Wedding Videography FAQs
Yes! I strongly suggest that you meet with me (Denis) before the wedding day to go over all the details and get to know each other more. That would make your wedding film even better and you won’t feel like you're being filmed by a stranger. I want us to become real friends!
We are willing to travel to wherever your wedding will be. The fee amount, which covers travel expenses, will vary depending on the location because we now have 2 main locations that we serve (Bellingham, WA + surrounding areas, and Sacramento, CA + surrounding areas).
We accept cash, check and for online payments we accept ACH payments using our invoicing system or with Zelle. Zelle and ACH (a.k.a. eCheck) are basically electronic checks used to make payments online and are low cost methods to transfer money between checking accounts from any bank. Credit cards are not accepted due to high processing fees and to avoid scams.
We don't charge extra for aerial shots. If conditions allow for safe flying and we know the footage will look good in the film, we will definitely try to get some aerial shots but can't guarantee it.
Our standard delivery method is a private web page where you can watch and download your film (and other videos if you add them). The link will be emailed to you when your film is ready. Here's an example.
You can also purchase one of our custom flash drives which will have a menu system like bluray/DVD to watch the videos, or you can copy them to your computer. Contact us for sample photos.
Not exactly. You can suggest a style or genre of music that you would like but we make the final song choices. We choose music that compliments and supports the storyline and “flow" of the film. We only use licensed music from Musicbed.
Turnaround Times: Teaser - next day. Highlight Film - about 3-4 weeks. Short Film - 3-4 months. Feature Film - about 6 months. If your package includes additional edits, the delivery time may be longer.
The Short Film and Feature Film have longer turnaround times because we usually have a backlog of about 5-10 weddings every year and we edit them in the order they were filmed. All editing is done in house (we don't outsource) and we have a high standard to make sure our films are the best they can be. We value quality over turnaround time. Multiple couples have told us that it was worth the wait, so don't worry, we'll keep you updated on the progress.
Raw footage is not offered as an option anymore for a few reasons. It's hard to watch. The audio isn't good, the videos are not color corrected, you need a powerful computer to play back smoothly, etc. If you want the raw footage solely to keep as a backup just in case. There's really no need for that because we keep the footage in our archives for many years and we'll let you know if we are going to delete it. If you want to see more from your wedding day, the "Reception Edits" option is what you're looking for.
Yes, we do our best to work alongside the photographer (and other vendors) to make sure we both capture what we need to make your wedding day absolutely perfect. We’ll contact the photographer before the wedding day to plan out how to work together better. We usually contact the DJ and officiant as well to make sure we get the best possible audio for the ceremony and reception.