SO WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO?
Well in the shortest possible way to explain it, I am a creative daydreamer who enjoys making things. Especially things that are a little different, fun or quirky.
WHAT KIND OF GEAR DO YOU USE?
I shoot using professional cameras including Sony & Canon and a wide variety of sweet ass lenses.
WHAT’S INVOLVED IN CREATING THE WEDDING FILM AND WHO PICKS THE MUSIC?
For your wedding film to be online and public, I have to license the music. After the wedding, I go through the footage and get a vibe for the day. I then explore my music licensing resources and find a few jams that I feel match your wedding, send them over to you and you both tell me which one you love the most. If you have some music ideas, send them over to me and I’ll see if any of them sit perfect with your day. Music is super important to the film because it sets the 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.
DO YOU TRAVEL AND DOES IT COST EXTRA?
I am from Tallahassee, FL but will be relocating to Los Angeles in January of 2018. However 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!
Weddings within 3 hours of Los Angeles, no extra charge for travel.
Weddings still within driving distance but not quite close enough (3-5 hours), I just ask for 2 nights of accommodations.
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!
I love driving and flying, it’s perfect for getting in the zone for your wedding but since I’ll be traveling in the day before, I would need a room for 2 nights (night before wedding and night of wedding). 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 significantly cheaper) within 15-20 minutes of your wedding location, confirm with you and add that amount into the final pricing.
HOW LONG IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?
Most wedding films are completed in 6-8 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 3 weeks. This time can vary and affect the actual turnaround of each wedding but once I receive the film back, most weddings are completed within 2-3 weeks of confirming your wedding film song. Depending on the season, your videos can be finished in as quick as 2 or take as long as 12 weeks. I always strive to give my couples the absolute best wedding film possible so the best way to get an accurate turnaround time is to just ask!
WHAT ARE WEDDING COLLECTIONS AND PRICING?
Instead of long, uncut videos, I produce a fun, creative and highly edited short film that captures the entire day. They are an entertaining fun size package that’s easy to share with family and friends. Click here to view my current pricing and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contract me or email me at [email protected].
I LOVE THE WEDDING FILMS BUT WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE THE REST OF THE FOOTAGE, IS THAT POSSIBLE?
Totally! When delivering your Wedding Film, I also send over the RAW/straight out of camera footage shot from the 10 hours I am with you. I place all of this footage in to a timeline which creates a video showing the entire day from start to finish. This video includes the vows (full ceremony if upgraded) as well as the toasts from the night (1 camera angle). Please note that because this video is all of the RAW/out of camera footage, there will be shaky, out of focus, and over/underexposed shots . You can also upgrade this video to a Documentary Style Video, where I go through, edit and pull out those parts to make it a better flowing and more enjoyable video to watch. // EXAMPLE: RAW Footage Video
WHAT THE”DOCUMENTARY STYLE VIDEO” LIKE?
Good question! Think back of the fun, backyard home movies your parents would film, this video is kinda like that! I go through the footage from the entire day and pick out the best parts to put together a “camcorder vibe” video that shows the day from start to finish including vows (full ceremony if upgraded, toasts from the reception, bouquet toss, garter flinging, cake smashing and all the rad dancing moves your family and friends have to offer . These videos normally run between 45 – 90 minutes, so gather on the couch, make some popcorn and get comfy. (Actual video length will vary) This video can also be cut up in to separate videos upon request. (Hair and Makeup, Guys Preparation, Portrait Shots, Ceremony, Cocktail hour/Reception). // EXAMPLE: Documentary Style Video
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, click here, select the collection you would like, fill out the additional information and send it on over. Don’t worry, this doesn’t lock you in to anything, it just sends me the info I need to start the booking process. If I’m available for your date I’ll send over a digital contract for you to review and sign and 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 coffee shop? If you’re busy/long distance I also do a lot of Skype/FaceTime dates!
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!
If you have any questions that haven’t been answered here, please feel free to reach out!