Choosing the right professional wedding videographer can be one of the most important decisions you'll make during your wedding planning. With the right videographer, you can capture every magical moment of your special day and ensure that it is beautifully preserved for years to come. This blog will share a few tips to help you choose the right professional wedding videographer for your big day.
Do research to find out about different wedding videographers in your area. Read reviews about their work and watch any videos they have posted online. Look through their portfolio to get a better idea of their style and the quality of their work.
Talk to friends or family who have recently had a wedding or hired a videographer in the past and ask them who they used and what their experience was like. It’s always helpful to get first-hand information from someone who has been in your shoes before!
Meet Them In Person
Once you have narrowed down your list of potential candidates, arrange for face-to-face meetings with each one before making your final decision. Meeting them in person will give you a better idea as to whether or not they would be a good fit for your big day and if you would be comfortable working with them on such an important occasion.
Get A Quote
Get quotes from each photographer or team so that you know how much money you will need to set aside for this particular expense. This will help you decide whether or not this is something that falls within your budget range. Most videographers offer various packages. Inquire about what each package will provide you with as each package may be priced differently based on amenities offered, time included in each package, etc.
Style & Experience Level
Experience matters. There are so many things happening on your wedding day. An experienced videographer knows who to handle an array of situations, lighting difficulties, schedules, etc. and still provide you will an amazing video that documents those special moments and everything that's important to you and your partner.
Further, determine what kind of style (i.e., traditional vs modern) and level of experience (year of experience vs. new to the business) best fits within your desired aesthetic. Every videographer has his/her own way of capturing moments, so make sure whoever you select has prior experience filming weddings and knows exactly how to make sure those special moments are perfectly captured on camera!
Communication & Availability
Make sure whoever you choose is easily accessible via email, text message, phone call, etc., as well as available during the time frame surrounding the event itself. The last thing anyone wants is being unable to get in contact with their contracted videographer if any issues arise on short notice!
Look at Sample Videos
Take time looking at sample videos created by each company considered. Make sure their work is what you want. This will allow better judgement when deciding whose services are worth your investment. Every videographer has a different style. Make sure their style is something that pleases you and best represents your vision.
Above video: Sample wedding video created by Shutter Shock Media.
It never hurts to ask for references and read reviews. Asking for references from prior customers will help you get a better idea of how a videographer not only did with the final product, but how they interacted at the wedding, how happy their clients were with their work, etc.