Lovereel: Wedding Videography FAQ


Lovereel aim to keep the entire wedding videography and photography process as simple as possible whilst providing an incredible service that won’t break your budget. Should you have any questions, we hope we’re able to answer them here for you.

Booking questions

  • Do we need 1 or 2 videographers?

    1 videographer, 2 cameras.

    Most of our weddings have been filmed by only 1 videographer. When only 1 videographer is booked, we’ll always try to use a two-camera setup during the wedding ceremony and reception speeches (one manned, one unmanned on a tripod), and 1 camera for all other parts of the day, e.g., preparations, photoshoot, etc.

    Preparations (1 videographer).

    If you’ve booked 1 videographer, and you want your preparations captured, and they’re happening in the exact same location as your ceremony, our start time must be a minimum of 3 hours prior to your ceremony start time (1 hour for each of you, 1 hour for ceremony setup). If there is any travel required between your preparations and ceremony locations, please allow additional time and overcompensate in case of traffic, etc.

    Preparations (2 videographers).

    If it’s seeming as though 1 videographer won’t be enough to capture your preparations because of how you’ve already planned your day, i.e., you are both getting ready at the same time and in different locations, then it's safest to book a 2nd videographer. This way, they can split up in the morning to capture your preparations, and only 1 of them will need to arrive on-site at your ceremony location 1 hour early for ceremony setup.

    When else should we consider booking 2 videographers?

    Small venue—If your wedding is going to be in a very small venue, then the safest option is to book 2 videographers, so that we can have 2 manned cameras roaming about the place in order to capture the most important things. With only 1 videographer in a small venue, you can imagine the difficulties we might face when our videographer is moving about with the 1st camera, whilst the 2nd camera is unmanned on a tripod, e.g., someone/something is likely to obstruct the view, the camera or tripod might get knocked/bumped, or there may not even be enough space to set up the tripod in the first place. Often it’s not even possible for our videographer to get back and check on the tripod camera because he’s already busy filming something else important that’s happening elsewhere. Here’s an example of a wedding we captured in a small venue with 2 videographers:

    Lots of guests / cultural & traditional elements—If there’s going to be lots of cultural and traditional elements, or if you’re going to have a lot of guests, and you want the best possible chance of having us capture them on video, then it’s a great idea to book 2 videographers, so that we can be in two places at once, capturing two distinct different angles simultaneously.

    More footage—Having a 2nd videographer also means you'll be receiving lots of extra raw footage from us, as we’ll be capturing many different camera angles throughout the day, all of which will surely spice up your wedding film (if you're getting one).

  • Do you offer photography?

    Yes. Head on over to our photography page for more info.

  • Can you work alongside our chosen photographer?

    Yes. We’ve worked with many photographers over the years and many have become our good friends whom we work with regularly.

  • Do you take last minute bookings?

    Yes. Contact us ASAP to find out if we’re available for your wedding.

  • Can you live-stream our wedding?

    Yes, we can! Head on over to our live-stream page for examples and more info. Limited dates available!

  • What types of weddings have you done?

    All sorts of indoor / outdoor weddings including: Aussie weddings, Hindu weddings, Indian weddings, Sri Lankan weddings, Jewish weddings, Christian weddings, Greek weddings, Macedonian weddings, elopements and more.

  • How do we book Lovereel?

    Contact us and we’ll send you a link to a booking portal.

  • What parts of our wedding day will you cover?

    During the time we’re with you we'll be capturing all your usual wedding festivities as well as any other surprises or specials requests you might have in store. This may include the bride and groom preparations, wedding ceremony, photoshoots, cultural traditions and customs, tea ceremonies, lawn games, performances, fireworks, reception formalities i.e. bridal party and newlyweds entrance, speeches, cake cutting, first dance, father daughter dance, bouquet and garter toss, newlyweds send-off, the list goes on...

    In short, we’ll have our eyes and ears open all day, ready to capture all of the moments you’ll cherish forever, including any spontaneous ‘priceless’ moments.

  • How many coverage hours do we need?

