Our Story

Bells & Whistles Photography and Videography is an award-winning wedding studio based in Miami, FL.  It was founded in 2015 by a husband-and-wife team, Sarah and Chris Frochaux. We have since grown to a team of highly professional, creative, and dynamic wedding photographers, videographers and editors who strive to capture the unique essence of each couple’s love story

Our online reviews show a seven-year track record of excellence in the wedding industry that is primarily due to our experience, attention to detail, cinematic storytelling, and the lasting connections we make with our clients.   This has earned Bells & Whistles a place on the preferred vendors list of many prestigious South Florida Venues such as Villa Woodbine, The Addison, Vizcaya, Living Sculpture Sanctuaryand many more. The reviews of satisfied couples on the most popular wedding platforms like Yelp, WeddingWire and The Knot, as well as Google, Instagram and Facebook, tell us we are on the right track. We have been the recipients of The Knot’s Hall of fame award for 6 years in a row as well as Wedding Wire’s Couple’s choice award. 

Bells & Whistles was also named Miami’s best Videography company by Wedding Rule in 2021. Your vision is our guiding star, and the satisfaction of our clients is our best reward.   We know that choosing a photography and videography studio for your wedding is an important and delicate decision. We are ready and equipped to fully meet your wishes and together we’ll find a unique way to turn your ideas into reality.

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FAQ

Having fun on the biggest day of your life is the most important element of our art direction, which is enthusiastically applied to both photography and videography. This results in the most natural photos and the most cinematic videos. Our method ensures that you don’t have to do things twice as our photography and videography direction works seamlessly in unison. You will know what to do with your hands! It's also nice to have one less vendor to coordinate and plan with. Add the photo booth and it’s two fewer vendors to coordinate. Let us handle it all. See our blog post for more information.

We don’t aim for a specific number as we want to deliver as many shots as possible. This works out to Approximately 80-100  edited shots per hour. On average, about 800 photos for an 8 hour wedding.

Unlike most of our competitors, we include a full-length movie in all our videography packages. We feel that the long movie will be the most meaningful, ten years from now. Our movie includes the full ceremony, grand entrances, first dances, speeches, etc. it will be edited and color graded, adding music and special effects like slow motion, but it boils down to the coverage of your special day, in a chronological sequence. The length of the movie will depend on your unique wedding, but will typically range from 1 to 2 hours.

 

Drone coverage is included in all our videography packages at no extra cost. 

We know you are eager to see the photos and videos as soon as possible, but final retouching and editing requires time and attention. We are however reputed to be much faster than industry standards. The season your wedding is scheduled can affect delivery deadlines, but 4 to 6 weeks represents a safe estimate.

 

We deliver the images via online gallery: you get a link for downloading the images. You get a print release so you can decide if you want to print the complete collection or just some of them. We would be happy to print your photos or design your wedding album. Contact us for more details!

 

This depends on a few factors. If you are having a ceremony with less than a hundred people, if you are both staying in the same hotel/location, if you are doing a first look, you may be okay with 1 photographer and 1 videographer, but we'll be happy to address your specific questions more in detail.  See our blog post for more information.

Yes, we'll be happy to deliver raw files upon request, at no extra cost.

Yes, we do. We will create a timeline that fully meets the requirements of your special day.

 

We are based in Miami, Florida and most frequently serve the  South Florida area, however, we don’t charge travel fees from Orlando to Key West.  We are also available to travel for destination weddings.   We only require the cost of airfare and hotel for out of State Weddings.

 

We only require a 25% deposit upon signing the contract. The balance is due on the wedding day; however, this can be tailored to your needs as well. 

We don't charge fees for paying with a credit card.  So pay for your wedding and earn those points from your card issuer without any added fees.  

Maria & Samuel

THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Chris and his team was the best decision we made. They are super talented professionals who pay close attention to detail, are amazing to work with, and have forever left a beautiful mark in our lives. Their work is impressive and carefully crafted. Our highlight video was absolutely perfect – I cried watching it – and I didn’t even cry at my wedding! Their work is so moving! We get to relive the wedding every time we watch it. Needless to say, we were extremely impressed with their videography and photography. Make sure to hire both services!
But let me tell you what also matters: Chris’ creativity & adaptability. This team isn’t just professional, on time, and caring. But they are smart and quickly change a chaotic situation into something that works for everyone. The day of my wedding, it rained, no, it stormed. Most of the locations for photography were wet and could have derailed the sessions otherwise. However, Chris brought umbrellas for us – and the pictures? So so romantic and beautiful with them. In fact, I dare say I was quite happy it rained – they made sure we got awesome and unique shots by working with the rain and given the rushed circumstances – the little amount of light, the puddles, you name it, THEY made sure it didn’t matter. Everything came together amazingly. WE HAD A BLAST! Taking photos and videos. They give you GREAT direction and have a wonderful eye for incredible and unique shots. We couldn’t be happier. Truly, best decision ever. Also – what a pleasure to work with! They were so responsible and full of knowledge and reassurance. Omg, what else can I say? THEY ARE THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I am grateful for that I was able to work with them – all our family members enjoyed them. Do yourself a favor and get them – worth every single dollar.