FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I hire you for my wedding?


Most of our clients book videography with us because they want to capture the day that they have dreamed about and spent months planning in our beautiful cinematic-style films. The movement and sound of film bring you back into the moment like no other medium.




Can I make an appointment?


Yes! We offer appointments Monday through Friday, from 10am - 6pm. We will also work with you to accommodate your schedule. Just ask!




How long are your films?


We specialize in short form wedding films to create a keepsake that is long enough to highlight all of the most important details of your day but short enough to watch over and over again. Our cinematic-style Trailer and Feature Films come in increments of about 4 minutes, 15 minutes and 25 minutes. These are approximate durations. We also offer Spotlight Edits of your ceremony, dances and toasts so you can watch those moments in entirety. These can be up to 2 hours depending on how much coverage time you purchased.




What’s the difference between raw footage and a Spotlight Edit?


With 4K cameras, true raw footage is a digital file folder of hundreds of separate video clip files. It is unprocessed, unrefined data straight from the video camera. We shoot with proffessional cameras which results in a variety of clip durations. Footage clips can vary from a short of amount of time to a long period of time. The footage remains as it was captured, retaining all details, true colors and lighting, and it also has no sound and you would need your own hard drive to even keep these large files. Since many couples do not own the computers and editing software needed to watch these files, we make a Spotlight Edit. We clean up the raw footage by cutting out camera adjustments or repetitive shots and edit it together so you can watch the most important parts of your day—your ceremony, dances and toasts—in full.




Why does raw footage cost money? Can’t you just give it to me since you’ll have it anyway? What if I supply a hard drive for you?


Although we completely understand this question, we are in the business of creating and selling footage. Raw footage has a value that goes further than the tangible device it’s stored on. We have time and our intelligential property to consider when pricing all of the products and services we offer.




What should I budget for wedding videography?


Your cinematography budget should be the same as your photography budget. It requires the same amount of work: two people working for 6-10 hours, running around to get the best angles and carrying heavy equipment, then editing everything to give you a priceless family heirloom that you will cherish for the rest of your life. You definitely don’t want to cut costs on something you will keep forever!




How many videographers should I have?


This is one of those times when more is actually more. The more cinematographers you have, the more dynamic, breathtaking and emotional your film will be. Multiple shooters allow us to get stunning angles from the balcony, epic sweeping shots of the ballroom and different perspectives of life as they happen simultaneously, like the bride’s grand entrance and the groom’s reaction to her entrance. Not all of our current packages come with two cinematographers.




What kind of equipment do you use?


We use everything that you would need to create a professional wedding film. Our cameras are Panasonic GH-5, which film in 4K. We also use steadicam systems, sliders and professional audio gear.




Will I have to wear a microphone?


We will mic the groom and the officiant for the ceremony and that will pick up the bride’s audio. We will also mic anyone giving a speech. If you have a DJ or there is a built-in sound system at the venue, we will also take audio from the mixer to have as a backup.




What are the videographers doing between my ceremony and reception?


Filming! This is the perfect time for videographers to get establishing shots of the ceremony and reception space, vendors setting up and follow you during your photo session. Those glamour shots bring our films to life. Coverage is consecutive because we never stop working to get the best footage!




How do you work with photographers?


Still photography is finicky—if you’re blinking in a photo, it’s no good. That’s why we always let your photographer(s) take the lead and work around them. If you’re still looking for a photographer, let us know! We have a few colleagues we are happy to recommend.




How soon after my wedding will I get my films?


Creating a wedding film that tells a truly unique story requires thought, skill and time. We know our clients can’t wait to see their wedding films so we do our best to get them finished as soon as possible. Each type of film has a different delivery timeline that can be confirmed during consultation. That being said, you will have all of your final products in hand no later than three months from your wedding date.




Can we choose the music?


We welcome recommendations from our couples but unfortunately we cannot accommodate every request. We use licensed music for two reasons. We purchase the rights to our wedding film music so the artists we love get the royalties they deserve. Secondly, we want to protect you and us from copyright infringement. If the song you want is not available, we’ll look for music in similar styles and work with you to pick something you’re happy with.




How far do you travel?


We currently film weddings in Europe. Please note that some venue locations may incur travel and accommodation fees. Please contact us to find out if your venue applies.




I love your work. What’s the next step?


Get package information by filling out our form. If you have questions or are ready to book, email us at info@weddingfilms.lv or give us a call at 371 270 29 134. We will go over the details of your day and help you choose a package that suits your needs. From that moment on, we will be available for advice and questions even after you return from your honeymoon.




How can I secure my date?


Dates book up quickly so it’s important to book as soon as possible. All it takes to secure your date is a deposit and a signed contract or a 50% retainer that you can apply to any package you choose later. Fill out our contact form to get started.