Dynamic Wedding Films

My dynamic films are more than just a highlights montage. Soundbites from the ceremony and toasts are incorporated with compelling footage to create a truly unique and moving experience.

You're film is important to me and I will invest a lot of time into it. No cookie cutters or shortcuts here. It may take longer to receive the finished product than with others, but you will know it will be unique and captivating, not to mention of the utmost professional quality. 

Beyond the time spent planning and shooting your wedding, I will spend 30+ hours of post production on your film collection - logging footage, editing, listening and choosing music, listening and picking soundbites, mixing audio, color correcting, color treating, etc. My films have a consistent look because I shoot and edit all of them. I am a longtime video professional and I come prepared for basically any situation. I have fast lenses for low light and long lenses for big churches/venues. I will have a close-up of your kiss, not just a wide shot from the back. I bring various mics, recorders and cables for various applications. I mic the groom inconspicuously with a small lavalier mic. There will be no large gaudy mics with cables hanging out of his jacket. I record clean audio from the church/venue/band/dj sound boards when possible. My shots are in focus and intentional, no excessive focus "hunting" in and out. I know my camera and lenses and how to use them, and when to use each lens to achieve a specific look. I love to shoot natural, candid close ups of you and your family and friends interacting and the emotion these evoke. I see a lot of shooters who use a wide-angle lens with a stabilizer and call it good, no close-ups. And they are missing so many details. My focus is on the cinematography, creating beautiful emotion provoking images. I do have filmmaking tools like drones, gimbals, etc. and will use them on occasion when it makes sense, but the gadgets are not my focus. And honestly, it's easy to miss some great shots fiddling with such things. 

I am easy to work with. I get along with everyone. I am inconspicuous and work to capture you and your family and friends in your natural element without inserting myself into it. I don't pose you, I'm looking for natural, candid shots.  One mother of the bride commented she hardly noticed I was there, which I count as a success. I'm not there to draw attention to myself, but at the same time I like to have fun with my couples and I most likely won't refuse a drink if offered. ; )

There are a LOT of newcomers into the wedding film industry and no doubt you can find a cheaper service. But, I'm confident you will not find a better value or investment with the level of expertise, talent, and quality provided. I would love the opportunity to provide that for you.  jw

Build Your Collection

Start with a CORE Dynamic Film and create your own collection by adding "Extras" OR choose from the all-inclusive preconfigured collections below.

CORE 1

1 Cinematographer-Me

Up to 6 Hours

HD Video Capture

5-6 Min Dynamic Wedding Film

2-3 Cameras at Ceremony

Licensed Music

Professional Audio

Digital Delivery

$2600

CORE 2

1 Cinematographer-Me

Up to 8 Hours

HD Video Capture

8-10 Min Dynamic Wedding Film

2-3 Cameras at Ceremony

Licensed Music

Professional Audio

Digital Delivery

$3200

CORE 3

2 Cinematographers-Me + 1

Up to 10 Hours

HD Video Capture

8-10 Min Dynamic Wedding Film

3-4 Cameras at Ceremony

Licensed Music

Professional Audio

Digital Delivery

$3900


Extras

4K Video Capture | $200 |

Extra Coverage | $100/hr | After 10 Hours | $200/hr |

Additional Videographer - Local- 4 Hours | $400 |   8 Hours | $800 |   Ceremony Only | $200 | 

Ceremony Video | $200 | Entire edited ceremony, synced with pro audio

Reception Events | $200 | First Dance, Toasts, etc., synced with pro audio

Rehearsal Dinner Toasts | $300 |  Two Videographers | $500 |

2 Day Coverage | $1000 |

Raw Footage | $200 | Raw uncut footage with natural sound, audio is not synced with recorded audio

Disc Delivery | $100 | 1 Blu-ray, 3 DVDs


Pre-configured Wedding Film Collections

These collections serve as a great starting point and can be fully customized to fit your specific needs. I call them collections because you receive three videos: the Dynamic Wedding Film (as you've seen on my website), the entire Edited Ceremony with professional audio, and the Reception Events (footage of first dance, cake cutting, toasts, etc. sync with recorded audio). Licensed music is included for sharing online and a second shooter at the ceremony for another great video angle. 

Premiere Film Collection

Full Day Coverage

2 Videographers

3rd Shooter at Ceremony

4K Video Capture* 

Professional Audio

10-12 Minute Wedding Film

Licensed Music

Ceremony Video

4-5 Cameras at Ceremony

Reception Events Video

Delivered on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Files

Rehearsal Dinner Toasts

$5900

Feature Film Collection

Up to 10 Hours Coverage

2nd Shooter - 4 Hours

HD Video Capture 

Professional Audio

8-10 Minute Wedding Film

Licensed Music

Ceremony Video

4 Cameras at Ceremony

Reception Events Video

Delivered as Digital Files

$3900

Short Film Collection

Up to 7 Hours Coverage

2nd Shooter at Ceremony

HD Video Capture

Professional Audio

5-6 Minute Wedding Film

Licensed Music

Ceremony Video

3 Cameras at Ceremony

Reception Events Video

Delivered as Digital Files

$2900

*4K Video is superior to HD Video at 4 times the resolution. Future-proof your wedding footage with the best available video resolution. 

Audio is important. I place an inconspicuous lavalier on the groom to record good audio of your vows. I also record an audio feed from the sound system if possible for clean audio of the officiant, music, etc. During the reception I record audio from the band or DJ's sound system when possible for good clean audio of the toasts and music. 

If you wish to share your wedding film online, licensed music is required and is included. I will chose the songs as a part of the creative process, but also influenced by your musical style preferences. The films on my website are great examples of this process. If you feel very strongly about choosing the licensed music you may do so from specific websites.  If you do not wish to share your film online you may chose any music.

The wedding film and additional videos are delivered as high resolution digital quicktime files.  A lower res version of the wedding film is also included for use on mobile devices, tablets, etc. Traditional discs may also be provided for just $100. These are professionally authored and printed with custom artwork. This upgrade includes 1 Blu-ray and 3 DVDs.

Filmmaking tools such as drones and gimbals may be used at my discretion, weather and time permitting. 

Many clients choose to add Extras such as Raw Footage, Rehearsal Dinner Coverage