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Dolce Studio Films

Arlington , VA

LOCATION

5877 Washington Blvd., PO Box 5281
Arlington, VA US 22205 (map)
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ABOUT US

"Washington, D.C.'s Best Videographers" 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - Washingtonian Magazine
"Best of Weddings: Among the Best Videographers in the... Read more
"Washington, D.C.'s Best Videographers" 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - Washingtonian Magazine
"Best of Weddings: Among the Best Videographers in the Mid-Atlantic region" 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 - The Knot
"Grace Ormonde Platinum List" 2009, 2010 - Wedding Style Magazine
"Bride's Choice Award" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 - WeddingWire photos below provided by Holland Photo Arts, Elaine Studley Photography, The Observatory, Stephanie Ascari Photography and Amie Otto Photography. Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary
What do your packages include?
Edited Video, High Definition Video, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
The Dolce Studio Films studio is attached to a private residence in North Arlington, VA.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We offer unedited and edited video packages served by one, two or several cameras over a one, two or several day shoot. We customize as well, so your needs will always be met.
Describe any special editing services you offer:
We can edit your film entirely to your specifications if you wish.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
No, we do not wish for our clients to feel as though Steven Spielberg has descended upon their event! We try to avoid the use of lights if possible. If we absolutely must use a light, we use a small 3 - 10 - 20 watt light. This rarely happens, but if it does, please remember that 40 watts is not enough to read a book by and 5-10 watts during the dancing portion of the evening if the room goes "disco dark" is not very disruptive.
How many videographers do you work with?
There are 12 event filmmakers shooting solely for Dolce Studio Films.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
The photos and bios of all of our filmmakers are available on our website, under the "artists" page. If the bride wishes to speak with their shooter by phone, this can be arranged. If she would like to see specific examples of that person's work, this can also be arranged. If she still wishes to meet the artist in person, this can also be arranged. Finally, if she wishes to retain a specific shooter to guarantee her artist, she can do so by paying a retainer fee.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
A guarantee for a specific shooter is available by paying a retainer fee. Oftentimes, this is not necessary. Our shooters are booked months in advance and clients will know who is working on their event date well before the event if they call the studio to ask.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Dolce Studio Films is able to offer a high-end product at a mid-rage price by booking multiple events per weekend. Our goal as a company is to continue to keep our prices affordable while offering a product of exceptional quality.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
We never have all 12 video journalists out at one time. The goal is to continue to have additional shooters on hand if an emergency occurs.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
We are easy to get through military and security check points! We bring only one camera bag and one tripod per shooter.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
No, but there is back-up equipment available at the studio in the event a team should need some. This has never happened (knock on wood)! Our cameras are cleaned before and after each shoot and are serviced professionally by our engineer twice a year.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Though our contract states that we can take up to 10 minutes each hour, we actually only ever take one break to eat a meal. If your shooter seems to be missing for 5 minutes during any other time of the day, they are likely shooting in another room or possibly getting a drink or using the restroom. Otherwise, we have way too much footage to capture to be gone frequently or for long! In most cases, we take less of a break than the law requires for an 8 hour shift (most of our video packages offer 8 hours of coverage time).
Do you charge overtime?
Our overtime rates are both affordable and flexible. $50 per shooter, per 15 minutes. This allows you to chose the number of shooters and doesn't force you to book by the hour. Please pay overtime in cash on the day of the event. If you prefer to pay by check at a later date, there is an additional $50 processing fee.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Yes. Your unedited raw footage can be purchased. Our philosophy is that you have paid to have professional shooters and equipment at your event, so there is no reason you should lose anything to the editing room floor if you don't want to. That said, it is labor intensive to create lengthy DVDs with hours of unedited footage, especially in HD format. Consequently, there is an additional cost for this service.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Our contract states we do, though some of our clients ask to waive this point on the contract, which is fine.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
Our brides and grooms may submit music, special instructions, photos and their input within three weeks of the wedding date. We ask for cds that are non-returnable and written instructions to be sent to our PO Box. Your editor will also contact you when they begin working on your project to discuss your edit with you.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
2-5 months, depending on the time of year. Early Spring weddings are closer to 2-3 months and by late summer and fall it is likely to be closer to 3-5 months. If the bride or groom is late in submitting their input to us and has made it clear they wish to do so before the film is edited, the film will be ready 2-4 months from the date we receive the materials. Please remember, this is not McVideo! Every film is hand crafted by an editor (using a computer, obviously). This is an intensive process which is then followed by a peer review by another editor on the team. Even if you have chosen a Solitaire package, no less than 3 filmmakers have worked on your film to ensure it goes out to you to the Dolce Studio Films standard!

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Dolce Studio if you are looking for a great videographer! I knew I wanted to have a video from our wedding, but was a little hesitant because I normally feel very uncomfortable in front of the camera. We had Erin as our videographer and a lot of the times I did not even realize she was taping. It was not until I saw the video that I realized how great she was at capturing all of the special moments and details from the day. She was fantastic to work with and not one of those annoying vendors that is always in the way. She blended into the crowd and I couldn't believe all of the things she was able to capture, especially since it was just her. For the editing, we worked with Shayna, who was just as great to work with. I had a very specific idea of how I wanted my video to flow (I choose the Little Black Dress package since I basically just wanted the 15 minute highlight video) and Shayna took all my ideas into account when editing the film. It came out even better than I was hoping. I can't thank everyone at Dolce enough for putting together such a great video of our wedding!
I would highly recommend Dolce Studio if you are looking for a great videographer! I knew I wanted to have a video from Read more...
I would highly recommend Dolce Studio if you are looking for a great videographer! I knew I wanted to have a video from our wedding, but was a little hesitant because I normally feel very uncomfortable in front of the camera. We had Erin as our videographer and a lot of the times I did not even realize she was taping. It was not until I saw the video that I realized how great she was at capturing all of the special moments and details from the day. She was fantastic to work with and not one of those annoying vendors that is always in the way. She blended into the crowd and I couldn't believe all of the things she was able to capture, especially since it was just her. For the editing, we worked with Shayna, who was just as great to work with. I had a very specific idea of how I wanted my video to flow (I choose the Little Black Dress package since I basically just wanted the 15 minute highlight video) and Shayna took all my ideas into account when editing the film. It came out even better than I was hoping. I can't thank everyone at Dolce enough for putting together such a great video of our wedding! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Dolce Studio Films to cover our wedding on April 13, 2013. We chose the Duo Couture package which included two videographers for 8 hours of coverage. When meeting with Haynal for the first time, we liked that she was so thorough with her description of her business's work and policies. She was very up front and to the point. We saw many samples of Dolce Studio films and were impressed with the quality. Haynal was also very flexible with us during our planning process!

We have yet to receive our final film, but I was happy that we were allowed to be involved in the editing process. That is a very nice touch and much appreciated as I had a specific "vision" for how my video would be.

Both of our videographers showed up on time and were very professional. My husband and I both commented that we hardly realized they were even there!! Never were they in the way, or "in our faces".

I have no doubt that our final product will be phenomenal. We are very happy to have our most precious and valued memories caught on film. You can't put a price on that!!
My husband and I hired Dolce Studio Films to cover our wedding on April 13, 2013. We chose the Duo Couture package which Read more...
My husband and I hired Dolce Studio Films to cover our wedding on April 13, 2013. We chose the Duo Couture package which included two videographers for 8 hours of coverage. When meeting with Haynal for the first time, we liked that she was so thorough with her description of her business's work and policies. She was very up front and to the point. We saw many samples of Dolce Studio films and were impressed with the quality. Haynal was also very flexible with us during our planning process!

