(Closed) Videographers..

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 4
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We didn’t have one, and I don’t regret it one bit. We did hand a video camera to my uncle and have him video the ceremony, plus important parts of the reception like the cake cutting, etc. We watched the footage once after we got back from our honeymoon, and we haven’t touched it since!

I’m so glad we didn’t spend money on a videographer… I put that $ toward upgraded table linens and a photographer I LOVED instead, and that was a good choice for us.

Post # 5
6 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are still trying to decide if we should get one. I friend of our suggested we get one for sentimental reasons but we are considering having a friend tape the ceremony using a regular hand held. 

Post # 6
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


We are only in the process of trying to find a videographer but I thought I would go ahead and weigh in… 

First of all, it seems that in my area videography is almost as expensive as photography. If you think about it this makes sense… but it’s still hard to swallow. Usually, videographers post “highlights” videos on their websites as examples of their work. This is a great place to start. Keep in mind that these videos are most likely the best of the best for them. Are they shaky? What is the sound quality when music isn’t playing? Are the transitions from one scene to the next done well? Look at it like you’re watching a movie. 

If anyone has any better suggestions I’d really like to hear them as well!! Photography and videography have stressed me out like nothing else! Haha

Post # 7
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

We want one. I think we will ask for recommendations from our photographer.

Post # 9
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

We had a videographer. It was really important to me. We loved ours — we were recommended to him by our photographer.

The great thing about photog. recommendations is that our videographer and photographer had worked together dozens of times before. So they knew how to work together to compliment one another and not be in each other’s way. It made the day so cohesive…almost as if we were getting both services from one company!

The wedding day flew by so fast. Our photos are a great reminder of our day, but there are certain things photos can’t capture, which is why I am so thankful to have our video.

Post # 10
18 posts
  • Wedding: December 1991

OK, misslynn.  As a filmmaker here are some suggestions to finding a good wedding videographer;  look on the web.  That’s a good place to start, look at the expamples on the web site, are they any good, are they shaky, audio good?  Read their web site.  Do they use teh words ME, I, WE more they they use the word YOU?  The focus of the videogrpaher should be on YOU, not them.   Find 3 you like and ask them for a copy of the LAST WEDDING THEY SHOT.   DON’T ASK FOR A DEMO!!!  A demo is simply the best moments from their work.  They shouldn’t balk at giving you the last wedding they did.  Plus the video will give you an idea of what yours will look like, what it will sound like, etc.  If they give you a bunch of excuses why they can’t send you the last video, walk away.  Then ask to talk to that bride.  Ask her what her experience was like?  Would she hire them again, how many times has she watched the video she got from them.  What did she like, what did she hate about workign with them..

Then talk to the videographer, if the owner is not the videographer, ask why.  Then ask to speak to the person shooting your wedding.  If you have a great conservation with them and feel like you really get along with them, that is your videographer.  Go with the one you feel the most comfortable with, the one you have the best repoe with.  You have to understand, this person is going to be with you all day long. 

Now, as for the poster who said they had an uncle shoot the video and only watched it once; I’m not surprised.  They most likely can’t hear anything, see anything or understand what is going on.  It’s worth the money to bring in a professional, think of it this way; your paying $2,000 or $3,000 for a photographer, do you want to spend $500 for someone to get in thier way?  The video, or film, is just as important as the photos.  Ask the photographer who they would reccomend, ask the videographer if they have worked with that photographer before.  They should and NEED to get along very well. 


I hope this helps.  I’m based in East Tennessee and would be glad to help our as much as possible.  Good Luck.

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