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Videography - a deeper look

Videography should not be an afterthought

Going Beyond the Wedding

Your story begins long before your wedding day.  In fact, the people you interact with, the life experiences you have as individuals and as a couple has paved the way to the wedding day.  The wedding day is in fact the pinnacle of a much longer journey.  

We have always been fascinated by this fact and we have spent years dedicating our energy into exploring relationships and the dynamics that occur in them.  We decided that we would take our love for this and infuse it into YOUR story.  Going above and beyond just covering a wedding day and making your wedding video uniquely yours.

Imagine that your wedding video could be different from all the normal recap videos. Instead, what if your video was more than that, what if it celebrates the relationships of your bridal party to you?  What if we could tell a deeper story about your love and relationship? What if we could weave bits and pieces of your quirky nature or how you are the glue in your family into your wedding video?  We help create more than just a memory of the day, we help you relive and relish the people in your lives.

If you want a story that is truly yours and weaves much of your life's experiences together into a beautiful story that includes your wedding as the pinnacle of the relationship, then we want to work with you and tell your story.

As you can imagine, such dedication to story is very intensive and requires lots of exploration and discovery, so we only take a limited number of commissions per year.  CONTACT US NOW to schedule a preliminary discovery session where we can establish if we are a good fit.  From there we will create a custom package that best reflects your personalities and needs!

The Process

The process with working with us is more than us showing up on the wedding day.  We put in a lot of effort right up front.  We have a casual discovery session over some food and we learn and ask questions about you guys to get an idea on where to start and where to dig.  From there, our team explores ways to tell your story and find things that are relevant and create ways to explore it creatively.  From there it's time to meet again and layout our vision for you.  We work together to figure out logistics and how we can make the story happen.  Our work typically involves time outside your wedding and we work to create that with you.  No story is the same and neither will yours, we make it our mission to be your historian and tell your story so that it is not a duplicatable production because it contains things that are uniquely you.

What now?

The next recommended item to do now is to connect with us and chat about your wedding and see if we are a  good fit.  We never book a wedding without meeting our couples and making sure that we are able to connect and tell a great story.  This is our commitment to you.  To get a feeling for the types of story we tell see some of our samples here!

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Same Day Edits

Same Day Edits (SDE)  are our specialty.  This is when our skilled videographers and amazing editors film and produce a short video that recaps the day while still keeping your unique personalities in it!  Played LIVE at your reception, this amazing piece is sure to wow all your guests.

So how do you know a SDE is right for you?  IF you are looking for a piece that helps fill in the gap for the majority of your guests about what happened throughout the day or you want a piece that is a sizzling snapshot of your amazing day then this is the product for you!  The SDE footage ends at the beginning of your reception to ensure that we have enough time to finish the production to show your guests.

You can add an SDE to a Feature Presentation to give you the best of both worlds!

Avg length: 2-3min  (As long as it needs to be awesome!)

Highlight Presentation

Following hot on the heels of a Same Day Edit.  A highlight features a tightly packed video that includes footage from the entire time our videographers are present!

This is a great piece to have for those who want video for their day but may be a bit budget conscious.  Rather than being shown on the day of, this video comes to you weeks after your wedding

Some Highlights may include bits of dialog, and some won't.  As it is meant to be a recap of your day it certainly doesn't have the depth of storytelling as our Feature does.

Avg length 3-4min

The Feature Presentation

A more robust look at your wedding, the Feature Presentation is a much longer piece.  Typically closer to 1 minute for every shooting hour, this piece is long enough to be amazing but not long enough to bore you.  It recounts the many facets of the day and typically includes more dialog.

The Feature allows us to preplan a story about your day.  We spend time to get to know you even deeper and find out a story to present to you for your day that can't be replicated.  It would be too personal and too intimate a production for us to just put any bride and groom into.  

Avg length: 7-14min (approximately 1 min per shooting hour)

Documentary Cut

Similar to RAW footage, our editors include a rough cut of different parts of your day such as the ceremony, special performances and speeches.  We feel that this helps round out the entire memory experience, but doesn't impede on why you hire us in the first place and that is to show you the deeper intricacies of your wedding day.  They are separated into different sections so that things are easy to access and you can watch them in full.  

Avg Length:  Long... this is an unabridged cut of your day's milestones: Ceremony, Speeches, Games

The Digital Short

One of the pieces that put us on the map was our indepth look at a relationship and putting together these elements to produce a video that tells you so much more about a relationship.

Some are designed to be fun, some are quick and some are longer but these digital shorts are designed to be entertaining for you and your guests for years to come.

We know we did our job right when what we produce resonates with not only our couples, but those who are dearest to them as well.

Avg Length: depends on the production type. The development of content and story is dependant on our discovery session.