We have yet to receive our final film, but I was happy that we were allowed to be involved in the editing process. That is a very nice touch and much appreciated as I had a specific "vision" for how my video would be.

Both of our videographers showed up on time and were very professional. My husband and I both commented that we hardly realized they were even there!! Never were they in the way, or "in our faces".

I have no doubt that our final product will be phenomenal. We are very happy to have our most precious and valued memories caught on film. You can't put a price on that!! Read less
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Reanna
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
When researching videographers I was immediately impressed with the sample footage I received from Dolce and then later with the time and attention Haynal gave me answering all my questions. She really took the time to explain the process and gave me enough information for me to make the best decision for our wedding. I loved that she wasn't pushy or trying to "up sell" me as some vendors do.

Our wedding day we chose to have two videographers to capture all of our special moments and I was quite pleased with how professional they both were. They did such an amazing job at blending in that you really never notice they are there but they capture everything and are very unobtrusive. I would highly recommend them to any Bride who is looking for quality work and professional attitudes. We are really looking forward to seeing what they put together for our final product and I love that we also have the option to purchase the raw footage!
When researching videographers I was immediately impressed with the sample footage I received from Dolce and then later Read more...
When researching videographers I was immediately impressed with the sample footage I received from Dolce and then later with the time and attention Haynal gave me answering all my questions. She really took the time to explain the process and gave me enough information for me to make the best decision for our wedding. I loved that she wasn't pushy or trying to "up sell" me as some vendors do.

Our wedding day we chose to have two videographers to capture all of our special moments and I was quite pleased with how professional they both were. They did such an amazing job at blending in that you really never notice they are there but they capture everything and are very unobtrusive. I would highly recommend them to any Bride who is looking for quality work and professional attitudes. We are really looking forward to seeing what they put together for our final product and I love that we also have the option to purchase the raw footage! Read less
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Ray and Lori
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Dolce provided the most amazing level of customer service. They were extremely responsive beginning with the initial conversation through the entire process. On the very day of her wedding, our daughter requested a change in the coverage schedule and Dolce made the change without question. Since the wedding the filmmakers have been working with my daughter and son in law as if they were Dolce's only client. All this attention to make sure the final film is absolutely perfect-just the way they want it to be.
Dolce provided the most amazing level of customer service. They were extremely responsive beginning with the initial Read more...
Dolce provided the most amazing level of customer service. They were extremely responsive beginning with the initial conversation through the entire process. On the very day of her wedding, our daughter requested a change in the coverage schedule and Dolce made the change without question. Since the wedding the filmmakers have been working with my daughter and son in law as if they were Dolce's only client. All this attention to make sure the final film is absolutely perfect-just the way they want it to be. Read less
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Lori
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
From the very first inquiry Dolce's customer service was nothing short of outstanding. Our first conversation was with Haynal Papp and she made us feel as if we had known her for years. Throughout the process Haynal was extremely responsive to every question and suggestion we had she made us feel as if we were her only customer and our daughter's wedding was the only wedding she was filming in September. On the day of the wedding my daughter changed her mind and wanted thier video to include her getting ready/dressed - she called the videographer and ask if she could make a last minute schedule change. The videographer made the accomodation with an outstanding level of professionalism. My daughter and son-in-law were thrilled with the level of service and professionalism demonstrated by the videographers.
We shopped many companies and we found Dolce to be the vest vaule.
We strongly recommend Hayal and the entire Dolce team.
From the very first inquiry Dolce's customer service was nothing short of outstanding. Our first conversation was with Read more...
From the very first inquiry Dolce's customer service was nothing short of outstanding. Our first conversation was with Haynal Papp and she made us feel as if we had known her for years. Throughout the process Haynal was extremely responsive to every question and suggestion we had she made us feel as if we were her only customer and our daughter's wedding was the only wedding she was filming in September. On the day of the wedding my daughter changed her mind and wanted thier video to include her getting ready/dressed - she called the videographer and ask if she could make a last minute schedule change. The videographer made the accomodation with an outstanding level of professionalism. My daughter and son-in-law were thrilled with the level of service and professionalism demonstrated by the videographers.
We shopped many companies and we found Dolce to be the vest vaule.
We strongly recommend Hayal and the entire Dolce team. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Haynal and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire experience! I called very close to my event date and Haynal assured me that all will go well and it did! The videographers were wonderful throughout the crazy rain-filled day!
Haynal and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire experience! I called very close to my Read more...
Haynal and her team were an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire experience! I called very close to my event date and Haynal assured me that all will go well and it did! The videographers were wonderful throughout the crazy rain-filled day! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.7/5.0
We booked Dolce Studio late into wedding planning after we decided to get a video of the big day. They were willing to work with us on the strict rules about video-taping at the church and were very low-key throughout the day. The LAST thing we wanted to worry about was the details of getting a good video and we were very happy with Erin, the tech who shot the wedding day.
We booked Dolce Studio late into wedding planning after we decided to get a video of the big day. They were willing to Read more...
We booked Dolce Studio late into wedding planning after we decided to get a video of the big day. They were willing to work with us on the strict rules about video-taping at the church and were very low-key throughout the day. The LAST thing we wanted to worry about was the details of getting a good video and we were very happy with Erin, the tech who shot the wedding day. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Dolce Studios just a week or two before our wedding and they were great about accommodating us at the last minute! Everything was seamless and I didn't even really know they were there. It is great to have a video to remember the time. I thought they were reasonably priced as well.
We hired Dolce Studios just a week or two before our wedding and they were great about accommodating us at the last Read more...
We hired Dolce Studios just a week or two before our wedding and they were great about accommodating us at the last minute! Everything was seamless and I didn't even really know they were there. It is great to have a video to remember the time. I thought they were reasonably priced as well. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved having Dolce Studio Films as our wedding videographer! Haynal and her team were extremely professional, friendly, and informative during our entire time working together. From our first email request for information, to the end of the wedding reception when the artists left, everything ran very smoothly. We especially loved having two artists there to capture all of the action, especially the separate simultaneous events (bride and groom getting ready, opening gifts, etc.) that one artist alone could not get. The BlueRay video that Dolce produced for us is simply fantastic, and we've loved showing it off to family and friends. We're so glad we went with Dolce, and we now have our special day captured on video for us to share with our children for years to come. Very highly recommend!
We loved having Dolce Studio Films as our wedding videographer! Haynal and her team were extremely professional, friendly, Read more...
We loved having Dolce Studio Films as our wedding videographer! Haynal and her team were extremely professional, friendly, and informative during our entire time working together. From our first email request for information, to the end of the wedding reception when the artists left, everything ran very smoothly. We especially loved having two artists there to capture all of the action, especially the separate simultaneous events (bride and groom getting ready, opening gifts, etc.) that one artist alone could not get. The BlueRay video that Dolce produced for us is simply fantastic, and we've loved showing it off to family and friends. We're so glad we went with Dolce, and we now have our special day captured on video for us to share with our children for years to come. Very highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
We had a great experience with Dolce. Their style is what we were looking for to cover our wedding. Haynal was very easy to deal with and their videographers and editor were very professional. We were satisfied customer. Thanks!
We had a great experience with Dolce. Their style is what we were looking for to cover our wedding. Haynal was very easy Read more...
We had a great experience with Dolce. Their style is what we were looking for to cover our wedding. Haynal was very easy to deal with and their videographers and editor were very professional. We were satisfied customer. Thanks! Read less
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AprilBride
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Words can't describe how talented the videographers at Dolce Studio Films are (especially Ernest and Tracey). Our wedding coordinator recommended Dolce as being the best of the best. Haynal stayed on top of things until the day of our events; Dolce covered our Sangeet as well two days before the wedding, so there was a lot of coordinating to do and Haynal and Ernest made it seamless.

