Most couples will have a professional photographer at their wedding, and set aside an appropriate amount in their budget. After the wedding these photos will be shown around to many friends and family in a beautiful album, social media and gorgeous prints will be hung on the wall. Weddings come with so many memories – so why is hiring a videographer an important decision?
Top 6 reasons to have a videographer
Video has a great power to bring people right back to that special day. Imagine it this way – if you had a chance to see a video of your grandparents or parents getting married, you most likely would love to watch it.
Sometimes not every everyone you love is able to make your wedding, especially if they are located overseas. Being able to share a video with these friends and family is a common reason why people will hire a videographer.
One of the most common things we hear from married couples is that the day went by so fast, almost like a blur! A film can capture all the little details while preserving the big moments for you to watch time and time again.
There is nothing like being able to relive the moment when you saw each other for the first time on your wedding day, along with other precious moments, video is able to captures more emotion than photography.
We have heard it over and over again, the number one regret married couples have told us is that they didn’t end up hiring a videographer.
Video allows you to experience a lot of the things you aren’t able to see on the day of the wedding. There is so much that happens in one day and there will be moments shared between your guests or details of your day that you will miss and a video will be able to capture it all.
So with that in mind, what do you ask a videographer?
Know what style of videography you like, cinematic, documentary etc, and then ask the appropriate videographer if they can film in the way you like.
Make sure that you speak to the videographer who will be filming on the day. Share with them directly what footage is most important for you.
What types of cameras, tapes and microphones will the videographer use? How new is the equipment? Ask them to explain how certain effects are achieved and to outline the benefit of using certain technologies. It will help to understand their processes and how your video will be achieved.
Has the videographer done many weddings before? Ask to view samples of recent work.
Has the videographer worked with your photographer before? Ask if they are happy to work along side the photographer. Often both parties will require some similar footage and if they can team up it will be much less draining on you.
Has he or she ever shot a wedding at your ceremony or reception site? If so, can you see the footage?
You want to limit any time constraints on your videographers availability for your day, ask how many other weddings is the videographer shooting on your wedding day or weekend?
Know what you are getting and ask the questions you need to know in order to understand what is included in your package. Will you get raw footage, will there be a highlights video, how long will you have to wait to receive the footage after the wedding?
Make sure they know the setting that they will be filming in, will it be dark and indoors, sunset or a bright afternoon?
We hope that this blog has helped you to understand why you may want a video captured of your special day. If you have any tips or questions to ask your videographer share them in the comments below for other brides to see!