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The Sound Originals Difference

No matter who you decide to work with, I’m genuinely thrilled you’re considering me. Thank you! I’ve worked hard to create a unique, special and fantastic experience.

CUSTOMIZED FOR YOU

This is your wedding, your day, your film! My style of wedding filmmaking combines photojournalism, storytelling and creativity. You can expect an authentic and original approach to capturing your big day. We’ll create a unique plan tailored to you. This includes as much — or as little — direction and involvement as you prefer.

AWARD-WINNING EXPERIENCE

Experience is so important. I’ve worked 10+ years as a photojournalistic visual storyteller and television reporter. I’ve documented thousands of events for NBC, ABC and CBS local television stations. You can trust me to get it right. My work has been honored with 5 Emmy Awards among many other first-place prizes, awards and honors.

100% SATISFACTION

My priority is creating a film that you and your family will cherish forever. I’m enormously proud of the stellar 5-star reviews from my previous clients — 40+ awesome reviews on The Knot and Wedding Wire… and growing!

“Blown Away!” “Beautiful!” “Blessed!”

“Super Accommodating!” “Discreet” “Very Patient”

“Fantastic!” “Excellent Communication” “Reliable!”

 

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—Investment—

CINEMATIC WEDDING HIGHLIGHT FILM

We’ll create a beautiful film weaving together your day’s most memorable moments. Highlight films are usually 5 to 7 minutes, the perfect length to relive your special day. You can share your film on a custom website!

$2300

includes up to 8 hours of coverage


OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Second Videographer ….. $995

Full Ceremony Video ….. $295

Full Toasts Video ….. $295

Raw Footage ….. $995

Drone/Aerial Filming ….. No extra charge!

Additional Hours or Travel ….. Please ask for a custom quote.


 

—Popular Packages with Add-Ons—

Includes Cinematic Highlight Film with up to 8 hours of coverage, plus the following optional add-ons.

CINEMATIC HIGHLIGHT FILM

plus

Full Ceremony Video

Full Toasts Video

$2890

CINEMATIC HIGHLIGHT FILM

plus

Second Videographer

$3295

CINEMATIC HIGHLIGHT FILM

plus

Second Videographer

Full Ceremony Video

Full Toasts Video

$3885

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—Questions & Answers—

 
 

Should we consider a second videographer?

Two filmmakers doubles the amount of footage and camera angles. If your budget allows, this is a terrific investment. You’ll enjoy extra footage of your loved ones.

 

 

What can we expect during our wedding day?

We’ll tailor the filmmaking approach to you. After all, it’s your day and your film! Many couples like to capture their getting-ready process and first look. I’m discreet….quiet…. and flexible. I like to capture you and your loved ones naturally and authentically. This is a big part of my photojournalistic approach to storytelling.

Some couples ask me to be a bit more involved. If so, I’m more than happy to offer gentle guidance and direction. Such as, the best places to sit or stand to take advantage of natural light from windows!

During your ceremony and reception, you probably won’t even notice me!

 

 

How do you work with our photographer?

Short answer—very smoothly! I’m a photographer myself. When I’m filming, I understand what your photographer needs—mostly, to communicate, and to stay out of the way!

 

 

You used to be a TV journalist. That’s very unusual for wedding videographers.

Yes! That’s part of the Sound Originals Difference. My background as a photojournalist and reporter help me appreciate the importance of capturing your wedding naturally and authentically. I pay a lot of attention to your loved ones. I am always looking for their reactions, their smiles, laughs, tears.

I make a special effort to record plenty of footage of your wedding party and immediate family members during the ceremony and reception. Many couples tell me they love looking back on this footage of their loved ones!

 

 

Can we pick the music for our film?

Yes! Most couples decide they want me to select the music. But, you’re totally welcome to pick it yourself. U.S. copyright law says we need to use licensed songs. I subscribe to a library of music with several hundred songs.

 

 

Is 8 hours enough time?

Yes, in most cases! Every wedding is different. We’ll absolutely talk about your preliminary timeline. In general, we typically start filming about one hour before the bride gets into her dress. This gives us enough time to capture footage of the bride and bridal party getting ready.

 

 

How long will the highlight film be?

Cinematic highlight films are usually about 5 to 7 minutes. I’ve found this is the perfect length. Many couples tell me they love playing their film at family gatherings, especially over the holidays. Five-to-seven minutes seems to be exactly the perfect length to relive the emotions and memories, and get everyone feeling like they were back at your wedding! I also offer documentary edits, approximately 30 minutes, for couples who like to also have longer, more in-depth films.

 

 

How do you record audio during the ceremony and reception?

We use high-quality digital wireless microphones. Typically, the groom and the officiant wear a very small discreet microphone attached to their jackets or clothing. For toasts, we usually attach our microphone directly to the DJ’s speakers. Our equipment is 100-percent digital, connected directly to our cameras, so it does not interfere with any other sound system from your venue, church, DJ or anyone else.

 

 

What’s included with the full videos of the ceremony, toasts and raw footage?

Many couples love watching their entire ceremony or toasts from beginning to end. We’re happy to offer this as an optional add-on. We’ll send you a separate video with crystal-clear audio.

Some couples also enjoy watching their raw footage — every single shot from their entire day. This is a great investment to see many more of your guests and loved ones. We’ll process and edit your raw footage into an uninterrupted video that you can easily watch, fast-forward, rewind and pause.

 

 

We’re ready to reserve our date! What’s next?

Terrific! We’ll both sign a simple agreement. There’s a retainer of 50 percent, and then your wedding date is booked…reserved…and all yours!