How do we book Tree of Life for our wedding? Can you hold our date?
We work on a first come, first serve basis. In order to reserve your date, we require a signed contract and a 50% retainer. Then your date is booked with us! The remaining 50% balance is due 30 days before your wedding date.
Can we meet you?
Yes, of course! We would love to meet you! We’re there for one of the most special days of your lives and it’s important for us not to be strangers 🙂 Whether we meet in person or Skype, it’s great to chat and get to know one another. We would love to hear all about you both!
Can we choose the music in our film?
Choosing the song for your film is one of the most important aspects of our creative process. We license all of our music for our films from a handful of amazing music sites with talented indie artists.
After getting to know you, experiencing your day and going through your footage, we set out to find the song that captures you as a couple and best represents the feel of your wedding day. What’s great about this is that you have a unique song that has no other feelings associated with it and is ultimately timeless. We invite you to check out our portfolio of films to get a sense of the music we choose for our couples.
What goes into making our Highlight Film?
After experiencing your wedding day, we watch through your footage and select the very best of the best moments from each event of the day. The next important part is to select the song for your film. On average, it takes up to a day to find the right one that fits your footage perfectly.
Once we have the song, we are ready to put your story together. This involves placing different shots together to create a flow that works with the music and invokes emotion. Sometimes, we edit your song as we go, pairing the visual shifts with the the peaks and valleys in the song to create a stronger emotional impact.
After assembling the first cut, we watch it over and over while making minor tweaks. When we can watch it straight through and get totally lost in it, while feeling emotionally moved, then we know it’s ready for the next step!
Now your film is off to the color grading process. Every single shot is color graded to match each other so your film has a seamless look throughout. We select certain shots to make black and white and others to give a Super 8 style effect. After the color grading process is complete, we add different film grain stocks and light leak transitions.
We work as fast as we can without ever compromising on quality. The entire process usually takes us on average 6 full days to complete once we begin going through your footage. Sometimes it takes longer because we don’t stop until we feel absolutely amazing about it!
How do you deliver our films and photos?
We deliver our films at their highest quality (High Definition) on a USB drive. You can still add-on DVDs (Standard Definition) to your package if you’d like.
We deliver our High Resolution photos on a USB drive as well. With this digital delivery format for your films and photos, you can copy the files to other USB drives as well share them with your family and friends.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
We’re based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
We love to travel and explore. We are always up for an adventure with you!
What gear do you use?
For both cinematography and photography, we use Canon DSLR’s and a variety of lenses.
*We don’t use big lights when filming your day. Our cameras and lenses allow us to capture footage in low light situations.