Live Stream Your Wedding!

Live Stream Your Wedding!

The Top Live Streaming Wedding Videographers in California. All Because He Asked is an 8-time award winning Wedding Film Company with more than 9 years experience streaming weddings LIVE from all over the world. With multiple cameras, professional audio, aerial drone intros and the ability to live stream RELIABLY from even the most remote locations, your guest's viewing experience will LOOK great and SOUND amazing no matter where you're getting married!

So why choose us?
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There are...
5 Reasons
to choose us for your LIVE stream
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Unrivaled Experience with Live Streaming Weddings Your Wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Why "take a chance" on someone new to live streaming? Experience DOES matter with live streaming. One of the biggest advantages of using All Because He Asked is our experience. We’ve shot over 400 weddings in 13 years from all over the world and have been live streaming for 9 years! That’s longer than most companies have been in business! Due to the onset of Covid-19, there will be many videographers popping up offering live stream. And I don’t doubt that some of them will do it well. But there are many "what if's" when it comes to live events. What if the DJ's sound system fails? What if the venue has limited or no internet? The unexpected is what we plan for. We’ve won the “Best of The Knot” award for Videographers in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange County and San Diego for 8 straight years and are a member of The Knot “Hall of Fame” and if you Google anything related to Live Streaming Weddings in Southern California, you’ll see our names right at the top of every listing. See THIS POST for more on why experience matters when it comes to live streaming.

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Multiple Internet Sources at EVERY Venue! All Because He Asked has invested in the very best live streaming video encoders and network bonding technology to stream your Wedding live from almost anywhere! We use same technology that live news uses allowing us to stream from even the most remote locations with little to no internet access. You might think "I can just use my hotspot on my phone, right?" Well, what happens if your phone doesn’t get great coverage there, or the signal gets congested at the wrong time? Cell phone speeds fluctuate like crazy and that can put a strain on your video feed leading to dropped frames, buffering, or frozen video. That's why we used a device that can COMBINE the speeds of a wired internet connection with a wireless hotspot as well as a 4G modem from Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T all at once! It's amazing! Never trust a single hotspot with something as important as your Wedding! We run extensive tests AHEAD of time to ensure your live stream will look and sound great from even the most remote wedding locations!

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Multiple Cameras + Drone Intros + More! Imagine your live stream begins with an epic aerial shot of your beautiful location, seamlessly transitioning to the music of your Processional as you and your family and friends walk down the aisle followed by full HD live streams with crystal clear audio capturing every moment. I think your guests will appreciate the extra attention to detail we provide. You might have had plans for whoever is watching to be there with you guys live. So at the very least you want them to be engaged and see and hear your Ceremony loud and clear so they can feel like they were truly a part of it. That’s our job. With our options below we’ve got you covered.

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RELIABILITY: Unmatched Reliability = Peace of Mind. Weddings can be unpredictable sometimes. But when it comes to live streaming, we plan for everything so that there are no surprises. Your DJ's sound goes down? We got you covered? Internet service at your venue not that great? We'll take care of that for you. How many other companies will run tests ahead of time AT YOUR VENUE?! It's all part of our package. As the owner of the company, I personally haven’t missed a single wedding in 13 years of filming weddings. And I’m not about to now. We’re a family company. We're not going to send a random group of people to your intimate wedding. From start to finish, everything we do is personal.

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Broadcast Quality Video & Audio Sure you could use a webcam or a cell phone, but I’d feel bad for your guests. See THIS POST for more on that topic! But I don’t think you would be looking into this if you didn’t think that the quality we provide would be so much better for your guests watching remotely. The cameras we use are top of the line cinematic, full frame cameras and the sound your guests will hear while watching live is all professionally captured using multiple wireless mics. We're equipped to handle ANY size wedding from an intimate gathering to a large scale wedding with musicians, etc. and using our Network Bonding technology our streams will look and sound better than anyone else from even the most remote locations.

Live Stream Packages
starting at only $1200*

Includes all of the following:

The All Because He Asked Team – Experience Matters. You’re getting a team with 13 years of Award Winning Wedding Videography experience creating over 400 wedding films and 9 years of wedding live stream experience.

