Q: How do I find out more about packages and pricing?
A: Please fill out the contact form here, and I will email you back as soon as possible with more information!
Q: Where are you based?
A: I am located in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, N.C. Whether you live here, are planning your wedding here, or visiting, you have made a great choice! This place is surrounded by many natural spaces that will take your breath away. If you need any suggestions of venue locations I am happy to help!
Q: How long will you stay during the wedding day?
A: I have found the perfect amount of coverage to be a range of 6 to 7 hours depending upon your package choice. This "sweet spot" of hours allows you to have all the most important moments captured that are needed to create your final film without overdoing it.
It is also a "sweet spot" for me, providing the environment I need in order to be fully present, energized, and creative throughout your wedding. This ensures that my work will be the very best and most beautiful quality for you!
Q: Do you provide the raw footage from the wedding day?
A: We do not provide RAW footage/clips of the day.
We are cinematographers who focus on the storytelling and artistic representations of the day to create one cohesive and beautiful final film that creates an emotional experience when you watch it. Therefore, the way the film your wedding day does not bode well for creating an enjoyable experience watching the unedited footage. We shoot for a storyline of the whole event in mind, but we will also make sure to ask what things will be most important to you from the day beforehand, and include those in your final film.
Videographers who have a documentary style that captures static footage of just the main events may provide you with RAW footage because the way they film is more fitting for straightforward unedited enjoyment.
If having that footage is important to you it might be best to find a videographer whose style is more documentary.
Q: Do you offer any discounts at all? Is it worth asking?
A: Just to save you the time and the nerves on whether or not you should ask, I don't offer discounts. This is a policy of mine that I have promised to stick to in an area where videography in the wedding industry (even though much more difficult, time consuming, and detailed than photography) still comes second in peoples minds. I therefore don't want to perpetuate the belief that video is worth less than photography by discounting my services when I believe, in actuality, they are worth a lot more because of how much more it takes to get to the final product. I know this because I have done both photo and video before, so I personally have experience in both processes.
My goal is to educate clients and even non-clients of this.
Q: Do you set up any additional and distracting lights or have big bulky video gear?
A: When it comes down to it, most everyone feels a bit awkward being filmed.
This is why we strip away all the fancy, big, and bulky video production gear and keep it simple with the necessities. The moments are unplanned and unscripted, true to the core, and that is what we value the most.
I am a strong believer in representing the true experience of your day with as little interference as possible. These things take too much time to set up and plan out and they take away my attention from the natural intimate moments. I do my best to capture everything as honestly as possible with the natural light, weather, and interaction that is provided. We believe the gear we use is only a small part of the end product. We use professional cameras but put more importance on our storytelling and creative insight rather than the technology.
Q: How does payment work?
A: I know that a wedding film is an investment, but a worthy one! This is why I can split up payments in to 3 sections for your convenience. Upon booking I ask for a $500 deposit that will secure your wedding date. Then 4 months prior to the wedding date I send an invoice for 50% of your package price. One month prior to your wedding date you will send the remaining fees and your payment will be complete. But, if you prefer to pay the total all at once, that is is fine as well!
Q: Are there any additional fees?
A: All weddings located over 30 miles outside Asheville N.C. will have additional travel fees for gas, car wear and tear, and accommodation. Also, the law states that sales tax (7% rate in NC) must be charged for any digital property purchased, so that percentage will be added to the final cost of your package depending upon where you live.
Q: Do we get to meet you before the wedding day?
A: Yes, I make sure to make this a priority for all my couples! Whether we spend a few minutes talking over Facetime/Skype or we can actually meet up and grab some ice cream, beer, or coffee, I believe you will be more comfortable with me on your wedding day if we have met before. The more I know about your story and personalities, the more honestly I can represent you in your film. If I'm going to be with you two on one of the most special days of your life, I want you to feel like I'm your friend and not just your videographer.
Q: Who will be the videographers at our wedding?
A: Great question! I (Kathryn), will be the main videographer and I will have a second shooter with me. Usually it is my goofy partner Ian or my sweet assistant Sophie. They have both been trained to film the way that I do and bring a positive and joyful energy to your wedding day with me.
Q: Do we need to feed you at our wedding?
A: Yes please! No good food = no energy to film (and dance) the night away!
Q: How long will it take to get our final film?
A: You can expect to receive your film 2-4 months from your wedding date. This is due to the amount of footage to familiarize myself with, time to make music selection, and the detailed editing crafted specifically for your wedding that goes in to the final product amidst all the other business work. I want your film to be my absolute best work for you, and therefore I don't want to rush the final product.
Q: Do you film elopements?
A: Yes absolutely, I love the simplicity that elopements provide and how deeply focused on the couple they can be. You can contact me for special pricing and more information on elopements! I would love to hear what yours will be like! (FYI- We typically only book elopements on weekdays during peak wedding season, leaving Saturdays open for larger weddings.)
Q: Do you film LGBT weddings?
A: We sure do! We are welcoming to all couples. Love is for everyone and thankfully so is the ability to be married now! Let's celebrate it!
Q: Do you travel for weddings?
A: Absolutely, I am a traveler at heart! If you and your partner are from another town, state, country, or simply getting married somewhere other than Asheville, I would love to join you. Just contact me for availability and pricing information!
Q: Why should I invest in a wedding film?
A: When I tell people I'm a wedding videographer, the most common response I get from married couples is one of regret. The one thing they wish they had on their wedding day was a videographer.
A wedding is only just for a day, and it goes by so quickly when you're right in the middle of it. This event is one that you invest so much time, and effort, and money into. It is a day that you celebrate your love for one another with the people most important in your life all together in one place.
At the moment photography is still the most common form of capturing a wedding day, but the two mediums provide very different experiences for you. This is what the married couples who have expressed their regret to me have realized. A film will remind you of the words of encouragement spoken that you so quickly forgot. They will remind you of the way your spouse's voice sounded as they cried through the vows, the way your parents pulled you in and held you tight during your dance together and deeper emotional moments such as these. You can hear, see, and feel those emotions rise up inside of you so much deeper every time you watch your film. These are moments worth remembering and they will provide with you an all-encompassing experience that photos alone can't provide.
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