Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. You want to be able to look back on this day and relive all the emotions and memories that come with it. This is why choosing a qualified wedding videographer is so important. When selecting a videographer, you should evaluate their portfolio, quality of the video, editing skills, and customer service.
Portfolio – A strong portfolio will showcase the videographer’s style and skill level. Be sure to ask for a portfolio that includes videos from events similar to your own so you can get an accurate assessment of what they are capable of.
Quality of Video – The quality of the video should be excellent no matter what type of equipment is being used. Ask for samples to see how sharp and clear the images are, as well as how vibrant the colors are.
Editing Skills – Editing skills can make or break a wedding video. Look for examples that showcase the videographer’s ability to capture the highlights of the event and highlight them with thoughtful editing.
Customer Service – Ask your potential videographer how they will handle any special requests you may have, such as special effects or music over the videos. You should also ask if they can provide a timeline for completing the video so you know when to expect it. Finally, be sure to ask what kind of customer service they provide if you have any questions or concerns during the process.
Questions to ask before hiring a wedding videographer
- What is your shooting style?
- Have you ever shot a wedding before?
- Can I see examples of your work?
- Do you have additional equipment such as lights, audio recorders, and stabilizers that can be used for filming?
- Will you capture candid moments as well as the formal moments?
- How many hours of coverage are included in your package?
- Do you have any additional costs associated with travel or parking fees?
- Are there any other services that you provide, such as drone footage, time-lapse videos, or photo montages?
- Can I request special shots or requests?
- What is your editing process?