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WEDDINGs

 

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Weddings


WEDDINGs

 

Add Luxury Wedding Photography & Designs to your Phoenix Memories Cinematography package, through Amore Lux Studios and receive a big discount on both services.

~ Sample Amore Lux Studios Imagery below, and thank you for your patience, as the gallery may take a few minutes to load on the page ~

 

This is your love story, this is your journey, this is your day, and we would be honored to celebrate with you, by providing  luxury wedding day imagery that you'll cherish forever.


 

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Wedding Cinematography Investment



Wedding Cinematography Investment

Wedding Cinematography Investment



Wedding Cinematography Investment


Wedding Cinematography Investment
 

 

All of your life you've dreamed of your wedding day, and are now planning one to remember for the rest of your lives.  This is YOUR love story, YOUR journey, and that is why you should have a photography/cinematography team that understands how precious it is for you.  Phoenix Memories specializes in wedding  cinematography,  and has partnered with Amore Lux Studios to provide complete visual coverage of your wedding day -- focusing on you and your beloved, and your unique love story. We are not a cookie-cutter film company, who treats every client as a number, and books as many weddings as they can.  We have chosen to take a limited number of weddings each year, so we can provide the highest quality client-care and personalized service which our brides and grooms desire and deserve.  We believe it is essential that we work closely with you to provide the film footage/imagery you've always dreamed of, captured with great care.

98% of Brides biggest regret on their wedding day is not hiring a professional wedding videographer. Photography captures a moment in time, but video captures real-life moments, as they are happening: voices, speeches, expressions, body movements; living, breathing precious moments that honor the people in a profound and touching way.

Our philosophy is to make your day as smooth as possible, and it begins with a complimentary bridal consultation, where we can get to know you personally, understand your expectations, and go over the vision for your beautiful day; helping you design/customize your own wedding day film/photography package that will fit within your budget, and provide forever memories. Let's get some coffee and chat together, in a comfy atmosphere.  Click on the wedding inquiry form link below to start this process. 



Wedding Cinematography
Custom Collections


We have two different tiers of cinematographers to choose from:  Master Level (highly experienced, gorgeous film footage & attention to details) and Associate Level (new, and still building portfolios).  Pricing is reflective of the services and expertise provided.

Master Level Cinematography
With High-Tech Drone Coverage

Diamond Collection

2 Cinematographers
8-10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage (Includes Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony & Reception)
"Your Love Story" (Engagement Short Film)  To Show On Wedding Day
8-10 Minute Highlight Video Set To Your Favorite Music, Which Incorporates The Entire Day
Fully Individual Edited Sections Of Your Day
Opening & Closing High Tech Drone Footage
2 Custom-Designed Keepsake Legacy USB's

Starting at 4500.00

ADD AMORE LUX STUDIOS DIAMOND PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION to our Phoenix Memories Diamond  Cinematography Collection, and save $1000.00 off of both services.

Note:  All wedding collections can be customized to fit the vision for your wedding day. 25% Retainer Fee and signed contract, required to book Your Master Level Cinematographer. Please complete the WEDDING DAY INQUIRY FORM, then we will contact you, to set up your complimentary Bridal Consultation. 


Master Level Cinematography
Adore Collection

1 Cinematographer
8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage (Includes Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony & Reception)
3-5 Minute Highlight Video Set To Your Favorite Music, Which Includes Best Footage Of The Day
Edited Ceremony, Speeches, Toasts & First Dances
2 Custom-Designed Keepsake Legacy USB's

Starting at 3200.00

ADD AMORE LUX STUDIOS  PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION to one of our Phoenix Memories Cinematography Collections, and receive a discount off of both services.

Note:  All wedding collections can be customized to fit the vision for your wedding day. 25% Retainer Fee and signed contract, required to book Your Master Level Cinematographer. Please complete the WEDDING DAY INQUIRY FORM, then we will contact you, to set up your complimentary Bridal Consultation. 


Master Level Cinematography
Basic Collection

1 Cinematographer
4 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage (Includes Ceremony & Reception)
3-5 Minute Highlight Video Set To Your Favorite Music, Which Includes Best Footage Of The Day
Edited Ceremony, Speeches, Toasts & First Dances
1 Custom-Designed Keepsake Legacy USB's

Starting at 2200.00

ADD AMORE LUX STUDIOS  PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION to one of our Phoenix Memories Cinematography Collections, and receive a discount off of both services.

