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Welcome to the art of visual storytelling!


I am thrilled to have you as our valued client. This welcome guide is designed to illuminate the exciting journey ahead as we capture and craft your unique narrative through the lens of our skilled videographers.


From concept to creation, we're dedicated to transforming your vision into a mesmerizing cinematic experience. Let the magic unfold!


But first...

A little bit more about me


This private moment allows you to share your emotions, or a heartfelt letter, and have a few minutes to yourselves. This is the ideal, and sometimes, the only time to capture candid and intimate shots of the couple alone.


Not only that, but this is also the perfect time to complete a lot of portraits from your shot list. This includes the rest of the bridal party and even close family members. That way, by knocking out those portraits before the ceremony, you can actually enjoy part of your cocktail hour and not be stressed or rushed through an hour, or more, of standing for portraits.


While some couples choose to do a first look to help calm their nerves before the ceremony, others simply want to have a special moment together before the day gets busy. Whatever the reason, a first look can be a beautiful addition to a couple's wedding day.


What to expect?

Pre-Production consulation

We believe in meticulous planning. Before the cameras start rolling, we'll work closely with you to outline the script, shot list, and any special requests. This ensures a smooth and stress-free shooting day.

Shooting Day excitement

Get ready for a day filled with creativity and excitement! I will do my best to capture every moment, emotion, and detail, ensuring we have all the ingredients to craft a compelling visual story.

The Magic of Editing

After the shoot, our editing wizards step in to weave their magic. This phase includes color correction, sound design, and any special effects needed to elevate your video to a cinematic masterpiece.


*Note about interviews*

I get it that taking pictures or video for hours s is not the most ideal situation and you may feel shy or awkward in front of a camera. Believe me. I know.


However, I'm going to be honest. You DO have the easiest job here. You are going to put your hand in your pocket, smile, then not smile, hold hands & kiss a little bit while I make y'all look the BEST as possible so you feel like a million bucks. If you got a good back, I may ask you do a lift. I'll ask you to wear a microphone during the ceremony. But that's pretty much it!


Let's Get Started

  1. Personalized Consultation:

Our process begins with a personalized consultation where we get to know you, your story, and your vision. This is the foundation upon which we'll build a cinematic masterpiece tailored just for you.

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Patterns are great but they can be distracting when they clash. To avoid this, I encourage only one of you to wear a pattern during any outfit change. We want the focus to remain on the two of you, not your clothing, so either one of you can wear a pattern, just please remember only one of you at a time.

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I don't know if you can tell by now but I love monochrome. I think it's classic & clean. Black & white with a pop of gold is my favorite but I do enjoy a pop of color. If one of you chooses a color, go ahead and be bold but just be sure the colors compliment each other. I have no problem helping you pick & coordinate a color palette.

Dress form over Hanger


If possible, ask the hotel, venue, or even your wedding planner, if they have access to a dress form to showcase your wedding dress.


Hanger shots are the standard dress shot but they are a bit lifeless to me and since I'm shooting video, I would love movement and what better than be able to pan 180-degrees up the 3D dress rather than something flat.

"Getting Ready" Space & Light


Consider getting ready in an open, clean room with soft natural light coming through the windows. Try to get your makeup done near a window as it is much prettier for details and your skin will look more radiant, instead of yellow-ish from overhead lighting.


Keep indoor lights off during getting ready photos so you don’t get mixed colors.

Make-up Touch-up Shots


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Ceremony

Lavalier Microphones & audio

This is not an option! I require all of my clients to get hair & makeup done before a session. When you get your professional hair & makeup done, go for the night time glam. Some clients choose to just have their hair and/or makeup done. If you need any help finding a local hair & makeup artist, believe me, I know a few!


This is also a special occasion & I want to encourage my clients to go out for a date night afterwards to take advantage of your face!

Commericial grade lighting

These cameras literally pick up everything. You also can not edit skin texture like how you can with photos. I repeat: I can not edit your skin the same way I can edit for photos. Meaning, you have to come camera ready with an extra layer of face to sustain being in-front of these high definition 4K cameras for hours.


Not only that, but I will be using commercial grade lighting to light you up to look as best as possible. Keep in mind, I will also be getting plenty of tight shots too.


Portraits & Cocktail Hour

FAQ

Whats the first thing you do upon arrival?

The first thing I need to capture is the establishing shots. This includes exterior shots, and if possible, launching the drone.

A 15-minute flight is typically enough time to capture multiple different angles and shots but I still need about 15-minutes to capture ground level venue shots & details.

Once that is done, I'll head to the bride's room and get started on the flat lay.

How many outfits are included?

You may have up to two outfits for your engagement session.

You may risk squeezing in a 3rd outfit within 2 hours, but you will be cut short on content by changing time and I will charge for going over time.

How many locations?

Plan for up to two locations for your engagement session.

Don't hesitate to ask for opinions on where we should go. We'll need to consider weather as I will not shoot outside if it is raining. If we had planned for an outdoor shoot, we'll see if we can reschedule.

You are responsible for obtaining relevant permits under your name.

What about audio?

For the most part, I'm not recording the audio of me directing and posing. However, if we are filming a Love Story (not included, added extra) I will interview the both of you to gather narration for your Story.

Want to watch a Wedding film?


Take a look at what the final edited video of a wedding can look like after being filmed in Washington D.C.


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