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We've had a very unfortunate experience with Deep End Films. Before the wedding, they were very responsive and helpful. On our wedding day, we were very impressed. The wedding video preview was absolutely beautiful. Then, we got the wedding video. It only had our ceremony and cake cutting. Getting ready footage and our marriage license signing was not included, even though it had been in the preview. On top of that, there were portions of the ceremony where you could not see my husband and I, including during our vows. We paid an extra 200 for guest interviews, and I reminded our videographer the day of the wedding, yet he did not get them. When we contacted him with our concerns, he seemed willing to help. After one edit, he started making excuses, getting facts wrong, and eventually told us there would be no more edits, and he refused to refund 200 for interviews he did not get. Then he told me he couldn't help us because his company had merged with another. When I asked him the name of that company, he said he would not tell me because he didn't want to "pass on this headache." He has now stopped responding. The link he sent us has blocks on it, so we can't download and save it. Our wedding day was beautiful. Our only regret is that we hired Deep End Films.
Videography was one of the most important things to us on our wedding day and we could not have asked for anyone better than the Deep End Crew. Here are the things we loved about working with Deep End Films: They were always super prompt replying to emails and were very organized and clear with everything leading up to the wedding. On the day of our wedding they were wonderful. They are kind, fun, creative, and professional. They strike a perfect and rare balance of not interfering with special moments of the day, but at the same time being present and tuned in to everything going on. We and our guests loved their presence at our wedding, it added so much to our day. They were very quick at getting our gorgeous video back after the wedding and. Their work is stunning and we truly treasure our wedding video. We watch it all the time and are so incredibly grateful to have a way to relive our joyful day! They were able to capture the day and all of its emotions so beautifully. I cannot tell you how many people (from relatives to friends of friends that we barely know) commented that this was the most beautiful and moving wedding video they have ever seen. That is all credited to Deep End Films. They listened to our requests and also incorporated their amazing talent to make our video one of our most cherished possessions. We recommend Deep End Films to any and everyone!
Great to work with!
The BEST of the BestReviewed on 7/22/2014 Phil S
I was very fortunate to have worked with Ben on a couple of commercial shoots and knew his style, professionalism and quality of service that I could trust NOONE better for such a personal job. He went above and beyond for us and I would recommend him as your 1st choice if you're lucky enough that he is available. During wedding planning, my then fiance was strongly opposed to us even having a wedding video. He is quite shy and private and felt that he would have to "perform" or that the video would be cheesy. I compromised and showed him DEF's highlight video examples and told him it would be more focused on the bride and the overall event itself rather than him. I wanted something that would capture the day and look like a professional music video that people would actually 'enjoy' watching. I pleaded that he give it a try and even offered to pay for it too! Ben was so non-intrusive and just blended right in that I would forget he was even there. He provided the video the week after the wedding!! Who provides service at that level, do you know how much time-consuming creative editing goes into that?? Outstanding. When my husband and our guests watched the video, we were all blown away and touched with emotion. I cried of course and my husband can't stop raving about how fantastic Ben was and that he was so glad we did it! Thanks so much Ben! ;)
ExcitedReviewed on 6/30/2014 Liz K
We haven't received our video yet (we took one of their cameras on our honeymoon, so that makes the video take longer to make!!), but our videographers were so kind and were never in the way or a nuisance of any kind. Really glad we went with them; they were there from getting ready to the end of the reception!
Only money that I didn't have second thoughts about spending.Reviewed on 10/06/2013 JC E
All of my married girlfriends insisted that I get wedding video. The ones who didn't get it regretted it, the ones who did get it loved theirs, and several off them had Deep End Films. It was never a choice for us we knew we would be Using Deep End Films. They did not disappoint.
Great Experience.Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Stephanie D
When we first met you at the bridal show, we were not even going to have our ceremony filmed! After the fact, we can thank you enough for talking us into, at the least, ceremony footage and some of the “special features”. Our video feels like you captured the true “us” and we can feel the atmosphere of the day even in the “extras”. In hindsight, not having the day filmed would have been our biggest mistake, so we’re sending all our friends your way. Thank you doesn’t seem like enough.
A heartfelt thanks you!Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Blair W
Whenever we watch the DVD (which is often) we laugh, cry and remember it all over again. The way you brought out ‘who we really are’ will forever be priceless to us! We can’t find the words to thank you. Amazing!
We got the highlight only.Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Jayme P
My only regret was not getting more! Deep End Films wowed at every turn. Use them and "For The love!" GET A LOT OF Coverage! Their footage was so personal and heartfelt I wanted to watch more. These guys are true professionals.
A gift for our daughter, A gift for the whole family.Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Susan M
We Purchased one of the higher end package for our daughter and her Fiance'. They had a tight budget for their wedding and did not have video on the list. Knowing from experience they would want to remember it all on film later, we told them we would take care of the video. Since they received the video they have not stopped thanking us. I would like to thank Deep End Films For proving my point and giving our family a treasure we will cherish forever.
THE BEST!Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Julia P
JUST THE BEST! Deep end Films was everything we thought they would be from their sample videos and soooooo much more! =-) Eeek! I screamed when the Blue Rays arrived at our door, the cover looked like it was a Movie! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU DEEP END FILMS!!!!!