Note:  All wedding collections can be customized to fit the vision for your wedding day. 25% Retainer Fee and signed contract, required to book Your Master Level Cinematographer. Please complete the WEDDING DAY INQUIRY FORM, then we will contact you, to set up your complimentary Bridal Consultation. 


Associate Level Cinematography
With High Tech Drone Footage

Premiere Collection

1 Videographer
8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage (Includes Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony & Reception)
8-10 Minute Highlight Video Set To Your Favorite Music, Which Includes Best Footage Of The Day
Fully Edited Sections Of Your Day
Opening & Closing High Tech Drone Footage
1 Custom-Designed Keepsake Legacy USB's

Starting at 2000.00

ADD AMORE LUX STUDIOS  PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION to one of our Phoenix Memories Cinematography Collections, and receive a discount off of both services.

Note:  All wedding collections can be customized to fit the vision for your wedding day. 25% Retainer Fee and signed contract, required to book Your Associate Level Cinematographer. Please complete the WEDDING DAY INQUIRY FORM, then we will contact you, to set up your complimentary Bridal Consultation. 


Associate Level Cinematography

Basic Collection

1 Cinematographer
8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage (Includes Pre-Ceremony, Ceremony & Reception)
3-5 Minute Highlight Video Set To Your Favorite Music, Which Includes Best Footage Of The Day
Edited Ceremony, Speeches, Toasts & First Dances
1 Custom-Designed Keepsake Legacy USB's

Starting at 1500.00

ADD AMORE LUX STUDIOS  PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION to one of our Phoenix Memories Cinematography Collections, and receive a discount off of both services.

Note:  All wedding collections can be customized to fit the vision for your wedding day. 25% Retainer Fee and signed contract, required to book Your Master Level Cinematographer. Please complete the WEDDING DAY INQUIRY FORM, then we will contact you, to set up your complimentary Bridal Consultation. 


Simply click on the button below and fill out our easy-breezy Wedding Inquiry Form, which will let us know what you are looking for, and includes the scheduling of your complimentary and stress-free Bridal Consultation.


Questions & Answers

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your BIG DAY.  
Feel free to head on over to our Q&A page to find the answers to our most asked questions.


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Wedding Cinematography
Customization & Investment

To view our wedding cinematography samples, CLICK HERE


We believe that our Bridal Couples' should be able to choose their own wedding videography coverage, that is specific to their budget/needs,  vs. having to choose from a pre-set package.  At Phoenix Memories you are treated as an individual, and we are happy to work with you, on custom-designing your uniquely YOU wedding day services.

Prior to your complimentary wedding day photography & cinematography consultation with us, it would be helpful if you could take a few moments and fill out our Wedding Inquiry Form (click button below).  This information will be kept confidential and used to help us meet your needs and expectations in a better way.  Thank you


The first step in customizing your day, is choosing your cinematographer.  We have 3 very talented professionals that are ready to provide you with a truly wonderful experience, and make your day stress-free, with top notch client service and individualized care, to meet your budget.

READ CINEMATOGRAPHER BIOS HERE  

Master Level (highly experienced) Cinematographer
film collections starting at $2000.00 for 8 hour wedding day

Associate Level (newer) Cinematographer
film collections starting at $1000.00 for 8 hour wedding day


Complete our Wedding Inquiry Form to help us custom-design your cinematography package, prior to your complimentary Bridal consultation. We love to meet with our wedding couples to get to know them in-person.


WEDDING CINEMATOGRAPHY TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR BOOKING: 25% retainer fee and signed contract required to book your wedding date and reserve your videographer.  Full balance of all wedding packages are due on or before wedding date. Travel fees will also apply for any weddings 75 miles or more outside of the Minneapolis & St. Paul city limits proper. 50% up-charge on all services, for major holiday bookings, and/or those which require our videographers to be in extraneous conditions. All contracts contain detailed information regarding the extended terms and conditions, and are utilized to protect our clients and artists equally, so that a positive and professional relationship will be maintained.



