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Lee Thomas Films

Rochester , MI
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Rochester, MI US 48307 (map)

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248-650-2135

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ABOUT US

Lee Thomas Films is a boutique style video studio specializing in stylish + cinematic wedding films. Blending a modern attitude with a candid, natural approach, we produce one-of-a-kind... Read more
Lee Thomas Films is a boutique style video studio specializing in stylish + cinematic wedding films. Blending a modern attitude with a candid, natural approach, we produce one-of-a-kind wedding films that are fun, vibrant, and beautiful: a true reflection of you and your unique wedding day.

We are located in Rochester Hills but are available for travel both in Michigan, the midwest, and beyond. Read less
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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, 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?
We are a home-based studio located in Rochester Hills.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
We have online examples available.
What types, such as unedited footage or special effects, of videography do you offer?
We produce fully edited wedding films. Unedited footage is also available.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Our cameras are great at capturing amazing images in fairly low light. However, in situations such as dimly-lit receptions, we will use supplemental lighting as well. The quality of your finished film depends on the lighting. We encourage "up-lighting" or "mood" lighting throughout your main reception room to help with the overall image quality of your film.
How many videographers do you work with?
We are a husband-and-wife team so, typically, there will be the 2 of us filming your event. Occasionally, if needed, we will add a 3rd cinematographer.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Yes, we encourage this! We feel we have more of a connection with you - and you have more of a connection with us - when we meet prior to the event. Obviously, with destination events (or couples that live out-of-town), this is not always possible. In these cases, we will touch base ahead of time over the phone/email/etc. to go over the details of your wedding day. If you have a coordinator/planner, we always make contact with them as well.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Unless there is an emergency or severe illness, we will be there. In that unlikely event, we will do all we can to secure another quality videographer to fill in for the day or specific time needed.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, we do not book more than one event per day. We also prefer to not book more than one event per weekend as this allows to focus our full attention and energies on your event.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes, in the unlikely event of an emergency, we are friends with many videographers in the area who could fill in if need be.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
All the equipment that is necessary to do our job :)
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Certainly.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We require 1 meal per cinematographer at your event. We also prefer that our meals are served at the same time as your meal so we have time to relax a moment, eat, and be ready to get back to work as soon as you are ready for the next event to begin.
Do you charge overtime?
Currently, our options include "up to 8 hours" of continuous coverage time. Should your event require more than 8 hours, additional coverage time would be needed. Usually, that's worked out in advance so we don't need to bother you the evening of your event. However, should it look like events may happen after our scheduled end time, we will approach you with the option of staying longer. We will never stay longer and "bill you later" without getting the OK from you first.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Raw footage is available.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
Yes, we will use portions of your film for promotional purposes either online or in our studio during consultations. Should you prefer we not show portions of your film online, we will honor that request. Although, I'm sure your family and friends would love seeing it online!
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
Although the couple is not directly involved in the editing process, we always value their input beforehand. If there are certain things they want included - or left on the cutting room floor - we want to know. We have a certain style and way of editing but the bottom line is, this is their film and we want them to be happy with it. Every couple that signs with us has seen our work and knows that we are looking out for their best interest and will do all we can to create a one-of-a-kind wedding film that reflects their personality and unique wedding day experience.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
Our expected turn around time is usually 3-6 months.
Do you require a minimum number of hours to book?
Currently, all our options include "up to 8 hours" of continuous coverage time. We have found this to be the amount of time needed to capture "most" wedding days. If anything, many wedding days require more coverage time, not less. If your wedding day requires less than 8 hours, please contact us to discuss options.

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Laura
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The videographer was the very first thing I booked when I got engaged. I knew that I would not be able to remember the whirlwind of a day that would be our wedding day and knew I wanted to capture it all on video. Believe me when I say that Lee Thomas will be the best investment you will make on your wedding day! Lee and his wife are professional, friendly, and so wonderful to work with. They truly cared about making our wedding day and video as perfect as possible. Our wedding video is absolutely incredible. My husband and I watch it weekly and everyone who sees it is amazed with the quality of work. You will not regret booking Lee Thomas! I'll always be so grateful for the gift he gave my husband and I - wonderful memories of the best day ever! THANK YOU LEE!
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Kim
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Lee is amazing! We have yet to receive our full dvd but we have received our trailer and we LOVE it! We just got married so it will be a little while longer before our dvd is ready and we can't wait! Lee and his gorgeous wife make a great team! They were very professional and courteous and we loved working with them.
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Alexa
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We are THRILLED with our wedding video. A true piece of art. Lee is so talented and very importantly just a really nice guy to have around on the biggest day of your life. At the same time he was almost invisible... I don't even remember noticing the cameras during our ceremony or reception.

