Post # 1
I’m currently pricing different photographers and videographers in my area. They are all a lot higher than I expected. I’m trying to negotiate with them, but one suggested I pick one or the other (they offer both services in one firm). Has anyone just done photography only but wished they had added in a videographer later? Has anyone just done videography but later wished they had added in a photog? One boutique firm that I really love that offers both services is pretty high, but they give you 8-10 hours of coverage, 500 photos (is that too many?) and 3 DVDs of video (I’m really just fine with one, but I doubt burning an extra 2 DVDs adds that much to the cost).
Anyone care to share their experiences?
Post # 3
How often do you watch home-movie?, if the answer is never like most people, than the answer is clear.
I am only having a photographer. The photos can be displayed, are you gonna have a picture fram running your wedding video? No. Get a good photographer.
Post # 4
get a photographer. Videographer is only useful if they edit it to make a move. So I’d also get a videographer who is more like a cinematographer to make a short wedding movie. No way I’ll watch 3 hours of footage, but I believe I will watch a 8 minute highlight video over and over
Post # 5
I’m having both. My family is big on photos and video, so I am too. I definitely want some sound and motion to be captured. I am only getting raw footage, which is cheaper. It will be really long, but it’ll have chapters so I’ll know where to go for the good stuff. I think that during my anniversary I’ll want to sit and watch some video of my wedding, not just flip through an album…. but that’s just me.
Post # 6
I think I might actually need that “other” option! We hired a photographer that dows a video montoge thing where during certain moments he will switch his camara from pictures to video and catch some of that. So, we are getting both from our photographer. It sounds weird and they can explain it better but I really like the way it looked in the video they showed us.
Post # 7
For us, photography was #1 and as much as I would LOVE a videgrapher, that will be a last minute splurge if we decide to later and if our budget permits. =)