wedding bride

Frequently Asked Questions

For most of you your wedding will be the most important day of your life to date so choosing the right suppliers will come with lots of questions. Below are some of the most common questions I get asked. However if you still have more questions then feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to answer them.

Do you cover weddings outside of Yorkshire?

Yes. We cover all of the UK and abroad, in fact most of our wedding are filmed outside of Yorkshire. We do however have to add on a charge to cover petrol and on rare occasions accommodation costs however we try to keep these costs to a minimum by only charging the cost of the petrol and not a per mile cost,.

Do you film Destination Weddings?

Definitely! We have filmed a few Destination Weddings over the years , most recently in Geneva, Switzerland, Lanzarote and Portugal. The package costs stay the same, all we ask is for you to cover our flight and accommodation costs.

Do you cover Indian Weddings?

Yes we do! We have extensive experience in filming Indian weddings. We have covered Sikh weddings, Hindu, Muslim and Gujarati. We don't have set prices as each wedding can vary greatly on number of days, camera men, locations etc. Please contact us for an accurate quote. If you would like to see a full example video would be more than happy to email a link to you.

Do you cover any other type of weddings?

We have filmed Persian, Chinese, Turkish and Russian weddings in the past. We are happy to cover any type of wedding!

Why are your prices higher than other wedding video companies I have seen online?

We are by no means the cheapest wedding video company out there but we do offer great value for money for the level of experience and equipment we use along with the editing skill we offer, in-fact we are actually one of the more affordable wedding video companies at this level. We cater for the higher end of the market and for a similar end product our main competitors charge upwards of £3000.

We bring over £30,000 worth of equipment with us on the day and spend around 2 weeks editing your wedding film. Our clients are looking for a movie of their wedding and not just to have it captured. If your just looking for basic coverage, then I would say we are not the company for you, however if you want a beautiful cinematic movie made of your wedding day then we offer what your are looking for.

Do you offer Photography?

No we don't, however I know some of the best and nicest photographers out there so if you are looking for a photographer I can definitely recommend a great one!

How does the relationship between the photographer and videographer work?

Over the years I have worked with many photographers some on repeated occasions and there has never been a problem. If i have a set way I get certain shots I always speak to the photographer before hand to make sure it wont get in the way of his shot and vice-versa. The reason we are there is to capture your wedding the best we can and that will only happen if the photographer and videographer work together with this aim in mind. I'm happy to say over the years this has always been the case.

What equipment do you use?

We shoot our wedding using cinema quality cameras such as canon c100 mk2, canon xc10(4k) and Sony a7s2(4k). . We use radio mics and shotgun mics for audio. We also have a range of camera support systems so we can get those extra special shots such as a the DJI Ronin electronic steady cam, electronics camera slider, DJI Phantom 3 Pro Drone (4k). We bring all of our equipment with us to each wedding and will use them where ever possible totalling over 30k worth of equipment. Its this equipment to captures the wow factor shots as well as our experience and creativity.

We love your work and we are getting married in peak season. We are interested in the 'Highlights Only' package is there no way we can book this?

We will do the highlights only package if you are getting married mid-week in peak season (Mon - Thurs). The only exception to this would be if it was a last minute booking and we were available that weekend ie you enquire 3 weeks before your wedding date and we were not already booked. In this case we would take on the booking.

Your packages don't fit the coverage we are looking for can we have a package made to our personnel requirements?

We are more than happy to look at creating a custom package and price for you. However we do have a minimum booking price for our packages so if you didn't want the preps filmed but wanted coverage up to the 1st dance then their would be no discount off the package price. If you require more hours coverage and for us to finish later then we can work out a cost for this.

How do I book?

Once you have confirmed you want to book I will email you over the booking forms. Read them, fill them out and return them to us along with a £300 deposit.

When do we meet?

It's usually best to have our pre-wedding meeting 2-3 weeks prior to the wedding, the closer the better really as its nice to keep the rapport we build up from the meeting and take that into the wedding so you feel more at ease. We always try to arrange a face to face meeting where ever possible but sometimes due to logistics this may not be possible. In this instance we can have the next best thing...a Skype chat. If your not comfortable with chatting over the net we can always have the meeting via telephone. The main aim is to get to know each other and to obtain all the info I need so I'm fully prepared for the big day.

When is the final balance due?

3 Weeks prior to the wedding date.

How long does the video take to complete?

To create a film to the standard we produce takes time so we set the completion date at an estimated 4 months from the wedding date. It doesn't take 4 months of actual editing however, as we film a lot of weddings in a 5 month period and with each edit taking up to 2 weeks of work we quickly build up a backlog. We don't rush our edits, we spend the time carefully crafting your wedding film to ensure we create the best wedding video possible. Your video is to last you forever and we want it be something you will always want to watch and be proud to show your friends and family, we edit with this in mind. It does require patience on your part but I can assure you its worth the wait!

If you can't wait that long to see your wedding day back you do have the option to purchase the raw footage (all the footage filmed on the day unedited) for £200. This is provided to you on a hard drive and it is the full resolution HD original files. If you add this to the package you will have the hard drive 2 weeks after the wedding.

Can we make changes?

You can make changes within reason. You have seen our work and you like our style so have an idea of what we will produce. However we want it to be perfect for you and there maybe a shot you want taking out or adding in etc so we are more than happy to do this to ensure its just right for you.

Can we choose our own music for the movie?

Of course! It's your film so if you have a favourite track then we will definitely use it. However we will also choose some music tracks that we think will fit the movie. Often this might be instrumental music inspired by a recent film we have watched or from our collection. The aim is to make a film not a pop video so to fit our style some tracks wont work, but we can discuss what music your happy with prior to editing.

How long do you keep a copy of our wedding footage?

Once the video is signed off and you have received your final copies we will keep the raw footage for 2 months after which time it will be deleted. We will however keep copies of your final discs in case you wish to order more copies in the future. If you would like your raw footage this can be purchased from us for £200

Not answered your question?

Please feel free to call me or email me and I will be happy to go over any other questions you may have on 01132505737 / 07886482024 or mark@lenikweddingcinematography.co.uk