Two Twenty East Helps You Share Your Best Wedding Moments
Please introduce yourself to our readers
We really love finding that special moment in a day that makes a particular wedding unique and shaping the film around it.
Hi! My name is Tyler Sapp and my wife and I run a media company called Two Twenty East. We have been shooting weddings full-time for over a year. Before we went full-time, we would shoot weddings for friends as a favor but then found that we really enjoyed doing this together. We really love finding that special moment in a day that makes a particular wedding unique and shaping the film around it. We work closely with our couples from music selection to color correction to make sure they get exactly what they like.
How did you become a wedding videographers?
We became wedding videographers from a slow process of shooting more and more for friends and finding that we really enjoy it. What we enjoy most is the interaction with our couples and helping them have fun on their wedding day. It can be such a stressful day and we like to be our goofy selves and help them enjoy it.
How would you describe your style?
We want each person who watches one of our films to say about the couple “Wow, they really love each other.”
I would describe our style as heartfelt. We really aim to capture as much content as we can throughout the wedding day and then, through the editing process, convey the same emotions that were felt in each moment. We want each person who watches one of our films to say about the couple “Wow, they really love each other.” We want to share each tender moment in the appropriate way to help the viewer to feel what’s happening at that moment.
What is the importance of a wedding video?
A wedding video is so important to us because it serves as such an easy way to look back and remember your day. For Maggie (my wife) and I, we watch our wedding day film at least once per year and could not be more thankful that we have it. It is also a great way to share your wedding day with those that couldn’t make or weren’t invited (sorry second cousins). We only were able to invite 50 people to our wedding so, needless to say, there were a lot of folks left out. The film was a great way to still get to share those moments with them.
Why should people hire a wedding videographer?
I would suggest hiring a wedding videographer for exactly that reason - to remember your special day forever and to be able to share those moments with friends and family. I think it’s becoming more and more common for couples to have a wedding videographer at their wedding. The hard part is selecting the right one. I would suggest making sure you look at a number of different videographers and watch their work - each videographer is going to have a unique approach to how they shoot and edit a wedding film.
How much does a professional videographer typically charge?
A professional wedding videographer price can range anywhere from $500 to $10,000+.
This all depends on the skill level and experience of the videographer, their equipment, location, travel accommodations, and deliverables. Some videographers will offer a variety of packages with different deliverables at different price points. This offers something to each couple no matter what the budget. If you are on a budget, I would suggest deciding on a wedding videographer you really like first, let them know your budget, and then see what they can do within your budget.
Are there things that differentiate wedding videographers?
Some of the keys that set apart one videographer from another are:
- Music selection
- Shot composition
- Client interaction
You want to find a wedding videographer that is sensitive to your personalities and tastes and able to have positive interactions under pressure. If you’ve found a good wedding videographer, they’ll be asking you about what you need, how they can serve you, and what you would like your film to look like. It’s easy as a creative to go rogue and just create something artsy, but a good videographer will channel their creativity through the direction of the bride and groom.
A few tips:
- Couples should ask about how many revisions they can get (if any). Most videographers only do one cut, but some will offer 1-2 revisions for free if the couple wants changes.
- Also, couples should ask about promotional rates. Some videographers will offer big discounts if the entire project is paid for before the wedding or they will give a percentage off if you hire their photographer, etc.
- Lastly, ask if your videographer offers same-day edits! One of the coolest things is being able to share a short recap of your day that evening.
What was the most memorable wedding you filmed?
The most memorable wedding that we filmed was probably Kyle and Allison’s. It was a really cool boutique-type wedding that had amazing vendors and a great environment. The ceremony was held out in the woods and reception in a barn nearby. We took a bulk of the love shots out by a golden field and the couple was so so sweet.
Which portion of the process keeps you busy the most, and what takes the most energy?
The portion that takes the longest is definitely the editing process. There are always so many options for how to piece together a wedding day story and it takes a lot of time to find the perfect way to do it. This means doing plenty of revisions that no one will ever see. On the wedding day itself, our team shows up as the bride is getting ready and does detail shots of the rings, dress, etc. After the bride’s makeup is close to being done we will get some shots of her getting ready and then her mom or bridesmaid zipping the dress. During this time, one videographer may be with the groom filming the guys if they are doing anything interesting. From there on, most weddings schedules are unique. We have one team stick with the groom and one stick with the bride to make sure we don’t miss a moment.
If you could ask one thing of the grooms and brides that would make your job at their wedding easier, what would it be?
The one thing we would ask of the bride and groom is to relax and have as much fun as possible! You only get married once, so enjoy it!