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Do you film family and friends too, or just us?

We film everything!  Most of our Trailers are based on our couples, but we film family, cocktail hour, and all the fun partying we see going on!  Our Feature Films are the best examples of our films that show a mix of all that happened on your special day, from moments you remember to moments you didn’t even see!

Will aerial be included in our film?

Our Hoo Feature package includes aerial footage of your venue/location.  If you didn’t do that package, you can add on a flight or a full day of aerial coverage at any time to any package.  Our team is big on safety with aerial footage and approaches each situation with caution, especially around the details of your wedding.  We are active in aviation and currently working on our private pilot’s licenses!

How long will our film be?

We can’t say!  We haven’t filmed your wedding yet, so it is so hard to give an exact number.  We estimate within our packages after hearing more about what you are planning for the day and finding the best fit for you.  And beyond that estimate, it really depends on the amount of content we have from your vows, speeches, and all of your wedding events throughout the day.

How many hours of coverage do you recommend?

This depends solely on your final timeline, but typically we start around 1 hour before the bride is to get dressed.  For reception, we do not need to stay until the wee hours to get dancing and celebration footage as we will get that in between all of your reception events….so usually its best we stay until your last main event.

How long does it take to get our wedding film?

Our Trailers are delivered online within 4 weeks of your wedding..yes 1 month!  This is so that you can share with family and friends while you’re still on that wedding high and include family that couldn’t make it.  Our Feature Films and final packages are delivered to your doorstep between 8-16 weeks, depending on the season.

How do you record our vows/speeches/audio throughout the day?

We mic up the groom and the officiant for pristine, clear audio, as well as patch into the house audio.  We patch into the reception feed with your DJ or band, whichever system will be used for speeches.

Who chooses the music?

For our Trailers, we choose all of our music from websites that offer creative licenses . Due to copyright laws, we pay for each song we use online.  This is a tedious process that we take care of, although you are welcome to browse their libraries if you’d like. For our Feature Films, we use a mix of choices we feel match your footage and we welcome suggestions!

Do we get the raw footage?

To be completely honest, raw footage is the least useful  investment, unless you realize that the value of raw footage is simply peace of mind knowing that you have a copy of all footage after we have taken the time to sift through each second of it.  Remember, we spend countless hours going through the rough footage so you don’t have to!  You can order the raw footage a la carte and then rest assured you have everything we shot on your wedding day in your possession.

What if we love your Trailers, but we are too private to have our cards or vows online?

No problem.  We have a ton of couples who have read their cards for their films, but opted out on having that part in their online Trailer.  Vows are a tough one to skip for a Trailer, but we certainly keep the most private lines for your Feature Film so that you can enjoy it in the future and in the privacy of your own home.

Do you use on camera lighting?

We sometimes set up off camera lighting on lightstands if needed, but only for speeches.  They are not noticeable and we do NOT use on camera lighting that will blind your guests!  We are not trying to kill the colors or ambiance you have created at your reception.

We already have 2 photographers. Will adding 2 filmmakers feel like paparazzi?

NO!  WE DO NOT stand in your face with a camera all day. We truly care about your having the most amazing experience, not just with us, but on your overall wedding day! For this reason, we aim to use longer lenses whenever possible so that we are more of a fly-on-the-wall capturing moments as they unfold.  We love capturing the most candid, real moments and we can’t do that if you are constantly reminded there is a camera in your face.  We want you rest assured we are capturing it all unfold, while you enjoy every moment of your wedding day!