I waited to write my review until after we received our video. WOW!!! It is breathtakingly amazing. I don't know that any words I can find will do justice to what a special video Ernest created for us. It is absolutely perfect. It captured the feeling of our events exactly how they felt in that moment. We were all in tears throughout most of the video. We both turned to each other and said Ernest is amazing! He created such a wonderful memory for us. We can't wait to share this with our kids one day. We all commented on how we never felt like the videographers were there, Ernest and Tracey did such a good job of just blending into the background, and yet all of the shots are right there in the action as if they had been standing next to me all evening. They have such wonderul talent and one we feel very lucky to have had as a part of our day.

With all the costs of a wedding, we wondered if spending money on a videographer was necessary. I can now say it was the best decision we made. Even over our photographer! While it is nice to have pictures, nothing really captures completely what your day was like like videography does. I am now 5 months out from our wedding and the day has become a blur, but I watch our video and instantly the whole day comes flooding back. Our kids will one day be able to hear us say our vows, take our first dance, listen to the wonderful toasts of our families and friends, and watch their dad break it down on the dance floor. I will never be able to thank Dolce enough for this gift they have given us and highly recommend them!
Words can't describe how talented the videographers at Dolce Studio Films are (especially Ernest and Tracey). Our wedding Read more...
Words can't describe how talented the videographers at Dolce Studio Films are (especially Ernest and Tracey). Our wedding coordinator recommended Dolce as being the best of the best. Haynal stayed on top of things until the day of our events; Dolce covered our Sangeet as well two days before the wedding, so there was a lot of coordinating to do and Haynal and Ernest made it seamless.

I waited to write my review until after we received our video. WOW!!! It is breathtakingly amazing. I don't know that any words I can find will do justice to what a special video Ernest created for us. It is absolutely perfect. It captured the feeling of our events exactly how they felt in that moment. We were all in tears throughout most of the video. We both turned to each other and said Ernest is amazing! He created such a wonderful memory for us. We can't wait to share this with our kids one day. We all commented on how we never felt like the videographers were there, Ernest and Tracey did such a good job of just blending into the background, and yet all of the shots are right there in the action as if they had been standing next to me all evening. They have such wonderul talent and one we feel very lucky to have had as a part of our day.

With all the costs of a wedding, we wondered if spending money on a videographer was necessary. I can now say it was the best decision we made. Even over our photographer! While it is nice to have pictures, nothing really captures completely what your day was like like videography does. I am now 5 months out from our wedding and the day has become a blur, but I watch our video and instantly the whole day comes flooding back. Our kids will one day be able to hear us say our vows, take our first dance, listen to the wonderful toasts of our families and friends, and watch their dad break it down on the dance floor. I will never be able to thank Dolce enough for this gift they have given us and highly recommend them! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/19/2011
4.9/5.0
I loved working with Dolce! From the beginning, Haynal took a genuine interest in my wedding, and she worked with me to find the right videography package. She assigned me to two excellent videographers, Ernest and Erin, who contacted me before the wedding to discuss my expectations of them and what I hoped to get out of my wedding video; this helped me feel comfortable with them even before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, both were on time, nicely dressed, and unfailingly professional. They captured not only the key events of the day but also the details -- my mother smiling at my mother-in-law as they watch me get ready, my groom helping his father button his shirt, the maid of honor teaching the flower girl to dance, my toddler nephew (the ring bearer) sleeping in his father's arms, and my groom saying "she looks magnificent" as I walk down the aisle. When I watched the video, I felt like I was not only reliving my special day, but experiencing it from perspectives I hadn't seen before.

Post-production was also a pleasant experience; Ernest was also my editor and gave me a lot of input into the final product. He also answered my many questions along the way.

For those considering Dolce, I highly recommend having them cover the rehearsal and dinner as well as the wedding itself. Ernest did a great job capturing the relaxed setting of the evening and also the thoughtful and memorable speeches. This made a great prelude for the wedding video. Also, I suggest ordering the raw footage in addition to the finished product; I enjoyed seeing even more details of the day -- such as the sweet things the groom said before the ceremony -- than could be captured in the final video.

All in all, I had a wonderful experience with Dolce and highly recommend them!
I loved working with Dolce! From the beginning, Haynal took a genuine interest in my wedding, and she worked with me to Read more...
I loved working with Dolce! From the beginning, Haynal took a genuine interest in my wedding, and she worked with me to find the right videography package. She assigned me to two excellent videographers, Ernest and Erin, who contacted me before the wedding to discuss my expectations of them and what I hoped to get out of my wedding video; this helped me feel comfortable with them even before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, both were on time, nicely dressed, and unfailingly professional. They captured not only the key events of the day but also the details -- my mother smiling at my mother-in-law as they watch me get ready, my groom helping his father button his shirt, the maid of honor teaching the flower girl to dance, my toddler nephew (the ring bearer) sleeping in his father's arms, and my groom saying "she looks magnificent" as I walk down the aisle. When I watched the video, I felt like I was not only reliving my special day, but experiencing it from perspectives I hadn't seen before.

Post-production was also a pleasant experience; Ernest was also my editor and gave me a lot of input into the final product. He also answered my many questions along the way.

For those considering Dolce, I highly recommend having them cover the rehearsal and dinner as well as the wedding itself. Ernest did a great job capturing the relaxed setting of the evening and also the thoughtful and memorable speeches. This made a great prelude for the wedding video. Also, I suggest ordering the raw footage in addition to the finished product; I enjoyed seeing even more details of the day -- such as the sweet things the groom said before the ceremony -- than could be captured in the final video.

