Are You Available?
If you would like to see if I’m free for your big day, please contact me using the contact form, via phone, or on social media.
When Do We Receive Our Film?
I spend approximately 40 – 50 hours editing the footage into your final video and therefore it takes time to deliver a beautiful final film. I try to deliver your highlight film to you 4-6 weeks after your wedding and your feature film within 8-10 weeks. Of course, I will never rush your video so sometimes it may take a little longer.
Can You Make ChangeS?
Editing a film typically takes 40-50 hours. This is because I pay incredible care and attention to editing and you can trust that I have produced every the best wedding video possible. Therefore, I don’t typically offer re-edits. Re-edits will be charged accordingly, unless there’s something that’s wrong (in a technical sense) in the video.
Is there anything different to know about church weddings?
I recommend talking with the vicar when you first meet them to explain you will be having a videographer at your wedding and see if they have any specific stipulations. Some request an additional fee if a videographer is present. If this is the case, then it is the responsibility of the couple to pay this fee. Vicars typically request as little disruption as possible and therefore we do not move around too much during the ceremony (which is typically true for civil ceremonies too).
How Do We Make a Reservation?
You can reserve me for your wedding with an initial deposit of £300, which secures your date in my diary. At the time of reservation you will also receive a written agreement. This outlines the videography service so you know what to expect from your wedding film.
Where Do You Film?
I am Dorset based, but I travel across the Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon, Somerset, London and beyond for weddings (including abroad). I request an additional fee to cover expenses for long distance travel (greater than 50 miles) and destination weddings. This covers time, fuel and overnight accommodation.
What Music Do You Use?
I license music after watching through the footage from your wedding. That way, I can choose a song that fits the flow of your wedding day. Licensing popular songs isn’t possible without infringing copyright, so I source independent music for your wedding film. The advantage of independent music is that its far more unique to your wedding film, unlike more popular songs. If you would like some input on music, the best way is to let me know genres that you like.
Do you offer aerial videography?
I do not offer drone (aerial) videography in my wedding films as standard for various reasons. However, if you would like aerial footage in your film please get in touch and I can quote an additional costs for aerial videography.
What is a second shooter?
A second shooter is an additional videographer who will help me with filming on the day and will capture key moments, that simply wouldn’t be possible to film if I was working alone. I believe a second shooter is invaluable and that’s why it’s something that is included in all my packages.
How many weddings do you film each year?
I limit the number of weddings I film to 15 per year. This means I get to know each couple, communicate regularly and dedicate more time to preparing, filming and editing each and every wedding film.
When Do You Start/Finish?
My coverage starts at bridal/groom preparation (2 hours before the ceremony) and finishes 15 minutes after your first dance. Additional coverage can be organised and if you would like me to stay until midnight then there is an additional supplement of £300. Alternatively, if you have a multi-day wedding then contact me for a bespoke quote.
Where Do We Watch Our Film?
If you have invested in a highlight video, then I upload the video to Vimeo or YouTube and I also send a USB with your film. Feature films are vastly larger files and due to the limitations of video sharing sites, I provide this on USB.
Are You Insured?
Yes! This covers my gear, indemnity and public liability for myself and my second shooters/assistants. That means that you can have peace of mind, knowing that any problems that arise on or after your wedding can be easily resolved in one way or another.
What about outdoor ceremonies?
Outdoor ceremonies are always fun – especially in the UK! They give us much more freedom to get different angles, which makes our job a little more flexible. However, there are also some challenges. The main challenge is audio recording in windy conditions. Small gusts of wind can cause the microphone record to muffled audio. To improve the chances of recording clean audio, we use furry covers on our microphones (morbidly named dead cats!). We may also use additional microphones so that there are multiple backups – there’s only one opportunity to film your wedding and we don’t take any chances!
Do you provide raw footage?
I do not offer raw footage. However, I offer unedited speech and ceremony footage in all my options. Wedding officiants typically ask that there is no recording during register signing for data protection purposes. Therefore, I do not record during this part of the ceremony.