedding video, super 8 film or a gallery of wedding photos, my goal will always be to give you something to laugh at, cry with, and cherish for the rest of your lives. I look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your wedding day!
Capture your special day with a Cinematic Wedding Video or a Super 8 Wedding Film
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Wedding Photography something you can do for us?
Yes! Wedding Photography is a service I can provide for you in conjunction with or as an alternative to Wedding Videography. Using the same professional caliber DSLR cameras that I film with, I will take stunning high-resolution photographs throughout the day and provide you with a collection of carefully curated images ready for you to upload to social media, create a photo album with or print onto canvas if you so choose. I enjoy snapping stills as much as making movies and having me be the sole service provider capturing both your photos and video not only yields fantastic results for both mediums but also keeps the running of your special day efficient and fun! Please click here to find out more.
Can we add a Super 8 Wedding Film to our package?
Absolutely! Super 8mm is an authentic film format popular in the 1970's and is a perfect way to give your wedding memories a vintage vibe. If that kind of thing is your jam, ask me about purchasing a Super 8 Wedding Film. I will bring along one of my beloved Super 8 cameras and capture the important moments of your wedding day on old school Super 8 film. You will receive a 3-minute Super 8 Wedding Film set to a cute piece of music as well as the raw footage from the Super 8 camera. If you are also purchasing a Wedding Videography Package, I will also splice in this gorgeous retro footage to your cinematic wedding films. You can book a Super 8 Wedding Film as a standalone service or add one to a Wedding Photography/Videography Package at the discounted rate. Watch examples of Super 8 films here.
Do you offer drone videography?
I do indeed! Drone Videography is an easy way to add an extra cinematic touch to your wedding videos and wedding photos. It is something I would highly recommend adding to your video/photo package especially if you are tying the knot in a particularly gorgeous part of the world. You will get see your wedding locations from above with breath-taking shots captured on professional grade aerial cinematography equipment. Drone Videography is limited by location and other factors, so please ask me about the best way to add drone to your package.
Can you live stream our ceremony?
Certainly! You can now include your loved ones who couldn’t quite make it to your big day by live streaming your wedding ceremony. A dedicated live stream team will capture and broadcast in real time everything from your aisle walk to your first kiss and all those precious moments in between. With razor sharp image quality and crystal-clear audio, you can rest assured that everyone will be able to share in your special day no matter the distance or the circumstance. Find out more on my Live Streaming page.
Can we customise a Wedding Videography/Photography Package?
Whilst I carefully structure my packages to ensure that your coverage comfortably aligns with the film(s) you are receiving, please don’t hesitate to ask me about adding extra features or moving things around to suit your budget and needs. Visit Package & Options to view my current Wedding Videography Packages.
Can we choose the music for our wedding videos?
No. While we all have our favourite tunes, unfortunately I cannot use music by commercial artists like Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, etc. in my video productions without complicated and expensive licensing requirements. This also extends to covers of the same songs by other artists. Not only is using this kind of music without permission against the law but it will make it impossible for either of us to upload the films to social media platforms without them being instantly flagged by music detection algorithms and taken down. I use a professional music licensing library called Musicbed.com to find and purchase original music by talented songwriters that I have determined will suit the narrative of your film(s) and tie all the heartstrings together. I take great pride in matching up lyrics thematically with the content of each wedding video and experimenting with various genres of music. It’s one of the reasons why my wedding films look and feel as special as they do — and I guarantee that you’ll be absolutely captivated by the final product!
Are there any travel costs for rural or interstate weddings?
I am happy to travel by car to locations within 100km of Brisbane CBD without any extra fees. If your wedding is happening outside of this area then travel, accommodation, car hire and other fees may apply. While I am based in Queensland, I will always jump at the opportunity to travel interstate for a wedding so please don't hesitate to ask. I will provide you with cost estimations for you to approve and include them in the final price of your Wedding Videography and/or Photography Package.
What happens if you are unable to make it on the day?
In the event that I am unable to personally attend your wedding due to a personal matter, sickness, or other matter beyond my control, I have fantastic support networks in place and I will be able to find a talented wedding photographer and/or wedding videographer to capture your special day in my stead. You will receive a comprehensive list of Terms & Conditions that go over this and more in more detail when I provide you with your booking confirmation document.
How long before we get to see our wedding videos?
For Wedding Photography Packages, I will endeavour to provide you with a sneak peek gallery of photos within a few days of your wedding. Similarly, if you are getting a Teaser Trailer as part of your Wedding Videography Package, this film will be fast-tracked to social media within a day or two of your wedding for you to share with your family and friends. Your other videos and/or photos will then join my editing queue and will usually take me around 4 to 6 months to complete. This can vary depending on how busy my wedding season is as well as personal factors.