FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do we go about hiring you to film our wedding?

We are so grateful that you have chosen us for such an important day in your lives. We request a 1/3 retainer with a signed contract to secure a date. Inquiries do not guarantee that a date is held. Availability changes on a daily basis and is subject to change without notice. Final payment is due two weeks prior to the wedding.  

Can we hire you for just a few hours?

We have a five hour minimum on Saturday's. However, we are happy to provide a customized quote for intimate weekday weddings requiring less coverage. Just let us know more about your wedding. Packages can not be split among multiple days. We also film rehearsal dinners. That is a great time to capture those toasts. 

Do you have recommendations for other wedding vendors?

We love to work with local vendors, so please feel free to ask us for recommendations on who is the best of the best and who we enjoy working with. We really love working with wedding planners and always recommend hiring a planner to our clients. They are a huge help to you and to all the vendors at your wedding. 

Do you have travel fees?

We love to travel and charge minimal fees for coverage outside of Lee and Collier County. Travel fees will be quoted per individual job. 

How do you capture our vows? 

We use tiny wireless microphones to capture audio for your film: one on the groom and the other on your officiate during your ceremony. Our microphones record audio only and do not provide amplification of your ceremony for your friends and family to hear. Please contact your venue or entertainment to inquire about amplification equipment for your ceremony.  

When should we start filming?

Video moves much slower then photography. Our shots take time to set up and capture. We try to find creative ways to capture each of your details. The time before the start of your ceremony is when we get our most creative shots, so the more time we have, the better. 

We like to start our films with shots of your beatuiful dress hanging, shoes, jewelry, hair, and makeup being finalized. We also like to capture your dress going on as well as the groom's last minute preparations. We would love to be with you at least an hour before you get dressed to ensure great content for your video. 

Should we do a First Look?

We think doing a first look is fantastic and believe videography captures that very well. It is one of our favorite things to film.  

What don’t you film?

We don’t think family photos is something that belongs in video, so we don’t film that. During that time we can find a million other things to shoot. We don’t film people eating either. 

Can you start our video when the ceremony starts? 

We require at least one hour prior to your ceremony as a start time in order to get detail shots of your ceremony site, venue, and guest arrival. We also need to mic your groom and officiate, as well as test audio to make sure it is perfect. 

What about music for our video?

Our Movie Trailer songs are licensed for Internet use as to comply with copyright infringement laws. For more information on this policy, please feel free to inquire with any questions that you might have. We cover the cost of the license. For your main film, we have several options that we can review with you.  

Do you charge sales tax?

There is 6% sales tax if we deliver our final product within the state of Florida. Anything delivered via the Internet is tax exempt. 

Do you own a drone? 

We do own a drone. If time and weather permits, we can fly it as long as the venue has no rules against it. We do not charge extra for drone shots, nor do we guarantee we will use them. We do use our drone for establishing shots of the venue. We do think that a video shouldn't consist of mostly drone footage. We will not fly our drone during the wedding, especially not during the ceremony or over people. Flying over people is illegal. We don’t like to break the law. 

Can we see more then a movie trailer?

We are happy to provide you with sample videos besides movie trailers. Just ask! We are quite proud of our work. In fact, we encourage you to ask any videographer you are considering to share with you an entire wedding, not just a three-minute film.

Who edits our wedding films?

All video is edited in house, we do not outsource our work. This guarantees the highest of quality that you can expect when you retain us for your wedding. Our average time for final video delivery is three months. However, that time fluctuates throughout the year from one to five months depending on season. Most of the work that goes into a video is done after the wedding. Once we start editing your video, approximately sixty hours of editing will go into a finished product. Editing video is very time consuming and also a very creative process. We won’t let anything out the door that we don’t love!   

 

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