Full Frame Camera(s) – The same Cinematic, Top of the Line Cameras we use to shoot all our Weddings. We zoom in close to keep your guests engaged as if they were in the front row. This package includes one camera but if you want more than one camera, no problem! We offer up to 3 cinematic cameras for each live stream. See our add-ons below.

Your Ceremony Streamed in HD to UNLIMITED Guests – From Processional to Recessional. Whether that's 5 minutes or 85 minutes, our package covers your Ceremony Only, streaming to an UNLIMITED number of guests anywhere in the world. Need additional coverage beyond your Ceremony? No problem! See our "Add-Ons" below!

Pre-Event Day Testing at the Venue in Person – While most companies will "assume" they can live stream from virtually anywhere, we travel** out to your Wedding Venue prior to your Wedding Day and do extensive testing in person to make sure we can. Why leave your big day up to "chance"?

Network Bonding Technology – allowing us to maximize the internet speed at almost any venue by combining multiple wifi signals, cellular hotspots, or hard wire connections in order to push out a high quality video and audio stream. Even if your venue has no internet or wifi, chances are our gear can still make it happen.

No Ads! – Imagine the couple leans in for the big first kiss and...a car commercial. Yeah, no thank you. While most other companies use a free service that requires ads, we don't. Our package includes ad-free viewing for your guests.

No Issues with Licensed Music! – Couples don’t often think about this, but licensed music is often a big part of the processional and recessional and the moment YT or FB recognizes a published song in a live stream, that live stream can sometimes be muted or shut down by those platforms, depending on the song or artist's restrictions. So we test everything and if there's issues, then our package includes the option to use a paid service so you can use whatever music you envisioned. IF you don’t have music or would rather stream to those sites, no problem! Either way, we'll make it work!

Crystal Clear Audio – Whether your Ceremony is amplified or not, we got you covered. We have multiple wireless mics to capture everything loud and clear. Need a mic/speaker setup? No problem...see our "Add-ons" for more!

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming – Not everyone watching will have the same internet speed right? Our service provides adaptive bitrate streaming to allow those with mediocre speeds to still watch at a reduced quality while those with a strong signal can watch in crystal clear HD.

Dedicated Web Page – we provide a dedicated web page for just your live stream giving your viewers easy access to the live stream.

Guest Backup – Let’s say your guests have internet trouble from wherever they’re at, or they missed your wedding entirely. Not to worry. We record every live stream so we can post it online immediately following the conclusion of your Ceremony, so your guests can watch it all over again and not miss a thing.

Digital Copy of Your Ceremony (RE-CUT!) – After your Wedding is complete, instead of just giving you a copy of the live stream, we take the original raw footage from our cameras home and completely re-edit your entire Ceremony and do a complete re-mix of the sound as well so everything is JUST RIGHT. We then export this new Digital Master copy of your FULL Ceremony and send it to you to keep forever.

“Optional” Features Included at No Extra:

Countdown Clock until the event goes live.

You create a slideshow (video or photo) and we’ll use it as a Pre-Roll or Post-Roll to the Live Event.

Post Ceremony Thank You! – If you want, we can pull you guys together at the very end to say hi to all those watching.

 

Add-Ons:

Additional Cameras: $400/camera – Using both wired and wireless transmission with zero delay, adding a second or third camera to your live stream only adds to the production value that your guests will enjoy. Want to see the bride come down the aisle AND the groom’s reaction? Add a second camera and we got you covered. Want to see the close ups of each of your faces during your vows? Add a second or third camera. While one camera is all you NEED, having a second or third camera truly makes the “Guest Experience” that much better. See Live Stream FAQ's below for more on this!

Drone Intro: $150 – Part of what you are providing your guests is the “experience” they’d have as if they were there. While nothing can replace actually being there in person, allowing your guests to take in the beauty of the venue from the sky with an epic intro to your live stream gets you one step closer to that feeling like they were there in person. We can also use this as an outro at the end of the live stream to remind people of just how beautiful your Ceremony location was.

