with Lauren

What inspired your career journey?

I started as a TV producer fourteen years ago, working as a runner on Strictly Come Dancing. I worked my way up to Series Producer and worked on some of the biggest entertainment shows along the way – from Love Island to Big Brother, Gogglebox to The X Factor and Take Me Out. I love television but when my friends started getting married and asked me to film their weddings and events, I realised how much I enjoyed that too, so have created a life where I spending half my time working in television and half filming B’Nei Mitzvahs, Weddings and Events alongside brand videos for companies like Maybelline and Jenny Packham. I love every minute of filming and editing and am so thrilled that I get to do it for a living.

What are your trend predictions for 2019?

Until now, video has very much been seen as a costly additional extra for an event but I’ve seen more people realise that its an excellent way of preserving memories of something you’re investing in already – so more event videos! Also recently I’ve had lots enquiries for memory preserving videos – interviews with older family members talking about their lives which I think is a really fascinating concept. Generally, people are coming round to the idea of preserving memories on film which I absolutely love.

Do you live by any motto or philosophy?

Always be kind.

What would your best piece of advice be for someone beginning his or her planning journey?

I used to produce a live TV show every week which sounds terrifying, but at the time, I took the approach that whatever happened, the show was going to go ahead, so worrying about it whilst planning wasn’t helpful, so, I just got on with the work and tried to enjoy the process. Try not to sweat the small stuff. Remember that what you’re doing is ultimately creating a really lovely time with your favorite people. Also. trust the professionals. They have experience and will be able to help take the weight off your shoulders so you can get on with having a great time and busting moves to Whitney.

Lauren

What's your favourite season, why?

Spring – there is always so much to look forward to.

P.S and just for reference, what's your favourite word in the English language?

Serendipity – because I love the idea of the world being full of exciting, promising chance events.