Have you ever felt so connected to a place you couldn't help but feel that you belonged there?
12 years ago we took a vacation to Cape Cod and decided this was the place we truly belonged. We'd been in love with Cape Cod for so long we couldn't stand to leave anymore.
We made a crazy plan, packed up three cats, and moved into a quaint little yellow house. It felt like we were on vacation for a solid year.
Then we created Harborview Studios.
A unique duo TO CELEBRATE YOUR UNIQUE LOVE STORY
How does all that make us unique?
It gives us the very distinct perspective from both as local and a visitor that you don't quite have as just one or the other.
Cape Cod is a special place like none other. It frees you from the craziness of life back home, moves at a slower pace, an it tinges your memories with something magical.
If you're in love with this place as much as we are, we know exactly how your heart feels. We want to make sure you take Cape Cod home with you, no matter where you live, so you feel like you've never left.
Our Unique perspective as WASHASHORES
Sean and I are both graduates of English Literature and self-proclaimed film nerds. We've studied the art of story building, structure, and balance for years.
We've taken our time developing a signature filming and editing style, specifically centered around the art of personal storytelling.
And we make sure our films deeply resonate with our couples which makes all the difference between a film that's nice enough and a film so rich in it story and tone that it transports you back in time, every single time you watch it.
wedding videographers and personal storytellers
Your memory is alive with action and sounds and when you relive them through video the results are absolutely astonishing.
All this movement and sound means a different kind of recording process and final deliverables.
Let's talk about all the different options available and how we're able to get you the wedding film of your dreams.
celebrating YOUR UNIQUE
LOVE STORY with video
2 professional cinematographers, 1 assistant for reaction shots, lighting, and audio; and a stationary camera for wide-angle, full shot view of your wedding.
All our films are recorded in high definition and are delivered to you online, via secure cloud service for viewing, downloading, and sharing with your family and friends.
The first step to CREATING THOSE MAGIC MOMENTS
All wedding packages include the following:
ALL THE THINGS THAT MAKE A WEDDING VIDEO pure magic
Ariel drones, stabilizers, sliders, GoPros, and more... we have all the fun, geeky video gadgets and equipment that make for an amazing and artistic shot, every time.
We use Canon cameras with a vast collection of long and short lenses to create a wide variety of creative scenes and angles so that you can re-live your wedding from every viewpoint.
Your wedding video is a very intimate heirloom. We hand-tailor our films to you, your personal story, and personalities so they fully capture who you are as a couple.
We serve couples who recognize they want a wedding film they can connect with. Sweethearts who can feel free to be themselves and trust that they're in good hands.
Our couples know they need an inspired cinematographer with an eye for details and the ability to capture the whole story in the most professional way.
They want a studio that's able to recognize when they need a moment alone or when it's the right time for a good, hearty laugh.
Are we the perfect fit for you?
Discovering that is the first step towards working with us. Then it's time to move onto the booking process!
Getting to know you
Yay!! You've made the decision to become an HVS Couple! It's time to make sure your date is safe and secure so that we can make the idea of your inspired wedding film into a reality!
By now I'm sure we've had a conversation with each other (on the phone or in person) about all our packages and how we work with you on your wedding day—which makes picking the package that best suits your wedding as easy as pie. (Mm, pie).
Shortly after you tell us which package you want, you'll receive an invoice and contract from us. Look the documents over, sign your contract and pay your deposit to make everything officially official.
You're now a HVS Couple and your wedding date has officially been secured on our calendar!
save your date
5 weeks before your wedding, we'll gather your wedding details from you so we can make sure we come totally prepared for all the special events of your big day.
We cover this extensively with you so that we don't miss a single one of those dream shots and emotional moments that you've been thinking about for months. It's these moments that make your wedding film special and we work with you and your photographer to make sure every moment is captured.
7-10 days before your wedding, we'll go over all the details with you on the phone (or in person). And we'll also introduce ourselves to your photographer and DJ/wedding band if this is our first time working with them.
Your wedding timeline & details
It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax and let us get to work!
Film set-up moves a little slower than photography, which is why it's important to us that we're over-prepared for your big day.
We believe in telling the full story of our couples' wedding days and so we never shoot less than 6 hours.
This day is going to be a blur to you and so we make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every bride needs while also capturing the moments in between in a creative & unique way.
One of our favorite parts of the wedding day is the getting ready portions, here we get to meet you, your friends, and your family at your candid best!
Your wedding day!
After your wedding day, you'll receive an email telling you when your final delivery date will be (16 weeks from your wedding date although usually a lot sooner).
Your sneak peek will be released within 7 days! We know how important it is to share our weddings while everyone is still on cloud nine!
For your final film(s) we usually pick the songs ourselves but, if you wish, you can pick the music—we'll help guide you through the process to avoid any sticky problems with copyright usage.
Later, when your final film(s) arrive, we encourage our HVS Couples to relax with a glass of bubbly, just you and your spouse, for the first viewing—it truly enhances your personal connection.
After that, enjoy reliving your wedding day with family and friends through your wedding film!
Editing & delivering your film
"ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT, DO IT!!
Even though I desperately wanted one, I hesitated to book a videographer until the last minute because my parents did not understand the need and Doug and I wavered on spending the money ourselves.
BUT, luckily I won out in the end because I had a nagging thought and couldn't get it out of my head. The process of selecting HVS was easy because their reputation preceded them—and thank the good Lord that they were available for our day.
Following the wedding, my parents have reached out to us simply to express how wrong they were and how grateful they feel that we made it a necessity to book a videographer and that they totally understand the need now.
If I could give a piece of advice to brides in the planning stages, I would say that it is 100% where your money should go when planning your big day.
It goes by so fast and there are so many moments that I wasn't able to see (guys getting ready, faces at the ceremony, dancing at the reception, etc.) that are now captured forever.
It is invaluable to be able to listen to your vows again, hear people's toasts again, and actually relive the FEELING that only a video can capture."
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"Just do it. No question about it.
Mike and I have easily watched our video trailer already 50 times, at least, and we just can't get enough. There is something so special about getting to view video footage from your wedding that pictures just can't convey.
I knew I wanted a video of my wedding the moment my Grandparents took out their video and showed me their wedding from the 50's.
It was a silent video, but it was just so special to see how young and in love my grandparent's were/are and I just envisioned the same experience with my own future children and grandchildren.
Your wedding is one of the greatest days of your life and a video ensures you get to relive the magic anytime you need a little reminder of how special and blessed you are to be with your spouse."
ABSOLUTELY do it!
To us, our video is one of our most cherished wedding memories as it captured all our important parts and is something we can watch time and time again when happy, sad, or celebrating to remind us of how incredible that day was.
This is one thing we DO NOT regret.
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Advice from Past HVS brides
What advice would you give other couples who are considering getting a wedding video?
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