Have you decided to hire a videographer for your special day? Congratulations! You have made what is possibly one of the best decisions you could for improving your wedding. There are many different benefits to hiring a professional to take care of the capturing of your wedding day via video, benefits like better equipment, better lighting, and achieving a movie-like quality for the final product. So rather than having to watch shaky footage of two tiny people up at the pulpit with hardly audible sound, you can get a beautiful video of your day set to the perfect musical soundtrack.
But before you get ahead of yourself, you need to make sure that you get a videographer who can actually meet all your standards. There are a lot of companies that make it a point to let people know what their experience is exactly, and that is what you need to look out for. A bunch of kids who have expensive video cameras and have had experience videotaping each other skateboarding are not exactly going to make very good videographers.
First of all, you need to look at the equipment that will be offered by the potential wedding videographer. There must be at least two video cameras being used, and there must be at least two standing lights and one portable light for when people are moving about. These lights are called either blondies or redheads, depending on the tone of the light that you wish to have in your film.
Second, you need to look at all the past work that the videographer has done. It’s true that you can’t judge a book by its cover but you can certainly judge a videographer by the quality of his or her work on past weddings. If you like the style, then you should go ahead and hire him, but be open if you have some questions about whether or not they can do other things, things that will suit you more. If the videographer is truly capable of doing the job, they will be able to adapt and cater to your taste. If you can’t see eye to eye with a potential video package, then walk away. This is your special day, after all, and everything you and your future spouse want must be reflected in the video as well.
If you have hired a wedding planner and they have already made it a point to include a wedding videographer in one of their packages, make sure to look at their past work as well. If you feel that they do not offer the quality that you want, do not be afraid to politely decline the services and look for one on your own. An example of a superior company and access to all the best videographers in the business is the Jiva Workshop. Through the Jiva Workshop, you get quality, professionalism as well as the wedding video of your dreams.
Last but certainly not least, you need to see the commitment of the videographer to the project. The best kinds of wedding videos are those that are made with emotion, not merely coldly capturing footage on the camera. The videographer must be committed to you, your wedding, and to being there through the rehearsals, behind the scenes, and during the most important part of all: the I Do.