1. Introduction: What's your story?
Hi! I am Peter Romano, co-founder and owner of Handprint-Images Wedding Photography & Video.
I was born and raised in Tucson, graduating from The University of Arizona with a BFA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography. My background includes becoming Photo Editor for Pima Community College's Aztec Press.
I have worked for a couple local studios, managing and coordinating event schedules to create dynamic products for individuals and efficient workflow for staff. I film and document everything from restaurants and culinary events to fire dancers.
Events are always the highlight of my week. The energy and enthusiasm of social events drives creative efforts. Seeing joyful smiles and sincere happiness on couple's and family's faces brightens my day!
2. How long have you been filming weddings? How many weddings have you filmed?
Our first year in business, I focused primarily as the lead photographer. As my business partner began other ventures, I quickly took up the task of filming weddings in 2013. The technical aspects of filming a wedding are intrinsic to understanding how a still photograph captures a moment. This understanding helps create a live action document that lets you relive your wedding day through everything from the emotions of your guests to the fine details of your uniquely styled wedding. I have filmed over 50 weddings and love that each event presents creative opportunities.
3. How would you describe your videography style?
Our style is a dynamic mixture of documentary and creative story telling with an emphasis on the couple at each wedding. During the event preparations, we capture the important details focusing on creative camera movements. During the ceremony, we stand back to not interfere with the event. During the reception we are drawn to document guest's joyful smiles and you may even find us on the dance floor. Focusing on distinct elements that make your wedding unique, I love to get close-ups of all the details. Creating camera movements and selectively focusing on guests enjoying special moments help create a complete film document of the entire day.
4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding videographer?
Couples should book videographers about 9-12 months before their wedding. I stay in contact with couples during their planning and preparation for the wedding to answer any questions and offer helpful suggestions. Weddings can be very difficult and stressful the longer a couple waits before planning any part of their wedding. Weddings are very seasonal, with the fall and spring dates fill up fast. Once your date and/or venue are set, contact us to check on our availability.
5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?
We offer a straight-forward video documentation of a couple's ceremony, a must-have for all weddings. This features 2 cameras to create smooth transitions between individual events of the ceremony and choosing the best camera angle for each moment.
Also available is a live-stream ceremony package to share with guests that may not be able to attend the event. This is a single camera angle streamed through services like YouTube or Zoom, allowing viewers out-of-state to be a part of your special day.
Our most popular package includes highlights videos of the full wedding day. This offers clients an impactful way to relive their wedding day with creative camera angles and dynamic cinematic movement. Each video can be customized to include the preparations, ceremony, reception, bouquet toss, toasts, first dances, cake cutting, and more to music of the couples choice.
We also offer photography services that include copyrights to high-resolution digital images. We also have a photo booth with fun props so your guests can take home a photo and leave you a print!
6. Are you the wedding videographer who will be filming on the wedding day? How many camera people and cameras will be operating on the day?
Yes, I am the lead videographer. We use at least 2 cameras for each event and a second videographer is at the event to ensure maximum coverage. Think about the moment you may miss of your guests having fun while you take family photos. Our 2nd videographer would be their to capture their joyful smiles, candid moments and even some funny bloopers to share on your wedding film.
Couples may get ready in separate areas, so you will always have a professional videographer with each party. This ensures a dynamic editing process to present the best camera angles and seamlessly transition through special events on your wedding day.
7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?
Yes, travel fees may be applicable to cities outside the greater Tucson area. Don't worry, I have very efficient transportation and try to make it as easy on your budget as possible. Travel costs may be necessary to cover transportation, parking, entrance fees into parks, and/or hotels when applicable.
8. How do you back-up your footage to ensure no footage is lost and for how long do you keep the footage after the wedding?
Memory cards are kept safe until the final product is delivered to you. I use external hard-drives and cloud storage for redundancy. I keep files and videos for over 5 years and never delete anything a client may ask for in the event they lose a video.
9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the video? And how will the video be delivered?
Video editing is a fun and creative process and may take some time. I often quote clients 4-8 weeks for videos depending on the length of coverage of their wedding.
Keep in mind, your photos may be delivered sooner than a complete wedding video but I will keep you informed along the way of the process and offer sneak peaks along the way.
Videos may be delivered via digital download, a USB drive, or a DVD depending on the client's needs.
10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?
I understand the wedding planning process may have some bumps along the way. I try to be flexible with each client to ensure a smooth booking process. We ask for a $250 non-refundable retainer and work with clients if the event needs to be rescheduled.