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Here at Fairytale Productions, we love startups! We are big supporters of small business and individual creativity. However, when it comes to something as important as your wedding day photography and videography, we wanted to give you a few key things to consider as you make this important investment. Here are 3 reasons to book with an established Photo & Video company instead of a new, small operation without much history or industry reputation (even if they're talented!) 1)  Established Trust in Your Full Experience Like we said, we LOVE it when new talent comes on the scene!  We used to be in their shoes and KNOW the challenges that

When it comes to choosing the right wedding videography package, it's important to consider both the quality of the footage and the final edits included in comparison to your budget. One of the main differences that separates our Premium Wedding Video Package from the Traditional Packages is that it has a longer artistic edit: the Cinematic Main Feature. The Cinematic Main Feature is 8-20 minutes long as opposed to the 3-5 minute Highlight Film that comes with the Traditional packages. It is also a little more artistic in nature because the Premium package comes with two videographers (so there is more footage to work with) and because of the

We don't love to sing our own praises. However, we thought it might be useful for clients to hear about what it's like working with us from real clients. So, here just a few sample reviews from our beloved brides & grooms we've had the privilege of working with so far in 2016. You can find these tried-and-true testimonials on reputable websites such as Google, The Knot, and WeddingWire as well. --- #1 Allyson & Nick | 8/5/16 | Detroit | Photo + Video + DJ + Photo Booth "We used Fairytale Productions for Photo, Video, DJ, and Photo Booth for our wedding. We loved working with this company! Our coordinator was great

Are you looking for a high-quality, cinematic wedding videography package that doesn't cost a fortune? We have recently initiated a new package that falls between our Traditional, or basic, Package and our Premium Package. It's called the Traditional Plus and it offers top quality at a a more affordable price point than our top-tier packages. It's different from the Traditional Package in that: -It guarantees a MASTER Videographer -It uses hollywood-style equipment to get cinematic shots -We color-grade the film to give it an extra edge, like we do for our Premium Package It's different from the Premium Package in that: -There's only 1 Videographer instead of 2 -It covers up to 10 hours as

It is common practice for modern day couples to book their photographer first of all major services. Many times, the videography is much farther down the list of priorities. We understand photography is one of the things brides and grooms look forward to most, and are most excited to lock in for the day. However, we recommend booking with a company who can provide both Photo and Video services for your wedding day because of the benefits of the vendors working together. Here are 3 of those benefits: 1) Cooperation Your photographer and videographer working together means that they will be conscious of one another's shots, and not step in the

  Something we hear a lot in this business from couples planning their wedding photography & videography is: "We really want it to be candid. We don't want it to be pose-y."   We totally understand where they are coming from! But, if you haven't spent much time in front of a professional camera, it can be hard to understand just where those candid-looking shots actually come from. Truly candid photography means the photographer hangs back and captures the live events without interfering with or directing the photograph. It is expected at parts of the wedding day like the ceremony, first dances, bouquet toss, and others like that. However, when it comes to

The weather has warmed in both Michigan and Florida and we have *hopefully* seen the last of the snow until next winter up north! We've enjoyed getting out with our clients for engagement photos in this more moderate weather. If you have an engagement session included in your package with us -- or if you'd like to add one -- we encourage you do schedule it sooner than later! Not only is it a big piece to check off your list, but it can help you design eye-catching Save the Dates or dress up your wedding website. Take a look at a few of our favorites for inspiration! A few

There is so much to consider when booking wedding photography and videography.  However, most couples have never been so heavily involved in planning a wedding, so they don't always know where to start, what to look for, and what questions to ask. We totally get that. The trouble is, out of not knowing where else to look, many brides and grooms tend to just compare dollar amounts to one another. Budgets are important. But before you categorize all of your wedding expenses and write them in stone, you should know that there are many ways in which the VALUE of what you book can far outweigh a relatively

Every year of weddings has its own set of trends that make it stand out. 2016 will be no different -- millenials are tying the knot with more of their own unique flavor than ever before. Here are 3 up-and-coming wedding trends that we can't wait to capture in 2016. #1 Shopping Local Food & Florals are the big ones here. Instead of having flowers shipped from different corners of the world, couples in 2016 are projected to provide more locally-grown, in-season floral arrangements for their decor, accents, and bouquets. Likewise for catering, more farm-to-table food options are expected to be served from local, sustainable growers. Not only does this give

Recently engaged? Congratulations! Having your Engagement Photos taken early is a great way to get ahead of the game on major planning pieces like your wedding website, Save the Dates, and even invitations. Don't shy away from the cooler temperatures of late Winter or early Spring -- you can make the climate work in your favor for your engagement session! Here's a little inspiration from Ashley & Alexander's recent engagement session in Rochester, Michigan -- we can't wait to capture their wedding on September 30th of this year! Details we love: Her manicured nails The wardrobe choices -- most engagement sessions are about an hour, which means that if you bring a coat