All in all, I had a wonderful experience with Dolce and highly recommend them! Read less
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Wall
Wedding:
10/29/2011
4.9/5.0
A wonderful company, they were totally willing to work with us and meet our needs. The videographer was not only a skilled professional, he was a fun and lovely person and we enjoyed hanging out with him in the couple of hours before our wedding. He was also very good at staying on the sidelines - most of the guests didn't even know we were shooting video, which was what we wanted. A wonderful vendor!
A wonderful company, they were totally willing to work with us and meet our needs. The videographer was not only a skilled Read more...
A wonderful company, they were totally willing to work with us and meet our needs. The videographer was not only a skilled professional, he was a fun and lovely person and we enjoyed hanging out with him in the couple of hours before our wedding. He was also very good at staying on the sidelines - most of the guests didn't even know we were shooting video, which was what we wanted. A wonderful vendor! Read less
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YRAY920
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.0/5.0
A pleasure to work with and the videographer who was at our wedding was super nice and easy to work with. I'm very pleased:)
A pleasure to work with and the videographer who was at our wedding was super nice and easy to work with. I'm very Read more...
A pleasure to work with and the videographer who was at our wedding was super nice and easy to work with. I'm very pleased:) Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Dolce Studio Films was FABULOUS!!! I can't even begin to explain how much I love them, the video they made for us, and everything about the process. We knew we wanted two videographers, and the contracted time was not going to be enough. We thought it was expensive to pay overtime to both videographers. Haynal allowed us to have the videographers come at different times--so they both were only there for 8 hours, yet all 10ish hours of our event was covered. We only had one videographer for the getting ready moments, and then two for the big chunk of the wedding, and only one again at the end of the night. This worked perfectly for us, and Haynal did not make us pay any extra for this weird combination. I loved that we had input into the editing of our film--we choose music, we emailed back and forth with our editor about certain scenes, etc. When we received our video, we were thrilled! I've watched it about 5 times already (and I thought it was going to be something I'd watch maybe 5 times in my life!) The dvd did have a scratch on it, so Haynal sent another copy free of charge. Then, my mother in law called to order more copies. She happened to mentioned she was disappointed that part of the ceremony was editted (but didn't ask for anything in return). That ended up being a mistake and they are adding that section back in, and sending us new videos! Their customer service is phenomenal, they are responsive, and they are flexible--they want to make the day perfect for you! I would use them again if I could do it all over again!!!
Dolce Studio Films was FABULOUS!!! I can't even begin to explain how much I love them, the video they made for us, and Read more...
Dolce Studio Films was FABULOUS!!! I can't even begin to explain how much I love them, the video they made for us, and everything about the process. We knew we wanted two videographers, and the contracted time was not going to be enough. We thought it was expensive to pay overtime to both videographers. Haynal allowed us to have the videographers come at different times--so they both were only there for 8 hours, yet all 10ish hours of our event was covered. We only had one videographer for the getting ready moments, and then two for the big chunk of the wedding, and only one again at the end of the night. This worked perfectly for us, and Haynal did not make us pay any extra for this weird combination. I loved that we had input into the editing of our film--we choose music, we emailed back and forth with our editor about certain scenes, etc. When we received our video, we were thrilled! I've watched it about 5 times already (and I thought it was going to be something I'd watch maybe 5 times in my life!) The dvd did have a scratch on it, so Haynal sent another copy free of charge. Then, my mother in law called to order more copies. She happened to mentioned she was disappointed that part of the ceremony was editted (but didn't ask for anything in return). That ended up being a mistake and they are adding that section back in, and sending us new videos! Their customer service is phenomenal, they are responsive, and they are flexible--they want to make the day perfect for you! I would use them again if I could do it all over again!!! Read less
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kpkucner
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Dolce was recommended to me by a close friend, and I couldn't have been more happy with the final product. The final video brought us back to our special day and captured things we didn't even know happened that day! Natasha was our shooter, she was so professional and discrete, and took some excellent shots. We would recommend Dolce to anybody and everybody!
Dolce was recommended to me by a close friend, and I couldn't have been more happy with the final product. The final video Read more...
Dolce was recommended to me by a close friend, and I couldn't have been more happy with the final product. The final video brought us back to our special day and captured things we didn't even know happened that day! Natasha was our shooter, she was so professional and discrete, and took some excellent shots. We would recommend Dolce to anybody and everybody! Read less
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Mrs
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
I’ll update this when I get the video back, but knowing their portfolio, I know that I won’t be disappointed. Natasha was my shooter, and she was great. She had an easy going personality and was just as sweet as my photographers. In fact, they worked together only a couple weeks before my wedding, so they knew each other. That helped out a lot because they were able to assist each other in getting the shots they wanted. Hanyall was also a joy to speak with over the phone, and she was helpful in giving me tips, not only about video, but about wedding vendors in general
I’ll update this when I get the video back, but knowing their portfolio, I know that I won’t be disappointed. Natasha was Read more...
I’ll update this when I get the video back, but knowing their portfolio, I know that I won’t be disappointed. Natasha was my shooter, and she was great. She had an easy going personality and was just as sweet as my photographers. In fact, they worked together only a couple weeks before my wedding, so they knew each other. That helped out a lot because they were able to assist each other in getting the shots they wanted. Hanyall was also a joy to speak with over the phone, and she was helpful in giving me tips, not only about video, but about wedding vendors in general Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.6/5.0
Dolce Studio Films did a great job with our wedding video. From start to finish it was a great experience. Our videographer Natasha was wonderful. I I don't remember seeing her at all throughout the day and evening, but upon watching our finished video, realized she was EVERYWHERE and got great footage of everything (the venue, candid conversations of people, speeches, the ceremony, etc). It was wonderful. We sent our video editor, Ernest, some music track selections to incorporate into montages, and he did so seamlessly. The video quality was outstanding and crisp. My (now) spouse and I were bouncing on the couch watching the video. The pricing was well worth it and there was no hassle. It is my pleasure to write this review and I'd recommend Dolce Studio Films to everyone!
Dolce Studio Films did a great job with our wedding video. From start to finish it was a great experience. Our Read more...
Dolce Studio Films did a great job with our wedding video. From start to finish it was a great experience. Our videographer Natasha was wonderful. I I don't remember seeing her at all throughout the day and evening, but upon watching our finished video, realized she was EVERYWHERE and got great footage of everything (the venue, candid conversations of people, speeches, the ceremony, etc). It was wonderful. We sent our video editor, Ernest, some music track selections to incorporate into montages, and he did so seamlessly. The video quality was outstanding and crisp. My (now) spouse and I were bouncing on the couch watching the video. The pricing was well worth it and there was no hassle. It is my pleasure to write this review and I'd recommend Dolce Studio Films to everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.4/5.0
It's been 2 years since I received my video from Dolce Studios and I still don't like watching it. I've seen A LOT of wedding videos since then that are much better and look like movie trailers. My video, looked like an 80s video and it was a 2010 wedding. There just wasn't much depth to the video, it was a point and shoot shot. There was no camera panning, no smooth transitions, shots were awkwardly angled and the recording sounded bad too. I had a discussion w/ Haynal after reviewing my video and she didn't agree with my critiques which I thought was weird. She was defending her staff, which is understandable, but at the end of the day, I was not happy with it and she should've been more accommodating. Granted, my wedding was over at that point so there wasn't much to be done, the shots were what they were so even w/ the best editing I don't think the video could've been salvageable.

In the end, I suppose I got what I paid for. They weren't too expensive at the time, compared to blue sky studios, etc. But if I was to do it again (which I really wish I could), I would have picked a different videographer.
It's been 2 years since I received my video from Dolce Studios and I still don't like watching it. I've seen A LOT of Read more...
It's been 2 years since I received my video from Dolce Studios and I still don't like watching it. I've seen A LOT of wedding videos since then that are much better and look like movie trailers. My video, looked like an 80s video and it was a 2010 wedding. There just wasn't much depth to the video, it was a point and shoot shot. There was no camera panning, no smooth transitions, shots were awkwardly angled and the recording sounded bad too. I had a discussion w/ Haynal after reviewing my video and she didn't agree with my critiques which I thought was weird. She was defending her staff, which is understandable, but at the end of the day, I was not happy with it and she should've been more accommodating. Granted, my wedding was over at that point so there wasn't much to be done, the shots were what they were so even w/ the best editing I don't think the video could've been salvageable.

