A couple of years back I was looking for a Wedding Videographer for myself. I didn’t exactly know what I was looking for at the time. All I knew was that I wanted someone to record my Wedding on video. And walla…. I found my passion in life.
As a bit of a photographer myself, I understand how difficult it is to get good lighting, provide good fill, have good spacing, and all the other things that it takes to get a good picture. Now imagine having to do all of that, but incorporate moving pictures into it. There’s a reason why there are multiple takes when filming a show or a movie, right? Well you don’t get that at your wedding – you’ve got to have someone who knows enough to set up and move if necessary. You’re better off hiring a photographer and a videographer separately.
Video coverage can be done without hiring a professional help. You can ask your brother or friends to help you out in doing the Wedding videography. With the help of various video editing software tools, they can be easily transformed.
To have a Wedding Videographer at your Wedding truly captures all the little moments at your Wedding that will someday be forgotten and preserves them to a DVD that you can pop into your DVD player and watch whenever you want to. What a treat. Parents and Grandparents that got married thirty to fifty, and even twenty years ago haven’t been able to watch their Wedding videos like that! Take advantage.
Many videographers simply sell their skills by stating that they have the best equipment that money can buy. Unfortunately, equipment cannot make up for experience and talent. Yes, the videographer you hire should be able to shoot in 1080p or full HD as it called but in addition they should have the talent to frame the shots they take professionally. If you see a company selling their services based on the equipment they procure it is best to walk away. You should be able to get a good sense of their equipment by simply watching their sample videos.
There are some companies out there with great artists who will attack your wedding with the force of a commercial production crew, give you an unbelievable finished product and can justify a high price tag. And there are some “hobbyists turned pro” who shoot in standard definition and will try to charge you over $1,000 to show up and hit record. Just be sure that you find the best of what you can get within your budget and don’t overpay for no good reason. P.S. POP Video’s wedding coverage starts at $1,395.
To avoid…telling that story that I have heard many times. “That is the one thing that I would change about my wedding. I would’ve hired a videographer.” People often say that they thought about a videographer but decided to have their uncle tape it and he ran out of tape OR they had a friend shoot it and couldn’t watch it without getting motion sick OR we had so and so do it and “fill in the blank with some tragedy” and the memories were lost forever.