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Old March 20th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #16
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I no longer differentiate, we shoot all our packages in HD so everyone gets a HD version of their wedding. So my sentiment echos everyone else's, I would just do it and give it to him as a gift (the HD version that is).
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #17
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(A.)Fast forward to the present, the wedding is a week an 1/2 away and the video was clearly left as an after thought:

(B.)#2: They did not include their arrival and getting dressed in the original time allotment. I informed them that it would be a small increase for the extra time. He says he would like it covered but can't afford it, so just start an the original slotted time.

(C.) As other couples have told me, they will regret not having the entire day covered.
Any ideas on how to handle this delicate situation?
(A.) I agree with folks who say to always use your agreement/contract with friends even if the cost is only going to be $20 USD. Then at least they know exactly what is happening, and you will be there.

(B.) IMO, the getting dressed portion (when even applicable) is not film worthy and I only do it if asked. I don't know who dreamed filming this part up. Now many have bought into it, just none of my typically older 35-40 clients. Why don't we also cover their getting undressed too?

(C.) They will most likely love whatever they get. Don't worry about it.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 12:50 PM   #18
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(B.) IMO, the getting dressed portion (when even applicable) is not film worthy and I only do it if asked. I don't know who dreamed filming this part up. Now many have bought into it, just none of my typically older 35-40 clients. Why don't we also cover their getting undressed too?
I completely see your point, I mean none of those who are considered the best in our industry would even dream of wasting their time shooting such boring and useless stuff like the prep.
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Old March 25th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #19
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Just do it.... As for the bridal prep why not... Brides drool at the prep footage and it makes for a better film - especially if you are looking to showcase HD. If you are not editing the bridal prep into the film your nuts. Upsell the footage, if they donít bite include it anyway as added value- pay it forward.

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Old March 26th, 2009, 02:18 AM   #20
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I completely see your point, I mean none of those who are considered the best in our industry would even dream of wasting their time shooting such boring and useless stuff like the prep.
hehehe all kidding aside (in case you cannot tell).....

If you havent' seen Mark & Trish, Stillmotion, Jason M., etc etc.... the best money shots are from the prep! Why? Because you have a chance to stage some very impressive shots!
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Old March 26th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #21
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This thread reminds me of an old saying....

"It's better to make a friend out of a business associate, than a business associate out of a friend."

The message being that friendships can be ruined over business dealings.

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