Our Story

Bells & Whistles Photography and Videography is an award-winning wedding studio in South Florida, based in Miami. 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 enthusiastic wedding photographers, videographers and editors with a mission to capture and preserve your special moments and make them eternal.  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 and 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.