F. A. Q.

How much does your wedding coverage cost?

Our weddings are all priced based on a build-your-own package system.  We start with a base package that includes coverage from the two of us and a 3-7 minute wedding film. From there we have a variety of add-ons to allow you to get exactly what you want!  To give you a better idea of our general pricing:

  • Wedding films begin at $3800
  • Elopement photo + video packages begin at $4000
  • Lifestyle photo sessions begin at $200

If this sounds good to you, please send us an email via our contact page, so that we can get a conversation going with you, send you our pricing guide, see if we are the right fit for you, and, if so, hopefully, get you booked on our calendar.

*Please note that we only take a limited number of weddings per month, so be sure to contact us for our availability as soon as you possibly can. Typically, our couples book us anywhere from 6 months to a year in advance.*

 

Now that you are Happy Camper Film + Photo does this mean you will be booking  photography only weddings?

For now, we are sad to say the answer is no for photography with weddings that are larger than 50 people. We are currently only booking photo packages for weddings with our elopement/tiny wedding photo + video packages. However, we would still LOVE to send you a list of our favorite photographer recommendations for your wedding celebration if you are interested!

 

Do you travel?

Absolutely!  We LOVE to travel and would love to talk with you more about your wedding, even if it is nowhere near us!  We are happy to travel anywhere in the world!  While we are based out of Lexington, Kentucky, we consider ourselves traveling filmmakers as our business seems to take us away from home more often than not. In the past few years, we have had the pleasure to document love in places including: the Smoky Mountains, Chicago, Martha’s Vineyard, Alaska, Maine, Milwaukee, Florida, and the Dominican Republic. A large portion of our couples are planning weddings outside of our home-state, so no place is too far for us.

 

What is your filming style? Do you two pose/direct/or tell us what to do?

Because we are looking to capture natural moments, we do as little “posing” or “styling” as possible. We love catching the moments that are very intimate, honest, authentic, and very real throughout your wedding.  While we use cinematic techniques when filming, the real drive behind our films is to let you see your day the way it happened: the laughing, the tears, the details, the enthusiasm, the nervousness,and everything in between. Any “creating” that we do is done with this in mind. We want you to watch your wedding film (and look at your photos) and remember true feelings, not forced poses.

 

We see that your films use a lot of dialogue while others do not, why is this?

We love that this is something you have noticed throughout our films. Dialogue, to us, is KEY in creating your story. We love including excerpts from heartfelt speeches, letters that you might choose to write to one another and read aloud, the vows that you promise to one another during your ceremony, and any other natural sound throughout the day that immerses you back into the atmosphere of your wedding day. This is what we feel allows our films to stand apart from many others. We value your story and believe that dialogue is key in allowing us to tell it. If this is not something you are interested in when it comes to your wedding film, we understand, and would love to send you companies we love who we feel might fit your style best!

 

Do we get to pick the music for our films?

Music is a vital part of pulling in the emotion to a film.  We take the selection of music very seriously, simply because when you find “the right” song, it can take the film to a whole other level.  Plus, since our films are shared online, we must purchase the appropriate music licenses for use in the films.  For these reasons, we do pick the music ourselves, but if this is something you are really passionate about, we can work something out!

 

What gear do you use?

We shoot on Canon 5D Mark IV cameras, top of the line lenses, high quality audio equipment, and variety of stabilizers, ranging from Monopods to Glidecams.

 

Do you use a drone?

We are excited to say that Tyler is a licensed remote pilot, meaning that we can legally use our drone to get beautiful shots whenever we can.  Due to weather constraints, locations, and laws in certain areas, we never guarantee that we will be able to use it, but we definitely do whenever we can!

 

Do you offer longer edits or additional coverage?

We do! We have a variety of optional add-ons that we can add to your wedding package, including different length edits, and additional hours or days of coverage!

 

How do we book you?

Head over to our contact page and fill out the form, we will be in touch as soon as we can!  Once it is confirmed that we are available and you want to go with us, we will get you a contract and a booking deposit invoice (all done online) and once these are received back, you are official!

 

Do you have recommendations for other vendors?

We have had the pleasure of working with some amazing people over the last several years of our business.  If you are needing recommendations in your search for other aspects of your wedding, we would love to help!

 

Delivery?

We have chosen to only take on a limited amount of weddings every year so that we can give more of our creativity and attention to each couple. With this in mind, it has allowed us to shorten our delivery time from what it has been in previous years. Wedding films (3-7 minute edits) will generally be delivered 1-2 months after a wedding, while other edits will be delivered 3-4 months after a wedding. We ensure you that you will not be left in the dark during our process. We continue to keep you updated after your wedding on our process and the date of delivery for your films.