How to Find a Wedding Videographer

HOW TO FIND A WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER


FIND A WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE ALL OF YOUR MAGIC MOMENTS

There are many people who play important roles on your wedding day. The wedding planner keeps things moving in the right direction, the officiant performs the ceremony and ensures that your marriage is legal, and your videographer captures moments from your wedding day that you will see and hear for the rest of your life. So how do you find a wedding videographer that is the right fit for you? Here are some helpful talking points to ask your videographer to make sure that you have the best experience possible.

Talk About Style

Know what you are looking for when going to find a wedding videographer and ask what the videographer specializes in. There are different styles of videography that each have their own look and feel. Cinematic is more dramatic than a documentary. A documentary style is straightforward whereas cinematic has more of an artistic flair. Most wedding videos are a mix of both, but make sure your videographer’s style fits your own style and wedding theme and is willing to hear about your style wishes.

 

Talk About Experience

Hearing how long a potential videographer has been in the business will help you know how much experience they have. This is important when you are going to find a wedding videographer. You’re going to want to work with someone who has done a fair amount of weddings and has ample experience. A great question regarding experience is finding out whether or not they have experience shooting at your specific venue (and if so, ask to see the video).

 

Talk About The Wedding Planner

If you have hired a wedding planner you want to see if your videographer has worked with a wedding planner before, what their experience was like and if they are willing to do it again.

 

Talk About HD

If your wedding video will not be done in HD, this is a major red flag. Any video not shot in HD will look dated in a only a few years.

 

Talk About a Backup Plan

Be sure to choose a company that is large enough to have on-call videographers ready for every event and has multiple backup cameras. If your videographer gets sick or has an emergency, you want to make sure that it doesn’t impact your day and ultimately, your wedding video.

 

Talk About The Price

Request a price list and options. Be sure to get everything in writing.

 

Talk About Package Options

Your videographer should offer an array of packages with options ranging from ceremony-only coverage with one videographer to 12 hour wedding coverage with two videographers.

 

Talk About Rights

Many people forget to think about the video rights when hiring a videographer, you should be allowed to make your own copies or the videographer should make them for a nominal fee.

Talk About Attire

A professional videographer should be dressed in professional business attire. To make sure of this ask what they plan on wearing or usually wear while they shoot weddings.

 

Talk About Lighting

Professional HD cameras allow for the use of ambient light or small camera mounted lights. Anything more may be distracting and potentially take away from your special day.

 

Talk About Delivery

Be sure to talk about WHEN & HOW you will get the video delivered, and again it is important to get this in writing.

 

There’s a lot to talk about, certainly. But it is well worth it to have clear conversations up front to make the best choice possible and to make sure everyone is on the same page. This is the best way to avoid bad surprises on your wedding day and in the final video. Remember to trust your gut, ask great questions and pay attention to the answers!

 

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