How do I book Pacific Hearts?

Booking us for your wedding day is very simple.  You can contact us (see below) and we will check to see if your specific day is open on our calendar.  We do recommend that you book with us at least 3 months in advance just in case.  Last minute bookings can be accommodated if we have an open schedule.

We do require a $200 non-refundable booking fee to ‘hold the date’ on our calendar, followed by 50% due 1 week before the wedding, and the remaining 50% to receive your final wedding film. (usually 2-3 weeks after wedding)


What are the different types of wedding films?

We offer these types of films/edits:

Highlight Film: A 5-10 minute cinematic film that tells the story of your entire day.  This type is great for sharing online with family and friends.

Ceremony Edit: A cinematic version of your entire ceremony. The duration of this video is about the same as your actual ceremony.  Two cameras are recommended for this film.

First Look Film: The moment when the bride and groom to see each other before the ceremony.

Full Feature Film: The Feature Film is a longer form cinematic documentary wedding film that includes additional details from your wedding day. These films usually run about 45 minutes in length.

Love Story Film:  A Love Story Video tells about you and your Fiance’s own, unique way you met and fell in love. It can include interviews telling about your first date, got engaged or fun advice from friends/family. It can also include pictures or even have a slideshow.

 


I already have a photographer. Do I really need a videographer too?

According to The Knot and many other resources in the wedding industry, hiring a videographer is a must.  Here are real messages from brides and grooms about hiring a videographer:

“DO IT!!!!! I promise you will not regret spending the money. You may not think you want to relive every minute, but after the day you have been meticulously planning for months flies by in what feels like seconds, you will be desperate for a way to remember it!” rachaelj99

“Our videography was some of the best money we ever spent. It’s true that [your wedding] goes by so fast, and you do see things you didn’t notice when you see the video. Absolutely zero regrets. Our reasoning was that if we’re going to spend so much money on one day, don’t you want to be able to relive it through video? Plus, we can show it to our kids.” ExpatPumpkin


How long does it take to get back our wedding film?

Most Highlight Films take about 2-3 weeks to receive back for review.  If we are editing additional films/edits such as a Love Story Film or First Look, there may be additional time needed to complete.

 


Can we suggest ideas for our wedding film?

Yes! We would love to work with you if you have ideas for your film(s).  We love collaborating with couples and are open to new ideas and suggestions.  (This also includes the type of music you want used in your film)


Do you film gay weddings?

Yes!  We are open to any type or style of wedding.  We are open-minded professionals that welcome all couples!


How will our final film be delivered?

Because all our films are shot in HD or 4K, we deliver final copies of the film on a thumb drive which can be played on your computer, TV, or just about anywhere. DVD’s are not HD quality so we offer Blu Ray copies instead at an additional cost.  In addition to the thumb drive or Blu Ray disc, all our films are uploaded to YouTube and/or Vimeo free of charge.


We want the RAW footage too. Is this okay?

Yes, absolutely.  A lot of couples want everything that we shot during the day.  There is an extra charge of $200 for the RAW footage which is copied onto a thumb drive.


What cities/states do you cover?

We cover the entire Pacific Northwest from Medford, Oregon to Seattle.  Our core service location is the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. If your wedding location is farther than 30 miles from our location in Vancouver, WA, we do ask that you cover the mileage fee of 53 cents per mile.