(Closed) paparazzi status?? videographers AND photographers @ weddings?

posted 10 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: having videographers AND photographers (2 each) too much?
    no, they're pros, they'll work it out and it'll be fine. : (14 votes)
    67 %
    yes, they will get in the way of things : (3 votes)
    14 %
    guests will be annoyed : (2 votes)
    10 %
    you (bride & groom) will be annoyed : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    182 posts
    Blushing bee

    Could not possibly be more annoying than every single guest constantly taking pictures throughout the whole wedding day 🙂

    Honestly (and from a pro photog standpoint), just make sure they are aware that the other will be present, so that they can coordinate if needed. If you are hiring true professionals there should not be any problems, as they should be used to the scenario and able to keep out of the way and out of site. 

    Post # 5
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted no!! I work with videographers pretty regularly. While it is an adjustment from shooting on my own, it’s also really not that big of a deal. The last wedding I did there were 3 videographers as well as myself as photographer and my husband as my assistant. It wasn’t too crazy…there were actually only a few situations when we were all filming/photographing the same thing at the same time from the same angles. And to kind of echo what atomic said, guests were in our way much more than we were in each others. A lady actually got right in front of me during the cake cutting and just chilled taking pictures…I’m really short!

    Anyway, you should be FINE!!

    Post # 6
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My sister had 2 photographers and one videographer (who had an assisstant but there was only one camera) and I seriously barely even noticed they were there. 

    Post # 7
    4107 posts
    Honey bee

    i agree that in the grand scheme, they arte 4 people amongst all your guests and they are also professionals and know how to get good shots without annoying people, so i think it will be fine. i am guessing as you are walking down the ailse, for example, it WON’T be that the 4 of them are literally walking beside you and blinding you with their flash – that would be paparazzi like.  They will probably be inconscipulously at different ends taking video/pics from different angles and/or of different people.


    ETA: well i guess it can depend on how many guests you are having. i assumed a fairly large wedding. If it were my wedding of 15 guests, it would have been weird for sure i think! (and unnecessary).

    Post # 8
    6610 posts
    Bee Keeper

    We had two of each and it worked great. One thing that really helped us was that we hired a videographer who worked with our photographer fairly often, so they knew how to work well together and not get in each other’s way.

    I highly suggest asking your photog. for videographer recommendations. It can make a WORLD of difference!

    Post # 9
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We had one of each and they were fine – we barely even noticed them. When we watched our video we were like, seriously, where was he because the video was awesome but we didn’t see him at that moment filming. Also, ask both your vendors for their thoughts/opinions. We used the videographer recommended by our photographer.

    Post # 10
    2515 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    It’s normal to have a videographer and a photographer. It’s even more so the norm to have 2 of each it seems these days. We ended up having 3 videographers and 2 photographers.

    I was embarassed when people asked why we had so many people with cameras (our videographers use DSLRs so it basically looked like 5 people with photography cameras) But we hired our photographer and videographer because we liked their product and if it takes that many people to get the end product then we were totally fine with it. Aside from the curious guests (aunts/uncles type generation) no one else seemed to care. And the curious guests weren’t annoyed they just didn’t know why we had 5 “photographers”.  For what it’s worth, we had 170 guests.

    Good photographers and vidographers will work together to get the shots and not be in each other’s way and even work off of each other’s lighting. Maybe a question you want to ask your videographer and photographer is how they plan on working with each other/around each other.

    Post # 11
    6 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We hired two each and on the day of, our photographer brought an extra person. The two groups worked very well together as our photographer was very organized and coordinated everything very well with the videographers. I barely noticed where they were at times, but I’ll admit I didn’t have time to pay attention!

    These people are professionals and should know how to work with other vendors. It’s definitely worth asking when you interview them, how they have worked with others in the past to get all the shots needed during the event. I agree with others about asking your photographer or videographer for recommendations on those they have worked with (or work with). We hired separate companies and it worked out very well.

    We were really glad to have the large entourage and all our guests were very impressed (not annoyed) with our papparazzi and the professionalism by which the two groups worked. We had 300 guests so it helped in capturing the moments.


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