So easy to work with.Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Derek A
As a groom you don't always have a lot of responsibilities for the wedding. But in my case I had 2: Get the wedding DJ, and the video. In talking with many videographers I had the best feeling about Deep End Films. From the moment I called it did not feel like I was being sold anything. They asked about my needs and my wants and it was an actual conversation. Not only did they take time out of their schedule to meet with me, but every email and phone call were answered promptly and in my book that goes a long way! During the Wedding the were silent, barley noticeable and very respectful of our church and its rules. After the wedding when we received the final discs my wife said this was the best money we had spent for the whole day. Side note: The dj I went with was a stick in the mud and was literally ruining the party. Ben From Deep End Films saw this happening and suggested the DJ play a certain song while he gathered our guests on to the dance floor to form a "soul train line" under the guis of making the video look great. Our guests obliged and from that point on the dance floor was full, and the dj took note playing more popular current music for the rest of the night. We only hired them for their video but they made two parts of our wedding the most memorable. I am forever in debt to Deep End Films. Don't hesitate book them now!
A dream to work with!Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Jane P
The Deep End Films Crew was so much fun! We hardly even knew they were there. we didn't want a video with large cranes and intrusive equipment and the DEF folks delivered. They captured everything with e precise eye and an attention to detail we could not be happier. They don't get in the way, they are professional and friendly, and most importantly the end product was flawless. If you are even thinking of getting a wedding video in the Michigan area then there is not a better,affordable company then Deep End Films!
Deep End FilmsReviewed on 9/21/2013 Michelle M
Deep End Films is a great videographer in the Grand Rapids area! Not in the Grand Rapids area, no problem, Deep End Films will travel to film your wedding! They did an amazing job and the final product was great! We were amazed at how well they captured our big day! We highly recommend Deep End Films to be your videographer!
Absolutely AMAZING!!Reviewed on 9/12/2013 Ranelle B
We cannot thank Deep End Films enough for the amazing wedding video and trailer! We loved working with the Deep End Films team and are happy to highly recommend them. They were attentive, professional and very creative with us. We are VERY HAPPY with our favorite memory of a lifetime!!
AMAZING Videos and AMAZING Videographer!Reviewed on 8/17/2012 Jessica S
When planning a destination wedding you have no idea who is good, and I was praying that Ben was great...and I have to say that he was AMAZING! The footage that he captured was unreal...he was flexible, accommodating, and just fun to be around. I would HIGHLY recommend going through Deep End Films!!
Didn't Even Know They Were There!Reviewed on 6/26/2012 Jessica D
We weren't planning to have a videographer for our wedding. And then I read an article on TheKnot.com about how one of the biggest regrets that couples have after the wedding, is not having it filmed. Then I looked at some samples of Deep End Films' work on their website and was completely blown away! We met with Ben several months before our wedding to discuss different packages and what we were looking for. He was great and worked with us to design a package that fit exactly what we wanted. Our package included a slideshow for our reception and Ben worked hard to make it exactly right! The day of the wedding, I barely noticed Deep End Films (except when I had to boot them out while the girls and I got dressed!). They did a phenomenal job of staying out of sight, while still capturing every moment of our big day. We have not yet received our video, but I'm sure when we do, it'll be perfect. I highly recommend Deep End Films - they're fantastic!
So Accommodating!Reviewed on 11/22/2011 Brandie H
My husband and I contacted Ben just a few months out from our summer wedding. We thought that it might be a long shot to secure a videographer with such little time on a date that was right in the middle of wedding season. Ben not only met up with us but he really gave us the treatment and time that we needed to work out a package that was exactly suitable for our needs. He didnt try to upsell us on things that we didnt want and was so flexible to our desires. We ended up booking him for the "our story", the ceremony and then just the important things at the reception.. eg: toasts, dances, cake, garter toss etc. To our delight, Ben emailed us as soon as we were back from our honeymoon with the most beautiful highlight video that we didnt even order... just to hold us over until the DVD's and BluRays were finished! What great customer service. We were VERY happy with the end product which says a lot about the quality of his work because both my husband and I work in television and have degrees in television broadcasting.
Great Highlight and Dance VideoReviewed on 10/27/2011 Megan N
The highlight and dance video's that were posted on their website were amazing! Ours was about 4 minutes long. I wish it was a little longer. Every time I watch the video it still makes me cry. At times the camera was a bit shaky during times where they had to move, but overall a REALLY nice product for the price.
Fantastic Videography!Reviewed on 10/03/2011 Jillian M
Deep End Films did a fantastic job for our wedding. Ben put together a beautiful photo slideshow for our reception that ended with a same-day edited highlight video from our ceremony earlier in the day (which was very nice since the ceremony was private and not all of the guests at the reception party were there to see it in person). Ben was very responsive and easy to work with. My biggest regret was only hiring him to videotape the ceremony... we thought we would save money by not having a videographer for the reception but now I'm kicking myself as I would have loved to have Deep End Films capture the entire day! Thank you for the great work Ben!
Absolutely ThrilledReviewed on 9/21/2011 Lauren B
I could not be happier with Ben and the crew at Deep End Films. They really took the time before the wedding, making the trip from Grand Rapids to Lansing several times to make sure we had all the information we needed. Once the wedding came, the crew was very professional. They caught all the major events, but made sure to stay in the background so my husband and I could just enjoy the day together. If you're looking for someone in the Grand Rapids/Lansing area--I thoroughly recommend.
Great jobReviewed on 9/03/2011 Gail P
Ben and his assistant were everywhere getting great shots, but never in the way. The highlight video is great and I can't wait to see the final product.
amazing!Reviewed on 11/16/2010 Katie E
Ben at Deep End Films was great...he was very subtle and yet, captured all of the important memories of the day! He was fun, kind, and a great videographer...I would recommend him to everyone!!!
Great Video!Reviewed on 7/14/2010 Lauren G
They did a great job on our wedding video. They were also very quick, the video was done before we even got back from our honeymoon! I'm so glad we decided to get a videographer and that we picked such a great one.