Q: How does the pricing menu above work?
A: Simple. You start with what we call "The Essentials" located in the grey box on the top left of the pricing menu. Then, just check the green check mark to ADD any of the options you see on the left column to your package or the red x to REMOVE an option from that package and your package price will adjust accordingly. Fill out the top info (name and email) and hit submit at the bottom when you're all done and it will send us that information. You can still change your options later, but this gives us a good idea of what you are looking for before we meet up in person and secure your date, etc. We also have a pre-built "Complete Package" that has been our #1 package for the last 6 years and will give you the best coverage and the best video. You save $300 by selecting this package vs. building the exact same package with the first "Custom Package" option. You can still take a couple things away from it to save even more, or add onto it if you'd like, but it's pre-built to be awesome. If you choose to add our Photography option to either package it will knock 10% off your Videography package plus we throw in 2 extra hours of photography coverage! You'll see the 3 photography packages at the bottom of the pricing menu. They're all awesome and a GREAT deal too! Our photography team is led by Danielle who is the wife of Jamie, the owner and lead videographer and editor for All Because He Asked. This Husband and Wife photo/video team makes things fun and easy for everyone.
Q: After clicking "Submit" on one of the packages above, are we locked into that package?
A: No. Not at all. This pricing menu above simply gives you the opportunity to let us know what you are looking for. That's it. You are not obligated to go with that package. Clicking submit simply emails us your preferences, just so we know. That's it. You can change it 100 times after you click submit if you'd like. This is just giving us an idea of what you are looking for. Then when we meet up in person we can discuss all the options before we put it all into a contract and secure your date with a deposit.
Q: What is the difference between the two packages above?
A: The package on the left is fully customizable. You start with The Essentials and add the features you'd like from the left column until you find the perfect combination of coverage and pricing that works for you. The package on the right is pre-built in a way that saves you money (it saves you $300 vs. if you try to build that same package on your own with the customizable package on the left!) and gives you our most recommended combination of coverage options. Our "Complete Package" has been a staple of our company since 2011 and has been our #1 package since 2013. Simply put...it's what we do best. You can go about your wedding day stress-free knowing you won't miss a thing because we got you covered. There are two removable options in the "Complete Package" that you can take away to save even more if you'd like. There are also a handful of options you can add on to that package as well.
Q: Do you offer any discounts?
A: Yes! If you add any one of the three Photography options to your Videography Package above, then you will save 10% off your Videography Package. Why the discount? Because it's my wife's photography company and she's awesome and shooting with her is always so much fun!!! Contact us for more info on this if you think you might be interested. This is the ONLY discount we offer at this time. Unlike many Videographers who price their packages slightly higher giving them room to discount various features, we prefer a more straight forward approach to our packages and package options. No discounts (outside of our photo+video combo deal), and no additional/hidden fees. Simple. Straight forward. Couples also often ask us about possible discounts in typically slower times of the year but because we shoot and edit literally year around, there really is no "slow season" for us. Other newer companies might offer discounts during these times in order to stay busy, but we don't because every month is a busy one for us. Hope that all makes sense. Visit www.DanielleandDeanne.com
for photography samples.
Q: Can we purchase a "Signature Couples Video" without getting wedding coverage?
A: Yes. Our popular "Signature" Couples Videos are $1350 as an add-on to our Complete Package. However, if you only want the Couples Video, and no wedding coverage, it's $1950. So what is the Signature Couples Video
you ask? Think of it as possibly the best entertainment you and your guests might have all night. It's the hilarious PREQUEL to your wedding craziness. It's our "secret weapon" that no one EVER sees coming and because of that, you and your guests will love it. Remember, it's a surprise for the couple too as our wedding couples see their Signature Couples Video for the first time ever at their Reception! Keeps it exciting for all.
Q: How many videos do your packages include?
A: Our packages include TWO fully edited videos (unless you get an additional "Signature Couples Video" and then you get 3 videos). You get a "Highlight Video" and a fully edited "Full Length Video". The Complete Package above comes with the upgraded Full Length Video AND the upgraded longer 7-9 minute Highlight Video. Both of those add-ons make the video much more enjoyable to watch and we're able to add in a lot more detail. As for the 3rd video, if you don't know what our "Signature Couples Video" is, go to our Signature Couples Video
link on our main site...it's awesome and I promise it's totally unlike anything you probably have seen at a wedding.
Q: Do you guys offer PHOTOGRAPHY along with your Videography Packages?
