FREQUENTLY asked QUESTIONS
Q: What sets you apart from other videographers?
A: I bring a different perspective to wedding films. Every choice I make, I ask myself, "Will this song, this shot, this transition, this color grade age well?" I want your film to be timeless, allowing your love story to be the center of attention when you rewatch it in 20 years; not trendy editing or epic filters.
With a communications and photography background, I have an appreciation for the unique differences those mediums offer. I also happen to be female, which influences the level of vulnerability the couple and their family feel comfortable expressing while I'm in the room, the moments I'm able to be present for (getting your dress on with your mother's help), my ability to blend in, my film style, my editing choices, and so much more.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: This is a hard one. Every couple inspires me and brings out something different in me. The things that remain true across the board? I create warm, candid, cinematic short films that gravitate towards capturing natural light and intimate emotion. I love the unscripted, vulnerable moments. I steer away from heavy posing and staging, but I may jump in once or twice to ask you to repeat a certain movement.
Q: Where can I learn more about the a la carte items on the Collections page?
A: You can learn more about the specific collections I offer here and a la carte items below. Please feel free to reach out if you've got a unique timeline to customize your collection.
Q: What about travel fees?
A: Good question! I keep things simple and straightforward by using the standard mileage rate set by the IRS to determine any travel fees. If your venue is more than 180 miles outside of Baltimore city, I will send you an estimate that includes area-specific flight and hotel costs.
Q: What is raw footage?
A: Raw footage is the unedited, rough version of everything I shot to make your final film — think hundreds of individual .mov files. This footage may contain repetitive movements, is not color graded, and does not contain audio. However, to make it more watchable for my couples (imagine clicking open each individual file to watch) I add everything into one timeline, loop in ambient music, and deliver a single file that is anywhere between 4-8 hours long, depending on your hourly coverage. This is perfect for the couple interested in being able to relive their big day in its entirety.
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: Yes, of course! Occasionally a venue may request proof of a vendors' insurance policy. Let me know if this is the case and I'd be happy to send over my certificate of insurance.
Q: How many videographers will be at our wedding?
A: I am a solo wedding videographer. This keeps your costs down and, on my end, takes a greater level of detail and diligence. Ultimately, this allows me to have complete control over each moment, enabling me to deliver a higher quality film that truly represents your big day.
Q: What equipment do you use?
A: The tools I use to tell your story are constantly evolving and being upgraded. However, I currently shoot with a Canon 1D X Mark II, a Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 85mm f/1.4L lens, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 lens, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8, Sigma 20mm f/1.4 lens, Rode VideoMic Pro, Tascam lavalier mics, DJI Mavic Air, and Lowel pro halogen lights.
Q: Can we choose the music?
A: Unfortunately, music licenses often prevent this. However, I love working with couples to get a sense of their style and taste to make sure their entire film, music included, speaks to that. Finding the perfect song for your wedding film is my favorite part of the editing process!
Q: How long does it take to receive our film?
A: It takes 10-12 weeks of culling, editing and color grading until I can deliver your final film. Keep an eye out for the teasers and highlights I'll share from your big day on Instagram as you wait!
Q: How will my film be delivered?
A: I deliver all films via a digital gallery that lets you save the full-res videos to your computer. This way you can save it to as many USBs and hard drives you'd like. You can also download them to your phone as well. Your gallery will look something like this:
Q: How do I officially reserve my wedding date?
A: Reach out to me to confirm availability for your date, we'll set up a quick call to get to know each other and make sure we're a good fit, and finally once I receive your signed Agreement and the retainer, you’re all set!
If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to
reach out! I'm here every step of the way.