How We Do It
Selecting and hiring a videographer doesn't need to be a challenging or difficult process. Our goal is to provide you with a quality video without the hassle of going through a confusing or high pressure sales pitch. In fact, we hate the whole idea of being a company that's trying to "sell" you a product or service. We want to be known as creative artists that you are commissioning to complete a project for you. Click on the tabs below to get a glance of the entire creative process from start to finish.
As you plan, take time to review our samples, pricing, and information. If you like what you see, you'll want to contact us as soon as possible to make sure your event date is open. Events are often booked up to two years in advance so it's important that you lock in your date.
A $150 non-refundable deposit will block out your date. The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event. A contract will be sent out with your initial package selection. If you decide to upgrade your package later on, you have until the event date to modify the contract.
During the planning stage, Minuet will collect information regarding venue guidelines, start times, locations, and contacts. You will be contacted a month prior to your event to finalize details.
Depending on your package, the day's coverage may begin with the pre-ceremony. During the pre-ceremony, we capture the sights, sounds, and energy as the bridal party gets ready. The goal of pre-ceremony coverage is to capture the transformation from casual to formal and capture the emotions that come with a bride's anticipation. The reaction of a mother, father, or family member seeing the bride in a wedding dress for the first time is often overwhelming. These candid and emotional reactions are the hidden jewels of pre-ceremony coverage.
During the Ceremony, our main focus is to capture the bride and groom as they take their spiritual and traditional journey toward matrimony. Due to the size and restrictions of some churches and venues, getting good angles is often challenging. To ensure quality footage during every important moment, Minuet includes 2 manned camera coverage as a standard part of each package. In addition to providing better angles, this coverage allows us to capture reactions from your guests and wedding party in addition to the bride and groom. At the end of the ceremony, Minuet sticks around for the photo shoot and grabs stills that will be integrated into your completed production.
During the reception, we focus on capturing all the spirit of the evening from the wedding party introductions all the way to the garter toss. Using 2 camera coverage, we not only capture the speeches, we are able to capture the reaction from the bride, groom, and guests as they react to the stories that are told. Whether it's capturing the act of wedding cake being slapped on the bride or groom's face, or the watery eyes from dad as he dances with his little girl, Minuet will be there.
For an even more memorable keepsake, you can opt to gather congratulatory remarks from your guests. For an additional fee (or free in the Legacy Package), Minuet will go from table to table to document any guests with special remarks. Whether it's a recollection from your college roommate or advice from your aunt and uncle, this option allows your guests to leave their mark on your wedding video.
Now that the big day is over, the real work begins! Post production turns your footage into a unique, memorable keepsake. Before editing begins, Minuet will contact you so that you can make your song selections. This is your opportunity to pick the songs that best fit your style and best tell your story. These songs will be used for your highlight video and as background music throughout your wedding video. Once your selections have been made, Minuet will begin the editing process. Editing includes any color and audio enhancements, selections of the best angle and clips, and arrangement of them in a manner that recreates the day and best tells your story.
Your final video production will come come complete with a music video style highlight montage that allows you to get a glimpse of the important moments of your day. We'll even post the video online so that you can share it with your friends and family members.