Post # 1
So I got engaged a few months agao (yahhhh!!), I’ll send those details with the ring pics when I get it back (currently being sized).
Anyway, the wedding plans are on their way full force and we are trying to decide weather to spend the money and go with a professional videographer, or use a family friend who will pretty much do it for FREE!.
I know the is a moment that you wnat to cherish forever and great video is important, but is it really worth paying thousands for?
Has anyone used a family/freind for their videos and was it worth it or did you wish you went professional?
Thanks so much……
Post # 2
Personally, I had my cousin film he key parts of the day and it workeed out great! It’s not pro quality, but I didn’t need anything fancy, just something to help me remember the day. So, I’d go with the free friend!
Post # 3
JessicaST: I used a friend and I was very happy with the job she did. But I knew she was an enthusiast who would do a good job.
There’s always the risk that an amateur might mess up. It depends what you want and whether you want to take that risk.
Post # 4
JessicaST: We chose to have a pro do it. I don’t want shaky hands or them talking by the mic so they can’t hear us 🙂
Where are you located? Our videographer travels and is pretty decent in price.
Post # 5
thank-you for the comments. I guess I should have my friend do a small demo first to see how it goes. This way I can judge if the quality will be decent. It is a very special moment, but the costs add up substancially and quickly. hopefully, the demo works out well 🙂
Post # 6
Videotaping your event is key, and when you get a proffessional videographer you know that the video is going come out good. Video is something you can relive the moment with. Especially when your future kids can relive your wedding. Photographs will show the in one still. Videography will allow you to relive it through a audiences eyes. Our company I Capture Studio allows this to happen throigh our lenses. Check out one of my video highlights in the link below and you will see what I am talking about
Post # 7
thank-you all for the great comments and we have decided to go pro 🙂 … since we saved on the rings, we will use some of that money to enhance our wedding experience.
Post # 9
Go Pro! This was ours! Pro vids are so lovely! http://vimeo.com/107620230
Post # 9
I know it’s not exactly the same but my aunt is a professional photographer, she’s done a few beach weddings but she primarily is a photograph for the military community for her job. At first I was all about her doing our wedding photography because I wanted her to feel super included and she offered to do it. She took some senior photos for me after graduation and I wasn’t too pleased with them. I decided to go pro because I didn’t want to hurt her feelings by being disappointed in our wedding photos, but I told her I just really wanted her to come and enjoy the wedding and have fun by not having to work which was true. She was totally happy about this and so was I. I love my photos so much even though they cost almost $2000. It was worth it. That’s just my two cents. Good luck!