Your wedding film is one film that you are likely to watch over and over again, so it is really important that you get it right. After all with today’s advancements in technology you should be able to relive your wedding day on your Diamond wedding anniversary if you so wish! However, as a newly engaged couple, you probably don’t have much experience in selecting a wedding videographer, so we have pulled together some top tips to help you find the perfect one.
Find Out Their Visual Style
Just like photographers, videographers have different approaches to their craft. The way they shoot and edit the video will vary from one to the next. For example, a videographer who favours a documentary style will produce a wedding video that presents the events as they happen and doesn’t really have any special effects, whereas one who prefers a more cinematic style will produce a film that is more dramatic and has interesting angles with a Hollywood feel. Have a look at some of their past work, and pick the one whose work moves you the most. The worst mistake you can make is to pick a videographer with one style and ask them to shoot you a film in a different style – it won’t be right.
Take It Seriously
Treat finding a videographer as one of the most important jobs on your wedding to-do list. You don’t want to leave it to the last minute and end up not being able to hire your first choice as they are already booked. Put some money aside in your budget at the beginning of your wedding planning process, and then spend some time finding the right one for you. If you make your wedding video a priority, this will be reflected in the quality of the finished product you receive.
Ask For Referrals
Your photographer, wedding planner, and venue will likely have worked with many different videographers in the past. So, don’t be afraid to ask them for names of people that they liked or that clients have told them good things about. At previous weddings have they shown up on time, worked well with the photographer, and been polite to guests? Also, check out the testimonial page on their website to see what previous clients have had to say about them.
Meet and Greet
Your videographer is going to be following you around on your wedding day, so you need to build a relationship with them and make sure that you both feel at ease. It is always best to meet them in person, but if you are struggling in time, then Skype is another option. After you receive your wedding video, you will probably never see that person again, but for one day you will be in very close quarters with them, so it is important that you get along.