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Where is Wagner & Co based?

Vancouver, British Columbia and Los Angeles, California.

Do you travel?

Absolutely. We’ve been all around North America to film weddings and are keen for an adventure anywhere we’re invited.

Who will I be working with when I book with you?

Amy and Tomasz are the friendly humans you’ll be speaking with throughout the process of working with Wagner & Co. However, doing what we love and do best requires a team effort and we’re lucky to have an incredible team of filmmakers at our side. You’ll be assigned to one of our talented associate cinematographers based on their availability and your wedding location. Our editor masterfully takes care of the curation and cuts. And everything comes back to Amy and Tomasz for finalization: adjustments, colour grading, and the final delivery.

How far out can we book you?

Up to 18 months in advance.

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How much do you charge and what does this include?

Our packages start at $5,500. To keep things simple: we include up to 9 hours of coverage, one cinematographer, our signature Highlight film (2:30-4 mins), and a personalized client home page in all of our packages.

Additional options include: Super 8mm film, our extended Feature film (8-11 mins), and traditional live coverage of events such as your Welcome Dinner, Ceremony, and Speeches during your reception. We provide customized quotes for multi-day weddings.

Why do your packages include just one cinematographer?

For us, being selective about what we shoot and how we shoot, are essential to making a creative wedding film. This is where having just one cinematographer comes in. Instead of filming anything and everything that catches our eye, we capture with careful attention to the moments, people, and considered details that contribute to the overall spirit of your celebration. Doing so allows us to stay curious and creative throughout the entire wedding day. We get to pick up on both the small gestures as well as the grand moments when we shoot with intention. This approach ultimately results in a better, more unique film for you to look back on. Additionally, having 2-4 shooters is not our idea of efficiency or fun, especially when many of the clients we work with prefer a mostly non-obtrusive, personal approach. Lastly, for weddings requiring travel we can help reduce costs for airfare if there’s only one cinematographer to consider.

How would you describe your style?

Our films are all about conveying the overall energy of your wedding and striking that perfect balance of joy, sentiment, and fun. Moments, interactions, and heart wrapped up in a thoughtful and impactful Highlight film are our main focus. We love a bit of humour, too.

While our approach to filming is mostly documentary in style, we want to get to know you. We love incorporating some fun interactive bits whenever possible, especially if you’re up for making your films extra personal and cheeky. We’re keen on celebrating you as a couple but we also recognize that a wedding isn’t just about two people. We also love including the humans (and non-humans) you’ve invited as much as possible in our wedding films.

What is Super 8mm and why do you sometimes use it?

Super 8mm is a motion picture film format that your parents or grandparents may have been familiar with. Lately, analog film has been enjoying some new found appreciation by both Hollywood directors and indie enthusiasts and we’re happy to be part of that tribe of artists who can’t get enough of it. We’ve been using it since 2013 and are mega fans. View: Example of Super 8mm Film

We love everything about Super 8mm: the timeless, nostalgic, and vintage feeling of it; the way it expresses movement and interprets colour; the beautiful textures and grain you can only find in actual film stock. If you’re looking for some extra stylistic flair, Super 8mm is for you and it can be added onto any of our packages.

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Do you include voice-over audio in your films?

We don’t use voice-overs in our signature film: the Highlight. While it sounds a bit cheeky, we believe in the marvellous dance of imagery, movement, and song to convey the overall spirit of a wedding. Moments and gestures given space and amplified through a masterful cut are what we do best and we love cinema’s ability to convey mood and emotion without the need for dialogue.

That said, we provide a number of options that typically include voice-over audio:

  • Feature film (8-11 mins): an extended film that may include audio bites from various points in your wedding day, depending on your booking
  • Ceremony film: traditional live documentary footage of your entire ceremony, which prioritizes voice-over audio
  • Speeches film: traditional live documentary footage of the speeches during your reception, which prioritizes voice-over audio

When can we expect to receive our films?

We try to strike a balance between allowing your memories to simmer (on a low, even heat) and giving ourselves the time to pour all of our creativity and care into your films. This is why we don’t offer same day edits or sneak peeks. That said, we don’t think it’s reasonable to keep you waiting for a year+. Our sweet spot for delivery is within 16 weeks (4 months) but if we can get everything to you sooner, we certainly will. In any case, we promise it’ll be worth the wait.

Do you offer photography services as well?

We don’t but our creative director does! Tomasz Wagner Photography. We’re happy to work with photographers who vibe with our style but we’re especially chuffed when working alongside people who care as much as we do about making great art for, and with, you.

Plus, if you book the both of us, the very collaborative approach between our cinema and photo teams will always result in extra personalized coverage for you. We’ve been working together since 2013 after all.

How do we secure you for our date?

Once we receive a signed contract and non-refundable booking retainer (50%), we’re all yours. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, you legends.

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