Here are some quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please feel free to contact me if I can answer any other questions for you!
1. What do you need to reserve my wedding date?
To reserve your wedding date, we need a signed contract and a deposit of $750. We can’t guarantee that your day is reserved until we’ve received both of these.
2. What should I expect from you on my wedding day?
Our main goal on your wedding day is to be invisible while still capturing all of the big and small moments. I like to have a meeting or phone call with all of our brides about a month out from the wedding to make sure that we have all of our questions answered and that we’ve answered all of your questions so we don’t have to bother you on your wedding day. We also strive to work well with your photographer and stay out of their way, as we know your still pictures are very important to you, as well.
3. When should I expect to get all of the videos after the wedding?
After your wedding, the first thing we put together is the short highlight video, or trailer. I try to finish that within a week or two of the wedding. Once the trailer is completed, I’ll email you a link to the video online. You may share this link with family and friends via email, social media, etc. Next, I will work on editing the full ceremony, any toasts that we shot, and a longer version of the highlight video. Editing can take up to eight weeks, but is usually finished sooner. You have your choice of receiving five DVD copies or 1 blu-ray copy of all of the edited videos. We print a custom label directly on your DVD, as well as making a custom cover for the DVD and blu-ray cases.
4. Who chooses the music for the trailer?
This is probably our most frequently asked question and it’s a good one! I know some brides and grooms go into the wedding day with a song in mind for their trailer, but we have to use a song that we can get the license for. Unfortunately, that means that we can’t use every song. It is illegal for us to use a song that we can’t buy the license for. That means that we can’t just buy a song on iTunes and use it in your video. We get most of our songs for trailers from songfreedom.com. There are some other great music licensing websites out there, but we’ve found that songfreedom.com has the best selection of songs that you might actually know. They have a lot of popular artists and songs and continue to add more. If there is a song on songfreedom.com that you really want us to use, let us know and we’ll try our best to use it. Most of our best videos are created when we choose the music. While the song you have in mind is probably a beautiful song, it does not always necessarily fit the story we’re trying to tell with your video. All of the videos on our website were made with these great licensed songs.
5. What equipment do you bring to the wedding?
To be able to cover your wedding day to the best of our ability, we come with a lot of baggage! We bring 3-4 cameras, 7-10 lenses, 2 tripods, 2 monopods, a slider, 2 wireless mics, 2 audio recorders, and a light (when necessary). We try our best to keep all of our equipment out of the way, and we usually find place to tuck away everything that we aren’t using at that time.
6. How do you capture audio for the ceremony and toasts?
We bring two wireless mics to each wedding. We put one on the officiant and the other on the groom. This way we capture good audio of everything that the officiant says and we also capture good audio of the vows, etc that the bride and groom say. If there are toasts at the reception and you are using the DJ or band’s microphone, we try to coordinate with the DJ or band ahead of time and hook into their audio system to capture clean, crisp audio of the toasts. Most DJs are happy to work with us and let us use their audio.
7. Where can I find some reviews?
For any availability, pricing, or miscellaneous questions, please fill out the form below or feel free to give me a call at (704)770-5046. I look forward to hearing from you!