Get back to that feeling.

Sarah Kate + Will | October 5th, 2024 | Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 

Sarah Kate + Will,

It isn't lost on us that you're considering inviting us into one of the most sacred days of your life. Our prayer is that your wedding film will help you keep those memories close, pass them down to your children, and bless your marriage all over again for many years, in the good times and the hard. We want to help you relax and take it all in by fully trusting that your video team is capturing all those candid and in-between moments of you two and the people you love.

Congratulations again on this monumental, magical moment in your life story. God bless you in your journey to come!

"Sometimes memories sneak out of our eyes
and roll down our cheeks."

We're Josh and Jess.

It isn't surprising we fell in love through writing while we were living across the world from each other (Nashville to Nepal), because that's who we are — travelers and storytellers. Though thousands of miles away, our hearts did not feel far apart. Shortly after marrying in 2013, we formed A Little Long Distance and never looked back. We’ve been lucky enough to travel the world and document weddings and elopements. Our passion seems to grow by the day, and we believe in what we do more than ever. 

We are currently located in Nashville, TN, but would be honored to travel to you.

It's just a little long distance, after all.

2016 LoveStoriesTV

Wedding Filmmaker of the Year

2019 LoveStoriesTV

Most Emotional Moment

2020 LoveStoriesTV

Wedding Film of the Year

2020 LoveStoriesTV

Wedding Filmmaker of the Year

 

When you work with us, you can expect . . . 

 

Handcrafted, non-formulaic films.

Our hearts and souls are poured into our Heirloom Films. No two films look the same, because no two couples are. We start with a blank slate for every film and always strive to create something one-of-a-kind and tailored to your style. We love incorporating archival footage and aspects of your larger story outside of the wedding day.

Story exploration.

Our Story Exploration process includes questionnaires and video calls to ensure we know our couples on a deeper, more personal level. We make it a point to know details ahead of time like when you fell in love, what tunes you're currently jamming,  and whose empty chair at your wedding will bring a tear to your eye.

A relational experience.

By the time your wedding rolls around, we hope to be in more of the "guest" category than "vendor." This is critical to our philosophy because we want you to be fully alive and present and comfortable - not nervous about cameras or strangers around you. You'll know we're rooting for and praying for you, and our clients beome dear to us for life.

THE EXPERIENCE


Couples often come to us saying how moved they were watching a complete stranger's wedding video. They might have even shed a tear.

This doesn't happen by accident.

From the moment of our first interaction, we enter a journey with you. We are with you through this process. And on the wedding day, we link arms with you and your closest people to send you forth into this joyous journey of marriage.

We'll laugh, cry, sing, and dance with you every moment we're there.

This is not just a hobby for us. This is a calling, a passion, a lifestyle.

We live and breathe weddings. It's been 10+ years and 200+ weddings, and we are just as excited as ever about what we do.

The Collections

Sarah Kate + will - custom proposal

  • 10 hours of Continuous Wedding Coverage
  • 2 Videographers
  • Rehearsal Dinner Coverage (up to 3 hours)
  • Archival Footage woven into Heirloom Film
  • Flexible Communication (phone, text, zoom)
  • Story Exploration Video Calls and Questionnaires 
  • Vendor Communications
  • Licensed and Insured Certificates 
  • Custom Webpage for Online Delivery and Sharing
  • Digital Delivery and Walkthrough for Proper Archiving

The Films

  • 8-12 Minute Heirloom Film
  • Full Reception Speeches
  • Rehearsal Dinner Film (includes any Speeches)

12,250

Example Films

THE ADD-ONS

$2400 | REHEARSAL DINNER FILM

Do you want to remember the feeling of this intimate night before the big celebration? This is an edited video to remember the night with your closest people. Includes any speeches given.
Up to 3 hours of coverage.

 

$1200 | SOCIAL MEDIA TEASER

Delivered within 7 days of your wedding. Get back to those feelings right away and share glimpses of your wedding without the wait. 

