Deciding between wedding videographers can be a daunting task, especially when there’s so many other great videographers out there. That coupled with all the blogs talking about “all the questions you MUST ask your wedding videographer” can make your choice even harder.

To help ease your mind, I’ve written up a more comprehensive FAQ section that may address many of the questions you have been wondering about wedding videography, our work, and our processes. Transparency is incredibly important in this industry and I want our couples to know exactly what they’re getting into before moving forward with Red Finch Studios.

Here’s the short bit. We are the wedding videographer for you if:

  1. You like the work that you see on our website and social media
  2. You think we seem like cool people to hang out with
  3. You like the idea of a filmmaker who takes a more candid and “fly on the wall” approach to filming your wedding day (but don’t worry, we’ll pose you when we need to!)

That’s basically what it comes down to. Choose a videographer who’s work you love and who you think will mesh with you personality-wise, because they’re going to be there hanging out with you for your whole wedding day! We usually spend more time with you than anyone else does (besides the photographer).

Below you can find more in-depth answers to some frequently asked questions for wedding videographers

What type of couples do you film

No discrimination here. We work with all kinds of couples. We love to work with adventurous couples or couples who’d rather watch Netflix than climb a mountain. Contact us today and find out if we are the right fit for you.

We’re awkward in front of the camera. is that ok?

Of course! We know how awkward it can be. We just did a photoshoot ourselves and know how intimidating it can be. Our job is to make you feel at ease. Our approach to filmmaking is more “fly on the wall”. Half of the time you won’t even know we’re there allowing you to relax and be yourselves. Don’t worry, we got you.

Do you have backups?

Backups on Backups on Backups. Weddings are high stress, one time only events. All of our cameras have dual card slots. We have multiple cameras (capturing multiple angles) with multiple audio recorders going at the same time. Once we get home, your files are safe on multiple hard drives and in the cloud. Your data is safe with us.

How do we book you?

Get in touch with us using our contact sheet above. If we both agree that we’re the right fit for each other, we ask for a small retainer, 50% of your balance two weeks before your wedding and 50% of the remainder on delivery of your video. That way, it holds us accountable to deliver your film!

Do you travel?

Short answer? Yes. Long Answer? YEEEEEEEEES. So far, we’ve been to Iceland and Los Angeles to film weddings and would go anywhere the wind takes us. Our day jobs give us enough flexibility to do things we love so we’ll go wherever your love takes you.

What are your travel rates?

Most of my standard wedding packages include 100km of total travel from downtown Calgary. Additional travel is charged at $0.75/km thereafter. These fees are only associated with the travel to your first location and from your final location (i.e. travel that falls before or after your actual wedding day coverage). Travel from location to location throughout your wedding day is not billed.

I’m definitely happy to travel to wherever your wedding is taking place! Depending on the distance from Calgary, an overnight stay may be required. Shoot us an email, tell us about your wedding and I’ll be happy to give you a quote!

When do you recommend starting/ending coverage?

We typically like to start about an hour before everyone starts getting dressed into their formal clothes. This gives us enough time to grab detail shots, shots of makeup, hanging out, giving us some context for your film. Towards the end of the night, once the party get’s too wild is a good time for us to close up. Nobody looks good after they’ve had too many drinks. 

How do you work with our photographers?

Your wedding vendors should all work as a team. We believe that our couples come first so we make sure to coordinate our shots with your photographers. When it comes to the ceremony, we’ll discuss with each other where we’ll be and coordinate our positions. We’ll make it work.

How Far in advance do we have to book?

This year for 2020, we’ve decided to take on only a limited number of weddings. Although we’ve had a great first year, we found that we were compromising too much of our down time with editing time and just looking to get back some of it. We still love doing weddings and we want to make sure we’re not compromising the quality of our videos. That being said, our popular dates are disappearing fast so inquire today before your date get’s booked!

What are your rates and are they flexible?

Our rates are listed here. Our rates are generally not flexible, although special circumstances may require special packages. All weddings aren’t the same and some clients don’t necessarily need the same things. We encourage you to get in touch with us and see what we can do for you!

Do you offer discounts for off-season, weekday weddings?

No matter the day of the week nor the month of the year, all weddings are the same amount of work and are therefore all charged at a consistent price.

Have a question that isn't answered here?

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