5 tips when choosing your wedding videographers
Wedding videographers these days offer an array of styles, packages and coverage. How to navigate amongst these options? Here is a very straight forward guide form a team of wedding videographers. How do we know what’s important? We receive constant feedback from our Clients and other industry experts. Here are the key things to be aware of while looking at wedding videographers:
- Look at their portfolio
Watch lots of wedding videos! Shortlist the ones you like and ask the videographer for a full wedding. YES, it’s okay! We get that request often and we are always happy to show the entire wedding. It’s easy to compile a great 2 minutes clip, but a lot harder to keep the entire wedding footage interesting and technically perfect. Make sure the entire wedding is as good as the highlight clip! It’s also important to see how long the final video is. You want to know exactly what the final product is going to look like to avoid disappointment.
- Experience is crucial!
Events are happening quickly on the wedding day and decisions need to be made in split seconds. The moments like your first kiss, exchange of rings or the look on your Dad’s face cannot be replayed. It is essential for the videographer to have experience in this kind of work and be able to respond quickly to changing conditions. Also, wedding videographer needs to be versatile and flexible, as we capture the footage on the go. And that comes with experience!
- Ask about package details
Compare different packages and what is included. The important things are: number of cameraman on the day, duration of filming (how many hours are included), drone footage (it’s ALL about the drone these days), duration of the final video.
- Think about the rest of your wedding team!
Ask your planner and your photographer who they enjoy working with. Ideally you will want to book a videographer who your planner and or photographer also love. This makes everything go much more smoothly on your wedding day as they are all accustomed to working together already. And it saves time during the photo shoot! You won’t have to do everything twice for two different teams.
- Don’t underestimate the importance of video!
Sometimes the video is the one vendor that gets overlooked, however keep in mind video is the only place you can look back and hear the vows, toasts, and laugher of your wedding. The one thing we hear from Brides (that decided not to book video) is that they wish they have had a video from their wedding day. Working both in a photography and video field, I would say that video captures more. While photos are shareable, video captures the emotions of the day. Video has the power to instantly transport you back into that moment in time.
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