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Frequently Asked Questions

When hiring a videographer for their special event, there are lots of questions that come up from my potential clients. Carefully go through this list of FAQs to get a better idea of the services provided and what you can expect when you work with me. If you still have questions, please let me know.

HOW LONG IS THE FINAL VIDEO

Depends on the length of your event. They typically range from 30 minutes to 2 hours in total length but your video may run longer or shorter depending on the package selected and ceremony length.

CAN I GET THE RAW FOOTAGE?

Yes, upon request and for a fee, but I don't think you need it. Only unusable footage (camera movements or re-focus, guests standing in front of the camera, etc) or unneeded footage (duplicate shots) are left out of your final video.

WHAT STYLE DO YOU USE?

Final videos are a mix of Documentary and Cinematography style. Every wedding is unique, but I often follow a documentary style during important main events (ceremony, cake cutting, first dance, etc) and use cinematography to transition between video segments or for pre-ceremony, after ceremony, or end of reception clips.

WHAT FORMAT WILL MY FINAL VIDEO BE IN?

Every package includes one fully-edited, 1080p, mp4 file delivered on a flash drive. Blu-ray and DVDs copies are available for an additional fee.

DO YOU HAVE SAMPLE VIDEOS I CAN VIEW?

Yes. I have several sample videos on the Video section of my website and on my facebook page. For my client's privacy reasons, I do not show full-length weddings on my website. However, I would be happy to set up a free consultation where we can view clips of a full-length wedding of a past client, and discuss any questions you may have.

HOW MANY VIDEOGRAPHERS DO YOU WORK WITH?

Typically, I'm the only videographer at your wedding. I do have an option to add a second videographer for an additional charge but normally a second videographer is not needed.

CAN I MEET THE VIDEOGRAPHER BEFORE THE EVENT?

Yes, depending on your preference and availability. Many of my clients prefer to meet face-to-face to go over wedding day details. Other times, clients prefer to meet via phone, facebook messenger, Facetime, or email. The choice is yours!

DO YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE EVENT PER DAY?

No, I only book one wedding or event per day.

WHAT IF MY RECEPTION RUNS LATE? DO YOU CHARGE OVERTIME?

No, I don't charge hourly so there is no worry if your event runs late. If an event is included in your package, I'll stay as long as necessary to capture them. For the Ceremony + Reception package, this means all formal events (cake cutting, first dance, etc). For the Full Day package, this includes the bridal couple exit, if desired.

HOW LONG UNTIL I RECEIVE MY FINAL VIDEO?

Final videos are usually delivered approx. 3 to 4 months after your event date, with a highlight video posted online shortly before final video delivery.

MY WEDDING IS SOON! CAN I STILL BOOK?

Yes, I accept last minute bookings, although booking early will ensure your event date is available. Availability tends to drop significantly 3 weeks or less from the date.

WILL YOU TRAVEL AND IS THERE AN EXTRA CHARGE?

Yes. I will travel to any location, for any type of event. I'll generally ask for a fee to cover my travel expenses if the event is 50+ miles from Louisville, KY or Bowling Green, OH. If you are unsure, please contact us.

WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON TAKING BREAKS?

I only take a break during non-event times, such as during the meal at your reception. If the event is more than 5 hours in total length (most weddings), I do ask that a meal be provided for me.