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What Do You Want?
We've been asked this question so many times, that we've decided to answer this on our home page!
Buckingham Films' rates all depend on what you want for your wedding!
For instance: do you want a wedding film, wedding highlight film, wedding photographs, wedding album, parents' albums, engagement session film, engagement session photographs, wedding music video, photo video montage, same-day video edit, next-day video edit, photo booth, video booth, video thank you, or something else?
We can offer so much more than the average videographer or photographer. More than what I've just listed here, but every wedding, every live event is different! We can give you Blu-Ray or DVD masters, all video footage and photos on a hard drive, provide a live broadcast if you have family overseas, a 20-foot crane for those feature film-style shots that everyone loves, video projectors, movie screens, step and repeats, elegant backdrops, atmospheric lighting, you name it!
Chronicler of Light As the complete refraction of white light into rainbow shards renders the diamond king of all gemstones, it is mastery of this light that makes for a world-class cinematographer. Buckingham Films is known as the “Chronicler of Light” because we take our search for visual brilliance to more profound levels, searching for the most subtle depths of light within a moment. At Buckingham Films, we strive to uncover the fire, life, and brilliance, creating a standard in the cinematography industry that is met by Buckingham Films creations. Fire refers to the dispersion of light into the spectrum of colours everywhere you are; Life is the kiss of light on every surface and beyond; and Brilliance is the overall natural spirit and brightness of your personalities. Of the 6 keystones – emotion, fluidity, light, movement, sound, and story, the presiding criteria in the world of filmmaking – emotion is the most crucial. Not only does emotion dictate the story of the film, it also governs the feel, life, and flow, making these qualities perceptible to the eye and felt by the heart. The inspiration we take from the intrinsic luminescent qualities of brides glowing on their wedding day for our visual creations is linked to fables about the sun and the moon. The intertwining circles of your wedding rings, reminiscent of the lunar and solar cycles, gives us inspiration from Polynesian folklore. Ateawas the giver of light who, with the god Ono, was responsible for destroying the infinite darkness of the underworld and who, through his marriage to the dawn, created humankind. Your regal status for a day is characterised by your portrait surrounded by a halo of bridesmaids, symbolic of the heavens. Your dazzling smile, glistening hair, and sparkling gown are evocative of the atmosphere created by the shimmering beauty of the dawn and the rising of the sun. Old, New, Borrowed, Blue “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.” Marriage ceremonies across the world provide a rich source of traditions and superstitions, with roots that stretch far back into the depths of human history. The use of cinematography to record significant union began with a film record of the 4th Marquis of Bute, John Crichton-Stuart to Augusta Mary Monica Bellingham, the daughter of Sir Alan Bellingham, 4th Baronet at Castle Bellingham in Ireland, and this evolved into the elaborate works of 3D art that we see today. One of the best-known wedding traditions in western civilization dates back to the Victorian era. The superstitious may say that a bride wishing to secure a fulfilling and joyous married life must keep something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue on her person, and a silver sixpence in her shoe throughout her special day. Something Old refers to an item which is symbolic of the Bride’s life before marriage. Most commonly, this takes the form of a trinket or piece of jewelry from the Bride’s family, which would be kept with her during the wedding ceremony to ensure that the ties to her loved ones are not weakened by the new bonds of marriage. These traditions are still practiced today by both royalty and the commoner. Something New refers to an item purchased for the wedding itself. It represents hopes for the new life on which the Bride and Groom are about to embark. Wedding gowns are sometimes used to represent something new, although most frequently it will be the wedding band, which will have been lovingly sought to sit well with the engagement ring. Something Borrowed would usually be an item borrowed from a woman in a happy marriage. The borrowed item is intended to impart some of the joy from one married couple to another. Something Blue. In times past, the color blue was thought to represent modesty and faithfulness of a woman to her new husband. This color is frequently introduced to the wedding day through a blue garter. Jewelry featuring blue diamonds, a rare fancy color, is an unusual and eye-catching way to incorporate a little blue in your wedding day. And a silver sixpence in her shoe. Although today we no longer trade in sixpence, contemporary coins and other tokens are used as a substitute. The significance of such a coin would be to bring the married couple good fortune and fend off future hardship in their new life together. Buckingham Films understands cultural traditions and works hard to preserve whatever traditions your culture practices. Understanding your culture encourages Buckingham Films to customize our services to fit your unique needs appropriately.
