- What do you specialize in?
Telling your story to your audience in a captivating way is our specialty. Here is a list of the different types of event videography we do frequently:
Memorials and Funerals
Bar and Bat Mitzvahs
Other Special Occasions
- Are you all any good?
We consider ourselves to be one of the top ten wedding film makers in Western Washington. This is based off knowing our competition and the feedback we get from clients, colleagues and other wedding vendors. To be a top wedding film provider, there needs to be excellence in technology, gear, customer service, capturing moments and delivering a heart moving product.
- How much do you cost?
Every wedding is different, every client is different and every budget is different. Think of us as a video boutique shop. Like a boutique shop, all our work is custom, it may seem expensive at first, and then the end products vary in so many ways. Standard pricing starts at $1995. Call or email and we can put together a custom estimate for you.
- Can we meet for a consultation?
Yes, and I recommend coming to our edit office first in Bothell/Mill Creek as clients have liked to see where the post-production will happen and the video/sound is so much better than at a coffee shop for watching demos. I meet-up for a consultation with about 50% of my clients as it’s not totally necessary to meet-up for us to successfully film your wedding day.
- How do you keep from being obtrusive during the wedding?
We consider ourselves to be unobtrusive while filming at your wedding ceremony and reception. Top photographers in Seattle enjoy working with us because we give them priority. Photographers create amazing moments that videographers get to capitalize on. Good wedding photographers also act as a day-of wedding coordinator in some respects. Why would we want to elbow them out of our way or get into their shot? We receive comments after weddings from guests that they loved watching us work and were amazing how we stayed out of they way and were low-key. We use tripods during the ceremony and toasts. At all other times we are free handing the camera or using a mono pod. If we use lights, they are very small LED lights that are hardly noticeable. If you want a Hollywood Production and a package price over 5-7k, I can give some referrals. We’ve never had a church pastor or venue be upset with us about where we were standing or filming from.
- Are you available on my wedding date?
Most likely. Because weddings in Washington state are somewhat seasonal with summer being the peak and most popular (the sun is out and leaves are on the trees), we have to book more than one wedding on a given weekend day in order to survive as a business. We have a team of very talented freelance filmmakers that we’re networked with who shoot as good or better than we do. It is all under the Cameography brand and all you need to know is that we’ll be pleasant to work with and you’ll get the amazing wedding film you’re wanting. July through September are the busiest months.
- Is this a side job for you or are you a full time video production company?
This is not our moonlight gig or hobby, it’s our passion and full time work. We’re about 50% weddings and 50% corporate video production.
- Do you travel?
Yes, we have filmed weddings all over Washington state and have done a number of destination weddings in Canada and the western USA. We can travel and like to travel. Typically the client will cover lodging, some food, and then transportation along with the standard package price. There can be of course further customization because it’s “destination.” We’re particularly fond of the San Juan Islands, Crystal Mountain, Leavenworth and anywhere you want to be.
- Where are your favorite places to film? Where have you filmed?
Our favorite places to film are where the couples are, where the action is and where the details help tell the story better. We’ve filmed more than once at most of the popular wedding venue locations in Washington state. We adapt quickly to different environments and are prepared ahead of time to do so.
- What type of equipment do you use?
We use the latest in Canon HDSLR’s for crisp image, shallow depth-of-field and lens interchangeability. For stabilization, we utilize on the wedding day a tripod, mono pod, steady cam and slider. For audio we have several units for both wired and wireless audio to capture toasts, music, vows, kind words, and the sermon, etc.
- Do you have references?
Yes, I have a list of previous clients and also wedding planners who would love to rave about us.
- When will I get my DVD or Blu-ray?
We offer a Movie Trailer that can be available within four weeks of your wedding date. The typical turn time for editing and delivery of a DVD proof is 3-6 months from the wedding date. We put a lot of time into the editing and again going back to the wedding season being summer, the jobs stack up. One of our competitors delivers weddings up to 12 months after the wedding date. We do our best to delivery as quickly as possible while still retaining the optimum care, detail and quality.
- Can you do photography at my wedding too?
We could, but we’d rather refer a few amazing photographer colleagues to you. Keep video and photo separate. I have had clients only hire a videographer and not a photographer. That was different, but fantastic!
- What do I need to do to book with Cameography and reserve my wedding date?
The first three pages of a contract we’ll send to you along with a $500 retainer. We can also prepare a custom estimate and email it to you.
- Are you accustomed to multi-cultural and multi-ethnic weddings?
Yes. We’ve filmed non-religious, Christian, Catholic, American, Hindu, Muslim, African, Korean, Mexican, Indian, New Age, and the list goes on. We’ll fit into your crowd, take attention to any special requests and details that you have, and put together a finished piece that will be enjoyed by you and your community.
- Who chooses the music for the Main Movie?
We prefer that you provide three slow, three medium and three fast in tempo songs. This music needs to pull on your hear strings, be timeless and be some of both of your favorites. Artist, song title and album is all we need.