Choosing a Videographer for your Wedding
The time between getting engaged and saying ‘I Do’ can feel like a blur. From the bliss of breaking the news about engagement, planning all of the intricate details of the magical day and finally living it, time can truly fly by.
Most couples admit that some of their biggest regrets about their wedding were not slowing down to enjoy it. These same couples did not care about whether they chose linen or cotton chair coverings, invested in another tier on their cake or had a mishap with a bridesmaid’s dress. Instead, many of them wished they invested more in high-quality photography and videography that detailed every aspect of the event perfectly.
Today, amidst COVID-19, many couples are opting for smaller, more intimate weddings or elopements as the rules for guest count keep changing. Click To Tweet
Today, amidst COVID-19, many couples are opting for smaller, more intimate weddings or elopements as the rules for guest count keep changing. Reallocating budget to videography will ensure that no loved one will miss out on the intimate details. While the bride is slipping on her gown and getting her hair done with her best friends, the groom is simultaneously enjoying his own rituals in preparation for the day. Capturing all of those heartfelt moments in cinematic format will ensure that they can be experienced by everyone, over and over again.
The benefits of videography
Capturing the Moment
The little moments like Nana’s tears when you walk down the aisle or your best friend’s slurred speeches can often be overlooked during the big day. When looking back through the video, you can laugh, shed a tear and be transported back to that very second that it all happened. Our media packages are delivered through the cloud and include a full-length video, short optimized video, a frame stills gallery and the raw, unfiltered toasts and speeches that you’ll definitely want unedited. A surprise gift is thrown in as a bonus that captures those personal moments with guests – but we won’t give it all away, will we?
Expert knowledge to match your aesthetic
An experienced videographer knows how to capture the right essence of your wedding, translating it into beautiful imagery with or without words. Generally, most companies will allocate one videographer per wedding, but we send two to ensure that we can execute your idea flawlessly.
Create new traditions
Many couples weave wedding videography into their anniversaries. Dinner, leftover wedding cake and a beautiful momento of the big day sounds good to us.
The steps to choosing the perfect videographer
Finding the right videographer is like finding the perfect partner - there should be a checklist of non-negotiables that we go through when making this ever important decision. Click To Tweet
Finding the right videographer is like finding the perfect partner – there should be a checklist of non-negotiables that we go through when making this ever-important decision. We’ve amalgamated some of these ‘must haves’ in a helpful list below when you are looking to check off all of the boxes when choosing the videographer of your dreams.
Seek out reviews
The power of a Google or social media review is incredible – it can tell us everything we need to know, even before we reach out to a potential videographer. People often submit reviews either when they are super pleased with a service, or extremely disappointed. Take note of the good, the bad and the ugly.
Scroll through their portfolio
A good videographer will have a solid portfolio listed on both social media and their website, documenting various styles of video. Scrolling through their portfolio will help you ensure that they will be able to translate your vision into action.
Book in a discussion
When booking an initial consultation, ensure that you have a list of several questions written down to guide the conversation. Hiring a videographer is an investment and you will want to ensure that you are getting the best value. This should be done at least 3-6 months in advance.
Consider your style
Documentary or montage-style filmmaking are the most common styles of wedding videography. Think long and hard about whether you would like to capture a video that focuses more on the chronological order of events (documentary style) or one that tells a beautiful, cinematic story (montage). Don’t forget to consider audio equipment, which should be a separate entity that ensures that the sound is captured effectively with every shot.
Discuss expectations and timelines
It’s always important to discuss all of the details of the big day before signing off.
Your videographer should know your schedule and expectations about what you would like to see captured to ensure that no moments are missed.The right videographer will also use their experience to offer some opinions of their own regarding shots that you haven’t even considered.
Buzzmasters experts have decades of combined experience in capturing the beautiful, unique stories of couples everywhere through wedding videography. We understand that there is great detail allocated towards this monumental day. Many couples cite some of their biggest regrets as not preserving these details enough through photography and videography. With wedding season just around the corner, we still have a few select dates available. Secure your free consultation today.
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