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All Premiere Video packages Include:

A Full Length Cinematic Documentary or Short Film editing style - You choose! Our Full Length format is by far the more popular editing style, but Short Films are fun too! Lean about our two editing styles with video examples on our Short vs. Full Comparison page.

Instant Gratification - You'll get a 'Sneak Peek' video trailer of your entire wedding day posted online within days of the event. Check some out here .
Complete Coverage - All important events, such as the Ceremony and key Reception moments, will be presented in the completed video in real time with their own chapter markers. Hear and see the vows, toasts, special dances and more all as it happened! We always use two cameras during the ceremony as well for total coverage.
Online Highlights - Once completed, your Highlight Video (which comes with our Full Length offering) or Short Film will be posted to our website on our Spotlight Page and Vimeo Page for friends and family to enjoy.

Aerial/Drone Footage- Weather, venue, pilot and FAA permitting, we'll fly a drone on your wedding day to gather aerial footage of the grounds of your venue for inclusion in your video at no extra charge!  If the weather is bad, we may be able to use some stock drone footage that we captured on a different day.

Wireless Sound - We use wireless WAV recorder/microphones during the ceremony for optimal sound of your vows. WAV microphones have no actual wireless signal and won't affect any house wireless UHF system. We will also send you the audio file from the ceremony just a few days after the big day for fun.
You Choose the Music - You select all of the music you'd like to use for the various parts of your video, as well as go over day-of specifics for your wedding via forms for our various packages on our Preparation Page, which also will tell you what to expect from us on the day of your wedding:)
Add Photos - All packages come with a complimentary mini-photo montage! Up to 40 photos, you can send us 'diapers to dating' images, engagement photos or even honeymoon photos! This is completely optional.
Hands On Customization - Matt personally edits every wedding and every client has the option to sit in on the final editing process at Matt's home studio per request to critique, tweak and finalize things with their own personal touch.
Digital Delivery - Once completed, we'll send your fully edited video to you via online download as Quicktime Movie file/s suitable for iTunes, Quicktime, Windows Media Player, other video playback software and all the cloud stuff. You can even upload it to Youtube if you want.
DVD Delivery - You'll get three DVD copies of the event, suitable for regular DVD players or Bluray players (quality will be HD if played from a Bluray player) complete with a case with cover artwork, and DVD's with chapter markers and titles. Additional copies affordably available a-la-carte.
Experience - All packages can be tailored to any type of wedding across all faiths. Christian, Jewish, Hindu/Indian, Greek... you name it, we've gained the experience in over more than 15 years in business with over 1000 weddings filmed to date by an all family crew!

-NOTE: You do not have to choose the 'Full-Length Film' or 'Short Film' option at the time of booking. That can be decided anytime before (or even after) the day of your wedding! Pricing at the time of booking is the same for either option.

- Please see our popular add-ons toward the bottom of this page; Rehearsal Coverage, Photo-to- Video Montages, Video Message Station (for non-obtrusive guest well wishes during your reception) and more!

-Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Medical (nurses) and Public School Teachers can take $100 off our regular rates on the Basic Package or up, or an extra $50 off sale pricing, off-season rates or Real Time/Raw Footage packages. Can not be combined with any other offer. Thanks for what you do!!

- Weddings between Mon-Thurs or November and March get up to 30% back. See our Discounts Page for full details and other applicable savings.

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Compare our Packages here

All pricing based on consecutive hours of coverage on your wedding day. Package cost is bottom-line, less any potential travel fees.

 

Economy Package $800

Two hours coverage from the time you specify. Great for folks only having a ceremony or courthouse wedding (with potential there for some pre-ceremony or reception coverage).

-2 Video Cameras, 1 Videographer

-Est video time: 20-60 minutes on 1 DVD.

-Add a 2nd Videographer for $150.

-A third hour can be added to this package for $250.

 

 

 

Basic Package $1400

Four hours coverage from the time you specify. This package is great for coverage of the Ceremony and first couple hours of the Reception to caputre all of those special events like your introductions, first dance, toasts, etc.

