Story-driven Wedding Videography

Let's get you a beautiful wedding film that's as familiar as an old home video

When you’re knee-deep in wedding planning, surrounded by spreadsheets and to-do lists, it’s easy to put videography on the back burner. But here’s the thing—you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your wedding day. Once the dance party stops and thank you cards are sent, you’ll want to be able to relive one of the best days of your life.

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Sure, you've booked your dream photographer, but

Videography captures the little details that photography can't.

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Like the excited jitters you felt as you fumbled with your tie for the 10th-ish time or had your favorite people help you into your dress.

Or the way your partner's eyes will light up when they see you all dressed up. Cue the happy tears, twirls, and mini-makeout sesh.

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And you'll remember how it felt to slide a shiny new wedding band onto your partner's finger (and admire how good it looks there). 

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Or how you'll feed each other giant mouthfuls of cake. And, okay, maybe get a chunk of frosting in your beard or cleavage. It happens.

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And the way your family and friends will proudly beam at you (before trying and failing to fight back a flood of happy tears).

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Because here's what it comes down to:

A wedding video might not seem like a priority right now... but it will in 50 years.

Your wedding film should be more than epic, slow-motion shots. 

It’s the video you’ll turn to when you hit a marriage road bump.

The one you’ll watch on repeat when loved ones pass and you want to hear their voice again.

The one you’ll watch with grey hair and full hearts, basking in the incredible life you've built together.

And that's why 98% of couples regret not investing in a professional wedding video.

In a nutshell:

You deserve a trend-free wedding video that’ll capture the essence of one of the biggest, most surreal days of your life.

You know, in a way you’ll actually want to watch over and over again.

kinda like this couple

We like our photos, but the video really captured the day in a way that makes it so much more memorable and relivable.

Hillary and Sean

Say no more—that's exactly what we want!

Now press pause on Netflix so you can cozy up and

Binge-watch some wedding videos

New York, NY

A Yale Club of New York City Wedding

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Chicago, IL

A Chicago History Museum Wedding

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Rogers, KY

An Events at Hemlock Springs Wedding

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Pour a fresh glass and keep binge watching

What's Included

Everything you deserve. Always.

Always.

As a wedding videographer, it’s my job to document all the important sights and sounds of your wedding day and, you know, give them to you. That’s why every videography package includes:

Multiple camera coverage

to make sure all the important moments are captured from multiple angles.

A 1-2 min sneak peek in 2 weeks

to share with your loved ones and tide you over while I work my storytelling magic.

A highlight film

for the days when life’s a little chaotic and you only have 10 mins to spare together while the pasta’s boiling.

Extended edits

of your ceremony, toasts, and formal dances for the days you have time to snuggle up and relive every minute.

The Process

Wondering how this works?

01. Meet

Get in touch to get the ball rollin'. If I'm available for your date, we'll hop on a discovery video chat. If we’re a match made in wedding vendor heaven, a 25% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract officially reserves your date (and you get to cross one more thing off your planning to-do list!)

02. Plan

A month before your wedding, I’ll send over a questionnaire. Once you’ve filled it out, we’ll meet up (over drinks or video chat), to catch up on life and go over all the details of the day. By the time we hug goodbye (or do one last virtual cheers), I’ll be ready to capture all the important moments.

03. Remember

Within two weeks of your wedding day, I’ll share a sneak peek of your wedding to tide you over while I work my magic. Then, about 14 weeks later, you’ll get access to a personal portal. There you can watch, download for safekeeping, and share your video with your family and friends.

We're ready to get the ball rollin'!

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Let's talk pricing

Because when it comes to wedding videography, there are ways to save:

You can set a tripod up in the back corner of the room (you might be able to make yourselves out in-between the back of your aunt and uncle's heads).

Or you could have your loved ones watch you get married through the screens of their cell phones (which they hopefully remembered to press record on).

or you can ditch the unnecessary stress.

You can leave the documenting to someone with a film degree and 100+ weddings under her belt.

Because you and your guests have more important things to be thinking about... like grabbing another drink (or donut) from the bar and making memories.

