FAQ: What is Documentary Video Coverage?
The One Camera Documentary covers your ceremony and the main events of your reception. Some examples of these are Grand Entrance, Toast, Blessing, Cake Cutting, Main Dances, and about 20-40 minutes of general dancing.
What it does not cover: Pre-Ceremony, getting ready, getting out of a limo, releasing of pews, receiving line, in between, photo sessions, cocktail hour, going around to every table at your reception and having your guests wave at the camera.
How we shoot the ceremony: We shoot the ceremony in the center aisle from the view of your guests. We do not move around during the ceremony as we are on a tripod to maintain a steady shot since there is only one camera. We do pan and zoom in during the ceremony, however sometimes guests stand, jump into the aisle to take a picture with their cell phone, or our view will be blocked inexplicably. We try our best to quickly remedy this situation but sometimes it is unavoidable. An example of this is often times at churches when the Gospel is being done, or the unity candle is off to one side, or something is happening in the wings of the church or ceremony location.
Please view the sample below to see how we cover a typical church ceremony.
How we shoot the reception: We cover the Grand Entrance, Cake Cutting, Toast(s)/Blessing(s), 1st Dance, Bridal Party Dance, Parent(s) Dance, Garter & Bouquet and general dancing, with one camera and up to the time limit of your package. (you can find this on your contract)
Please view the sample below to see how we cover a typical reception.