The vast majority of couples want to have their special day be captured in a video. This is normally done with the use of a wedding videographer who will allow to relive your wedding day with an emotional film. Furthermore, you will be able to watch again and again and share all those moments with your family and friends again and again. According to recent research, 94% of couples claim that hiring a wedding videographer was an investment that they never regret making.
Nowadays, hiring a wedding photographer and wedding videographer is not considered as an overwhelming cost as everyone understands the importance of capturing this special day. However, figuring out where to start and how to start searching for the videographer can be quite complicated. Therefore, we have created a list of tips that would help you to select the right videographer.
Determine the coverage you want
First of all, you will have to decide on the key moments that you want to be filmed. You will have to decide whether you want clips from your ceremony or the moment when you are getting ready or the whole day film. All these moments play a huge role because they have a direct impact on the hours of coverage booked. Depending on your choice you will need your videographer to arrive at the place of destination either early in the morning or early afternoon or be present for the whole day. Another important detail that should be mentioned is the fact that the coverage has a direct and very crucial impact on the final price that you will pay to the wedding videographer.
Evaluate their portfolio
Make sure to check the work of videographers under consideration and make sure it moves you emotionally. This is a highly important detail as you do not want to be upset when you will get your wedding film. Videographers’ portfolio is probably the most important factor you need to take into account when selecting one for your wedding. It clearly shows how good the job is done and whether this videographer is in high demand. The number of films itself does not say that much, the more important fact is that it should move you emotionally. Additionally, the videographer’s experience is also an important detail to take into account. The wedding day moves quickly and this is the point where split-second decisions have to be made based on previous experience.
State your expectations in advance
It is highly important to determine your expectations in the early stages. You should clearly know whether you want the filmmaker to apply the documentary approach or the cinematic one. Both of them have its own advantages and disadvantages and the videographer will have to approach the coverage differently.
Do not underestimate the importance of video
Sometimes, the wedding video is something that gets overlooked but you need to keep in mind that it is the only place you can look back and relive that day again and again. Pay attention to this part of your wedding preparation so you do not regret overlooking it at the end.
The vast majority of professional videographers have bookings one year in advance. Therefore, if you have already found the filmmaker that you like, do not wait until the last minute to get in contact with him. Do not leave this part till the very end as it might be the case that you will be selecting not from the list of videographers that you prefer but rather the ones that are left for your date.