Meet: Edward Neary
Edward Neary is a high-end wedding videographer and cinematographer who provides event and wedding videography in NY, Long Island and around the world. His unique, soulful filming style, passion for his work and mastery of the latest videography techniques have earned him widespread acclaim and continues to thrill his growing roster of clients – from weddings, to Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, to anniversary and birthday parties and celebrity events.
What brought you to the wedding industry?
I got into the wedding industry in high school as a wedding photographer’s lighting assistant. I learned the trade, from production to sales, working for a photo and video company for 5 years while I attended college. I graduated and became the General Manager for a large photo and video studio on Long Island. After several years, I left that company and got into the video side of filming weddings. I learned my trade and honed my skills and eventually started my own company in 2001. We are still going strong today.
What is your favorite moment at a wedding?
There is not one moment that’s a favorite for me. I love the emotional interactions between bride and groom, the parents and their children as well as the connections amongst the friends of the couple. I love love, and authentic moments move me to my core. That’s why I love wedding so much.
What is the best part about your job?
Every wedding is unique and I love it! Every couple connects differently with each other as well as with their friends and families. Nothing is the same from one wedding to another. The styles, seasons, vendors and personalities always change from couple to couple. I never know what to expect when I film a weding and I enjoy it.
Where do you draw inspiration from when preparing for each wedding?
Weddings are a milestone event in a couples life. The film will become a family heirloom and passed down from generation to generation. That inspires me to create an unforgettable timepiece for my couples.
Share something that is unique to you and/or your business.
Conveying the heart and soul of each wedding is what we live for. You see, without soul a film is empty and has nothing, no emotion and no life, it’s just fluff. Capturing emotions and conveying the essence of the day is what Joseph Edwards Films is all about. The films we create are authentic, evocative, soulful and always discreet.
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