John Appleton Weddings specializes in long form highlights that typically range between 10 and 14 minutes, as opposed to the overly short 3-4 minute highlight and the very long 1-2 hour feature/documentary. Many highlight videos are only imagery to music. Every John Appleton Wedding video incorporates not only beautiful images from your wedding but also audio excerpts from your officiant, vowels, and speeches. Every booking receives a 1 Minute Teaser Video and full ceremony, dances, and toasts are available as separate videos a la carte.
Packages start at $2,400, with a mid range package that includes additional coverage, drone, and a 2nd Videographer starting at $3,200 and an ultimate package that starts at $3,700. I book a limited amount of weddings per year to ensure quality over quantity.
John Appleton Weddings, based in Richmond, VA, provides professional wedding videography services throughout the greater Virginia area and beyond. John Appleton Weddings works to provide you with high quality videography on your wedding day along with professional editing to ensure that your wedding film is the perfect cinematic experience for you and your loved ones to enjoy again and again.
I encourage brides and grooms to not only look at the quality of camera work when assessing videographers but also the quality of the editing in the videos they deliver. You can have the best camera in the world, but without good editing your video will not feel worth the price you may be charged, and I shoot each and every wedding with the mindset of how it will be edited. As all great filmmakers will attest, the film is made in the editing room, but if your wedding wasn't shot properly in the first place, little can be done to correct such in editing.
John Appleton attented the filmmaking program at UNCSA in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and quickly went on to begin his career in New York City as a videographer and editor. John is now an award winning filmmaker, having won the awards "Best of Show" at the 2016 Lone Star Film Festival, and "Special Prize for First Feature" at the 2016 Queens world film festival for his debut feature narrative "Nothing Serious". John has reinvented his pursuit of cinematic story telling through the wedding ceremony lens and has now been working in the video production and post production field for over 10 years.
John also offers unique Vintage / Arthouse Wedding Videos which can be made as anniversary gifts from previous wedding videos or shot and edited to invoke a sense of nostalgia. See example made from pre-existing footage: https://vimeo.com/261726013
John Appleton Weddings uses an a la carte system for his videography services, allowing you to personalize and customize your ideal package. John Appleton Weddings offers the following services:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Martha Maddox · Married on 06/15/2019
John Appleton and his team were great to work with, very professional, have not seen the video yet but so far very happy.Sent on 07/15/2019
Mike Wilson · Married on 02/03/2019
John Appleton is an Outstanding Videographer!
John made an amazing video for my wife and I. Most importantly, he turned a video around so fast! His work is perfect. Absolutely perfect. He's flexible, intelligent, and can see perspectives in videography that others can't see. I strongly recommend you use him!Sent on 02/26/2019
Kait Gregory · Married on 02/03/2019
We had an amazing experience! John and his second shooter were great to work with before and during the event. He also edited and returned our video very promptly, and we’re so thankful for the amazing team we had on our wedding day!Sent on 02/26/2019
Book anytime between now and March 2020 and save $200 on your total package for any weddings schedule in January, February, or March of 2020!
Working with John has been a a dream! From a photographer's standpoint, one of the things we loved most about working with John was his passion for what he does and his willingness to be a team player! When you have photographers and videographers at a wedding throughout the day, naturally they both want to shoot many of the same things and capture the same moments. Being able to do this seamlessly for the couple is always the goal so they aren't having to re-create and stage moments. Working with John we've been able to do just that all the while allowing both parties to get great shots/footage. On top of being a fun wedding professional to work with, John also delivers a beautiful final product! If you're looking for someone who can tell the story of your wedding day, integrate into the flow of your day without disruption, and has your best interests, definitely give John a shout!