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What to ask your wedding videographer
As wedding videographers, our aim is to make your special day more memorable. With our help, you’ll be able to capture and preserve all the special moments on your wedding day, including the candid ones that might escape your photographer’s attention. This is why it makes absolute sense to find the best wedding videographer in the business. Your wedding video is valuable proof of your love story, you’ll want your videographer to reflect your personal style and personality as a couple.
What You Should Know About Your Wedding Videographer
It’s always vital to conduct a bit of research before settling for a specific videographer. After all, the finished product will ultimately depend on the skill and experience of the people you hire. To ensure that you’ll make the right choice, here’s what to ask a wedding videographer.
1. What is your style?
Make sure to determine what their approach is when it comes to taking wedding videos, especially if you have a specific preference or idea in mind. For instance, let’s say you want your wedding video to resemble a movie, complete with gorgeous cinematography and dramatic background music, instead of a fast-paced documentary. You won’t know what your wedding videographer is capable of unless you ask them. Also, it’s a good idea to take a look at their portfolio so you’ll have a feel of what their story-telling method is.
2. Have you worked with other professionals in your field?
It’s very common for videographers to work with other professionals in the wedding industry, such as photographers. If the one you’re considering has worked well with someone before, it certainly is a good idea to hire them, too. Not only will this help you save time, particularly if you haven’t found a photographer yet, but it can also ensure that your videographer and photographer get along well and have good rapport.
3. Have you worked at our wedding venue before?
Having a videographer who’s familiar with your wedding venue can be a significant advantage. For starters, they know the best angles to shoot the video from. They also have first-hand knowledge of the best lighting opportunities. Choosing a videographer with such knowledge and experience will certainly make your wedding video feel like a movie!
If the videographer you’re considering hiring hasn’t had the chance to cover a wedding at your chosen venue, you should ask them if they are willing to visit the place with you beforehand. You should also determine if this will cost you additional fees.
4. Are you going to be the one to choose the music for the film?
The music that you’ll use for the film will undoubtedly have an impact on the final product. We know this first hand because besides taking videos, music is our other creative passion. Therefore, you should know who will have the final say on the music selection process. Most videographers are more than willing to let you choose the background music for the film, so it would be wise to discuss this matter with them. They might even suggest a few alternatives if they can’t use the song/s that you want.
5. When can we expect the finished product?
You might be able to see a few clips of the wedding on the day itself, but it will take some time before you can see the entire film. Why, you ask? It’s because editing a wedding video is often a complicated and time-consuming process. It usually takes a few weeks to finish one. As such, you should determine in advance how long it would take before the videographer can provide you with the finished product. This way, you’ll know exactly what to expect.
6. How much does your service cost?
The cost of their services is without doubt something you should include in your list of what to ask a wedding videographer. Some videographers charge a flat rate, while others offer packages that include same-day edit or an additional shooter. Whatever the pricing method of your chosen service provider might be, you should determine what’s included in the amount that you’re paying. Make sure to get any agreement in writing, too.
You certainly don’t want to get the shock of your life when you see the final bill. Therefore, you should find out if there are additional fees you might incur due to unforeseen circumstances, such as the wedding going overtime or the video requiring significant edits.
Make Sure to Do Your Research Well
Because your wedding video is something that you’ll treasure—and hopefully watch—for years to come, you’d want to make sure that it will turn out well. As such, you should do your research so you can find the wedding videographer who can fulfil all your needs and expectations.
At Life Is Art Weddings, we pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our clients. If you’re looking for exceptional and cinema-quality wedding video services, look no further. Please speak with us today and let’s discuss how our team of highly professional and experienced wedding videographers will capture one of the most magical days of your life on film.