Additional Post-Ceremony Coverage: $300/hour – Our basic package covers your Ceremony from the Processional to Recessional. But let’s say you want us to cover additional formalities or "main events" like a first dance or some toasts. We absolutely can! Whether it's live streamed or not the rate is the same. For additional coverage of the day that's NOT considered a "Main Event" (eg. pre-ceremony coverage, getting ready coverage, first look, cocktail hour, guests, details, dancing) please refer to our FAQs below for those rates!

PRE-Ceremony Coverage: See FAQs Below for Rates – Want us to cover your First Look or maybe your Getting Ready and include that in the final video (not live stream)? It all depends on the time and location. Check out our rates for pre-ceremony coverage in our "Live Stream FAQs" below!

Basic TV + Stand Setup: $200 – We can provide a 40" TV and mobile stand for your Ceremony setup for whatever you want to show. This could be for a slideshow, or pre-recorded video, or even for a post-live stream Zoom interaction (up to 20 mins). Just connect your laptop to our TV setup and you now have a nice big display to look at instead of a tiny laptop or phone screen.

Zoom/Interactive Setup: $450 – Take your wedding to the next level by including and interacting with your remote guests in your Ceremony Live Stream! Do you have a VIP guests or two that you want to be a part of your Ceremony? We've found a way to route Zoom calls into our system and subsequently project that video and audio back out to you at your venue and your guests watching live online without any echo or feedback! Price includes our Basic TV + Stand Setup. See our FAQ's below and contact us for more!

Amplified Audio Mic + Speaker Setup: $350-$450 – Stressing about the cost of hiring a DJ just for your simple Ceremony? Let us take care of the audio for you. We have a full DJ Speaker/Mixer/Mic setup. Need a one speaker ($350) or two speaker ($450) setup for your just your Ceremony so your guests in attendance can hear everything loud and clear? We can handle that. If you're planning a Reception or a full dance party with an MC/DJ, etc. then you're probably better off hiring an actual DJ company like Vox DJ's. But if you need a great sounding audio set up (DJ Speakers + Mixer + Microphone) for just your Ceremony and someone to play your processional and recessional music for you that'll sound great...we can make that happen! Need it a little longer? $100/hr rate beyond the Ceremony for this setup.

Photography: $400/hr (2 hour minimum) – Believe it or not, we are actually a Husband/Wife Video+Photo team! See our FAQ's below for more on this! Visit this WEBSITE to see TONS of examples of our photography style/work!

Highlight Video / Additional Edited Content – Included in this package is a fully re-edited Digital Master copy of the "Main Events" that we film using the in-camera recordings. However, you may want additional coverage of you two and/or the venue and your guests as part of a larger and more cinematic, fully edited video. No problem! Or maybe you want a 3-5 minute Highlight Video of your Wedding Day! We got you covered! See the last three Live Stream FAQ's below for more on this and contact us with any questions!

Take MORE than 50% off your Live Stream!!! – First and foremost, All Because He Asked is a full-coverage Wedding Videography & Photography company. Couples who hire us to be their actual wedding videographers to film their whole wedding day can add "Live Stream" as an option to their Videography Package at MORE than 50% off! Check out our work on the Highlight Videos page and if you like it, contact us for pricing and availability!

 

**Yes! We travel! See our Live Stream FAQ's below for more!!!

*Travel Fees for SoCal Weddings - 100 miles round trip (from Seal Beach, CA) is included! For Southern California locations beyond 100 miles round trip, the standard driving mileage rate of $0.58/mile (round trip) applies. We absolutely film in locations outside of Southern California. Contact us for rates!

