asked questions about wedding Films

Who is the perfect Harborview Studios wedding client?

WHO IS THE PERFECT HARBORVIEW STUDIOS WEDDING CLIENT?

Our couples value a high-quality wedding films that have an engaging story behind them. It's important to you that your wedding film not be created on a boilerplate.

You're able to feel free to be your authentic silly selves around us and trust us to use our extensive experience behind the camera and our artistic skills as storytellers to discover and craft the gorgeous love story that's unique to you in every way.


Can you Film our wedding if it's not on Cape Cod?

CAN YOU FILM OUR WEDDING IF IT'S NOT ON CAPE COD?

Ask us! We're always up for an adventure. We tend to be exclusive to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket for peak wedding season in the Northeast (May through October). But we always encourage you to reach out.

We cut our wedding videography teeth in New York City and North Jersey, we've traveled over the bridge and through the woods up to Boston, Gloucester, and throughout New England.

How many videographers will be at my wedding?

HOW MANY VIDEOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT MY WEDDING?

Our wedding film crew is made up of 3 people. We (Sean and Cindy) are your lead camera people and we'll have a videography assistant with us who helps us set-up and breakdown our camera kits. They also make sure we have enough fresh batteries and extra memory cards on hand so we never miss any of your important moments. 

They support us with light filming. Sometimes, you'll see them as a 3rd camera person getting reactions from your guests for B-roll footage (which is some of the BEST footage to have).

Do you film same sex weddings?

Do you film same sex weddings?

Yes! We always have and continue to serve the LGBTQ+ community and we're honored to capture their memtoies. 

We're believe that the love between two people is sacred and that love is critically important to this world. It doesn't matter who you love, but rather how you love.

Do you film elopements or engagements?

Do you film elopements or engagements?

Absolutely, we love being there to capture the intimate moments in your life. We are happy to provide a quote for intimate midweek and off peak dates as well as smaller weddings that require less coverage. Off peak season for Cape Cod is November-April.

How much are your wedding video packages?

How much are your wedding video packages?

Every wedding is different and the range for what people will spend on their wedding film with us varies. 

We've created elopement packages for four hours on a weekday in January for a small budget, but we'll also film three-day weekend events during peak wedding season for 5 figures.

We film weddings locally and are up for filming weddings that take place thousands of miles away. Please contact us and I'll send you detailed pricing information and package options for your wedding. 


How does music selection for our wedding film work? Do we get a say?

HOW DOES MUSIC SELECTION FOR OUR WEDDING FILM WORK? DO WE GET A SAY?

Yes and no. By the time we're in post-production we usually have a very good idea of what you like and are able to pick music that's spot-on to your personality and preference. But we love your input on the music you like and want to have included, so send over your ideas! We want to hear them. 

What we can't do is illegally use licensed music that you've purchased for your own enjoyment, like: "Lover" by Taylor Swift, unless you have the budget to legally license that song to use in your wedding video (most people don't). 

Why are we adamant about using licensed music? Copyright infringement laws are tricky (and those lawsuits can get ugly). CAN you use those songs? You can. Will you get sued? Probably not. Might you get sued? It's always possible. Do you want to take that chance? We don't. And so we do everything in our power to protect you from those lawsuits, too. 

We have access to an amazing catalog of licensed music that is 100% cleared for lawful sharing on the internet. This music spans from emotionally moving to fresh and poppy—you've already heard it in our films if you've checked out our work. 

How long will it take to receive my wedding film?

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY WEDDING FILM?

Depending on the time of the year it can take anywhere from 2 to 4 months to receive your feature length wedding film.

Highlight films average about 6 weeks.

Your sneak peek is released within 7 days of your wedding.

In 2019, our feature films averaged around a 2-3 month editing time.

HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO WE NEED?

HOW MUCH COVERAGE DO WE NEED?

Every wedding is different—we cover anything from a few hours (for an off-season elopement), to full wedding weekend coverage for bigger events.

If you'd like getting ready footage, we need to be with you about an hour before the ceremony. And you'll need to add about a half hour if you're doing a first look.

Our typical coverage is about 2 hours before the ceremony until 9pm. That's normally 7 hours.

If you're not keen on having a lot of dance footage (we know how silly people can get at the end of the night), be sure to keep us until all speeches, first dances, and cake cutting are over. We'll work with your wedding planner or venue coordinator to finalize the timeline.

With the info you give us about your wedding, we can make a plan for the proper amount of coverage, and you can always add hours prior to the date or even the night of your wedding. 

How soon should we book you?

HOW SOON SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

Popular wedding dates book up 12-18 months in advance and we only have a handful of open dates available on our calendar for 2020. 

If you're planning a June, August, September or early October wedding you'll want to secure us NOW. Because we receive such a high volume of inquiries for popular wedding dates, we can only get you on the calendar with a signed contract and first payment.

Some folks contact us right up to their wedding date, most of the time we aren't available—but it's always good to check. We will happily refer you to other videographers when we aren't available for your date.

We have a VERY fast response time and all inquiries will be taken care of as soon as possible. 

DO YOU LOVE WEDDING FILMS AS MUCH AS WE DO?

Then let's chat about getting you a wedding film that your kids will see one day!

Let's talk about your wedding