10 Questions with Neil and Fiona

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding videographers in Washington, Neil & Fiona of MXBloom Films. Mountlake Terrace based Neil & Fiona are the founders and owners of MXBloom Films.

MXBloom Films

Videographers - Neil and Fiona

10 Questions with Neil and Fiona

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Mxbloom Films is a wedding cinematography and photography company based in the Seattle area. Neil and Fiona, the co-owners of this business, are honored to be chosen to document the magic of your special day. This husband-and-wife duo strives to produce a keepsake film that you can use to relive the joy of your celebration for many years to come.

Neil and Fiona are storytellers at heart. Their mission is to create a cinematic-quality video that highlights the essence of your romance. They find joy and meaning in witnessing the candid moments on your big day. Through their lens, they aspire to capture the event exactly how it happens naturally. These talented cinematographers are skilled at producing a film that is a true representation of who you are as a couple.

2. How long have you been filming weddings? How many weddings have you filmed?

I have been focusing on weddings since 2017, and have shot more than 90 weddings by July 2021.

3. How would you describe your videography style?

In our work, we always strive to capture those distinct moments that contain the essence of the story, its soul – whether in film or photography.

It could be a movement, a view, a detail, an expression, or all of them together. Composition, framing, and the use of light and shadow become the tools for me to create a coherent style, specific to each project, and thereby transport the atmosphere, the story, the characters.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding videographer?

The ideal time to book is roughly 5 to 19 months before your wedding date. You may even book 2 years in advance for an ideal wedding date, or any Saturday in the summer in the PNW area.

The most popular wedding months in Washington are June to October. My summer schedule is usually completely booked by February.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

​Over the years we've found that the popular wedding videography or photography collections range from $2299-$3099 or $4099-$4699 for a combination package tends to be what most couples are looking for. ​My wedding pricing starts at $1199(weekday) for elopement photography collection, or $1299(weekday) for a cinemagraphy collection.

We are offering the highest quality photography and videography combination packages at an excellent value. The most popular package is $4499 ($8299 Value) PREMIUM PHOTOGRAPHY + VIDEOGRAPHY COLLECTION, Which includes an 8 hours of combination coverage, many stuning products and services. Welcome you to reach out.

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?

I lead to shooting both photography and videography for all of our weddings unless otherwise specified.

As you know we are a wife-husband team, we also have four other associate shooters and assistants. All of our associate cinematographers/photographers at our team have been trained by Neil on how to shoot in his style and work on a wedding team-based project. We like to think of ourselves as professional filmmakers and photographers who shoot weddings. Of course, we have many decent cameras and lenses.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

We charge $0.56/miles for the locations further than 60 minutes. Hotel, air tickets, car rental fees, etc. depend on specific event.

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?

How to back-up to ensure no footage is absolutely lost is the priority task after shooting a wedding. We always double secure our footage and complimentary keep it for our couples 1 to 5 years depend on the packages.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the video? And how will the video be delivered?

Weddings have an average turnaround time of 6-8 weeks by online film editions and galleries, digital delivery, and/or flash drive delivery.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Cancellation policies depend on the industry rules and the law. It will be stated in the contract.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021