- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
Hey there. I’ve been lurking like crazy for a while, I haven’t really had much activity here in the past, but it’s about that time for me to start making myself known! Even though I knew that my SO and I were going to get married for a while now, he only officially-officially proposed a few days ago (fun!). I’ve been way ahead of the game and have been trying to find a videographer for months, because I have been so passionate about having one. But I’m feeling really disheartened lately.
This is gonna make me sound like a super crazy bridezilla-type person, but I swear, I’m not: I’ve looked at over 140 videographers throughout Northern California, and none of them work so far.
Out of those, I’ve truly loved only about 5 of them. And all of those videographers happened to start pricing at around $5,000 – which I would pay if I could have a guaranteed loan, but I totally don’t. Our money situation is so up in the air that the whole thing is really stressing me out.
In theory, my “wants” for videographers don’t sound too crazy. I want….
~Pre-ceremony, ceremony, and reception coverage, maybe 2 videographers
~A highlight film and a feature film, where the feature film is more like an hour as opposed to 15 minutes.
~More of a storytelling feel, not like a frantic music video. This is the main problem I find with a lot of the videographers, it seems to be all flash and no substance. Even in the highlight films, I like the ones where I feel like I know who the couple is, and how much they love each other. Not just seeing them dance frantically and see the cliche image of the girl’s dress hanging. Think videos that make people cry.
~The ability to have the raw footage on a hard drive (that we could provide), and for the films they provide to be burned to Blu-Ray.
I guess I’m so frustrated because I know that my soulmate videographer is out there. I know there is someone who meets all my requirements, and whose videos I will just ‘click’ with, and be UNDER 4k, preferably like $2750 for the full package. I just feel like I must not be looking in the right place. I have searched on WeddingBee, WeddingWire, Yelp, etc. and it is bumming me out.
Does anyone have any suggestions or videographer recommendations for Northern California that might fit this criteria?