Story-driven Wedding Packages

Designed to capture the candids, the classics, and everything in-between

All videography packages include:

A 60 minute, pre-wedding planning session

Timeline + planning assistance

Chelsea as your lead videographer

Multiple camera coverage

A sneak peek on social media within 2 weeks

A hand-edited highlight film for the chaotic days

Full-length videos of your ceremony, toasts, and formal dances for the days you have time to snuggle up and relive every minute

Couples typically invest $4000–$5500

With limited availability for 2021

Grab the pricing guide

My promise to you

Your wedding video won’t become a forgotten file on your desktop.

And instead of feeling like an anniversary obligation, watching it will be a spur-of-the-moment event on a random weeknight. Preferably involving cuddling on the couch, your favorite drink in hand, and a box of Kleenex—you know, juuuust in case happy tears decide to make an appearance.

But You don't have to believe me:

Take their word for it

“I was right back in the middle of the best day ever.”

I never thought in a million years watching our wedding video would actually make me feel like I was right back in the middle of the best day ever.

Emily and Sam

“We will be forever grateful for you and your work”

We just love everything and will cherish all the videos and clips forever. We will be forever grateful for you and your work that will allow us to relive such a special day in our lives.

Alicia and Pawel

“We feel so lucky she
was a part of our day!”

Chelsea was so wonderful to work with! She is super fun and was always very responsive. She also worked in perfect sync with our photographers. We are thrilled with the films from our wedding day!

Ginger and Paul

“‘Are you watching the video again?’ Yes, we are.”

People make fun of us because we keep re-watching our video. They’ll just hear the music
and be like “are you watching the video again?”—yes, we are.

Barbara and Dave

“This video brings our wedding back to life.”

As much as we tried to be present and take in every moment, the day went by in the blink of an eye. Having this video brings it all back to life and it is something we can share with our family and friends, and one day maybe even our children.

Jordan and Dan

I should probably introduce myself

Hey there, I'm Chelsea

With a degree in film production and a passion for storytelling, I create videos for couples that want to remember their actual wedding day, not a perfectly-posed version of it.

When I stumbled into the wedding world as a fresh-faced film grad, I was struck by how momentous weddings truly are. 

Not because of the glitz and glam, but because of the moments and the emotions. 

As someone who grew up on home videos, it became my mission to preserve every hug, happy tear, and hand-hold as accurately as possible. To capture the inside jokes, happy tears, earnest vows, and killer dance moves. 

And, with over 100 weddings under my belt, you can trust that I’ll be there to capture the day as authentically as possible—from those big events to the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moments.

So, whether you’re sharing a special moment with your favorite people or tearing it up on the dance floor, I’ll be there getting it all on camera.

Mind still buzzing with questions?

I've got plenty of answers

How would you describe your style?

How long will our videos be?

How and when will we get our videos?

Who picks the music?

Will we get the raw footage?

Do you do same-day edits?

What’s your biggest advice for us?

Don't see your question here? Feel free to ask the little chat in the lower right corner of your screen!

I say I have a candid, documentary style. Weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event, not a Hollywood set. My philosophy is that I won’t make you re-do any moments to get it “just right” because I think every moment is perfect as-is (even if it’s perfectly imperfect). I believe that’s the key to getting genuine emotions and creating a wedding film you’ll actually want to watch.

No two weddings are the same which means no two films are, either. When it comes to highlight films, a good rule of thumb is one minute of video per hour of coverage, but the final length depends a lot on the events of the day. Typically most couples receive a video between 6-10 mins long. When it comes to extended edits, each video clip will be as long as the event took place in real life so you can relive every minute (literally).

Within two weeks, a sneak peek will be posted to my social media accounts for you to share with family and friends (and make everyone who wasn’t there have some serious FOMO). 

A few things factor the delivery date of the rest of your videos—mostly the time of year and workload queue. Worst case scenario for weddings in the middle of busy season, your videos will be ready for you to snuggle up and enjoy by your four month anniversary. Those videos will be delivered on a personal webpage where you’ll be able to watch, download, and share.

I pick the songs from my go-to music licensing site, Musicbed, to keep things nice and legal. If you have strong opinions about music, I’m more than happy to let you give your input/have the final stamp of approval before I start editing your video. Just let me know at some point before your wedding and I’ll make a note to loop you into the process. 

Otherwise I look at the songs you’ve chosen for your wedding playlist, factor in the vibe of your venue, and pick a song that really captures the feel of your day (without you having to listen to 10+ hours of songs).