-2 Video Cameras, 1 Videographer

- Est video time: 60-120 minutes on 1 DVD.

-Add a 2nd Videographer for $150.

-Extra Hours $150 for 1 Videographer, or $180 for 2 Videographers.

Bronze Package $1700

Six hours coverage from the time you specify. This package is great for pretty much full coverage of Ceremony and Reception activities and even a little pre-ceremony footage.

-2 Video Cameras, 1 Videographer; Est video time: 90-130 minutes on 1 DVD.

-Add a 2nd Videographer for $200.

-Extra Hours $150 for 1 Videographer, or $180 for 2 Videographers.

Silver Package $2000

Eight hours coverage for more spread out days. This package will provide coverage of virtually an entire day of wedding events, from pre-ceremony activities to the ceremony and through the reception.

-2 Video Cameras, 1 Videographer; Est video time: 120-150 minutes on 1 DVD.

-Add a 2nd Videographer for $250.

-Extra Hours $150 (1 Videographer) or $180 (2 Videographers).

-Gold 8 Hour Package $2400 - Our most popular, one-stop package! Not only do you get everything in the Silver Package, but we also throw in a second videographer for the best coverage of the days events and a second Outakes video of extra reception footage and other goodies. We can also set up an optional Video Message Station at the reception for your guest to come and roast, toast or wish you well on camera at their leisure.

-2 Video Cameras, 2 Videographers; Est video time: 3-5 hours on 2 DVD's.

-Est video time: 3-4 hrs on two DVD's (1st disk 'main events', 2nd disk outakes and other goodies, and we'll even spill onto a third disk for more complex wedding events if necessary).

-Voluntary/Optional Video Message Station included for non-obtrusive guest well-wishes for inclusion on Outakes disk.

-Extra Hours $180.

-All Inclusive 12 Hour Package $3000 - Pretty much our Gold Package, but with up to 12 hours of coverage for full day documentation from hair and makeup in the morning all the way through your send off at the reception, or even get coverage of the after party! Also a great package for Indian or Greek Weddings (both can be very lengthy days!). You can also spread the hours of this package out over 2 days as you see fit... great for rehearsals.

-2 Video Cameras, 2 Videographers.

-Est video time: 3-6 hrs on two to three DVD's (1st disk 'main events', 2nd disk outakes and other goodies, and we'll even spill onto a third disk for more complex wedding events if necessary).

-Voluntary/Optional Video Message Station included for non-obtrusive guest well-wishes for inclusion on Outakes disk.

-Extra Hours $180.

-'The Works' Video Package $4800.00 - If your wedding itself is spread out over two days as can happen in some faiths, especially Hindu/Indian weddings, this might be for you! You get everything in our Gold Package, with the addition of an extra full day of filming for up to 20 hours of coverage. Budget the hours as you'd like!

-The package, of course, comes with all the bells-and-whistles of our standard cinematic editing in post production, including plenty of highlights for both of the days events!

-2 Video Cameras, 2 Videographers.

-Voluntary/Optional Video Message Station included for non-obtrusive guest well-wishes.

-Est video time: 4-8 hrs on 2-4 DVD's.

-All packages are not set in stone. If you don't want an option from a particular package but see an option you'd like to have from another package, that's fine! We can mix and match to suit your needs and adjust pricing where and if necessary!

 

 

 

Popular Add-ons (Rehearsal Coverage, Extra Videographers, Love Stories, etc.)

Add to any package (some options already included in our various packages).

Extra DVD's $20 Single Disk / $30 Double Disk
Hard Drive Delivery

$150 Get all of your video files deilvered with your DVD's on an external portable hardrive. This would include a master file of your main fully edited video, any extras and outakes video (if part of your package) and all of the original master video files directly from our cameras!

Extras & Outakes Video (Raw Footage)

$200 Includes what is not in real time in your edited video on a second DVD with an online digital download of the master file. See detailed description toward the bottom of this page.

