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.
Yes. I'm willing to travel to wherever your wedding will be. The fee amount which covers travel expenses will vary depending on the location.
A deposit is required to book your wedding date and the amount is 1/3 of the total price. It becomes a “retainer,” meaning that it won't be refundable, if you decide to cancel within 120 days of the wedding date. If your wedding date is less than 4 months away at the time of booking, the deposit is non-refundable.
I can accept credit cards, cash, checks, online bank transfers using our invoicing system or with Zelle. Bank transfers and Zelle are prefered to reduce costs.
I don't charge extra for aerial shots. If conditions allow for safe flying and I know the footage will look good in the film, I'll definitely try to get some aerial shots but can't guarantee it.
The 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.
The base package also includes a premium motion book which is a video play book, designed to look like an album (great for a coffee table!). You can also purchase a custom walnut wood flash drive in a matching box. Contact me and I'll show you sample photos.
In my opinion, music is very important and can make or break a film. You can suggest a style or genre of music that you would like but I make the final song choices. I choose music that compliments and supports the storyline and “flow" of the film. I only use licensed music from Musicbed.com. You can check out the music available there and send me some favorites.
Turnaround times vary with each project and during different seasons of the year. My turnaround is longer than most others and that's because I don't make cookie-cutter films. I strive to make every wedding film unique and fitting for you as a couple. This takes many, many hours of reviewing footage, building a storyline, finding the right music tracks, putting it all together and color grading each shot.
You can expect to receive your film anywhere from 2-8 months, depending on how you customize your package. I value quality over turnaround time. Many past clients have told me that it was worth the wait, so don't worry, I'll keep you updated on the progress. After all, the value of your wedding film will only grow over time so I wouldn't want to rush an edit and have you stuck with a mediocre film.
Although many other videography companies offer raw footage, I don't think it's valuable to you unedited so I don't offer it. Raw footage is just a long, unorganized list of video files, like the ingredients a chef uses to create a delicious meal, or the different color paints that an artist uses to paint a painting. I hope you get the idea. If you're still interested in purchasing the footage, let me know and I can add the option to your quote.
Yes, I do my 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. I’ll contact the photographer before the wedding day to plan out how to work together better. I usually contact the DJ and officiant as well to make sure we get the best possible audio for the ceremony and reception.
Yes, if the venue where you will have your wedding requires proof of insurance, I can provide a certificate of insurance. My liability policy covers property damages up to 1 million.