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Frequently Asked Questions

What is your pricing and what does it include?


Our price starts at $750 and increase depending on the livestreaming or videography options you would like to include. You have complete flexibility in the options you choose. Our Base Package = $750 and includes the following: 2 camera setup (2 stationary cameras) Up to 1 Hours of coverage Custom Bride and Groom Monogram video for start of live stream Streaming to single site custom web page A Custom Web Page Professional videographer onsite to produce, record & livestream your wedding HD footage available for download after the wedding Remote tech-support No viewer limits – invite as many online guests as you want!
*If it’s available at your venue, we prefer to use a hardwired connection to the venue high speed internet. However, we bring a mobile hot spot but In the cases where no carrier provides data (i.e. wilderness elopements) we will record the wedding and quickly upload it once back to civilization. These Add On Services Are also Available: $150 per Additional Hour of coverage $50 Multi Cast Streaming Add On (direct stream to your own personal Facebook, YouTube or Twitter page in addition to custom page) $50 per additional Stationary Camera angle $100 per additional Mobile Camera angle $50 upgrade a stationary to mobile camera $50 Lapel microphone rental




How does live streaming work?


We use multiple HD Professional cameras around the ceremony or reception hall and switch between them live during the wedding to capture all the action from the best angles. Some cameras will be stationary and others will carried and controlled by a videographer. We can even provide our bride and groom with their own portable camera device that allows them to speak directly to their live stream viewers and share special behind the scenes moments. For audio, we plug into the DJ or house audio to give your viewers a high quality listening experience if available.




How and when will I get my video?


A live stream is available for viewing same day and an “on demand video file” will be provided to you via a digital download link within 7 days.




How does music work? Can we pick our songs?


Live streams will include whatever music you have playing during the ceremony or reception. So whatever music you like... you can play with no worries of us taking down the live feed.




Can we get ALL the footage in addition to an live edited video?


No.. The live video is recorded as it happenens and therefore is streamed in full on the day of. We do not store individual camera angle recordings.




How is audio captured and incorporated?


In most cases, we can tap into your DJ services audio system. If not we can record using our on camera microphones. For an additional fee, we can supply lapel microphones for your groom or officiant during the ceremony.




What’s needed to reserve my date?


We require a 50% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract in order to block off your date.




How does payment work?


We accept many different types of payment including cash, debit, and credit cards. $300 is required to book and the balance of your package price is due 7 days before the wedding. If you need a custom payment schedule, let us know!

If, for some reason, you need to cancel your wedding then the 50% retainer is non-refundable. However, if you need to change your date, we will work with you to see if we can adjust and shoot that day instead. We do not transfer dates beyond 1 calendar year and any change is based on availability.




What happens if we need more hours than originally booked?


We will never leave you hanging on your wedding day. If you would like us to stay for additional hours onsite, we charge an hourly rate and request that payment is provided prior to the video being delivered.




How do meals work?


We ask that either food be provided for us during the reception or that we be given 30 minutes to leave and grab food. In terms of timing, we eat when you eat to make sure we’re not missing out on any of the major moments of the day.




For live streaming, what if my venue doesn’t have Wi-Fi?


Not to worry! We can bring our own mobile hot spot however, in the cases where no internet carrier provides data (i.e. wilderness, or some barns) we will record the wedding and quickly upload it once back to civilization.

We record it live.. then will upload it after.

We do not guarantee internet.




If I live stream, can anyone online see my video?


NO, Not at all. We provide you with a private streaming page so that only those who you’ve shared the link with will be able to watch.




My Videographer offers live streaming... What's the difference?


There are big differences between a vidographer and our live stream service. Your videographer is there to capture moments in time and then edit them together aftwards to make a beautiful masterpiece. Our live stream service is to be as if you were actually present. It is uncut.. We don't have the luxury of time for and we capture events as they unfold without sweeping soundtracks and editing. Many videographers offer a live stream add on for a small amount. What is offered is a single camera that is usually unmaned towards the rear of your ceremony, that feeds to facebook or youtube. Our service is produced like a TV show. We use multiple cameras, switching back and forth between them. Cameras are panned (or if choosen mobile) to capture certain events. We also add in custom monogram overlays, pre recorded videos and more while your live event is happening on the fly. So if you are happy with your cell phone live stream quality, then definately do that through them and save your money.. Because what we offer is more a production that keeps guests entertained and with cinema quality.




