Hmmm, almost anything? haha. Here is some q&a so you can understand who is alex ball
1. What do you love?
The outdoors! Spontaneous adventures with friends or randoms while traveling. Chatting with interesting people, hearing their stories. Creating things, be it videos, delicious food or diy projects. Also, hiking, camping, climbing, running and going on two wheeled adventures (see ridewithalex.com ) It’s not all go go go, chilling with some Chai Tea is the best!
2. Who are you?
An artist, a dreamer, an outdoor lover, a traveller, a foodie, a camper, a diy’er, really tall, a pun lover, dog lover, a nerd, mostly reserved ~ but extraverted on demand (complicated I know ☺️), a music lover, a brother, a son. I live for story. I want to try, to fail and learn from it, to give everything I have.
3. Why do you film weddings and elopements?
Because they are moments that matter. Not just pretty images, but real emotion, real stories. For me it is all about the people and the vulnerability that comes with the day. Often we wear the mask of how we want the world to see us, this is one of those moments in time where masks are tossed aside and the real you is on display. I’m super honoured to be trusted to make films for couples, stories that are a genuine, real, which bring people to tears and laughter.
4. Can you film my wedding at
undisclosed secret location?
Hai! That’s japanese for yes! My passport is current, with pages ready for stamping 🙂 I’m based in Brisbane, Australia and often go wandering on interstate and overseas adventures with my couples.
5. How much to have you?
$4900AUD for all-day wedding coverage local to Brisbane ~ this is for regular wedstivals. Elopements, surprise weddings and other unique celebrations are priced on speaking with you, but usually $3900 + travel.
6. Why all day coverage?
I’m there to document this moment in time, the location (I love nature and the outdoors ), family, friends as well as you both. I’m not there to only capture the formalities and legalities of a wedding ceremony, depending what happens on the day/s your movie could be 10-15min.
7. Will my wedding feel like a movie set with tripods and cables and camera operators all over the place?
Nope! That’s the last thing I would want at a wedding, the day becoming a production. I’m all about the smallest footprint to capture the moment. You might notice from my work I shoot a lot of intimate outdoor weddings, this is what I love and what I would want for myself. There is just me, no crew or roadies, no stationary cameras, steadicams, slider things, most of the day I carry the same volume of gear as a photographer, one, sometimes two cameras (not those big ones you throw over your shoulder) and a funky video tripod with one leg #ahoysailor ~ I’m often mistaken as the photographers assistant 🙂
I really value getting to ‘unprofessionally’ know my couples. We’ll share stories over a beverage or two, hopefully I’ll become just another friend with a fancy camera at your wedding. Why do we hang out? Well to tell your story I need to listen. I can’t share your story without first understanding who you guys are. Jump onto the contact page and say hello. I also hope you get to know me and what I love as much as I do you <3