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BEYOND ONCE A BLUR

THE EXPERIENCE

OUR STYLE, VALUE AND GOALS

We love what is essentially described as “love”— the warmth, intimacy, the very fondness of each other. And what we love even more is being able to document those unique moments and translate them into films for our exceptional couples. We enjoy providing a luxury feel & look in every aspect of Once A Blur, including Couple’s video shoots, Proposals, Engagements, the Wedding Films, our branding & style, even the overall tone for when we communicate and work.. We're beyond grateful and honored for the past, the current, and the future clients to come for selecting us to capture their unforgettable moments.

 

Our style as we tell of consists of elegance and romanticism, that will forever be timeless. Those dreamy and natural hues, for us it shows refined modernity in our work, yet a sense of posh. With very minimal posing to capturing authentic & genuine moments that happens in a split second. From there, documenting the fine details to the innermost moments, we truly value connecting with our couples and being involved from the beginning to the end. Our goal is pure and simple, we want you reminiscing your past moments. We want you relieving those very memories that were Once A Blur. And that’s the experience we create and bring to life.

Stories we've been a part of...

The Hudaks
The Szareks
The Tondryks
The Petrellas
The Rubys
The Zhemkovs
The Ribalko's
The Wilsons

AN ELEGANT VIDEO SESSION

OUR OFFERINGS

TO A ROMANTIC FILM

Packages
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Wedding & Elopements

Intimate Weddings or Immense Weddings, four-hour weddings or twelve-hour weddings, what they all have in common is their uniqueness. Truthfully, it’s a love story that’s meant to be documented. With different and special needs from coverage to travel to types of films, we create an exclusive package that’s specifically meant for you.

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Couples & Engagements

Whether it’s a new chapter in your book or another milestone in your journey together, we offer awe-inspiring sessions. With exploring your aesthetics, destinations, thoughtful planning and securing a timeframe, we excitingly put our energy into creating the very perfect moment.

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''She captured the raw rollercoaster of emotions that come with first love"

“Emily took our engagement pictures and honestly, I was stunned. She captured the raw rollercoaster of emotions that come with a first love, suggesting creative poses and diffusing tension with her humor and charisma. I get quite nervous in front of a camera, but Emily made me feel comfortable enough to look back at the pictures and see only genuine smiles. My husband and I are so thankful for her expertise and willingness to work with us to create forever memories. Once A Blur is not like other videography/photography companies. Working with this business will guarantee fun and memorable photo shoots, superior quality edits, and an evident passion for the job from the woman behind the camera!”

— ANNA NUTSA

FROM THE INQUIRY FORM

OUR PROCESS

TO THE DELIVERY OF FILMS

One

BOOKING

Once you’ve submitted your inquiry, we'll chat through email regarding your special day! We'll also forward you our beautiful "Investment Guide" that'll give you an insightful view of everything we offer. If you feel we're a great match, decided on what type of film(s) to be produced, hours of coverage, any add-ons and travel costs, we can schedule a complimentary phone call if anything else needs to be clarified or adjusted. Moving forward, a contract including everything we've discussed will be emailed. Once you’ve reviewed it, asked any questions & everything looks right, we can proceed to securing your date with both of us digitally signing the Contract. Lastly, the 30% retainer will be due promptly to officially finalized us as your Wedding Videographers. 

Two

PRE-WEDDING AND DAY OF

As “The Day” gets closer, we’d love for you to add us in your Pinterest Board and share any Instagram Reels with us so we can get a good feel & vision into curating the Wedding Film of your dreams! Although we’re fully prepared when it comes to all-things-related to Wedding Filming, we truly love to get refined and dive further into achieving your unique desires! We schedule a “Month Of” phone call for your finalized timeline & any other important moments that you are planning on! That way, we can truly be equipped and ensure you're getting everything you want in terms of coverage. Once “The Day” arrives, we truly take care of the rest. Just think of us as your personal camera crew whose presence is very minimal & behind-the-scenes. From ensuring every detail is to perfection to having you both run off into the sunset — we serve you while you enjoy this beyond incredible day of yours.

Three

EVERLASTING MEMORIES

After the Wedding Day, with many of us still reminiscing the perfect moments that took place, we begin the hours and hours of work perfecting your film(s). From backing up your remarkable memories, to choosing the perfect song, removing the unusable footage, trimming clips, color-grading, editing sound, and lastly stitching scenes together to truly create a unique and free-flowing film — all the while preparing to film another Wedding for the books. This is why our turnaround time for you to receive your film(s) is three to nine months from your Wedding Date. You can expect our communicate between each other to be minimal, with monthly updates to alert of any delays (because life happens!) to where we are on your Wedding Film Timeline. But not to worry, we get impatient too.. so we do our very best in sending sneak-peeks to our couples!

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''She will try anything you’re envisioning & run with it'

“Emily is a sweetheart who is willing to work with you to get JUST what you were hoping to capture. Whether a video or pictures, she will find that perfect sunset shot, hunt down a blank wall, or a pretty field. And! She will try anything you’re envisioning & run with it. Thank you for helping us to get a beautiful picture that I still love, and I can’t wait for more.”

