I'm Richard.

Get to know me, your specialist wedding videographer

Hi there!

I’m Richard the founder and principal videographer behind Flare Films.

I am so excited that you made it. I promise – you’re in the right place!

I currently live in Brisbane but am able to work in places like the Gold Coast, Bryon Bay and beyond!

Personally, I have been working as a videographer now for over 5 years, and I have loved every single moment of it. I currently live with my girlfriend Lia, and nothing is more exciting than capturing candid moments between awesome couples like yourself. I’m so excited you’re here and I can’t wait to hear from you.

My work has seen me travelling on jet skis, riding in helicopters, dodging mountain bikes and dancing in night clubs – my work has allowed me to be a part of so many exciting adventures, but what I enjoy most about crafting unique wedding videos is the opportunity to help tell your love story and document your wedding day!

Simply put, I love what I do, and I treat every wedding as if it were my own. I am available for you literally anywhere around the world. No distance is too far. I’m excited to hear from you and learn more about how I can help you. Let’s do this!

- Richard Paynter

Kind Words

Ashleigh & Daniel

We are completely blown away by how amazing the videos are!!!!

We are over the moon and can’t thank you enough! The video you provided perfectly captured every part of our day.

So many people have commented on how great Richard was on the day as well as the video 🙂 

Thank you, thank you, thank you again! Wishing you both all the best for the future.

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Samantha & John

“Choosing to have Flare Films document our wedding day was the best decision I could have made in the lead up to our wedding day.”

Richards’s ability to capture us, our love and all the other little things that happened on our wedding day (even though the conditions were less than ideal) was more than I could ever have imagined. Years from now I am going to look back on this wedding video and see the food and the reception and all the details I spent so much time planning. I can’t wait to eventually show this video to my kids, so they can see the same love and happiness that we have now. Richard gave us something that we will look back on forever! That’s priceless!!

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The Unique Flare Films Approach

For fun, candid documentary style wedding videos

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1. The Get To Know You Questionnaire

Once you’ve booked your wedding day in with Flare films, I’ll get you to fill in a fun little questionnaire so I can get to know:

• Your story – how you met and what you love to do together;
• Who and what will be important to you on your wedding day;
• What you’d love (or hate) in your wedding video.

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2. Pre-Wedding Day Catch Up

Closer to your wedding, we will catch up over email, skype, or in-person to go over all of the details you have provided, look through the schedule and logistics of your day.

It’s also a chance to get to know each other better. So when I turn up on your wedding day, you already feel like you know me and you’ll feel more relaxed in front of the camera. 

I’ll also get a better feeling of your personality so I can uniquely tailor your wedding film. If you’re based outside of Brisbane we’ll Skype or Zoom instead of meeting in person.

 
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3. Filming Your Wedding!

Many videographers base their prices on how long they are at your wedding for. So when they have hit their ‘8 Hours’ they will say goodbye and might miss some key moments!

My packages aren’t based around hours, I don’t want to miss any special moments – so when I say full day… you can expect me there from your preparation until the dancing is underway (even if your speeches run over time). I will be there for an extra couple of hours, no problem.

On the day, I am prepared and ready to go, I have made contact with your photographer prior to the wedding day to ensure we are on the same page, and I have your ceremony and reception run sheet ready to go. 

I film on two seperate cameras on the day, one camera with me at all times and one remains stationary so I am almost always recording. I do this so I have a wide range of footage to choose from! Many couples tell me, “I didn’t even realise that happened!” or they see funny moments they hadn’t even seen on the day. 

During the formalities, I am as unobtrusive as possible and during your photo shoot I provide fun direction to get beautiful, candid, non-posey footage. 

As mentioned earlier, I stay until the dancing is well underway and I have enough fun party footage for your film. I’ll come and say goodbye and double check to see if there is anything else you need me for.

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4. Editing & Delivery

What sets me apart from other wedding videographers is the attention to detail I bring to the editing process. You’ll receive a 30-60 second sneak-peek clip 24 hours after your wedding for weddings in Brisbane and 48 hours after for weddings outside of Brisbane. From there you can expect that your final wedding video(s) will be ready 8-16 weeks later (please note that holiday periods such as Christmas can account for a slightly longer wait). 

Your 6-7 minute Highlight Film will be a ‘documentary style’ film, fully capturing your day whether that be moments between your family, your history or your fun personality. The way your video is structured is unique as each couple I film. I never start with a set template. 

I put a great deal of love and thought into the narrative process of your film and I feel as my knowledge of you and your wedding day and having been with you on your wedding day unlocks truly incredible cinematic storytelling.

When it comes to video editing I am a bit of a nerd and can spend days colour grading and including as much audio effects as necessary to perfect the look and sound of your film. 

I’ll provide your film via a private vimeo link for you to watch and download, and also on YouTube which you can easily share with your friends and family on social media or via email. 

If you chose a package that includes RAW footage or full ceremony and speeches coverage, I will also deliver this to you. Please note, I capture everything on the day no matter what package you choose, so you can always go back and upgrade your package to receive a video of your full ceremony and speeches after your wedding day. For more information please visit my Packages page. 

If you choose to have your full ceremony and speeches, RAW footage and/or the ‘As It Happened’ film… these will be posted to you via Australian post on a HDD or a custom bamboo USB as well as digitally via the downloadable vimeo link. 

Get To Know Me

Working with Flare Films is MORE than just a wedding video

You should be able to relax and be yourselves on your wedding day and you don’t have to ‘act’ for your wedding video! Whether you are serious, a romantic, quirky, super serious or plain silly… Let’s just have fun and be ourselves!​

Your wedding video should be breathtaking and candid, without having to spend hours of your day posing in front of the camera.​ Love and joy isn’t something that can be staged.

I know how daunting and stressful wedding planning can be. For this reason I treat my couples how I would like to be treated. I respond quickly to your messages and I will provide updates and brief you on exactly what will be involved.

I understand the one of the main reasons couples contact me about filming a wedding video is so that they don’t have to miss a thing. You will find that your wedding day will almost be over in an instant. That is why I work hard to capture every moment I can between you and your fiance, your family, friends and your wedding venue / reception. This idea is why all of my packages include Full Day Coverage, meaning I will be at your wedding from bride prep to when the dancing starts to slow down.

We'll Get Along Great If...

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you love meaningful connections and genuine relationships

The weddings that truly fuel my soul aren’t always the fanciest or the #pinterestgoals weddings. They’re the ones where I connect with the couple. When I form an awesome relationship with my couples and really get to know them, I can completely tailor their experience to provide the best possible wedding day. 

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We'll Get Along Great If...

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you're planning for an awesome marriage and not just a bomb wedding

I am all for planning an incredible wedding- the cake, the flowers, the dancing- I love it all. But I believe at the heart of your day should be the love between you and your partner.

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We'll Get Along Great If...

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you're ready to be a little bit silly!

Some of my favorite wedding videos are truly candid. The ones where my couples forget I’m there and I just capture them as is. The goofy faces, the eye rolls, the big laughs, and everything in between. 

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