GENERAL

  • Q: So what exactly do you do?
    • I am a creative daydreamer who loves making and learning things. I started out Wild Light Films in 2015 with just a cheap camera and an eagerness to create special videos by using unique, organic videography mixed with stylish, creative and fashion forward editing. Every wedding is different because not only is it an extremely personal day but it’s also the image of their perfect day put to life. I never recycle footage, all of my weddings are like my couples, unique, so the footage and transitions you see in each video are only from that couples wedding.

  • Q: What’s involved in creating the wedding film and who picks the music?
    • I always want my films to reflect my couples taste in music/style so I always ask them to send me 3-5 of songs that they love and think would be fun for the edit. Of course if you want me to find the song, I totally can! What I do then is search my music databases and try to find 3-5 songs that I feel match your wedding, send them over and you tell me which one you love the most. Music is super important to the film because it sets the tone and mood, so picking the one that fits you might take some time but will totally be worth it. Once we have that perfect song picked, the editing begins (and coffee intake) followed by more editing, re-cuts, minor adjustments, more coffee, more editing and then the last final touches and critiquing.  Nothing leaves my studio without being just right in the Wild Light way.
  • Q: My wedding is in a week, do you think you’ll be available?
    • If you’ve found yourself without a wedding videographer and your wedding is less than 6 months away have no fear! My team videographers all do personal work as well as film for me so there have been a lot of occasions where they are available for a last minute weddings. Even if your wedding is in a week, send me an email cause I might be available or can help you find someone that is!
  • Q: My photographer says that 8 hours is the perfect amount of time for them, why don’t you offer 8 hours as well?
    • So with photography, they don’t typically need to capture everything and everything that happens at the beginning of the your day because for them those makeup, robe, detail and other shots can be done in a pretty quick amount of time. With videography, along with those classic shots myself or a team videographer also try to search out candid & more non-traditional moments which can take time to capture. If we are there for only 8 hours, we miss some of those starting moments that help tell the story of the entire day, same with leaving early at the end of the night. It also doesn’t leave us any time for set up, doing time lapses, getting b-roll of the location, random details, people setting up and other things that can help add to the final edits.

      When I use to offer 8 hours, I always found myself getting there early and staying late to get those kinds of shots and sometimes staying until the end of the night because maybe the entire timeline got pushed back 45 mins for some reason, the dancing didn’t happen quite as quickly as everyone thought, or the party was going so crazy that I wanted to make sure it was all captured. Now when looking back at those 8 hours days, I realize the amount of extra footage and shot opportunities that are missed with just those 2 extra hours.

      Another reason I only offer 10 hours or more is because when you’re making your timeline and trying to figure out when everything needs to happen, it gives you more of a window so that you’re not having to smash everything back to back because you only have your photographer and videographer for 8 hours. I feel like 10 hours is the sweet spot for my style of videography. Also with video, for every shot we get, we also get an alternative mid, wide and close shot for editing in post. We always try to get as much content and angles as possible so that when it’s time to start editing I have everything and more to make an amazing video.

  • Q: I’m having a mico-wedding with a small guest count, does that change anything?
    • For us as videographers, there isn’t much of a difference if you have 10 guests or 150 guests. The moments that we want to capture throughout the day still take time to happen naturally, well unless you cram everything into a 4-6 hour window which is don’t suggest you do because it just doesn’t make for good, quality footage or a fun and relaxed day 😂. To capture those organic/real moments, we need to be there throughout the day which is why we start at 10 hour of coverage. If we are only there for 4-6 hours, we miss a lot of footage that can be crucial to the storytelling and final edit. We always try to capture as much content from the day(s) so I can put together a really awesome film that reflects our couples and the day as a whole.


VIDEO EXAMPLES

Wild Love Story

WILD LOVE STORY (Watch More)
(Highlights from Ceremony & Toasts Throughout Video)

Featurette

FEATURETTE (Watch More)
(Highlights from Ceremony & Toasts in Video)

Super 8 Film

UNCUT SUPER 8MM FILM (Watch More)
2 MIN // 4 MIN // 6 MIN

Docu Style Video

DOCU STYLE VIDEO // 45 – 60 MIN
(Vows & Toasts in Video)

Raw Ceremony

RAW CEREMONY VIDEO

Ceremomy Film Upgradee

CEREMONY FILM UPGRADE

Raw Toasts

RAW TOASTS VIDEO

Toasts

TOASTS UPGRADE

  • Q: What exactly is Super 8mm Film? 
    • Taken from Wikipedia, “Super 8mm 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 is also super fucking cool!

