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What to Look for in a Wedding Videographer

What to Look for in a Wedding Videographer

There are many details to consider when looking to hire a wedding videographer. For instance, you will need to decide whether you want the entire day to be captured, or just the wedding ceremony. You also need to decide if you want the video to be chronologically based or made more like a cinematic film, with many parts mixed. Here are some things that to look for in a wedding videographer.

It is very important to make sure that the videographer you have selected has a style that matches with yours. You should make sure that he or she is well experienced and has a feel for their work.

  • Choose a videographer who will work well with your photographer. You should make sure that your wedding videographer works well with your photographer. You can do this by asking your photographer to recommend a good wedding videographer. It is even better to ask the photographer to recommend someone they have worked with in the past. Such a combination will ensure that the two will work well together since they already have that working chemistry. A professional wedding videographer can work with any photographer, but it is better if the two have previously worked together.
  • A videographer who understands his limits. Taking 8-hour footage is quite some work. If you hire a professional wedding videographer, he or she will most likely come with an assistant to help shoot the wedding video. The assistant can also help in setting up the equipment and organizing the shoot list, as well as organizing the schedule.
  • Calming personality. Weddings are long and emotional. Therefore, it is important to look for a wedding videographer who has a calm personality. He or she can play a big role in calming people’s nerves. The videographer should make people feel comfortable and at ease. Starting the day with a videographer who has good energy and composure will give you confidence and assurance that the whole day will run smoothly.
  • A good planner. The last thing you want in your wedding is a disorganized videographer. They should be someone who plans everything ahead of time. He or she should visit the venue before the wedding, in order to know the location layout. This is important because the videographer will know exactly where he or she will place his/her equipment.
  • Recommendations. It can be quite a waste of time and resources to have an entire day of footage that is not done well. It is important to do a little research before hiring a wedding videographer. You can also ask around and talk to couples who have recently tied the knot. This should give you a pretty good idea of the kind of videographer to hire. Remember, this is a person who will attend your wedding. Therefore, you need a person who is a professional, and also polite to your family and guests.