FILMMAKER Alex Lester has won the Wedding Industry Award for Best Videographer at this year’s Wedding Inc Awards.

Based in Cononley, Alex’s company - Studio Lester - has won the Award for Best Videographer in Scotland.

Wedding business owners have suffered over the past two years with the pandemic and Weddings Inc – Wedding Industry Awards wanted to honor key players and recognise the contribution of business owners within the wedding industry.

Alex explained how important winning this award was, especially after suffering - like thousands of other business owners - throughout the pandemic.

“2021 was a really tough year. Having to juggle 30+ bookings alongside a further 20+ that were rearranged during Covid, I pretty much had to work fit two seasons’ worth of shoots into six months, once restrictions eased. Needless to say I was dead on my feet when the season finally concluded.

“I like to think I go the extra mile as a filmmaker, using cine-grade cameras, drones and audio recorders to capture the narrative of any given day before editing together a timeless film that my clients can enjoy for the rest of their lives. To be recognised as the very best videographer in the whole of Scotland is really quite overwhelming, and I’m going to enjoy this accolade for a long time yet.”

A spokesperson from Wedding Inc stated that “Studio Lester has continually marked itself by the quality of the service and product offered. Alex’s films have significantly contributed to improving the wedding industry and offering that exceptional service to customers.”