In the end, I suppose I got what I paid for. They weren't too expensive at the time, compared to blue sky studios, etc. But if I was to do it again (which I really wish I could), I would have picked a different videographer. Read less
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bam7j
Wedding:
3/27/2010
4.9/5.0
My family and I were very happy with their services and would recommend Dolce Studio Films to other brides!
My family and I were very happy with their services and would recommend Dolce Studio Films to other brides!
My family and I were very happy with their services and would recommend Dolce Studio Films to other brides! Read less
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litsa
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
We have not yet seen the end product but we are confident it will be a beautiful piece of work! Dolce was extremely flexible in allowing us to adjust or contract with them only a couple days before the wedding. I also asked the videographer, the delightful Stephanie, to stay an extra hour as the day was just going far too fast and we wanted her to capture the cake cutting, etc. and she very kindly obliged. Haynal gave me great wedding day advice to smile, be happy and try not to worry if anything goes wrong (which it alwasy will). Thanks and we cannot wait to see the video!
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We have not yet seen the end product but we are confident it will be a beautiful piece of work! Dolce was extremely flexible in allowing us to adjust or contract with them only a couple days before the wedding. I also asked the videographer, the delightful Stephanie, to stay an extra hour as the day was just going far too fast and we wanted her to capture the cake cutting, etc. and she very kindly obliged. Haynal gave me great wedding day advice to smile, be happy and try not to worry if anything goes wrong (which it alwasy will). Thanks and we cannot wait to see the video! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.7/5.0
Dolce was great, from start to finish. They offer attractive pricing and the photogrpahers were very professional and meshed well with our guests. I highly recommend using them.
Dolce was great, from start to finish. They offer attractive pricing and the photogrpahers were very professional and Read more...
Dolce was great, from start to finish. They offer attractive pricing and the photogrpahers were very professional and meshed well with our guests. I highly recommend using them. Read less
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Jon Olson
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Dolce Video was very professional and did a wonderful job.
Dolce Video was very professional and did a wonderful job.
Dolce Video was very professional and did a wonderful job. Read less
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Fall Bride
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
I decided to hire a videographer at the very last minute and Dolce Video was extremely flexible and accomodating. We decided to have two videographers and they were very professional and unobstrusive. Throughout the entire ceremony and reception, I completely forgot I had videographers because they were never obstrusive. In addition, the entire team were very helpful and highly responsive. Currently, they are editing our video and they have answered every question I have had. I highly recommend Dolce, they are fantastic!!
I decided to hire a videographer at the very last minute and Dolce Video was extremely flexible and accomodating. We Read more...
I decided to hire a videographer at the very last minute and Dolce Video was extremely flexible and accomodating. We decided to have two videographers and they were very professional and unobstrusive. Throughout the entire ceremony and reception, I completely forgot I had videographers because they were never obstrusive. In addition, the entire team were very helpful and highly responsive. Currently, they are editing our video and they have answered every question I have had. I highly recommend Dolce, they are fantastic!! Read less
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Russ&Molly
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
I just recently watched my video from my 10/10/2009 wedding. Ernest filmed the video and edited it. He combined 8mm with regular film (assuming digital?) and it turned out amazzzzzziiinnnggg. I booked them last minute, about a month out from the wedding. Costs add up so quickly and I was uneasy about paying for it when I was paying for a photographer too. SO glad I did. I have watched the video again and again. Ernest welcomed ideas for songs and used my suggestions and did not include songs I requested to be left out. I gave such little direction to what I wanted, I was so busy with everthing else, and the product was gorgeous, couldn't be happier.

highly recommend them!
I just recently watched my video from my 10/10/2009 wedding. Ernest filmed the video and edited it. He combined 8mm with Read more...
I just recently watched my video from my 10/10/2009 wedding. Ernest filmed the video and edited it. He combined 8mm with regular film (assuming digital?) and it turned out amazzzzzziiinnnggg. I booked them last minute, about a month out from the wedding. Costs add up so quickly and I was uneasy about paying for it when I was paying for a photographer too. SO glad I did. I have watched the video again and again. Ernest welcomed ideas for songs and used my suggestions and did not include songs I requested to be left out. I gave such little direction to what I wanted, I was so busy with everthing else, and the product was gorgeous, couldn't be happier.

