- DO YOU TRAVEL?
Of course we do! We go where you go. We can work out a special package to arrange for travel details.
WHAT ARE YOUR PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS?
Cash or check, and now we offer payment through PayPal (3% processing fee applies). I require a $500 non-refundable deposit made at time of booking: this secures your date! The balance of payment can be made in any increments or installments, but final payment is required 14 days before the ceremony. Payment by check made out to: Mary Bess Champion.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU? WHEN?
When you have decided that we are the right fit for you and your groom, give me a call, text or email. I will reply with a link to my Booking Submission Form. This has all of the required information that I will need from you in order to write up your contract. Once you have received the final contract, please sign and return (scan via email or snail mail) along with your deposit.
WHAT DO I GET AS A FINAL PRODUCT?
You will receive a flash drive containing the edited video, raw footage and the separate audio file take on the external mic. You will also have the link of the video hosted on my Vimeo page for sharing on social media.
WHY DO YOU USE A SECOND SHOOTER?
So we can cover twice as much! Especially with video, it looks nice to be able to cut back and forth between two shots instead of a single view for the entire event. Imagine your ceremony...with only the groom's face on camera. How unfair! Wouldn't you like to be able to see how teary-eyed you got during your vows as well? So do we. Having two videographers allows for us to use a 3-camera setup so that we do not miss anything!
WHEN DO I GET MY FINAL VIDEO?
Our standard contract is set to 90 days from the date of the wedding. We have à la carte options for a two-week turnaround. Check out the packages page. You may wonder why you get your photos back before the video. Simply put, it takes longer to edit video than it does stand alone photos.
WHY DO YOU GIVE THE RAW FOOTAGE?
It is my personal belief that everything we capture on your big day is just that....YOURS. We reserve the right to use the footage for the promotion of this business, but you deserve the right to use it, too! There is an entire night of dancing, celebrating and memories being made; not all of that can make it on the edited clip. It sure is nice to have the raw footage to go back and watch how silly your guests were, or which grandparents were still around for the ceremony. Trust me, it is sweet to see Grammy sitting in the crowd and making her way to the dance floor. You don't always get to revisit these moments in just your edited footage. I believe this is the icing on the cake.
WHICH CAMERA DO I LOOK AT ON THE WEDDING DAY?
Always look at the photographer, not at the videographer. Your photographer will be directing you to look at her (or him!), and we agree. We are to be ignored! (Trust me, it looks better this way!)
DO YOU HAVE VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS?
Yes! Please email me and I will provide you a list of vendors we have worked with in the past that we really enjoyed working with, and venues that made the best backdrops not only for the photos but for the experience as well. You can also take a look at the Photographers page. This is a list of some of the nicest and most easy-going professionals we have worked with.
DO YOU ALSO TAKE PHOTOS?
Unfortunately, no. My focus is solely on video. I can recommend some awesome photographers in every price range!
ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?
We are licensed. We also provide "day of event" insurance that venues often require. Just make sure to ask in advance.
WORSE-CASE SCENARIO, DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP IN CASE SOMETHING HAPPENS?
Of course we do! It has yet to happen, but just in case we always have backups that we stand behind!
SHOULD WE ADD YOU TO OUR DINNER HEADCOUNT?
Yes, please add us to the headcount! We always tell our clients to add two people to their dinner headcount. We will be eating just after the bridal party eats and before the guests eat. This ensures that we are eating when nothing else is going on and so we are able to finish up at the same time the bridal party does. This is the best way for us to ensure coverage. (Please inform the venue of this requirement as some wish for the vendors to eat last.)
DO YOU TAKE GETTING READY FOOTAGE?
We absolutely can! When you book us for coverage your time can start whenever you say it does. We can coordinate what times best cover your needs.