You might have decided already you would like to hire a wedding videographer. However, there is still a lot of things to consider. Do you want a cinematic video with various parts of the day all combined together? Do you want a chronological look at your wedding? Do you want to capture simply the ceremony or the entire day on a video?
You will want to ensure you hire a videographer who fits your needs since they have different working styles, personality types, and video styles. However, what things should you look for in a wedding videographer? Here are a couple of tips:
Clear about What and When They Will Deliver
You do not want to wait several months just for a 3-hour reel of raw footage of your wedding. You need to hire a videographer who is specific from the time of hiring about what he/she will deliver and when you will receive it.
They Should be at Your Wedding
A couple of video production firms are huge enough that while you met with the founder of the company, you will really have a secondary shooter capture the day. Though that individual who does film your wedding will certainly be a talented individual, you will need to know this before. This will provide you an opportunity to talk and meet.
Someone Who Knows What They’re Doing
It can feel like a wasted investment if videography isn’t done properly. Because of this, before you hire a videographer, it is crucial to do your research. You’ve got to ensure you examine personal references of previous customers and online reviews. In addition to that, you also have to watch a lot of their final wedding videos. This will help you make sure you like their work.
Someone Who Plans Ahead
It is crucial that all of your wedding vendors are organized properly. However, a videographer who look for the right location and gets to know you and your partner before the wedding day is the type of professional you need.
Has a Calm Personality
Your wedding will be an emotional and long day. Thus, it is crucial that the vendors you are surrounded by are individuals you feel comfortable with. If you are starting to feel stressed out, a videographer with a sense of calm and excellent energy will be a blessing.
Knows Their Limits
An 8 or 6-hour video package makes for an extremely long day. A professional and reliable videographer will probably bring along an assistant or second shooter to help handle the shot list, schedule, and equipment.
Works Well with the Photographer
You should think about asking your photographer for any suggestions for a videographer. This can make a huge difference since these two will have to work together. If a photographer recommends someone, chances are they already have captured weddings together and have excellent chemistry. Though any expert should be able to work well with the entire team for your wedding event, making sure that they are comfortable with each other is a plus.