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flip4em
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.7/5.0
Very easy and pleasant to work with. Did a good job on our unedited video. You can tell the videographer was experienced. Overall satisfied.
Very easy and pleasant to work with. Did a good job on our unedited video. You can tell the videographer was experienced. Read more...
Very easy and pleasant to work with. Did a good job on our unedited video. You can tell the videographer was experienced. Overall satisfied. Read less
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DCBride09
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
The videographers were on time and very professional the whole day. I didn't even notice them at all but they were able to capture everything and even helped me remember funny things that I may have missed during the day. The product you get for the price you pay is unbelieveable. I am so happy I booked Dolce as my videographer and I can't wait to watch my video again!
The videographers were on time and very professional the whole day. I didn't even notice them at all but they were able to Read more...
The videographers were on time and very professional the whole day. I didn't even notice them at all but they were able to capture everything and even helped me remember funny things that I may have missed during the day. The product you get for the price you pay is unbelieveable. I am so happy I booked Dolce as my videographer and I can't wait to watch my video again! Read less
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Sveet1
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Everyone that we spoke with and worked with at Dolce Video during the whole process was so friendly and efficient. I would recommend them to anyone! The final video is definitely something that my husband and I will treasure for years and years to come and eventually pass down along the generations. We love it, and it tells the "story" of our Wedding Day perfectly!
Everyone that we spoke with and worked with at Dolce Video during the whole process was so friendly and efficient. I would Read more...
Everyone that we spoke with and worked with at Dolce Video during the whole process was so friendly and efficient. I would recommend them to anyone! The final video is definitely something that my husband and I will treasure for years and years to come and eventually pass down along the generations. We love it, and it tells the "story" of our Wedding Day perfectly! Read less
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shawndra11
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
I decided to hire a videographer at the very last minute and Dolce Video was extremely accomodating. The videographer they sent was unobstrusive and the employee who worked on editing my video was extremely helpful and responsive.
I decided to hire a videographer at the very last minute and Dolce Video was extremely accomodating. The videographer they Read more...
I decided to hire a videographer at the very last minute and Dolce Video was extremely accomodating. The videographer they sent was unobstrusive and the employee who worked on editing my video was extremely helpful and responsive. Read less
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RachelBGelinas
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.8/5.0
I used Docle Video for my wedding August 1st. I had the final copy of the video back to me within 6 weeks. I am so impressed with the final result. The video is beautiful and captured every important moment. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a videographer!
I used Docle Video for my wedding August 1st. I had the final copy of the video back to me within 6 weeks. I am so Read more...
I used Docle Video for my wedding August 1st. I had the final copy of the video back to me within 6 weeks. I am so impressed with the final result. The video is beautiful and captured every important moment. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a videographer! Read less
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awhittle2fast
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.4/5.0
Really professional, a little on the expensive side, but for the flexibility and quality insurance I was pleased. The video is absolutely amazing and I have already watched it 3 times.
Really professional, a little on the expensive side, but for the flexibility and quality insurance I was pleased. The Read more...
Really professional, a little on the expensive side, but for the flexibility and quality insurance I was pleased. The video is absolutely amazing and I have already watched it 3 times. Read less
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grkmia
Wedding:
7/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Perhaps one of the best investments I made for the wedding. The video was beautiful and it was special because it caught moments that I missed throughout the day. Non-invasive, I didn't even realize they were there! They were punctual and professionally dressed. The final product far exceeded my expectations. Would recommend them (and have recommended them) to family and friends!
Perhaps one of the best investments I made for the wedding. The video was beautiful and it was special because it caught Read more...
Perhaps one of the best investments I made for the wedding. The video was beautiful and it was special because it caught moments that I missed throughout the day. Non-invasive, I didn't even realize they were there! They were punctual and professionally dressed. The final product far exceeded my expectations. Would recommend them (and have recommended them) to family and friends! Read less
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Jacky
Wedding:
7/12/2009
4.0/5.0
Our videographers were so pleasant and kind on the wedding day. All of our questions were answered, and they accomodated for us with some picky details on the edit.
Our videographers were so pleasant and kind on the wedding day. All of our questions were answered, and they accomodated Read more...
Our videographers were so pleasant and kind on the wedding day. All of our questions were answered, and they accomodated for us with some picky details on the edit. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
incredibly professional and artistic. if you want someone to capture a minute by minute account of your wedding,don't go with them. but if you want an artistic approach to your special day, they are the best!
incredibly professional and artistic. if you want someone to capture a minute by minute account of your wedding,don't go Read more...
incredibly professional and artistic. if you want someone to capture a minute by minute account of your wedding,don't go with them. but if you want an artistic approach to your special day, they are the best! Read less
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Wade & Ayana
Wedding:
6/13/2009
5.0/5.0
Halnal, Kristina and the shooters did an EXCELLENT job on our wedding video! It came out much better than I ever expected. I was on the fence about getting a video, but my wife really wanted one, so we "came up" with the extra money for it. We are both glad we did, we enjoyed watching the video so much we watched different parts multiple times. I definitely recommend getting 2 shooters for your event. They are able to capture special moments from multiple angles and when edited, the product really plays well! Halnal was very easy to work all of the contractual elements with, and explained the benefits of the different options well. The shooters were very discrete during the event. I don't recall seeing them much at all really! And Kristina did a wonderful job with the editiing. She also let us have our photographer send some of his professional pics, as well let us send us some honeymoon pics to incorporate. She created a great slide show of those pics. The only thing i would have liked included would have been the raw footage on DVD, i don't even know if we have a VCR anymore. I think you can pay for that upgrade, but i just assume do it myself if i can find a VCR. Overall great experience and WELL worth it. We plan to watch our video every anniversary!!! It will be really special to show to our children as they are growing up!
Halnal, Kristina and the shooters did an EXCELLENT job on our wedding video! It came out much better than I ever expected. Read more...
Halnal, Kristina and the shooters did an EXCELLENT job on our wedding video! It came out much better than I ever expected. I was on the fence about getting a video, but my wife really wanted one, so we "came up" with the extra money for it. We are both glad we did, we enjoyed watching the video so much we watched different parts multiple times. I definitely recommend getting 2 shooters for your event. They are able to capture special moments from multiple angles and when edited, the product really plays well! Halnal was very easy to work all of the contractual elements with, and explained the benefits of the different options well. The shooters were very discrete during the event. I don't recall seeing them much at all really! And Kristina did a wonderful job with the editiing. She also let us have our photographer send some of his professional pics, as well let us send us some honeymoon pics to incorporate. She created a great slide show of those pics. The only thing i would have liked included would have been the raw footage on DVD, i don't even know if we have a VCR anymore. I think you can pay for that upgrade, but i just assume do it myself if i can find a VCR. Overall great experience and WELL worth it. We plan to watch our video every anniversary!!! It will be really special to show to our children as they are growing up! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Dolce Video was a great experience and we would highly recommend their work. The videographer was on time, courteous and professional. We received the footage on time as promised and we were very impressed by their unobtrusive style.
Working with Dolce Video was a great experience and we would highly recommend their work. The videographer was on time, Read more...
Working with Dolce Video was a great experience and we would highly recommend their work. The videographer was on time, courteous and professional. We received the footage on time as promised and we were very impressed by their unobtrusive style. Read less
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yvonne
Wedding:
5/2/2009
4.6/5.0
Dolce Video did a wonderful job! Working with them was easy and stress free and they helped us find the package that was perfect for our needs. The actual videographer was attentive, friendly, and made sure to record all the parts was wanted to remember. Watching the video afterwards was the best part and we were so pleased with the results. The Maybe Later package is perfect for couples who aren't sure if they want to go all out, but decide later they do. We are so happy we chose them for our video and recommend them to anyone getting married!
Dolce Video did a wonderful job! Working with them was easy and stress free and they helped us find the package that was Read more...
Dolce Video did a wonderful job! Working with them was easy and stress free and they helped us find the package that was perfect for our needs. The actual videographer was attentive, friendly, and made sure to record all the parts was wanted to remember. Watching the video afterwards was the best part and we were so pleased with the results. The Maybe Later package is perfect for couples who aren't sure if they want to go all out, but decide later they do. We are so happy we chose them for our video and recommend them to anyone getting married! Read less
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sarah volpel
Wedding:
1/24/2009
4.7/5.0
We recently used Dolce Video and was extremely pleased not only with our wedding video but also with the amazing service we had leading up to and after our big day. Thanks to Haynal and her staff for recording the best moments of our big day and we've been enjoying the video with family and friends. We've already recommended her to many of our friends. Very pleased!!!
We recently used Dolce Video and was extremely pleased not only with our wedding video but also with the amazing service Read more...
We recently used Dolce Video and was extremely pleased not only with our wedding video but also with the amazing service we had leading up to and after our big day. Thanks to Haynal and her staff for recording the best moments of our big day and we've been enjoying the video with family and friends. We've already recommended her to many of our friends. Very pleased!!! Read less
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fancybride
Wedding:
10/26/2008
2.4/5.0
I used many amazing vendors for my wedding and my experience with Dolce Video was the most unpleasant. I had to wait over 6 months for the video after Dolce Video told me it would be ready after 4 months. When I finally received it, I was not impresssed with the finished product. Many parts of the video looked as if they were taped by an amateur. They also left out important parts like my sister walking down the aisle. In addition, the raw footage only contained 2 hours of video when the videographer was at the wedding for four hours. I also did not find them to be all that accomodating to my needs in regards to quickly responding to my emails and being easy to work with. The videgrapher was more focused on making sure she could eat during the wedding than focusign on her job.
I used many amazing vendors for my wedding and my experience with Dolce Video was the most unpleasant. I had to wait over Read more...
I used many amazing vendors for my wedding and my experience with Dolce Video was the most unpleasant. I had to wait over 6 months for the video after Dolce Video told me it would be ready after 4 months. When I finally received it, I was not impresssed with the finished product. Many parts of the video looked as if they were taped by an amateur. They also left out important parts like my sister walking down the aisle. In addition, the raw footage only contained 2 hours of video when the videographer was at the wedding for four hours. I also did not find them to be all that accomodating to my needs in regards to quickly responding to my emails and being easy to work with. The videgrapher was more focused on making sure she could eat during the wedding than focusign on her job. Read less
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Dolce Studio Films responded with the following comments:

Dear WeddingWire Community,

It is very important to me that all our brides are thrilled with their video. We really value the role we play and know how much we are relied on to deliver a comprehensive and fun way to revisit the day. I worked with fancybride's mother to choose her package and in the end a one camera shoot for only 5 hours was chosen. This may not have been the best choice for this bride. The footage captured is beautiful and the video turned out beautifully, but one camera can rarely capture every shot, especially when 2 things are happening at the same time in different directions. Her sister was captured walking down the aisle, but the shot was not good and was originally not included in the video. The camera was focused at this time on filming the groom as he was delivered to the chuppah by his parents. Because the bride was disappointed, we re-edited the video free of charge to include the shot of her sister. I will post the video to utube for review in the next few weeks, so you'll be able to click on a link and see samples. In the meantime, anyone wishing to review the video at the Dolce studio is welcome to do so.

I did communicate with this bride every month after her wedding, even from my hospital room when my newborn baby became sick. To thank her for her patience and to extend my apologies for the longer than usual wait on her video, I upgraded her free copy of raw footage to DVD (a $200 value).

