- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I have two options on my plate right now:
A: Hire a professional videographer. I’ve seen her work and it’s good, but our wedding package is more on the basic side due to the budget. There won’t be a highlight film or any fancy editing, just getting the ceremony, some pre-wedding stuff, and the big events of the reception. She does shoot in HD and uses her husband (also a pro) as a second videographer so she can get different angles. She does high quality work but if we go with her we can’t afford any fun extras (like a photo booth).
B: Hire someone who does the video work for a local church (over 6,000 members, so this is a big job). He has only shot 12 wedding so far but the church allows him to use all of their equipment (which includes the same HD camera the pro above uses). It would only be him at the wedding but he does come with two cameras (one is stationary). He definitely isn’t as polished as the pro but would shoot the same events. I’m worried that he doesn’t have as much experience but I saw a sample of his work and it is okay but not the quality of A’s. Definitely looks more DIY. We would have him for the entire day and his price is half of A’s. If we went with option B we could also afford to have a photo booth for the reception. The company I am looking into for the photo booth provides a CD of all the images for free, besides printing them out for the guests.
I change my mind on what I should do about every 5 minutes… what do you all think?