I know you’ll have many questions about my services on your big day.
Here are some questions I get asked frequently:
How many hours do you spend on the wedding day?
I am generally willing to document most of your day, starting with the bride and bridesmaids getting ready and continuing through the evening dancing. Typically I am shooting for 9-12 hours. As your guests enjoy their cocktails, I am sensitive to that and know when it is time to stop filming! (Coverage is package-specific).
Will you come to multiple locations?
Yes, I will accompany the wedding party as they move about during the day, although I generally let your wedding photographers take the lead in setting the schedule and choosing locations. I am there to capture those candid moments while you are out and about town!
During the church service, are you able to move around, or are you restricted to one spot?
This will depend on the individual church that you are getting married in. Some are very restrictive; others are more open to photography and video. Regardless, I am there to document you and will endeavor to find the best angle(s) for capturing your vows. I also work discreetly, so as not to intrude on your ceremony or your guests.
Do you use a microphone on the groom?
Yes, I place a small wireless microphone just inside the groom’s coat jacket; it is very tiny, and will not be visible in your photos. We don’t want you looking like an anchorman on your wedding day!
How many cameras do you use?
Since I prefer to move around discreetly, I use one camera. I will put an unmanned second camera on a tripod for a static shot in your church. An additional videographer is included in my Deluxe package.
What equipment do you use?
Lights, camera cranes, etc?
One of my main philosophies while shooting your wedding film is to simply capture those fleeting, special moments that you will be sharing. By using minimal equipment, I am able to move about unobtrusively during your day. I will not be turning your wedding into a Hollywood movie set!
Will there be any requirements at the reception,
such as all lights on during speeches?
Unless you are planning on having a very dark reception hall, the equipment I use can do very well in most lighting. That said, more light is always better for good video (and good photography).
What about audio at the reception?
Plugging in a recorder (which I provide) into the DJ’s sound system ideally captures the audio from your speeches and toasts. I will check with your DJ to ensure that they have this capability (most do).
Can we use the music we dance to in our video?
Copyright laws restrict me from using unlicensed music in your final video. However, I AM able to include the live-recording of a portion of your song as played by your DJ, or performed by your band. I also have a library of licensed music that I work with, and will select appropriate music for each section of your video.
What format do you provide the finished film in?
In today’s connected and shareable society, it’s vital to have your video playable on a variety of devices. I provide a full HD, high-bitrate mp4 file of your finished film on a USB flash drive.
This format is ideal for sharing on Facebook and YouTube, plays well on all tablets and phones (iPads and iPhones included), and is even playable via the USB thumb drive on many newer LCD/LED TV sets!