Live Stream FAQ
Do you guys travel outside of Southern California?
YES! While the vast majority of our weddings are in beautiful Southern California, we've filmed and also live streamed events all over the country. From professional athletes and coaches from the NFL, NBA and US Olympics to those in all areas of the Entertainment Industry, we've covered weddings of all sizes. Over 13 years, we've traveled to Napa, NYC, Seattle, Wyoming, Texas, Connecticut, Alabama, Long Island, Massachusetts, Hawaii, the US Virgin Islands and more! We've been all over the map for our Weddings! You get us there and we'll take care of the rest! :)
How many hours does your package above cover?
The package above isn't really an "hourly rate". The base package you see above covers just your Ceremony from processional to recessional. Ceremonies that are 5 minutes long are the same rate as Ceremonies that are 85 minutes long since they both require the same amount of preparation and care and attention to detail. Ceremonies longer than 90 minutes have a slightly different rate so please let us know if you plan on having a Ceremony that long. And yes, you can ABSOLUTELY add additional coverage (live streamed or not) of other "main events/formalities" like a First Dance or Toasts or Dances w/ Parents or Cake Cutting using our add-on hourly rate above! Many of our couples have us stay to film their first dance or toasts! Once a couple's Ceremony has ended, any additional "main event" coverage, no matter how long or how short, will fall under that additional hour rate. If you're interested in having us film other parts of your day that are not "main events" then Contact Us for those rates! All Because He Asked is the most experienced and reliable live stream wedding film company in Southern California with over 13 years of Wedding Videography experience all over the US and over 9 years of live streaming weddings! Your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There will likely be other companies that will offer packages for less, but there's risks in hiring someone with limited live stream experience (specifically with weddings). See our next FAQ for more on this!
We found someone else who can live stream for less. Why should we choose you?
Is the risk worth the savings? That's up to you. We cannot compete with every company that offers live streaming at lower rates. But remember this...a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. You are more than welcome to "take a chance" on someone who is new to live streaming. There's a good "chance" they'll do it well. But...we've been through so many "learning experiences" over the years filming weddings and streaming weddings that no one will be better prepared for the "what if" factor that live events often present. What if the DJ's feed goes down or has issues? What if the venue's wifi or a single cellular hotspot suddenly has issues? What if we want to see the bride come down the aisle and also see the groom's reaction at the same time? Many companies are starting to offer live streaming services because of Covid and most of them will probably do it well. But we've been live streaming weddings since 2011 and there are MANY reasons why experience matters specifically when it comes to RELIABLY streaming a wedding live. Take one look at THIS BLOG POST and decide for yourself if you'd rather take a chance and save.
Do you guys just use a hotspot for your internet to live stream?
Nope! We've invested thousands of dollars into the very best "Network Bonding" technology in order to live stream your event from almost anywhere. We use more than just a single hotspot for our live streams. We have a dedicated hardware video encoder capable of combining (or bonding) multiple hotspots plus other internet sources together for one robust/reliable internet connection. While most people streaming live will use a single hotspot to live stream, that might work, but we go several steps further to ensure your stream doesn't freeze up or buffer when those wireless hotspot speeds inevitably fluctuate. We can take a wired internet source, a wifi hotspot, a 4G LTE Verizon modem, a 4G TMobile modem, a 4G AT&T modem and combine all those sources into one super speed internet connection. That way if one starts to struggle, the others take over. Network bonding is truly amazing technology! Why leave your live stream up to chance?
Can you fly a drone during our ceremony as one of your cameras?
Yes. We can actually take the live feed from our drone and run that into our switcher as one of your cameras. BUT...we don't recommend it. Yes, it's cool. But honestly, a drone sounds like a pack of angry bees and that level of distraction might not be worth the one or two cool shots you'd get during a quiet, intimate ceremony. So we usually use our drones before the ceremony and incorporate that footage into the opening of your live stream so your guests can see the full scope of your venue's beauty.
What does your dedicated web page look like that our guests will see and when do we get that link?