— MARGITA LUKOMSKIY
  • HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING VIDEOGRAPHY & WHAT'S YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE?
    Emily at Once A Blur has been editing videos since March 2016. When November 2018 came along, she filmed her very first Wedding. From there, she has filmed and edited several Weddings throughout the years in various cities/states as well as being a Photographer's assistant, which she learned and developed crucial skills for this industry. From styling, posing, working with all sorts of lightning, to the technical skills of equipment, electronics and editing. She is the Lead Videographer & sole editor for Wedding Films. Mike at Once A Blur has been a Second Videographer with Emily since March 2021. Although its been a short while, he's a fast learner with the ability to assist on the spot with posing, angles, drone footage, full length recordings, carrying equipment and overall being an essential part to the business. Beginning of 2022 is when Once A Blur was officially and professionally launched as a business. In this short period of time, they continue to learn the ins & outs of their business as well as growing, networking and connecting with their couples and communities.
  • IS ONCE A BLUR A LEGITIMATE RUNNING BUSINESS?
    YES. We're registered with our business name, we have equipment and liability insurance, high-end video equipment, acquired proper licenses from music to software's, annual costs of domain hosting, business email & cards as well as having social media presence.
  • WHAT IS A "HIGHLIGHT" FILM?
    A Highlight Film is the ‘highlights’ of the beautiful couple and their Wedding Day. With scenes of getting ready, details, the vows/letters, first look(s), snip-bits of the Ceremony, dances, speeches and the special in-between moments. These are usually two to four minutes in length (one song, so it varies), typically focusing on the couple, their moments & details. In full transparency, this type of Film will not include a full length recording of the Ceremony or any Speeches (you can select these as add-ons). We recommend this type of film for couples who are looking for a simple, yet very elegant recap of their special day, starring them. This will include the best and most fulfilling moments from the Wedding Day. Additionally, we do recommend at least six hours of coverage to ensure we film and capture all of your desired moments from your incredible event.
  • WHAT IS A "WEDDING STORY" FILM?
    A Wedding Story Film is a longer version of a “Highlight Film” but with two "separate" sections (in a way, there's an option to select two songs for this type of film). This will feature more in-depth aspects that goes beyond the couple and includes more of dances, bridal party, your guests with even more details/angles that'll ultimately result in more footage. These are usually four to seven minutes in length (two songs) with sections being intimate and sweet to another portion being more fun with friends and family. We recommend this type of film for couples who desire to be more involved in the post-production aspect, who has specific requests from filming during their Wedding. Additionally, we do recommend closer to ten hours of coverage to ensure we’re there to film every desired moment, especially with this greater length film that will ultimately be more in depth.
  • HOW MUCH SHOULD WE EXPECT TO INVEST IN OUR WEDDING FILM(S)?
    We begin at $2,500 for our Wedding Videography Services, with some of our Couples investing up to $5,000. We offer add-ons as well such as a Wedding Story Film (longer length video), Drone Footage, Full Recordings of Speeches and the Ceremony, and much more. A Travel Fee may also be added unto the final costs, depending where your Wedding will be located. However, we email an "Investment Guide" detailing all this information (quite literally everything), once we have received your Inquiry Form. In every unique "package" that's curated with your selection of add-ons, a Second Videographer, Eight Hours of Coverage and a Beautifully Personalized USB Giftbox are included without any additional costs.
  • ARE PACKAGES CUSTOMIZABLE?
    Each Wedding is as unique as each one of our couples’ needs, desires and expectations are. So when it comes to types of Films to be produced, any Add-Ons, Hours of Coverage, Travel Costs and anything you can imagine, we love to personally connect and curate a one-of-a-kind package that’s especially perfect for you! However, our Signature Package (without any add-ons) includes: - Highlight Film (2-4 minutes) - 2 Videographers - 8 Hours of Coverage - Personalized USB Giftbox
  • DO YOU INCLUDE “RAW FOOTAGE” IN ANY OF YOUR PACKAGES?
    Unfortunately, we do not offer raw footage. We know there’s blogs out there that gives tips like “make sure your Videographer includes raw footage in your package” for you to essentially receive everything you could possibly get from your Wedding Day. Sadly, raw footage — in another words is unfinished work. (e.g.) Would you ask your Photographer to not only deliver your finished Wedding photos but all of the raw ones (unedited versions) as well? Regardless of the answer, we promise you won’t go back to view each and every single clip that's either shakey, not the perfect lighting, flat colors, etc. We take pride in not only Day Of filming but also Post-Production work that we work countless hours in editing to deliver you your very perfect Wedding Film.
  • WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR FILMS?
    With weekends being booked one after another, sharing time with our loved ones and overall allowing ourselves some time to unwind after constant filming during the busy Wedding Season, which we were oh so lucky to have been apart of, time is needed to beautifully craft each and every single film. That's why our timeline is three to six months from your Wedding Date for your film(s) to be delivered. We kindly ask for your patience, warmth & understanding if any delays (life, sickness, emergencies) were to occur during your Wedding Film Timeline. Not to worry though, we will communicate monthly with each other and LOVE sharing sneak-peeks to our wonderful couples, who we truly value.
  • DO YOU TRAVEL AND IF SO, WHAT ARE THE COSTS LIKE?
    We mainly travel all around NY, and love to stay along the East Coast. However, we truly never limit ourselves to where our couples are located! And since each and every Wedding is so unique, Travel Costs will ultimately differ from type of transportation (personal vehicle, rental car, airfare), how many miles and night stay(s). But we do ensure to be as reasonable as we can when it comes down to estimating traveling costs.
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