 

CUSTOM QUOTE | EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Are you and your family or friends planning a fun activity before or after the wedding? Bring us along to capture it! This wiill enhance your weekend story and the story of the film. 

$950 | ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE

Incorporation of childhood home movies and/or content from your relationship (iPhone photos and videos, etc.)

 

$950 | SUPER 8 FILM

Film shot on a true 1970s Super 8mm, then developed and incorporated tastefully into your Heirloom Film. For those with a taste for classy nostlagia.

Travel

Over the last decade, we've had the opportunity to be a part of weddings in amazing locations such as Italy, Netherlands, Paris, The Bahamas, Mexico, Hawaii, and the better part of the continental US. While our home is Nashville, we do travel for the majority of our work!

 

Travel Requirements

  • Airfare
  • 2-3 Nights of Accommodations (depending on coverage)
  • Rental car

The Archive

We hand-picked these films for you to check out. Based on our conversation, we thought you would resonate strongly with these:

 

ANNE BANKS + WILL

AUDREY + TANNER

SARAH + COLSON

Get back to that feeling.

MORE ABOUT THE HELTONS

  • We've been married for 10 years
  • We fell in love through long-distance letters
  • We both love poetry and reading
  • We live in a small, rural town outside of Nashiville
  • Blessed with 4 beautiful children
  • Very amateur homesteaders but love learning!
  • Our kids' favorite show is "Little House on the Prairie"
  • Deep friendships and intentional community fill our souls
  • Love hosting potlucks with our people
  • Ideal end to our day: a family nature walk around our property or splashing in the creek

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the retainer and when are the other payments due? (1) $4,500 retainer to book your date.
(2) 50% of the balance is due 90 days prior to the wedding. 
(3) 100% of the balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding.

What types of payment do you accept?Checks, bank transfer, and credit card.

How long will it be until we receive the videos?4-6 months. Social Media Teasers are delivered within 7 days of the wedding. You can also ask about Rush Delivery for an additional fee.

What if we are awkward in front of cameras?Would you be surprised to know that the vast majority of couples we've worked with have expressed this to us? Being in front of cameras can be so unnerving, and we totally relate. That's why we highly priortize developing a relationship with you before the wedding day so there's not the added awkwardness of a stranger witnessing your most intimate moments. The more comfortable you are with us, the less you'll think about the camera in our hands when the time comes. It helps that Josh is a silly goose and certified hype-man who will befriend all your friends and family on the dance floor (as pictured.) Our clients become dear to us for life!

Our aim is for you never to feel like props being manipulated so we can "get the shot" for the sake of "our art." We do not see your wedding as a day for us to contrive or for you to perform for the sake of the film. We want you fully present to drink deeply of all the blessings surrounding you. That's why we take a hands-off approach and do our best to capture the day exactly as it unfolds.

How many couples do you work with each year?We work with around 12-14 couples per year and are very diligent in making sure we are the best fit for each other.

Can I add on or change my package later?Yes, we will work closely with you from now until your wedding (and then beyond the wedding day during our post-production process) to ensure your package is perfectly tailored to your desires. You can book with what you are comfortable with for now, and we will reach out before your wedding to fine-tune things. You are welcome to make upgrades at any point in the process.

What is your approach to working with photographers?We were a photo + video team our first 7 years of business, so we are well-versed in the dynamics of what it takes to have a creative and collaborative team effort. We will connect with your photographer before the day begins to ensure they know we are there to cooperate with their shooting style, not step on their toes or be in their way. We typically allow your photographer to take the lead with posing and location preferences since our approach is more hands-off and capturing real-time moments.

We're ready to move forward! What are the next steps?Woohoo! We are thrilled to hear this and grateful to have the chance to work together. Send us an e-mail with which Collection and any add-ons you're interested in, and we will send over an official quote and contract to lock things in.