We  LOVE destination weddings, so please do not hesitate to inquire as to our travel pricing.
It's more affordable than you'd expect ;-)


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Wedding Q&A


Wedding Q&A


Our frequently asked questions, answered here, just for you:

Why is it called Phoenix Memories if you are located in Minneapolis | St. Paul?

The name is originally taken from what the mythological Phoenix bird rising represents - NEW LIFE.  It is our hope that each and every time our clients view the beautiful cinematography that our artists have created for them, that the bold and beautiful memories of that moment will be revisited time and time again - reminding them of the milestone day which was shared with loved ones.  We want to be a witness of and capture your soaring new life milestone moments in life.

How long has Phoenix Memories been doing weddings?

Since 1997 Phoenix Memories has been covering weddings via Videography.  Photography (Via Amore Lux Studios) was added in 2010, after we realized our Brides loved the extra pictures we were providing with the Videography.  Many times the original photographers would leave the wedding, after the first dance, and some of the most beautiful photos would be captured after that, by our Videography team. Now we love the fact we can offer both.

What is Your Philosophy and Style of Cinematography?  

Our Philosophy is to provide impeccable client services, as well as beautiful cinematography that you will cherish for generations to come.  We’re not simply artists, we’re highly educated creatives, with an innate eye for detail and intuitive foresight into anticipating a moment before it happens.  Great cinematography/photography happens in an instant of a moment, and takes many years to master. We believe that not everyone can do this; it’s a talent and a passion one not only needs to be born with, but must diligently continue to practice & perfect, to specifically meet the individual needs of each wedding couple.

Our Styles vary, according to client needs, but there is a dependable continuity that is produced for each client.  The Master Level artists produce gorgeous imagery/film footage, that is a mixture of editorial and candid, with a vibrant editing style. The Associate Level Artists tend to capture more "in-the-moment" images/film footage, with less editing. We do not allow obtrusive lighting and equipment, to distract the wedding celebrations, and instead have opted for higher quality lenses and cameras which allow more light into the photos/filming.  All of our Phoenix Memories professionals use the latest Canon equipment.

 

Why should we choose Phoenix Memories? 

With all candidness, we do not want everyone to choose us!  The reason we say this is because we put everything we have into each client, and treat each one like a VIP every step of the way. They come in as strangers, and leave as our dear friends/family. Because of this, we do not want just anyone to book with us, but rather those who genuinely understand the value, investment and meaning of what we are providing for them, in capturing their milestone day.  We are not like other companies, who want to book hundreds of weddings a year.  We are incredibly careful about the collaborations we choose, and the clients we work for, as well as the amount of weddings we will take in a year.  Our ideal clients wholeheartedly trust us, are willing to value and invest in our work, and in return are given a priceless investment back, in the form of truly beautiful heirloom quality images/film and custom full service client care  -- including designer albums, videography, makeup/hair artistry and print services.

What is the difference between your Master Level & Associates Level Photographers | Videographers?

Our Master Level professionals have 100's of weddings under their belt, and are seasoned veterans in the field of wedding photography | videography.  Clients who understand the immense training, investment and years of hands-on experience, understand why the cost of hiring a Master Level professional is higher and completely worth it.  They have an intuitive "know" in how to handle just about every situation which can happen during a wedding day, and the ability to make it seamless for the wedding couples. Their imagery/film editing is a true reflection of the immense dedication they have had to their craft, and their clients.  It is simply gorgeous! 

Our Associate Level professionals are new and still in the "apprentice phase" of their journey.  Not all are new photographers/cinematographers, but definitely new to wedding field (which is a whole different ball-game than standard sessions). They are still in the process of building their portfolios, and learning how to meet the varying needs of clients, so the lower cost to hire an associate may be great for budget-conscious brides, but not for clients who prefer impeccable imagery/filming.  All of our associates have been vetted for professionalism, personality and talent, so we have full confidence they will take great care of you. 

Why does Photography and Videography cost so much?