I'd like to reassure you that all our shooters take less time on their breaks than the law states they are entitled to and we only ever eat while the guests are eating, as most people don't want to be filmed then and it doesn't make for good video. We do need to know what time we should break and where we should go to eat, and we typically ask the coordinator when and where we should do that, if there is one. If not, we ask the bride when we talk with her the week before the wedding. This helps us to be unobtrusive on the day of, as we know in advance where and when we should break.

Again, I will be posting samples of the video in the next month for review. Thanks for taking the time to read our reviews!
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meroro
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
I recommend Dolce Video! The owner, Haynal Papp, is very friendly and has gone to great lengths to make sure that I am comfortable with the company and the final video. She is very thoughtful - I had some issues in the beginning with responsiveness but since I brought it up with her, she has been more than responsive and helpful. On the day of our wedding, our videographer - Caitlin - was extremely nice and professional and we can't wait to see the final product!
I recommend Dolce Video! The owner, Haynal Papp, is very friendly and has gone to great lengths to make sure that I am Read more...
I recommend Dolce Video! The owner, Haynal Papp, is very friendly and has gone to great lengths to make sure that I am comfortable with the company and the final video. She is very thoughtful - I had some issues in the beginning with responsiveness but since I brought it up with her, she has been more than responsive and helpful. On the day of our wedding, our videographer - Caitlin - was extremely nice and professional and we can't wait to see the final product! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Dolce did such a fabulous job on our wedding video!! It is perfect, so professionally done, and they incorporated all our requests--special music, aspects of the wedding we wanted included, and being discreet at the church ceremony while still creating a classy montage of our day. Videography was something we added towards the end of our planning, as I wanted to keep the wedding simple, but we treasure the video even more than the pictures now! Definitely have your wedding videotaped by someone, as you never know what spontaneous moments can only really be captured in video. Dolce was one of the best choices we made!
Dolce did such a fabulous job on our wedding video!! It is perfect, so professionally done, and they incorporated all our Read more...
Dolce did such a fabulous job on our wedding video!! It is perfect, so professionally done, and they incorporated all our requests--special music, aspects of the wedding we wanted included, and being discreet at the church ceremony while still creating a classy montage of our day. Videography was something we added towards the end of our planning, as I wanted to keep the wedding simple, but we treasure the video even more than the pictures now! Definitely have your wedding videotaped by someone, as you never know what spontaneous moments can only really be captured in video. Dolce was one of the best choices we made! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Dawn
Wedding:
5/10/2008
4.6/5.0
Dolce Video did a great job. I was able to book them a month before our wedding, when we decided that a video was a "must have". We honestly don't even remember seeing the videographer and that's exactly what we wanted. They showed up, did there job with out disrupting the ceremony or reception and did it all without even asking us any questions. Very professional and great job, I would highly recomened - they were a pleasure to work with.
Dolce Video did a great job. I was able to book them a month before our wedding, when we decided that a video was a "must Read more...
Dolce Video did a great job. I was able to book them a month before our wedding, when we decided that a video was a "must have". We honestly don't even remember seeing the videographer and that's exactly what we wanted. They showed up, did there job with out disrupting the ceremony or reception and did it all without even asking us any questions. Very professional and great job, I would highly recomened - they were a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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DC Hubby
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
We were extremely pleased with the work done by Dolce Video, they were very professional and flexible. It was a pleasure dealing with them and the finished product was very polished and professional. We would recommend them to anyone considering having a video made at their wedding.
We were extremely pleased with the work done by Dolce Video, they were very professional and flexible. It was a pleasure Read more...
We were extremely pleased with the work done by Dolce Video, they were very professional and flexible. It was a pleasure dealing with them and the finished product was very polished and professional. We would recommend them to anyone considering having a video made at their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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emartincoakley
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.4/5.0
Dolce video did an excellent job capturing our wedding.
Dolce video did an excellent job capturing our wedding.
Dolce video did an excellent job capturing our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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LD
Wedding:
3/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Very communicative, very willing to do what we asked/wanted. Extremely nice when videos arrived and some were encoded wrong so resent without question and fixed quickly.
Very communicative, very willing to do what we asked/wanted. Extremely nice when videos arrived and some were encoded Read more...
Very communicative, very willing to do what we asked/wanted. Extremely nice when videos arrived and some were encoded wrong so resent without question and fixed quickly. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Patricia
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Elegant. They captured every important moment.
Elegant. They captured every important moment.
Elegant. They captured every important moment. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Dana
Wedding:
8/25/2007
5.0/5.0
Dolce Video did an exceptional job capturing the important as well as elusive moments of our wedding day. The staff was professional and friendly. When we watched the video, the memories came flooding back and it is a keepsake we will cherish forever. Dolce Video shows creativity and innovation in videography and I highly recommend them to anyone even thinking about capturing their special events on film.
Dolce Video did an exceptional job capturing the important as well as elusive moments of our wedding day. The staff was Read more...
Dolce Video did an exceptional job capturing the important as well as elusive moments of our wedding day. The staff was professional and friendly. When we watched the video, the memories came flooding back and it is a keepsake we will cherish forever. Dolce Video shows creativity and innovation in videography and I highly recommend them to anyone even thinking about capturing their special events on film. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Duped in DC
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.6/5.0
This vendor was very good and worked with us throughout the pre-contract, contract, wedding, and post-wedding phases. The product provided was very good and received in a timely manner. Highly recommend them.
This vendor was very good and worked with us throughout the pre-contract, contract, wedding, and post-wedding phases. The Read more...
This vendor was very good and worked with us throughout the pre-contract, contract, wedding, and post-wedding phases. The product provided was very good and received in a timely manner. Highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Cynthia
Wedding:
5/27/2007
5.0/5.0
Our wedding video was truly wonderful! It was artistic and captured all of the important moments in a beautiful way that truly captured the essence of our unique ceremony. We were able to show it to all the friends/relatives who couldn't be there, and several felt like they have been now. They were great at working with the photographer and being completely discreet while still filming beautiful and touching moments--some of which were weren't even able to see. It is a pleasure to watch and share.
Our wedding video was truly wonderful! It was artistic and captured all of the important moments in a beautiful way that Read more...
Our wedding video was truly wonderful! It was artistic and captured all of the important moments in a beautiful way that truly captured the essence of our unique ceremony. We were able to show it to all the friends/relatives who couldn't be there, and several felt like they have been now. They were great at working with the photographer and being completely discreet while still filming beautiful and touching moments--some of which were weren't even able to see. It is a pleasure to watch and share. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Cabo
Wedding:
2/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Haynal was completely client focused- she was able to know what I needed before I did and every step of the way was professional but at the same time never lost her sense of humour which was so important to me during this event.

Haynal was there every step of the way. In terms of communication Haynal returned all calls and emails the day of and was constantly checking in to let us know of the progress and what else was going to happen.

I can't say enough about Haynal's expertise in knowing how to treat people. She is truly a people person who enjoys not only her job,which is so important, but also enjoys the people she works with. She is able to, in a very short time, get inside her customers heads- in a good way!!!

Haynal worked with our budget and produced a first class video!

Haynal must do yoga every morning because she was always able to bend and go with any changes- she does this with ease and positivity.
Haynal was completely client focused- she was able to know what I needed before I did and every step of the way was Read more...
Haynal was completely client focused- she was able to know what I needed before I did and every step of the way was professional but at the same time never lost her sense of humour which was so important to me during this event.

Haynal was there every step of the way. In terms of communication Haynal returned all calls and emails the day of and was constantly checking in to let us know of the progress and what else was going to happen.

I can't say enough about Haynal's expertise in knowing how to treat people. She is truly a people person who enjoys not only her job,which is so important, but also enjoys the people she works with. She is able to, in a very short time, get inside her customers heads- in a good way!!!