-or- $275 Includes not only your Extras & Outakes on DVD and as a digital download, but also get everything delivered on an external hard drive (your main video, extras and outakes, all master digital files directly from the camera, etc.)

Additional Videographer

$150-$250 (depending on package) Second videographers are great when there are strict filming limitations at any venue (some churches) and necessary for our Video Message Station, which is basically a dedicated camera we'd set up at your reception, much like a photo booth, where guests could come over at their leisure and leave a video message for the couple should they be so inclined:) They are also helpful for obtaining extensive footage of details and cocktail hours while the main videographer can focus on the bride and groom. At the reception, the second videographer will also assist the main videographer with filming resulting in more coverage of random events (where one videographer packages focus on 'main events').

The Gold Packages already come with both a Second Videographer and Video Message Station. Basic, Bronze and Silver do not.

Video Message Station

$200* Basically a dedicated camera we'd set up at your reception where guests could come over at their leisure and roast, toast or wish the couple well should they be so inclined:) The camera would be set up in a high-traffic area with a sign on it inviting guests to come over when they'd like to at any time during the event. This option includes a second DVD/video of your event which will include your guests well-wishes, as well as outakes, raw footage and other goodies from your wedding date not found in the main video! *A second videographer is required if your package does not already have that.

Rehearsal Coverage (up to 4 hrs) $450 We'll come film your rehearsal and/or rehearsal dinner and deliver it fully edited with your package on a separate disk, which would also include any raw footage and outakes from the day-of, turning your package into a double-disk set! See detailed description toward the bottom of this page. See detailed description toward the bottom of this page.
Short Film $450 Want your video edited as our Full Length option, but also want a Short Film?
Highlight Video $250 Want your video edited as our Short Film option, but also want a 5 minute Highlight Video as well?
80-100 Picture 'Photo to Video' Montage $200 Different than our 'Mini Photo Montage' we'll put together a longer 10-12 minute photo montage of the couple through the years set to the music of your choice. At your reception it could then be shown on house TV's, projection screens or our own iMac computer! See detailed description toward the bottom of this page. Have more than 100 pics? Inquire about special pricing!
Save The Date/Love Story/Engagement Video $450 This is like a video engagement shoot where the couple tells their story about how they came together. It would be used as a lead-in to your main wedding video, and could also be used to invite guests to your wedding... aka a 'Save the Date' video!
Bachelor/Bachelorette Party Coverage $125-250 per hour Depending on the complexity of the bachelor or bachelorette party happenings, including locations, we can custom quote you for coverage of these unique 'send-offs'!

 

 

 

Travel Charges (if necessary)

Local Fuel Surcharge For events outside of the Baltimore and Bel Air metro areas: $40
Hotel / Meals* For any event around 2 hours or more away from Bel Air, MD on Mapquest.com: $150
MD/DE IN-Season Beach Resort Travel Fee* (fuel included) From Ocean City to Rehoboth Beach, between May 1st and September 15th: $350 (add to any package for bottom line pricing).
MD/DE OFF-Season Beach Resort Travel Fee* (fuel included)

From Ocean City to Rehoboth Beach, between September 16th and April 30th: $200 (add to any package for bottom line pricing).

*A hotel stay would assure on-time filming by sleeping over near your event location. It is assessed for most events not local to the immediate Baltimore, Philadelphia, Annapolis or DC Metro areas (anything 2 hours or more away from Bel Air, MD according to Mapquest.com). This would cover hotel and meal costs for our staff who would spend the night before your Ceremony somewhere nearby to assure nothing is missed due to traffic or travel related problems, and also makes for a more energized day of filming with one less lengthy leg of travel on the day of. In some cases this may be waived depending on the timing and amount of hours of coverage needed. We can also accept rooms already booked by guests in hotel blocks.