  • Q: What’s the difference between the Featurette and Wild Love Story?
    • The Featurette is a 15 – 20 minute film including the best clips presented in a fun, upbeat highlight style fashion. It has moments where I leave in the sound from the camera to create a new vibe and also includes main highlights from the ceremony, vows and toasts. This video is edited in a more lightly fashion over 3 – 4 songs picked by the couple.
    • The Wild Love Story is a 10 – 15 minute film that is edited together in a fun and cinematic way with the music chosen by me. I try to take the best parts from the toast and vows and use them throughout the edit. It includes all of the best cuts from the day much like the Featurette just with a more romantic, story driven vibe.

Here is an example of the Featurette & Wild Love Story edit from the same wedding:

Featurette (Songs picked by the couple)
Wild Love Story (Songs picked by me)

  • Q: What is the Docu Style Video like?
    • The Docu Style Video is kinda like those fun, homemade movies your parents would make but done in a new, more stylish way! I go through all of the footage from the entire day and put together a “camcorder style” video over music that shows the day from start to finish including prep, first looks, vows and toasts from one camera angle, cocktail hour, bouquet toss, garter flinging, cake smashing and all the rad moments and dance moves your family and friends have to offer. These videos can run over 60 minutes, so gather on the couch, make some popcorn and get comfy. (Actual video length will vary) // Watch Real Examples (Password “widlight”)
  • Q: What is your turn around time?
    • Most wedding films are completed within 16 weeks of your wedding date but because I shoot with real film, It has to be mailed off, processed, scanned and digitized which usually takes about 4 weeks. With videography, there is a lot of post production that has to be done when making a killer film, this includes finding and culling the BEST shots, editing and creating the story, color correcting and grading (fancy way of saying, adding in my special beautiful color), followed by coffee, more editing, re-cuts, minor adjustments, even more coffee, more editing, and then the last final touches and critiquing.  I always strive to give my couples the absolute best wedding films possible so the easiest way to get an accurate turnaround time is to just ask!

PRICING

  • Q: What are your collections and do you have any examples of the other videos you provide?
    • Every event and wedding is different so I have a couple of different collections to help make things easier but can always be customized to fit your needs perfectly. For my full pricing list, collections and examples of the different videos I offer, please contact me or email me.
  • Q: We didn’t budget much for videography, do you have team or another lower price option?
    • I do have a small select group of videographers hand picked and trained by me that can not only film in the same style but are bad ass people who are fun to be around which I think is EXTREMELY important. After your wedding, the team videographer sends me the footage, I cull through it and create your videos in the same way as if I filmed it myself. The Team Collection comes with a 3 – 5 minute Wild Light Film (example) and raw videos of your ceremony & toasts. I also offer additional videos edits on top of this, so if you’re digging it, hit me up and let me know! Here are some additional videos that were filmed by a team videographer and edited by me.
  • Q: How much is your deposit?
    • I require a $1500 deposit to secure your date and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding.

TRAVEL

  • Q: Do you travel and does it cost extra?
    • I love, love, love to travel! Prior to videography, I was in a professional national touring band, so when any opportunity arrises to drive or fly, I’m down!
      redcar-emoji-small3 For Steven, weddings within 2 hours of the Florida panhandle there is no extra charge for travel. My team videographers are located in Southern California and so anything within 2 hours of them there is no additional charge for travel.
      van-emjoi Weddings still within driving distance but not quite close enough (3-4 hours), I just ask for 2 nights of accommodations.
      Emoji-AIrplane (1) Having a super rad destination wedding? Get in touch with me and let’s talk details. I know budgets are always tough so lets see how we can make this happen!
  • Hotel/Airbnb Booking:
    • I ask for 2 nights of accommodations for any travel to any pacific, mountain or central time zone and 3 nights for eastern time zones or further. Some couples will get a block of hotel rooms for guest/family and will just add an extra room for me but if you would rather not have to worry about booking, I can search the average price of hotels or Airbnb’s (which can be sometimes be cheaper) within 15 – 20 minutes of your wedding location, confirm with you and add that amount into the final pricing.

BOOKING & CONTACT

  • Q: We love you and are ready to book, what do we do?
    • If you’re ready to get the ball rolling on securing your date with me, just contact me! 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 I receive your deposit, the date is yours. It’s as simple as that!
  • Can we meet you?
    • I would love to meet you and have a chat! Whats your favorite bar or coffee shop? If you’re busy/long distance we can easily jump on a Skype/FaceTime chat!
  • My wedding was so much fun and you captured it perfectly, how can I rant and rave about you?!
    • Well I’m glad you asked! Reviews are always welcome because they are the life blood of this industry, so If you would like to leave me some good reviews click here for links to the best places to do it!


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