Our 1 Day Cultural Wedding Package provides you with 3 cinematographers for 16 hours on your wedding day capturing all the essential elements of your wedding professionally and creatively. We will create a gorgeous cinematic film telling your wedding story. This package is perfect if you have combined your wedding ceremony, reception and other key events into one day. Keep in mind that you can always add on any pre-wedding events/functions to your package.
Our 2 Day Cultural Wedding Package provides you with 3 cinematographers for 12 hours on your wedding day and 6 hours on your reception day capturing all the essential elements of your wedding professionally and creatively. We will create a gorgeous cinematic film telling your wedding story. This package is perfect if you have split your wedding ceremony, reception and other key events into two days. Keep in mind that you can always add on any pre-wedding events/functions to your package.
A 3-5 minute cinematic film highlighting your wedding days. This film is a perfect for sharing online with family and friends. Posted online 2-3 weeks after event.
A 1 minute Instagram Teaser perfect for sharing online with family and friends. Posted online within 4 days after your wedding.
A 3-5 minutes story of your relationship (interview based). Your wedding guests will enjoy getting to know you as a couple on your wedding reception. Project not included.
We recommend this for large events of 300 or more guests. This allows us to capture more angles of your event and more importantly, more shots of your wedding guests.
Adding hours to your Wedding or Reception day allows us to capture a few more moments that happen throughout the day. Pre-wedding events additional hours start at $150 per hour.
Add a Blu-ray to your wedding package to enjoy the best possible HD experience.
Add a DVD to your wedding package. This classic delivery method ensures that your wedding video will be able to be watched on older “legacy” devices.
Add a USB to your package. This delivery is digital, so it gives you access to your wedding in a format that is universal and one that will be around for decades.
A hard drive full of ALL of the footage we captured on your wedding days. Unedited. 1 Tb hard drive included.
For weddings outside of Northern California (plus travel expenses)
Send us an email with your wedding date(s), your information and the package options you are interested in. We will send you a proposal that you can accept and sign. A 40% non-refundable retainer is required to book Aperina Studios for your wedding day. Another 40% is due 1 week prior to your events, and the remaining balance in exchange for the final product.
We travel all over the world! In addition to filming weddings all over US from coast to coast, we have filmed in Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, and Punta Cana! So we will go wherever you’ll have us! We provide a custom package built specifically for your event so that you will know exactly what the expenses are.
When you invest in Aperina Studios for your wedding – you deserve the best! We have invested in cinema grade camera and lenses that give your wedding a more cinematic and hollywood look. More specifically, we use Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIs, Canon 5D Mark IVs and Canon L series lenses. We also use professional grade audio equipment, Steadicam, sliders, monopods and tripods. We have lighting equipment to capture your event in the best possible light!
We need to be honest with you. We are a little bit selfish regarding our motives for NOT making your wedding day a “production” either. We simply can not afford for you or your guests to notice us. So relax. Wedding films, if chosen correctly, are the best investment you can make in your wedding. We don’t set up shots, and we don’t have cameras in anyone’s face. We certainly don’t conduct cheesy table interviews. We try to capture the “genuine” moments you have felt watching our films in our portfolio.
Yes and No. For both creative and legal reasons, we have full control over the music selection for your film. Not only do we have a better perspective on the ‘flow’ of your wedding day, we also utilize properly licensed music. Additionally, all the beautiful films you have seen on our website, we have personally selected the music. The newlyweds absolutely love our music selection. However, feel free to send us a few tracks – they will inspire us to find the perfect track.
Not by default. The morning preparations, first look, pre-wedding events, cake-cutting, and party dancing are filmed subjectively for creativity, not for entire coverage. The parts of the day that are filmed entirely are the ceremony, formal dances and any toasts. These, in their entirety, are included in the Documentary Edits (Documentary Edits are offered as an add-on to our base package). You may also add-on a documentary edit for each pre-wedding event for an additional cost. In contrary, you may want to add on “RAW footage” into your package. We’ll give you a hard drive full of ALL of the footage we captured on your wedding days. Unedited.
Think of documentary edits as a LIVE feed of your wedding ceremony and /or reception. So once the ceremony starts and the groom starts walking into the church/temple/venue, the edit starts there even though we have film prior to that. We finish the ceremony documentary edit when the ceremony is complete – when the officiant says “amen.” So if the ceremony was 1 hour in real life, the documentary edit of the ceremony will roughly be 1 hour. As for the reception. The documentary edit of the reception will start from the bride and groom entering the hall, continuing with any toasts, speeches, formal dances or anything that we felt should be captured in it’s entirety. You don’t loose any footage that we have filmed throughout the wedding days (for example, before and after the ceremony/reception). That footage, including footage from the ceremony and reception, will be beautifully edited into the wedding feature film. So don’t worry, you will get to relive your full wedding when watching your wedding film.
A cinematic short film add-on allows us to deliver your short film to you 2-3 weeks after your wedding. However, a full wedding feature film requires us to put in a lot more time to tell your wedding story perfectly. Depending on the season and the amount of pre-wedding events booked, cultural wedding films are generally delivered 7-10 months after your wedding.
Absolutely! Every film is delivered online on your custom Aperina Studios page (here is an example). If you have ordered any add-ons, they will also appear there. You can share your private link with your family and friends. Our website is designed to work with all mobile devices as well. Best of all, all the videos online are in HD.
Yes. Our photographer is amazing. What is even more amazing is that we work together perfectly as a team. Instead of competing for a shot, we compliment each other, creating exceptional photographs and extraordinary films to make your story truly and unforgettably yours. As an incentive, we give you a $200 discount on both cinematography and photography packages. Check out our South Asian Photography Packages.