Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need more than one videographer for my wedding?
Capturing a wedding with a one man show can still yield a beautiful wedding film, but one person cannot have their eyes and ears in more than one place at a time. Having two videographers will ensure that more of your wedding story is captured. Interviews are easier to record with two videographers. Having a camera with the bridesmaids and the groomsmen means that more of the candid moments can be remembered in your wedding films.
How soon do I receive my wedding films?
Documentary wedding videography takes much longer to edit than simple music video style wedding films. Videographers who turn around a wedding film in days or a few weeks are likely not creating a story, but merely editing together a string of pretty pictures. Our team takes about one month to provide a draft of your wedding films. Great wedding films cannot be made without careful attention to the story being told, and we do not want to rush something that will be a legacy for the rest of your life.
How are your wedding videos different?
Coming from the world of wedding photojournalism, our main focus is story. We strive to record a story that is meaningful to you and your partner. Something you can watch on your anniversary, Something you can send to a grandparent, aunt, or uncle who could not make the wedding, and still feel the spirit of the day through the testimonies and highlights of the day. Family interviews and longer highlight films are just a few of the things we do differently from most other wedding videographers.
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Can we pick the music for our wedding films?
Why do you cost more than other videographers?
As with any professional service, you get what you pay for.
Inexperienced, uninsured, or basic wedding videographers will charge cheap prices (less than $2,000) because they are not offering the same service.
We film every single wedding with two videographers (or more) and this extra labor makes a dramatic difference in both the quality and editing of the final product you receive as a wedding keepsake. Cheap videographers will cut corners to make sure they can crank out as many wedding videos as possible. As with any other craft, hiring the cheapest possible option is almost never a good idea. I would never hire a plumber for $15/hr and I wouldn’t hire a lawyer for $50/hr, because something important is going to be lacking.
Experience makes a big difference. When new wedding videographers are starting their business, they try to film as many weddings as possible to try to make enough money to buy equipment or simply build a portfolio. More established companies will often limit the number of weddings they take on in a year to be able to provide the best possible product for their clients. Our focus is on quality, not quantity, so we also limit the number of weddings we film each year.
Our highlight films are longer and story driven. Our clients receive both a 5 minute story film and a longer 40-50 minute film. We have not found any other videographers that offer this service in our area. Most videographers will either provide a short music video or also give full ceremony, toasts, and dances, piecemeal without editing them into something more dynamic and engaging to watch over and over again.