Mixing together different religions, customs, and familial formalities can add a layer of complexity when it comes to planning a multicultural wedding. That being said, multicultural weddings are some of the most intimate, fun, and vibrant wedding days we have the opportunity of capturing every year. As a multicultural couple ourselves we’re familiar with the traditions of our backgrounds and a clear perspective of what it takes to capture a multicultural wedding in photos and films.
We’ve written a brief guide of our approach to multicultural wedding days using some of our Frequently Asked Questions below. Enjoy. :)
Can you capture wedding events that occur before our actual wedding day? i.e. Celebrations, rehearsal dinners, parties, cultural ceremonies.
Yes! In general you can hire us for an hourly rate but you also have the option to invest in individual films. We normally recommend 2 videographers to capture ceremonial events or rehearsal dinners, but the choice is up to you.
We don’t necessarily want a whole video of our ceremony the day before our wedding day. Is it possible to use that footage in our wedding highlight film?
Yes! We highly recommend this. Adding the footage to your wedding highlight film is free and gives us extra amazing footage to work when creating your wedding highlight film. You just pay our hourly rate for coverage.
How many second shooters do you think we should have?
We recommend 2 shooters for most weddings days, but there are scenarios where a 3rd or even a 4th shooter may be necessary. As videographers we can’t be everywhere at once and if we are limited in where we can stand throughout your day or can’t move at all during key events like your ceremony then it’s likely you’ll need more shooters. We can always set up multiple cameras but without enough shooters to operate them we can’t redirect them as necessary when you, your officiant, or other participants in your wedding day move around.
How do you go about capturing our wedding day ceremony?
We love when couples ask this question because we gain perspective on what limitations we may have ahead of time and we can let them know what liberties allow us to make the best film(s) for them. In general we like to have 1 videographer on the move during your ceremony to adapt to anything unexpected that may happen. If your officiant moves into the crowd to speak or you move to an area that our other cameras can’t see at a given time, this videographer has you covered. The other videographer(s) typically operate 1 or more stationery cameras, managing lighting settings, the camera’s focus point, and making sure they are shooting the correct person that is complimentary to the other angles. This might sound complicated but since we’ve shot countless weddings a lot of this happens harmoniously between our team who are seasoned pros.
Do you capture audio of everything?
Absolutely! Every aspect of your films is important to us and good quality audio is a must on your wedding day. It can really make or break the most emotional and compelling moments of your day. We use lavelier mics pinned to the couple, officiant, and speakers to capture their crystal clear audio at important moments of their day. Some of our favorite times to mic you up that you might not have thought of are during your first dances, first touch and first look.
We have family who can’t make our wedding day so having a lot of footage is important for us. What do you offer for them?
A lot, actually! Our Full Ceremony Film and Reception Events Film will capture everything they want to see from those two points in your day. They’re both long form and comprehensive. If you know that your relatives will want to see anything else then from your wedding day we can make films for those too.
Joshua & Parisa
Joshua and Parisa, Austin Wedding Photographer and Austin Wedding Videographer, duo based in Austin Texas.
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