Frequently Asked Questions
We really want the RAW footage from our wedding, too. How can we get it?
We offer RAW video footage as an add-on option to any of our packages for an additional fee. We do not offer RAW images.
What actually is RAW video footage?
If you purchase the RAW files from your wedding day, you will be receiving a whole heck of a lot of 5-10 second clips. Keep in mind, these are straight out of the camera – there are no color-grading or edits, and you’ll often find we’re setting up our shot for the first few seconds. We’re working on a little video that shows you exactly what RAW footage looks like.
How does payment work?
We require a 50% nonrefundable retainer of the package total to secure your date or session. The remaining balance is due in full no less than 14 days prior to your event date. Destination weddings and elopements follow a slightly different payment schedule.
How soon after the wedding or elopement can we expect to see our film and/or photos? We’re so excited for them!
In most cases, you can expect to receive your finished film in 3-5 months. We take great care to carefully curate your film – which does take time. If we expect the time of completion to stretch beyond the contracted time, we will be in contact with an updated timeline. Social media teasers, which are also available as an add-on, can be expected within 1-2 weeks. We like to share single video shots and image sneak peeks via social media (so make sure you follow us!) in the 2-3 days immediately following your day.
I think I want the full ceremony and toasts on video, too. Is that something you offer?
Yep! The ceremony film is included in each of our packages and the speeches are available for a small extra fee. We refer to these as “rough cut” ceremony and toast films. They are separate files of your ceremony and toasts in their entirety. We call them “rough cuts” as they are not artistically edited or colored. During your wedding day, we are always shooting for your film, not necessarily for the rough cuts, which means that we like to move positions and switch angles often to maximize the unique shots during each moment of your day. We will normally film a ceremony with 2-3 cameras; while the goal is always to have at least one usable shot, there are sometimes outside factors (a change in lighting on or a guest blocking a stationary camera, etc) that cannot be resolved in the moment, so you’ll find that these rough cuts do sometimes include less than “perfect” shots. To see examples of rough cut ceremonies, click here. To see examples of rough cut toasts, click here.
Are you LGBTQ friendly?
YES. Love is love is love is love. All are welcome here.
Do you travel?
Absolutely! We have all-inclusive travel rates available for the continental US and international locations.
How about my Colorado wedding/elopement? Are there extra travel fees I should consider?
Nope! All travel throughout the state of Colorado is included in our packages.
How many shooters will be attending my wedding/elopement/event?
Depending on the package you purchase, anywhere from 1-4. This is determined at our discretion and based on our schedule and the details of your event. The quality of your film and images are in no way compromised by the number of shooters; we often solo shoot and come away with incredible footage! Guaranteed additional shooters can be added on to your package for an additional fee; of course, if WE decide or have the availability to bring along a second (or third or fourth) that is at no cost to you.
How will my film and/or final gallery be delivered?
You will receive your film via digital download. Your image gallery will be available via a password protected online gallery. You may order prints, canvases, albums, etc. directly from our print shop. You can also download your gallery in its entirety and print as you wish from there; print quality cannot be guaranteed from outside printers. Heirloom USBs are included with our highest packages and can be purchased as an add-on for an additional cost.
Can we choose the music for our film?
There are several copyright and licensing laws regarding the music used in completed films. Love something popular from the radio? Unfortunately, we likely can’t use it. No worries, though – Dave is a lifelong musician and has a great knack for choosing music we can license and therefore legally use in your film. You can watch any of our work to get a feel for the vibes we tend to stick to. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Do you have a drone?
Yes! Drone coverage is included in all of our video and combined elopement and wedding packages. PLEASE NOTE – drone coverage from your event is largely contingent on weather and location. Many areas are strict about their flight rules, and some venues, locations (all national parks), and cities (Vail) have banned drone use all together. If you happen to be hosting your big day in an area that does not allow drones, we have an archive of location and seasonally appropriate footage we would be happy to include in your film at no cost.