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Wedding Videography

What to look for in a wedding videographer

Budget

Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life, and there’s no better way to remember it than having a video made. You will be so involved with the atmosphere and proceedings that it will not be possible for you to enjoy every moment as it happens.

Firstly you have to find somebody that is within your budget. Make a list of things that you want and find a videographer that can give you everything you want for the best price. Videographers will offer different packages according suit many budgets. Don’t compromise by going cheaper instead of getting what you want.

Packages usually contain many options such as, multiple cameras, bride and groom interviews, slideshows for the reception, additional hours, multiple copies, and the list goes on. So make a list of the options you want before looking at packages, then find packages to fit your needs.

Experience & Reputation

The internet is always a great place to start searching for a local wedding videographers, but don’t forget to ask friends and family and even other wedding vendors if they recommend anyone. Browse each videographer’s website and watch their wedding demos, make sure you also ask to see an entire wedding, demos on websites are usually the ‘cream of the crop’. Ask the videographer how many years’ experience they have and how many weddings they have shot.

You might also like to ask for references from previous customers, testimonials are also often found on websites.

Style

A great wedding videographer should be able to clearly articulate what their video style is. A wedding video with a cinematic style resembles a movie, including a trailer at the beginning and montages set to music, which require heavier editing. Documentary or journalistic videos incorporate more natural sound and the order of the video will mimic the real-life progression of your wedding day.

So when narrowing down the list of videographers go with the one that fits your budget and your needs.

Natalie and Brady’s Wellington Wedding

Take a look at this time lapse video by Von Photography. Shot outside in our Boardwalk garden on a beautiful Wellington day.  It’s a great example of how wedding videography can be creative and fun.

 

Acknowledgements

Von Photography