    You're probably wondering, how long do I really need a videographer and photographer for? Well, we put together a handy guide to help you work out how many coverage hours you'll need us for on your wedding day. Contact us and we’ll email this guide to you.

  • How much do your wedding packages cost?

    Contact us and we’ll email you our pricing guide.

  • What deposit is required to secure our wedding date?

    Only a $500 deposit is required to secure your booking with us.

  • Do you have any payment plans available?

    You can opt in for a monthly payment plan, making it a whole lot easier to budget. Or, you can pay the remainder 3 months prior to your wedding date. It's your choice.

  • Can we upgrade our package later on?

    All of our packages can be upgraded anytime, meaning you don’t have to commit to getting everything done all at once.

  • When will we receive our package after the wedding is done?

    You can expect to receive everything within 3 months of your wedding date but often much sooner (busy-season delivery times will be closer to 3 months out).

Team questions

  • Who will be our wedding videographer and/or photographer once we book Lovereel?

    While we can’t say exactly which of our shooters will be capturing your wedding until closer the date, we are a small, tight-knit team of passionate videographers and photographers who have worked together for years. We know how to shoot weddings with poise and professionalism—and we’re invested in the stories we capture and the couples we work with.

  • Who will be editing our wedding films and photos?

    Our editing team includes Lovereel co-founder, Kat, and her sister. We think it’s important that the people who edit your film have a personal connection with you in order to effectively stitch together a story that’s true to you.

  • Who can we chat to about our wedding?

    Lovereel co-founder, Chris, will be your point of contact leading up to your wedding day—and we wouldn’t have it any other way. As a founder, it’s incredibly important to Chris that he gets to know you—and personally answer your questions and provide the honest insight you’re seeking along the way.

  • Do you outsource your work?

    We never outsource editing work or bring along a shooter we’re not familiar with.

Wedding film and raw footage questions

  • What is raw footage?

    Raw footage is all of the unedited video and audio captured throughout your wedding day.

    You'll receive all of the original, unedited video and audio files copied directly from our cameras and audio recorders. It will be provided to you as many separate files of various lengths, all organised and filed sequentially, and can be used to get a film edited in the future.

    We'll also combine it all into one long unedited video per camera and convert it into a universally friendly format for easy viewing on any modern TV or computer.

    Audio may not be available if we were filming in slow motion, or if someone involved with the wedding specifically asked us not to record audio.

  • What about the raw footage video quality?

    We film in 4K unless we’re filming slo-mo where only 1080p is possible. Typically we only capture a little bit of slo-mo anyway.

  • What video editing options or film types do you offer?

    Visit our pricing page for a full breakdown on this.

  • What about the audio quality?

    We’ll be capturing audio at all times using our on-camera microphones. For the more important moments such as the wedding ceremony and reception speeches, we’ll switch to recording professional audio using our wireless microphones and/or backup audio recorders.

    For the wedding ceremony, we’d typically attach a wireless mic to the main mic in use. Additionally, we also like to attach a wireless mic to the groom or celebrant.

    For the reception speeches we’d typically attach a wireless mic to the main mic in use or plug directly into the DJ’s audio system.

    We may also use backup audio recorders whenever we feel it’s needed.

  • Will you host our wedding films online?

    Yes, on YouTube. We’ll provide you with a link when your films are finished.

  • Do you provide all of the unedited raw video footage and audio?

    Yes. Every package comes with the raw video footage and audio, unedited, bloopers and all.

  • Can we order the raw footage only?

    Yes. Also, the raw footage can be used to get a wedding film edited later on if you choose to.

  • What are the major differences between a Short Film and a Highlight Film?

    Our Short Films are approx. 5mins whilst our Highlight Films are approx. 3mins. Short Films include audio narrative from the day as well as some ambience i.e. cheers, laughter, the clinking of glasses, etc. Highlight Films only include some ambience. Both include music too. The best way to understand these differences is to see for yourself. Here’s an example of a Short Film and a Highlight Film both captured at the very same wedding.

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