FAQ

And now is the time you have a few questions for us. Well guess what, you are not the only one. Please find below some of the most common questions we have been asked from our couples.

WHAT AREAS DO YOU COVER?

We have filmed weddings all over UK. From Northumberland to Portsmouth and from Cornwall to Norwich we travel wherever an amazing love story is awaiting untold. We are based in Surrey and we cover with no extra cost our nearby areas too. (Sussex, Kent, London, Hampshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire). If you are more than 1h driving from us, reasonable extra charges may apply.

DO YOU FILM WEDDINGS ABROAD?

Being originally from Greece, filming weddings in stunning locations is our second nature. Santorini, Lake Garda, Venice, Cyprus are only a few of the places we had the honour to visit. As we love to travel, no extra fees apply for destination weddings (apart from travel and accommodation expenses), so are packages apply as normal.

WHICH TYPE OF FILM SHOULD I CHOOSE?

In general we offer three types of wedding films:

  • Our signature Creative Film (usually 4-5min).. A sneak peek that wrap your day in a small box and as known, good things come in small packages. Shifting around the key moments of your day, this film will engage and entertain not only you but everyone who will watch it. Ideal as a daily reference as well as sharing online with your loved ones.
  • Feature Film (usually 15-20min). An extended highlights that includes more. No key moments will be missed here, with an overlay of carefully selected music and natural audio from the day. Ideal to watch with some good friends at home.
  • Documentary Film (length depends). The whole picture. All footage that we capture on the day fully edited. Ceremony and Speeches will be included in full, as well as other parts of the day. It’s value increases over the years, as no detail is missed. Ideal to watch on anniversaries with your children or your grandchildren.

The films above, as well as others (Instagram, full ceremony/speeches) can be bundled so make sure you check our packages.

HOW MANY VIDEOGRAPHERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE DAY?

There are three options that we offer:

  • 1 Videographer. Ideal for civil ceremonies, all-in-one-place weddings, summer weddings when sunset is late.
  • 2 Videographers. Ideal for church ceremonies, multiple locations involved, Asian weddings, drone coverage, small rooms.
  • 2nd Videographer for half day. Ideal for groom preparation coverage, church ceremonies, winter weddings when sunset is early.

There is no rule of which option is better. There can be some issues that will challenge the solo videographer and is not easy to avoid them (weather, strict vicar/registrar, space in rooms, co-operative photographer etc). Obviously two videographers can respond to challenges better and capture more.

One videographer could capture from 60%-90% of the content that two videographers could. From some serious compromises to almost no difference, the choice is yours and it depends on your budget. Let us know more details of your special day and we could recommend an option for you.

CAN WE CHOOSE OUR OWN MUSIC?

Before the day you will be asked to provide us with a selection of favourite music, if any. For longer edits plenty of music overlay is available, so we are more than happy to use your own music when appropriate. Highlight creative films on the other hand is something different. The soundtrack to dress them has to be a perfect fit to the content captured. Priority will be given to your selection of music. But keep in mind that you hired us to create an everlasting film of your special day, so let us have the artistic responsibility.. By experiencing the day next to you we will learn a few things about your personality and style, therefore the music chosen will be something relevant. And don’t forget that music has just a supportive role to the story, You have the main role.

DO YOU ALLOW ANY CHANGES ON THE FINAL FILM?

Yes, within a reasonable limit. If for example there are a couple of shots that, for your own reason, need to be replaced, we are more than happy to make these changes for you. These films last for a lifetime and we want to be perfect for you. Bigger changes that may have huge impact to the edit and the story, like music change, are not allowed. A revision like this may take us 2-3 working days and will come with extra cost. You can stay assured, we never had such a request in the past.

HOW LONG IT TAKES THE FINAL FILMS TO BE DELIVERED?

We are perfectionists and we pay attention to every detail. There should be no rush when working on such important films that will stay forever. Each wedding requires at least 6-8 working days to be finalised. Our workflow requires the longer films to be edited first and the shortest to follow (except the 1min teaser that can be delivered first). Therefore, all the films are delivered at the same time. Average waiting time is 4-6 weeks for November-April weddings and 8-10 weeks for May-October weddings. Delivery times depend on other factors too and cannot be guaranteed.

DO WE MEET BEFOREHAND?

Getting to know each other is essential. We will be next to you on the most important day of your life, so is important to know more about you. Having said that, meeting in person is not necessary most of the times. We will conduct an extensive online meeting about 2 weeks before your wedding and together we will go thought all the details. If there is a specific reason that meeting in person is required, can be arranged, but ideally outside peak season as we are getting extremely busy.

HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE THESE BEAUTIFUL CANDID SHOTS WITH THE COUPLES?

Many couples during the day focus too much on event details and tend to forget the most important thing: This day is a celebration of Love! Highlights creative films try to focus more on the couple and the story behind them, instead of describing a wedding as an event. (There is the Documentary Film for that). So we ask from the couples to take a 10min break from their guests and invest some time for themselves. We encourage them to take a nice walk around the venue, to visit beautiful spots, to discuss the funny speeches, to laugh, to kiss, to hold hands, to celebrate the day for a few minutes just the two of them. We observe this romance and with minimum to none suggestions we document the moments. What we capture is the couple’s unique personality and will be artistically used to compose the story. Sunset times are highly recommended for a dreamier look, especially when all the official parts of the day are finished and you are way more relaxed. We are more than happy to share this (slightly extended in that case) time with your photographer, so every perspective of your love is captured.

HOW IS THE DRONE USED?

For modern cinematography, drone aerial shots are a must. They give a different feeling and an extra layer of awesomeness to your film. We fly the drone 3-4 times a day: to capture establishing shots of your venue (day and night ones), during drinks reception if outdoor (including group shot) and during a small session with the couple. If there are any fireworks involved, then having a drone is a huge upgrade to your film. Of course the usage of drone is weather and venue dependant.

Hope some of your concerns have been answered.

Should you have any further questions, please get in touch and we will be happy to asnwer those.