Photography and Videography are highly skilled art forms that require extensive training, experience, very expensive equipment (cameras, lenses, lights, computers and  editing equipment, SD cards, insurance, office/studio space, continuing education), and a committed passion to capturing the milestone moments in others lives.  What separates the professional from the hobbyist, is the cost, experience and extensive training. We can't tell you how many brides have called us in tears because they chose a  free to low-cost "friend or family member" who likes to do photography, to cover their wedding day, instead of a professional, and now they need someone to try to remedy the mess that was created. Yes you will save money by getting just anyone with a camera to take photographs or film your wedding day, but the truth is you will be very disappointed, if not mortified, by the outcome.  Professional photography is an investment in your memories being taken with great care.  That is truly priceless!

Why Do I need To Have a Required In-Person Bridal Consultation With Phoenix Memories or Amore Lux Studios?

Our staff is committed to personally getting to know each of our clients, and because of this we feel it is important to meet face-to-face.  There is no pressure at all to sign with us during the complimentary consultation, it is a laid back and fun way to see if we are a good fit for you, and can answer any questions you have, while helping you customize your package. Let's have coffee together :-)

What are the steps to booking a wedding with Phoenix Memories Cinematography or Amore Lux Photography Studios?

1, View our wedding galleries for, and see if our style of coverage is what you are looking for.
2. Complete a Wedding Day Inquiry Form (easy-breezy) which helps us to know what services you are looking for, and dates that are convenient to your schedule, to meet for Bridal Consultation. 
4. After/during your complimentary Bridal Consultation, simply reserve your wedding date & photographer/cinematographer by paying a 25% Retainer Fee (non-refundable deposit), signing a standard contract, and then you will be taken care of every step of the way, before and after you say "I Do," by our Executive Director, Kelly Barry-Miller.

Why do I need to pay a 25% "retainer fee" deposit ahead of time? Will it go toward my balance? Is it refundable?

The retainer fee is imperative in letting us know you are serious about reserving us for your wedding date. Many times we will get 2-4 brides who want the same wedding date (especially during peak wedding season - June thru October), and since we are only taking a select few weddings each year, this allows us to give you precedence in booking your preferred date, with your preferred professionals. It is a non-refundable retainer fee which is subtracted from your balance due on wedding date.  However, we have allowances for refunds under certain circumstances (specified in contract).

When does the balance of the wedding need to be paid? Do you accept credit cards? Can I pay online?

Our standard contract says that the balance of your wedding package is due two weeks prior to your wedding date. Many of our brides choose to pay in advance so they don't have to worry about stopping the celebrations to find their checkbook on the wedding day.  We also offer online credit card payments here on our website (safe and secure), or we can set up a monthly payment plan ahead of time, for you to be able to pay the full balance before wedding date. We accept cash, check and credit cards. Some online fees may apply.

What if our Photographer/Videographer gets sick on or before the wedding day?

No worries at all, we have a wonderfully committed team of professionals ready to step in, at a moments notice, if this happens, as well as access to a network of suitable professionals within our community.  In the very unlikely chance everyone is sick at the same time, and/or there are circumstances beyond all of our control, which inhibit us from covering your wedding, your money will be fully refunded ;-) 

Can we customize our wedding day photography shot-list?

We love it when our brides have some cool ideas/shots to add to the list.  Although we have a specific shot-list that contains all the essentials for your day, we are open to hearing your ideas, and will do all we can to try to make those happen.  We recommend adding additional Photographers/Videographers from our PM Team, if you want extensive additions to your shot list, that are not already listed.  They will be able to get all of the little details  that the main photographer can't get due to the time-frame. Also, add us to your Pinterest wedding page so we can peek in from time to time and see the poses and picture ideas you like. Let the creativity flow! you can find us at https://www.pinterest.com/phoenixmemories/ 

What does a regular wedding day photography timeline look like?