It looks great. There will be a full screen video at the top (countdown clock available) with a schedule of events below and some pictures of you guys. It's your page, custom built for YOU and YOUR wedding. And we can have that page up and ready for you to share with your guests the week you book with us. Couples are now putting their link on their invitations which is a great idea!
Do you recommend more than one camera for our live stream?
You guests won't expect to see a live stream at the quality we're able to stream at with most venues. So they'll be wowed with just one camera. But when you add a second or third camera it keeps them engaged and the retention level for your views goes way up. We highly recommend adding a second camera for smaller venues. Adding a second camera makes it so we can see the bride come down the aisle AND also the grooms reaction. It also allows us to get that nice close-up of each of you during your vows. In general cutting to a second angle keeps things visually interesting and your viewers at home will feel more like they're watching a movie rather than a really nice single camera live stream. With one camera we zoom in and keep things close so everyone at home can see you really well and hear things loud and clear. But we'll really only see your profiles the whole time. But with two, we can get that close-up to see your eyes and it gives your remote guests a much more dynamic view of your once-in-a-lifetime event. The So when does 3 cameras really help? We shoot ALL of our full weddings that you see Samples of on our "Highlight Videos" page above with 3 cameras. So that's our "normal" way of capturing Ceremonies. We recommend adding a 3rd camera for larger venues or churches because we can't move the cameras around as easily to get each of your close-ups during the vows, but also the reaction shots of you guys that your guests would love to see. The choice is yours and we're happy to talk with you more about what would work best for your wedding at your specific venue.
You guys offer PHOTOGRAPHY too?!
Yes!!! We are a Husband and Wife Videography and Photography team with more than 13 years of Wedding Experience. Not only is Danielle (lead photographer) the wife of Jamie (owner of All Because He Asked and lead videographer), but her second shooter is also her identical twin sister! Did that make sense? You may wanna read that back again. :) There's nothing like the ease and fun of shooting alongside those twins! Their rates are just $400/hour per photographer with a 2 hour minimum. That's the perfect solution for the shorter/modified wedding! See the twin's website (HERE) for TONS of examples of their work! NOTE: If you're booking a full/all-day wedding or coverage for more than 4 hours, you'll save a lot by moving up to our full wedding packages that include two photographers and 6, 8, or 10+ hours of coverage (as well as options for engagements shoots)! Contact Us for more!
Can you guys use Zoom to host our Wedding?
Yes. We are actually able to send our high quality live video/audio mix to Zoom IF you'd prefer to use that platform. Zoom is great for that extra level of interactivity since your guests can see each other and the delay is minimal (usually about 1/2 second). However, there are a couple trade-offs. Zoom can achieve only about 1/4 the quality/bitrate compared to our traditional live stream which goes through a dedicated CDN like YouTube Live where there might be a delay of several seconds. Because of the ongoing pandemic, Zoom has stopped allowing meetings at higher/full HD quality for all paid plans. The best quality they offer is 720p at 1.5Mbps which is about 1/4 the bitrate/quality we prefer to stream at. Additionally, Network Bonding is not possible when we use Zoom. Network bonding is the hardware technology we use to combine multiple internet sources (wifi/ethernet/cellular) into one strong signal so we can stream from remote locations where one internet source alone might not be strong enough. That is why most of our couples opt for a traditional live stream to a dedicated web page. But with us, at least you have the option! There is no additional fee for to us to use Zoom for your wedding however it is subject to acceptable network speeds at your venue. We do, however, offer the ability to incorporate your remote VIP guests into your Wedding Ceremony using Zoom while still streaming to a separate CDN for a Higher Quality live stream. See the next FAQ!
Can we interact with a remote guest (parent/grandparent) live during our Ceremony?
Yes! It took us several weeks to figure out how to make it work but we did it! It's actually FAR more challenging than we expected to live stream a Zoom call and then incorporate that interaction into the live stream mix as well as the PA system at your venue without hearing the echo or feedback but we figured it out. So yes, we do offer our new "Zoom/Interactive" add-on above where we can have select VIP members actively participate in your Wedding from thousands of miles away provided your venue meets the necessary bandwidth requirements to make it happen. Contact Us with your ideas and we'll tell you how we can make it happen!
Our ceremony is not amplified. Will our guests be able to hear us?
