(Closed) How I got a videographer (on a tight budget)

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

i have seen some pretty amazing work come from students and hobbyists off of craigslist and from colleges and stuff. there is a lot of untapped talent out there from people who just dont have the experience or the money to start up their own business yet. if you liked her portfolio and enjoyed her company, good on you. that was a great idea and very resourceful. a word of warning though, if she has not had a whole lot of experience shooting weddings, be sure to give her a very clear idea of what you want and be sure to communicate your vision to her. also, if you have a day of timeline, make sure she gets it so that she can stay on track and budget her minutes. shooting a wedding is….completely unlike shooting anything else and a very concise schedule helps a crapton. sorry this is all running together, typing this on my phone and apparently, i cant format. but anyway, congratulations. im glad you were able to figure something out.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

That’s a great idea! I’m on a budget too, so this is definitely something I’ll have to consider. 

Did you write up a contract of any kind?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My friend did the same thing for her wedding, she found a student that did it for free to build his portfolio and it was very good !!!!! Great job ๐Ÿ™‚ and amazing tips for those brides here on a budget 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I just booked a student videographer last weekend for $300 as well. She will be coming down the day before the wedding with my wedding planner. They have to start somewhere right? I believe in giving a rookie a break… videography wasn’t at the top of my list anyway if it doesn’t turn out too well.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@Sevyn:  The contract is what I worry the most about. I think I would write one myself before I even started looking, just something simple with a payment plan and list of what I expected.

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