About Mike

GET TO KNOW ME !

IT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO CLICK WITH PEOPLE THAN TO CLICK THE SHUTTER - Alfred Eisenstaedt

Hi, I’m Michael Reid (aka Reidy) and I’m the Founder and Creative Director of Capture Media. I’m a South African living in Norwich with my beautiful wife, Tatum Reid, who just happens to be a well known Wedding Photographer in Norfolk. We’ve also got an 18 month old Cockapoo called Darcey who we love to bits and who keeps us busy in so many ways.

 

MY STORY

I grew up in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town in a working class family with my sister and two brothers, who is all older than me. I had a pretty good childhood with a very loving family and left the nest at the age of 19 when I went to University. I did a Bachelors of Science degree at the University of Stellenbosch and then went on to obtain my Cardiac Physiology Degree at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein. It was at University that I met Tatum but it wasn't until a few years later that she realised that she can't live without me and we started dating. :)
Things moved on pretty quick from there and here we are, happily married for 9 years now.

Moving to the UK in 2009 was definitely one of the best decisions we made and we are very much settled in now. We absolutely love Norfolk and can't see ourselves living anywhere else.
Although making beautiful wedding films is my passion I also have a background in Healthcare. I’m a qualified Cardiac Physiologist and still practice this profession as a locum part time while focussing on my cinematography venture.

After playing around with photography and video editing as a hobby I noticed that there was a serious lack of cinematic style wedding films in the UK and Norfolk in particular. I wanted people to realise that wedding films didn't need to be long and boring and that it could very much be personal, emotional and fun. So in 2014 I took the plunge and decided to start my own videography business. Capture Media was born...
I’ve always loved photography and cinematography has been a natural progression for me. I just love the way that you bring music and video together to form a cinematic experience that will last a lifetime. I believe it’s this enthusiasm and passion for filmmaking that sets my films apart from the rest. I really hope this will shine through in the films I create for you…

WHEREVER THERE IS LIGHT, ONE CAN PHOTOGRAPH