Here is a sample of our standard full 8 hour wedding day coverage (times for everyone to be in certain places for photography):

11:30 a.m. Photographers/Cinematographers arrive, and Bride should be in Hair & Makeup, and Bridesmaids already done. (Detail shots of dress, shoes, flowers, accessories etc)
12:00 p.m. Groom and Groomsmen  getting dressed
12:30 p.m. Formal pre-ceremony pictures/film of Groom with Groomsmen, and Bride with Bridesmaids, Bride getting dressed, etc
1:00 p.m.  FIRST LOOK, Bride and Groom have an intimate time, alone, seeing one another for the first time.
1:15 p.m. Bridal Party & Bride and Groom Formal photos. 
2:15 p.m. Family Formal photos.
3:15 p.m. Wedding party/family rest, relax, eat, refresh makeup & hair, while photographers head to ceremony location to set up.
3:30-4:00 p.m. Wedding guests arrive and ceremony begins.
4:00-5:00 p.m.  Wedding ceremony and receiving line.
5:00-5:45 p.m.  Bridal party candids in limo or at in-between location of ceremony and reception (may be a favorite park, place or pub).
6:00-7:30 p.m.  Reception location shots (Grand March, first dances, cake-cutting, bouquet toss, garter throw, dinner and dancing, family candids, rings, and other reception coverage)
8:00 p.m. Time for Photographers and Cinematographers to thank you, depart, and get started on editing your photos/video.

How long will it take to get my Photos and Videos delivered to us? How many photos can we expect?

For photography you can expect a few "sneak-peeks" placed on our Amore Lux Studios Blog a few days after the wedding (for you to share on social media), then in 4 weeks your edited photos (approximately 300-500, depending on package choice, for an 8 hour day) will be delivered via private online portfolio or personalized usb. You can review and request any changes at that time.  Videos take a bit longer, as the editing process is quite substantial, so expect 1-3 months before getting your files delivered via You Tube/Vimeo or usb, based on package choice. We prefer to deliver your pics and video in person, so we can make sure you are completely satisfied, or you can request them mailed to your home or office if schedules are busy.

How do I get the photos developed after delivery?  What is the best options?

We have truly luxurious and high quality options for print, including fine-art Italian wedding albums, canvas, metal, regular prints and MORE. However, if you are bound and determined to print the photos in your own, we provide a full print release with your package, which allows you to choose any lab of your choice to print the photos.  Please be aware that Amore Lux Studios cannot guarantee any photos printed at street labs (such as Walgreens, Target, Costco, etc) as it is undetermined how well they will print.  Your photos are in the highest resolution, and many street-labs don't know how to process the quality and may end up annihilating the resolution, blurring photos, or cropping out heads.  If you are unsure how to create and manage a wedding photo album, or the print side of it all,  we would be happy to assist you with the process, and create one for you.

Can we get some social media sneak-peek photos to share with our friends online?

Yep, you sure can, and in fact . . . we like to post quite a few sneak-peeks on the Amore Lux Studios BLOG a few days after your big event. Simply share the blog address on your social media platforms, easy-breezy!  

I'm planning a destination wedding and would like Phoenix Memories to cover it.  Do you travel?

We absolutely LOVE it when our brides choose a destination wedding, whether out of state, or out of the country.  We actually offer a 10% discount off our packages, for need-to-fly-to destination weddings, so that the extra 10% can go toward our travel costs. However, extra mileage, airfare, rental cars and hotel will be an additional cost, but we try to keep everything affordable for our clients.  We don't need to stay at the fanciest hotels, just give us a great place to rest up for your big day, and we are there! It also saves you the time and effort of having to procure an out-of-state/country media team, who may be more expensive and possibly not give you the desired outcome.

 

More questions? Feel free to contact us HERE, so we can personally answer any questions you have.


 

 

 

 

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Wedding Inquiry Form


Wedding Inquiry Form


Phoenix Memories
Minneapolis | St. Paul
Wedding Inquiry Form

Thank you for considering Phoenix Memories to capture your beautiful wedding day.  We are truly honored to get to know you.  Please complete this wedding day inquiry form, which will give us the information we need to help you plan your day.  

All information is kept confidential

 

Bride's Name *
Bride's Name
Groom's Name *
Groom's Name
Phone *
Phone
We promise not to call you, unless you want us to :-)
Wedding Date *
Wedding Date
This helps us to understand your budget needs and the services we provide, which may best be suited to that budget.
Hours are based on continuous coverage.
Please Check The Box Below That Fits Your Needs *
Videography Options
These are custom options that you can add, to create your personalized wedding videography package. Check the ones that apply.
Please let us know who we can thank for referring our services to you:
Please let us know two dates/time frames you would be available to meet for your Bridal Consultation.