• How Did Wild Light Films Start?

    Before getting into wedding videography, I was actually in a nationally touring band called Go Radio (Click here to watch me smash some drums).  In 2013 our singer decided that he no longer wanted to tour and was ready to start a family and settle down. So after 7 years of touring and grinding, the band called it quits.  We honestly didn’t see it coming so it threw us all for a loop. At the time Go Radio had about 8 months of touring left so that’s when I had to figure out what was next for me.

    Shortly after, I was talking with a friend about the situation and he mentioned that he was wanting to expand his wedding photography business and looking for a 2nd shooter. He asked If weddings were something that I’d be interested to me and honestly, it did.  If you know me, you know I love being surrounded by genuinely happy, loving and exciting people and for me, weddings are exactly that!  After shooting my first wedding, I was hooked!

    Fast forward a year and that’s when I made my transition into videography.  I started Wild Light Films in 2015 because I found that I had a knack for making wedding videos a little differently by using my personal style and fashion-forward editing techniques!  Up until this point, it’s just been me and because of that I’ve only able to do so many weddings a year. In 2018 that all changed. I met an amazing videographer from San Diego name Leo who loved to film weddings but hated editing them — this is how the the team started.

    My team is a very small group of hand-picked videographers that I’ve trained to not only film in the same style as me but are also bad ass people who are just fun to be around (which is super important!).

  • How many weddings do you film a year?

    We only take on about 20-24 weddings a year.

  • Do you offer photography?

    We only specialize in videography but can recommend some bad ass photographers who are amazing to work with!

  • What about drone footage?

    Drone piloting has a ton of regulations, laws, tests and insurance requirements that vary from state to state. Along with that, it also takes us away from the wedding and that’s where the real moments are happening.

    I recommend finding a local drone videographer who knows your states drone laws and has a Part 107 drone license to capture any shots you’re wanting to get!

  • How big is the Wild Light team?
    👨🏽‍🤝‍👨🏻 GENERAL

    My team is actually just a small group of 5 select videographers including myself.

    We’re based out of:

    • North Florida (Steve) 👋🏼
    • Los Angeles (Charles)
    • Oakland (Mark)
    • Georgia (Robbie & Scott)
  • Can we meet our videographer before the wedding?
    🤳🏻 General

    Of course, we love video calls.  Plus it’s always a really nice way to put a face to the name and connect with you on a more personal level! 

    Let’s schedule a call!

  • What's your creative process and who picks the music?

    I always want my films to reflect my couples taste in music and style so I ask them to send me 8-10 of songs that they love and think would be fun for the video. Of course if you want me to find a song, I totally can! I’ll send some songs that I feel match your wedding and you tell me which one you love the most. Music is super important to the video because it sets the tone and mood, so picking the one that fits you might take some time but will totally be worth it.

  • What is your turn around time?

    I strive to have a QUICK turn around so you’re not having to wait 6 – 8 months enjoy your videos. Most wedding films are completed within 4-5 Months of your wedding date. We also shoot with real super 8 film which has to be mailed off, processed and digitized which takes about a month and a half.

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General Questions
  • Do you offer a longer wedding video?

    I think what you’re looking for is my Featurette. This is a 15 – 20 minute film that incorporates the best clips from the day (including the vows from your ceremony and highlights of the toasts), presented in a fun, stylish highlight fashion.

  • Does the Featurette have the full ceremony and toasts?

    The Featurette include the highlight moments from your ceremony, vows and toasts. I always try to use as much of the vows as possible but it doesn’t always contain the entirety of the toasts. All of my collections do included a raw footage video of your ceremony and toasts which are from start to finish.

  • What is The Home Movie like?

    It’s kinda like those home videos you see from back in the day but done in more modern and stylish way. For this I go through footage from the entire day and put together a “camcorder style” video with music picked by me or you!  It includes your ceremony, toasts, bouquet toss, cake smashing and any other moments the night has to offer! These videos can run between 30 – 90 minutes so gather on the couch, make some popcorn and get comfy!

  • What is Super 8?

    Taken from Wikipedia, “Super 8 film is a motion picture film format released in 1965 as an improvement over the older Double or Regular 8 mm home movie format.”.  So basically Super 8 is a type of camera from the late 60’s – 70’s that shoots on real 8mm film that is not only unique looking but also super fucking cool!

  • Can we have all of the raw video files?

    Sure! I do charge a small fee and just ask that you don’t try and make your own social media edits 😊

    If you’re just looking for a longer video that shows the entire day, I do offer The Home Movie. It’s where I go through all of the footage from the day, mildly color correct, and lightly edit it to a long playlist of enjoyable music (that you can pick).  This video lets you see the entire day as a long edit and is much more enjoyable than a folder full of unedited video files.

  • Do you travel? Are there any fees?
    💳 Travel

    We don’t need much, just the basics: food, shelter & travel!

    📍 There is no additional charge for weddings within 2 hours of any of our videographers.

    🚘  Weddings driving distance but not close enough for a same day drive (3-5 hours), we would just need a hotel for 2 nights.

    ✈️  We love traveling for our weddings but totally understand that it adds up and can break the budget real quick.  Because of that I don’t charge any fee to have my videographer block off their entire weekend. I’ll also cover everything from weekend airport parking/ridesharing, the expensive airport food and drinks, hotel parking, fuel, per diem for the weekend, and any other travel expenses they normally wouldn’t have.  I just ask that you cover flight, rental car and hotel for 3 nights.

    Why 3 Nights?  Anytime we fly we give ourselves a “buffer” day so that if we run into any issues or delays we still have plenty of time to get there before the wedding.

    For the hotel, some couples will get a block of rooms for guest/family and will just add an extra room for us but if you would rather not have to worry about booking, I can search the average price of hotels within 15 – 20 minutes of your wedding location, confirm with you and add that amount into the final pricing.

    I do prefer to book our own flight and rental car but will always confirm all travel costs before booking anything.

  • Where are you based?
    ✈️ Travel

    We love to travel and do for about 90% of our weddings.  Our Videographers are based out of:

    • North Florida (Steve)
    • Los Angeles (Charles)
    • Oakland (Mark)
    • Georgia (Robbie & Scott)
  • How much is your deposit?

    We require a $1500 deposit to secure your date and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date. We can also work with you on payment schedules to make things a little easier as well.

  • We're ready to book, what do we do?

    If you’re ready to get the ball rolling just hit us up ! We can go over any details and once we get you set up with exactly what you want, I’ll send over a digital contract for you to look over and sign. Once the deposit is paid, the date is yours. Easy, Peasy