FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the difference between the highlight film and the documentary edit?
The highlight film is the main service we offer. It is a very dynamic, emotional retelling of the wedding day using the best of the best visuals, hand picked music and carefully selected moments from the wedding day that show the unique personality of the couple. Our highlight films can be anywhere from 3 to 6 minutes depending on the package.
The documentary edits are a great way to really relive the wedding day in its entirety. These videos are filmed and edited in a much more raw, documentary style that shows all usable footage from the wedding day. Our documentary edits range from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the package.
Here's an example:
Can we pick the music for the video?
This is by far the most common question asked by our couples and the answer is somewhat complicated. Since so much of the craft of making a film is in the soundscape, we make the final decision for the song(s) used in the film. We believe that is a huge part of what makes a great film so powerful. We handpick songs that we know will work well with the film based on the energy and emotion of the wedding. We are also required by law to license any music we use in a film, so we are limited to songs that are available for licensing at a reasonable price. All of that being said, we welcome suggestions and we’d love to know your music taste so we can take it into consideration as we search for the perfect song for your film.
Do you provide raw footage?
The wedding video is compiled of a variety of moments throughout the wedding day. Though we will try to include all of the important moments in the final edit, typically the wedding film is comprised of the best of the best footage we captured. If you'd like to see more of the footage, we would encourage you to consider choosing a package that comes with one of our documentary edits. However, the entire folder of media from the wedding day can be provided as an ‘add-on’ to your package for an additional fee.
What’s the turnaround time?
We finish the entire wedding film package in 12 - 14 weeks (usually faster).
Will you travel?
Yes! Although we love the Portland area and the Pacific Northwest (as our name suggests) we also love to travel. We've booked weddings all across the United States and even out of the country. Contact us for more information about destination wedding packages!
Are you insured?
Yes! We have a great policy for liability insurance as well as all of our gear. Sometimes venues require all vendors to have insurance in order to work on their property. If that's the case, you don't need to worry about us!
How is the film package delivered?
Once it's completed, you will receive an email with links to a digital download of your wedding film package. You can also upgrade to have your film package delivered on a hard drive or an hdmi-ready Apple TV device for an additional cost.