Before Your Wedding
Do I need a photographer or videographer at my wedding?
A: You don’t necessarily need one, though we believe photos and videos are sentimental reminders that last for a lifetime. Have a look through our portfolio to get an idea of what a photographer/videographer captures in a wedding.
What should I be looking for in a suitable wedding photographer/videographer?
A: Your wedding photography/videography team preserves your memories for a lifetime and works closely with you throughout your wedding. Therefore, it’s important to take your time when choosing a suitable team. We pride ourselves in our strong teamwork and making our couples feel at ease. Our hard work, passion and experience will hopefully make you choose SoWedding. Our portfolio will give you an idea of what we can do!
When should I book a consultation with you?
A: We are very flexible and accommodating with meetings. Send us an email and we can book a date!
How far should we book in advance?
A: The sooner the better. We recommend you book right after the proposal!
What does the whole photoshoot decision making process look like?
1) Research: Check out our website to see whether you’d like to book an engagement shoot, Save the Date shoot, etc. Then set up a meeting with our team and we can chat about your ideas, secret desires… ahem… “expectations”, and budget!
2) Brainstorming: at this stage we gather all the ideas we have explored and develop a vision. It is very important to share any ideas you have at this stage – thus resulting in exceptional, personalized photoshoot sessions!
3) The Shoot! We ensure that everything is taken care of on the day of your shoot so that you won’t have to worry about a thing.
We pride ourselves in a quick turnaround time. Photos are delivered as soon as they are done being edited and ready to be viewed on an online gallery.
What makes your wedding photos/videos look so good?
A: 50% is you, the awesome couple; 50% is our experience and teamwork!
What’s the best wedding venue?
A: Some of our favorite weddings happen in backyards, some in golf courses. Everyone has their own dream wedding in mind. We would be happy to share stories of some of the spots we’ve fallen in love with over the ten years we’ve been shooting here. Send us an email!
Do I need to pay a deposit to reserve my wedding day?
A: We ask for a 20% non-refundable deposit to book the day (full payment is due a week before the wedding or latest on the wedding day).
Do you shoot outside of Vancouver, BC?
A: YES WE DO! We love destination weddings. In fact, we’ve done weddings in Ireland, Hawaii, Mexico, Seattle and beyond. Check out our destination wedding portfolio here
What is a Same Day Edit?
A: The SDE is one of our specialties. We produce the SDE from footage of the wedding shot earlier in the day and magic elves work tirelessly to edit it into a song length cinematic highlight video in time for your reception. We love doing SDEs because it’s so rewarding for us when we see everyone’s eyes light up as they watch themselves in a magical highlight reel. The couple also gets the video the same night.
What is the difference between the Cinematic Highlight Video, Feature Edit, Save-the-Date, Ceremony and Reception Edits?
A: A Cinematic Highlight Video is a 3-5 minute, song length video, much like the Same Day Edit. It’s also a recap of the day, incorporating more of the ceremony and reception speeches if it fits. A Cinematic Highlight Video is usually ready after a month.
Want more? Our Feature Edit is a more thorough, lengthy version of the cinematic highlight video. It is usually 8 to 15 minutes long, depending on the couple’s preference.
Looking to spice up your Save the Date invitations? We have just the thing. A Save the Date video is shot after the proposal and allows you to send a video along with your invitations to showcase how goofy and in love you are!
Looking for full coverage of your ceremony and reception? Our Ceremony and Reception Edit are comprehensive, uncut footage of your ceremony and reception so you won’t miss a thing.
Who picks the music?
A: We usually ask the couple to give us song choices but we are happy to give you suggestions that we think will go well with your video based on our experience.
How many people will be present to cover my wedding?
A: Our photography team consists of a primary and a secondary photographer. Our standard video team consists of a primary and a secondary videographer.
What is typically covered on my wedding day?
A: Preparation, ceremony, photoshoot sessions with all the important people closest to you, reception, and whatever else is unique to your day.
How many hours do you typically cover?
A: We usually cover 8-12 hours on a wedding day, but we can also offer shorter hours to accommodate you.
Do you have experience shooting different wedding traditions?
A: Yes! As a perk of living in Vancouver, we’ve been a part of many, diverse wedding traditions from all over the world. It’s one of our favourite parts of living here!
What equipment do you use and do you have backup cameras?
A: We use a range of professional DSLRs and always carry backup equipment (1D4, D3s, D800, 5D3, 5D2, L primes, etc)
Do we have to feed you at our wedding?
A: It depends on what you’re feeding us. We prefer medium rare filet mignon with lobster tail, finished with a white chocolate souffle … but realistically… anything is appreciated.
After the Wedding
Can we get our photos printed?
A: Yes, we offer premium flushmount albums that ensure your investment is made to last. We usually pick the photos for the first layout draft – after you approve the final draft, it takes 2-3 months for printing.
We also offer canvas prints. We use only the best materials to ensure your photos last a lifetime. Come to our office today to take a look!
Will I get to keep all the raw video footage from my wedding day?
A: Yes! You can bring an external USB hard drive (500GB+) or purchase one from us.
How do we pay you?
A: We accept cash, cheque or bank draft.