You’ll receive lightly-edited, full-length clips of your ceremony, toasts, special dances, and any other pre-planned events that you give me a heads up on (like tea ceremonies, baraats, flash mobs, surprise birthday cakes, etc.) Any additional moments I capture, like grandma seeing you in your dress for the first time or your nieces and nephews being adorable, will be included in the highlight film. 

The footage that doesn’t make the cut? It’s nothing but test shots and people stuffing their face with appetizers at cocktail hour while they adjust their spanx (I’ll spare you from having to sit through that).

I don’t—I spend 25+ hours organizing footage, picking music, editing, color correcting, and sound mixing each highlight video. Rushing to get all of these steps done in an hour or less would result in a sub-par product that isn’t really representative of my work or your day.

Besides, your wedding day already flies by. Do you really want to spend a part of it recapping something that happened a few hours ago? I think it’s a way better to stay in the moment, make some new memories, allow some time to go by, and then re-live the day all over again when you get your final video.

Make sure that you hire a videographer you enjoy talking to and hanging out with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together on the wedding day (honestly, more time than you’ll see your family), so make sure you hire someone you enjoy being around. Nothing is worse than having to spend 8+ hours making awkward small talk on your wedding day.

I've got plenty of answers

MIND STILL BUZZING WITH QUESTIONS?

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

I say I have a candid, documentary style. Weddings are a once-in-a-lifetime event, not a Hollywood set. My philosophy is that I won’t make you re-do any moments to get it “just right” because I think every moment is perfect as-is (even if it’s perfectly imperfect). I believe that’s the key to getting genuine emotions and creating a wedding film you’ll actually want to watch.

HOW LONG WILL OUR VIDEOS BE?

No two weddings are the same which means no two films are, either. When it comes to highlight films, a good rule of thumb is one minute of video per hour of coverage, but the final length depends a lot on the events of the day. Typically most couples receive a video between 6-10 mins long. When it comes to extended edits, each video clip will be as long as the event took place in real life so you can relive every minute (literally).

HOW AND WHEN WILL WE GET OUR VIDEOS?

Within two weeks, a sneak peek will be posted to my social media accounts for you to share with family and friends (and make everyone who wasn’t there have some serious FOMO). 

A few things factor the delivery date of the rest of your videos—mostly the time of year and workload queue. Worst case scenario for weddings in the middle of busy season, your videos will be ready for you to snuggle up and enjoy by your four month anniversary. Those videos will be delivered on a personal webpage where you’ll be able to watch, download, and share.

WHO PICKS THE MUSIC?

I pick the songs from my go-to music licensing site, Musicbed, to keep things nice and legal. If you have strong opinions about music, I’m more than happy to let you give your input/have the final stamp of approval before I start editing your video. Just let me know at some point before your wedding and I’ll make a note to loop you into the process. 

Otherwise I look at the songs you’ve chosen for your wedding playlist, factor in the vibe of your venue, and pick a song that really captures the feel of your day (without you having to listen to 10+ hours of songs).

WILL WE GET THE RAW FOOTAGE?

You’ll receive lightly-edited, full-length clips of your ceremony, toasts, special dances, and any other pre-planned events that you give me a heads up on (like tea ceremonies, baraats, flash mobs, surprise birthday cakes, etc.) Any additional moments I capture, like grandma seeing you in your dress for the first time or your nieces and nephews being adorable, will be included in the highlight film. 

The footage that doesn’t make the cut? It’s nothing but test shots and people stuffing their face with appetizers at cocktail hour while they adjust their spanx (I’ll spare you from having to sit through that).

DO YOU DO SAME-DAY EDITS?

I don’t—I spend 25+ hours organizing footage, picking music, editing, color correcting, and sound mixing each highlight video. Rushing to get all of these steps done in an hour or less would result in a sub-par product that isn’t really representative of my work or your day.

Besides, your wedding day already flies by. Do you really want to spend a part of it recapping something that happened a few hours ago? I think it’s a way better to stay in the moment, make some new memories, allow some time to go by, and then re-live the day all over again when you get your final video.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ADVICE FOR US?

Make sure that you hire a videographer you enjoy talking to and hanging out with. You’re going to be spending a lot of time together on the wedding day (honestly, more time than you’ll see your family), so make sure you hire someone you enjoy being around. Nothing is worse than having to spend 8+ hours making awkward small talk on your wedding day.