The finished mini film we received touched on every aspect of our wedding- the funny parts, the heartfelt parts. It puts traditional, boring wedding videos to shame...this was like a Hollywood trailer.

If you're considering Lee...JUST DO IT (b/c he books up fast).
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Lee Thomas Films! From my first contact with Lee with email he was very responsive to all of my emails and answered all of my questions. He arrived before me for our wedding rehearsal :) to go over everything for the wedding day! On my wedding day Lee and his team arrived earlier than the stated time and stayed later to capture all the moments that that I wanted for the video. Once we actually received the wedding film it was AMAZING! We loved it. Everything that we wanted was captured. This was one of the best investments I made for the wedding. I would highly recommend using Lee Thomas to film your wedding!
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We were going back and forth deciding if we should invest the money in a videographer. My suggestion to everyone -do it! You will not regret the decision especially if you choose Lee Thomas. Lee not only blended in w/ the crowd (people didn't even know we had a videographer!) but he captured all the important moments and details of our day. Lee has an incredible talent for conveying the beauty and feeling of a wedding in a natural and intuitive way. We will forever cherish our video and we are so glad we were able to have a professional like Lee Thomas film our big day!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Lee Thomas was wonderful to work with!! We were VERY happy with our wedding trailor and wedding film. The wedding video is a perfect way to relive the day which was otherwise such a whirl-wind. All of our family and friends absolutely loved the video as well. We look forward to sharing the film with our children in the future.
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
After planning a large wedding with all the trimmings, I can truly say that our wedding video from Lee is the single most important expense we made that day. I know that a wedding video is sometimes a "if we have enough money at the end of planning" sort of thing, but after the flowers are gone and the people have gone home and the day is far behind you, it is such a wonderful memory to have. If you can find a way to make it work at all, you will be glad you did it! My husband and I cry, laugh and truly feel like we are reliving that day every time we watch it. I really realize how fast it went by and how much I missed, but he captured it all! My grandfather has passed away since the wedding and although the pictures of him are beautiful, Lee did an incredible job of capturing him that day and now I can watch me dancing with him on that special day whenever I want (and so can my future children and grandchildren)! Not only did he do an exceptional job on the video, but he was professional, organized and open to whatever we wanted. Planning a wedding has made me realize how rare it is to find those qualities in vendors/businesses. He is very talented and everyone that has seen the finished product loves it!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lee Thomas and his wife, Lisa, were so great that I don't know where to start. First, they are very professional. I'm super picky, and I know a little about film / editing. I could tell from the start that Lee knew exactly what he was doing. I also appreciated that fact that he seemed to care about my day as much as I did. He even came to the wedding rehearsal to make sure he knew where all of his good angles would be. His attential to detail is amazing. He remembers all the "little things" and I love that. The video itself was absolutely AMAZING! The video went viral at my job quickly. Even people who didn't get invited to the wedding were coming up to me saying how awesome my video was, and how it made them cry. Everyone who got married before me is jealous becuase they didn't get a chance to use Lee. Additionally, Lee is a very laid-back guy, and very easy to work with. I'm super glad I found Lee and Lisa!
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Private User
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Lee is top notch. My best friend told me about him when I started planning my wedding. she warned me not to watch his samples unless I was able to hire him because once you experience the way he captures moments.. You have to have him!!! My husband and I feel the video and lee's services were priceless. We love our photos but the video is our favorite... You can feel the emotion and relive the excitement. Our video from lee was the best spent money of our whole budget and we didn't even have a videographer in the plan. We added him the month prior and we contemplated if it was worth it! Turns out it was the best money spent. We thought he was a bit pricey but now we think we got the best deal ever. We cherish our video and can't wait to show it to our children :-) Lee is unique, professional, cool, calm, and collected. Everything you need to make your wedding day live on for years to come.
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Dina
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.9/5.0
Lee Thomas Films was very professional and fulfilled all our needs without any complications. Weddings can be stressful, so brides enjoy vendors who take the pressures out of planning. We loved out video and the music suggestions were perfect!
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Anna
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Lee was a wonderful videographer. He captured our wedding perfectly. We barely knew he and his assistant were there, which was exactly what we wanted, and yet he still managed to get beautiful videos of our entire wedding day. He taped all of the key moments of the entire day, like getting ready, the ceremony, the first dance, the speeches, the father-daughter dance, and the mother-son dance, as well as all the little moments that mattered so much. We feel so lucky to have our wedding captured by such an amazing videographer, and appreciated what a true professional he was on our wedding day. We would highly recommend him to anybody.
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Tatianna
Wedding:
10/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Lee did such a fantastic job! He photographed my sister in love's wedding! Her DVD came out amazing. So me and my husband definitely had to choose Lee. His professionalism is excellent. Even though we haven't received our DVD just yet we know its going to be the best ever!!! Definitely well worth the cost!
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Katherine
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.3/5.0
Lee was great at my wedding! I loved the style of the video and he worked well with my photographer A Pair of Photographers, which was important to me! I loved the online trailer too! Beautiful!!
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BPritchard10910
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Lee has given my husband and I a gift that is truly timeless. I hope that one day we will be blessed enough to have a family of our own to share the happiest day of our life with.