For the past years, I have cringed at bad wedding videos hoping that one day I could instead have a clean professional video that I can watch over and over! Referred by my photographer friend, Buckingham Films came highly recommended. Their work is so amazing, so professional, and so classy that it looks like a movie.
I really wanted to capture intimate moments and intricate details throughout my day. Back in July, I got married at Lake Tahoe, and the videographer arrived at my aunt's house (where I was getting ready) earlier than expected and got straight to work! They weren't one of those annoying videographers that drive everybody crazy with a gazillion requests. They did their jobs with so much ease and shot my family and I as we prepped with make up and hair. I couldn't have picked a better company!
Some people spend tens of thousands of dollars on videos that have such an old 80's quality with tacky editing. Why? That's stupid. Buckingham Films portfolio of work will make you choose them! Oftentimes, videographers have a bad habit of just capturing the bride and groom and forgetting the guests. During my wedding, Buckingham Films captured my party guests dancing, laughing, and being themselves. Certain moments throughout my wedding, I would glance over at them and notice that they were focusing in on my party guests' shoes, facial expressions, crazy dance moves, and much more!
Some of my family in London couldn't make it to my wedding, so Buckingham Films did a live broadcast so that my aunt and her family could celebrate with us in real-time! It was the coolest thing! She called my aunt (the one who lives in Tahoe) on the phone during our reception. My aunt put her on speaker phone during the toasts, it was so emotional!
On your wedding day, you just want to enjoy the day and night and let the experts do their thing. I guarantee that you will be satisfied with Buckingham Films work! I'm going to refer them to any and all bride and groom for sure!
If you love movies and documentaries and you want your video to mirror that same feel, go with Buckingham Films! I'm not kidding you guys! They're going to be booked like crazy, so get in line!
Mary and JamesLondon, UK
What a relief! When we saw your photos, we couldn't believe it! The weather was supposed to be sunny, it turned out cloudy and dark, but the photos look like a bright, sunny day! I don't know how you did that, but we are so happy you did! Now we can enjoy the sunny day that we wanted for the rest of our lives!
Dulce and RomeroDallas, TX
Just WOW! Our wedding day went by so fast, it's like a blur! I'm so glad you were there to take pictures and video for us. At first we weren't going to get a video, but everybody was telling us that we won't remember a lot of things that happened. Now, we are so thankful we have a video. My uncle dancing like a chicken is definitely the highlight, haha!
Oh, and thanks for being willing to drive all the way to Tahoe for us!
Jay and ShawnaGardnerville, NV
Thanks to you guys we have the best photos! We were so nervous. It's hard to get good photos of me, but somehow you did it! You were so relaxed and easy to get along with that I just couldn't stop smiling. Everything is just great, thank you!
Korrine and SteveSan Anselmo, CA
I just wanted to say thanks to you and the entire crew for covering our wedding. Your photographers and videographers were extremely friendly and professional. Our entire wedding party had a blast hanging out with them while covering our wedding. I want to say you made it very comfortable from the engagement photo shoot to shooting the music video and throughout the entire wedding day. We made the perfect decision in choosing you as our photographers and videographers. Our guests were very surprised and excited to see the camera crane at the ceremony and at the reception! We felt as if we were shooting a movie. We would absolutely refer you to friends and family who are looking for photographers or videographers. Thanks for being part of our special day and making our wedding memorable!
Thank you so much!
Mchael and LillySan Jose, CA
Pam and I had a great time with you guys! Everything flowed nicely and Pam was happy. That made the day complete for me. My brother commented that you seemed to be everywhere at just the right time. Thanks for being part of our day!
Rich and PamIrvine, CA
Our wedding was the best! Everybody seemed to enjoy the video montage of Kevin proposing! Shooting the video was lots of fun, and the tourists didn't get in the way at all. Thank you for everything you did on our video. We have watched it dozens of times. Do DVD's wear out if you watch them too much?
Tanya and KevinPalo Alto, CA
Thank you for everything! When you said you wanted to make a music video with us, we weren't sure if we could do it. Ivan can't sing, but he said he would try it. You guys were so patient that day! Needless to say, we were still a little nervous to show the video at the party. Everybody loved it! I'm so happy! It really looks like Ivan is singing! He keeps talking about it now.
My favorite photos are when we're riding in the gondola boat on the lake. It was so romantic. There are so many photos that I'm having trouble picking my favorite, LOL!
Yuri and IvanOakland, CA