A: So while All Because He Asked specializes in only Wedding Videography, I'm now proud to announce that we have finally teamed up with another photographer and even offer generous discounts when couples combine our services! So who is this amazing team? Well it's none other than my beautiful wife and her amazing twin sister! She's been behind the last 10+ years of success for All Because He Asked, having shot video with us in dozens of weddings across the country, and I finally was able to convince her to take her amazing photography talents to the wedding world. And not only are her rates FANTASTIC for what they offer, but we'll also be offering pretty substantial discounts when couples combine our services with hers. You save money, get great coverage, and we get to shoot together and have fun at your wedding...everyone wins! Plus we're able to combine our services into one contract and one payment so it's even less stress for you! Please visit www.DanielleandDeanne.com
for photography samples and more. Everyone has their style preference, so if you are looking for a larger list of experienced photographers, by all means just let me know and I'll be happy to send you a list of several more photographers we love working with. 10+ years is a lot of weddings and we've been fortunate to have met some great photographers along the way.
Q: What is the deposit and what forms of payment do you accept?
A: While check and venmo are the most common form of payment, we also accept payments via Paypal & Square. There are no fees for paying by check or Venmo (bank to bank transfers). If you'd like to pay by credit card, there's often a small fee of around 3% for using any of those services. I wish there was a way around that, but unfortunately there's none that we know of when it comes to paying by credit card. The deposit is usually is 50% upfront to secure the date with the rest due on or before the wedding date. If you wanna pay by cash you're welcome to do that. There's no discounts for paying that way though. One day we hope that someone pays us in all cash and does so by bringing it to us in a black suitcase like they do in the movies. That would be awesome.
Q: The guys are getting ready really close to the girls, can you just take a few shots of that without us having to add that option to our package?
A: Unfortunately, no. In order to get any shots of the guys getting ready, you must select the "Guys Prep Coverage & Montage" option above. There are a number of reasons for this. However, not to worry. If you don't select the Guys Prep option above, we'll make sure to get a good amount of coverage of the guys once the bridesmaids and groomsman are all together. That way your Full Video is more balanced and not so slanted towards the girls since we will have been with the girls all day covering them getting ready, etc.
Q: Wait, you guys can actually stream our Wedding LIVE online?!
A: Yes! We stream in HD too! We offer several live stream options ranging from $250 and up (see the FAQ above for more info on the differences). We've been streaming live for several years now and we do it on a level that most Wedding Videographers wouldn't even consider. Because of the latest advancements in technology, we can now stream live in HD from just about anywhere with our new wireless live streaming capabilities! We use the cameras we shoot your actual wedding video with to stream live online so it looks and sounds amazing. From simple single camera live stream coverage to a full multi-camera live stream switch in HD, we have everything you need to reach those that cannot make it to your wedding. We take pride in being one of the top live streaming wedding videography companies in all of Southern California. Contact us for more info on this.
Q: Is tax included in the pricing above or is it extra?
A: Tax is already included in all the prices above. There are really no additional hidden fees of any kind.
Q: Are there any travel fees?
A: There are no travel fees for any weddings within 100 miles of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. That means that any weddings in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, etc. do NOT have any travel fees. Weddings outside of 100 miles have a small travel fee. For out of state weddings, we ask that you contact us and we'll work with you on a reasonable travel arrangement that works for everyone.
Q: Do you offer the raw footage in addition to your edited videos?
A: The short answer is: Yes. The long answer is: We don't really recommend it. Why? Because we believe that the best wedding videos are the way they are because of great editing. People often think their raw footage might have some shots that aren't in the full videos. While that may be the case with other companies, it's not really the case with us because of how we shoot and how much we put in your videos. Your Highlight Videos and Full Length Videos that you get from us are not skimpy and if you select the upgraded versions of each video above, then they are packed with all the details and coverage you'd hope. And frankly, our style of shooting is meant to be processed and edited, so watching it raw would be not so fun. If it looks good, it'll make the cut I promise. But again, if you'd like the raw footage still (in addition to your Wedding Package), we do offer it.
Q: Do you guys do Same Day Edits?
A: Our FAQ page
on our main site answers this question in more detail but the short answer is...not really because we offer something FAR better. :)
Q: How do we know if you are available on our wedding date?
A: The best way to reach us is by filling out the blanks at the top of this pricing page and selecting your preferred package and then click SUBMIT at the bottom of that package, OR, you can reach us through our simple email form on our Contact page. We respond right away and will let you know if we are available on your wedding date. We don't book more than one wedding per day so even if you are "thinking" about it, it's best to contact us as soon as possible. We'll then set up a time to meet with you guys in person so you can make a more informed decision on who you'd like to shoot your wedding video.
Q: I'm a USC graduate, what does that mean for us and pricing?
A: The owner of All Because He Asked is a UCLA graduate so be prepared to pay double for your wedding videography coverage. And if you have the USC marching band show up at your Reception, be prepared to have him film them only from the neck down just out of spite. ;) Hehe. Kidding.
Q: I'm bored and would like to read really long explanations about your shooting style and thoughts on weddings, where can I find that?
A: Okay, so no one has ever really asked us this, but you can read more on our general FAQ page on our site. Click on the site menu at the top and then FAQ page for all this long-winded goodness.