A wedding video captures moments that photos alone simply can’t. Did you know that many couples describe their wedding day as a “blur”? That’s months of planning that go by in a flash. If you want to remember every detail and revisit special moments long after the cake is eaten and the flowers have wilted, a wedding video makes this possible. The trick is to find the right videographer who will capture perfectly all the love, all the joy and all the emotions of the happiest day of your life
Hiring the right videographer for your wedding day
- Do your homework
For years to come, you will look at your wedding video and relive your wedding day so you want someone who will catch every detail. Set up consultations with several videographers in your area. You want a videographer who is professional, has a team to capture every moment on camera and whose style you like. Do not hesitate to ask for demos or examples of their previous work.
- Pick a style
At the same time, as you look at the work of wedding videographers, you will notice that many use shorthand terms to describe the styles of wedding video they offer including journalistic, cinematic, short form, traditional and Marryoke. Choose a style and storytelling approach you like.
- Consider post-production editing
Next, what happens after a videographer films with you on your wedding day? They will have footage of the day but it won’t put itself together. This is where editing comes in and it plays a huge part. Voice-overs, music, and artistically designed storytelling elements can make a wedding video into a work of art.
- Make sure the videographer understands your wedding day vision
Of course, another important consideration when hiring a videographer is how much he or she is interested in getting to know you and learning about your wedding plans. Choose someone who is committed to capturing the essence and style of your day like a movie trailer.
- Ask what services they’ll be providing
Alongside capturing your wedding day in a cinematic, elegant and unobtrusive way, your videographer should also have the communication skills to get on with both guests and the other professionals at your wedding. You want your big day to go as smoothly as possible.
- Consider your budget and ask about their cancellation/refund policy
And finally, when it comes to pricing, your video budget should be similar to what you are spending on photos. After all, a wedding video is an investment into something that you will be able to enjoy for life.
With a strong focus on great storytelling and capturing events as they happen, at True Story Cinematics, we are committed to creating original, emotional and breathtaking wedding videos. For more information about our work and/or services, call us now on 289.396.0088.