LUX Autumn 2018

67 Bowery Productions is an independent film and production company based out of Glasgow, Scotland. In July, Bowery Productions were recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s 2018 Best of the Wedding Industry Awards, with the title of Best Wedding Videographer. On the back of this deserved achievement, we spoke with Creative Director, Jo Pirie to find out how Bowery Productions has become one of the finest Videographers in the UK. With Jo’s impressive career history and tested experience, partnered with flawless client reviews, Bowery Production’s clients know they are in good hands. Alongside her husband, Don Pirie – a highly-regarded voiceover artist- the pair have created one of the best production companies working in the wedding sector; perfectly preserving memories that will last a lifetime. After opting to book a videographer for their wedding in 2008, Jo and Don understand the importance of exceeding client’s expectations, and wanted to use their learned expertise as film makers to pass the joy of the final product on to others. Since creating Bowery Productions in 2010, they have worked diligently, professionally, and thoughtfully for client’s that come from all corners of the world. To start, Jo emphasises the importance of establishing the narrative of the day, rather than organising a series of staged shots; “What is very important is to tell the story of the day, rather than just featuring the couple in beautifully staged shots. I prefer to focus on the moment with no set up. The day is already so beautiful, so with my documentary background, I prefer to keep it natural – focusing on both the gorgeous couple and their families too. I hate to miss anything - often setting up filming with gimbals and drones can result in things being missed. So, I’m always ready with the camera to capture the real moment.” “If you look through Bowery Productions films, you will see so many beautiful happy moments - something I spend weeks in the edit putting together.” 1808LU08 A Scottish BAFTA winning documentary film-maker, Jo has built a career on the back of TV production, starting as an Associate Producer of ITV, she has been a Producer at Endemol, Granada Media and the BBC, forging a reputation as an extraordinary story-teller and film maker. According to Jo; “my favourite programmes have involved travelling across America with Russell Brand, filming in South Africa with acclaimed photographer Rankin, an ITV prime series with Tess Daly; travelling throughout Eastern Europe with Kirsty Wark and working on “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”. Ultimately, being a wedding videographer is an occupation defined by joy. Indeed, many of Bowery Production’s bookings are referrals from previous weddings, “We are so grateful to all the wonderful couples we have filmed with over the years, many of which have become close friends. Bowery’s couples come from all over the world, from celebrities to old school friends - the one thing they all have in common is being lovely and fun.” Bowery’s reputation as a leading wedding videographer has resulted in them being featured in numerous industry-leading blogs, such as ‘Love My Dress’, ‘Rock My Wedding’ and ‘Braw Brides’, and awarded with highly- regarded industry accolades, including the Scottish VOWs and the Glasgow Awards. By all regards, LUXlife ’s recognition is just the latest in a very long line of awards. “Bowery Productions specialise in film that will capture the moment the way nothing else can. We go out of our way to make sure each client is left with the perfect film.” The Best of the Wedding Industry Awards were launched to recognise the very best firm working in this incredibly competitive sector. The wedding industry is known for discerning tastes, and high standards - only the very best companies can thrive in an environment that rewards and punishes in equal measure. By any metric, Bowery Productions represents one of the best practitioners in the business; experts who take pleasure and enjoyment in their duty to preserve their client’s ‘best day’ for years to come. Contact: Jo Pirie Company: Bowery Productions Website: Telephone: 07796 262 875 Experts in CapturingYour Picture-Perfect Day Style