Having your special day recorded by a professional wedding videographer to rewatch for years down the line is a great investment. When you have a beautifully-produced wedding video, you can relive your moments walking down the aisle, having your first dance, the bouquet toss, enjoying with your friends on the dance floor, the funny best man’s speech, as well as catch other highlights that you might have missed the first time around. These moments can’t be caught to the same effect in a photo, so a wedding video is ideal.
This just means that hiring a wedding videographer is all the more important to capture precious memories. And since hiring one may take up a sizeable chunk of your budget, it’s vital that you do vet them thoroughly before you commit. From their shooting style to how they collaborate with the photographer, here are the essential questions you should ask your potential wedding videographer:
How long have you been filming weddings? How many clients do you take on per year?
Asking these two questions is important to figure out how experienced the videographer is. In the coming years, you’ll look at all the footage to remember all your favourite things from your wedding day, so you want to hire someone who is capable of catching every detail. An experienced videographer can make that happen.
What is your wedding videography style?
You want to get a sense of the style your videographer uses so you can have a clear idea of what to expect. Ideally, their style should match your dream aesthetic. If you have a preferred style but you and the videographer don’t have the same idea of what it means, you risk paying for a video that you don’t like and don’t feel inclined to watch. When you’re vetting videographers, it’s also important that you ask for samples of their work to get a sense of their professionalism and the kind of work they do.
Have you ever worked with my choice of photographer?
On your wedding day, both your videographer and photographer will both be attempting to capture the same moments, so it’s important that they know how to work together to avoid getting in each other’s way. If they haven’t had the chance to collaborate before, make sure that you put them in touch so they can coordinate beforehand. Ensure that they have the opportunity to talk before the big day to discuss the format and how they want to get it all shot.
Will there be a second shooter present?
It’s almost impossible for a single videographer to get all the shots they need without a backup. You want to ensure that they have a second shooter to capture every moment on camera. More often than not, a second shooter comes with the videography package, but it’s good to ask just to make sure that you have all the manpower needed.
Having a professional wedding videographer means you have someone to immortalize all the highlights and candid moments during your wedding that you can enjoy even after years after the event. Make sure to answer all the listed questions above to land with the right vendor.
If you’re based in Melbourne and want a wedding videographer or wedding video service to capture your special day, get in touch with us today.