Lee is 120% professional. He is responsive, respectful and truly talented in the art of videography. Lee has an incredible way of making himself invisable on the day of your wedding/big event while capturing each and every special moment.

His wedding sneak peek is a huge added bonus, as you have a special 2 minute video teaser leading up to your full video. When my husband and I received the full length video in the mail, we were estatic. It was all we thought it would be and much much more! I can't say enough good things - even though its been 6 months since our wedding, we still tear up.

Lee was the first vendor I booked for our wedding and in all honesty was probably the single most important vendor. I would have paid 2x his asking price to have him and would have given up a photographer if i had to choose. His work speaks for itself and in an industry where there are often horror stories, Lee is an honest, good man to work with.
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Tricia
Wedding:
9/5/2010
4.4/5.0
Lee and his wife were a pleasure to work with. They were completely flexible and professional throughout the whole process. I loved their ideas and felt like they made my video unique from all the others on their blog. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone who is looking to capture their wedding day through video; there will be no lost memories!
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Katy
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
Lee Thomas did an amazing job with our wedding. He was very professional, the quality of the video looks like an HD movie, he wasn't in the way on the day of - we barely knew he was there, we needed some flexibility with our videography and he was very accommodating, and the best of all is he not only got on film all that we asked for but got all the little things you don't think of asking him to capture on your day. Everyone who watches our video is so impressed as are we. Out of all the services we paid for, our wedding video was the best investment. We are so happy we went with Lee Thomas Films, thanks Lee!
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The Paternos
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.8/5.0
We gave Lee a few general parameters to work within for our wedding video, but largely entrusted him with how the final product would look. Needless to say, Lee did a great job producing the video and addressing any concerns we had promptly and in a professional manner. Lee has a good eye and blended right in with our guests so as not to be in the way of the wedding. Overall, a great investment.
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved working with Lee. He is truly an artist and is passionate about his work. We are so glad we went with him as he captured our day perfectly, there is not a dry eye in the house when people view our video. We value our video more than the photos and are so glad we decided to pay for a videographer as well, especially LEE!
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duhlman2010
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Lee Thomas's work was some of the best work I had seen in a videographer. He was very dependable and scheduling appointments with him, he was always very flexible. While at my wedding he was very professional and one of the best videographers to work with. He was very easy to get along with and had a great personality. His work was amazing and the quality of his videos are just what I was looking for, plus he was very timely with the return of his product. When we got our video back his presentation of it was so cute! He added candy and popcorn along with our copies of the video he also included the master copy from the actual video camera in a cute little box with ribbon. I would highly reccommend him to anyone who is getting married any day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Lee Thomas's work was some of the best work I had seen in a videographer. He was very dependable and scheduling appointments with him, he was always very flexible. While at my wedding he was very professional and one of the best videographers to work with. He was very easy to get along with and had a great personality. His work was amazing and the quality of his videos are just what I was looking for, plus he was very timely with the return of his product. When we got our video back his presentation of it was so cute! He added candy and popcorn along with our copies of the video he also included the master copy from the actual video camera in a cute little box with ribbon. I would highly reccommend him to anyone who is getting married any day!
Services Used: Videography
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rrudzewicz
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Lee Thomas Films was the very best! He shot my wedding last year and also 4 of my cousins' weddings! I got my trailer right away, and he was very speedy in getting the full length video to us as well. It is PERFECT!!!!!!! I didn't even have to direct him! But the requests my mom did make of him, he complied with easily and wonderfully! We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you!!!
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