Birchfields Video & Photo




Hi.

Thank you for being interested in our servies for your wedding day. Our aim is to meet your specific needs and capture your wedding in a unique and personal way that best realizes your vision. I've been filming and photographing weddings for over 10 years, in various states, countries and continents. The thing I care about most is capturing what's important to you. Take as much time as you need and feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Steve Berkenkemper, owner | 540.336.4377

Wedding Films

The highlight film is probably the most unique element of what we can offer. Our films capture the essence of your day and highlight the best of your personalities. They’re meant to be enjoyed with friends and family. We try to use several different filming techniques to best suit the mood. Whether it's real super8 film, the latest high end cinema cameras, aerial drone shots, super slow motion, time lapse, handheld footage or tripod footage - the goal is to accentuate the feeling of the moments and make the films timeless and personal.

By default, our films are typically 3-12 minutes in length. Every highlight film also includes a full length video of the ceremony and toasts as well as any other important events in the day. All three videos (the highlight, the ceremony, and the toasts) are usually about an hour in length when played together. The total length of delivered wedding footage depends on the length of your ceremony, toasts, and any other special events (Ketubah signing, moment of prayer, dances, special songs, flash mobs, etc). We realize how important it is for families to have a longer, more historically accurate record of the day, so we always include the ceremony, toasts, and other important events uncut. Upon request, we can combine the highlight, ceremony and toasts into a long-form video.

We also want you to enjoy the present beauty of your wedding without feeling like you're on the set of a production. Any photo/video company can capture images that you'll cherish for a lifetime, but we also consider that you'll always remember how your wedding day felt. Your experience is the focus of our work, and we're very careful not to make the day all about us. We always work amicably with other wedding vendors and family, and try to make everything work as smoothly as possible. With our minimalist approach, you can have images as well as memories that last a lifetime, and your wedding can still be your wedding.

The music we use is mostly composed and/or recorded by me, Steve. However, the films are not about me or the company or my music. If you wish to use other music, simply ask. We're here to help you have the best wedding day possible, and capture that day in the best way possible for you. Nothing else matters.

Middleburg, Virginia

Jefferson, North Carolina

Ceremony & Toast

The ceremony and toasts are important and sacred parts of any wedding. Every package includes the full ceremony and toasts edited and delivered as part of the final product. These are the real time edits of the actual events shot between several angles and using the best possible audio. Final results can be inconsistent based on the weather, venue, lighting, and sound. Still, all events are captured in their entirety. Here's some examples-

Ceremony

Toasts

Reception

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All videos are delivered online, and USB drives available upon request.

Photography

The same attention to detail from our videos can be found in our photography. A similar style is translated onto still images. Of course we're mostly using high end digital cameras, but we also offer film options. We typically use instant film, super8, or medium format to offer a unique way to artfully capture your day in analogue mediums in this digital age.

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Pricing

Photography Option 1

• 1 photographer

• Approximately 300-800 edited images

• An online gallery with all photos

• The rights to print, download, and share all photos

6 hrs $3,200 | 8 hrs $3,800 | 10 hrs $4,500

Photography Option 2

• 2 photographers

• Approximately 400-900 edited images

• An online gallery with all photos

• The rights to print, download, and share all photos

6 hrs $3,700 | 8 hrs $4,400 | 10 hrs $5,100

Video Option 1

• 1 Videographer

• Short or long feature/highlight film (3-12 minutes)

• Complete coverage of ceremony & toasts

6 hrs $3,500 | 8 hrs $4,300 | 10 hrs $5,000

Video Option 2

• 2 Videographers

• More flexibility

• More creative shots (time lapse, super8, drone)

• Short or long feature/highlight film (3-12 minutes)

• Complete coverage of ceremony & toasts

6 hrs $4,000 | 8 hrs $4,800 | 10 hrs $5,600

Photo & Video Option 1

• 1 photographer

• Approximately 300-800 edited images

• An online gallery with all photos

• The rights to print, download, and share all photos

• Video consists of tripods and audio of ceremony & toasts

• Other video elements might be possible depending on schedule

• Extra shooter does not upgrade package to full photo/video

6 hrs $4,500 | 8 hrs $5,200 | 10 hrs $5,900

Photo & Video Option 2

• 1 Videographer

• 1 photographer

• Short or long feature/highlight film (3-12 minutes)

• Complete photo & video coverage of ceremony & toasts

• Approximately 300-800 edited images

• An online gallery with all photos

• The rights to print, download, and share all photos

6 hrs $5,500 | 8 hrs $6,400 | 10 hrs $7,200

Extras

• Super 8 film for video - $400/roll

• Film photography (instant, medium format, or other) - $200/ 3 rolls

• Rehearsal coverage- up to 6 hours of coverage - $2,500

• Raw footage- unedited clips and project files on a portable hard drive - $1,000

• Extra hours - $500/hour

• Professional Live Stream - $1,200

• Engagement session - $400/hr + travel

• Engagement session w/ wedding contract - $150/hr + travel

Additional Info

Wedding videos and photo albums are delivered as soon as possible. Photos always take first priority, and are typically edited within 1-3 weeks. Wedding films require more intense work and focus to edit well, and will typically take longer. We sometimes take an extended time to edit the films for the benefit of the client. We don't want anything, including our own work load, to interfere with the quality of your heirloom wedding film. If you need help printing photos of any size, technical assistance will be provided at no extra charge. Prints are not included. Ordering prints directly from your online album is encouraged but you are free to print from wherever you choose.

We love the opportunity for travel. We're willing to work anywhere. If the location is exciting enough we can negotiate travel expenses.

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider Birchfields. We would be honored to help you in your planning and celebration. Let us know how we can help make you more comfortable and your day more memorable.


Feel free to contact steve@birchfields.org

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