Telling a wedding story through still or motion images is something Marcus has been doing for many years. What started out as the obnoxious kid behind the family camcorder, quickly moved to the college student editing wedding slideshow montages in iMovie, and has now blossomed into a full professional photo/video production team to capture the entire day. Weddings naturally have a well-known storyline but the beauty of Marcus' work is that each couple and wedding event is unique and the art of telling that one-of-a-kind story is what Marcus takes pride in doing so well. While YouTube and Instagram have made video and photos widely available and shareable by the masses, high-quality story telling and artistic imagery are still hard to find.
One of the most common questions we get is "do you shoot both video and photos on the wedding day?" and the answer is YES! We can cover the entire day from behind the camera and deliver amazing photos and videos. If you book both video and photo packages with us for your wedding day we even offer great discounts! Contact us for more info if you'd like us to take care of it all for you!
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What is a highlights video?
A highlights video is the short 3-6 minute video that you usually see shared online. This video features the most memorable moments of your wedding day overlaid with music and sound clips of relevant dialogue. This video artistically tells the story of the wedding day and shares the best memories with those who were and were not there for your big day.
highlights vs full story package?
The main difference between these two packages is the story that you want to tell through your highlights video. While the added ceremony and speeches video are obvious, the highlights video will be noticeably different in the Full Story package. The best way to break it down is that the Full Story package will help to tell a much richer story of your relationship and not just the wedding day itself.
What is a ceremony and speeches video?
The full ceremony and full speeches videos is essentially the full length capture of each event with high quality audio. For the ceremony, the audio will come from the officiant and the groom, while for the speeches the audio will be recorded straight from the DJ's soundboard. This is requested by couples who would like to have these special moments captured and re-watchable for years to come.
Pros of having a second cinematographer?
In addition to getting more camera angles to capture the special moments that tend to fly by quicker than you realize, a second cinematographer will add another level of artistic expression. Most people are fine without the extra expense of hiring a second cinematographer but if you are looking to get the most out of all the hard work that you’ve put into every little detail of your wedding day then this is a well worthwhile investment.
what kind of equipment do WE use?
Our main camera is a professional Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II. Our other cameras are professional Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III DSLRs that shoot High Definition 1080p video and the Panasonic GH5. In addition to all the professional Canon & Panasonic cameras and lenses that we own, we also use a host of stabilization equipment and accessories, as well as professional audio equipment in order to fully capture the entire wedding day.
Can YOU pick Your own song?
All of the songs we use in our videos are royalty-free and appropriately licensed (price included in the package). For this reason, we reserve the right to choose the song that is used in your highlights video. However, if you would like to give input (i.e. genre, tempo, mood, lyrics, etc) we are more than open to hearing that during our pre-wedding planning time. Ultimately, we want you to be happy with the finished product and that most definitely includes the style/feel of the music.
What about adding videos a la carte?
Highlights package can be modified with:
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What is our style of photography?
Our style is more of a journalistic style than a formal/traditional style. We aim to capture images that not only showcase the important details of the beautiful day but also capture the raw emotions. This style is much closer to visual storytelling than simply capturing yearbook portraits.
Why aren't Engagement Shoots included?
Not all couples want to have an engagement shoot so that's why we don't automatically factor that into the cost of our first two packages. If you would like to add an engagement shoot to either the Essentials or Premium package it is an added $300 for a 1-hour session (without a package engagement shoots are much more).
what is an engagement photoshoot?
This is a 1-hour photoshoot at a mutually agreeable location that captures the couple in a romantic setting. The resulting images (up to 100) are not only great keepsakes of your engagement and memories for this point in time, but are also really useful for wedding day displays, announcements, invitations, programs, thank you cards, etc. The date/time/location for Engagement Photoshoots will be coordinated between the photographer and clients and typically happen on a Saturday during the morning or evening (the afternoon is a less desirable time given that the lighting is much more harsh).
what do YOU actually get after the wedding?
All images are captured digitally on professional DSLR cameras. You will receive up to 800 or 1000 (depending on the package) full-resolution JPEG images. This means that every single image will be touched up and processed to make sure the final result looks the best that it can. It also means that you will get the highest resolution file possible- which makes sharing with family/friends a breeze and if you decide to make your own prints then you can since the files will be in its full resolution (no annoying watermarks or pixelated photos!) Please note that there are no physical prints of images that you will receive.
when will YOU get YOUR FINAL IMAGES by?
Final images are processed/edited as quickly as possible and the usual turnaround time is around 5 weeks. However, it is our pleasure to get you your valuable images as soon as possible and we will do our best to get you the images before then.
What kind of equipment do WE use?
Our main camera is a professional Canon EOS 5D Mark III and our backup camera is the 5D Mark II DSLR. We shoot with Canon EF L-series lenses that offer the crispest and sharpest image. If you don't know much about cameras, just know that all our gear (cameras, lenses, and flashes) will capture you in all your beauty!
wHAT about ADDing services A LA CARTE?
Essentials & Premium packages can be modified with: