7 steps to a stressfree wedding video Created by Radiant Videography www.radiantvideography.com
1. Dont hire your uncle Lets face facts, finding a wedding videographer can be a daunting process with many choices. It might be easy to give your uncle or nephew a camera and tell them to go crazy. Sadly you could end up with a view of your wedding as though it was shot during an earth quake or no video at all, because someone forgot to put in the tape and or memory card.
2. Contracts Any serious professional will have a written contract. Contracts are not just a good idea they are mandatory. Look over the contract before signing and make sure it has your best interest in mind. Make sure that the products you are promised are included in the contract.
3. Demo videos Time after time I get calls from people shopping for videography, but have no clue what my videos even look like. Take time to research several videographers and what styles you think best fit your personality.
4. Experience Before contacting a videographer write down questions you have for them. Ask how long they have been creating wedding videography, what education they have, and any other qualifying questions. Experience and education is very important in finding a good videographer. Their professionalism will show, starting with their website down to how they treat you on the phone.
5. Cost Hiring your family to shoot your wedding is cheaper, but will be a disastrous mistake you cannot take back. Your wedding video is an investment. Balance quality with cost when looking for your perfect videographer.
6. Your style You know what you like, make sure you get just that. Tell your videographer what you like and what you do not. If you do not know what you like, do not worry, it will not be a problem for an experience videographer. They will be able to get a feel for what you like during the wedding and capture your style.
7. Music The music you pick will set the tone for your video. Pick something that represents you and a song that is timeless. Be careful not to pick a song that has a subject that is less than desirable. Read the lyrics before considering any song even if you have heard it a thousand times.