James created HoneyBear Films because he’s a big bear of a man who may appear scary at first (damn bitchy resting face), but on the inside he’s a big old softy who loves a good giggle. A cinematographer, film editor and photo editor, he’s shot hundreds of weddings and has experience across all cultures and styles.
He loves to shoot in a candid, unobtrusive way and then he gets to his real work. Finding your unique story in the edit. His specialty is layering in vows and speeches in highlight films to show off who you are and what it really felt like to be at your wedding. As an award-winning filmmaker James has worked on multiple feature films and TV shows. He has a Masters degree in screenwriting and an impeccable knowledge of story which he uses to elevate wedding films to the next level.
With a PhD in Fine Arts (Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney), a technical education in Art Photography and many years of professional practice, Jade has honed an ideal combination of artistic aesthetic and technical skill.
A visual artist who has exhibited in Australia and internationally, Jade captures small details and the beauty of the surrounds, filtered through her unique vision. She loves to encapsulate and convey the mood of your wedding.
Jared has been filming professionally for the past decade, and longer if you count all the films he was making with his family camcorder when younger. These include short films, music videos, documentaries, and of course, wedding films.
He has experience across all different types of weddings and is a great addition to have to your day. Jared brings a calm, bright energy to weddings, from his years of experience and romanticised love for cinematic storytelling.
Freya & Greg are all about experiencing life to the fullest and capturing that with their cameras. They’ve shot weddings all over the country as they travel the continent in their self-converted van. They love capturing what is unique about each couple’s special relationship. They are massive fans of couples who shrug off what they think they NEED to do and instead do whatever the hell they WANT to do on their wedding day. Freya & Greg will be your own personal hype train.
When you’re choosing between wedding videographers in Sydney, it can be hard to know which company to go with. You’re looking for a style that is both cinematic and candid, that showcases the major points of a wedding whilst similarly capturing the intimate moments. All of this must be paired with professional cinematography, skillful editing, and exceptional customer service and commitment.
At HoneyBear Films, well offer all that and more. Our point of difference is our incredible team. Each of our members come from a diverse background of educations and skillsets, all of which have culminated in HoneyBear being a haven for creatives who all have one very important thing in common – we love weddings!
HoneyBear Films is home to Sydney’s best industry professional videographers. James Raue is an award-winning cinematographer and editor who fell in love with shooting candid weddings after establishing himself firmly in Australia’s film industry. With a background in fine art, Jade brings her artistic eye to framing the perfect cinematic shots, both moving and still. Jared is an experienced filmmaker, an expert at telling a visual story. Finally, Freya & Greg are our fun loving photographers who can guide couples across Sydney through the perfect wedding day. One that is both unique and captured candidly.