You know that it is important to hire a talented wedding videographer for your big day. But how do you ensure you end up picking the right one? Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you choose the perfect wedding videographer for you.
Stick with a Professional
Sure, the video quality of today’s cell phones is pretty impressive, but that doesn’t mean you should have your uncle stand in as your wedding videographer. A videographer will not only have the best equipment but will also know how to logistically work throughout the day to get the best shots. Plus, there is more to wedding videos than just shooting the celebration. A professional wedding videographer will edit the footage to perfectly tell the story of your special day. If you want a wedding video that will stand the test of time and beautifully represent your wedding day, hire a professional.
Look Through Their Portfolio to Make Sure It Matches Your Style
Wedding videography isn’t a one-size-fits-all situation. Different videographers will have different styles and add their own creative touches. You’ll want to make sure your videographer’s style aligns with your aesthetic. Certain wedding videographers will have a simpler approach with minimal editing, others have a more cinematic style, and some treat it more like a music video. It’s more than just capturing your day – you’ll want to love the final edited product, and feel like it represents you and your partner! Start looking at the portfolios of wedding videographers in your area so that you can get a feel for what you might like and dislike.
See How Open They Are to Your Ideas
Before signing the contract with a videographer, you’ll want to make sure they have some flexibility and are willing to listen to your ideas. You should generally leave the creative brainstorming to them, but if there’s a shot you know you have to get, or a song that you want included in the final edit, you’ll want to be working with someone who is open to your input! The wedding video should reflect you as a couple, which means you should have some creative input (if you want to).
Check If They Are a Licensed Drone Pilot (If It’s Important to You)
More and more wedding videos are including drone shots to get a beautiful view of the venue and surrounding space. Some videographers will even do cinematic pull-away drone shots of the couple. If you want to include drone shots, make sure you confirm that the videographer you’re interested in has the proper equipment, licensing, and experience. Keep in mind that this will come at an additional price – but the shots are breathtaking!
Ask For References and Look at Reviews
When you’re interviewing potential wedding videographers, be sure to ask them for a list of references so that you can see what previous clients say about their work. It’s also not a bad idea to look into online reviews to get the full picture of their reputation.
Choose Someone You Get Along With
They’re going to be with you a lot on your wedding day – be sure you pick a wedding videographer who you feel comfortable with! This will ensure there isn’t any tension on your big day, and lead to you getting the best shots.
If you are in the process of planning your wedding, come to the next Georgia Bridal Show near you. You will have the chance to meet with wedding professionals from Georgia and the Southeast who can help bring your vision to life!