II. VIDEO

the perfect compliment to our wedding photography collections

CINEMATIC WEDDING FILMS

Femina is proud to be documenting weddings near and far – both photographically, and through cinematic wedding films!

The majority of our wedding couples choose to book both Photo + Video services together. And with great reason! Not only do we offer a combo discount when booking both Photo + Video, but you also have a top-notch creative team, completely in sync while executing your your wedding vision, and working efficiently on your wedding day. You can of course book our video services independently from our photography services.

*Note: Due to an increasing demand, we are accepting a limited number of video commissions for the 2023 wedding season, so don’t wait to find out if we’re available for your date! 

Cinematic style

wedding films with a “dream-like” quality 

It’s more than a wedding video… it’s a cinematic story-telling film edited in the same elegant style that you’d come to expect from the Femina Brand.

As a Photo + Design studio, we’ve always felt passionate about creating a cohesive and branded look for our clients – from photography to album design. So it was a natural progression for us to offer cinematic services that stayed true to our aesthetic and vision. Creating romantic and elegant short films to tell our clients’ stories in the same way we tell them photographically, but adding a romantic “dream-like” quality in motion.

From our shooting approach, to our editing style, it’s all one cohesive collection of work… from stills to motion. And now you can have it all for your big day! Take a peek at some of our signature “Dream Catcher” Highlights below, and view more samples on our Vimeo Page.

“Dream Catcher” Highlight
Maryam + Eddie
Gramercy Hotel, NYC (2018)

 

“Dream Catcher” Highlight + Drone
Toni Ann + Paul
Bedell Cellars, Long Island (2019)

 

“Dream Catcher” Highlight
Alexandra + Anthony
Paris Destination Wedding (2019) 

QUESTIONS + ANSWERS

CAN YOU TELL US YOUR VIDEO BACKGROUND?

Absolutely! Between Nicole & Noelle, and our past careers in the advertising, fashion and commercial industries, we’ve always had this skill tucked quietly under our belts and in 2017 we decided to launch the Video side of Femina. Our shooting and editing styles remain consistent with our elegant, romantic, and sophisticated aesthetic – and are a perfect compliment to our photography. So we have built a video team that has adopted our very unique shooting style and approach. We’ve been told that our wedding films are just like our photography… only moving and set to incredible music!

What Video Packages do you offer?

We currently offer two main collections for our video services that can encompass all of your wedding day needs. The first, our most comprehensive package is the Storyteller Collection that includes coverage with two cinematographers, full length ceremony and reception add-ons and a final product that is 12-16 minutes in length (in addition to the full ceremony and reception videos to watch separately). Our most popular Dream Catcher Collection is the perfect compliment to any photography package and includes coverage with one photographer, audio highlights of the vows and speeches and a final video that is 4-7 min in length. We have several options in terms of customizations including additional shooters, social spotlights and drone footage. Like our photography services, our cinematic wedding packages can be tailored specifically to your day. The best way for us to customize something for you, would be to have a quick phone call! Oh and did we mention we offer a combined Photography + Videography discount? Contact us for our complete pricing catalog.

What is the difference between the packages?

As mentioned previously, we offer two main video packages the Storyteller Film and our signature Dream Catcher Highlight. So a lot of people ask what is the main differences between them?

Dream Catcher Highlights are just that, a quick synopsis of the day that showcases the main parts of your wedding story in a 4-7 minute reel with one cinematographer. Our Dream Catcher package include audio highlights from the ceremony and speeches and would require the full length “Main Events add-on” to watch the entire ceremony, speeches and special dances in full. We can customize the audio that gets included in this highlight as well. For example we can include vows only or speeches only (if your ceremony does not include personalized vows). Click here to view a sample of a highlight with vows and speeches audio highlights and click here to view a sample highlight with vows only audio included.

Our Storyteller Film is an extended version of the highlight film and allows us to include more clips from the day, resulting in a 12-16 minute film. It will incorporate more comprehensive highlights of the ceremony and speeches throughout the video. You will also receive the ceremony and reception videos separately to watch in full. It also includes two cinematographers. Click here to view a sample of a Storyteller Film.

**Please visit our Vimeo page for more video samples**

WHO CHOOSES THE MUSIC?