NOTE: Anything outside of 3-4 hours or more from Bel Air, MD on Mapquest.com, including anything that may call for airfare and/or multiple night stays would require more in the way of travel fees and would be discussed on a case-by-case basis. But we will travel just about anywhere in the world to film!

-50% of package fee due at contract to hold calendar date, second 50% due day of the event.

Contact us HERE for more information or to set up an appointment!

 

 

 

Detailed Descriptions of Package Options and Add-Ons

Video Intro- Featured in our Full Length Cinematic Documentary, this is a nice lead-in to your video, we'll capture the atmosphere of your ceremony location, guests arriving and the bridal party behind the scenes in the moments leading up to your ceremony. We'll also insert credits for your wedding party into the video to give it the feel of an opening to a movie... edited to the music of your choice, of course!

 

Pre-Ceremony Coverage- Featured in our Full Length Cinematic Documentary and set to the music of your choice, this part of the video would feature a behind-the-scenes look at the bride and the girls getting ready before the ceremony at her home, a hotel or at the venue. We'd also spend some time with the guys if they're in the same place or if it can be coordinated with a second videographer from our staff. This is also a good option to capture any formal photo shoots or 'first looks' that have become more popular before the ceremony.

 

Ceremony Coverage- Two camera coverage at the church or wedding location of Ceremony and Post-Ceremony activity such as Receiving Lines and Formal Photo Shoots. We show up about one hour before your starting time to get set up and coordinate our shoot with your photographer and whoever's in charge at the facility. We also get some behind the scenes shots of the bridal party and guests prior to the procession and some 'staging' shots of the facility indoors and out for use in your video intro. During the actual Ceremony itself, we begin with a camera angle up front of the wedding party coming down the aisle. Once the bride gets halfway down the aisle we'll move off to a side vantage point (and discreetly move around the venue for alternate filming angles with that camera, which we like to call the 'B-Cam'), while another camera (the 'Main Cam') catches all the action from a more centered location at the back of the facility that is continuously rolling. If you have one videographer, we'll check the Main-cam from time to time to make sure we're nice and square on our subject matter. If you have two videographers, one would be dedicated to the Main-Cam freeing up the second videographer with the B-Cam to be more creative with the shots they get. During editing, we would then tie all of that footage together which gives the illusion of 20 different camera angles! All the while, you'll hardly notice us there filming and we'll never walk up the center aisle or enter any sacred area of a facility. We like to keep our distance and blend in. We want your guests to be focused on you, not your vendors. Of course our clients can also direct how they would like the shooting to go, and we'll utilize an MP3 recorder to pick up your vows clearly (we clip the mic on the groom).

 

Post Ceremony Video Montage- Featured in our Full Length Cinematic Documentary, we'll discreetly sit in on a portion of your formal photo shoot after the ceremony, as well as gather highlights from your cocktail hour (when possible) and get plenty of detail shots from the reception unique to your wedding (cake, centerpieces, etc.) and turn that footage into a nice video montage set to the music of your choice. A great way to transition to Reception Coverage!

 

Reception Coverage- We'll capture all the important moments from your Reception like your Introductions, Cake Cutting, Toasts, all the important Dances, Garter and Bouquet Toss and anything else of importance including lots of open dancing! All of this footage would be included in your video, fully edited in real time so you'll hear the songs you danced to and hear the toasts in full as it all happened!

 

Modern Highlight Video- Featured in our Full Length Cinematic Documentary, the Highlight Video is featured at the end of your video and is run-down of the days events edited to the beat of the music of your choice! Please check out examples of this very popular feature on our Sample Video Page or view the many found on our Spotlight page (where we post all highlight films for friends and family of the bride and groom to enjoy anytime).

 

Old Film Highlight Video- Another Highlight Video option, this will give your highlights an 'old film' look. Please visit our Sample Video Page to see an example of this alternative editing style for our Highlight Videos.

 

Flowing Highlight Video- If you'd like to use a slowly paced song for your highlights, this would be the ideal variation of our Highlight Video Style that you'll probably want to go with. Since most real slow songs don't have a distinguished beat, scenes from the day will transition into one another to compliment the music you choose better. Please visit our Sample Video Page to see an example of this alternative editing style for our Highlight Videos.