What about copyright music? Will my feed get taken down?


By using our service, we use our own private servers, so you NEVER have to worry about big brother taking our live feed down due to copyright music infringement. If you use other providers, they are usually uploading your live feed to YouTube or Facebook Live.. When you do this, you always run the risk of being taken down the moment any music is played. So this is what sets US apart from them. **Keep in mind.. you can always add our Multi Cast Service if you want to stream to your own Facebook or Youtube along with our private server. This way... just in case they do take it down from your Facebook page.. our live feed will STILL be going live for guests to see with NO issues on our servers...




How much time is needed for your crew to setup?


Generally for our basic 2 cameara package, we require 1 hour. For each additional camera we will need another 20 minutes.




What happens if the internet cuts off in the middle of my stream?


Things happen... We have no control or guarantee over internet connections or speeds. If the internet cuts off.. we will connect back once internet resumes. At the end of the stream, when we return to our studios, we re upload our HD hard copy to the site, so any guests that had issues can re watch a clean High quality HD version.




Do you provide internet?


A wired connection is ALWAYS the best. Most venues have either a hard wired connection or wifi.. It is up to you to ensure that internet is available for us to use. We do bring with us a mobile internet.. However we have no guarantee on the ability or quality of connection and are limited by wireless internet service just as you.




What speed internet is best?


For the best quality stream, at least 10mbps UPLOAD speed is recomended. Keep in mind that we can stream, even in as little as 1 mbps upload speeds. Just the quality will be greatly diminished while streaming live at lower speeds. To check your venues internet WIFI speed it is really simple.. 1) Go to the venue 2) Connect to the venue's WIFI using your cell phone 3) Open your internet browser on your phone and go to Google.com 4) Do a google search for "Speed Test" 5) Click the "Run Speed Test" button on that search results page 6) Just make a note of the Download and Upload speed provided and give it to us




How to perform a Speed Test at my Venue?


To check your venues internet WIFI speed it is really simple.. 1) Go to the venue 2) Connect to the venue's WIFI using your cell phone 3) Open your internet browser on your phone and go to Google.com 4) Do a google search for "Speed Test" 5) Click the "Run Speed Test" button on that search results page 6) Just make a note of the Download and Upload speed provided and give it to us





$750
PRICING
  • 2 camera setup (2 stationary cameras)

  • Up to 1 Hour of Live Streaming at a single location

  • Custom Bride and Groom Monogram video for start of live stream 

  • Streaming to single site custom web page

  • A Custom Web Page

  • Professional videographer onsite to produce, record & livestream your wedding

  • HD footage available for download after the wedding

  • Remote tech-support

  • No viewer limits – invite as many online guests as you want!

  • Free travel up to 50 miles round trip from zip code 28101


  • *If it’s available at your venue, we prefer to use a hardwired connection to the venue high speed internet.  We offer our own mobile hot spot, however connection. In the cases where no carrier provides data (i.e. wilderness elopements) we will record the wedding and quickly upload it once back to civilization.  Ultimately we are not internet providers and do not guarantee connections or speeds.

Add On Services
  • $150 per Additional Hour of coverage

  • $50 Multi Cast Streaming Add On (direct stream to your own personal Facebook, YouTube or Twitter page in addition to custom page)

  • $50 per additional Stationary Camera angle

  • $100 per additional Mobile Camera Angle

  • $50 Upgrade a stationary to mobile camera

  • $50 Lapel microphone rental

About BW Photography Studio

We are Creative, Clean and Different. As a group of Charlotte Area wedding photographers our passion is storytelling. Founded in 2012, our studio has been recognized as the best wedding photographers in Charlotte area by various publications, websites, and groups. We’d love speak directly with you and provide more information on our Charlotte Wedding Photography Packages and introduce you to our team!


We strive to be industry leaders in the wedding photography field and hope we can assist you in capturing your memories that will last a lifetime.

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