When you think about film-making, music brings the story and visuals to life. It’s the final piece of the puzzle that can evoke a sense of feeling and emotion from scene to scene. So this is a very important element for us when telling your wedding day story and often times, the footage we capture will inspire the songs that we choose. Combining the personal element of getting to know our couples, with the “feel” of your wedding and the footage itself, we develop a clear vision in terms of the style of music that will be selected. Noelle and her editing team truly have a knack for choosing the perfect songs to bring each wedding film to life! We take many things into consideration such as the style and flow of the wedding day, the couple’s personality and genres of music played at the wedding.

*Note: Femina uses only licensed music that is purchased through music licensing websites. These licensing fees are built into our pricing. It’s very important for us to support fellow artists and choose songs that are legally sourced. However, finding good quality music that appeals to a modern vibe is just as important. And luckily, we source from an incredible community of talented artists who create work just for this purpose!

CAN I HAVE MY ENTIRE CEREMONY RECORDED?

Yes, you certainly can! In addition to our cinematic films and highlights, we also offer a full-length “Main Events” Add-On. To achieve this, we will connect to your ceremony’s sound system and record your ceremony at multiple angles. You will receive two additional videos with your highlight which includes the full ceremony with multi-cam setup as well as full speeches and special dances (first dance and parent dances). This can be be added on to the Dream Catcher package and already comes with the Storyteller package. 

*Note: Any video add-ons must be discussed and added on before the wedding day to ensure that we have the proper equipment and number of staff needed to capture everything.

HOW WILL MY WEDDING VIDEO BE DELIVERED?

Much like your photographic wedding gallery, your wedding video will also live online. A high-definition copy of your film (and any audio add-ons such as our “Full Length Ceremony + Speeches” will also be included and delivered on a crystal USB. Your archived wedding gallery and high-definition video file will be delivered with your final products (prints, album(s), and wall art)!

CAN WE HAVE ALL OF THE RAW FOOTAGE?

The first part of this answer is actually a question and that is: Why would you like to have the raw footage? Is it because you want to be able to watch your full ceremony and speeches? If that is the main reason for the question, then you can certainly add this option on to any package (note: it’s already included in the Visionary Collection).

If you are wondering about ALL of the raw footage from your day, the short answer is no, because there really isn’t raw footage that’s “viewable”. Meaning, we record the day in many many small clips (aside from full length ceremony and speeches coverage) that are then artfully pieced together to tell the story of your day. This is a newer and more modern approach to wedding films and allows us to be mobile, unobtrusive and creative. The old style of video shooting was to have large stationary cameras that were continuously “rolling” and then it was pieced together in a long 2-3 hour video that could be watched in full. This is simply not the way that we capture cinematic wedding films today. Rather, now we capture hundreds of short bursts or clips that will show a bit of a scene but then when we put it all together later on, it will create a compelling and creative story. It will be something that your family and friends will be raving about for years to come! For us, it’s about capturing the moments and details that you may not remember but will bring back all of the nostalgia of the day. Like the sun shining through the leaves or the candles flickering across the tables during your reception. It’s these extra bits that help bring your story to life. So while it’s not possible to deliver the “raw footage”, we do have an add-on service for Ceremony + Speeches, which allows us to capture the full ceremony, speeches and special dances —  which you can then watch in full, in a separate video file (in addition to your highlight or full feature film).

CAN I ADD VIDEO TO MY ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

We’re so glad you asked. And the answer is YES! In addition to our wedding films, you can also choose to document your proposal or engagement session cinematically in what we call our “Love Story” Highlights. You can either substitute a photographic engagement session in your current package (for an additional fee), or do both for a discounted rate! Inquire for more details :)

WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE TO CREATE CINEMATIC FILMS?

Since day one we have been shooting with the industry’s top Canon systems. Specifically, we photograph and record on Canon’s 5D Mark IIIs and IVs, and utilize a wide range of prime and zoom lenses. As with our photography style, we are natural light photographers and use minimal lighting to create the work you see throughout our portfolio. We truly believe this allows us to remain unobtrusive and capture the day exactly as you remember it.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes we do! Femina is conveniently located in New York City & Philadelphia and proudly documents weddings in the tri-state areas including Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester & Up-State New York, and Delaware. A travel fee applies for weddings that take place beyond 90-miles of either Philadelphia or NYC (with the exception of eastern Long Island). For all Destination Weddings (both national or international), we can customize a package to include the cost of travel and accommodation.

Now Booking

for the 2022 & 2023 wedding seasons!

We’re thrilled to offer this additional service for weddings and events. Interested in having video at your wedding? Inquire below!