 

Short Film- An alternative option to our typical Full Length Cinematic Documentary, this caters to folks who would rather not have to sit through a full 2 hour production of their wedding day. Edited much like our regular Highlight Videos that are already featured in our Full Length option, this would just be longer (12-20 minutes in length depending on the complexity of your day). Please visit our Sample Video Page to see an example of this alternate editing option to our typical Full Length Cinematic Documentary.

 

Sneak Peek Video- Our clients can get a sneak peak snippet from their wedding almost instantly! Well, at least within a few days of the wedding in most cases. We'll post a brief highlight video with some real-time moments like your vows and put it online in an effort to give all of our clients, their friends and family, a moment to relive right away... a smudge of instant gratification you could say! Look at these as merely a simply edited trailer to the feature film that will be delivered once the full editing process is completed.

 

Extras & Outakes Video (Raw Footage)- We usually wind up using about 80-90% of the footage we shoot in the finished product. However, in many cases, there's a good chunk of extra reception footage (random dancing) or portions of longer wedding ceremonies that are edited out to squeeze all of the important stuff from the wedding day onto one DVD. With this option, you'll get all of that extra reception footage, the full ceremony, uncut and extra pre ceremony and formal photo footage when available (which is set to music in the main video) and should you have a second videographer and exercise our Video Message Station option, any guest remarks would also be included on this disk, which would turn your wedding video into a two disk extravaganza!

 

Video Message Station- Basically a dedicated camera we'd set up at your reception where guests could come over at their leisure and roast, toast or wish the couple well should they be so inclined:) The camera would be set up with a sign on it inviting guests to come over when they'd like to at any time during the event.

 

Rehearsal Coverage- The night before your ceremony, we come out and capture some candid footage of your Ceremony Rehearsal and/or the following dinner and present some of that footage in a slow motion montage to the music of your choice in your video. This type of coverage acts as a great lead into the rest your video as it foreshadows things to come, much like a feature film. May also be good for toasts at dinner or presenting your Photo to Video Montage if you opt not to show it at your Reception:)

 

Love Story/Engagement Video/Save The Date- A personal and intimate video segment that allows the couple to share thoughts about each other, how they met, what they're looking forward to and so on.  We can do this a lot of different and fun ways too! Bounce your ideas off of me. This acts as a wonderful introduction to your video and can be displayed at your Rehearsal Dinner or Reception as well! It could even be used to invite guests to your wedding (Save The Date!).

 

Mini-Photo Montage- (36-40 images) This montage is a 'mini', one song in length, version of our full scale Photo-to-Video Montage. A popular alternative to those that really want a montage, but may not have a huge amount of pictures for it. The Mini Photo Montage acts as a nice lead-in to the entire video with blended pictures of the couple and their families through the years leading up to the big day! We can also use pictures from your Honeymoon to recap your experiences there!

 

Photo-to-Video Montage- (80-100 images) This has become an extremely popular option! We take photos of the couple, though the years, and convert them to video with transitions and the music of your choice. Also included in your video as part of the introduction, we can also provide a large screen projection system or an iMac video feed to present the montage at your Rehearsal Dinner or Reception... a great way to break the ice between two families just getting to know each other! The montage can also be projected through any house system at your reception. Have more than 100 pics? Inquire about special pricing!

 

 

 

Wedding Videography- Premiere Video Packages & Pricing
Editing Life Videography utilizes a video-journalistic or as Matt has branded it, a 'Cinematic Documentary' style of shooting.  It is our job to film any wedding as it unfolds naturally. We utilize professional video cameras for video capture that allow us to keep our distance and blend into the background. In fact, you'll hardly even know we're there! In the studio, Matt will put together a wonderful film using cutting edge editing techniques that you, your friends and family will cherish forever. If you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment, contact Matt by clicking here!