Hiring a Videographer
Consider these important tips on hiring the right videographer before signing on the dotted line.
Your videographer should be able to interpret your desires and expectations and work with you to accomplish your stylistic vision. Take our noteworthy advice into consideration before making your final selection.
How to Hire the Right Wedding Videographer
The Research Phase
- Begin by gathering a list of potential videographers.
- Seek recommendations from other newlyweds.
- Check with your reception venue to see if they have a list of preferred videographers who are familiar with the setting.
- Ask your other wedding vendors if they have any suggestions.
- Browse our list of preferred local videographers in your region.
The Selection Process
Questions to Ask
Once you have a list of encouraging prospects, set up an appointment with each of them and get answers to these important questions:
- Who will be videotaping on the day of our wedding?
- Make sure the videographer whose portfolio you view will be the one who will be filming your wedding. Some videography studios claim the right to send any staff member to your wedding, so make sure the person who signs your contract is the one who will be at your wedding.
- What is your primary style?
- Some videographers specialize in cinematic while others concentrate on documentary. Make sure your videographer’s expertise matches your preference.
- Have you worked at our wedding venue before?
- If so, ask to see a tape of that wedding. Your videographer should be accustomed to the setting so that he or she can capture your day without becoming intrusive. Take it one step further and ask your venue coordinator if he or she is familiar with the videographer’s work.
- What types of equipment will be used during the shooting and editing processes?
- Ask him or her to explain the equipment that will be there on your wedding day and how the tape will be converted into an end product. You may not understand it all, but at least he or she will know you mean business.
- Do you have any references?
- Call and ask former clients if they were satisfied with the overall experience and received the desired outcome.