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Roche Harbor Wedding

By emeraldmediaservices | Jun 13, 2016

A couple weekends ago we got the opportunity to travel to the San Juan Islands to capture a beautiful wedding at Roche Harbor Resort. This Roche Harbor wedding was such an incredible event to be a part of, and we were honored to capture it on video.   The day started early as we woke Read More …

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding Without Sacrificing Anything

By emeraldmediaservices | Apr 19, 2016

Reduce the Cost Without Reducing the Quality We can all agree that weddings are not cheap. As a matter of fact, they are an event that people often have to budget for over many years. According to a recent study by the popular wedding website The Knot, the average wedding now costs around $31,000. That’s a Read More …

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What is a “Cinematic” Style?

By emeraldmediaservices | Apr 1, 2016

Just as every wedding has its own unique style, different wedding videography companies have their own filming styles. We like to describe ourselves as cinematic videographers. Our wedding videos represent cinematic style story-telling, while also accurately documenting the wedding day. But what do we mean by “Cinematic Style?”   Our videos not only document the main Read More …

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What do Videographers Mean by “Full Wedding Feature?”

By emeraldmediaservices | Feb 27, 2016

When wedding videographers tell you that your package includes a “Full Wedding Feature,” they usually do not mean that you will be receiving an 8-hour long surveillance-type video of the whole day.   Usually “Full Wedding Feature” means a 30-45min recap of the important events of the day.   My wedding videography company offers a number Read More …

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New Year’s Eve Wedding

By emeraldmediaservices | Feb 4, 2016

On December 29th, we got an unexpected call about a New Year’s Eve wedding where the bride and groom decided they definitely want videography. We of course jumped at the idea of one last wedding to end the year! So, we headed down to Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma, WA for our final wedding of the year.   Read More …

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Why Should I Hire a Professional Wedding Videographer?

By emeraldmediaservices | Feb 2, 2016

With the rise of consumer cameras and camcorders, nearly everyone is deeming themselves as a photographer or videographer. Almost every family owns their own HD recording device. For this reason, we commonly get asked, “Why should I hire a professional wedding videographer?” Or, more commonly, “Why should I pay that much money when my Uncle Read More …

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Why Two Videographers are Always Better Than One

By emeraldmediaservices | Jan 22, 2016

Something that couples should always keep in mind when searching for a videography company for their wedding is whether or not the packages include multiple videographers. Many brides and grooms are price conscious when it comes to videography – or anything really. The first page they click on – even before the portfolio – is Read More …

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Raw Footage and Why You May Not Really Need It

By emeraldmediaservices | Dec 28, 2015

As a wedding videographer, there are a number of questions that come up when consulting with future brides and grooms. One of the main topics that arises is about raw footage for wedding videography. Do we want it? Do we need it? That’s really all we need, right? My answer to all of those inquiries is usually no. Read More …

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Wedding Videography vs Wedding Photography

By emeraldmediaservices | Dec 23, 2015

While they both involve cameras, wedding videography and wedding photography differ on so many levels. However, they are definitely both important services for any wedding. Besides photography and videography, there are no major wedding services that actually last beyond the day of your wedding – except for your marriage of course! The catering, venue, DJ, dress, Read More …

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