How to Find the Right Wedding Videographer

How to Find the Right Wedding Videographer

Wedding videography is a skill and an art. It’s an imperative part of a wedding as it is meant to capture the feelings and emotions of your special day. Here are some things to look for in a professional videographer.

Make sure the wedding videographer fits your personality and style. There are many videographers out there and they all have their own style. As you watch sample videos on websites or demos, check to see if the photographer is versatile. If the videographer always does the same style of wedding video, they aren’t adjusting to the bride and grooms personalities. A good videographer will get to know the bride and groom before doing their wedding video.

Find out if the videographer is up to date on the the cameras he or she is using. Typically videographers will have professional cameras from Panasonic, Cannon, or Sony. Most of the cameras on a professional scale will be adequate. They typically record in DVD quality formats all the way to HD formats. Decide what quality you want. The DVD quality is usually more than enough, but for those hi-tech brides HD is a must. Expect to pay more for an HD wedding videographer because the equipment is more expensive, and the footage will take longer to edit. Also find out how many cameras the videographer will be using. A good videographer will have a camera on a tripod to capture the ceremony and important events at the wedding, and a shoulder mounted camera for moving and more dynamic shots.

Ask for testimonials. Good videographers will always have records of past client’s feedback. Ask your videographer for some testimonials and they should be happy to comply. A professional videographer is always proud of their work and they don’t mind showing you that others agree. A good testimonial will give you an idea of the videographer’s experience and quality

Ask about prior work experience. Some videographers start out doing videos as a hobby and then evolve into wedding videos as time goes on. Others will be trained by Professional companies in the area and will break off to do their own thing as time progresses. Experience is important and if the videographer has worked for another wedding company before, they often bring more to the table as a videographer. Find out about your videographer. Find out where they have worked. A Phoenix wedding video is going to be different than a Montana wedding. Phoenix is bright, dry and warm and Montana can be a different story. If you are hiring an out of state videographer just make sure they have worked in various places and climates.

Visit a videographer’s blog. Typically blogs are a little more personal and will give you an idea of what your videographer is more about. Blogs will feature some of the latest weddings and wedding videos the videographer has done and will give you an idea of the personality of your videographer.

The most important thing to remember before deciding on a professional to do your wedding video is that the videographer is the type of person who will care about you. If they are the type of person to care, they will make a video that fits you and will reflect your personality. Videography is an art, but at the end of the day it is what is going to document possibly the most important day of your life.

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