Frequently Asked Questions:
How many hours of coverage do I need for video on my wedding day? From bride/groom prep all the way to the send off at the end of the night, we typically provide between 7 to 10 hours of coverage.
What is a highlight film? Our highlight films are what you see on our website and on social media and are very polished, story driven, and sometimes jump from different parts of your day (time-shifting) to show emotional moments and tell a story quickly. They can be anywhere from 5-8 minutes and sometimes longer depending on the coverage and upgrades.
What is a ceremony film? A ceremony film covers the full ceremony from start to finish with all the best angels and audio so you can see and hear everything clearly. Here’s an example of a ceremony film.
What is a documentary film? Our documentary films are included in our top two collections and cover prep all the way through the send off (full ceremony edit included). They are generally 1-2 hours long, edited in chronological order and include all of the key events from the day with mini highlight/montage sections sprinkled though-out the film. Here‘s an example of a documentary film.
What is a teaser film? It’s a 60 second mini highlight delivered within a week of your wedding. These are great for a quick fix and social media engagement. Here’s an example of a teaser film.
What is rehearsal dinner coverage? Our main goal for rehearsal dinner coverage is to film the speeches from your friends and family. These are once in a lifetime speeches that you’ll cherish and are perfect to mix in with your highlight film to help convey story and emotion. You’ll also receive a full edit of the speeches. Here’s an example of a rehearsal dinner film.
What is an adventure session? This is a separate day of filming (sometimes the day of your photographer’s engagement session). The goal is to get more content to use for your highlight film, documentary film or as a save the date style video.
Do you film the full ceremony, first dances and other important events? Yes, even if your collection does not include a full documentary film, we will film it for future upgrades. These are once in a lifetime moments so we want you to have the option to upgrade later. This is a big reason our starting collection includes 2 videographers instead of one. Having two videographers helps us to capture all important moments with 2 manned cameras to catch the best angles of those moments.
When are my films delivered? We try to deliver all films ASAP and will have them to you within 90 days of your wedding. Our teaser films are delivered within a week.
How are my films delivered? We deliver all of your finished films with a keepsake USB flash drive though the mail, a digital download link, and streaming with apps like Vimeo, YouTube and other platforms that work for viewing on TV’s, iPads, phones, etc. You’ll also receive a custom URL on our website to see all of your streaming/download links in one place.
Who picks the music? We have certain licensing regulations that we must follow so we pick the music. We always pick music that best matches our couples personalities and the footage captured from the day.
Can we hire you to film just the ceremony? We believe that future you will want a family heirloom to show to your kids and grandchildren and our style of wedding filmmaking is best fit for our starting collection.
What’s your booking process? We like to set up a quick phone call first to make sure we’re a good for fit each-other then we’ll send a questionnaire, contract and invoice. Our retainer is 25% down which goes toward your total and reserves your date.
When should I book? We recommend booking sooner than later (normal bookings are 6 – 18 months out). If we’re available, we’re happy to book last minute. We’ve actually booked the same day (yes, that happened once) and several a month or two before.