TRINIDAD PHOTOGRAPHERS & CINEMATOGRAPHERS
What is cinematography and how does it differ from videography?
When you watch a homemade video versus a movie, there is a distinct difference. The reason is because videography simply captures everything with a fixed lens camera while cinematography is creative and uses a lot of different gear, lenses and angles to tell a visually appealing story.
With videography you will get a long 2 hours video while cinematography is edited to give you a film that engages the emotions of the viewer. Videography captures a wide shot of everything that is going on in the reception while cinematography will capture the groom as he speaks with one camera while another camera will focus on the bride’s reaction as she cries. Both footage will be edited to show the bride and groom’s reaction to each other during the speech.
You will not get this from videography which will simply capture everything in one angle.Cinematography is an artform that blends creativity with storytelling.
Do you offer cinematography?
Yes, we do! We offer High Definition Cinematography shot on both DSLR and Professional Video Gear.
Do you offer a third cinematographer?
For even more coverage, a third cinematographer is available at an additional cost. Please message us so that we can send you a quotation.
What is the length of the final wedding film?
The length of time can range from 20 minutes to 45 minutes depending on your preference.
Can I get the raw unedited footage?
If you like, you can have the raw footage on a Flash Drive. It’s yours, you’ve paid for it.
How long before I get my wedding film?
You will get your film within 3 months. If it is peak season and there is a delay, we will inform you of such.
What is your style?
Most of our coverage is photojournalistic in which we capture the events as they
occur. It is an accurate representation of the events as they unfold. Every smile, laugh or tear you see is real and not staged.
Do you do traditional posed portraits as well?
Yes, we shoot traditional posed portraits of the family and bridal party at every wedding since these are the only pictures you may have with your friends and families. Additionally, after the ceremony we take posed portraits of the bridal party and try to make it look as natural as possible.
How many photographers will be at my wedding?
Packages come with two photographers. One will be with the bride and another will be with the groom.
Do you have an assistant?
Generally, yes.We need an assistant to set up video lights and wireless flash and softbox. We are unable to do it ourself since we will be shooting. It is also necessary to have someone to hold umbrellas when we’re doing the portraits of the bride and groom outside.
How many photos will I get?
For an average wedding you will get approximately 600 images.
Are the images edited?
Every images delivered to you has been edited. We do not deliver unedited images.
Are the raw unedited images available to me?
Raw unedited images are not available for viewing or purchase. It’s simply a raw material and not the final product.
Can I have all the images taken?
While this has been asked many times, only the images selected for delivery are available. Images that are discarded are duplicates and shots that are otherwise unusable such as someone with closed eyes or flash did not fire etc. Trust me, you don't want these.
Can I have a black and white image in colour?
Most black and white images have a similar picture in colour. I have started doing this since some brides ask. Other than that, the answer is no. However, if you prefer less black and white images please let me know.
How long before I get my images?
Images are delivered within 3 months.
Can you hold a date for me?
I’m afraid I cannot hold a date for you unless the 50% downpayment is made. Only then will your date be secured. I accept bookings on a first come / first serve basis.
How soon should I book you?
As soon as possible since I cannot hold a date for you otherwise. We get clients from one (1) year in advance and if I’m available three (3) months prior to the event.
If we’re running late, will you stay later than scheduled?
Yes, my standard hourly rate will apply and I will continue only with your permission and approval.
What are your payment terms?
Payment terms are 50% down with the signing of the contract and 50% two weeks prior to the wedding.
COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP
Who owns the copyright to the photography and cinematography?
As is standard in the industry, we own the copyright to all materials created by us. As such, you have non-commercial reproductive rights of the material. This is the same for ALL photographers and videographers.
I would like to own the copyright to my pictures and film. Is this possible?
Yes, it is.If you like, you can purchase the copyright to the material at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.
Will you be posting the photos and films online?
Yes we will! It is part of our marketing strategy that enables us to showcase our work and thus, get new clients.
What if I don’t want my images posted online?
Then you would have to purchase the copyright at an additional cost. In this way, you own the copyright and not us.
Do we need to feed you and your staff?
Yes, you do since we are unable to leave your wedding to go for lunch.
Are friends and family allowed to take pictures?
Of course they are! I understand that it takes at least three (3) months for you to get your photos and film and these are all you have in the meantime. However, I ask that they not get in the way of us doing our job. We have a lot of footage both photos and video in which friends and family members were in front of the camera blocking the shot.
TRAVEL & DESTINATION WEDDINGS
Do you travel for weddings?
Of course! Destination weddings are our absolute favourites! However, the additional cost of airfare and accommodation will apply.
Trinidad and Tobago Wedding Photographers