Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Ceremony and Reception Edit ?

The ceremony is the complete, cleanly-edited video of your entire wedding ceremony. It is recorded with multiple cameras and professional audio recording. The reception includes establishing shots, first entrance, dances, speeches and other specialty moments throughout the night.

What is the Creative Film?

Our creative film is shot in real movie cinematic quality. This is where you get to see our creative side, the reason why you loved us so much. Each film is uniquely tailored to the couple, capturing candid emotional moments and laughter. It is a creative journey of your wedding day set to cinematic music, storytelling dialogue and quality audio. We put our heart and soul into creating the best possible film that leaves you and your family members wanting more. Each film is professionally color graded, includes professional sound design and professional on sight recording. This footage is delivered in 4k resolution.

What is the Raw Footage?

All of the original footage files from our cameras that were used to create your wedding film. The files are in their original format and special software may be required to view them.

What is the 60 Second Trailer?

A short creative, cinematic edit for sharing on social media.  A short but heartfelt representation and preview of your full creative wedding highlights film. 

Is our footage filmed in 4K quality?

Yes! All our footage is filmed in 4K. 4K resolution is the future of broadcast and streaming video quality.  Most new televisions being produced today support 4K.  4K is nearly 4x the pixel resolution of 1080p HD.

What is full day coverage?

We are passionate about filming and when we say full day we mean from start to finish. We start our day with bridal preparations, film the entire ceremony, important speeches, cake cutting, special moments and some party footage towards the end of the night.

What is our booking process?

After a conversation on the phone to get to know one another and see if we are a good fit for each other, a contract/proposal will be drafted. We will send this to you via our Honeybook platform. After you look it over, sign/initial and email it back with your retainer, you are all BOOKED!!! We ask for a 20% retainer upon the signing of your contract.

Do we offer payment plan options?

We are happy to create a payment plan up until your wedding or you may pay in full a week before your wedding date. We are flexible with payment and if you need special arrangements please contact us at any time.

Can we meet with you before we decide to hire you?

Absolutely! We definitely want to get to know you before your wedding.We can always talk on the phone, Skype or meet up in person. It is so important for us and the customer to get to know one another, to make sure that we are a perfect fit for one another.

Who will actually film my wedding?

You can trust that your wedding will be filmed by James and Keri. Owners of Ashley Film Studios.

What is your filming style?

We are candid filmmakers. We capture moments as they happen. There will be few times when we might ask you to do something but it is very minimal. We want you to relax and enjoy the day you’ve waited and dreamed about. This makes our job easier because we get to capture real heartfelt moments.

Do you get to choose the music?

It is illegal to use copy written music without proper licensing in your edited wedding films. The other option is to buy and license songs from websites like and . To create the cinematic quality that you love from our wedding films, it is important to find music that fits the story we are creating. This is why we choose songs from these websites. Cinematic music can create just the right emotions and feelings to tell your unique story. Although we typically choose the songs, if you find any selections on the sites that you especially like, let us know and we’ll do our best to fit the music into your films.

Are you FAA licensed and Insured to fly a Drone?

Did you know that it is illegal to hire a drone operator to film commercially without a Part 107 FAA Pilot License? If a drone operator isn’t licensed and an accident occurs, your company can be help responsible for damages and/or lawsuits that come your way.

At Ashley Film Studios, all of our drone pilots are FAA Part 107 licensed pilots which means we do things legally, and safely every single time. We are insured, trained and available to take on your aerial cinematography / photography requests.

Do we have Liability Insurance?

Yes!! Ashley Film studios will provide proof of insurance to your venue about 1-2 weeks before your event. We will also carry proof of insurance with us on the day of your event. 

How did we get our name?

We named our company after our daughter Ashley! 😊