Haynal worked with our budget and produced a first class video!

Haynal must do yoga every morning because she was always able to bend and go with any changes- she does this with ease and positivity. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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DMP
Wedding:
6/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Excellent, Professional and out of the way. As a professional wedding photographer I am extra sensitive to respecting the moments a bride and groom experience on their wedding day. Haynal of Dolce Video documented my wedding day with professional class and when I think back I don't even remember seeing her there. What more can you ask for! Go Dolce Video!
Excellent, Professional and out of the way. As a professional wedding photographer I am extra sensitive to respecting the Read more...
Excellent, Professional and out of the way. As a professional wedding photographer I am extra sensitive to respecting the moments a bride and groom experience on their wedding day. Haynal of Dolce Video documented my wedding day with professional class and when I think back I don't even remember seeing her there. What more can you ask for! Go Dolce Video! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Jessy
Wedding:
4/22/2006
5.0/5.0
I know it is hard to imagine a truly exceptional rating across the board, but I honestly have NOTHING bad to say about Haynal and the folks at Dolce Video! Their presence the day of our wedding was undetectible by us-in a good way- you want them to capture the moments without the camera being in your face all day!! They accomplished this! The final product was AMAZING!!! I let them choose the music for the video and between the beautiful moments they captured and the romantic music the final product was better than I could have imagined! They showed us our own day in a way we would have never experienced had we not invited them into our lives by hiring them. Due to moving in the middle of wedding prep there was a little snafu with the post office while we were anxiously awaiting the final videos-we thought the video package was lost in the mail! Haynal was ready to help and do whatever she could to get our much anticipated videos to us-even if that meant copying them all again. We still watch the videos very frequently and I continue to recommend Dolce Video to anyone getting married!
I know it is hard to imagine a truly exceptional rating across the board, but I honestly have NOTHING bad to say about Read more...
I know it is hard to imagine a truly exceptional rating across the board, but I honestly have NOTHING bad to say about Haynal and the folks at Dolce Video! Their presence the day of our wedding was undetectible by us-in a good way- you want them to capture the moments without the camera being in your face all day!! They accomplished this! The final product was AMAZING!!! I let them choose the music for the video and between the beautiful moments they captured and the romantic music the final product was better than I could have imagined! They showed us our own day in a way we would have never experienced had we not invited them into our lives by hiring them. Due to moving in the middle of wedding prep there was a little snafu with the post office while we were anxiously awaiting the final videos-we thought the video package was lost in the mail! Haynal was ready to help and do whatever she could to get our much anticipated videos to us-even if that meant copying them all again. We still watch the videos very frequently and I continue to recommend Dolce Video to anyone getting married! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Catherine
Wedding:
10/20/2005
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were supposed to be married in Calvert County MD. I am originally from Toronto Canada and because of elderly relatives who could not have traveled the distance, we decided to get married in a lovely Country Inn just north of Toronto. We had already spoken with Haynal of Dolce Video and had signed a contract. When I called her about our change of plans, she offered to come herself and film our wedding. It turned out to be a four day event and we and our guests had the entire Inn to ourselves. Haynal filmed the entire four days and when we received the edited video, I couldn’t believe how beautifully she captured the entire event. She did it so professionally that most of the time we weren’t even aware that she was filming. The video is amazing, artistically and professionally done. She captured the joy, the warmth and the camaraderie of the event with shots of moments my husband and I don’t even remember. The video is a life-long memory and we cherish it and its beauty. We recommend her highly and plan to use her services in the future.
Thank you Haynal,
Catherine Bode
My husband and I were supposed to be married in Calvert County MD. I am originally from Toronto Canada and because of Read more...
My husband and I were supposed to be married in Calvert County MD. I am originally from Toronto Canada and because of elderly relatives who could not have traveled the distance, we decided to get married in a lovely Country Inn just north of Toronto. We had already spoken with Haynal of Dolce Video and had signed a contract. When I called her about our change of plans, she offered to come herself and film our wedding. It turned out to be a four day event and we and our guests had the entire Inn to ourselves. Haynal filmed the entire four days and when we received the edited video, I couldn’t believe how beautifully she captured the entire event. She did it so professionally that most of the time we weren’t even aware that she was filming. The video is amazing, artistically and professionally done. She captured the joy, the warmth and the camaraderie of the event with shots of moments my husband and I don’t even remember. The video is a life-long memory and we cherish it and its beauty. We recommend her highly and plan to use her services in the future.
Thank you Haynal,
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Services Used: Videography
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janice
Wedding:
7/30/2005
4.1/5.0
I loved Haynal's passion for her work and her style was great. I thought however that there seemed to be a little edge of rigidity around the planning process, and the directing and guidance I received seemed quite firm. Maybe it's my naivity to the process of videography for a wedding. I do have to thank Haynal though for reminding me that if I dont' relax a little on the big day, I won't like my pictures or video because it will show. She is right and it was great advice and I love the video and photos as a result. Her style is exactly what i was looking for and the ability to pick the music was great.
I loved Haynal's passion for her work and her style was great. I thought however that there seemed to be a little edge of Read more...
I loved Haynal's passion for her work and her style was great. I thought however that there seemed to be a little edge of rigidity around the planning process, and the directing and guidance I received seemed quite firm. Maybe it's my naivity to the process of videography for a wedding. I do have to thank Haynal though for reminding me that if I dont' relax a little on the big day, I won't like my pictures or video because it will show. She is right and it was great advice and I love the video and photos as a result. Her style is exactly what i was looking for and the ability to pick the music was great. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Curlybride
Wedding:
10/10/2004
5.0/5.0
Amazing! I have the highest praise for Dolce Video and the owner Haynal Papp. Before I hired this company, I looked at dozens and dozens of demo reels from other videographers and none of them measured up to the beauty and artistic merit of Dolce Video. I was so happy to finally found a company that was not only professional, but artistic as well. I called the owner, Haynal video immediately after seeing the demo and that sealed the deal for me. I connected with her right away -she's wonderful! When I met her at the wedding my bridal party and I became fast friends with her. It was so nice to have her in the bridal suite with her, she has such a grounding presence and also has a great sense of humor.

When I received my completed video - my husband and I were amazed. The way it was edited - the music, the way she put it together, we were both so exuberant. We both come from a theater background and the way the video was edited was so well done.

One last note, my photographer really dropped the ball and didn't take enough photos of us, and Dolce video came through once again, providing photo stills of us to use in our album.

I love Dolce Video!
Amazing! I have the highest praise for Dolce Video and the owner Haynal Papp. Before I hired this company, I looked at Read more...
Amazing! I have the highest praise for Dolce Video and the owner Haynal Papp. Before I hired this company, I looked at dozens and dozens of demo reels from other videographers and none of them measured up to the beauty and artistic merit of Dolce Video. I was so happy to finally found a company that was not only professional, but artistic as well. I called the owner, Haynal video immediately after seeing the demo and that sealed the deal for me. I connected with her right away -she's wonderful! When I met her at the wedding my bridal party and I became fast friends with her. It was so nice to have her in the bridal suite with her, she has such a grounding presence and also has a great sense of humor.

When I received my completed video - my husband and I were amazed. The way it was edited - the music, the way she put it together, we were both so exuberant. We both come from a theater background and the way the video was edited was so well done.

One last note, my photographer really dropped the ball and didn't take enough photos of us, and Dolce video came through once again, providing photo stills of us to use in our album.

I love Dolce Video! Read less
Services Used: Videography

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