Can you film both of us getting ready?
Each package comes with one videographer as standard. Due to the fact that a person can’t be in two places at once, if you and your partner are both getting ready at different locations, I can usually only guarantee that I’ll film one of you getting ready. However, for a small fee I can also organise a second videographer to make sure we can cover both locations for you. If you are both getting ready at the same venue, then I can usually film you both getting ready!
Do you charge for travel and accommodation?
I’ll travel anywhere within 100 miles of London for free, and anything beyond that is charged at 50p per mile.
If travel clocks in at more than 2 hours, I usually need accommodation the night before (so that I’m there early enough to film you getting ready), and the night after (to make sure I can stay until the dancing starts). All I need is a room in a hotel somewhere nearby. I’ll usually try and find a suitable option, but if you think you can find a better alternative, feel free to suggest that!
Do you travel abroad for destination weddings or elopements?
I absolutely do! I’ll have to charge extra for travel and accommodation, but I love travelling abroad for weddings.
Why do you say that the Highlight Film is 5-7 minutes long?
I ask that you trust me with the length of your highlight film. The story and content of your day will dictate the length. I would never want to cut a great story short due to time constraints, and, equally, I would never want to dilute a story just to reach a minimum length. In my experience, a film will always need to be longer than 5 minutes, but never longer than 7 minutes, and somewhere between that is the sweet spot that will allow me to tell your story in the most beautiful way.
When will our wedding video be ready?
Each wedding requires a lot of attention to detail, and that process can take time, especially during the busy months. That being said, I try to ensure that your video will be ready within 16 weeks.
Where is our money going?
Because I know how important your wedding day is, I only take on a select number of weddings each year to ensure that I give each one my full and undivided care and attention.
I realise that videos don’t come cheap, and it can often be difficult to figure out if hiring a videographer is worth it. I’d like you to think of your wedding film as an investment. Have you ever felt so happy that you never wanted the moment to end? Well that’s what I aim to do with your wedding film – I capture the day using state of the art equipment so that you can relive those happy moments again and again for the rest of your life. But that state of the art equipment doesn’t come cheap, and my prices include the cost of maintaining and upgrading my equipment to make sure I’m always as prepared as possible to capture your special memories.
Once the day is done, I pour my heart and soul into editing your video, which can often require over a week of non-stop work to perfect a stunning film that’s sure to evoke some emotion (re: tears) in both you and your friends and family.
How do I know you won’t lose our video?
After every wedding, I immediately back up everything I recorded that day onto an external hard drive. Then, when I get back to the studio, I back this up again onto another hard drive; for good measure, I also back it up to a third hard drive, which is kept off-site. That way, if anything happens to my local physical copies, there’s always another backup somewhere to make sure your footage is ALWAYS safe.
Can you put an Ed Sheeran song in our video?
Unfortunately not, no. On the one hand, it’s illegal, and there’s always a risk that the label who produce the song will take action through civil or criminal courts for making unauthorised copies of their songs and for loss of revenue. For that reason, I do not use commercial music in my films.
Secondly, choosing the perfect music for your wedding film is an important part of the creative process for me. The right song can make or break a wedding film, and so it can sometimes take me days to find a soundtrack that will draw you into the film and tie in with the visuals, the narrative, and the audio to ensure your film has maximum emotional impact. For this I use a database of independent music producers who I pay to licence their music (don’t worry though, the cost of licensing their music is included in my packages).