Post # 1
- Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay
So I’ve been interviewing photographers all week (my number one propriety after reception venue) and tonight we interviewed a photography team that charges 3,000 for two photographers all day and 3 cameras and includes video. I was excited to talk the first photographer that offered a bundled package like that. But after talking with them we found out the video we would be receiving would only be a 5 minute trailOr. Is this normal? (Their photography was great but I’m taken aback by the video aspect). I haven’t done any research in this topic and I don’t sneed spectacular video I just want video that’s nicely edited. Doesn’t have to be movie quality. So what am I supposed to expect??
Post # 3
Um, yeah there is no way that I’d pay $3,000 for a 5 minute highlight reel. We’re having two photographers for the day and they are charging us $1,000. And that’s for a 30-45 minute video which features the entire ceremony and first dance, with some cool edits. I looked at another videographer who was charging $2,000 for a 5 minute video like the videographers you are talking to. Her logic was no one wants to watch a movie about their wedding. That alone made me pass on her. If you’re paying thousands of dollars for a video of your day, then get your entire day. Not a 5 minute snippet of it.
Post # 4
@kittywolf13: Actually $3000 is cheaper than most photographers… remember theyre photographers not videographers.
This deal is golden.
Post # 5
@kittywolf13: Also, most people have both a photographer AND a videographer, sometimes bundled sometimes not. Most good photographers cost $3000-$4000 for full day coverage with a second shooter. My photographer also includes an engagement session, all photos edited and on a disc, print rights. I’m geting a videographer seperately for $1500 which includes 2 cameras, pre ceremony, ceremony, reception, after party 2 DVD/ 2 Blu-ray HD copies. Final video approximately 90-120 mins. It costs extra for a highlight video to share on facebook.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I agree that you need to also consider that photography is included in that price. That said however, 3 cameras is a lot for just a 5 minute highlight. Our videographers’ packages focus on whatever the cinematic edit will be whether it is a highlight, minifilm, etc., however they also included “documentary edits” which is documentary footage of the ceremony and any important parts of the reception (ie toasts, entrances, cake cutting, etc). Is any of that included in the package?
Post # 7
My husband is videographer and while they give the 7 minute video in their most basic package, they also give some raw unedited footage. Double check with what they mean – it might be that that’s just the only EDITED footage you get back, everything else on CD.