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Why I like using Wedding Programs by Celeste Sheffey

Wedding programs are a very integral part of my video editing process. I match the font and program layout as closely as possible, typing in all of the names of the wedding party in  a really nice upward scroll feature.

I’ve found that manually typing all of the information provided a much better result than scanning the program. Scanning tended to reduce the quality of the text making it hard to read on the DVD.

Ultimately, Wedding Khoncepts goal is always provide high quality service for all our happy brides and grooms! 

Have a wonderful 2012!

Why I like using wedding programs
A. Celeste Sheffey HD Videographer, PhotoGraphic Artist
Tel: (617) 442-9912 | Mobile:

Question: Why do Brides hire a wedding videographer?

Hello to all the Brides and Brides to be. Many congratulations to you and the groom.

I’ve videotaped many weddings over the years and have loved each and every one as a unique and gifted celebration.  It’s truly a priviledge, to be chosen, as one of the wedding service vendors entrusted to capture your wedding day memories in a way that will bring you both years of  joy. 

Sharing your views on some of the reasons you chose and/or are choosing to have your wedding videotaped would be a super favor. I’ve set up the poll in a way that reads percentages so it’s totally anonymous. Your answers will  allow me to tweak and/or revise my current wedding videotaping option plans based on what Brides REALLY want as it relates to having your wedding day celebration videotaped. 

So please take a moment to voice your opinions by selecting the appropriate response or feel free to supply one not listed. 

Many thanks in advance! and if you’re a Bride- To-Be getting married in Boston, MA  please contact me and let’s see if we arrange to work some magic for your special day.

A. Celeste Sheffey – CEO/Owner
Khoncepts and Wedding Khoncepts
Digital Videotaping, Scenic Photography and Scanning Services
Boston , MA 02119
Phone: 617.442.9912
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Fabulously Fall Wedding Colors by Wedding Khoncepts

 How fabulous are Amy and David’s rich and vibrant colors reflecting Fall in all it’s glory.                    We especially like the gold table settings. 

All of these images are “video snap shots” from Amy and David’s wedding video tapes.                         One of the many reasons why we enjoy videotaping is our ability to capture photo images to      create lovely photographic memories.

A. Celeste Sheffey – CEO/Owner
Khoncepts and Wedding Khoncepts
Digital Videotaping, Scenic Photography and Scanning Services
 Boston , MA 02119
Phone: 617.442.9912

Online Personalized Gift Store
Wedding Khoncepts  – Videotaping and photo albums
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Wedding Video Editing by Celeste Sheffey

Securing a wedding videotaping assignment is a great honor. The bride and groom trusting that we will capture their wedding day celebration in a way they will enjoy viewing many times during their marriage. So many wonderful themes, Fall weddings, destination weddings, cruise ship weddings all of which translates to fabulous additional creative side projects.

Wedding Khoncepts prefers using two camera persons. We find recording the wedding ceremonies from two different angles gives us the best footage to use for the final editing process. We also use two cameras throughout the wedding reception most especially during the toasts/speeches. Camera one is focused one the bridal table and camera two is taping the speakers.  The entire wedding day celebration then becomes the basis of hundreds of video editing hours including but not limited to:

  • All of our wedding clients receiving  6 to 8 hours of unedited footage that is first added to our computer systems then burned to several dvds.
  • Packing the unedited dvds and mailing them to our wedding couples within 21 business days. Postal tracking numbers are included in our email correspondences
  • Painstakingly going frame by video frame capturing hundreds of video still photos from the unedited video footage that will used in a variety of fun projects for our wedding couples.
  • Creating artistic projects  including photo slideshows with music, soft cover wedding photo albums, wedding ties, thank you note cards, custom postage stamps and five minute online video highlight clips.
  • Editing six to eight hours of video footage into our our final version, signature “elegantly entertaining” ninety minute hightlight wedding video dvds.
  • Completing the editing process for all highlight wedding dvds within 90 business days from date of wedding.

Wedding Khoncepts ability to record an entire lovely wedding day celebration, and create hundreds of memories in a variety of formats is what makes us so very popular with our wonderful wedding clients and their very valuable continued referrals.

