Beautiful Life Films & Photography is unique to the Asheville wedding industry because we're an experienced husband/wife duo who offers complete coverage wedding films and cinematic trailers, together with elegant wedding photography, all in one package, all created and edited in-house.
How much do your services cost?
Our packages are customized to fit your needs, and crafted from our examples below. Do you have multiple locations? Want us to fly the drone? Want to add in a story-telling overlay? It's always best to arrange a phone call so we can find out more about you, your big day, and answer all your questions! Then we can create a package that fulfills your vision. (Special pricing for weekdays and off-season dates, 5% Military discount.)
We offer a variety of packages: videography only, photography only, and film + photo combined.
Photography + Videography
The Definitive: For film, a 3-4 minute cinematic wedding trailer with licensed music shareable on social media, plus a full-length, documentary-style film delivered on a custom USB (45 minutes - 1 hour long), featuring complete ceremony coverage and all main events, with professionally captured audio and multiple camera angles; For photo, a minimum of 600 edited photos with printing rights, available to download in an online gallery and delivered on a custom USB. James and Kate, plus an assistant, will be with you for 9 consecutive hours.
The Premium: For film, a 6–8-minute cinematic wedding film with licensed music for sharing online, featuring ceremony and main event highlights, professionally captured audio, and multiple cameras angles, delivered on a custom USB; For photo, a minimum of 600 edited photos with printing rights, available to download in an online gallery and delivered on a custom USB. James and Kate, plus an assistant, will be with you for 8 consecutive hours.
Are you eloping in these beautiful mountains?
The Getaway: This is a photo + film package, weekdays only. For film, a 2-3 minute cinematic highlight film with licensed music, professionally captured audio, shareable online, and delivered on USB; For photo, 200 edited photos with printing rights, available in an online photo gallery and on USB. James will film and Kate will photograph for 3 hours.
The Works: 2 photographers, minimum 700 edited photos with printing rights, available to download in an online gallery and delivered on a custom USB. James and Kate will capture your day for 8 consecutive hours. Additional hours can be added as needed, and customized photo album add-on is available.
Looking for a cinematic film to share online?
The Standard:A 6–8-minute cinematic wedding film with licensed music for sharing online, featuring ceremony and main event highlights, professionally captured audio, and multiple cameras; PLUS, the complete ceremony with light edits on a custom USB. James and an assistant will document your day for 7 consecutive hours.
Do you want to see the big picture, from beginning to end?
The Classic:This is a full-coverage package! It offers a 3–4-minute cinematic wedding trailer with licensed music shareable on social media, plus a full-length, documentary-style film delivered on a custom USB (45 minutes - 1 hour long) featuring complete ceremony coverage and all main events, with professionally captured audio and multiple camera angles. James and a second will be with you for 8 consecutive hours.
Why should we get videography? Is it too intrusive?
In retrospect, most people wish they had a wedding film to remember their day. We definitely do! Some people even choose to save it until their first wedding anniversary! Video captures so many moments and words that we want to remember. Your wedding day is a blur of emotions, and wedding films offer an artistic, timeless playback for all the events you don't want to forget, moments you might have missed, memories of your loved ones, and something your friends and family can enjoy, especially if they couldn't be with you.
We're a husband and wife team. We love working together, and we work well with other wedding professionals! We try to have fun, and put our clients at ease, so we do our best not to be intrusive. Most of our clients tell us that their guests didn't even realize we were filming, and that's just how we like it.
How do you handle film AND photography? What would that look like on my wedding day?
Like we said, we work really well together! We're both proficient in cinematography and photography, and can do either as needed, though one of us will be dedicated to photo, and one to film, for most of the day. We'll bring on 1 - 2 assistants for the ceremony and reception, who can also work either photo or video. One of the great benefits of booking both with us is the continuity of product. We use the same type of DSLR cameras to film and photograph, and maintain the same style in editing.
We'll schedule two consultations with you before the wedding, a month out, and two weeks out, to create a fluid timeline for the day.
What's your turnaround time?
We know you're excited to see your film, or look at your pictures and revisit the best. day. ever! We also want to make sure we have enough time to do our best work for you. The majority of our time is spent editing, and when it's wedding season, we can get pretty busy. But we'll always have your highlight film to you within 30 days, and full-length films within 90 days. For photos, you'll have access to your complete wedding gallery online within 4 weeks. You can download those right away at high resolution, and we'll also send them to you on a custom USB.
Can we pick our own music?
Since the highlight films are shared online, we only use licensed music. Sometimes we can get mainstream songs, and sometimes we can't, but we always do our best to match the style and genre you danced to at your wedding. If you want to pick out your song, you can do that too, through our provider.
How do you capture audio?
For the ceremony, we utilize a wireless mic that we place on the groom's lapel, so we can get crisp audio from the officiant, and those often whispered vows from the bride and groom. It doesn't amplify, just records directly to our cameras. For the rest of the day, we'll use on-camera mics and off-camera digital audio recorders that can be tapped into DJ/band sound systems for toasts, etc.
Do you have a drone?
We sure do! Not every venue will let us fly, but most will. However, we don't fly during the ceremony, it's just too distracting. We'll use it to get aerial video of the scenery beforehand, and capture the sunset during the reception. Let us know if you want to include these beautiful shots in your custom package!
Are there any additional fees?
We're happy to travel! If your wedding is beyond a 50 mile radius from us, we'll charge a reasonable fee for gas (and lodging if needed, though it's usually not necessary).
There's also state sales tax if your wedding is taking place in NC. The rate varies by county.
Let's do this! What's the next step?
Yay! To begin, give us a call or send us a message. Once we've connected and crafted your package, we'll send you a contract to read and sign online, and we'll require a $300 non-refundable deposit at the time of booking, which will hold your date. You can pay by check or credit card, through the mail or online. The final balance is due two weeks prior to wedding day.
A La Carte
2 hours of rehearsal filming / $1000
2 hours of rehearsal filming + photography / $1500
Additional hourly rate / $250
Wedding day second photographer, 5 hours / $500
1 hour local photography sessions for Family | Couples | Bridals / $350
1 hour of proposal videography or photography / $350
Customized photo albums starting at $800
DVD/Blu-Ray option in addition to USB / $250
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