Hiring a Videographer for Portland & Destination Weddings Moving Pictures

What’s the filmmaking process like?

First, we want to get to know each of you and learn your story. In doing so, we can create a film that is the most authentically you that it can be. Since each of our films are metic­u­lously handcrafted, we limit our pro­duc­tion num­ber each year. This gives us more time with each individual client and gives us more time to create not only a film but a piece of art. Pack­ages are gen­er­ally tai­lored to the individual, but a typ­i­cal approach to our pop­u­lar pack­ages includes full-day cov­er­age with two cinematographers. We also offer same-day edits and extended pre-wedding coverage.

If you make time to visit the stu­dio, we can take you through every­thing we do in per­son.


How do we reserve our date?

Reserving your date couldn’t be simpler. We do everything online, so once you review your package and accept the terms of your agreement, you’ll sign it electronically and send in your retainer. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Discover. Alternatively, you could mail a check to our studio. The retainer fee is $1500 which secures your date and gets you one step closer to your film!

It’s first come first serve.


We don’t want a production made of our wedding day. How are you able to get all these moments without us or our guests noticing?

Moving Pictures takes a fly-on-the-wall approach when it comes to capturing your day. You’ll actu­ally notice your pho­tog­ra­pher more than you’ll notice us! We don’t set up shots, and we don’t have cam­eras in anyone’s face, so there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. We’ve actually lost count with how many times clients have mentioned they barely noticed us on the day.


How far do you travel and will it cost us extra?

We travel all over the world. In addi­tion to film­ing wed­dings all over the United States from coast to coast, we’ve been to Mex­ico, Aus­tralia, Belize, and Hawaii, so we’ll go wher­ever you’ll have us! If the event is outside of the Portland metropolitan area, we do ask that you cover our travel expenses which will be built into your package.


How long does it take to get back our wedding film?

Something we pride ourselves in at Moving Pictures is that we get your film back to you sooner than anyone else. If you do your home­work, you’ll find that most stu­dios take between 9 and 12 months to get your film back to you. We feel that is unac­cept­able. We cre­ate your wed­ding film and deliver it to you and your fam­ily between 3 and 5 months depending on when in the wedding season your date falls on. Typically, we deliver your film on a custom USB flash drive, but we do have DVDs or Blu-Rays available for purchase as well.


Do you offer photography as well?

No, we don’t, but we can rec­om­mend some amaz­ing pho­tog­ra­phers that we work with fre­quently that are just as good at their craft as we are with ours. We want to focus on what we do best: telling your stories; and we don’t want to water down your cin­ema or photo expe­ri­ence by try­ing to offer both. Let us know if you need some rec­om­men­da­tions.

Photo by Kimberly Kay Photography

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