I’m excited that the United States Post Office linked this article to their website!

Celebrating your 25th Wedding Anniversary

I enjoy analyzing large-size family video and photo projects and reducing them    into smaller measurable tasks for my clients.

 Celeste, Thank you so much for the videos!!!!!!  I got them in the mail today together with our state of marriage certificate!  I have spent all morning alternating between laughing and crying at the video

Words can’t say how thankful I am to have all these memories captured . .  You are so stealthy!  I had no idea you were recording so much, and the editing was awesome.  Thank you!!!  I can’t wait to show MG tonight after work!!!!!!

 Let us create these types of special memories  for you and your loved ones.

 I admit up front, I’m very biased when it comes to hiring a wedding videographer.  Even though I have a photography background I very much prefer videotaping weddings using my skills as a  photographer for proper composition, zooming in when necessary and understanding proper lighting techniques.  

Many wedding couples are often told to save money by asking  a friend or relative to videotape the wedding day as a gift which is excellent advice if that person is very handy with a video camera, has enough battery packs making camera cords unnecessary, has pretty good basic editing skills and will be happy taping the  wedding ceremony and entire reception rather than mingling with other family members, chatting with the guests or getting in a dance or two.I mention these few items because a wedding professional would be attending their clients’ wedding day totally on their behalf, strictly to videotape each couples’ entire wedding day as it unfolds.   

After working with my assistant (oldest daughter) since 1998, I happily find myself transitioning as a one person,  “One Location/Wedding-Reception Videotaping Special”  due largely to my assistant’s growing family’s needs and her new daytime job duties.In addition I’m getting  adjusted to working solo, a recent phenomenon is happening. I’ve been contacted by several wedding couples who, in fact, did have family members and friends videotape portions of their wedding day and now they are in possession of a variety of tapes that require editing. 

 The challenge for any video editor now becomes:  

  • Viewing several hours of  videotapes by one person ( approximately 5 to 6 hours @ $25+ p/hr)
  • Viewing several hours of videotapes that were shot by multiple people ( approximately another 5 to 6 hours @ $25+ p/hr)
  • Identifying what occurred on each tape, label or re-label the tapes ( approximately 5 to 6 hours @ $25+ p/hr)
  • Taking notes on what occurred on each tape for the editing process

Editing begins once the tapes have been viewed, properly  labelled and identified as wedding ceremony, reception entry, speeches, dinner hour, cake cutting, garter and flower toss and dancing ( approximately 15 hours @ $25+ p/hr).   It’s one thing to edit a wedding you and an assistant have personally attended and videotaped. It’s a whole other ballgame, unless you’re incredibly fortunate and the tapes are all perfectly focused, with proper lighting, composition and voice levels, to edit someone else’s video work.My best guesstimate is approximately 30 hours of viewing, logging and editing time @ $25+ per hour to create wedding couple’s highly anticipated wedding DVD.

 I look forward to every wedding season and working with wedding couples directly and/or assisting them with editing their wedding gift videotapes.

Wedding DVDs, as well as online video highlights, allow future generations to enjoy hearing the music of the day, watch how you both danced, played, cried  and smiled “live” while watching your “elegantly entertaining” wedding memories.

A. Celeste Sheffey – CEO/Owner
Khoncepts and Wedding Khoncepts
Digital Videotaping, Editing and Duplication Services
Boston , MA 02119
Phone: 617.442.9912
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A Neat Little Wedding Story

I received this email from one of my brides. I’m so happy that she was thoughtful enough to send it to me as it kept a smile on my face all day.

So, I have a neat little story to tell you.  A coworker had recently mentioned that he had some wedding pictures on the computer that he could email us, so us ladies took a look at it.  And as the slides are cycling through, I thought, this looks just like what Celeste had said she could do, how neat.  And then, sure enough, at the end your credits came up. 

I had no idea he had hired you for his wedding and yet I still managed to find you 🙂 

His name is Vinny (Vincent) B. – I think he was married in the last yr or 2.  And he said he was very pleased and would recommend you to anyone. I thought you would like to hear that 🙂

 Talk soon.



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