This is the most frequently asked question from our clients. AGI studio photographers come from a variety of backgrounds including fashion, commercial and fine arts. We are able to utilize different shooting techniques and experiences for different moments on your big day. For example, during the ceremony, the reception and when you are getting ready, etc., the emphasis is on capturing the delicate emotional moments. For shooting outdoor, we put the emphasis on the light, shadow, composition and provide detailed guidance for posing. For retouching, we pay attention to the tones and colors of the photo. Since we have taken a lot of Asian Pre-wedding photo sessions that require posing guidance, we are more experiences in guiding poses than other photographers or studios.
Engagement photo sessions are something we think are important and encourage all couples to consider. Not only do these sessions provide you photos to announce your love to the world, they also provide a vital opportunity for your and the photographer to get comfortable working together before the big day. We’ll work with you to make sure we can find an affordable package that includes engagement photos and pleases everyone.
Engagement and pre-wedding photos are usually ready in about 4 weeks. Wedding photos take a little longer, requiring 8-10 weeks but we work hard to deliver them as soon as possible. We will provide you with sneak peeks of the photos a week after the wedding.
Yes, we make sure to select and edit all of the photos for the clients before delivering them. We also take specific editing requests for all pre-wedding and engagement photos.
We encourage clients to look at our portfolio of work before hiring us to make sure our style matches what they’re looking for. Our photographer will discuss certain things beforehand such as whether they like black and white, or colored photos. If a client is unhappy with the final product we can discuss it and come to a solution.
The shooting time is calculated without intermission. From the start of shooting to the end, including the movement time between locations.
The normal video package includes a short video and a long story. The short film is tailored to the the requirements of the guests by our professional editors. Depending on the content, the length of each film varies between 3-6 minutes. The long story is the content recorded in one day, edited chronologically, and edited into a video about an hour long or so with music for the family and guests who are not present to see the whole process of the wedding. The video will be a record of the big day for the newly-weds.
It usually takes about eight weeks to edit and compile the wedding video. Once it is finished it will be delivered on a custom USB.
Two weeks before the wedding, we will have a final meeting with the newly-weds to go through the final process of the wedding. At that time we will make suggestions for some areas that can be improved, and this is also a good time for everyone to get to know and get familiar with each other. Once the contract is signed, you will receive a questionnaire to fill out. This questionnaire will provide you with more information and give your wedding videographer the chance to learn more about you.
Of course, we are always happy to hear our clients ideas. We will try our best to achieve everything you can think of. If you feel that your idea needs some early preparation or implementation, it is better that you mention to us during the earlier meetings or when we sign the contract. You can also reference some of the pre-marriage shooting services we offer. Often times, these small details and additional shots will make your wedding more distinctive and tailored to your individual needs.
Yes, of course. We will be happy to integrate video material that our clients have provide. We will carefully select the best moments and include them into the videos. These materials that have been taken in the past do not have to be high quality or taken by professional equipment. We want to see everything you can provide even if it is a dated video that is very low resolution. The bits and pieces of your life record the most important moments of the past can definitely complete the circle of your and enrich your love story videos.
Add on video is to get some shots before the real wedding to better show a full picture of your life and your relationship story. The add -on video will not be played on the wedding day, but will be edited with other highlight. If you are interested in playing these shots on the wedding day, then you can choose our same day edit service, where we will integrate the shots during the daytime of your wedding day and you can play it during the dinner party and show what happened during your big day to your clients. If you choose to go with the Same Day Edit combo, we will still do a highlight video.
A save the date video is like a trailer to a movie. Instead of sending out invitations, we inform your guests by means of a video. A save the date video is usually around a minute and half. We will have a meeting with our clients to decide on a creative idea of the video and try to make it as interesting as possible. The purpose of a save the date video is to inform your guests of your wedding date.
A love story is different from add on shooting and save the date videos. It is an independent short film about 3 – 5 minutes long and tells the story of how the newly-weds fell in love and their life experiences. This is a record of the bride’s and the groom’s life before the wedding and will be edited before the big day. Shots from this package can be used in the highlight edit to add more layers to the video. The difference between love story and add-on shooting is that clients do not get an independent edited video from add-on shooting and a love story shooting usually takes longer than an add-on shooting.
No, the highlight video is not based solely on the editor’s opinion. Usually, we will definitely confirm with the guests during the meeting if they have any specific requirements about video editing. It should be noted that the the final editing decisions would not entirely same with the clients ideas. We hope our clients can trust us with the final decisions in editing and that we will fully respect and reference the creative inputs of our clients.
After receiving the final edit, you can require a modification up to three times. For the process to be most efficient, we kindly ask our clients to mark the timeline with the revised comments, and put all requests into one document and send to us. If you require any modifications, the more specific your description is, the better. For the long videos, the changes are more discretionary, so unless there are technical problems, we usually do not provide modification services for long videos.
Yes, of course. If you have a preference of videographers, it works better if you inform us early so that we can help schedule that videogapher for you as soon as possible.
Wedding photographers and videographers are the only professionals there to record your big day for you. When you have spent a lot of energy and money to prepare for a wedding, choosing your favorite wedding photographer and high-quality wedding photography service is a top priority. Each wedding photographer or wedding photography studio has its own style, and each wedding photographer can only provide their service for a couple on a special day. It is better if you book your favorite photographer/videographer as soon as possible. The photos and videos recorded through their shots will be the only record and souvenir for your wedding. High quality, professional photography and cinematography will best record everything on your wedding day.
We have shot a lot of couples who don’t like to take pictures. Many couples act awkward and unnatural in front of a camera. Our photographers are experienced in guiding you and diverting your attention to inspire your potential natural performance, especially to guide you to increase interaction with each other in order for you to quickly adapt to the feeling of being photographed. On the wedding day, we utilize our instant capture techniques to shoot to better avoid disturbing the interactions of the couple and their family and friends.
During the planning of the wedding, we usually have a meeting two weeks before the wedding. But if you have any questions during anytime before the wedding or just want to arrange any special shootings, you can book a meeting to see our photographers or videographers in advance.
We are actually more than just photography and videography team for for weddings, if you have any other shooting needs, you can call us directly or send an email for consultation.