For many years hiring someone to shoot your wedding was an afterthought. Most believed that the cost was too high and why would you need a professional video when you have photographer ND your nephew film it on a Handycam? With the cost of high-quality video being cheaper than ever and so many video production companies offering or specializing in wedding videography, you would be hard pressed to find many weddings NOT have a video.
In our blog post 7 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Wedding Videographer we discussed how to hire the best person for the job and how pricing packages work for weddings. We also detailed why Hiring a Fashion Photographer to shoot your wedding can help save you money but what does this information help produce for your wedding?
We don’t specialize in weddings, but we do enjoy shooting them when the opportunity comes our way. When Mr. Cotten contacted us to shoot his wedding he only was looking to shoot the ceremony, believing anything extra would be too much of a cost. We let him know that for just a little bit more than he already was spending he could have the entire day filmed and receive 2 videos. The above video was the highlight video that would be considered in the lower price range for a wedding video package. It was filmed with 3 cameras. 2 videographers captured the entire wedding day.
Mr. Cotten contacted us about filming just his wedding ceremony. After I told him that for just a little bit more we could film the entire event and deliver not only the ceremony but also a highlight video, he quickly agreed. With 2 videographer’s who know how to shoot live events and what moments are important to a wedding, you can have a lot of great footage to make a memorable highlight video. We always contact the venue for a walkthrough prior to the event and get in touch with the photographer and DJ to coordinate. The couple wanted a traditional video that chronicled the day in order. They choose Billy Joel “Just The Way You Are as their background song. We moved some things around time wise to fit parts of the song better. Even though the cost was much lower than the couple would have thought, they received a beautiful and professional wedding highlight video along with a ceremony video and a video of just the toasts. Some times we create a sperate video for toasts if they are longer than 5 minutes in total.
If you are looking to hire a videographer for your wedding contact us to discuss our packages. Having a professional video will help keep the wonderful memory of your big day.