Frequently Asked Questions:
Hi, I'm interested in your services. How do I book you for my wedding?
Hello! First you will have to check my AVAILABILITY to see if your wedding date is still available. If there is a blue blip on your date, this means I am already booked. I currently do not double-book and have no future plans to.
How much does it cost to book you and what forms of payment do you accept?
I require a $600 retainer fee ($800 with the Photo Package Add-On) in order to lock in your date. I accept Cash, Check and Venmo as forms of payment.
Why should I choose you? What makes you different from all of the other videographers?
Well, I can answer these questions in many ways. I can hype myself up and come off as a salesman or give you a sales pitch. But to be honest, I don’t want to. I consider myself an artist and veteran storyteller. If you're looking for someone to simply film your wedding and are looking for the best possible price, then I honestly don't believe that I'm the right videographer for you. When my clients book me, it’s because they see something different from what is typically out there. I notice it in the texts they send me after they receive their online highlights video. I see it in the comments their friends and family post on Facebook with tears. My clients want a powerful story to be told and that's what I aim to deliver every wedding. I can’t tell you what makes me different. I guess you'll just have to see for yourself.
Which Package is best for me?
It really depends on what you want as your final delivery. Here are some recommendations:
Highlights Package: You just want an Online Highlights video (5-7 minutes) shot and edited by me to share with your friends and family online. Maybe you're into video editing or know someone that knows how to edit video, so you'd rather edit your FULL Ceremony and Full Reception yourself. You will receive a Hard Drive with all of the footage and audio straight out of camera, unedited and not synced.
Wedding Film Package: You'd rather not watch your wedding in it's entirety, but the highlights video doesn't show enough of the wedding. This is a much longer highlights video that includes more of the speeches and more ceremony and reception details of the day. The Wedding FIlm runs about 10-15 minutes compared to the Highlights video which runs about 5-7 minutes.
Standard Package: You want EVERYTHING edited and polished by me. You got it!
Why do all of your packages have x3 Cinematographers? Can I take one out to save money?
My style of coverage is different in that I offer various perspectives during your wedding day. Having 3 cinematographers allows us to capture audience reactions when the bride is walking down the aisle, audience perspectives during the reception events and faster coverage during romantics and detail capture. Because I want to uphold this style of quality, I cannot remove a cinematographer as each person plays a very important role during your wedding day.
Why must you start at getting ready?
We prefer to start during the "getting ready" portion of the day so that we can capture important details such as the dress, shoes, rings etc before it's put on.
Do you offer discounts?
Do you offer Same Day Edits?
Yes. Although my preference and recommendation would be a highlights video, due to the overall quality of a non-rushed product, I can still provide a Same Day Edit for you and your guests to see at the end of the night. Please inquire in your message.
Do you offer DVDs/BluRays?
I no longer offer DVDs or BluRays. Instead, I highly recommend you go with my PERSONALIZED USB option which includes High Definition exports of your video. With DVDs being Standard Definition and the market moving towards Ultra-High Definition, the video quality of DVDs is too low. As for BluRays, not many people have a BluRay player from my personal experience. With SMART TVs, simply plug in the USB, select the USB input on your TV and your videos will play as if it were a DVD/BluRay player. Or transfer all digital files to your phone or tablet and stream through AppleTV, Chromecast or any other wireless streaming device.
What is the difference between the Highlights video and the Wedding Film?
Most of my clients go with the highlights video. These can run from 5-7 minutes and are purely centered on the bride and groom. My Wedding Films run between 10-15 minutes and showcase more wedding details and speeches. I only recommend the wedding film if you do not care to watch your ceremony and reception in its entirety.
What is the Documentary Edit?
Think of it like a sports telecast. Watch your ceremony and reception events in real time as the camera switches to get the best possible angles. This edit can take up to 6 months.
What cameras do you utilize?
I currently use Sony DSLR bodies and Canon lenses to capture weddings in High Definition. 4k capture coming soon!
Do you need to scout our Ceremony and Reception venue(s) prior?
I do not need to scout any venues as it only takes me about 3 minutes the day of to understand the set up and where we need to be.
Can I choose my own music for the highlights video?
In order for me to run my business legally, I must be able to use music that I can license. I choose my music from websites such as www.TheMusicBed.com and www.SongFreedom.com I always prefer to choose the music because I understand the flow of your wedding. But, if you would like to be more involved, you're free to browse these websites and shoot me some suggestions.
My photographer has it listed in their contract that they are priority. Is this a problem?
Yes. During getting ready and romantics I prefer to direct some of my own shots. My time with the bride and groom takes no longer than 10-15 minutes during the romantics. If a photographer doesn’t allow me to do this then I feel that the quality of your video may suffer.
Your company name sounds like you do porn. Why don’t you change it?
Well, I booked you anyways. Now what?
Great! Now just sit back and relax until your wedding date and we’ll be there to capture your special day!