A wedding is an important event in a person’s life, the memories of which one wants to capture and treasure for the rest of their days. Photographers and videographers can help you with that. But how do you choose the right one? Well, there are a lot of things you have to take into consideration. But first and foremost, you need to decide why exactly you need a videographer. Do you want him to capture only the wedding ceremony or the entire event? Do you prefer a cinematic experience or a chronological look? Once you have the answers to these questions, go ahead and start your search. Do remember that all videographers do not have the same working style, so select one that fits your requirements. Here’s a guide to the things you must check for when hiring a wedding videographer:
Someone who can work well with your photographer
A photographer and videographer work in tandem and hence need to have good chemistry. It is even better if your photographer knows a videographer with whom he has worked before. Though this is not a prerequisite, having an old rapport is an advantage.
Someone whose style aligns with yours
It is essential to have a videographer whose style aligns with the style you prefer. Documentary style or cinematic, whatever be the style, look for someone who sees your vision and specializes in making it come to life!
Someone who plans ahead
Most videographers are professionals and are, therefore, well-organized. But if you find one who makes time to get to know you both as a couple and visits the venue to plan their strategy before the wedding, know that he or she is the one that you should hire.
Someone who comes recommended
Videography, if not done well, can be a wasted expense. So before you hire a videographer, look out for feedback. Check out the online reviews and personal references of past clients. And of course, make sure you watch a few of their final wedding videos so that you know what you are signing up for. Here is some reviews about us, approved by one of the most serious organisation ABIA;
Someone who will actually be at your wedding
Some video production companies are so big and even though you meet the company’s founder, an associate shooter will be sent to capture your day. While this person might be a talented professional, this is the kind of information you will need to have beforehand so that you have a chance to meet and talk to him or her.
Someone who is clear about what they’ll deliver and when
It can be disheartening to wait six months for a ten-minute video, especially when you were promised to get it within two. Your videographer should be specific from the time of booking about what you can expect to receive and when it will be delivered.
Someone with a calming personality
Your wedding will be a long, emotional, and tiring day, so it’s essential that you feel comfortable with your videographer. He or she must be someone who can stay calm in stressful situations and someone with a lot of positive energy that you can vibe with.
Are you tying the knot in Melbourne? We’re the perfect company for you! At Dreamcraft Films, we pride ourselves in capturing priceless memories and putting together videos that you will look back on fondly for years to come. Get in touch with us today!