The wedding day will be one of the most important days in your life. It is the only day when you can literally be the star of your own romance movie. On this day, you will be filled with joy and excitement, but over the years, the memory of these feelings will fade away, and you won’t even remember the small wedding details that you carefully planned for months. In order to keep this precious day fresh in your mind, it is important to find a good wedding videographer. In what follows, we will give you a few tips for finding a professional videographer that will document this day, according to your desires.
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The first thing you must do is make a list of the best local videographers. You can start by asking for referrals from your friends who are already married or from other wedding vendors. Asking for referrals is great, because the people who will be recommended to you, will be not only talented, but also easy to work with, since nobody would refer a vendor with a difficult character. Aside from asking for referrals, you can also do some research online. For example, if you live in London, browse the web in search of the best wedding videographer in London. Visit several websites and blogs, watch video samples and look for online reviews from people who recently got married. When visiting the websites or blogs of various wedding videographers, take your time to peruse their portfolio. A wide portfolio translates into a lot of experience, which in turn should translate into high quality videos.
Once you have narrowed down your choices to a few videographers, it is time to meet with each one. A meeting with a vendor is like an interview. While they must be comfortable to talk freely to you, you must remain in control of the discussion, as there are a lot of questions that you must ask them. For starters, ask them what is their video style. There are two main styles: the documentary style and the cinematic style. The documentary style feels more real while the cinematic style is more artistic and requires a lot of editing. Another important question that you must ask videographers is why they chose to make wedding videos and whether or not this is their full time job. Their answer will reveal their level of passion and commitment. Videographers who are passionate about their job will be more involved in the process and will be able to capture valuable moments which inexperienced or disinterested videographers will miss.
When talking with a videographer, tell them how you would want your wedding videos to look and ask for their feedback on your wishes. A videographer who is doing this job only for the money will agree to everything you have to say, whilst one who is passionate about filming weddings will bring new ideas to the table and they will call you out on your bad ideas. Moreover, be very clear with everything that you want the wedding videos to include, and ask for an estimate that includes all possible additional charges such as editing charges.