Absolutely. First and foremost we are a professional Wedding Videography company who has shot over 400 weddings. We have multiple wireless mics and several audio recorders which we can run into our A/V switcher so everything will look and sound great. Even if your Ceremony is NOT amplified, your guests watching at home will be able to hear every word. When it comes to live streaming, clear audio is actually almost more important than the video for keeping your viewers engaged. Need a basic amplified speaker/mic setup? We can cover that too with our new "Amplified Audio Setup" in our add-on section above.
Does you package above cover only the Ceremony or can we film/stream additional "Main Events"?
We can cover anything you'd like. Our base Live Stream Only Package that you see above covers just the Ceremony no matter how short it is, all the way up to a 90 minute Ceremony (contact us if it's longer than that). It's the same rate for a short ceremony as it is for a longer one. And yes, we can absolutely film and/or live stream additional "Main Events" like a First Dance, and/or Toasts, and/or Dances w/ Parents, and/or Cake Cutting. We charge an hourly rate of $300/hour to film those additional formalities and they will be fully edited included (in their entirety) in your Full Wedding Video. For parts of the day that are not "Main Events" see the next FAQ below. If we are streaming additional "main events", we work with our couples on how to make that whole process a smooth transition for your guests watching remotely from home.
How much is it for you to cover non-main-events like Getting Ready, or a First Look, or shots of the Bride/Groom together after the Ceremony?
Although the Live Stream Only package was created for streaming "Main Events" only, it's understandable that many couples would like additional footage of their big day that's NOT live streamed. Before Covid hit, we would shoot 40 weddings a year and ALL of those packages were full-coverage Wedding Videography packages that started with getting ready coverage and ended with dancing at the end of the night. We were there for 8-12 hours on average. See our Highlight Videos for examples! But because of the pandemic, the days are typically shorter and couples are asking for more custom packages so we've created a price point for everything. If this gets confusing, please contact us and we'll break it all down for you. If time/location permits*, we can add coverage (not streamed live) of other parts of the day that are not "Main Events" for the following rates: First Look Only - $150, Girls Prep (includes First Look if applicable): $400, Girls & Guys Prep + First Look (if applicable): $600, Photo Session/Romantic Shots of The Couple: $150. These portions of the day will be edited into separate montages in your Full Length Video only that you receive as part of your Live Stream Package. They are usually not streamed live. If you are interested in having us edit a separate 3-5 minute Highlight Video, then we include the "Photo Session/Romantic Shots" for free. See the next FAQ for those rates. *Our Live Stream set up takes 1.5-2 hours so we're only able to film other parts of the day IF we can still have time for our set up. One location only. Please contact us for rates on multiple locations for live stream packages.
How much is it if we wanted to get a short Highlight Video of our Live Stream?
We can absolutely make this happen! While the basic Live Stream Only package above includes a Digital Master copy of your Full Ceremony and any other "Main Events" we're asked to film (which we RE-EDIT after the wedding using the original, higher quality, in-camera recordings), some couples want an additional Highlight Video as well! We have dozens of examples of our Highlight Videos on our HIGHLIGHT VIDEOS page. Those 7-9 min Highlight Videos you see on that page are all included as part of our larger and more "all-inclusive" full coverage Wedding Videography Packages where we cover everything from getting ready to the end of the night! Contact Us for our traditional Wedding Videography rates. Rates for adding a 3-5 min. Highlight Video to a Live Stream Only Package vary depending on how much content we're editing in post, but they typically start at $800 for a short Highlight of just the Ceremony and go up from there depending on how much we're covering. Approximately 30 minutes of photo session/romantic shots of the bride/groom together are included at no extra when you opt for a Highlight Video! We ask that you let us know PRIOR to the Wedding if this is an option you are thinking of getting because we'll want to shoot extra footage beyond your "main events". A lot more time goes into editing any additional videos in post compared to the amount of time we spend filming an event, so we charge accordingly. In general, we are able to keep our Live Stream Only packages at a reasonably low price because there is limited post work beyond the "Main Events" that are streamed live. A one minute "Social Media" or "Instagram" Highlight Video is $400 alone or an extra $200 if you purchase a Highlight Video. If this was all really confusing, no worries, just contact us and we'll talk you through everything :)