When it comes to planning your wedding, the last thing you want to be is stressed. But somehow stress always manages to creep up. Here are 5 things to remember when hiring a videographer to keep the stress in check.
Do you feel you can trust this person to film your wedding? Do they seem passionate about filming your wedding day? Or does it just seem like it's just about making the money? I wouldn't want to hire someone that came across that way. If they are passionate, it says they want to do more than just provide a service--they want to impress you with their service. They should show you that your wedding day is just as important to them as it is to you. When someone is passionate about something, they do it well simply because they care.
DO THEY HAVE PAST EXPERIENCE?
Experience is key. Does the videographer know what to expect throughout the course of the day? It's not hard to tell when someone doesn't know what they are talking about. When it comes to a job that is very detailed, you want the person performing the job to know the details. It all sounds very simple but it can play a crucial part on this very important day. Ask them questions about other weddings they've shot.
DON’T ASSUME ANYTHING
Make sure they are legit. Always meet them in person before you hire. There might be some instances where that could be tough to make happen. But if it's not, meet them in person. Don't do everything over the phone or through email. As I said earlier, trust is a big deal. It's hard to trust someone you've never met. To go along with that, make sure they have a website. It's difficult to call yourself a professional without a website.
DO THEY HAVE QUALITY EQUIPMENT?
Ask them about the equipment they have. If one camera goes down, do they have a backup to it? Are the cameras HD? These days HD is standard. Picture quality is important. Do they have lighting available to use if need be? Can they record good audio? All these things are important when filming your wedding.
IT’S YOUR MONEY, INVEST IT WELL
Lastly, you get what you pay for. You really do. I understand everyone has a budget they want to stick to. If you're looking for professional quality, it might be a bit of an investment for some. But an investment is something that's worth it in the end. You have to ask yourself, when you're watching your wedding video, will it make you proud to show it to others?
These were all some very simple things to keep in mind when you're looking to hire a wedding videographer. Don't be afraid to ask any questions you have. If it's important enough for you to have your wedding day filmed, it should be even more important for your videographer to do a great job.
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