Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been shooting video?
Since 2002. I started out shooting and editing short films. I started Barone Digital Media in 2014 doing primarily family portraits and private parties. In 2015, I shot my first wedding.
Do you shoot and edit all your weddings?
Short Answer: NO AND YES!
Long Answer: I DO edit every single one of my weddings, however I do have a select few dedicated shooters that work for me. I shoot about 98% of them alongside a second shooter but in the case that I become unavailable due to family, sickness, emergencies, or any unforeseen event, I do replace with one MY DEDICATED shooters. I NEVER replace with someone outside of my company.
Do you also offer photography?
I do not. I'd like to think that focusing on only one trade would make me better at my craft. I had dabbled in photography for a few years, but I never fell in love with it.
Are you available for our date?
We are constantly booking on a first come, first serve basis! We take a limited amount of weddings per year as to not burn us out and so that we can give every couple the attention they deserve. The best way to see if we are available for your big day is to send us a message!
How much are your packages?
I offer a single $2,100 package that includes just about everything you would want. I've always felt that YOU deserve the best, so why pay extra for your own memories.
How long will my video be?
Every couple receives their full ceremony in its entirety. If your ceremony is 1 hour long, the video of your ceremony will be 1 hour long. If it is 15 minutes long, your ceremony video will be 15 minutes long. Your highlight video will be anywhere from about 5 to 10 minutes long. Typically, if you write your own vows, do a first look, have amazing speeches and toasts, have many 'events' scheduled for your reception, then your highlight film will usually be on the longer end. If your ceremony is 15 minutes long, you don't write your own vows, your best man and maid of honor each give a 30 second speech, you don't do any first looks, and you only dance at the reception, then your video will most likely be on the shorter side.
Can we choose our own music?
No, unfortunately. I am legally bound to use music that we pay a fee to use. Generally speaking, 'popular' and/or 'mainstream' songs cost lots of money to be able to use legally, and couples usually don't want to have to pay that fee. Also, I like to use as much spoken word audio from your day and I don't want a song that has lyrics to compete to be heard over your spoken words from your day. With that said, I tend to use instrumental or lyrical songs that I can control, for our videos. Lastly, every couple is different and their day is special. The way your day 'flows' combined with how I shot it really plays a huge part in the music that we choose for your video. Sometimes it's slow and romantic while other times it's very fast and highly energetic. I spend a lot of time looking for that perfect song that fits the vibe of your day.
Do you offer raw footage?
I do not.
How do you accept payments?
I accept check and cash.
Can you use your drone during our wedding?
Yes! There are some restrictions when it comes to flying my drone. I cannot fly indoors. I cannot fly within 5 miles of an airport or a prison. And I will not fly in inclement weather. Other than that, any chance I canget that drone up in the air, I'm game!
How/when will I receive my video?
I put your videos on a usb thumb drive and mail it to you.. Your highlight film gets uploaded to youtube so you can share it with friends and family. My goal for final delivery is 8-16 weeks.
What is your covid cancellation/reschedule policy?
I try to be as flexible as possible during these times while also being fair and realistic. With that said, if you have to reschedule your date and we are available on your new date, we simply just move along with you to your new date with no extra fees. If you flat out cancel your date, you lose your $100 retainer fee. If you move your date to a date that we are already booked, you lose it as well. Also, we can not and will not be expected to go against any laws or executive orders that are put in place by any local/federal governing agencies. If you are knowingly going forward with your wedding day and you are over capacity (or whatever violation you choose to break), we will not be in attendance with you and you will forfeit your retainer fee and will not receive any video product from us.
Also, it is unfortunate that during these times, we have had venues lie to couples and tell them that they are 'allowed' to hold events when they legally are not able to. The golf course that you are getting married at is not classified as a 'church/religious location' just because you are having a wedding there. Your reception venue is not classified as a restaurant just because they will be serving food to you that day. We are way more concerned about the health and safety of you and your guests (as well as ourselves), and we are taking the covid regulations seriously. Trust us, we want to be with you on your special day, but we value the well-being of everyone involved above all else.