What to Consider Before Choosing Your Videographer
By Anne McKenzie with Memories Videography
If you’re about to send a bunch of emails to potential videographers that read, “Could you please send me more information about your wedding services?” Or, “Send me information on packages and prices.” STOP! Here are the top five things you should ask yourself before you hit send!
What’s your story? In other words, what makes you unique as a couple? Is there an event that defines your relationship? Do you have unusual occupations? Was the proposal over-the-top romantic? Are you big time pranksters? Is the wedding party wearing big yellow sunglasses? You get the idea. Take some time really thinking about this before you hit send. Then talk about it at length with your potential videographers.
Do research first. Hiring and interviewing a videographer or a production company is probably unfamiliar territory. What kind of final product are you looking for? Highlight video or full-length feature film? And which shooting style fits your personality best, cinematic or documentary? Who are you going to share it with and how? Is your preference a download or a thumb drive?
Watch videos online and find an aesthetic that matches yours. Do you like the ethereal trend or are you more dark and moody? Would you prefer the video to focus just on the two of you or would you like to capture the entire wedding celebration? Find your perfect style inspiration and send those samples to those you are considering.
Don’t scrimp. Pay for talent and be willing to make an investment. You’ll spend hours and a small fortune on your wedding food and flowers, why not your video? Remember, you’ll have the video to enjoy for the rest of your life! Make your dollars count!
Book the videographer and the photographer at the same time. Plus the professionals will know who they work with best. A team that can work collaboratively is always best. Be sure to ask for referrals!
Anne McKenzie is the Producer & Co-Owner of Memories: a professional production company. They marry the art of film-making and storytelling to deliver emotionally engaging cinematic short films and artfully-crafted family films. They respond quickly, answer questions precisely and gracefully guide you through our unique process. Learn more on their website! Feature Photo Credit: Paige Stevens Photography.