First, be cool.
We have the fantastic honor of spending your wedding day with you, which we LOVE. We want to make sure you do too. So we keep it light and candid. No prom poses. We also like to help out wherever we can. Need help tying a tie? We can help. Need help tying a bow tie? Ok, that’s a bad example because we actually have no clue how to tie one of those things. But, we will load up a tutorial video on our phone and say a prayer for you!
Second, care for the details.
The details within your film matter. You may not notice any of them the first time you watch it, or even the tenth time around. But that’s the thing. This is your wedding film. You’ll (hopefully) want to watch it for the rest of your life. Eventually, you’ll notice every little thing. And you know what? We can’t wait for that! Because we comb over every single shot. Just like your photographer, we correct composition, exposure, color, etc. So, we can’t wait for the day in 2043 when you load up your holodeck and notice every little thing in your old wedding film.
Finally, don’t be documentarians.
This is the big one. We can’t just be documentarians. We can’t just deliver an 8 hour long DVD of the whole day start to finish. We need to be something more. We need to find a way to meld video’s unique ability to capture the day with a final product that’s worth viewing more than once. We need to be better storytellers.